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4/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oxnard technitian extracting water from loading dock Commercial buildings present their own unique challenges for water extraction in Oxnard.

Although finding a company capable of handling water removal from a warehouse in Oxnard may seem difficult, we at SERVPRO remain confident that we can handle even the largest of water removal and restoration projects in the area. Through superior logistics, networks of allied companies that act as a safety net should something go wrong, and industry-leading standards in equipment technology and availability, we handle water removal from large buildings without trouble. If you still have doubts, here are a few of the techniques we use to dry the place out quickly and thoroughly.

High-Volume Water Extraction
When a water removal project from a Oxnard warehouse calls for extraction of standing water, many companies balk at the prospect of handling such a large volume of liquid. Even worse, some may begin the extraction process under-equipped and poorly prepared, and may not remove water from the premises in time to prevent some of the worst damage from happening. We use truck-mounted extraction pumps to remove standing water as quickly as necessary, bringing in additional trucks as needed to make sure the building gets drained before damage can get any worse.

Fast Drying
Once standing water has been cleared, we can begin the process of drying the area out and eliminating moisture that has already soaked into materials in the building and stored objects. By creating targeted air currents throughout the building, we can pick up water droplets on a large scale before depositing them in buckets via our fast-acting chemical and thermal dehumidifying technology.

Care for Contents
Depending on what you have stored in the warehouse, we may have to use special preventative and restorative measures to protect the building's contents. If they present a safety hazard when mixed with water, be sure to let us know so that our technicians can don adequate personal protective equipment.

SERVPRO of Oxnard provides industry-leading care for our commercial customers in the aftermath of a disaster and has the resources required to handle even the largest projects. Contact us at (805)-984-2347.

Oxnard Fire!

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Male crew member assessing fire damage SERVPRO of Oxnard can make your fire damage "Like it never even happened"

When a fire ignites in a Oxnard home or business, SERVPRO of Oxnard is prepared to help make the fire “Like it never even happened,” by employing our 7-step fire restoration process. We’ve seen firsthand the effects that fires can have on properties as well as the lives of the people who live or work in them. It is of the utmost importance to us that we help our customers pick up the pieces and return to business as usual as soon as possible. Fires can be accompanied by distress and chaos, but by calling SERVPRO and trusting our thorough, 7-step method for restoring fire damage, you can relax. To learn more about each step of our fire restoration process, keep reading. It begins with your phone call.

  1. Emergency Contact

All it takes is one phone call to begin fire damage restoration services for your home or business. Make SERVPRO your first call after the fire has been extinguished so that we can design a plan of action tailored to your property’s specific needs. With this information in mind, we will make sure that we arrive on the site quickly, outfitted with the resources and equipment suitable for your home or business.

  1. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Upon arrival, our experienced fire damage team will examine your property in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the scope of the damage. When our team of fire damage experts arrives on the scene, they will survey the extent of the property’s fire damage. Depending on the scope of the fire, smoke, and soot loss, we will craft the most effective restoration plan for your home or business.

  1. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Services

As a result of a fire, roofs, windows, and doors can undergo damage, which can compromise other areas of the property, leaving them susceptible to additional damage. Therefore, our team will place boards and tarps overexposed areas in order to further protect your home or business.

  1. Water Removal and Drying

Water damage can be the product of the process of extinguishing the fire with water. If your property has experienced this type of water damage, our team will make sure to thoroughly remove all of the water present. First, we will tackle standing water. Then, we will use dehumidifiers and air movers to get rid of the remaining water. Both of these actions will guarantee that your home or business will be thoroughly dried.

  1. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

After a fire, there is often smoke and soot residue present on various surfaces, such as ceilings and walls. This step in our fire restoration process involves removing all traces of smoke and soot, which we accomplish with our specialized equipment.

  1. Cleaning and Sanitizing

Following the removal of smoke and soot, our focus is cleaning and sanitizing objects that have survived the fire. For every item that we can salvage, we will use our wide array of cleaning techniques to clean, sanitize, and disinfect them. We will also utilize our fogging equipment and industrial scrubbers to get rid of odors. Above all, we aim to provide your home or business with an exceptional clean.

  1. Restoration

The culminating step in our fire restoration process is completing any repair work necessary to restore your home or business to its condition before the fire. This work can range from minor repairs to major repairs. Minor repairs often entail anything from installing new carpet to replacing drywall or giving a room a fresh coat of paint. As for major repairs, we may rebuild or restore particular rooms or areas of the home or business that have been significantly damaged. In the end, we will have your property looking as good as new.

In Need of Fire Damage Restoration? We’re Only a Call Away

After a devastating fire, you need a team that you can trust to quickly and efficiently restore your home or business for a speedy return to normalcy. Remember that SERVPRO is ready to help and only one, quick call away. A fire can be stressful, regardless of whether it occurs in your home or your business. Our 7-step fire restoration process will ensure that every aspect of restoring your property is followed through completely. If your home or business has experienced a fire, be sure to call SERVPRO of Oxnard at 805-984-2347.

SERVPRO® of Oxnard Does Commercial Cleaning in Oxnard, CA

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Crew Commercial Cleaning A Building Call us today at 805-984-2347. We’ll take care of your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

According to the Insurance Journal, wind and hail damage account for 15 percent of small business property and liability claims in the U.S. We understand that every day your business is closed due to unanticipated property damage is a day of disruption to your clients and business. This is why SERVPRO® of Oxnard wants commercial business owners in Oxnard to know that when you experience damage to your property, SERVPRO® is ready and on-call to respond to your emergency and will immediately start the cleanup and restoration process. We’ll also help with the insurance paperwork and process. Here are some examples of the restoration services we may use to get your business back on track:

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move-Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

No matter what your cleanup and restoration needs may be, SERVPRO® of Oxnard wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to restore damage to businesses and residences in Oxnard. Call us today at 805-984-2347. We’ll take care of your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Intrusion In Your Oxnard, CA Home or Business?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment Call us today at 805-984-2347. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Statistics

Did you know that about one in fifty insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year? According to the Insurance Information Institute, (III), water damage was the third-highest cause of property damage insurance claims filed between 2014 and 2018, paying out on average $10,849 per loss. Water damage emergencies can occur for many reasons and the longer the damage is left untreated, the higher the cost of the repairs will be. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Oxnard uses advanced technology and inspection equipment in Bohemia to quickly identify the source of the water leak and will closely monitor and document the drying process through to completion. Depending on the nature of the water damage, we may use some or all of the following advanced equipment and techniques:

  • Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
  • Water Extraction Equipment:
  • Drying Equipment
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments

Call Us Today

SERVPRO of Oxnard wants commercial business owners and residents to know that we are on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day to respond to any size water damage emergency in Bohemia. Call us today at 805-984-2347. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Oxnard is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Storm Damage Can Happen At Any Time in Oxnard, CA

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Crewman Tarping Roof After Windstorm Securing your property is essential to protecting your possessions and reducing your temporary relocation. Contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347

Violent weather events are frequently followed by large loss recovery programs to help residents get their homes back to the condition they were in before the event. Our team of local technicians is expertly trained in the restoration of residential properties after storm-related incidents. We are here to both secure the structure, stop immediate losses before then carrying out a procedure to get your home back to its best. Our emergency services incorporate on-call technicians who can arrive quickly to your property and perform vital tasks that reduce immediate losses as well as the expense of your claim. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day to begin the loss recovery procedure.

When we deal with storm damage in Oxnard, there are several stages from assessment through to the restoration of your home. You may need general contractors, remodelers, or architects to perform major surgery on your home to get it back to its pre-storm state. Temporary relocations can be frustrating for homeowners who want a restoration that is delivered on time and on budget. However, none of these vital procedures can be carried out without the first step of securing the property. 

High-winds and rushing floodwaters can break through doors, windows, or harm roof tiles. If you are away over the weekend when a storm strikes, there is a real possibility of waterlogging affecting the structural integrity of your home. SERVPRO technicians can enter your property to perform a scoping task that not only secures the property but also creates the conditions for third-party rebuilding and repair to get underway as quickly as possible, thereby reducing the length of your time away from the property.

Scoping procedure is about creating a safe space for restorers, remodelers, and builders. Security is our first concern, and we can board up broken windows or doors using sturdy barriers to prevent unauthorized access to your home and secure your possessions. We can also restore power to the property and neutralize potential hazards. Inside the property, water can be extracted or pumped out, and any infectious waste removed. An initial cleaning process can also help to slow-down, or stop, further losses. Once we have secured the site, we can arrange for contractors on your behalf to carry out the large remodeling tasks required to return your home to its preloss condition. 

Securing your property is essential to protecting your possessions and reducing your temporary relocation. Contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 for emergency assistance.

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El daño de la tormenta puede ocurrir en cualquier momento en Oxnard, CA

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Crew Covering Wind Damaged Roof Asegurar su propiedad es esencial para proteger sus posesiones y reducir su reubicación temporal. Comuníquese con SERVPRO de Oxnard al (805) 984-2347

Los eventos climáticos violentos con frecuencia son seguidos por grandes programas de recuperación de pérdidas para ayudar a los residentes a que sus hogares vuelvan a la condición en la que se encontraban antes del evento. Nuestro equipo de técnicos locales está capacitado por expertos en la restauración de propiedades residenciales después de incidentes relacionados con la tormenta. Estamos aquí para asegurar la estructura, detener las pérdidas inmediatas antes de llevar a cabo un procedimiento para que su hogar vuelva a su mejor nivel. Nuestros servicios de emergencia incorporan técnicos de guardia que pueden llegar rápidamente a su propiedad y realizar tareas vitales que reducen las pérdidas inmediatas, así como el gasto de su reclamo. Puede contactarnos las veinticuatro horas del día para comenzar el procedimiento de recuperación de pérdidas.

Cuando lidiamos con daños por tormentas en Oxnard, hay varias etapas desde la evaluación hasta la restauración de su hogar. Es posible que necesite contratistas generales, remodeladores o arquitectos para realizar una cirugía mayor en su casa para que vuelva a su estado anterior a la tormenta. Las reubicaciones temporales pueden ser frustrantes para los propietarios de viviendas que desean una restauración que se entregue a tiempo y dentro del presupuesto. Sin embargo, ninguno de estos procedimientos vitales se puede llevar a cabo sin el primer paso para asegurar la propiedad. 

Los fuertes vientos y las aguas de inundación pueden atravesar puertas, ventanas o dañar las tejas. Si está fuera durante el fin de semana cuando ocurre una tormenta, existe una posibilidad real de que el anegamiento afecte la integridad estructural de su hogar. Los técnicos de SERVPRO pueden ingresar a su propiedad para realizar una tarea de alcance que no solo asegure la propiedad, sino que también cree las condiciones para que la reconstrucción y reparación de terceros se pongan en marcha lo más rápido posible, reduciendo así la duración de su tiempo fuera de la propiedad.

El procedimiento de alcance se trata de crear un espacio seguro para restauradores, remodeladores y constructores. La seguridad es nuestra primera preocupación, y podemos tapiar ventanas o puertas rotas utilizando barreras resistentes para evitar el acceso no autorizado a su hogar y asegurar sus posesiones. También podemos restaurar la energía en la propiedad y neutralizar los peligros potenciales. Dentro de la propiedad, se puede extraer o bombear agua, y eliminar cualquier residuo infeccioso. Un proceso de limpieza inicial también puede ayudar a ralentizar o detener más pérdidas. Una vez que hayamos asegurado el sitio, podemos hacer arreglos para que los contratistas en su nombre lleven a cabo las grandes tareas de remodelación requeridas para devolver su hogar a su condición previa a la pérdida.

Asegurar su propiedad es esencial para proteger sus posesiones y reducir su reubicación temporal. Comuníquese con SERVPRO de Oxnard al (805) 984-2347 para obtener asistencia de emergencia.

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Why Certified: SERVPRO Clean?

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oxnard Logo Call SERVPRO® of Oxnard at 805-984-2347 to schedule your Certified: SERVPRO Clean today!

SERVPRO® of Oxnard is qualified to clean and properly apply disinfectants according to the CDC’s protocols. 

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We have over 50 years of experience in cleaning and disinfecting contaminants, including biohazards. We have trained professionals and the proper equipment to go beyond standard cleaning services. We also have training certifications in COVID-19 decontamination. 

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as

  • Counters and tabletops 
  • Doorknobs 
  • Light switches 
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures (faucets, handrails, tubs & showers)
  • Tablets, keyboards & other office (home or business) equipment 

We also clean, soft surfaces such as: 

  • Carpets & rugs 
  • Upholstered furniture 
  • Exercise mats 

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas: 

Laundry such as clothing, towels, and linens

  • Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
  • It is safe to wash dirty laundry from a person who is sick with other people’s items.
  • If handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick, wear gloves and a mask.
  • Clean clothes hampers or laundry baskets according to guidance for surfaces.
  • Wash hands after handling dirty laundry.

Electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines

  • Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics, which makes cleaning and disinfecting easier.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for cleaning the electronic device.
  • For electronic surfaces that need to be disinfected, use a product on EPA List that meets manufacturer’s recommendations. Many of the products for electronics contain alcohol because it dries quickly.

Outdoor areas

  • Spraying cleaning products or disinfectants in outdoor areas – such as on sidewalks, roads, or groundcover – is not necessary, effective, or recommended.
  • High-touch surfaces made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars, play structures, and railings, should be cleaned regularly.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of wooden surfaces (such as wood play structures, benches, tables) or groundcovers (such as mulch and sand) are not recommended.

¿Por qué Certified: SERVPRO Clean?

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oxnard Logo ¡Llame a SERVPRO® de Oxnard al 805-984-2347 para programar su Certified: SERVPRO Clean hoy!

SERVPRO® de Oxnard está calificado para limpiar y aplicar adecuadamente desinfectantes de acuerdo con los protocolos de los CDC.

¿Por qué elegir SERVPRO?

Tenemos más de 50 años de experiencia en la limpieza y desinfección de contaminantes, incluidos los riesgos biológicos. Contamos con professionales capacitados y el equipo adecuado para ir más allá de los servicios de limpieza estándar. También contamos con certificaciones de capacitación en descontaminación COVID-19.

Limpiamos y desinfectamos superficies de alto contacto como:

  • Contadores y mesas
  • Pomos
  • Interruptores de luz
  • Inodoros y otros accesorios de baño (grifos, pasamanos, bañeras y duchas)
  • Tabletas, teclados y otros equipos de oficina (hogar o negocios)

También limpiamos superficies blandas como:

  • Alfombras y tapetes
  • Muebles tapizados
  • Colchonetas de ejercicio

Los CDC  recomiendan limpiar y desinfectar las siguientes áreas:

Lavandería como ropa, toallas y ropa de cama

  • Use el ajuste de agua más caliente apropiado y seque los artículos por completo.
  • Es seguro lavar la ropa sucia de una persona que está enferma con los artículos de otras personas.
  • Si manipula ropa sucia de una persona que está enferma, use guantes y una máscara.
  • Limpie los cestos de ropa o las cestas de lavandería de acuerdo con la guía para las superficies.
  • Lávese las manos después de manipular la ropa sucia.

Electrónica como tabletas, pantallas táctiles, teclados, controles remotos y cajeros automáticos

  • Considere poner una cubierta limpiable en los aparatos electrónicos, lo que facilita la limpieza y desinfección.
  • Siga las instrucciones y recomendaciones del fabricante para limpiar el dispositivo electrónico.
  • Para las superficies electrónicas que necesitan ser desinfectadas, use un producto en la Lista de la EPA que cumpla con las recomendaciones del fabricante. Muchos de los productos para productos electrónicos contienen alcohol porque se seca rápidamente.

Zonas exteriores

  • La pulverización de productos de limpieza o desinfectantes en áreas al aire libre, como en aceras, carreteras o cubiertas de suelo, no es necesaria, efectiva ni recomendada.
  • Las superficies de alto contacto hechas de plástico o metal, como barras de agarre, estructuras de juego y barandillas, deben limpiarse regularmente.
  • No se recomienda la limpieza y desinfección de superficies de madera (como estructuras de juego de madera, bancos, mesas) o cubiertas de suelo (como mantillo y arena).

SERVPRO has the Knowledge for Flooring Restoration After Oxnard Water Loss Event

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture Meter on Wood Flooring No matter what materials become affected by water exposure, our SERVPRO® of Oxnard team can help. Contact us today at (805) 984-2347.

Your home has many different flooring types, and our SERVPRO professionals have different tools and equipment that can help to restore these after water losses. Many materials compose the construction of your home's flooring, walls, and ceiling systems. Different strategies are necessary to remove water and moisture from these structural elements because so many materials make up your home. Our team of professionals has extensive training and experience to provide the ideal approach for whatever wet surface we encounter. 

Recognizing what tools are best for actions like water removal in your homes gets determined during the initial evaluation and damage assessment. Scoping the job is a process where our project manager and crew chief work with the customer to identify preloss conditions and pre-existing conditions so that we can return the property to its original state as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. 

Can You Remove Water from Carpeting?  

In areas like your living room and bedrooms, carpeting is one of the typical flooring types encountered in area homes. When migrating water reaches the fibers of carpeted floors, this moisture can get quickly absorbed. It is critical to remove water from carpeting as soon as possible so that moisture does not penetrate the padding and, eventually, the subflooring material. When reconstruction is necessary, the cost of recovery amplifies. Some of the water removal tools and practices for carpeted floors include: 

  • Carpet Wands – Wands are fierce attachments for wet vacuums and extractors that can pull water from the surface layer and the padding of carpeted floors. These tools are wise choices when the padding is getting replaced. 
  • Weighted Extractors – Stand on and ride on extraction tools can force the surface layer of carpeting and the padding together against the subflooring. This action forces moisture to the surface for an onboard vacuum to remove. 
  • Floating Practices – By placing a centrifugal air mover between the top and padding layers of carpeted floors, we can dry both of these materials simultaneously in a floating process. This style is risky as it could cause de-lamination from the primary and secondary backing of the carpet. 

Is Wood Flooring Salvageable After Water Damage?  

The composition of wood surfaces, especially flooring, makes it a sensitive material to standing surface water. Absorption can happen quickly, which can be disastrous if the water does not get removed quickly. Within as little as 48 hours, saturation can reach the point where it begins to warp and distort wood planks, leaving no option but removal and replacement. Some of the approaches for drying wood floors include: 

  • Air movers
  • Drying Mat System
  • Tenting 

Does Standing Water Damage Tile?  

Many homeowners believe that tile flooring is impenetrable, even to standing water. While it is far more difficult for water to breach even the grout joints between floor tile, a small opening or breach in this water-tight seal can allow penetration to the mortar bed and subflooring material. The water beneath tiling can be destructive and hard to detect initially. Our SERVPRO team can address potential concerns with a simple three-step formula for removing water: 

  • Extraction – We cannot determine the damage that standing water has done in areas like the kitchen or bathroom until we have removed it. There are multiple extractors, but often wet vacuums and electric submersible pumps are the common implements. 
  • Surface Moisture Meter – With pooling water addressed, our technicians can work to determine the damage to tile flooring and other exposed materials. Finding moisture pockets often falls to a surface moisture meter device or probing tool to identify if damp areas exist beneath the top layer. 
  • Drying Mats – If pockets of moisture get detected with thermal imagery and surface meters, we can lay drying mats to slowly draw moisture from the mortar bed and subflooring materials to preserve and protect these areas. 

Does SERVPRO Replace Flooring?  

We can offer effective solutions for extraction and drying after a full-service restoration and recovery team after a water loss incident. While we strive to restore before replacing, this is not always possible. We have a full team of licensed residential contractors that can repair and reinstall flooring materials that required discarding from water damages. In this way, we can seamlessly transition between mitigation and repairs to get you back to normal life as soon as possible. 

While you might not be able to avoid water loss incidents, you can choose the team that oversees your property's restoration and recovery. 

SERVPRO tiene el conocimiento para la restauración de pisos después de los eventos de pérdida de agua de Oxnard

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture Meter of Wood Floor No importa qué materiales se vean afectados por la exposición al agua, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO® de Oxnard  puede ayudar. Contáctenos hoy al(805) 984

Su casa tiene muchos tipos de pisos diferentes, y nuestros professionales de SERVPRO tienen diferentes herramientas y equipos que pueden ayudar a restaurarlos después de las pérdidas de agua. Muchos materiales componen la construcción de los sistemas de pisos, paredes y techos de su hogar. Se necesitan diferentes estrategias para eliminar el agua y la humedad de estos elementos estructurales porque muchos materiales componen su hogar. Nuestro equipo de professionales cuenta con una amplia formación y experiencia para proporcionar el enfoque ideal para cualquier superficie mojada que encontremos.

Reconocer qué herramientas son las mejores para acciones como la eliminación de agua en sus hogares se determina durante la evaluación inicial y la evaluación de daños. El alcance del trabajo es un proceso en el que nuestrogerente de proyecto y el jefe de equipo trabajan con el cliente para identificar las condiciones previas ala pérdida y las condiciones preexistentes para que podamos devolver la propiedad a su estado original de la manera más eficiente y rentable posible.

¿Se puede eliminar el agua de las alfombras?

En áreas como su sala de estar y dormitorios, la alfombra es uno de los tipos de pisos típicos que se encuentran en las casas del área. Cuando el agua migratoria llega a las fibras de los pisos alfombrados, esta humedad puede absorberse rápidamente. Es fundamental eliminar el agua de las alfombras lo antes posible para que la humedad no penetre en el acolchado y, eventualmente, en el material del subsuelo. Cuando la reconstrucción es necesaria, el costo de la recuperación se amplifica. Algunas de las herramientas y prácticas de eliminación de agua para pisos alfombrados incluyen:

  • Varitas de alfombra: las varitas son accesorios feroces para aspiradoras húmedas y extractores que pueden extraer agua de la capa superficial y el acolchado de los pisos alfombrados. Estas herramientas son opciones sabias cuando el relleno está siendo reemplazado. 
  • Extractores ponderados: párese y montar en herramientas de extracción que pueden forzar la capa superficial de la alfombra y el acolchado contra el subsuelo. Esta acción fuerza la humedad a la superficie para que se elimine un vacío a bordo. 
  • Prácticas de flotación: al colocar un motor de aire centrífugo entre la parte superior y las capas de relleno de los pisos alfombrados, podemos secar ambos materiales simultáneamente en un proceso flotante. Este estilo es arriesgado, ya que podría causar la deslaminación del respaldo primario y secundario de la alfombra. 

¿Los pisos de madera son rescatables después de daños por agua?

La composición de las superficies de madera, especialmente los pisos, lo convierte en un material sensible al agua superficial estancada. La absorción puede ocurrir rápidamente, lo que puede ser desastroso si el agua no se elimina rápidamente. En tan solo 48 horas, la saturación puede llegar al punto en que comienza a deformarse y distorsionar los tablones de madera, sin dejar otra opción que la eliminación y el reemplazo. Algunos de los enfoques para secar pisos de madera incluyen:

  • Motores de aire
  • Sistema de estera de secado
  • Tenting

¿El agua estancada daña las baldosas?

Muchos propietarios creen que los pisos de baldosas son impenetrables, incluso para el agua estancada. Si bien es mucho más difícil que el agua rompa incluso las juntas de lechada entre las baldosas del piso, una pequeña abertura o brecha en este sello estanco puede permitir la penetración en el lecho de mortero y el material subterráneo. El agua debajo de las baldosas puede ser destructiva y difícil de detectar inicialmente. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO puede abordar posibles preocupaciones con una fórmula simple de tres pasos para eliminar el agua:

  • Extracción – No podemos determinar el daño que el agua estancada ha hecho en áreas como la cocina o el baño hasta que la hayamos eliminado. Hay múltiples extractores, pero a menudo las aspiradoras húmedas y las bombas sumergibles eléctricas son los implementos comunes. 
  • Medidor de humedad superficial: con el agua de la piscina dirigida, nuestros técnicos pueden trabajar para determinar el daño a los pisos de baldosas y otros materiales expuestos. Encontrar bolsas de humedad a menudo cae en un dispositivo de medidor de humedad superficial o herramienta de sondeo para identificar si existen áreas húmedas debajo de la capa superior. 
  • Alfombras de secado: si se detectan bolsas de humedad con imágenes térmicas y medidores de superficie, podemos colocar esteras de secado para extraer lentamente la humedad del lecho del mortero y los materiales del subsuelo para preservar y proteger estas áreas.

¿SERVPRO reemplaza los pisos?

Podemos ofrecer soluciones efectivas para la extracción y el secado después de un equipo de restauración y recuperación de servicio completo después de un incidente de pérdida de agua. Si bien nos esforzamos por restaurar antes de reemplazar, esto no siempre es posible. Tenemos un equipo completo de contratistas residenciales con licencia que pueden reparar y reinstalar materiales de pisos que requirieron desecharlos por daños causados por agua. De esta manera, podemos hacer una transición sin problemas entre la mitigación y las reparaciones para que vuelva a la vida normal lo antes posible. 

Si bien es posible que no pueda evitar incidentes de pérdida de agua, puede elegir el equipo que supervisa la restauración y recuperación de su propiedad. 

Why Is Your Oxnard Yard Should Be Checked BEFORE It Storms

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Storm Damaged Fencing Protect your property by trimming your trees and shrubs before Mother Nature can damage it.

No matter where you live, your house can be at risk of a major storm. All types of natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, can wreak havoc on your home. While you may not be able to do anything about high-speed winds, there are certain steps you can take as a homeowner to minimize backyard destruction. Before the damage is irreparable, it is important to be prepare your home and backyard from these storms.

Here are a few tips to prepare your backyard from storm damage:

Be Smart About Planting Trees

In order to ensure you can be as prepared as possible for a storm, you should start by choosing the right trees to plant as a preventative step. “Florida Fancy” trees grow well in the Florida climate and are more hurricane resistant. According to research at the University of Florida, homeowners should avoid planting, trees that are shallow rooted in soft soil because they have a tendency to topple over in high winds. These trees could cause more backyard damage than others. Also, it is important to be cautious about where the trees are planted, making sure that the mature height will not interfere with fences, buildings, or powerlines.

Check All Trees and Shrubs

While it may be too late to consider the type of tree planted, you can inspect your plants for any rotting or damaged branches and roots. Dead branches and trees can easily fall in a storm and cause major damage. Also take time to remove any coconuts or large palm seeds, which can be potential hazards if they fall from a high up.

Check Drainage Areas

In case of heavy rain and flooding, you should make sure that all debris is removed from the storm drains and the path is clear. If there is something blocking water from being drained, there is an increased risk of flooding which can ruin your house and backyard.

Remove Any Storm Hazards

If there is any type of storm approaching, it is crucial to remove any objects outside that can get picked up by the wind or ruined by the elements. This often includes items such as toys, plants, lawn/patio furniture, pool items or anything else that is unable to be secured to the ground. It is also recommended by The South Florida Water Management District to do a running a check of the yard to determine whether any debris in your swales or drainage systems might prevent water from flowing away from your property.

¿Su patio de Oxnard está cubierto de maleza?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Cerca dañada por la tormenta No permita que sus árboles y arbustos crecidos dañen su propiedad durante una tormenta.

No importa dónde viva, su casa puede estar en riesgo de una tormenta importante. Todo tipo de desastres naturales, como huracanes o tornadoes, pueden causar estragos en su hogar. Si bien es posible que no pueda hacer nada con respecto a los vientos de alta velocidad, hay ciertos pasos que puede tomar como propietario de una casa para minimizar la destrucción del patio trasero. Antes de que el daño sea irreparable, es importante estar preparado para su hogar y patio trasero de estas tormentas.

Aquí hay algunos consejos para preparar su patio trasero del daño de la tormenta:

Sea inteligente al plantar árboles

Para asegurarse de que puede estar lo más preparado posible para una tormenta, debe comenzar eligiendo los árboles adecuados para plantar como un paso preventivo. Según una investigación de la Universidad de Florida, los propietarios deben evitar plantar árboles poco profundos enraizados en suelo blando porque tienen una tendencia a derrumbarse con fuertes vientos. Estos árboles podrían causar más daños en el patio trasero que otros. Además, es importante tener cuidado con el lugar donde se plantan los árboles, asegurándose de que la altura madura no interfiera con las cercas, edificios o líneas eléctricas.

Compruebe todos los árboles y arbustos

Si bien puede ser demasiado tarde para considerar el tipo de árbol plantado, puede inspeccionar sus plantas en busca de ramas y raíces podridas o dañadas. Las ramas y árboles muertos pueden caer fácilmente en una tormenta y causar daños importantes. También tómese el tiempo para eliminar los cocos o las semillas grandes de palma, que pueden ser peligros potenciales si caen desde lo alto.

Verifique las áreas de drenaje

En caso de fuertes lluvias e inundaciones, debe asegurarse de que todos los escombros se retiren de los desagües pluviales y que el camino esté despejado. Si hay algo que impide que el agua se drene, existe un mayor riesgo de inundaciones que pueden arruinar su casa y patio trasero.

Elimine cualquier peligro de tormenta

Si se acerca algún tipo de tormenta, es crucial eliminar cualquier objeto en el exterior que pueda ser recogido por el viento o arruinado por los elementos. Esto a menudo incluye artículos como juguetes, plantas, muebles de césped / patio, artículos de piscina o cualquier otra cosa que no se pueda asegurar al suelo. También se recomienda hacer una revisión del patio para determinar si los escombros en sus pantanos o sistemas de drenaje podrían evitar que el agua fluya lejos de su propiedad.

Oxnard Flood Tips

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

What to do in case of Flooding!

It is very important to know what to do in case a flood strikes in your neighborhood.  Especially if the local news is providing early warning signs of possible flash flooding in your area.  Being better prepared for floods can save your life and property.

Know the Difference between "Flood Watch" and "Flood Warnings".  "Flood Watch" means it is possible Flooding can or will occur. "Flood Warning" means the Flooding is Happening and Starting to Occur.

Basic Flash Flooding Tips while Driving or Walking:

  • Listen to your local News or Radio Stations
  • Avoid Driving or Walking through Flood Water
  • Moving Flood Water can knock you down or sweep your vehicle away
  • Do not go near downed power lines
  • Try and move to higher grounds when flooding occurs
  • If you’re in your Vehicle and Flood Water is not moving abandon your Vehicle
  • If you’re in your Vehicle and the Flood Water is moving stay in your Vehicle until safe
  • Avoid parking around streams, creeks and rivers during heavy rainfall

Basic Flash Flooding Tips for your Home: 

  • Listen to your Local News or Radio Station
  • Bring Outdoor Furniture inside
  • Set up Sandbags in Front of Entrances
  • Move important Indoor Belongings off the Ground or to the Upper Level of Home
  • Disconnect Electrical Appliances.  Be Careful you can get electrocuted if wet
  • Turn off Gas and Electricity at the Main Switch or Valve if Instructed

If Flooding occurs in your neighborhood and your home is affected; contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at 805-984-2347 and we would be more than happy to assist you.

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Consejos para inundaciones de Oxnard

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

¡Qué hacer en caso de inundación!

Es muy importante saber qué hacer en caso de que ocurra una inundación en su vecindario.  Especialmente si las noticias locales están proporcionando señales de alerta temprana de posibles inundaciones repentinas en su área.  Estar mejor preparado para las inundaciones puede salvar su vida y propiedad.

Conozca la diferencia entre "Alerta de inundación" y "Advertencias de inundación".  "Vigilancia de inundaciones" significa que es posible que ocurran o ocurrirán inundaciones. "Advertencia de inundación" significa que la inundación está sucediendo y comenzando a ocurrir.

Consejos básicos de inundación repentina mientras conduce o camina:

  • Escuche sus noticias o estaciones de radio locales
  • Evite conducir o caminar a través del agua de la inundación
  • Mover el agua de la inundación puede derribarlo o barrer su vehículo
  • No se acerque a las líneas eléctricas caídas
  • Trate de moverse a terrenos más altos cuando ocurra una inundación
  • Si está en su vehículo y el agua de la inundación no se está moviendo, abandone su vehículo
  • Si está en su vehículo y el agua de la inundación se está moviendo, permanezca en su vehículo hasta que esté seguro.
  • Evite estacionarse alrededor de arroyos, arroyos y ríos durante las fuertes lluvias

Consejos básicos de inundación repentina para su hogar:

  • Escuche sus noticias locales o estación de radio
  • Llevar muebles de exterior al interior
  • Instalar sacos de arena frente a las entradas
  • Mueva las pertenencias interiores importantes del suelo o al nivel superior de la casa
  • Desconecte los aparatos eléctricos.  Tenga cuidado de que pueda electrocutarse si está mojado
  • Apague el gas y la electricidad en el interruptor principal o la válvula si se le indica

Si se producen inundaciones en su vecindario y su hogar se ve afectado; comuníquese con SERVPRO de Oxnard  al  805-984-2347  y estaremos encantados de ayudarle.

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Fire and Smoke Cleaning in Oxnard CA

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

What is Fire Damage Clean Up?

Did you recently have a Fire Loss to your Property?  Is there Soot and Debris all over the Place?  And you don't know where to Start to get the Property back together and cleaned up?  

Calling SERVPRO of Oxnard can Help!  

Fire Damage Clean Up consists of Cleaning All the Soot and Debris from the Entire Properties Structure.  That is Cleaning everything from Floors to Ceilings, to every Window and Door within the Structure. Also, Cleaning all the Contents within the Structure, from Couches to Appliances.  There are many different Techniques used when performing the Clean Up, so calling in the Professionals is important.  

SERVPRO of Oxnard Specializes in Cleaning Properties that have been affected by Fire, Soot and Smoke.  From sorting through Debris, Deodorizing and Cleaning Walls and Contents. We take the appropriate steps necessary to get the Cleaning done correctly and efficiently. 

Call Us Now at 805-984-2347 for more Information on Fire Damage Clean Up!

Why Is SERVPRO of Oxnard So Crazy About Humidity Levels?

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Taking humidity levels on wall SERVPRO of Oxnard ALWAYS takes care to get normal humidity levels back after a Oxnard water damage.

SERVPRO Techs Use the Latest Water Damage Mitigation Equipment to Restore Oxnard Properties

Without warning, your home in Oxnard could sustain the presence of invasive water from various sources. Some clean, other filthy, these sources of water can leave your home drenched and at risk of serious harm.  

Homeowners do everything possible to guard their homes against wear, but water damage in Oxnard can take a toll that other disasters can only mimic. Water travels in almost every direction, meaning that merely cleaning it up is often not enough. SERVPRO technicians carry more than the extraction equipment in our Green Fleet. We also carry other tools and equipment that make it possible to mitigate your home efficiently, so it is soon “Like it never even happened,” again.  

Measuring the amount of moisture saturating different locations inside the house's walls and other structures is a crucial part of mitigation. Because we must know how much moisture is in different areas, and which areas are affected, we use hygrometers, infrared monitors, and other devices. These also reveal hidden moisture in places that appear dry on the surface.  

Removing materials that have succumbed to water damage makes it easy to see what areas need cleaning and wiping down, as opposed to areas that contain more extensively damaged materials. We remove all of the materials damaged by water and moisture so that after restoration, your home contains no hidden pockets of disintegrating materials.  

Drying to the recommended moisture content amounts helps reduce microbial colonization, humidity problems, and odor issues. Each of these issues and others requires attention directed at their cause. However, SERVPRO specialists understand that prevention is always preferable compared to mitigation, repairs, and restoration. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, we take proactive steps to reduce damage and keep it from occurring in undamaged areas. We also work as neatly as possible so restoration work can begin immediately, without delay.  

SERVPRO of Oxnard is always available to take your call about water damage and other disasters that threaten your property. We carry the equipment with us when we first arrive, making sure that we arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster and ready to begin the mitigation needed. Contact us at (805) 984-2347, any day of the year, day or night.

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Oxnard Commercial Fire and Water Restoration Services

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in commercial office Commercial Water and Fire damage has different challenges. Let SERVPRO of Oxnard overcome them.

Fire damage can cause significant problems for your business from the devastating consequences of a fire disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top five causes of fires in commercial facilities are issues with cooking equipment, heating units, electrical/lighting issues, smoking materials, and intentional fire starting.  

SERVPRO of Oxnard understands the function, size, and complexity differences in commercial fire and water losses.  We provide commercial restoration services for fire-damaged structures, affected tenants, and contents.  This includes understanding the variables and complexities when coordinating services among property owners and/or property managers, carrier representatives, and associated professionals engaged in the decision-making process.  Coordinating timely approval of workflow through decision-makers promotes efficiency in managing a project to completion.  It is also important to recognize and schedule the correct tools and equipment required to successfully complete a commercial remediation project.

SERVPRO of Oxnard is aware that using the proper tools and equipment on a commercial project is important to our ability to handle the loss. Some of the equipment used on a commercial loss will not differ from that used on a residential loss; however, the type and size of the equipment can differ substantially.  Commercial losses can require large-format desiccant dehumidifiers, portable dehumidifiers, and various heating and cooling units.  This type of equipment is used to focus on temperature and humidity control.  In addition, it may be necessary to use various extraction units, generators, power distribution devices, lighting, air movers, and air filtration devices. This type of equipment is used to focus on extraction, power, lighting, and airflow.  The use of monitoring, cleaning, and deodorization devices are important in commercial remediation due to the size of commercial losses.  In some cases, aerial work platforms, scaffolding, and material handling equipment may be needed for unique commercial loss situations. This type of equipment is used to focus on monitoring, cleaning, deodorization, lifts, and material handling.  Due to the size of commercial remediation projects, some projects may require additional labor and equipment resources.

SERVPRO of Oxnard has a well-developed network of local commercial subcontractors, vendors, and resource providers that it can rely upon should additional labor and equipment be required on a large scale project.  Having immediate access to quality vendors and subcontractors is vital to providing a fast response to our commercial clients.  Commercial projects require a systematic approach to proper coordination of decision-makers, tools, and equipment as well as labor and equipment that contribute to the successful completion of commercial cleaning and restoration projects.  

The following commercial fire damage statistics are provided by the NFPA:

Food Services:  From 2010-2014 there were an estimated 7,410 fires in food services facilities, which caused annual losses of $165 million in property damage.  Cooking equipment was the root cause of over 60% of those fires with electrical malfunctions the next highest cause.

Retail:  On average, 13,570 structure fires in stores and merchant properties each year, resulting in $604 million in property damage.  The average fire damage comes to $73,800 per facility.  Electrical issues are the primary cause of these fires.

Hospitality:  Each year the NFPA estimates there are 3,520 hotel/motel fires.  The main source of hotel fires happens in the kitchen.  Whether it’s the individual rooms’ kitchenette or the main kitchen of the hotel, 2 out of every 5 hotel fires start here.  Annual property damage estimates for the hospitality industry are around $84 million.

Education:  Education facilities have on average 4,980 structure fires resulting from cooking equipment issues in the cafeterias to intentionally set fires.  These fires cause around $70 million annually.  Seventy percent of educational facilities that have fire losses are nurseries, elementary, middle, and high schools. 

Healthcare:  5,750 healthcare facilities succumb to fire damage each year, with an astounding $50.4 billion in property damage.  A breakdown of healthcare structure fires shows 48% are in nursing homes, 22% in mental health facilities, 20% in hospitals, and 11% in doctors' offices.

Office Properties:  Office property fire damage has an annual estimate of $112 million with the top 3 fire sources being cooking equipment (6%), intentionally set (20%) and electrical/lighting (12%).

Fires put businesses out of business on a regular basis.  It's reported that 50-60% of businesses close following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, many of them had a preparedness plan in place.  At SERVPRO of Oxnard, we believe pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  We can help you be "Ready for whatever happens" which speaks trust to your clients and employees in the event your business is affected by a disaster.  By developing a SERVPRO of Oxnard Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

In the insurance claim process, a speedy restoration company response matters, and that is why SERVPRO of Oxnard is Faster to Any Size Disaster. 805-484-5009

Oxnard Servicios Comerciales de Restauración de Incendios y Agua

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Los daños por incendio pueden causar  problemas significativos  para su  negocio  debido a las consecuencias devastadoras de un desastre por incendio. Según la  Asociación Nacional de Protección contra Incendios  (NFPA), las cinco principales causas de incendios en instalaciones comerciales son problemas con equipos de cocina, unidades de calefacción, problemas eléctricos / de iluminación, materiales para fumar y el inicio intencional de incendios.

SERVPRO de Oxnard entiende las diferencias de función, tamaño y complejidad en las pérdidas comerciales por incendios y agua.  Brindamos servicios de restauración comercial para estructuras dañadas por incendios, inquilinos afectados y contenidos.  Esto incluye comprender las variables y complejidades al coordinar los servicios entre los propietarios y / o administradores de propiedades, representantes de transportistas y professionales asociados involucrados en el proceso de toma de decisiones.  Coordinar la aprobación oportuna del flujo de trabajo a través de los responsables de la toma de decisiones promueve la eficiencia en la gestión de un proyecto hasta su finalización.  También es importante reconocer y programar las herramientas y el equipo correctos necesarios para completar con éxito un proyecto de remediación comercial.

SERVPRO de Oxnard es consciente de que el uso de las herramientas y equipos adecuados en un proyecto comercial es importante para nuestra capacidad de manejar la pérdida. Algunos de los equipos utilizados en una pérdida comercial no diferirán de los utilizados en una pérdida residencial; sin embargo, el tipo y el tamaño del equipo pueden diferir sustancialmente.  Las pérdidas comerciales pueden requerir deshumidificadores desecantes de gran formato, deshumidificadores portátiles y varias unidades de calefacción y refrigeración.  Este tipo de equipo se utiliza para centrarse en el control de la temperatura y la humedad.  Además, puede ser necesario utilizar varias unidades de extracción, generadores, dispositivos de distribución de energía, iluminación, motores de aire y dispositivos de filtración de aire. Este tipo de equipo se utiliza para centrarse en la extracción, la potencia, la iluminación y el flujo de aire.  El uso de dispositivos de monitoreo, limpieza y desodorización son importantes en la remediación comercial debido al tamaño de las pérdidas comerciales.  En algunos casos, las plataformas de trabajo aéreas, los andamios y el equipo de manejo de materiales pueden ser necesarios para situaciones únicas de pérdida comercial. Este tipo de equipo se utiliza para centrarse en el monitoreo, la limpieza, la desodorización, los ascensores y el manejo de materiales.  Debido al tamaño de los proyectos de remediación comercial, algunos proyectos pueden requerir mano de obra adicional y recursos de equipo.

SERVPRO de Oxnard  tiene una red bien desarrollada de subcontratistas comerciales locales, proveedores y proveedores de recursos en los que puede confiar en caso de que se requiera mano de obra y equipo adicionales en un proyecto a gran escala.  Tener acceso inmediato a proveedores y subcontratistas de calidad es vital para proporcionar una respuesta rápida a nuestros clientes comerciales.  Los proyectos comerciales requieren un enfoque sistemático para la coordinación adecuada de los tomadores de decisiones, herramientas y equipos, así como mano de obra y equipos que contribuyen a la finalización exitosa de proyectos comerciales de limpieza y restauración.  

Las siguientes estadísticas de daños por incendios comerciales son proporcionadas por la NFPA:

Servicios de alimentos: De 2010 a 2014 hubo un estimado de 7,410 incendios en instalaciones de servicios de alimentos, lo que causó pérdidas anuales de $ 165 millones en daños a la propiedad.  Los equipos de cocina fueron la causa principal de más del 60% de esos incendios, con fallas eléctricas, la siguiente causa más alta.

Venta al por menor: En promedio, 13,570 incendios de estructuras en tiendas y propiedades comerciales cada año, lo que resulta en $ 604 millones en daños a la propiedad.  El daño promedio por incendio es de $ 73,800 por instalación.  Los problemas eléctricos son la causa principal de estos incendios.

Hospitalidad: Cada año, la NFPA estima que hay 3,520 incendios de hoteles / moteles.  La principal fuente de incendios de hoteles ocurre en la cocina.  Ya sea la cocina de las habitaciones individuales o la cocina principal del hotel, 2 de cada 5 incendios del hotel comienzan aquí.  Las estimaciones anuales de daños a la propiedad para la industria de la hospitalidad son de alrededor de $ 84 millones.

Educación: Las instalaciones educativas tienen en promedio 4,980 incendios de estructuras como resultado de problemas con equipos de cocina en las cafeterías para provocar incendios intencionalmente.  Estos incendios causan alrededor de $ 70 millones anuales.  El setenta por ciento de las instalaciones educativas que tienen pérdidas por incendio son guarderías, escuelas primarias, intermedias y secundarias. 

Atención médica: 5,750 centros de salud sucumben a daños por incendio cada año, con la asombrosa cantidad de $ 50.4 mil millones en daños a la propiedad.  Un desglose de los incendios de la estructura de atención médica muestra que el 48% se encuentra en hogares de ancianos, el 22% en centros de salud mental, el 20% en hospitales y el 11% en consultorios médicos.

Propiedades de oficinas: Los daños por incendio de propiedades de oficinas tienen una estimación anual de $ 112 millones, y las 3 principales fuentes de fuego son equipos de cocina (6%), configurados intencionalmente (20%) y eléctricos / iluminación (12%).

Los incendios ponen a las empresas fuera del negocio de forma regular.  Se informa que el 50-60% de las empresas cierran después de un desastre. De las empresas que sobreviven, muchas de ellas tenían un plan de preparación en marcha.  En SERVPRO de  Oxnard,creemos que la planificación previa puede servir como una póliza de seguro dirigida a la tranquilidad.  Podemos ayudarlo a estar "Listo para lo que suceda", lo que habla de confianza a sus clientes y empleados en caso de que su negocio se vea afectado por un desastre.  Al desarrollar un  SERVPRO de  Oxnard Emergency READY Profile (ERP)  para su negocio, minimiza la interrupción del negocio al tener un plan de acción inmediato. Saber qué hacer y qué esperar de antemano es la clave para la mitigación oportuna y puede ayudar a minimizar cómo el daño por agua e incendios puede afectar su negocio.

En el proceso de reclamo de seguros, una respuesta rápida de la compañía de restauración es importante, y es por eso que SERVPRO de  Oxnard  es más rápido para cualquier desastre de tamaño. 805-484-5009

SERVPRO Tackles Fire Cleanup For Your Oxnard Home

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage brings many challenges.

There is damage from the flames and smoke, water or extinguishing agents and odor. The proper cleanup for all of these factors must happen before any rebuilding, or structural restorations begin.

When our SERVPRO team takes on fire cleanup in a Oxnard home, we first scope the room to access the scale of the damage and contain the area if there are unaffected portions of the property. Then we immediately remove items too charred or otherwise in non-restorable condition because at that point they contribute nothing but odor.

We work with both the homeowner and the insurance adjuster and keep them informed with each phase of our restoration so we can stay within the parameters of what insurance covers as well as the budget. We take time during cleaning to ensure it is correctly mitigated to avoid additional damages such as mold from water not removed or foul odors from soot.

Our technicians remove all the debris and work on extraction of water or removal of fire extinguisher residue using handheld vacuums with HEPA filtration to capture to the tiny soot particles. If the odor-causing particulates are not removed or neutralized unpleasant smoke odors remain.

Ventilation is a key component during fire loss restoration, even during the drying phase to remove any remaining moisture. After drying, any areas affected by the fire are both cleaned and disinfected.

SERVPRO technicians have many certifications in the restoration sciences, among them is Odor Control. Soot smaller than the human eye can see can cause foul odors, and is most often found embedded in porous building materials and home contents.

We have equipment ranging from machines that capture and eradicate odorous particulate at the molecular level such as Hydroxyl Generators or Ozone machines. Our technicians also have manual applications to fight fire odors such as thermal fogging that travels throughout the smoke-affected areas and neutralizes odors that have permeated deeply within porous materials. When our technicians finish with the mitigation of the fire loss, the property is left ready for rebuilding with no reminders of the fire.

Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805)-984-2347. Our emergency response crew is available 24/7 to make the fire loss in your home “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO aborda la limpieza de incendios para su hogar en Oxnard

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

El daño por incendio trae muchos desafíos. Hay daños por las llamas y el humo, el agua o los agentes extintores y el olor. La limpieza adecuada para todos estos factores debe ocurrir antes de que comience cualquier reconstrucción o restauración estructural.

Cuando nuestro equipo de SERVPRO se encarga de la limpieza de incendios en una casa de Oxnard,  primero exploramos la habitación para acceder a la escala del daño y contener el área si hay partes no afectadas de la propiedad. Luego retiramos inmediatamente los artículos demasiado carbonizados o en condiciones no restaurables porque en ese punto no aportan nada más que olor.

Trabajamos tanto con el propietario como con el ajustador de seguros y los mantenemos informados con cada fase de nuestra restauración para que podamos mantenernos dentro de los parámetros de lo que cubre el seguro, así como el presupuesto. Nos tomamos el tiempo durante la limpieza para asegurarnos de que se mitigue correctamente para evitar daños adicionales, como el moho del agua no eliminada o los malos olores del hollín.

Nuestros técnicos eliminan todos los escombros y trabajan en la extracción de agua o la eliminación de residuos de extintores de incendios  utilizando aspiradoras de mano con filtración HEPA para capturar las diminutas partículas de hollín. Si las partículas que causan el olor no se eliminan o neutralizan los olores desagradables del humo permanecen.

La ventilación es un componente clave durante la restauración de la pérdida por incendio, incluso durante la fase de secado para eliminar la humedad restante. Después del secado, las áreas afectadas por el fuego se limpian y desinfectan.

Los técnicos de SERVPRO tienen muchas certificaciones en las ciencias de la restauración, entre ellas se encuentra el Control de Olores. El hollín más pequeño de lo que el ojo humano puede ver puede causar malos olores, y  se encuentra con mayor frecuencia incrustado en materiales de construcción porosos y contenido del hogar.

Contamos con equipos que van desde máquinas que capturan y erradican partículas olorosas a nivel molecular como Generadores de Hidroxilo o Máquinas de Ozono. Nuestros técnicos también tienen aplicaciones manuales para combatir los olores de los incendios, como el empañamiento térmico que viaja por las áreas afectadas por el humo y neutraliza los olores que han penetrado profundamente dentro de los materiales porosos. Cuando nuestros técnicos terminan con la mitigación de la pérdida por incendio, la propiedad se deja lista para la reconstrucción sin recordatorios del incendio.

Póngase en contacto con los professionales de SERVPRO  de  Oxnard al (805) -984-2347. Nuestro equipo de respuesta a emergencias está disponible las 24 semanas del día, los 7 días de la semana para hacer que la pérdida por incendio en su hogar "como si nunca hubiera sucedido".

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Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Oxnard!

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Detecting moisture around visible mold on drywall If you see this, Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at 805-984-2347

Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO of Oxnard Understand the Damage Mold can do to Oxnard, CA Homes and Provide Mold Remediation

If you see or smell mold, you want to get professional help immediately. Mold spreads rapidly, and the fungi can destroy the content and structural elements of your home. At SERVPRO, we provide mold removal services following the strictest guidelines.

What Are SERVPRO’s Guidelines & Standards for Mold Remediation?

Mold removal companies in Oxnard, CA use various guidelines for mold removal. At SERVPRO, we follow both the EPA mold remediation guidelines and the IICRC standards. We do everything possible to ensure the mold gets removed from your home. Because mold spores are everywhere, it is impossible to remove 100% of the mold, but we can address the problem that allows it to grow. The EPA recommends:

  • Cleaning and drying moldy materials
  • Discarding moldy items that cannot be cleaned
  • Dry non-mold items within 48 hours

SERVPRO does this and more.

IICRC Mold Remediation Standards

Safety is paramount, and because mold can cause health effects, we take it very seriously. The standards we follow here include:

  • Providing for health & safety
  • Documenting the conditions & processes
  • Controlling the mold contaminant at the source
  • Removing contamination
  • Correcting the moisture problem

Once we have done all the above and the home has been disinfected, we proceed with the final restoration. If you have a problem with black mold and need mold inspections, remediations and removal, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at 805-984-2347.

How Can SERVPRO of Oxnard Save My Hardwood Floor

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Floor Dying System Drying wood floors can be tricky. SERVPRO of Oxnard is the solution at 805-984-2347

Professional Water Removal Strategies Save Hardwood Floors In Oxnard, CA

Although all structural components in your Oxnard, CA home can suffer harm after a water loss, floors take a beating. Some recent innovations in flooring materials such as laminates frequently do not survive a soaking, requiring removal and replacement. Traditional hardwood floors, however, are generally more durable, especially if our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team of managers and technicians arrive quickly and begin water extraction services as soon as possible.

Professional Assessment and Planning

Our crew leads and project managers assess every project individually, planning water removal for your Oxnard, CAresidence by evaluating the unique circumstances surrounding the disaster. The quantity of water, length of time since the event, contamination concerns, and migration from the original site are some of the aspects considered. We also look carefully at the type and condition of the materials damaged by the water to determine the next steps.

Moisture Location Devices Clarify the Damage Dimensions

SERVPRO uses sensitive moisture measuring and thermal imaging equipment to sketch out an accurate perimeter of where the water on your hardwood floor eventually migrated. Each plank edge permits moisture to seep down to the subfloor, and water can force its way into building cavities between walls at the baseboards. Once the surface sweep of the water extractors completes, it might seem as though all the water is gone, but the sensors show a different story.

Hardwood Floors Respond Well to Negative Air Pressure Strategy

When water soaks the subfloor, that residual moisture can wick back up, exposing the hardwood surface to the risk of permanent distortion. Cupping, crowning, and buckling are all possible unless the moisture content reduces to normal levels. SERVPRO uses negative air pressure to suction the water from multiple levels of flooring materials. Our technicians place floor mats over areas with high moisture readings and attach the mats to hoses connected to high-efficiency extractors. As the moisture decreases in an area, we reposition the mats until readings indicate the water removal goal is met.

SERVPRO of Oxnard utilizes technological advancements in moisture detection and water removal to protect your investment in beautiful hardwood floors. Call 805-984-2347 to schedule a professional water remediation assessment and project planning.

Are Your Oxnard Carpets Being Neglected?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

partially cleaned carpets Don't neglect your investment. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard now! 805-984-2347

Did you know that your carpets and other soft textiles are your primary air filters in your home and business?

By maintaining these textiles you drastically improve the indoor air quality (IAQ). Let SERVPRO of Oxnard's IICRC Certified technicians refresh and revive your investments and remove all the dust, dander, and other contaminants that get embedded that your regular vacuuming cannot remove. We use State of the Art Truck mount technology that allows us to clean surfaces from concrete to the most delicate silks.

Your new carpet warranty could be at risk

Most manufacturers recommend cleaning by an IICRC Certified Firm  using Truck mount technology so as to not void your investment’s warranty. Call us today at 805.984.2347 to book your appointment now!

Why You Shouldn't Dry Your Home By Yourself

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Heroes Don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Oxnard at 805-984-2347 when you see the first signs of water damage!

Benefits of Professional Water Damage Restoration In your Oxnard Home

When you have water damage within your home, your initial thought might be to initiate the cleanup on your own. However, when it comes to something like water removal, it is best to call in the trained professionals at SERVPRO to get the job done. Our equipment and technology go well beyond any of the rags, mops, and wet-dry vacuums that homeowners generally have on hand.

Water moves quickly, meaning that it can migrate well past the point of origin in a flash. This means that you need to spring into action to have water removal in Oxnard that saves your interior, furnishings, personal belongings, and building materials from excessive damage.


We have trained technicians on our team using advanced technology to assess your property and determine the path that the water has taken. Our equipment allows us to extract all of the water and commence with drying so that we can eliminate the onset of potentially hazardous mold and foul odors. Such equipment is able to handle all kinds of flooring, including your carpets, padding, hardwood floors, tile, and cement. 

We Assist with Rebuilding

With any water loss situation, the water can ruin your sheetrock and flooring. When this happens, materials damaged beyond repair must be removed during the restoration process. SERVPRO technicians make sure that unsalvageable materials are removed and that they are replaced (California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710) to make everything on your interior look “Like it never even happened.”

Know the Signs of Mold

Another reason to choose SERVPRO for water removal and cleanup is that mold spores can spread quickly in as little as 24-hours after the water emergency in your home. We have extensive knowledge and all of the right tools to complete mold remediation to make sure that your household is clean and safe for you to resume your regular daily activities.

When it comes to water removal, we are the team to call at SERVPRO of Oxnard. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency cleanup and restoration. Give us a call at (805) 984-2347, and we can send out a team ready to get started as soon as possible.

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Oxnard Homeowners Should Never Do This Alone

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs inspecting smoke damage No one should ever go through this alone. SERVPRO of Oxnard can help at 805-984-2347

Fire damage brings several problems for a homeowner. Besides the direct damage from the fire, water damage from extinguishing the blaze plus the smoke residue and odor need addressing.

Fire smoke cleanup in your Oxnard home without proper equipment leaves your home open for secondary damages such as foul odors and mold. It is imperative to outsource the task to a professional mitigation company to avoid additional issues.

During the initial call, we gather information regarding the fire loss, and we often instruct the homeowner to avoid the area where the fire occurred and turn off the HVAC to prevent spreading soot in the ductwork.

When SERVPRO technicians arrive onsite, they test the smoke to see what kind of smoke is in the affected area of the home and contain the space to stop any further spreading of particles. Technicians remove objects and building materials too charred for restoration as they contribute only odors and the potential for spreading soot.

Depending on the type of smoke determined by testing, our technicians choose among three main kinds of cleaning methods: wet cleaning, dry cleaning, and peroxide-based cleaning.

Wet and dry cleaning uses sponges by hand or on poles and our proprietary formulas to attract soot to the sponge and remove it from walls and surfaces. Wet sponges work best with greasy films left behind by burned synthetic materials including plastic and rubber. Also, painted surfaces, wood and metal benefit from wet cleaning efforts. Dry sponges work on lighter, easier-to-remove smoke residues.

The application of peroxide-based cleaning happens on a case-by-case basis as it has the potential for bleaching. This method proves efficient for the removal of soot from acoustic ceiling tiles.

Once SERVPRO performs cleanup and disinfection on the fire loss areas, they inspect and clean the ductwork if needed. This action may include the use of professional equipment to neutralize lingering odors and filter change in the HVAC.

SERVPRO of Oxnard knows that even a small amount of fire damage leaves significant odors when inadequate fire smoke cleanup happens. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our certified technicians will make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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We Can Help Prevent Oxnard Fire Damage Caused By Appliances

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Improper Dryer Care Can Cause Fires in Your Oxnard Home

The appliances in your Oxnard home help to make life more comfortable but taking care of them and using them correctly is critical to a longer life and safe operation. Dryers, for example, can become dangerous if they do not get used properly, and this can result in disasters like fires occurring in the residence. Understanding how these situations happen and what can occur to restore the damage is essential knowledge for the modern homeowner.

While you might not think of your dryer as a source for fire damage in your Oxnard home, this disaster can occur more readily than most homeowners believe. Often, these combustions occur when the excessive heat (often upwards of 500 degrees or more) ignites lint or other loose debris within and around the drum. Preventing this situation from occurring is often little more than ensuring that between uses, the lint trap gets cleared of any collected buildup and that your ventilation discharge hose remains clear of buildup as well. We also inspect and can clean out the venting system for the appliance to increase efficiency and reduce potential fires.

Often homeowners are unaware of the severity of cleaning out their lint filters often, and fire can result. When a disaster like this occurs, the effects can spread far beyond the laundry area of your home and affect multiple rooms and floors. Our SERVPRO® of Oxnard professionals can arrive quickly to begin our thorough assessment of this damage to determine the best approach to restore it efficiently and cost-effectively.

From our initial mitigation work with packing out at-risk items and removing harmful particulates from the air inside your home to our licensed reconstruction contractors within our team that can rebuild overly damaged areas of your property, we offer a comprehensive package to our customers that make the restoration work as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Fires can begin from many sources, but appliances can easily ignite a blaze without the proper management and use

If you experience a disaster that damages your property, let our SERVPRO® of Oxnard rapid response team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

Your Contents Need Evaluating After an Oxnard Fire

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

When fire losses occur

the care and focus that goes into the recovery and protection of contents in your Oxnard home can make a considerable difference. Cleaning and restoration after fire damage are rarely cheap and fast, so the steps that can get taken immediately to preserve your belongings can both reduce loss and limit the out-of-pocket expenses of our customers.

With a dedicated division of recovery specialists

trained to handle possessions and restore them to their original condition safely, content management has become a staple of successful fire damage recovery in Oxnard properties. The evaluation of these items occurs during the scoping phase of the project. Because it is vital to begin work as promptly as possible to ensure the best protection for your belongings and the structural elements of your house, we work to arrive at a fire-damaged address within four hours of the initial notification of loss.

Scoping of the work falls to the competent project management and crew chief arriving at the scene. Residues present some of the most substantial risks for permanent damage when literal combustion and charring has not marred the materials. The presence of water and soot continually exposes the item to an acidic composition of the residue, which can both stain and scar the surface. Many affected surfaces in your home must get replaced or resurfaced by our SERVPRO team after widespread fire loss damage.

In-house restoration of these belongings is the ideal approach for our SERVPRO team. Cleaning and restoring contents without moving them to our facility reduces costs. If soot damage is too considerable to clean without immersion cleaning techniques or other sophisticated practices available in our nearby warehouse, we can safely move your belongings as necessary.

We strive to provide every customer with effective content management solutions. Your belongings are often what makes your house a home, and we realize the importance of protecting and restoring what we can of irreplaceable belongings. Give our SERVPRO® of Oxnard team a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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Oxnard Water Damage Specialists Should Be the Only Ones Handling your Water Damage

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Professionals Can Handle Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home Better

Water damage is unpleasant to handle. Water can leave unsightly stains on ceilings, floors, and walls. Moisture can ruin furniture, carpets, and rugs, and if the damage is severe, you may have to discard them. An example is when water causes a carpet to get delaminated, meaning that the backing has separated from the actual carpet.

Moisture can lead to mold

which can cause health effects to people living in the house. As you deal with water damage in your Oxnard home, many questions can race through your mind, including whether to call for professional help or to clean up the affected surfaces yourself. Contacting a licensed restoration company like SERVPRO is essential since we can help you handle this problem efficiently.

Pooling water is a clear sign that water damage has happened in your home. However, sometimes, it can happen in less dramatic ways. Some other indications of water damage include:

    •    Visible mold on walls and ceilings
    •    Blistering, stains, and discoloration of walls
    •    Rotting odors
    •    Cracks on the walls, floors, and drywall
    •    Warped or bowed walls

It is overwhelming to deal with such issues on your own. 

Our technicians are knowledgeable about building and material science. We do not merely place drying equipment in a home, but instead, establish a drying plan based on the challenges and needs of a project. We can anticipate many issues and limit surprises. Our restorers can remove the water and dry your home quickly using pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to minimize exposure time. Removing the water and moisture speedily limits the chance of primary and secondary damage occurring.

Water can hide in challenging areas. Our SERVPRO team can carefully inspect the areas of your home where water has intruded and defined the extent to which contents and structure have absorbed moisture beyond normal levels. We can use thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, or moisture sensors to check for hidden moisture and then dry your home thoroughly.

Hiring one competent company for the entire restoration process can help you reduce costs and save time. We can simplify the restoration process by performing the initial cleanup work and rebuilding the affected areas. Some steps we can take to restore your home to full functionality include:

    •    Repairing the above-ground structural components of the house, such as doorways and window frames, exterior walls, and floors.
    •    Patching cracks in mortar and the foundation.
    •    Waterproofing essential elements of your home to ensure that the problem does not occur again.

When you have a water intrusion issue in your home, SERVPRO® of Oxnard can help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime at (805) 984-2347 for quick restoration services.

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Does Your New Oxnard Business Have Asbestos Issues

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can and will get your asbestos issues under control.

New construction for Oxnard businesses does not always mean an entirely new building. With many older structures looking to get repurposed into the profitable businesses of tomorrow, certain demolition and renovation are necessary to make the property your own. With older buildings, refurbishment comes with the distinct threat of encountering asbestos – a formerly common insulation material now deemed hazardous. Once you have uncovered this material, it is best to leave abatement to qualified professionals like ours to ensure that your construction schedule does not take a substantial hit. 

Asbestos abatement in Oxnard refurbishment projects must happen carefully. Our SERVPRO professionals have training specific to the identification of asbestos materials throughout a building, including what has gotten used as a fire retardant for inaccessible areas or entire panels installed elsewhere on the property. We are licensed specialists, and can perform the work under a General Contractor License (#892710) to meet the strict California regulations and guidelines for both removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material (ACM.)

With the fibers of this carcinogenic material being a hazard to the wellbeing of our technicians and others exposed, containment and confident action are vital to reduce these risks. Before this work continues, it is crucial to get all of the workers in the building out to address the newly discovered threat, how widespread this situation is, and design a plan for safe removal. EPA testing can confirm the presence of asbestos in the environment, and once confirmed, exposed areas get isolated much like mold remediation projects with physical barriers and negative air machines fitted with HEPA filters. 

For any asbestos abatement projects occurring in the state, it is important to trust a team accredited through the California State Licensing Board (#892710), who works to adhere to the limitations and regulations for air quality concerns, employee safety, removal processes, and even proper disposal. Uninsured and unprofessional outfits can not only put your safety in question, but open your fledgling business up to steep fines from governing bodies. 

Personal protective equipment is vital to this work that our SERVPRO professionals do. We use fitted respirators tailored to the individual technician, full-body Tyvek suits with hoods, and gloves that can reduce our exposure when beginning the removal of this material, often with a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner designed specifically for asbestos. This class H equipment is much more powerful and can contain fibers even when our traditional HEPA filter vacuums cannot. 

You might not always want to invest in full new construction when prime real estate exists elsewhere that requires refurbishment and renovation instead. Be aware of potential risks in properties that got constructed before 1985, and if in doubt, let our SERVPRO of Oxnard help with a thorough inspection and abatement process when necessary. Give us a call at (805) 984-2347.

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¿Su Nuevo Negocio Oxnard Tiene Problemas de Asbesto?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO puede y tendrá sus problemas de asbesto bajo control.

La nueva construcción para las empresas oxnard no siempre significa un edificio completamente nuevo. Con muchas estructuras más antiguas que buscan ser reutilizadas en los negocios rentables del mañana, ciertas demoliciones y renovaciones son necesarias para hacer que la propiedad sea suya. Con los edificios más antiguos, la renovación viene con la clara amenaza de encontrar asbesto, un material de aislamiento anteriormente común que ahora se considera peligroso. Una vez que haya descubierto este material, lo mejor es dejar la reducción a professionales calificados como el nuestro para asegurarse de que su horario de construcción no tenga un impacto sustancial.

La reducción del amianto en los proyectos de renovación de Oxnard debe producirse con cuidado. Nuestros professionales de SERVPRO tienen capacitación específica para la identificación de materiales de asbesto en todo un edificio, incluyendo lo que se ha utilizado como retardante de fuego para áreas inaccesibles o paneles enteros instalados en otros lugares de la propiedad. Somos especialistas con licencia, y podemos realizar el trabajo bajo una Licencia de Contratista General (#892710) para cumplir con las estrictas regulaciones y pautas de California para la eliminación y eliminación de material que contiene asbesto (ACM).

Dado que las fibras de este material cancerígeno son un peligro para el bienestar de nuestros técnicos y otros expuestos, la contención y la acción segura son vitales para reducir estos riesgos. Antes de que este trabajo continúe, es crucial sacar a todos los trabajadores del edificio para abordar la amenaza recién descubierta, cuán extendida está esta situación y diseñar un plan para la eliminación segura. Las pruebas de la EPA pueden confirmar la presencia de asbesto en el medio ambiente, y una vez confirmadas, las áreas expuestas se aíslan al igual que los proyectos de remediación de moho con barreras físicas y máquinas de aire negativas equipadas con filtros HEPA.

Para cualquier proyecto de reducción de asbesto  que ocurra en el estado, es importante confiar en un equipo acreditado a través de la Junta de Licencias del Estado de California (#892710), que trabaja para cumplir con las limitaciones y regulaciones para las preocupaciones de calidad del aire, seguridad de los empleados, procesos de eliminación e incluso eliminación adecuada. Los trajes sin seguro y no professionales no solo pueden poner su seguridad en duda, sino también abrir su negocio en ciernes a fuertes multas de los órganos de gobierno. 

El equipo de protección personal es vital para este trabajo que realizan nuestros professionales de SERVPRO. Utilizamos respiradores ajustados adaptados al técnico individual, trajes Tyvek de cuerpo completo con capuchas y guantes que pueden reducir nuestra exposición al comenzar la eliminación de este material, a menudo con una aspiradora de última generación diseñada específicamente para el asbesto. Este equipo de clase H es mucho más potente y puede contener fibras incluso cuando nuestros aspiradores de filtro HEPA tradicionales no pueden.

Es posible que no siempre desee invertir en una nueva construcción completa cuando existen bienes raíces de primera calidad en otros lugares que requieren renovación y renovación en su lugar. Tenga en cuenta los riesgos potenciales en las propiedades que se construyeron antes de 1985, y en caso de duda, deje que nuestro SERVPRO de Oxnard  ayude con un proceso de inspección y reducción exhaustivo cuando sea necesario. Llámenos al (805) 984-2347.

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Prevent Further Damage to Your Oxnard Home After a Fire

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO get you back to your life.

Fires can emanate from different areas of a home. Popular storage areas like attics, basements, and garages usually contain fire hazards like gasoline and other flammable liquids. After a fire, beginning the cleanup and restoration process immediately can minimize damage to your home and its contents.

The fire damage restoration process in Oxnard homes involves many things, including cleanup, rebuilding and deodorizing. At SERVPRO, we offer a wide range of services intended to bring a home back to the condition it was in before the fire. Water damage commonly occurs during the efforts to extinguish fires. Since fires are so destructive, the main thing homeowners think about is extinguishing the fire as fast as possible, regardless of the amount of water used.

It is critical to remove the water quickly to prevent mold infestation. Our technicians are trained to deal with water damage. We can use thermal imaging tools to find any moisture trapped in the walls and then use drying and dehumidifying equipment to dry the affected areas.

Soot and ash can also build up in your home after a fire, and they can ruin pipes, metals, and appliances. Soot is acidic and can ruin the surfaces it sits on. If a high oxygen fire damaged your home, we can use chemical dry sponges or dry-cleaning sponges to remove soot. If it was a low oxygen fire, we can use the wet sponge cleaning method to remove the soot. Smoke odors can be pervasive and may permeate into many areas of your home. SERVPRO franchise professionals can use thermal foggers to neutralize odor-causing particles.

Our top priority is to get your life and property back to normal, and we, therefore, take measures to prevent further damage from occurring during the restoration process. We can tarp and board up your home so it remains safe from the outside elements like rain, wind, debris, and individuals who may want to vandalize it.

If you have a fire damage emergency, the local restoration team at SERVPRO of Oxnard can work diligently to fix your property. We offer emergency response services around the clock and can get to your home within an hour of receiving your call. Contact us today at (805) 984-2347 for restoration services.

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Evite más daños a su casa oxnard después de un incendio

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Deja que SERVPRO te devuelva a tu vida.

Los incendios pueden emanar de diferentes áreas de una casa. Las áreas de almacenamiento populares como áticos, sótanos y garajes generalmente contienen riesgos de incendio como gasolina y otros líquidos inflamables. Después de un incendio, comenzar el proceso de limpieza y restauración de inmediato puede minimizar el daño a su hogar y su contenido.

El proceso de restauración de daños por incendios en las casas de Oxnard implica muchas cosas, incluida la limpieza, la reconstrucción y la desodorización. En SERVPRO, ofrecemos una amplia gama de servicios destinados a devolver a un hogar a la condición en la que estaba antes del incendio. Los daños causados por el agua ocurren comúnmente durante los esfuerzos para extinguir incendios. Dado que los incendios son tan destructivos, lo principal en lo que piensan los propietarios es en extinguir el fuego lo más rápido posible, independientemente de la cantidad de agua utilizada.

Es fundamental eliminar el agua rápidamente para evitar la infestación de moho. Nuestros técnicos están capacitados para lidiar con los daños causados por el agua. Podemos usar herramientas de termografía para encontrar cualquier humedad atrapada en las paredes y luego usar equipos de secado y deshumidificación para secar las áreas afectadas.

El hollín y la ceniza también pueden acumularse en su hogar después de un incendio, y pueden arruinar tuberías, metales y electrodomésticos. El hollín es ácido y puede arruinar las superficies en las que se asienta. Si un incendio con alto contenido de oxígeno dañó su hogar, podemos usar esponjas secas químicas o esponjas de limpieza en seco para eliminar el hollín. Si se trataba de un fuego con bajo nivel de oxígeno, podemos utilizar el método de limpieza de esponjas húmedas para eliminar el hollín. Los olores de humo pueden ser generalizados y pueden permear en muchas áreas de su hogar. Los professionales de la franquicia SERVPRO pueden utilizar foggers térmicos para neutralizar las partículas que causan olores.

Nuestra principal prioridad es que su vida y su propiedad vuelvan a la normalidad, y nosotros, por lo tanto, tomamos medidas para evitar que se produzcan más daños durante el proceso de restauración. Podemos lona y abordar su casa para que permanezca a salvo de los elementos externos como la lluvia, el viento, los escombros y las personas que quieran vandalizarla.

Si tiene una emergencia de daños por incendio, el equipo de restauración local en SERVPRO de Oxnard  puede trabajar diligentemente para arreglar su propiedad. Ofrecemos servicios de respuesta de emergencia durante todo el día y podemos llegar a su casa dentro de una hora de recibir su llamada. Contáctenos hoy al (805) 984-2347 para servicios de restauración.

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¿Sabías que el equipo SERVPRO responde rápidamente a los daños comerciales por incendio en Oxnard?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

El fuego comercial y la limpieza de humo en Oxnard trae de vuelta el ambiente de su bar Oxnard

Los incendios en la cocina causados por frituras de alimentos a una temperatura demasiado alta ocurren rápidamente. Lo que podría haber parecido seguro en el pasado y hecho varias veces sin incidentes puede causar de repente un problema grave y cerrar su bar en Oxnard. Esto sucede porque si bien servir alimentos no es un requisito estricto para permanecer abierto, los efectos secundarios de un incendio pueden hacer que cualquier edificio en su totalidad no es seguro para la ocupación.

Después de que se produce un incendio en la cocina en su bar en Oxnard,confiar en el fuego comercial y los expertos en limpieza de humo es una decisión empresarial sólida. Muchas empresas se preparan para incendios y otros desastres completando un perfil READY. Podemos ayudar, si es necesario, cuando usted llena su propio plan.

Incluso si aún no tiene un Plan completado, SERVPRO puede ayudar a la recuperación de su negocio. Los depósitos de humo pueden terminar en todos los lugares de su bar, dejando textiles como tapicería y cortinas saturadas de olores fuertes y ofensivos. Cuando el hollín seco afecta a este tipo de muebles, podemos aspirar gran parte del problema.

Sin embargo, cuando se deriva de un incendio de grasa, a menudo debemos usar agentes de limpieza especiales que rompan el hollín. Los artículos más pequeños pueden sumergirse en una solución en pequeñas bañeras, mientras que otros podrían requerir lavado lejos de su establecimiento. Enumeramos todo lo que eliminamos para limpiar en las hojas de inventario, de los cuales usted recibe una copia.

Las alfombras realmente terminan sucias después de un incendio y pueden requerir una limpieza intensiva. Nuestro departamento de construcción, bajo la Licencia General del Contratista # 892710 de la Junta de Licencias del Estado de California (CSLB, por sus servicios, se encarga de cualquier reparación necesaria, así como la instalación de alfombras nuevas, si decide comenzar completamente fresco. Con el hollín denso y aceitoso experimentado después de un incendio típico en la cocina, esta es a menudo la opción más rentable para muchos propietarios de negocios. Podemos despojar a otros pisos de películas humeantes que también crean riesgos de deslizamiento y caída.

Las paredes de toda la barra necesitan ser despojadas de suciedad del humo, incluso donde podría parecer inexistente. Compuestos volátiles pueden no tener ningún color para ellos, pero puede dar continuamente olores y causar efectos sobre la salud, así. En la cocina y en las zonas cercanas, utilizamos limpiadores especializados que descomponen el hollín y dejan las paredes que huelen frescas porque a menudo dependemos de productos a base de cítricos. Siempre proporcionamos a nuestros clientes hojas técnicas con respecto a los productos químicos que utilizamos.

Estos agentes de limpieza también ayudan a romper los enlaces que forman cadenas de hollín,que forman depósitos similares a la web en las esquinas. Utilizamos depuradores de aire durante el proceso de restauración, así como métodos de desodorización como empañamientos que impiden que las partículas de hollín ocultas vuelvan a entrar en el aire, pero estas apariencias de telarañas pueden seguir formándose durante largos períodos.

Para los expertos que saben cómo limpiar el humo y los daños causados por el fuego después de una cocina u otro tipo de incendio, llame a SERVPRO de la línea de servicio las 24 horas de Oxnard, (805) 984-2347.

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Why Should You Call Us After Your Oxnard Home Suffers Damage From A Wildfire

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Deodorization Approaches After Oxnard Wildfire Damage

After fire loss incidents of any type, deodorization of smoke and other malodors is a necessary step for your Oxnard residence. With wildfires, homes can contend with soot and residues with high concentrations of these harsh odors, which can spread quickly from the affected areas of the residence throughout multiple adjoining rooms. Removing odors is a process that must get carefully calculated using the right equipment and SERVPRO cleaning products.

As tempting as it might seem for even our restoration professionals to focus on the immediate wildfire odor removal in Oxnard homes, some steps should come before this. Damaged areas of the house, for instance, can be a catalyst to amplifying the foul odor in the residence. While approaches like controlled demolition are rarely necessary, soot and residues can mar and stain surfaces to the point of making refinishing and restoration work impossible. Removing these compromised construction materials and contents can help to reduce the severity of lingering odors noticeably.

We have several unique approaches to removing odors from a household, especially those otherwise unaffected by wildfires in the vicinity. One of the most versatile of these options is our thermal fogger. Using a concentrated deodorization solution, these portable units can heat the solution into a thick vapor fog that emits from the lightweight machine. Because of its gas state, foggers have an easier time removing and neutralizing odors trapped in construction materials and soft contents like clothing, bedding, drapes, and carpets.

For odors that have not spread throughout the entire floors of your home, but remain localized to one or two rooms, ozone machines can also be useful as a last resort. With thorough sealing of these areas so that humans and pets cannot enter, these units can generate ozone, which bonds with odor compounds to neutralize them. NOTE: While ozone is hazardous to living things, it can dissipate within hours to return the area to its original condition.

SERVPRO of Oxnard exclusively uses Hydroxyl Generators for smoke and other organic odors.

Wildfires are a frequent concern for California residents, and even out of the direct path of these disasters, your home can still suffer the effects. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard team help you; however, you need by calling (805) 984-2347.


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What Do You Do When A Flood Hits Your Oxnard Home Or Business?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Content Management In Flood-Damaged Oxnard Dwellings and Places Of Business

In homes and businesses common throughout parts of Oxnard, disasters like flooding can put all of the belongings and possessions of a family at risk. Addressing these concerns, along with the management of the flooding and removal of its effects are priorities for our professionals dispatched to the damaged address. We work to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to their restoration from the initial inspection through reconstruction and cleanup, and this includes management of the contents within a property that can remain at risk for irreparable damage from the flooding.

We know how vital a fast response can be when flood damage has occurred in your Oxnard property, as the spread of floodwater can quickly saturate and impact more than the structural elements and construction materials in the property. The contents of your home represent the investments that you have made, and in many cases, these items are irreplaceable and unique. With the damage that flooding can do, you need our experienced SERVPRO contents department looking out for the belongings in your home.

The pack-out process is a vital component to the full-service experience that we can offer customers in their time of need. With a large SERVPRO facility nearby, we can relocate at-risk or damaged items to our warehouse to get specialized cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization services before they get stored in a climate-controlled vault until restoration work completes in the house and these items can get returned.

Not all of the flood scenarios require full removal of the contents of your property, however. Depending on the spread of the floodwater, there are instances where many of the items, furniture, and other personal belongings can get moved to another location in the house unaffected by the spread of floodwater.

Flood damage can affect your property in multiple ways, and without the appropriate preventative measures and recovery strategies, these effects can prove costly and destructive. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard contents department help protect your treasured belongings when disaster strikes. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

¿Qué hace cuando una inundación golpea su casa o negocio Oxnard?

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Gestión de contenido en viviendas y lugares de negocios de Oxnard dañados por inundaciones

En hogares y negocios comunes en partes de Oxnard, desastres como inundaciones pueden poner en riesgo todas las pertenencias y posesiones de una familia. Abordar estas preocupaciones, junto con la gestión de las inundaciones y la eliminación de sus efectos, son prioridades para nuestros professionales enviados a la dirección dañada. Trabajamos para brindar a nuestros clientes un enfoque integral para su restauración desde la inspección inicial hasta la reconstrucción y limpieza, y esto incluye la gestión del contenido dentro de una propiedad que puede permanecer en riesgo de daños irreparables por la inundación.

Sabemos lo vital que puede ser una respuesta rápida cuando se ha producido un daño por inundación en su propiedad de Oxnard, ya que la propagación del agua de la inundación puede saturar e impactar rápidamente más que los elementos estructurales y los materiales de construcción en la propiedad. El contenido de su casa representa las inversiones que ha realizado y, en muchos casos, estos elementos son irremplazables y únicos. Con el daño que pueden causar las inundaciones, necesita que nuestro experimentado departamento de contenido de SERVPRO esté pendiente de las pertenencias de su hogar.

El proceso de empaquetado es un componente vital para la experiencia de servicio completo que podemos ofrecer a los clientes en su momento de necesidad. Con una gran instalación de SERVPRO cerca, podemos reubicar los artículos en riesgo o dañados a nuestro almacén para obtener servicios especializados de limpieza, desinfección y desodorización antes de que se almacenen en una bóveda con clima controlado hasta que se completen los trabajos de restauración en la casa y estos artículos puedan ser devuelto.

Sin embargo, no todos los escenarios de inundaciones requieren la eliminación total del contenido de su propiedad. Dependiendo de la propagación del agua de la inundación, hay casos en los que muchos de los artículos, muebles y otras pertenencias personales pueden trasladarse a otro lugar de la casa que no se vea afectado por la propagación del agua de la inundación.

Los daños por inundaciones pueden afectar su propiedad de múltiples maneras, y sin las medidas preventivas y las estrategias de recuperación adecuadas, estos efectos pueden resultar costosos y destructivos. Deje que nuestro departamento de contenido de SERVPRO of Oxnard lo ayude a proteger sus preciadas pertenencias cuando ocurra un desastre. Llámanos hoy al (805) 984-2347.

My Oxnard Home Office is Underwater

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Near Me In Oxnard When you need water cleanup services in Oxnard, SERVPRO is your company of choice.

Many of us work from home either as a permanent arrangement or on occasion.

To do so, we typically have an area designated as a work station, with all relevant documents, computer equipment, and working tools readily available. Imagine for a minute that you arrive into your home office only to find out that a neighboring unit has some plumbing issues, and there is water seeping through the roof and down your walls, compromising your space. These situations call for professional water cleanup services to help you return to work as soon as possible.

When you need water cleanup services in Oxnard, SERVPRO is your company of choice. Our technicians hold academic certifications verifying their business acumen but, most importantly, we are quick to respond to your call. Once we arrive at your home office, we develop a detailed action plan to extract and preserve your home as much as possible. Just reach out to our 24/7 hotline and let our competent crew guide you through the water extraction and drying process.

Clients with work documents often worry about keeping them safe and recovering them. Our SERVPRO team knows that document preservation goes well beyond extracting water. We typically consider several options when looking at your specific needs, and they may include freezer drying, thermal drying, and dehumidification, among others. Many of our actions seek to freeze documents and then attempt to transform ice into vapor without going through a liquid stage, otherwise known as sublimation. It can be a time-consuming process, but well worth it for priceless pieces. When considering the next steps, our team is here to help you determine the best course of action for each document.

Electronics such as computers represent another type of challenge to our SERVPRO staff. Once again, we place close attention to the state of the computer and determine with you whether it is worth recovering. If the answer is yes, we take every step to try and preserve it despite the water damage. When necessary, we work with you to coordinate with specialized repair services.

SERVPRO of Oxnard is your ally, whether the emergency happens in your home or you are merely collateral damage. Call us at (805) 984-2347 and let our team work hard to leave your home office “Like it never even happened.”

Mi oficina en casa de Oxnard está bajo el agua

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Daños por agua cerca de mí en Oxnard Cuando necesite servicios de limpieza de agua en Oxnard, SERVPRO es su compañía preferida.

Muchos de nosotros trabajamos desde casa ya sea como arreglo permanente o en alguna ocasión.

Para hacerlo, normalmente tenemos un área designada como estación de trabajo, con todos los documentos relevantes, equipos informáticos y herramientas de trabajo disponibles. Imagínese por un minuto que llega a su oficina en casa solo para descubrir que una unidad vecina tiene algunos problemas de plomería, y hay agua filtrándose a través del techo y por las paredes, comprometiendo su espacio. Estas situaciones requieren servicios professionales de limpieza de agua para ayudarlo a regresar al trabajo lo antes posible.

Cuando necesite servicios de limpieza de agua en Oxnard, SERVPRO es su compañía preferida. Nuestros técnicos poseen certificaciones académicas que verifican su perspicacia comercial pero, lo más importante, respondemos rápidamente a su llamada. Una vez que llegamos a su oficina en casa, desarrollamos un plan de acción detallado para extraer y preservar su hogar tanto como sea posible. Simplemente comuníquese con nuestra línea directa 24/7 y deje que nuestro equipo competente lo guíe a través del proceso de extracción y secado de agua.

Los clientes con documentos de trabajo a menudo se preocupan por mantenerlos seguros y recuperarlos. Nuestro equipo de SERVPRO sabe que la conservación de documentos va mucho más allá de la extracción de agua. Por lo general, consideramos varias opciones cuando consideramos sus necesidades específicas, y pueden incluir secado por congelación, secado térmico y deshumidificación, entre otras. Muchas de nuestras acciones buscan congelar documentos y luego intentar transformar el hielo en vapor sin pasar por una etapa líquida, también conocida como sublimación. Puede ser un proceso lento, pero vale la pena por piezas invaluables. Al considerar los próximos pasos, nuestro equipo está aquí para ayudarlo a determinar el mejor curso de acción para cada documento.

La electrónica, como las computadoras, representa otro tipo de desafío para nuestro personal de SERVPRO. Una vez más, prestamos mucha atención al estado de la computadora y determinamos con usted si vale la pena recuperarla. Si la respuesta es sí, damos todos los pasos para intentar preservarlo a pesar del daño del agua. Cuando sea necesario, trabajamos con usted para coordinar con servicios de reparación especializados.

SERVPRO de Oxnard es su aliado, ya sea que la emergencia ocurra en su hogar o simplemente sea un daño colateral. Llámenos al (805) 984-2347 y deje que nuestro equipo trabaje duro para dejar su oficina en casa "Como si nunca hubiera sucedido."

Fire Cleanup in Your Oxnard School

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage In Oxnard Schools Does Not Go Away On Its Own

While you might have to contend with some wayward teenagers pulling the fire alarm in your Oxnard high school from time to time, when it is a real situation, it can be stressful and overwhelming. Getting all of the students and faculty to a safe distance is the top priority, and then you wait for firefighters to arrive and quell the blaze. With the confusion and panic of the situation, you might often overlook reaching out to professional restorers to secure our service.

There are several levels of effects that must get removed and overcome before students and teachers can return the affected portions of the building. From soot and smoke residues to lingering odors, cleaning up after this disaster is far more intricate and complex than most custodial teams have the equipment or cleaning products to handle. Those responsible for the property and the insurance coverage for the institution also likely require the acquisition of experienced and certified restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team.

School walls typically consist of a masonry block construction, which in itself can be fire-resistant and help to contain some of the blaze. The paint on these blocks can suffer damage, and any contents or furniture burned up in the spread of the fire can create soot and other residues that can come to rest on these walls, the floors, and other surfaces. Cleaning soot often relies on our chemical sponges and potent cleaning agents.

What might have started as a pure lab accident can spread from the science department through neighboring areas wherever open pathways exist. These same pathways get used by smoke odors as well, and surfaces and contents even several rooms away can trap these smells. Because of its versatility and mobility for widespread effects like this, our SERVPRO team can choose thermal fogging to help neutralize these noxious odors on contact.

We know that when your school falls victim to a disaster, you have more than just the building to protect. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Oxnard team help you through the necessary steps to restore the facility fully. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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Limpieza de incendios en su escuela de Oxnard

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Los daños por incendios en las escuelas de Oxnard no desaparecen por sí solos.

Si bien es posible que tenga que lidiar con algunos adolescentes rebeldes que activan la alarma de incendio en su escuela secundaria de Oxnard de vez en cuando, cuando se trata de una situación real, puede ser estresante y abrumador. Llevar a todos los estudiantes y profesores a una distancia segura es la máxima prioridad, y luego espera a que lleguen los bomberos y apaguen el incendio. Con la confusión y el pánico de la situación, a menudo puede pasar por alto comunicarse con restauradores professionales para asegurar nuestro servicio.

Hay varios niveles de efectos que deben eliminarse y superarse antes de que los estudiantes y los maestros puedan devolver las partes afectadas del edificio. Desde residuos de hollín y humo hasta olores persistentes, limpiar después de este desastre es mucho más intrincado y complejo de lo que la mayoría de los equipos de limpieza tienen el equipo o los productos de limpieza para manejar. Es probable que los responsables de la propiedad y la cobertura de seguro de la institución también requieran la adquisición de especialistas en restauración certificados y con experiencia, como nuestro equipo SERVPRO.

Los muros de la escuela generalmente consisten en una construcción de bloques de mampostería, que en sí misma puede ser resistente al fuego y ayudar a contener parte del incendio. La pintura de estos bloques puede sufrir daños, y cualquier contenido o mobiliario quemado en la propagación del fuego puede crear hollín y otros residuos que pueden descansar en estas paredes, pisos y otras superficies. La limpieza del hollín a menudo depende de nuestras esponjas químicas y potentes agentes limpiadores.

Lo que podría haber comenzado como un simple accidente de laboratorio puede extenderse desde el departamento de ciencias a las áreas vecinas donde existan vías abiertas. Estas mismas vías también son utilizadas por los olores del humo, y las superficies y el contenido incluso a varias habitaciones de distancia pueden atrapar estos olores. Debido a su versatilidad y movilidad para efectos generalizados como este, nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede elegir el nebulizador térmico para ayudar a neutralizar estos olores nocivos al contacto.

Sabemos que cuando su escuela es víctima de un desastre, tiene más que proteger el edificio. Deje que nuestro experimentado equipo de SERVPRO de Oxnard lo ayude a realizar los pasos necesarios para restaurar la instalación por completo. Llámanos en cualquier momento al (805) 984-2347.

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Recent Weather Damaged Many Homes in Oxnard

1/21/2021 (Permalink)


While your Oxnard roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. There are signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof. Please be safe when inspecting your roof—possibly view from a window inside the house or use binoculars from the ground. If in doubt, call a professional roofing contractor. 

Wind Damage

Significant wind can cause shingles to blow off the roof deck. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and other interior damage. Other wind damage may not be easy to see, especially if the adhesive seal that provides a water-shedding surface is broken. Always be safe when checking for roof damage. Call a professional roofing contractor for assistance.

All manufacturers publish a wind warranty on their shingles; it is important to compare the wind coverage when making your shingle selection on a new roof. If the winds that caused the shingle damage were above the manufacturer’s wind coverage, you’ll need to file an insurance claim. If they were not, contact the shingle manufacturer to file a claim.


SERVPRO of Oxnard is available 3-65/24/7 for storm damage OF ANY KIND! Call us at 805-984-2347

El mal tiempo reciente dañó muchas casas de Oxnard

1/21/2021 (Permalink)


Si bien su techo Oxnard está diseñado para resistir los elementos, algunas tormentas son más intensas que otras. Hay señales que debe buscar cuando crea que puede haber habido daños en su techo. Esté seguro cuando inspeccione su techo, posiblemente vea desde una ventana dentro de la casa o use binoculares desde el suelo. En caso de duda, llame a un contratista de techado professional.

Daño por viento

Un viento fuerte puede hacer que las tejas salgan de la plataforma del techo. Las tejas que faltan pueden provocar fugas y otros daños interiores. Es posible que otros daños causados ??por el viento no sean fáciles de ver, especialmente si el sello adhesivo que proporciona una superficie de desprendimiento de agua está roto. Esté siempre seguro al comprobar si hay daños en el techo. Llame a un contratista de techado professional para obtener ayuda.

Todos los fabricantes publican una garantía contra el viento en sus tejas; Es importante comparar la cobertura contra el viento al hacer su selección de tejas en un techo nuevo. Si los vientos que causaron el daño de las tejas estuvieron por encima de la cobertura de viento del fabricante, deberá presentar una reclamación al seguro. Si no fue así, comuníquese con el fabricante de las tejas para presentar una reclamación.


¡SERVPRO de Oxnard está disponible 3-65 / 24/7 para daños por tormentas DE CUALQUIER TIPO! Llámanos al 805-984-2347

The White House Trusts SERVPRO

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Amid pandemic, White House gets deep cleaning before handover

On January 20, 2021, ABC News reported that our sister SERVPRO franchise in Virginia was contracted to clean The White House in Washington D.C. for the Presidential transition. We were very excited here at SERVPRO of Oxnard to hear this news!

Over the past year, SERVPRO has completed more than 70,000 cleanings as the result of the current pandemic and launched the SERVPRO Certified Cleaning Program as well as selling its SERVPROxide to commercial entities on Amazon.


If you or your business is needing cleaning, disinfecting, or emergency service DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US AT 805-984-2347 365/24/7!

La Casa Blanca confía en SERVPRO

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

En medio de la pandemia, la Casa Blanca recibe una limpieza profunda antes de la entrega

El 20 de enero de 2021, ABC News informó que nuestra franquicia hermana SERVPRO en Virginia fue contratada para limpiar la Casa Blanca en Washington D.C. para la transición presidencial. ¡Estábamos muy emocionados aquí en SERVPRO of Oxnard de escuchar esta noticia!

Durante el año pasado, SERVPRO completó más de 70.000 limpiezas como resultado de la pandemia actual y lanzó el Programa de limpieza certificado SERVPRO, además de vender su SERVPROxide a entidades comerciales en Amazon.

VEA EL Reportaje de ABC News AQUÍ

Si usted o su empresa necesitan limpieza, desinfección o servicio de emergencia, ¡NO DUDE EN LLAMARNOS AL 805-984-2347 365/24/7!

Cómo SERVPRO de Oxnard extrae su hogar o negocio después de una inundación

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

La restauración de tormentas repentinas en Oxnard puede involucrar varias operaciones de extracción

Si vive alrededor de Oxnard, probablemente sepa que la región a menudo puede verse plagada de tormentas eléctricas severas que pueden traer mucha lluvia en poco tiempo. Una tormenta de inundación repentina puede causar que pulgadas y posiblemente pies de agua se acumulen en su propiedad fuera de su casa. Una vez que el agua llega a esa profundidad, podría ingresar a su estructura a través de un techo con goteras o sellos viejos de puertas o ventanas.

Una vez que el agua comienza a ingresar a su edificio después de una inundación repentina en Oxnard, el H2O líquido podría llegar a lo más profundo de su casa. Si el agua penetra lo suficiente dentro de su casa, podría hacer que su residencia sea insegura e inhabitable. Afortunadamente, una empresa de restauración professional como SERVPRO tiene el equipo necesario para ayudarlo a regresar a su hogar e incluso hacer que parezca "como si nunca hubiera sucedido". Durante cualquier escenario de daño por humedad, siempre comenzamos el proceso de restauración con la fase de extracción. La extracción se lleva a cabo primero porque es mucho más fácil eliminar el agua mientras todavía es un líquido y antes de que se evapore en el aire y penetre en los materiales y contenidos de construcción.

Durante la mayoría de los proyectos de restauración, nuestro equipo SERVPRO lleva a cabo el proceso de extracción en dos pasos diferentes. Primero, cualquier agua estancada que tenga más de dos pulgadas de profundidad es succionada por una bomba sumergible y luego expulsada a un desagüe de alcantarillado, como su bañera o inodoro. Si hay varias habitaciones y áreas de su casa que contienen agua profunda y estancada, entonces podemos configurar una bomba de sumidero diferente para cada habitación afectada negativamente. Si hay agua líquida presente en pisos duros, no porosos, como baldosas o pisos de madera, podemos trapearla o empujarla hacia un desagüe del piso con una escobilla de goma.

Para el agua que se ha empapado en materiales porosos como alfombras o artículos tapizados, podemos usar un extractor de alta resistencia con herramientas de extracción especializadas adjuntas. Podemos utilizar diferentes equipos para alfombras muy saturadas o pequeños elementos tapizados como sillas reclinables. Tanto las unidades de extracción de servicio pesado como las herramientas de extracción portátiles Water Claw usan el peso del operador para comprimir las telas y así poder aspirar más agua.

Si alguna vez necesita ayuda con aguas profundas dentro de su casa después de una tormenta brutal, llame a SERVPRO of Oxnard al (805) 984-2347 24/7, porque somos más rápidos para cualquier desastre de tamaño.

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How SERVPRO of Oxnard Extracts Your Home or Business After a Flood

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

If you live around Oxnard, you probably know that the region can often get riddled with severe thunderstorms that can bring much rain in a short amount of time. A flash flood storm can cause inches and possibly feet of water to build upon your property outside your house. Once water gets that deep, it could find its way into your structure through a leaking roof or old door or window seals.

Once the water starts to enter your building after a flash flood storm in Oxnard, the liquid H2O could become deep inside your house. If the water gets deep enough inside your home, it could make your residence unsafe and uninhabitable. Luckily, a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to help you get back into your home and even make it seem, "Like it never even happened." During any moisture damage scenario, we always start the restoration process with the extraction phase. Extraction takes place first because it is much easier to remove water while it is still a liquid and before it evaporates into the air and soaks into your building materials and contents.

During most restoration projects, our SERVPRO team conducts the extraction process in two different steps. First, any standing water that is more than two inches deep gets sucked up by a submersible pump and then expelled into a sewer drain such as your bathtub or toilet. If there are several rooms and areas of your house that contain deep, standing water, then we can set up a different sump pump for each negatively affected room. If there is any liquid water present on hard, non-porous floors such as tile or hardwood flooring, we can mop it up or push it into a floor drain with a squeegee.

For water that has soaked into porous materials such as carpet or upholstered items, we can use a heavy-duty extractor with specialized extraction tools attached to it. We can utilize different equipment for heavily saturated carpets or small upholstered items like recliner chairs. Both the heavy-duty extraction units and the handheld Water Claw extraction tools use the weight of the operator to compress the fabrics down so more water can get vacuumed up.

If you ever need help with deep water inside your house after a brutal storm, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 24/7, because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What's the Difference Between Professional and DIY Flood Removal for Oxnard Residents?

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

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When flood damage hits a residence, even if it is only a single room in the home, it hits hard. Groundwater rolls in and tends to run quickly into the carpet and behind baseboards, sometimes affecting subflooring; all are historically difficult places to extract water from.

When Oxnard residents require flood removal,

it may seem like a good idea to do it yourself and save some money. In doing so, you can set yourself up for a myriad of issues in the future.

What problems does incomplete water removal have?

Any water left behind creates a perfect habitat for mold infestation, foul odors, and the destruction of building materials through exposure to continual excessive moisture. All of these problems carry a cost to treat when complete water removal helps avoid them altogether.

How does professional flood water extraction work?

There is little to compare a consumer-grade wet/dry vacuum to the professional equipment SERVPRO technicians use for water extraction. Depending on the surface, technicians may use weighted extractor heads, squeegees, truck-mounted units for large amounts of water and stand-on units utilizing the weight of the tech for the extra force during extraction from carpeted surfaces.

Complete drying is a must

Household fans blow air on wet surfaces, and that is the end of it. The centrifugal air movers used by SERVPRO deliver air at such velocity it cases embedded moisture to rise. When this occurs, the dehumidification system chosen for use captures this moisture and ports it away. Thus, a cycle of progressively drier air circulates and results in complete drying rather than surface drying.

What about needed repairs?

Controlled demolition, the clean removal of water-damaged building materials, is an integral part of the flood damage cleanup process. Baseboards that are solid hardwood, sometimes possess restoration potential if warping or splitting has not occurred from water exposure. Water wicks quickly into sheetrock and removal must occur for drying.

SERVPRO of Oxnard carries a general contractor license #892710, and after mitigation efforts complete, they offer reconstruction services to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.

When you need flood removal, you need SERVPRO of Oxnard. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our technicians can turn around the damage to your home and make it "Like it never even happened." 

Shen Flood Water llega a su casa de Oxnard

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Paneles de yeso mojados en Oxnard cerca de mí Cuando necesite la eliminación de inundaciones, necesita SERVPRO de Oxnard. Llámenos al (805) 984-2347

Cuando el daño por inundación golpea una residencia, incluso si es solo una habitación de la casa, es un golpe fuerte. El agua subterránea entra y tiende a correr rápidamente hacia la alfombra y detrás de los zócalos, a veces afectando el contrapiso; todos son lugares históricamente difíciles de extraer de agua.

Cuando los residentes de Oxnard requieran la remoción de inundaciones,

puede parecer una buena idea hacerlo usted mismo y ahorrar algo de dinero. Al hacerlo, puede prepararse para una gran cantidad de problemas en el futuro. ¿Qué problemas tiene la eliminación de agua incompleta?

El agua que queda crea un hábitat perfecto para la infestación de moho, los malos olores y la destrucción de los materiales de construcción a través de la exposición a una humedad excesiva continua. Todos estos problemas tienen un costo de tratamiento cuando la eliminación completa del agua ayuda a evitarlos por completo.

¿Cómo funciona la extracción professional de agua de inundación? Hay poco para comparar una aspiradora en seco / húmedo de grado de consumidor con el equipo professional que utilizan los técnicos de SERVPRO para la extracción de agua. Dependiendo de la superficie, los técnicos pueden usar cabezales extractores pesados, escurridores, unidades montadas en camión para grandes cantidades de agua y unidades de pie que utilizan el peso de la tecnología para la fuerza adicional durante la extracción de superficies alfombradas.

El secado completo es imprescindible Los ventiladores domésticos soplan aire sobre superficies mojadas, y eso es todo.

Los motores de aire centrífugos utilizados por SERVPRO suministran aire a tal velocidad que hace que suba la humedad incrustada. Cuando esto ocurre, el sistema de deshumidificación elegido para su uso captura esta humedad y la transporta. Por lo tanto, circula un ciclo de aire progresivamente más seco que da como resultado un secado completo en lugar de un secado de la superficie. ¿Qué pasa con las reparaciones necesarias? La demolición controlada, la remoción limpia de materiales de construcción dañados por el agua, es una parte integral del proceso de limpieza de daños por inundaciones. Los zócalos que son de madera maciza, a veces poseen potencial de restauración si no se han deformado o partido por la exposición al agua. El agua penetra rápidamente en la placa de yeso y se debe retirar para secar.

SERVPRO of Oxnard tiene una licencia de contratista general # 892710, y una vez que se completan los esfuerzos de mitigación, ofrecen servicios de reconstrucción para restaurar su hogar a su condición anterior a la inundación. Cuando necesite la eliminación de inundaciones, necesita SERVPRO de Oxnard. Llámenos al (805) 984-2347, y nuestros técnicos pueden reparar el daño a su hogar y hacerlo "como si nunca hubiera sucedido".

SERVPRO® expands partnership with commercial businesses with first publicly available disinfectant product

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPROxide SERVPROXIDE disinfectant is available in one-gallon bottles and boxes of four.

SERVPROXIDE™ is now available to Amazon Business customers in the United States

SERVPRO, the #1 professionals in disaster cleanup and restoration, announced the availability of SERVPROXIDE™, a hospital-grade disinfectant proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria and viruses when used as directed, for customers on Amazon Business.

SERVPRO, a Blackstone portfolio company, partnered with Amazon Business and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Digital Innovation Team because speed to market was critical as colder weather nears and COVID-19 cases rise. In under 60 days, AWS and Amazon Business helped SERVPRO develop the logistics and e-commerce capabilities needed to bring SERVPROXIDE to the Amazon Business store.

From the beginning of the pandemic, SERVPRO franchise professionals have been on the front lines cleaning and sanitizing businesses, first responder vehicles, schools, hospitals, churches, cruise ships, and military facilities. With the launch of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in April 2020, SERVPRO defined professional pathogen cleaning standards for businesses and facilities fighting the spread of COVID-19.

“Since launching our professional pathogen cleaning service, our customers have been asking for support with their daily follow-up cleaning. We listened and started working with teams across Amazon to explore distribution opportunities for SERVPROXIDE,” said Mike Stahl, SERVPRO’s Chief Marketing Officer. “SERVPROXIDE can elevate everyday cleaning for business owners as they proactively clean registers, door handles, restrooms, counters, tabletops, or any other surface.”

“The SERVPRO team developed their first product offering efficiently by combining innovation and speed-to-market in order to deliver SERVPROXIDE conveniently to their customers,” said Mark Crowther, Innovation Lead, Private Equity, AWS. “AWS works with a number of Blackstone’s portfolio companies to help them develop innovative solutions on the world’s leading cloud, and we are thrilled to partner with Amazon Business to help SERVPRO with this business launch.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the eyes of business owners and consumers alike to increased cleaning practices. According to a recent Harris Poll, 71% of consumers expect businesses to have higher cleanliness standards than they do in their own homes. Business owners, now more than ever, are publicly demonstrating enhanced cleaning protocols and the use of professional, hospital-grade products to show all they are doing to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and other viruses.

When used as directed, SERVPROXIDE disinfectant kills a wide variety of harmful pathogens while being safe enough for everyday cleaning. It carries EPA’s lowest toxicity rating and is NSF-rated for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required.i Designed to disinfect on hard surfaces, SERVPROXIDE also effectively sanitizes soft surfaces and neutralizes odors on fabrics and carpets.

Now available on Amazon Business, SERVPROXIDE is the first product SERVPRO has sold directly to customers in the company’s 50-plus year history. Select product offerings will also include Cleaned with SERVPRO Disinfectants window sticker for businesses to display to provide additional safety assurances to their customers.

"Being 100% sure that our cleaning practices are effective, gives us the opportunity to focus on what we do. We make pizza!!! Anyone that works in a high-volume pizzeria knows what a whirlwind of chaos it can be. The fact that SERVPROXIDE is ready to use, and requires no dilution, gives me peace of mind what we're using on our food surfaces as well as NSF and EPA registrations. I want our customers to know that we take their health seriously, and that's why we choose to use SERVPROXIDE in our food truck. You trust us to make pizza, we trust SERVPRO to make our disinfectant. It's as simple as that. Also, pineapple DOES belong on pizza," stated Danny Bruckert, Owner/ Pizza Maker for Groundlings Pizza Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Amazon Business helps millions of customers worldwide reshape their procurement with cost and time savings, greater productivity, and insightful purchasing analytics with access to a variety of business-tailored features and benefits. 

While using SERVPROXIDE as directed will reduce the spread of pathogens on treated surfaces, SERVPRO recommends that businesses have a professional pathogen cleaning if they experience a COVID-19 event in their facility. 



Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO franchise system is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, mold mitigation, and biohazard remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,800 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO system has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

iNSF Registration No. 141392, Category Code: D2 (antimicrobial products not requiring rinse).

SERVPRO finishes cleaning vandalized Lincoln statue in downtown

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Look what one of our Sister franchises did for their community!

SPOKANE, Wash. — SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County finished cleaning the red paint off the Abraham Lincoln statue downtown, which was vandalized on Thanksgiving.

RELATED: Abraham Lincoln statue vandalized with red paint

It took two days to completely clean the statue, which was doused in red paint on Thanksgiving.

“We love our community. We love Spokane,” said Jess Hockett, Marketing Manager for SERVPRO. “We’re proud to be members of the community, and the status belongs to each one of us. It just doesn’t belong to the City of Spokane, It belongs to each one of us as members of the community.”

The cleaning took hours, and a lot of scrubbing.

Read the full article HERE.

¿Daños por moho en su clínica médica Oxnard? ¡SERVPRO al rescate!

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

eliminación de moho cerca de mí Oxnard EL MOHO ESTÁ EN TODAS PARTES, pero SERVPRO de Oxnard puede ayudar a eliminarlo de su hogar o negocio.

Eliminación de moho de su clínica médica Oxnard

Con la confianza que la comunidad tiene en las horas de funcionamiento de su clínica médica de Oxnard, cada incidente que ocurre requiere la atención inmediata de professionales capacitados para superarlo rápida y completamente. Cuanto menos tiempo tenga para rechazar a sus pacientes, mejor podrá atender al área con la experiencia médica que tiene y el consejo o tratamiento que puedan necesitar. Algunos desastres pueden desarrollarse rápidamente y requieren professionales altamente capacitados como el nuestro para eliminar y restaurar, como el crecimiento de moho.

Si bien la eliminación de moho es la opción obvia para su instalación de Oxnard, hay más en juego que la integridad de los materiales que estos organismos utilizan para alimentarse. Dos preocupaciones principales sobre el crecimiento de moho en la instalación son la exposición de sus pacientes y personal a compuestos orgánicos volátiles que pueden causar efectos en la salud, y también las copias impresas irremplazables de registros médicos y documentos almacenados dentro de la instalación pueden verse comprometidas por la humedad y propagación. del molde.

Para evitar una mayor exposición de su personal y los pacientes que buscan atención en sus instalaciones, debe desalojar las instalaciones hasta que nuestros equipos de remediación de SERVPRO puedan eliminar el organismo activo. Instalamos barreras de láminas físicas y utilizamos máquinas como depuradores de aire y generadores de hidroxilo para comenzar a purificar la calidad del aire interior y prevenir la propagación de esporas de moho activas a nuevas áreas de la clínica.

Para proteger los documentos y el equipo de la propagación de este organismo en el área afectada de la clínica, nuestro Departamento de Contenidos puede trasladar esta información confidencial a una instalación segura cercana. Si los documentos se han visto afectados por la humedad, podemos secarlos por congelación para proteger su información y prepararlos para su devolución a las instalaciones una vez que se hayan eliminado las colonias de moho.

Compañía de propiedad local con recursos nacionales

Si bien es posible que no esté preparado para enfrentar el crecimiento de moho que ocurre inesperadamente en su consultorio médico, hay algunas formas en las que puede actuar rápidamente para volver a ayudar a la comunidad rápidamente. Confíe en nuestros especialistas en remediación de SERVPRO de Oxnard para utilizar todos nuestros recursos para manejar esta presencia peligrosa rápidamente. Llámanos hoy al (805) 984-2347.

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Mold Damage in your Oxnard Medical Clininc? SERVPRO to the Rescue!

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

mold removal near me Oxnard MOLD IS EVERYWHERE but SERVPRO of Oxnard can help remove it from your home or business

Mold Removal from Your Oxnard Medical Clinic

With the reliance that the community has on the operating hours of your Oxnard medical clinic, every incident that occurs requires immediate attention from trained professionals to overcome quickly and thoroughly. The less time that you have to turn your patients away, the better able you are to serve the area with the medical expertise that you have and the advice or treatment they might require. Some disasters can develop quickly and require highly-trained professionals like ours to remove and restore such as mold growth.

While mold removal is the obvious choice for your Oxnard facility, there is more at stake than the integrity of the materials that these organisms use to feed. Two primary concerns about mold growth in the facility are the exposure of your patients and staff to volatile organic compounds which can cause health effects, and also the irreplaceable hard copies of medical records and documents stored within the facility can become compromised by the moisture and spread of the mold.

To prevent further exposure to your staff and the patients seeking care in your facility, you must vacate the premises until our SERVPRO remediation teams can remove the active organism. We set up physical sheeting barriers and utilize machines like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to begin purifying the indoor air quality and preventing the spread of active mold spores to new areas of the clinic.

To protect the documents and equipment from the spread of this organism in the affected area of the clinic, our Contents Department can remove this sensitive information to a secure facility nearby. If the documents have become affected by dampness or moisture, we can freeze dry them to protect their information and ready them for their return to the facility once the mold colonies have gotten removed.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

While you might not get prepared to face mold growth that happens unexpectedly in your medical office, there are some ways that you can act quickly to get yourself back to helping the community quickly. Trust our SERVPRO of Oxnard remediation specialists to use the full measure of our resources to handle this hazardous presence fast. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

For more on Oxnard, click here.

Have you heard of Edith (E.D.I.T.H.)?

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Exit Drills In The Home (E.D.I.T.H.) can help you in your Oxnard home prepare for and emergency. Most home fires occur at night when people are the least prepared. If you and your family have not practiced how to escape during an emergency, home fires can become a disaster.

How to Design Your Fire Escape Plan

To design your own fire escape plan, sketch the floor plan of your home on a piece of paper. Your plan should include all doors, windows and other areas from which you could escape from each room in your home. Draw arrows to indicate the normal exits which would be your primary escape route. With an alternate color, draw arrows to indicate a secondary exit from each room in the home. Make sure to include your meeting place.

Read the full article here at the Ventura County Fire Department.

¿Has oído hablar de Edith (E.D.I.T.H.)?

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Los simulacros de salida en el hogar (E.D.I.T.H.) pueden ayudarlo en su hogar de Oxnard a prepararse para una emergencia. La mayoría de los incendios domésticos ocurren por la noche cuando las personas están menos preparadas. Si usted y su familia no han practicado cómo escapar durante una emergencia, los incendios domésticos pueden convertirse en un desastre.

Cómo diseñar su plan de escape en caso de incendio

Para diseñar su propio plan de escape en caso de incendio, dibuje el plano de la planta de su hogar en una hoja de papel. Su plan debe incluir todas las puertas, ventanas y otras áreas de las que podría escapar de cada habitación de su hogar. Dibuja flechas para indicar las salidas normales que serían tu ruta de escape principal. Con un color alternativo, dibuje flechas para indicar una salida secundaria de cada habitación de la casa. Asegúrese de incluir su lugar de reunión.

Lea el artículo completo aquí en el Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Ventura.

¿Su casa de Oxnard alberga asbesto? ¡SERVPRO ofrece reducción de ahorro y reconstrucción!

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Oxnard CA Asbestos Abatement Near Me SERVPRO of Oxnard puede reducir de manera segura el asbesto de su hogar Oxnard Californina.

Abordar las preocupaciones sobre el asbesto en los hogares de Oxnard que envejecen.

La remodelación de una cocina o un baño en su casa de Oxnard a veces puede llevar al desafortunado descubrimiento de material de construcción o aislamiento de amianto. Las casas que se construyeron hace varias décadas tienen más probabilidades de contener alguna forma de sustancia destructiva, y la exposición puede ser un peligro para la salud. Para abordar estas inquietudes, se requieren especialistas en reducción capacitados y educados de empresas acreditadas como nuestro equipo de restauración de SERVPRO.

El estado de California tiene reglas y regulaciones estrictas que gobiernan cómo nuestros professionales comienzan a eliminar el asbesto para los hogares y negocios de Oxnard. Mantener nuestro respaldo para continuar con este trabajo requiere que toda nuestra organización siga estas pautas establecidas por oficinas estatales como la Junta de Licencias del Estado de California (CSLB) y la División de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional del Departamento de Relaciones Industriales de California (Cal / OSHA) .

La remodelación a menudo puede exponer algunos de estos productos y materiales potenciales que contienen asbesto y requieren una contención y eliminación inmediatas para comenzar. Durante los años 70 y 80, el asbesto se pudo encontrar en muchos materiales de construcción domésticos, incluidos el aislamiento, las baldosas de vinilo, las juntas de las puertas, el fieltro para techos y los techos acústicos. Si bien la mayoría de los hogares no contenían una gran cantidad de estos productos, cualquiera de ellos puede permitir que las fibras se aerosolización durante la demolición y remoción.

Debido a que el asbesto puede ser un peligro sustancial para la salud de las personas expuestas, solo professionales como nuestro equipo capacitado SERVPRO deben retirarlo e incluso contenerlo. Podemos seguir las estrictas pautas de eliminación para sellar bolsas, cartones y tambores llenos de materiales que contienen asbesto (ACM). Nuestros técnicos guardan copias de los permisos de transporte y eliminación que el estado requiere para mostrar a nuestros clientes que estamos a la altura del código y conocemos prácticas de eliminación seguras.

Contamos con formación específica sobre protocolos completos de contención y reducción de la propagación y aerosolización de fibras de amianto. Podemos trabajar no solo para manejar los problemas de asbesto que se han descubierto en la casa, sino también para completar el proyecto de remodelación según sus especificaciones y deseos una vez que sea seguro hacerlo.

Tan estrenaste como puede ser la presencia de ACM en su hogar, especialmente cuando se descubre durante la demolición, nuestros professionales de SERVPRO de Oxnard tienen la capacitación y las certificaciones para ayudarlo. Somos una firma acreditada que puede ayudarlo en casi todos los pasos de la reducción del asbesto. Llámanos hoy al (805) 984-2347.

Nuestros expertos explican los pasos para manejar los daños causados ??por el agua en su hogar Oxnard

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Oxnard water damage near me ¡SERVPRO de Oxnard es más rápido para cualquier tamaño de disaster para su hogar de Oxnard CA!

Consejos para manejar eficazmente los daños causados ??por el agua en su hogar Oxnard.

Lidiar con un incidente de pérdida de agua en una casa no es atractivo, pero muchos propietarios de Oxnard se encuentran en esa situación. Los desbordamientos de la bañera son una causa común de daños por agua en los hogares, y pueden ocurrir si alguien deja el agua corriendo para que la bañera se llene y se olvida de ello. Esto puede enviar galones de agua al piso. Después de un incidente de pérdida de agua en su casa, debe tomar ciertas medidas.

Puede minimizar el daño causado por el agua en su residencia de Oxnard cerrando la fuente de agua que gotea. Por ejemplo, si tiene un accesorio con fugas, busque la válvula de cierre de agua. Si no puede encontrar esa válvula, cierre la válvula de cierre principal de su propiedad.

Después de cerrar el agua, su responsabilidad es proteger la casa de daños adicionales. Puede mover muebles livianos y valiosos a áreas seguras. El otro paso esencial es ponerse en contacto con una empresa de remediación de agua como SERVPRO para iniciar el proceso de remediación. Nuestros técnicos de restauración de agua (WRT) pueden usar aspiradoras de taller para eliminar el agua estancada y evitar una mayor destrucción de su propiedad y su contenido. El daño primario ocurre cuando los materiales entran en contacto directo con el agua, mientras que el daño secundario se produce cuando el vapor de agua daña los materiales.

Si el baño está ubicado en el segundo piso, es probable que el agua arruine el techo de la habitación de abajo. El secado adecuado es crucial para reparar techos dañados por el agua. No eliminar la humedad correctamente puede causar una infestación de moho que podría representar un riesgo para la salud de su familia. Nuestros técnicos cuentan con el equipo de secado para secar materiales dañados por el agua. Usamos motores de aire para acelerar la evaporación y deshumidificadores para eliminar la humedad del aire.

Si existe la posibilidad de que los materiales porosos para pisos, gabinetes o paneles de yeso hayan estado expuestos al agua, nuestros técnicos pueden realizar una inspección de humedad detallada utilizando cámaras infrarrojas. El agua enfría la temperatura de la superficie después de evaporarse. Las cámaras infrarrojas identifican las diferencias de temperatura para localizar posibles daños por agua. Con esta herramienta, nuestro equipo SERVPRO puede identificar las áreas de preocupación. También usamos medidores de humedad para detectar y monitorear la humedad en los materiales y tomar medidas para eliminarla.

Si está lidiando con un incidente de pérdida de agua en su hogar y necesita servicios de restauración de daños por agua, llame a SERVPRO of Oxnard al (805) 984-2347. Nuestros técnicos pueden eliminar el agua y secar las zonas afectadas de forma eficaz. Somos más rápidos para desastres de cualquier tamaño.

Para más información sobre Oxnard, haga clic aquí.

¡Su propiedad comercial de Oxnard dañada se puede restaurar!

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water and fire damage near me; technicians surveying work SERVPRO of Oxnard es una empresa certificada por IICRC respetada y de buena reputación que presta servicios a Oxnard CA.

Los eventos de inundaciones y daños por agua en las propiedades comerciales de Oxnard a menudo son complejos y presentan numerosos problemas que requieren una respuesta flexible y con conocimientos. Ya sea que estemos lidiando con un escenario de limpieza de agua relativamente pequeño o un evento a gran escala, trabajamos rápidamente para evaluar cada situación única y aislar el área dañada. En muchos casos, las operaciones normales pueden continuar en un espacio temporal mientras restauramos sus instalaciones.

Restaurar propiedades comerciales presenta desafíos únicos

Nuestros professionales están capacitados para ser conscientes de las preocupaciones legales y ambientales y se esfuerzan por restaurar por completo el área dañada mientras trabajan dentro de sus limitaciones presupuestarias. Entendemos que cada hora que se dedica a limpiar es una hora de pérdida de ingresos y productividad. Entonces, cuando surja una situación de emergencia en su empresa, llámenos y estaremos allí rápidamente con la ayuda que necesita.

Acerca de SERVPRO de Oxnard

SERVPRO of Oxnard se especializa en la limpieza y restauración de propiedades comerciales y residenciales después de un evento de daño por agua. Nuestro personal está altamente capacitado en la restauración de daños a la propiedad. Desde la capacitación inicial y continua en las instalaciones de capacitación corporativa de SERVPRO hasta la certificación IICRC de la industria, tenga la seguridad de que nuestro personal está equipado con los conocimientos necesarios para restaurar su propiedad.

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Oxnard Homes that sustained Fire Damage CAN be cleaned and Restored!

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Candle Damage SERVPRO® of Oxnard can restore your Oxnard Home from any type of fire including this fire that was caused by a candle! Call us at 805-984-2347

Unpredictable, fire can spread in seconds and decimate your Oxnard home in just minutes. Even smaller fires which are put out fast can result in a high repair bill. It's essential that you have the right insurance policy to help mitigate any financial losses from fire. However, it is much better to prevent the fire from happening in the first place if possible.

After a fire in your Oxnard home, you need fire cleanup services from a professional remediation company. At SERVPRO, we know how to handle any size fire damage situation due to our extensive training and experience. When you hire us, you know that your home is in good hands and that we do what we can to have you back in your residence as quickly as possible.

Fires can be chemical or electrical in nature. There are many classes of fires, depending on how they began. Cooking fires are the most common kinds of fires in homes. Grease is very flammable, and it is not easy to extinguish the flames once they start. Do not leave your kitchen while cooking anything with grease, as this is how many kitchen fires start.

Many times, during fire damage restoration, SERVPRO technicians pack out some of your possessions in your home and store them at a safe location while we work. The success of a move-out depends on us properly packing, tagging, and inventorying contents. It is an essential step of the process, and we ensure that we are very accurate, so the work site and all your possessions stay organized and safe. We handle everything with care as if it were our own and make sure that nothing gets damaged.

Faulty wiring or outlets being overloaded can create an electrical fire. If you plug something in that has a faulty cable, it could spark and start a fire. Your home’s wiring should be checked for a professional electrician, primarily if you reside in an older home.

Heat sources also cause fires when something combustible is too close to them. Whether a kerosene heater or an electrical heater, inspect them before using to make sure they are in good condition, including any wiring. Do not leave your home with one of these devices running.

SERVPRO of Oxnard are experts at restoring fire damage in your home in Oxnard or the surrounding areas. Make sure you ask us for help by dialing (805) 984-2347 once the flames are extinguished so we can stop even more damage from occurring.

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9/10/2020 (Permalink)

On a warm, sunny day back in June, I had the opportunity to check out some job sites with SunGlo Services Operations Manager Bob Graham. SunGlo is a large restoration company based in the Metro Detroit area. Bob and I had five or six stops to make across a rather large area of Southeastern Michigan as he checked in on the progress of some jobs, and some new work just coming in.

For me, this ride-along was an opportunity to see restorers and jobs in action – and not just try to learn about the work from behind a desk, or through reading articles. I can safely say it was a very eye-opening experience. One particular stop stands out.

Early Warning Signs

Late in the morning, we arrived at a home that had experienced a house fire overnight. The homeowner was there seeming to assess the scene, and someone from CRDN had also just pulled up to take a look at what soft contents in the home might be salvageable. The problem was… we couldn’t get into the home. The house had been boarded up and the fire marshal had put a lock on the door. I’m sure you’ve all been to scenes like this where the fire marshal is still investigating and hasn’t cleared it for restoration or cleanup yet.

Read more at The Triple Threat: Fire, Hoarding & Biohazard Cleanup

Concrete Flooring? Yeah, WE CLEAN THAT!

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

"Concrete has long been a favorite choice for hardscaping features like driveways and walkways, porch stairs and patios. After all, few things on Earth are as tough and long lasting, and so well suited to withstand year-round exposure to the elements. Given the popularity of the material in a wide range of high-impact outdoor applications, many people regard concrete as strictly used for functional purposes, ideal only in a select number of scenarios. But this attitude doesn't take into account concrete's extraordinary versatility, which stems in part from innovative products by leading manufacturers like CTS | Rapid Set. Not only does concrete offer unparalleled strength and durability, but given the range of refined finishing options available, it can also be eye-catching. The rare combination of brawn and beauty has led many homeowners to take a fresh look at concrete and rediscover its appeal as an indoor flooring material. To learn more about why increasing numbers of homes now feature concrete floors, not only in peripheral spaces like the back hall, but also in key, frequently used rooms like the kitchen, click through now!"

6 Rock-Solid Reasons to Pick Concrete Flooring

What's expected for the 2020 California wildfire season?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

There was real concern – and good reasons for it – earlier this year about the potential for a prolonged 2020 California wildfire season. The state’s peak wildfire season typically runs from May through October, but wildfires can occur at any time. 

“The combination of a very dry January and an even drier February resulted in one of the driest first two months of any calendar year on record across much of southwestern California,” according to a statement from the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles forecast office at the time.

San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Redding, California, all had no rainfall for the entire month of February, breaking long-standing records. It was the first rain-free February for downtown San Francisco since 1864.

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The best way to take care of WATER DAMAGE IS...TO AVOID IT!

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Various Leak Sensors SERVPRO® of Oxnard can help you with any size water damage 24/7365. Call us anytime at 805.984.2347!

Fire might be a homeowner’s greatest fear, but any insurance company will tell you that water is the far more common cause of property damage, even if you don’t live in an area subject to flooding. And it can come from many sources: A failing water heater, a burst pipe, a broken supply line under your sink, a clogged toilet, or even a split hose connected to your washing machine.

Just as it’s essential to have a smoke detector in each of your home’s bedrooms and common areas, you’d be wise to install leak detectors in places where water damage could start: The laundry room, water heater closet, the bathroom, under your kitchen sink, and so on. Leak alerts are arguably less important for renters, but it’s something landlords might want to consider—although that raises the issue of how the sensors would connect to the internet.

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Student Housing is not immune from water damage.

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Student housing like dorms for universities and colleges in and around Oxnard provides conditional accommodation for those attending these schools. When water loss incidents occur through breaches in the plumbing network throughout the building, many living spaces and communal areas can become substantially damaged with little warning. Custodial staff and maintenance for the university may not have the advanced equipment or expertise in disaster recovery made available to our certified professionals.

With multiple institutions both in and around Oxnard, a plumbing service along with a restoration service may be needed. We have a comprehensive strategy to helping our customers to recover after water loss incidents. While our technicians arrive with sophisticated equipment to determine the full scope of the damage and what materials have absorbed spreading effects, we also have a licensed contracting division capable of handling many of the damages and vulnerabilities created with exposed structural elements and construction materials.

General Contractor License #: 892710
California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710

Identifying the precise location of the plumbing concerns is among the first steps taken when our SERVPRO® of Oxnard professionals arrive at the dorm. We know how quickly a steady flow of water can relocate multiple students from the building, so we react quickly by bringing our state-of-the-art moisture content readers, leak detection equipment, and thermal imagery cameras to locate the break inside of walls, above ceilings, or below floors.

If the break is located in a wall cavity, our SERVPRO® team can employ controlled demolition tactics to remove only the portion of the wall preventing access to the compromised portions of the pipe. Our general contractors have experience in all of the building trades, including pipe fitting and plumbing. With fast response to the emergency, we can often prevent more dorms from getting water damage by cutting out pitted plumbing joints and rusted components and replacing it with new materials.

We can offer a dual restoration service to our customers during a damaging water emergency. We respond rapidly; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. By quickly stopping the source of the leak, we can mitigate the damage. Then we have the trained plumbers to fix the problems before our contractors rebuild the torn out sections completing the job, "Like it never even happened."

Thousands of students use the dorms at campuses in and around the area, and our SERVPRO® of Oxnard team must remain prepared for disasters that could substantially damage these buildings. Our team has experience, and industry-leading equipment to make compromised plumbing and water damage go away, fast. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

Is your business experiencing high humidity or moisture?

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Scoping water damage SERVPRO® of Oxnard's Jason Kaufman prepares to remove moisture damaged drywall and paneling from a local Oxnard business.

Excess moisture in the built environment not only causes physical damage deleterious to buildings, it can also lead to health effects and compromised indoor air quality (IAQ). These conditions will likely lead to fungal growth if not dealt with immediately and properly. Whether the cause of water intrusion is a catastrophic event, such as a building flood, or an ongoing maintenance or construction issue, a proper and timely response can save time and money.

Moisture sources that can impact buildings can be divided into two broad categories, internal and external. Internal sources of moisture include building-related systems such as plumbing and mechanical systems. External sources of moisture intrusion typically involve water or moisture entering the built environment through the building envelope such as penetrations through the roof, expansion joints, sub-slab, windows, doors, etc. Some sources of water intrusion may be attributed to construction or material defects and could have legal implications.

SERVPRO® of Oxnard is your 24/7/365 solution for any moisture issues your business may have. CALL US AT 805.984.2347 for more information or to book your no cost evaluation for our ERP program!

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Shutting off gas after a major earthquake is important!

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

gas main This Natural Gas meter is also your shutoff location! SERVPRO of Oxnard can provide you with an Emergency Response Profile to help locate yours!

Know how to react in an emergency by shutting off utilities quickly.

Just living in California, it’s important for home and business owners to be prepared. In case of a disaster of any type, it may be necessary to learn how to shut off utilities to avoid further damage to your building.

How to Shut Off Natural Gas

It’s wise to be familiar with the look and sound of your gas meter under everyday conditions, as this will help to determine what is unusual. Ensure that you also know where the shut-off valve is located. Because of different homes and different gas meter configurations, shut-off procedures vary. However, it is likely that you’ll need an adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to perform the task.

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Do you know there are categories of water?

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Flood and Water Damage Categories for Oxnard Homes

Massive water loss incidents that occur in your Oxnard home, or flooding that can penetrate your property from the outside, offers a wide range of potential hazards and contaminants to the house. With the understanding that many of these incidents require risk assessment and biohazard awareness, it has become commonplace to categorize loss incidents to determine the proposed threat level. These same categories also designate specific restoration and mitigation approaches.

Flood damage to your Oxnard home, for example, always gets classified in Category 3 which is the highest level of threat to your home from a water emergency. Understanding the categories and the risks that they present can help you to understand your need for professional restoration like our SERVPRO professionals. We have the skills and training to face potential contamination and make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

1: Clean Water

Category 1 incidents involve clean water, and this involves water loss incidents from burst pipes, appliances, roof leaks, and situations like this. The water that affects your home does not have the opportunity to become contaminated by other hazards, and affected materials can often get preserved with immediate mitigation and restoration actions.

2: Grey Water

Category 2 water loss incidents involve mildly to moderately contaminated water because of its source. These microorganisms can prove hazardous to those exposed, but not at the same level of severity or risk level of those exposed to Category 3. Without the appropriate restoration work from professionals, Category 2 incidents can become high-risk Category 3.

3: Black Water

Much of this classification is what could potentially be in the water rather than knowing with certainty that these contaminations exist when flooding occurs. With chemicals, bacteria, toxic substances, and sewage that flood water can come into contact with, the risk for severe contamination and threats to health are high. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to quickly extract excess water from your flooded home and work to remove affected materials and contents, allowing our licensed contractors to begin reconstruction and replacement as soon as the risk gets addressed.

Flooding and substantial water loss incidents present varying degrees of risk to your home and its occupants. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team determine this risk and begin the appropriate restorative actions required to return your property to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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The Safe and Efficient Fire Debris Cleanup Service Here in Oxnard

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage An Oxnard home after a kitchen fire.

Fires can be devastating, both literally and emotionally. Charred remains are an unpleasant reminder of the event and can be odorous, or worse unsafe. You need a qualified professional to sort through the debris, dispose of it properly in line with state or federal laws as well as to assess what can be salvaged and what cannot. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with cleanup operations after property disasters and can be trusted to provide a professional service to the community.

The type and scale of fire debris in Oxnard properties can vary greatly. Depending on the size of the fire there may be structural damage, charring on fittings and furniture or possessions. SERVPRO can help you with any size or scale of damage by using a range of equipment. Depending on your needs we can liaise with remodeling contractors on your behalf or send technicians with IICRC certificates in odor control and fire remediation.

One thing we can do on arrival is returned the home to a safe environment. That could include restoring power, removing hazardous materials or checking for other potential damages that may not be visible. We can also conduct a thorough pre-test to assess the type of materials burned and the type of residue left behind; different materials burn in different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to cleaning them.

At SERVPRO we have access to a wide range of equipment. Where there are charred fittings, for example, we can use sandblasting to aggressively remove the visible signs leaving behind a smooth, clean surface. Equally, soda and ice blasting techniques can be useful in removing soot that has set into fabrics or furnishings. Our team find solutions on a case by case basis and can tailor the approach to your requirements.

After a fire, not all items are salvageable. Those that are not salvageable can be packed up and taken by SERVPRO for safe disposal. Our team is happy to remove any items and promise to clean up after themselves, leaving your home "Like it never even happened."

If you would like to know more, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 today.

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Oxnard Business Can Benefit with SERVPRO's Advice and Recommendations for Water Loss Prevention and Mitigation

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Businesses in Oxnard that intend to be around for the long haul are wise to make some contingency preparations. They might have backup accounting systems, alternative material sources, and several versions of their marketing approach to fall back on. None of these efforts help if a water damage disaster wipes out their physical plant. We can help prepare for the unthinkable.

Commercial enterprises laid low by water damage in Oxnard face the grim truth that nearly 50 percent of businesses never recover from a shutdown. We know about the challenges faced when water floods through or saturates the building materials or inventory of a business. Our suggestion is to work with us on a well-thought-out plan that anticipates the stress water damage brings and seeks to minimize downtime in your operations.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) combines the knowledge and experience in water damage recovery of our seasoned project managers with your priorities and day to day familiarity with your business operations. We walk through your commercial property, seeking to understand how you conduct business while looking for vulnerabilities to any water incursion. Our employees take the opportunity to recommend adaptations to storage choices, equipment placement, and a host of other tweaks that help you avoid disaster in case you do experience a water loss. We sketch out a blueprint, including locations of utility shutoffs.

You augment the information gathered by SERVPRO representatives using our mobile app. Share with us the identities and contact information of vendors and contractors who outfitted your site with equipment and systems. When we work through the restoration plan after water damage occurs, we can touch base with those who installed or designed your working configurations. Designate employees or family members to act in your stead if you are unavailable during a water emergency.

The pairing of the two plans clarifies that you want SERVPRO to take on the cleanup and restoration if a water damage disaster occurs. In one concise electronic document, we delineate a procedure that gets your business back up and running fast. Except in the most extreme scenarios we pledge to permit the continuation of at least partial business operations during our restoration process.

SERVPRO of Oxnard is eager to work with local businesses in disaster preparedness planning. Call us at (805) 984-2347 far in advance of any crisis to schedule the first evaluation of your site.

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Microscopic invaders in your Oxnard home or business

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy studs SERVPRO of Oxnard found mold behind moisture affected drywall in this Oxnad home.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your Oxnard home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Oxnard, an IICRC Certified Firmcan inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 805-984-2347

We are Cleaning Experts

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help SERVPRO of Oxnard is here to help in this time of need.

SERVPRO of Oxnard is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Oxnard, 805-984-2347



SERVPRO® of Oxnard restores an arsonist’s attempt of destruction.

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Arson damaged stairs Fire Damaged Stairwell caused by arson.


This past February we received a call from a local insurance agent reporting that one of their policy holders had a small fire in her home. Fortunately, the home was vacant and undergoing some minor renovation. When arriving on site we also discovered the home was equipped with a fire suppression system (water sprinklers) that saved the home from complete destruction.

So, what did that leave us? A BIG MESS! Burned and melted carpet, smoke damage throughout the home, fire damaged drywall and framing, and a whole house water damage! No problem for SERVPRO® of Oxnard.


After assessing the damage (that could be seen) we drew up our scope of work and submitted it to the insurance company after which it was approved and work to restore the property the next day. WOW! We were in for a surprise!

  • The fuel that was used to start the fire had soaked through the carpet into the wood subfloor and the water from the sprinkler system spread it throughout the entire second floor.
  • It was also discovered that the sprinkler system had been installed on the main water for the home!
  • The staircase had so much damage from the fire that the water that absorbed into the wood frame caused it to swell and started to come apart.


At the time of this blog post, work on the home still continues. Our IICRC certified technicians are currently setting up a scissor lift to remove the 22-foot ceiling in the formal living/dining room and begin the actual smoke removal process from unaffected surfaces not damaged by water. Before we know it, we will be starting the build back and welcoming the homeowner back into their home.

At SERVPRO® of Oxnard, an IICRC Certified Firm, our commitment to you is to make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us at (805) 984-2347 for ANY of your fire, smoke, or water damage needs 24/7/365!

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SPRING into Spring with SERVPRO of Oxnard

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Spring Cleaning SERVPRO of Oxnard can help you get a BIG jumpstart on your Spring Cleaning!

Well it's that time again!

With the dreaded Daylight Saving Time Spring Forward this past Sunday, SERVPRO of Oxnard welcomes you to the unofficial start of SPRING!

That's right! It's time for Spring Cleaning! After having the windows closed for the past three months you probably have a nice accumulation of dust and other contaminants in your carpets, upholstery, air ducts, window dressings, and other soft textile surfaces in your home or business.

What can SERVPRO of Oxnard do for you?

Simply put, we can make it "Like it never even happened." With our advanced cleaning systems and training, we can help reduce or eliminate the contaminants and allergens in your Oxnard home or business.

What is dust?

Dust is made of fine particles of solid matter. On Earth, it generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by wind (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.

Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that commonly live in house dust. They feed on flakes of dead skin, or dander, that are shed by people and pets. These tiny creatures are a big source of allergens and can worsen allergies and asthma. Dust mites can live in mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets, and curtains in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Camarillo now to help you get a jump on your Spring Cleaning!

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Some Shortcuts for Water Damage Remediation in Oxnard

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged carpet When water damage affects the carpeting in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal efforts. Our technicians respond quickly.

Dealing with Water Damage in Your Oxnard Carpets

Homeownership, unfortunately, is often full of unpredictable challenges, such as a bathtub overflowing and flooding your carpeted hallway. Even if you have a carpet shampooer to remove excess water, you may need professional assistance to mitigate any secondary damage like carpet delamination in the form of backings buckling or rippling or potential mold colony growth. 

Dealing with water damage after an unfortunate overflow in your Oxnard home may be seriously inconvenient, but it does not mean that your carpet is completely destroyed. With proper extraction, drying, and cleaning, SERVPRO technicians most likely can restore your carpet to preloss condition. Drying carpet quickly helps to prevent excess moisture from seeping into the backing, potentially requiring removal or even replacement of the carpet. 

When the carpet becomes wet, it is not just the carpet visible to you that incurs damage. There are also the primary and secondary backings to consider since they play an essential role in the life and durability of the carpet. The primary backing material consists of woven or spun-bonded material that has carpet tufts woven or needle-punched into it, typically made of synthetic or jute materials. 

The secondary backing is the layer at the backside of the carpet, which is attached with latex adhesive, providing strength, allowing the carpet to keep its shape after installation. The secondary backing may be jute or synthetic material like polypropylene.

It is important to note that 99% of the carpet made today is out of synthetic material, rather than the burlap-like jute. However, older carpet in homes and some area rugs still have jute, which tends to shrink when wet making it imperative to dry the carpet quickly after exposure to water. Polypropylene, on the other hand, does not absorb as much water and does not shrink; however, it may be difficult to stretch during re-installation. 

After water damage, it is also crucial to inspect, replacing, if necessary, the coated latex adhesive material that anchors tufts into the carpet's primary backing to hold primary and secondary backing together when restoring carpets. Latex breaks down quickly due to age, heat, and heavy traffic potentially causing delamination, meaning that primary and secondary backings loosen, and the carpet loses its shape.  

SERVPRO water damage experts understand carpet and how to remove excess moisture best while preserving the appearance of your carpet. Our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened." 

Contact SERVPRO of Oxnard (General Contractor License: 892710) at (805) 984-2347 for 24/7 assistance. 

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Did You Know That Floodwaters in Oxnard Contain Contamination

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

storm damage and mud and water Who do you call for storm and flood damage? SERVPRO!

Flood Water Removal Oxnard – Understanding Water Contamination

There are microbes and viruses around us all of the time in small quantities. But when there is a flood, not only does the water inundate your home or business causing damage, it also brings a great deal of contamination. Floodwaters may include microbes, viruses, bacteria, human and animal waste, as well as chemical waste. Left too long without cleanup and mitigation, and the danger to humans escalates exponentially.

SERVPRO provides flood water removal in Oxnard and surrounding areas. Our technicians and equipment are ready to respond on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis. We are usually on-site within four hours of receiving your call. Our team members follow the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). IICRC certifies and sets the standards for flood restoration as well as other disasters.

Avoiding Self Contamination

After a flood, we have to assume the worst regarding the amount and type of contamination in the floodwaters. We urge homeowners and business people to wear proper protection if planning to enter a flooded building. Wear protective gear for protection against feces, chemicals, medical waste, even dead animals, along with the bacteria and microbes that are present. SERVPRO can assist as well. We can retrieve specific items after an emergency.

We asses every item regarding whether it can be cleaned and decontaminated. We document and dispose of non-recoverable items. We place recovered items in a staging area where these items are kept safe. After removing the debris and floodwaters, we begin thorough cleaning and drying.

We remove structural materials such as drywall, floors, cupboards to facilitate decontamination. SERVPRO can assist in repairs and restoration of your building after a flood, reducing recovery time and lowering overall costs.

We also hold Contractor Licenses: General: 892710, CSLB: 892710

Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Oxnard and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Your Oxnard

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling You can call (805) 984-2347 for rapid disaster cleanup today.

Attic Water Damage in Oxnard Cleaned Up Fast

Water damage in attics can be hard to detect until it has proliferated for days, weeks, or even months. This type of damage creates a variety of potential problems for homeowners, from soft, crumbly drywall to mold growth on insulation. Consumer-grade products are not designed to handle these types of issues, but there is a team that can help.

If your Oxnard home needs water damage cleanup fast, the pros at SERVPRO can come to you within hours of your call to remove debris and restore your home to a preloss condition. SERVPRO uses a scientific approach to disaster cleanup, alongside cutting-edge moisture measurement technologies like infrared imaging and thermohygrometers, to determine the location of damages and remove them quickly and safely. SERVPRO also offers general contracting services (license #892710) for additional repairs after cleanup.

Preventing Water Damage to Your Attic
    •    Do a roof inspection. Check gutters, damaged shingles, or leaky flashing. While this may not be the source of your leak, these damages can make small issues much worse.
    •    Limit condensation. Water vapor from lower floors can accumulate in your attic, so keep vents clear of obstructions to prevent condensation that can cause water damage.
    •    Check your appliances. If you have an attic water heater, inspect the tank and supply line for leaks and flush it out regularly. If your central air conditioning is located in the attic, make sure your condensate drain is free of clogs to prevent overflows. You can implement an overflow safety switch to shut the A/C off before leaks can develop.
    •    Take care of your pipes. Many water supply lines are routed through homeowners' attics. If yours is unconditioned, cold temperatures can cause these pipes to burst from the pressure caused by freezing water. Check these areas for pinhole leaks and seepage, and contact a plumber right away to mitigate the issue.

How SERVPRO Removes Damage
SERVPRO technicians use a broad spectrum of tools to address structural damages and prepare your attic for drying. If you have fiberglass insulation, technicians can use a specialized vacuum to dry it separately from the structure and reinstall it after cleanup. Documents, books, and other paper goods that may have been affected by water can be taken offsite for a sublimation (freeze-drying) treatment. Instead of drying these papers the traditional way, freeze-drying prevents further water damage and maintains the current condition of documents.

SERVPRO of Oxnard works hard to ensure that your home looks, “Like it never even happened.” You can call (805) 984-2347 for rapid disaster cleanup today.

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When Leaking Pipes in Oxnard Homes Causes Water Damaged Walls

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in bathroom. Partial drywall removed exposing insulation Sometimes water damage requires that all or part of a wall be removed. Fast water removal is essential to minimizing damage.

Water Removal Oxnard – Moisture Damage to Walls

Almost all of the plumbing in your home is behind walls, in the ceiling, or even under the floor. Occasionally the water pipes spring a pin-sized hole, which allows a fine spray of water to soak everything in the immediate vicinity. Vapor barriers can sometimes prevent the leak from being noticed until water leaks from behind walls or ceilings. 

SERVPRO provides water removal and repairs in the Oxnard area 24/7 and can be onsite in less than four hours. We understand that by arriving onsite quickly, we can control the amount of damage and reduce the secondary damage from high moisture situations.

What are Vapor Barriers 

Homebuilders install vapor barriers while your home is to prevent moisture from passing through the wall. Vapor barriers protect your home from moisture and reduce the chances of mold in your home. Typically, a moisture barrier is made of 6 mils plastic sheeting. 

Sometimes, consumers inadvertently add vapor barriers. For example, vinyl wallpaper, which is common in many homes, acts as a vapor barrier. Many people prefer to use semi-gloss, gloss, and enamel paint in their homes. This quality of paint is durable, can be washed, and acts as a vapor retardant. 

Why Must An Entire Wall be Replaced? 

Often, homeowners are surprised to learn that an entire wall needs replacing when there is a leak in a pipe inside the wall. The wallboard is highly absorbent, soaking up water quickly. The outside surface, which covered with vinyl wallpaper or vapor retardant paint, may not have allowed early detection of the leak. Yet the wall is entirely soaked and must be replaced. 

SERVPRO has a variety of moisture sensors we use to detect hidden areas of moisture. We can also complete all repairs after removing water damaged walls or flooring materials and drying your home. Our Contractor Licenses: General: 892710, California State License Board (CSLB): 892710, allow us to help the customer recover from water damage events quickly with temporary and permeant reconstruction repairs to your home. 

Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Oxnard and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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How SERVPRO Extracts Water Oxnard Homes After Flooding

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Workers cleaning road after mudslide due to flooding Flash flooding can occur any time of year. SERVPRO has a fast response time to begin restoring your home.

Flash Flood Storm Restoration in Oxnard Can Involve Various Extraction Operations

If you live around Oxnard, you probably know that the region can often get riddled with severe thunderstorms that can bring much rain in a short amount of time. A flash flood storm can cause inches and possibly feet of water to build upon your property outside your house. Once water gets that deep, it could find its way into your structure through a leaking roof or old door or window seals.

Once the water starts to enter your building after a flash flood storm in Oxnard, the liquid H2O could become deep inside your house. If the water gets deep enough inside your home, it could make your residence unsafe and uninhabitable. Luckily, a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to help you get back into your home and even make it seem, "Like it never even happened." During any moisture damage scenario, we always start the restoration process with the extraction phase. Extraction takes place first because it is much easier to remove water while it is still a liquid and before it evaporates into the air and soaks into your building materials and contents.

During most restoration projects, our SERVPRO team conducts the extraction process in two different steps. First, any standing water that is more than two inches deep gets sucked up by a submersible pump and then expelled into a sewer drain such as your bathtub or toilet. If there are several rooms and areas of your house that contain deep, standing water, then we can set up a different sump pump for each negatively affected room. If there is any liquid water present on hard, non-porous floors such as tile or hardwood flooring, we can mop it up or push it into a floor drain with a squeegee.

For water that has soaked into porous materials such as carpet or upholstered items, we can use a heavy-duty extractor with specialized extraction tools attached to it. We can utilize different equipment for heavily saturated carpets or small upholstered items like recliner chairs. Both the heavy-duty extraction units and the handheld Water Claw extraction tools use the weight of the operator to compress the fabrics down so more water can get vacuumed up.

If you ever need help with deep water inside your house after a brutal storm, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 24/7, because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Flooded Basement in Oxnard? Call SERVPRO

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

trailer full of SERVPRO drying equipent This equipment is always ready to go to dry your water damaged home.

Using Our Truck-Mounted Extractors for Flooded Oxnard Basements 

Substantial flooding scenarios present considerable risks for Oxnard homes when not addressed immediately. When several feet of water exist, spanning hundreds or even thousands of square feet at this lower level, our SERVPRO team must utilize the extraction tools and equipment that can complete the job most efficiently. The faster we can remove standing water, the sooner we can begin drying, disinfection, cleaning, and recovery of this basement. 

While multiple extraction tools can play a part in recovering damage from flooding in Oxnard basements, cost efficiency and time must become primary factors for our customers. We seek to provide effective removal of standing water, and this often means choosing the most potent extraction equipment available to our professionals: the truck-mount pump. This large unit can pull water from the floor of the basement at 300 psi. 

Debris is a common concern when contending with natural flooding, and removing water that could have dirt, silt, and other particles in it create an insurmountable challenge for commonly used pumps in our inventory. For most water loss situations, our SERVPRO professionals would utilize electric submersible pumps for their quiet operation and longer discharge lines. Still, they do not have the power or wide intake and discharge hoses to pick up the water and solids as well. 

While we have the option to fill up the tank on the truck multiple times with extracted water when there is no available place to dispose of the water on-site, but this is rarely the case. Even in situations where flooding has occurred throughout the neighborhood, drainage is often still available with the sanitary sewer systems. We can access this by discharging from the truck-mount unit into a sewer cleanout found on the property of the damaged home. 

Flooding in the basement can present multiple layers of threats for your residence, but recovering this damage begins with powerful and deliberate extraction techniques. With the most formidable pump in our inventory, our SERVPRO of Oxnard team can quickly get your property ready for drying and disinfection. Contact us today at (805) 984-2347. 

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Oxnard Home Harboring Asbestos? SERVPRO Offers Safe Abate and Build Back

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Addressing Asbestos Concerns in Aging Oxnard Homes

Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom in your Oxnard home can sometimes lead to the unfortunate discovery of asbestos insulation or construction material. Homes that were built several decades ago are most likely to contain some form of the destructive substance, and exposure can be a health hazard. Addressing these concerns requires the skilled and educated abatement specialists of accredited firms like our SERVPRO restoration team.

The state of California has strict rules and regulations that govern how our professionals begin asbestos abatement for Oxnard homes and businesses. Maintaining our endorsements to continue this work requires our entire organization to follow these guidelines set in place by state offices such as the California State License Board (CSLB) and the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

Remodeling can often expose some of these potential products and materials that contain asbestos and require immediate containment and abatement to begin. Through the 70s and 80s, asbestos could get found in many household construction materials, including insulation, vinyl floor tiles, door gaskets, roofing felt, and acoustic ceilings. While most homes did not contain an abundance of these products, any of them can allow fibers to become aerosolized during demolition and removal.

Because asbestos can be a substantial health hazard for those exposed, it should only get removed and even contained by professionals like our trained SERVPRO team. We can follow the strict disposal guidelines for sealing bags, cartons, and drums filled with asbestos-containing materials (ACM.) Our technicians keep copies of the hauling and disposal permits the state requires to show our customers we are up to code and knowledgeable about safe removal practices.

We have specific training on full containment protocols and reducing the spread and aerosolization of asbestos fibers. We can work to not only manage the asbestos concerns that have become uncovered in the house but also complete the remodeling project to your specifications and wishes once it is safe to do so.

As stressful as the presence of ACM can be in your home, especially when discovered during demolition, our SERVPRO of Oxnard professionals have the training and certifications to help. We are an accredited firm that can help you through nearly every step of asbestos abatement. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

When Storms Cause Water Damage to Oxnard Attics

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Removal and Rebuilding Flooded Oxnard Attics  

Storm damages are one of the most challenging obstacles to overcome, especially when the structural breaches allow flooding in Oxnard homes and businesses. Because of situations like wind-driven rain, or the frequency of torrential storms in the region, a single event can cause catastrophic damage to areas like your roof. Shingles can get torn off in large sections, fallen trees can break through your residence, or years of moisture penetration can finally buckle under a hailstorm.  

When these circumstances occur, not only are you concerned with the structural damage, but you also have to consider storm and floodwater removal for your Oxnard home. You might not instantly know when your roof has sustained damage, especially during the howling winds and waves of rainfall against other areas of the house and property. Some homeowners do not recognize a problem until water begins to drip from the ceiling of the space beneath the attic, that a flooding situation is underway.  

Our SERVPRO team understands how stressful this can be, especially when the water has moved to the living space beneath the attic. Untold damage could exist to every area of the roof, from literal holes and collapsed supports, to missing shingles that allow direct rainfall to leech through the underlayment. Roof tarping is vital in these scenarios because it prevents further damage while our team begins mitigation work to address standing water and migrating moisture. In attic spaces, we need extractors with longer discharge leads, which can make the use of electric sump pumps and wet vacuums the only suitable solutions.  

Unchallenged water and saturated materials become too heavy to remain installed and can collapse. Structural hazards are always a concern with attic flooding, and we can better inform our SERVPRO restorers of these threats with discovery devices. Identifying where moisture damage exists and what saturated structural elements could deteriorate focuses the controlled demolition efforts and drying process on protecting your property best.  

Storm damages can quickly cripple a roof and permit the intrusion of water damage. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard team can show that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us anytime you need us at (805) 984-2347. 

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Oxnard Commercial Building Owners Understand SERVPRO's Commitment to Safe Asbestos Abatement

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Red Warning Tape--Danger Asbestos Removal SERVPRO Offers Safe and Complete Asbestos and Biohazardous Material Removal in Industrial and Commercial Sites

Type Of Materials That Require Asbestos Abatement In Your Oxnard Area Business

First, you should understand that there are strict regulations supplied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA or EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as many state and local bodies regarding the handling of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Work on any Oxnard area restaurant with the possibility of containing these kinds of materials requires specialized training, licensing, and permits.

Established asbestos abatement procedures in Oxnard help keep the area safe and clean. Technicians use these procedures to eliminate the thousands of products containing asbestos that contractors used until the late 1960s. ACMs were popular because of the unique properties of asbestos, including – fire resistance, high tensile strength, reduced heat and electrical conduction, and its near invulnerability to chemical decay.

Asbestos made a great fireproofing material, often sprayed onto steel beams, columns, and decking used to construct multi-story buildings. The application of chrysotile or amosite containing asbestos prevented structural members from warping or collapsing during a fire. As a result, SERVPRO technicians often find asbestos in your walls, ceiling, crawl spaces, attic, and other hard-to-reach areas.

We should note that asbestos, when added to a variety of building materials, can enhance strength. You can find asbestos in some specialty concrete or concrete-like products, often used as siding and roofing shingles. You can also find asbestos in wallboard, corrugated and flat sheets used for roofing, cladding, and partitions; or as pipes and ducts. Asphalt, vinyl, and other materials used to make roofing felts, exterior siding, floor tile, joint compounds, and adhesives also contain asbestos.

The only way to determine if ACMs exist on your property is through testing, SERVPRO technicians can provide you with the necessary services. Since many of these ACMs seal tight after installation, they typically only release asbestos fibers if mechanically damaged, through a process of drilling, cutting, or sanding.

ACMs also received widespread attention for use as thermal insulation in kitchens, or condensation control in basements. Contractors installed ACMs using a sprayer, trowel, or factory installation on or within appliances or other equipment. SERVPRO technicians can help you identify existing ACMs and handle them according to established guidelines.

Call SERVPRO of Oxnard for answers to additional questions or schedule your restaurant's initial inspection today. (805) 984-2347

Why SERVPRO is Your Trusted Choice to Restore Fire Damage in Oxnard

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Trust SERVPRO to Handle Fire Damage in Your Oxnard Residence 

Fire damage in Oxnard can happen because of many different reasons, including wildfires, and the stress that accompanies fire emergencies is challenging with which to deal. Cleaning up your fire-damaged home alone can be daunting. SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) help you to tackle the problem. We are a premier restoration firm that offers comprehensive services.

After the unfortunate fire damage in your Oxnard home, our professional team can restore it to the preloss condition quickly. Challenging complexities accompany fire and smoke-damaged properties. Tried techniques, specialized equipment, and extensive experience qualify us to complete any fire restoration project. Once we get to your home, we can perform emergency services meant to prevent fire and smoke damage from causing further damage to your property. We also provide a safer work site for our restorers and prepare your home for mitigation and restoration work to start.

One of the difficult tasks you may have to deal with after a fire ruins your home is removing smoke odors. The pores in wood open up after the heat of the flames strikes. These pores close when the environment cools, but they trap noxious odors and toxins. Floating smoke particles can also become deeply embedded within walls, carpeting, wooden furniture, and flooring. Without expert treatment, the smoky scents can remain in your home for several years.

Advanced equipment can eliminate foul scents from smoke-damaged areas. Our technicians can help you deodorize odors in your property by using air scrubbers. These devices can eliminate airborne particles as well as gases and odors from the air. They draw dirty indoor air through a series of filters, capturing gases, particles, and scents and then return the clean air into the environment. Our team may also use deodorizing granules or pellets to eliminate the smells. These pellets have a mineral known as fuller’s earth that acts as a sponge to absorb odors. We can place them in a shallow pan to deodorize a specific area.

Like most owners of fire-damaged homes, you may not want to hire several disaster restoration firms, project managers, and construction crews to restore your home when one company can handle it. We offer all-inclusive restoration services. Our SERVPRO team simplifies the restoration process by managing the initial cleanup work and reconstructing the affected areas. Working with a team that can complete the entire restoration project can help you save time and money.

When in need of a fire damage restoration services, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347. We can make the fire loss appear “Like it never even happened.”

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Take the Stress out of Water Damage in Oxnard

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Experts In Oxnard Explain Drying Science Used In Restoration

Whenever a pipe breaks inside your home in Oxnard, many conditions get created that can ruin your building materials and contents. If water damage inside your house goes untreated for too long secondary issues can result. Whenever you notice wet items inside your structure, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We have the proper training and experience to help you prevent secondary problems like mold from occurring.

A big part of restoring any water damage in Oxnard is the applied structural drying or ASD phase. The first step to mitigating moisture-related issues after we deem the work area safe is to extract any liquid water. Once all standing water and wet items such as carpet have been extracted, we then move towards rapidly drying out your structural components.

To dry out a structure as quickly as possible, our SERVPRO technicians study drying science. The best way to remove moisture from a building is to create an atmospheric environment that is conducive for rapid drying. When formulating a drying plan, we first utilize instruments to test the atmosphere.

We measure things like the indoor temperature and humidity to see if the atmosphere is one that supports the fast drying of your building materials and contents. If the environment is not ideal for ASD, then our crew can manipulate the situation to make it conducive for rapid drying. We can accomplish this by using pieces of equipment such as dehumidifiers and portable heaters.

We measure the temperature in a building because hot air can hold more moisture than cooler air. This means that more water from wet solid materials can evaporate into warmer air making dry work faster when temperatures are higher. If needed, we can set up portable heaters to increase the temperature inside the affected region of your house.

We measure humidity levels because things dry out faster when the humidity is lower. If needed, we can take two humidity measurements. The relative humidity is expressed as a percentage, and it is the amount of moisture the air is holding at a given temperature. The humidity ratio tells us the exact amount of moisture in the air, and it is measured in grains per pound or gpp.

If humidity levels are too high for quick-drying, our technicians can add dehumidifiers to pull water from the air. For professional help after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Oxnard Renovations Often Reveal the Need for Safe Asbestos Abatement Services -- Rely on SERVPRO

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Asbestos Danger Warning Sign at House Site SERVPRO Advises Oxnard Property Owners to Seek Professional Asbestos Abatement--Please Do Not Try to Remove this Hazardous Material Yourself

Can You Live with Undisturbed Asbestos in Your Oxnard Home?

Asbestos was such a common element in the construction of older homes and businesses that it has been a driving force in the development of an abatement division in our Oxnard team. With professionals capable of addressing the presence of asbestos in your home safely and efficiently, it is no surprise how many homeowners have sought the experience and extensive training of our SERVPRO team for the containment, abatement, and safe discarding of asbestos threats.

Many property owners might already require asbestos abatement in Oxnard properties and not even realize it. When left undisturbed and unagitated, asbestos can lay dormant and relatively harmless. Due to the deterioration of aging structures, the infiltration of rodents, or any other disturbing presence, this insulation can release hazardous and harmful fibers throughout the immediate area. These fibers can remain circulating in your home for years after a single disturbance, making asbestos a ticking time bomb of sorts for property owners.
Due to strict regulations and established laws in the state of California, only accredited professionals approved through the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and on the list of the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) can legally perform abatement on affected areas larger than 100 square feet. While you can attempt to remove smaller square footage than this on your own, you must remember that our team has the appropriate tools, training, and protective apparel to perform that task safely.
Our SERVPRO professionals can carefully remove asbestos from your home as efficiently and safely as possible. We have special containers that can store these hazardous materials until we can dispose of them according to California’s strict disposal guidelines.
Asbestos abatement is not something that you want to have to think about, but if you have an older home, it is something that you need to prepare for moving forward. You can always count on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Oxnard team. No matter how challenging abatement can be, you are entrusting your property and well-being to skilled professionals when you call (805) 984-2347.

We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Oxnard Home

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

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When Your Guests Leave Fire Damage Behind in Your Oxnard Property, We can Help

From chaperoning overnight events for young adults to keeping your great aunt and uncle nearby during a holiday visit to Oxnard, guests can leave you with the unexpected. While many might tell you of such situations immediately, not all decide to provide this information, instead, letting you discover it later. 

Once discovered, you must take care of your Oxnard property, especially if fire damage occurred. The sooner we can start the necessary mitigation and restoration work, the less work we must do to achieve the goal of attaining pre-event condition. 

If the area involved is part of your primary residence, fire damage can affect your family directly. If a guest house or separate structure became damaged, this could provide us with extra space in which to work more efficiently.

Depending on the type of fuel consumed by the fire, the soot can produce stronger or weaker odors. Some soot types contain more oily residues, like protein fires from cooking. A slightly burnt roast can leave a small house reeking for a significant amount of time. We clean the light covering of soot away from interior surfaces by hand. This includes walls, ceilings, doors and cabinets, windows, and furniture.

Our technicians usually box up furnishings for a faster way to clean these items. We do this in a very organized manner, complete with an inventory listing of each item included in each box. This inventory list follows your items, allowing us to continually update it whenever needed. 

While one team cleans up smoke residue and deodorizes your property, another team works with our ultrasound bath. This equipment cleans many items of all types of foreign matter, including oils and other liquid by-products caused by fire.

When structural fire damage occurs, our building services department, under California State License Board (CSLB) # 892710, can handle tear-downs, debris removal, and rebuilding of the damaged areas. Having SERVPRO do both the cleaning work and all of the restoration work saves our customers time and money and reduces miscommunication between teams.

Many synthetics can also create toxic fumes that continue to off-gas long after the fire goes out and no longer burns. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can remedy this problem with a variety of deodorization applications. The method chosen depends significantly on the type of fire, as well as the structure and its contents.

SERVPRO of Oxnard mitigates fire damage in all types of residences. No job is too large or complex, nor too small or insignificant for us. Smoke residue can continue imparting terrible scents no matter how much you air out the premises. You can depend on us to clean, deodorize, and restore your guesthouse to preloss condition. Call us at (805) 984-2347 to start the process.

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Oxnard Structures Often Contain Asbestos Materials Requiring Expertise for Safe Removal--Call SERVPRO

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Well-Trained Asbestos Abatement Professionals in Oxnard

The discovery of asbestos in older structures throughout Oxnard is not surprising, especially when you consider that this material used to be a standard in the construction world. Because of its potential health risks, and the damage it can do to those directly exposed, the need for abatement teams became a pressing concern. Our SERVPRO team has a group of restoration technicians specially trained to manage asbestos in structures and work to keep occupants of the building safe.

Asbestos abatement for Oxnard homes and businesses is not an approach that untrained and unskilled property owners should attempt on their own. There are no set levels of exposure deemed safe for this additive to flame retardant insulations and sprays. As such, California developed precise guidelines for the handling and management of these hazards, including training and experience that technicians in our abatement team must have before authorized to contribute. Also, the state has mandated that only contractors listed in the Cal/OSHA Asbestos Registration can remove these materials regardless of how concentrated or sparse the presence might be. Our professionals are among those qualified to handle these threats.
The presence of asbestos on its own, undisturbed, is not a pressing health risk. The trouble occurs when materials deteriorate over time, or shift and the disturbance of the installed asbestos material release dangerous fibers into the home. These fibers can remain circulating in a house for years, which is what makes immediate abatement from our SERVPRO professionals a wise choice. Per state regulations, our licensed professionals can utilize special equipment to sample the environment for asbestos and determine the concentration levels and the threat level.
The handling and disposal of materials with these dangerous fibers is a process strictly regulated with concise guidelines, and our professionals adhere to these policies and safely dispose of the material. We have specific containers that comply with the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency in California. Our ability to safely dispose of asbestos-containing construction materials (ACCM) from your home or business can keep you from falling out of compliance with the changing landscape of EPA, OSHA, and California safety regulations for ACCM.
Containment is an essential component of our removal and abatement processes. Depending on the situation, we can choose how to best quarantine these areas and remain in compliance throughout removal. Whether the discovery of these hazardous materials occurs by accident or through the renovation and remodeling of your aging property, our professionals can help.
Whether you know a risk exists or not, you can trust in our SERVPRO of Oxnard team to perform a thorough, honest inspection of the grounds for any hazards that exist. We can work quickly if asbestos gets discovered to keep your property and its occupants safe. Give us a call anytime you need us at (805) 984-2347.

Our Certified Professionals Are Ready 24/7 To Restore Your Oxnard Home After A Water Damage Emergency

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

A drying machine being used to fix carpet after water damage "Floating" a carpet that has suffered a water loss can dry the underlying slab, prevent delamination of the carpet and mold growth.

Water Spilling Over the Edge of Your Forgotten Tub Damages More than the Bathroom Carpet in Your Oxnard Home

Accidents happen most often in either the bathroom or the kitchen, and these include incidents without injuries. Those involving water can lead to someone slipping on a wet floor or getting shocked by a wet styling tool. When water gets displaced in your Oxnard home and ends up in the wrong place, it can harm your home's structure.

When a sink or tub overflows onto the floor of your house in Oxnard, water damage can start spreading from the area before you have a chance to turn off the faucet. SERVPRO's certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) understand the crucial importance of mitigating the area. The condition of the rest of your home depends on a skilled and competent mitigation team.

Training for Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) takes time but doing so means we can give our customers the quickest possible response when it matters the most. Water damage never takes a break in spreading to new areas of your home. It damages ever-larger portions of your property through both the condensation of water vapor onto other materials and the water gradually seeping farther away from the initial location of the invasive water.

More than your carpet gets wet when things like this happen. The floor below the carpet also gets soaked. Because of water's nature, it can also end up underneath the tub or sink's cabinet. Able to slowly leak downward from here, it can end up inside walls, corroding electrical components, compacting insulation, and starting microbial infestations.

Clipping the end of the carpet to an air mover in a large bathroom can help get small spills dried out, but rolling up while air drying a smaller carpet by taking it outside to dry there in the sunshine can also kill any microbes that might exist. The floor below requires treatment, so it dries as quickly as possible, too. Below the tub or sink, depending on the construction of your home, we might use imaging devices downstairs and go through an existing opening in the ceiling.

When water comes down into another area downstairs from an overflow, we want to collect the water as quickly as possible. This might require us to drill some holes into the ceiling to save it from collapsing. Our building services department, licensed under California State License Board (CSLB) #892710, helps ensure these tiny holes get patched up flawlessly after we finish mitigating the damage and restoring affected areas.

Walls that trap water release it once we drill holes behind the baseboard's location. We always replace this after we dry the interior with our Injectidry system. We do not want you to have to do any cleaning up after we leave.

Making your property “Like it never even happened” is important to us at SERVPRO of Oxnard. Call us at (805) 984-2347 when water threatens your home with damaging effects. We can stop the deterioration and prevent damage from progressing. 

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Oxnard Retail Shops Rely on SERVPRO for Post Fire Loss Cleanup and Restoration

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Protect the Contents of Your Oxnard Jewelry Store After a Fire

Jewelry stores present an impressive array of gemstones and diamonds to the Greater Oxnard area, helping to provide high-end accessories or the perfect way to propose. When fire disasters strike your facility, however, all of these high-end crafted pieces become at risk for damages from soot and smoke residues. Even encased pieces along the display counters can remain at risk, as often the back of these cases are open and susceptible to circulating particulates. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a fast response and the experience to manage this situation in every phase of its recovery.

We have a leading contents department, helping us to approach fire damage in Oxnard shops comprehensively and cost-effectively. These technicians that arrive at your business are responsible for working with the management of your facility to catalog any damaged or at-risk jewelry and accessories and remove it from the area. If certain products require cleaning, deodorization, and other recovery efforts, they can travel safely to our facility. Those that do not require focused cleaning can get moved to an area that cannot become affected by the overwhelming odor and soot conditions of the main show floor.
Because you have invested so much into this inventory, we take the time to document each piece in the lot and group them with unique coding systems. Not only can this help to keep our SERVPRO team informed about cleaning and recovery progress, but it can help you to access these items whenever you need to throughout the restoration of your store.
Our contents department can also oversee the return of these items to your store once our professionals have removed lingering fire damage effects and brought your building back to preloss condition. Because of our careful and meticulous documentation of the pack-out process, we can return each of these items to their original positions “Like it never even happened.”
There are always those looking to find the ideal engagement ring, improve on items they might already have, or add a new piece to their collection. Whenever fire loss incidents occur, however, a fast path back to serving your customers is with our SERVPRO of Oxnard team. We have a skilled contents department and reconstruction team that can make your storefront look better than ever. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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How Professionals Restore Fire Damaged Homes in Oxnard

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Even this seemingly small fire can spread residue throughout the home, damaging your treasures. Call SERVPRO to help restore your home.

Loss Recovery Services after Fire Damage in your Oxnard home

Fires that burn at high temperatures create rising air pressure, temperature as well as significant damage to the structure of your home. Open windows can result in large soot deposits on the exterior walls of your home as well as residues within. These high temperatures and high-pressure fires can also cause synthetic to finish to bubble or melt on furnishings and fittings requiring extensive loss recovery services to get them back to normal. We offer local technicians who can assess the damages caused by a fire-related incident.  We then put in place practical solutions to get your home back to its preloss condition.

When there is fire damage in your Oxnard home, you should seek the help of a professional. A do it yourself attitude can be beneficial in maintaining your home. Clearing away smoke residues is a complicated procedure and, without the proper knowledge and equipment, you could end up spreading residues to unaffected areas causing further soiling. SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) are specially trained to restore damages on walls or contents and reduce losses.

Here at SERVPRO, we train our technicians to operate with a restore over replace mentality. During a restoration service, these restorers can earmark certain items in the home, removing those that salvageable and earmarking them for storage at an external facility or on-site cleaning. Not all items are salvageable. Some may have to be disposed of or demolished, which is common in materials that have a porous nature and take on massive amounts of soot or residue.

When a fire burns for a long time in a property, you may find structure itself shows signs of damage. SERVPRO can pressure wash surfaces with significant soiling to discover whether the structure sustained harm. We can use sandblasting equipment to remove charring from surface layers or remove and clean the affected structure to prepare it for replacement from a third-party contractor. Sometimes, worn away finish can be sanded and refinished by SERVPRO technicians on-site without the need for enlisting a third party.

Professional restoration services can help to reduce losses in a damaged structure significantly. Contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 today.

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Our Water Damage Technicians Can Save Your Oxnard Home

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and that begins with a phone call to (805) 984-2347.

Protecting Belongings In Your Oxnard Home From Water Damage

With substantial water loss incidents that pour significant volumes of clean water to the floors of your Oxnard residence, it can be overwhelming to recall immediately how to make the situation better. Of course, it is imperative to shut the water off to the impaired appliance or section of plumbing and understand that these elements must get replaced or repaired before the water can get restored unless it is a non-vital appliance which can stay shut down for prolonged periods.

The next pressing concern for many homeowners is addressing the standing water damage to the Oxnard household, but this leaves vital areas of your property at risk for damage unnecessarily. As important as it is to begin extraction and water removal processes, protecting your belongings and possessions throughout the exposed area only takes a few moments and can save you time and money on restoration. Content management is a considerable portion of the water recovery efforts of our SERVPRO team, and for the DIY enthusiast, this should be a priority as well.

The approach with at-risk items is to determine their condition and how much attention and drying efforts they might individually need. Our SERVPRO content management team would classify them into three categories based on this visual inspection during the damage assessment portion of our restoration effort. Items and personal belongings can get considered a total loss, can be considered unscathed, or in need of restoration services.

While you might not have the experience or the equipment for restoration efforts on individual items, homeowners can still benefit from moving these contents to a safe location somewhere else in the house. The objective is to keep these items dry and protected until extraction and moisture removal efforts complete.

Our SERVPRO of Oxnard team has unique training and an entire dedicated area in our facility for content recovery, drying, and storage. Whenever your home is at risk for a water loss incident and the effects that can come with it, give our professionals a call. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and that begins with a phone call to (805) 984-2347.

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Our Experts Explain Tips For Managing Water Damage In Your Home In Oxnard

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians can remove the water and dry the affected areas effectively.

Tips For Managing Water Damage In Your Oxnard Home Effectively

Dealing with a water loss incident in a home is not appealing, but many Oxnard homeowners find themselves in that situation. Bathtub overflows are a common cause of water damage in homes, and they can occur if someone leaves the water running for the tub to fill and forgets about it. This can send gallons of water on the floor. After a water loss incident in your house, you should take certain steps.

You can minimize the water damage in your Oxnard residence by shutting off the source of the leaking water. For instance, if you have a leaking fixture, search for the water shut-off valve for it. If you cannot find that valve, turn off the main shut-off valve to your property.

After shutting off the water, your responsibility is protecting the house from additional damage. You can move light and valuable furniture to safe areas. The other essential step is contacting a water remediation company such as SERVPRO to start the remediation process. Our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) can use shop vacs to remove the standing water to prevent further destruction of your property and its contents. Primary damage occurs when materials come into direct contact with water, while secondary damage results when water vapor damages materials.

If the bathroom is located on the second floor, it is likely for the water to ruin the ceiling of the room below. Proper drying is crucial for repairing water damaged ceilings. Failing to remove moisture properly can cause mold infestation that could pose a health risk to your family. Our technicians have the drying equipment to dry water-damaged materials. We use air movers to speed up evaporation and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air.

If there’s a chance that porous flooring materials, cabinets, or drywall have been exposed to water, our technicians can perform a detailed moisture inspection using infrared cameras. Water cools surface temperature after evaporating. Infrared cameras identify the differences in temperature to locate potential water damage. With this tool, our SERVPRO crew can identify the areas of concern. We also use moisture meters to detect and monitor the moisture in materials and take measures to remove it.

If you're dealing with a water loss incident in your home and need water damage restoration services, call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347. Our technicians can remove the water and dry the affected areas effectively. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Finds and Fixes Leaks, Removes All Traces of Water--Making Oxnard Properties Safe and Dry

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage from a Plumbing Leak in Your Oxnard Commercial Property--Call SERVPRO for Clean Up, Restoration, and REPAIR

Repairing Plumbing Quickly to Protect Your Oxnard Dormitory

Student housing like dorms for universities and colleges in Oxnard provides conditional accommodation for those attending these schools. When water loss incidents occur through breaches in the plumbing network throughout the building, many living spaces and communal areas can become substantially damaged with little warning. Custodial staff and maintenance for the university may not have the advanced equipment or expertise in disaster recovery made available to our certified professionals.

With multiple institutions both in and around Oxnard, a plumbing along with a restoration service may be needed. We have a comprehensive strategy to helping our customers to recover after water loss incidents. While our technicians arrive with sophisticated equipment to determine the full scope of the damage and what materials have absorbed spreading effects, we also have a licensed contracting division capable of handling many of the damages and vulnerabilities created with exposed structural elements and construction materials.

General Contractor License #: 892710
California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710

Identifying the precise location of the plumbing concerns is among the first steps taken when our SERVPRO professionals arrive at the dorm. We know how quickly a steady flow of water can relocate multiple students from the building, so we react quickly by bringing our state-of-the-art moisture content readers, leak detection equipment, and thermal imagery cameras to locate the break inside of walls, above ceilings, or below floors.

If the break is located in a wall cavity, our SERVPRO team can employ controlled demolition tactics to remove only the portion of the wall preventing access to the compromised portions of the pipe. Our general contractors have experience in all of the building trades, including pipe fitting and plumbing. With fast response to the emergency, we can often prevent more dorms from getting water damage by cutting out pitted plumbing joints and rusted components and replacing it with new materials.

We can offer a dual restoration service to our customers during a damaging water emergency. We respond rapidly; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. By quickly stopping the source of the leak, we can mitigate the damage. Then we have the trained plumbers to fix the problems before our contractors rebuild the torn out sections completing the job, "Like it never even happened."

Thousands of students use the dorms at campuses in and around the area, and our SERVPRO of Oxnard team must remain prepared for disasters that could substantially damage these buildings. Our team has experience, and industry-leading equipment to make compromised plumbing and water damage go away, fast. Give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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When A Flood Strikes Your Oxnard Home, We Can Help!

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard contents department help protect your treasured belongings when disaster strikes.

Content Management In Flood-Damaged Oxnard Ranch Homes

In single-story ranch homes common throughout parts of Oxnard, disasters like flooding can put all of the belongings and possessions of a family at risk. Addressing these concerns, along with the management of the flooding and removal of its effects are priorities for our professionals dispatched to the damaged address. We work to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to their restoration from the initial inspection through reconstruction and cleanup, and this includes management of the contents within a property that can remain at risk for irreparable damage from the flooding.

We know how vital a fast response can be when flood damage has occurred in your Oxnard property, as the spread of floodwater can quickly saturate and impact more than the structural elements and construction materials in the property. The contents of your home represent the investments that you have made, and in many cases, these items are irreplaceable and unique. With the damage that flooding can do, you need our experienced SERVPRO contents department looking out for the belongings in your home.

The pack-out process is a vital component to the full-service experience that we can offer customers in their time of need. With a large SERVPRO facility nearby, we can relocate at-risk or damaged items to our warehouse to get specialized cleaning, disinfection, and deodorization services before they get stored in a climate-controlled vault until restoration work completes in the house and these items can get returned.

Not all of the flood scenarios require full removal of the contents of your property, however. Depending on the spread of the floodwater, there are instances where many of the items, furniture, and other personal belongings can get moved to another location in the house unaffected by the spread of floodwater.

Flood damage can affect your property in multiple ways, and without the appropriate preventative measures and recovery strategies, these effects can prove costly and destructive. Let our SERVPRO of Oxnard contents department help protect your treasured belongings when disaster strikes. Give us a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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Oxnard Homeowners Love SERVPRO's "One-Stop" Experience for Water Loss Cleanup and Plumbing Repairs

5/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? We Extract Water from Plumbing Leaks in Oxnard Homes Even as We Make the Repairs. One Call Does It All!

Repairing Plumbing and Water-Damaged Materials in Your Oxnard Home

We strive to offer a comprehensive approach to recovery and restoration in Oxnard homes and apartments when contending with water loss incidents and damages that can result from them. Addressing the source of this disaster is commonly the first step that we must take when our team arrives at a damaged property, and with causes like burst pipes or plumbing separations, these breaches must get located and repaired for our restoration technicians to find success with mitigation tactics and cleanup.

Our Oxnard team has extensive experience with plumbing and water damage, which can help us to address these impacts and problem areas in your home quickly and confidently. With a crew of contracting experts with years of experience in the building trades including pipefitting and plumbing, we have the tools, and hands-on expertise to replace portions of a damaged pipe or to replace fittings and connections weakened by pressure fluctuations, age, or mineral erosion.

Locating the precise location of this plumbing breach is critical when our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your property. While there are extraction and drying efforts to contend with to begin recovering the damaged portions of your home, the situation can potentially continually worsen without repairs to this compromised point in the plumbing network. We can utilize auditory leak detection equipment that can determine the approximate location of the break. We also utilize infrared thermal imaging to map out any problematic damp area to ensure complete drying of affected areas.

With a better understanding of the location of the breach, our SERVPRO technicians can utilize controlled demolition techniques to remove only the portions of drywall preventing access to where repairs are necessary. Once exposed, our contractors can remove compromised pipes and fittings and fully replace essential components to help the system run optimally again before the removed drywall gets reinstalled. We know what we are doing. Here are several of our official documents: General Contractor License #: 892710, California State License Board (CSLB) #: 892710.

Restoration companies can share certain approaches or equipment when drying up a water damaged property, but few of them also have the full-service approach that our SERVPRO of Oxnard team does to repair the broken plumbing as well to make this water loss incident “Like it never even happened.” For a stress-free "one-stop" cleanup, restoration, and repair service give us a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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SERVPRO Offers a Safe and Secure Asbestos Removal and Abatement to Your Oxnard Commercial or Residential Property

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Buildings in Oxnard, Asbestos Abatement by Professionals!!--Call SERVPRO

Why Asbestos Abatement in an Oxnard Property Might Be Crucial

The process of asbestos abatement can be long and arduous, making many home and business owners hesitant to go through with the process if it needs to be done. However, failing to hire a certified company like SERVPRO to remove asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from a structure may lead to severe penalties from government agencies and could cause long-term health effects of anyone living and working inside. Not all buildings built with asbestos need to have those products removed at any point before their demolition, but there are a few times in a building's life span when asbestos could become an issue.

Demolishing a building constructed before 1978 (and possibly through the mid-80s) typically involves an asbestos abatement in communities like Oxnard. California has very stringent laws governing the removal of this carcinogenic material during a demolition. Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is broken down, damaged, and disturbed. During a demolition project, any asbestos-coated materials in the building are likely to be crushed, potentially creating hazardous materials in the process. SERVPRO technicians remove asbestos-laden materials before other demolitions can commence and carefully dispose of them in containers that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.

Damage Restorations
Most of our damage restoration projects do not require asbestos abatement, even in older homes. However, extensive damages to some materials can cause them to become hazardous, requiring the use of specialized personal protective equipment (PPE) and containment efforts. Sometimes, we may also have to remove some asbestos-coated materials in your home to avoid disturbing them and creating a potential health hazard. In the workplace, added precautions are typically needed during the removal of this material.

You may want to remove asbestos from your home in anticipation of any significant renovations or reconstructions that may happen shortly. SERVPRO can help to remove the hazardous substances from your home without severely disrupting your day-to-day life or creating dangerous conditions generally associated with the improper removal or disruption of asbestos materials.

SERVPRO of Oxnard specializes in fast, safe, and regulation-compliant asbestos abatement services for local homes and businesses. For questions about why your home might require asbestos removal, or for our 24/7 services, call us at (805) 984-2347.

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How Pros Restore Your Fire Damaged Oxnard Home

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust SERVPRO of Oxnard to remove smoke and soot damage.

Why Oxnard Homeowners Should Not DIY Fire Smoke Cleanup

Fire damage brings several problems for a homeowner. Besides the direct damage from the fire, water damage from extinguishing the blaze plus the smoke residue and odor need addressing.

Fire smoke cleanup in your Oxnard home without proper equipment leaves your home open for secondary damages such as foul odors and mold. It is imperative to outsource the task to a professional mitigation company to avoid additional issues.

During the initial call, we gather information regarding the fire loss, and we often instruct the homeowner to avoid the area where the fire occurred and turn off the HVAC to prevent spreading soot in the ductwork.

When SERVPRO technicians arrive onsite, they test the smoke to see what kind of smoke is in the affected area of the home and contain the space to stop any further spreading of particles. Technicians remove objects and building materials too charred for restoration as they contribute only odors and the potential for spreading soot.

Depending on the type of smoke determined by testing, our technicians choose among three main kinds of cleaning methods: wet cleaning, dry cleaning, and peroxide-based cleaning.

Wet and dry cleaning uses sponges by hand or on poles and our proprietary formulas to attract soot to the sponge and remove it from walls and surfaces. Wet sponges work best with greasy films left behind by burned synthetic materials including plastic and rubber. Also, painted surfaces, wood and metal benefit from wet cleaning efforts. Dry sponges work on lighter, easier-to-remove smoke residues.

The application of peroxide-based cleaning happens on a case-by-case basis as it has the potential for bleaching. This method proves efficient for the removal of soot from acoustic ceiling tiles.

Once SERVPRO performs cleanup and disinfection on the fire loss areas, they inspect and clean the ductwork if needed. This action may include the use of professional equipment to neutralize lingering odors and filter change in the HVAC.

SERVPRO of Oxnard knows that even a small amount of fire damage leaves significant odors when inadequate fire smoke cleanup happens. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our certified technicians will make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO Is The Team Ready To Handle Oxnard Water Damage

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ready to tackle leaks inside your home, eliminating odor damage. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Serving Up Water Odor Control in Oxnard

Soda bars are a fun and functional upgrade many homes indulge in, like any appliance, they need to be periodically checked for signs of water damage. The supply lines that feed into the unit can show signs of wear and pressure regulators should be tested regularly to ensure they are in working order.

SERVPRO was called for a water odor problem at a home in Oxnard. The homeowner had previously discovered a leak in the main supply line that fed tap water into the unit and mixed with carbonation and syrup when soda was made.
The homeowner had gotten the leak fixed, and an unpleasant odor remained in the room, and he could not locate the problem. SERVPRO technicians used soft probes and thermal imaging to trace the source of the smell and found when the fountain was used, a small mixture of water and syrup was running down the back of the vintage stainless steel bar and collecting on the wall. The steel bar was placed directly against the wall, effectively blocking any airflow. The area between the bar and the wall was retaining this moisture and causing an unpleasant odor.

The drywall was showing damage from being regular dampened, so it was removed. Air movers were specially angled to direct airflow into the wall cavity behind the bar. Once the area tested for optimal dryness, we used direct spraying for the wall area, bar and floor to clean up any remaining water/syrup residue, but a slight odor remained.

Because SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of odor control, we know that a single method may not be sufficient and most cases, multiple approaches to eradicating foul odors are necessary. Ultra low volume fogging penetrates areas odor particles hide and neutralizes them with a solvent -based deodorizing fog. Once the odor was gone, our technicians suggested to the homeowner to doublecheck the supply lines and place the bar with enough space to allow for any moisture collected during operation of the soda fountain to evaporate naturally.

SERVPRO of Oxnard has the equipment and expertise to find and neutralize your water odor problem. We are available 24-hours a day at (805) 984-2347.

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Is a Wind Storm Blowing Your Oxnard House Down?

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

High winds can cause property damage. Call SERVPRO to mitigate the damage.

Mitigating Against Further Property Damages after a Wind Storm in Oxnard

Your property can sustain damages from exposure to violent winds of up to 60mph. At this speed, uprooting trees, and considerable damages can occur to roof tiles, windows and other fixtures in your home. Once winds settled down, you may need to seek professional assistance to get your property back to the way it was before. We offer local technicians, on call for residents in need.

The level of permanent damage sustained to your property during a wind storm in Oxnard depends on how quickly you act to repair the situation. There is a knock on effect whereby structural openings, caused by the storm, then allow in excess water or compromise the security of your home. SERVPRO offers a 24-hour call line for our residents with trained technicians ready to help you in a storm scenario.

Once we have arrived on site, we can begin to mitigate further losses. In a severe storm, it is not uncommon for third-party contractors to be needed to remodel or repair roofs, windows, and other areas. Our job is to prepare the site as a safe workspace for these contractors. That could be by boarding up openings, removing debris or restoring power to the property.

We can also carry out essential restoration work before remodeling begins. SERVPRO technicians are trained to spot things that may cause permanent damage if not repaired immediately. Pooling water, for example, can become absorbed into your floor causing buckling or mold growth. We can work to prevent that using extractors, pumps, and dehumidifiers to mitigate the loss.

Personal contents like furniture or ornaments may also sustain damages while work is carried out on your home. We can pack these out to an external facility and create an itemized list to be passed along to your insurer. Finally, SERVPRO can thoroughly deodorize the affected area using thermal foggers to remove any unpleasant odors that may occur from water or mold damages.

Our emergency restoration team could help prevent permanent damages to your home, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347.

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When Water Soaks Your Oxnard Home, Make the Call to SERVPRO for Great Results

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Removal Help Needed for this Oxnard Family--A Good Thing They Called SERVPRO

How SERVPRO Handles Common Water Damage Issues in Oxnard

Coming home to the aftermath of a broken pipe or appliance failure can seem overwhelming. It is hard to believe that much water can invade a space so quickly and water damage in your Oxnard home or business can get worse the longer the excess moisture remains. No matter if it is a localized watery mess in your kitchen or utility room or a major flood from a plumbing disaster, SERVPRO of Oxnard has the equipment and expertise to handle it.

Since water damage can occur at any time to an Oxnard property, SERVPRO of Oxnard technicians are available 24-hours a day. When you contact our emergency response team, they arrive on-site within hours to begin the clean up for your property. We find out as much as we can regarding the situation in your property, so we arrive with the right equipment configuration in our green service vehicles. Once we arrive, a technician goes over the job process with the property owner, with excellent communication, everyone is on the same page for how our remediation process works.

What are Some Types of Water Damage?

SERVPRO of Oxnard sees two common types of water loss in Oxnard homes from a category one (clean) water spill, and both usually appear together. The first type is visually apparent, where there are wet surfaces, flooring, and contents, and this is one of the first tasks, extracting any standing water. We use all types of equipment from basic squeegees and mops to portable and truck mounted extractors. Depending on the size of the water to be cleaned, we have the equipment to meet the challenge.

The second type has the potential to be even more damaging to a structure and possessions as it is the moisture that cannot be seen with the naked eye as voids behind walls and ceilings, under flooring and in carpet padding for just a few examples. This can lead to mold issues, rotted drywall or wood, and foul odors. Additionally, incomplete drying of flooring can lead to a weakening of the integrity of the subfloor and soft spots that may potentially cause safety issues. Get it dry quickly with SERVPRO of Oxnard, We're Faster To Any SIze Disaster.

How is Moisture Detected in the Structure or Items?

Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO of Oxnard technicians have different types of equipment to detect hidden moisture. We have specialized moisture sensors to use around baseboards and walls, and probes for soft surfaces such as carpet and padding. Thermal imaging is also useful for finding pockets of moisture inside wall cavities. SERVPRO techs map out all areas the water has affected using these devices. We carefully address each area and get it ready before the drying phase begins. For example, weep holes may be drilled into sagging ceilings or drywall to allow for drainage and air flow. Furniture that is retaining moisture may be placed on blocks to be dried or relocated to a dry area of the structure.

The setup for drying is exact and detailed. Our technicians check and double check readings to ensure they have the right determination for temperature, humidity and other factors that can affect the drying of the structure and contents. When determining a baseline for dryness, there is no set single reading for all jobs. SERVPRO technicians take readings from unaffected areas of the home to determine the appropriate level of dryness for the water damaged area of the property.

Drying Equipment is More Than Big Fans

There is a science to the setup of the air moving equipment SERVPRO uses. Our technicians map out the air flow in the water loss area to determine the best angles to set up the fans to cause the moisture to rise. The dehumidification equipment effectively captures the moisture and eliminates it by pulling in the moist air and discharging warm, dry air. The dry air, in turn, absorbs moisture from wet objects in the area and the cycle continues. This is how we can dry both structure and affected furnishings in the same room. We try to disrupt the property as little as possible during remediation, and our goal is always to restore rather than replace, saving property owners money whenever we can.

We also have specialized dehumidifiers when the dewpoint is too low in Oxnard to use a standard unit. Desiccant dehumidifiers work by using chemical attraction instead of the usual method of condensation to remove water vapor from the air.  Silicate gels are often the chemical of choice for these devices. This type of equipment produces one of the lowest vapor pressures, and they are ideal to use when drying is needed in dense building materials such as plaster over lath and in some cases, hardwood flooring.

Cleaning to Sanitary Standards

After the drying phase of water damage restoration is complete. SERVPRO technicians verify the moisture levels in all affected areas of the Oxnard residence to ensure the water content levels are at the established baseline. Technicians then wipe down the surfaces including walls and ceilings with our high-grade antifungal solutions to clean, disinfect and inhibit mold growth.

Both sides of the carpeting are routinely treated with an EPA-registered disinfectant after extraction. If needed, ULV fogging is used to neutralize residual odors on a case by case basis. Upholstery is often treated with an antifungal to discourage mildew after complete drying. Thorough drying and sanitizing is often enough to eliminate residual odors, if any remain behind, our Odor Control Technicians have several different methods of eliminating unpleasant odors.

Once the job is complete, a SERVPRO technician performs a walk through with the property owner to ensure that all established remediation points have been handled and a quality cleanup and restoration job have been done to the satisfaction of our customer.

SERVPRO of Oxnard has the expertise and resources to combat water damage in your home or commercial property. We are proud to serve the Oxnard, California area including the areas of 93030, 93033, and 93036. We are available 24/7, and the process starts as soon as you call our emergency response team.

Oxnard Drips, Homeowners Worry about Property Damage, SERVPRO Restores!

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Oxnard Homeowners are relieved when our SERVPRO Green Vehicle Arrives for Water Damage Cleanup

Slow Leak Creates Big Water Damage in Oxnard Home

Not every water damage call we receive requires clean up for a full house flood. Sometimes little leaks have quietly seeped into drywall, floors or ceilings for an extended period unseen. This type of water intrusion can do much damage, and the situation needs to be remediated quickly.

When building materials in an Oxnard home suffer water damage, it is crucial that the area is dried and repairs made in short order. A small leak in a vanity wall in the bathroom can spread to throughout the drywall until the homeowner notices either tell-tale water rings in the ceiling below in the case of an upstairs leak or the heralding odor wetness brings after some time. Plumbing under kitchen sinks hidden by cabinet doors is often caught the same way after it has been dripping.

Why SERVPRO? We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and it does not matter if you discover damages from water at two in the morning or afternoon, you can expect an immediate response to your issue.

Standing water is rarely an issue in this type of call, but our SERVPRO technicians know drying the area is a priority. If the walls behind cabinets or vanity are saturated, small weep holes drilled can allow for adequate air circulation to thoroughly dry the area using industrial air movers and dehumidifiers to dry and lower moisture levels in the affected areas rapidly. Moisture probes are used to verify walls, ceilings and flooring are completely dry.

Drywall that is too damaged to restore is removed, and our technicians can then sanitize and perform odor and deodorization as needed to the damaged areas. If the application of solvents is not enough to clean and eliminate residual water odors, our Odor Control Technicians often use air scrubbers or Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging machines to neutralize foul scents.

You do not have to live with the constant reminder of a small leak. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 anytime 24/7 and we can be on-site within hours to turn back the clock on the damage and odors in your home "Like it never even happened.”

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Ultimate Solution to Leaky Faucets and Possible Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let a leaky faucet turn into this. Call SERVPRO today for water damage remediation in your Oxnard home.

Aging Fixtures Can Lead to Water Leaks in Oxnard Homes

Not everyone can consider revamping and remodeling areas of their Oxnard home whenever fixtures and structural elements start to show signs of aging and degradation. While replacing faucets and other components like them is not an expensive venture, it can often take more time and effort than homeowners can provide. In turn, these fixtures continue to age and degrade with time, eventually leaking through the weakest points and saturating into cabinetry, vanities, and flooring materials.

While there are effective ways of restoring your  Oxnard home when faced with water damage incidents, many homeowners often choose to attempt to resolve the situation on their own. The trouble with addressing water loss incidents of any size in your house is the unknown of how far the damage might have spread since the problem first began. You could only be scratching the surface of the damage that exists with your conventional cleaning and drying efforts.

Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly when emergencies occur to offer effective mitigation services that can protect and preserve affected materials and areas of your property. We have thermal imagery tablets that can identify moisture pockets in the walls, floors, and ceiling spaces to help direct our drying machines and equipment to where they would get most effectively placed.

With our injecti-dry system, we can remove the baseboards at the bottom of drywall to force heated air through wall cavities and ceiling spaces to remove lingering moisture and dampness. For saturation into the flooring, which can even occur with waterproof flooring common to the bathroom areas, we can set up our drying mats with our injecti-dry system to slowly pull moisture from the affected materials to preserve them when possible.

While you cannot always understand the magnitude of degradation and wear that fixtures like faucets undergo over the years, our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team can help to restore the damage that a leak can cause to your home. You can reach our experienced and courteous team by calling (805) 984-2347.

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When Demolition is Necessary After Flood Damage in Oxnard

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Depending on the amount of flood water, sometimes demolition is a necessary part of water damage restoration restoration.

Stubborn Issues You Are Likely to Face After Flood Damage in Oxnard

When a flood strikes Oxnard, you have little option but to wait for the water in the area to subside, extract the pools inside your home, and then do repairs. The cost of repairs depends on many factors including the intensity of the flood, or how long the water remains in the house. Although your focus may be on how to remove the water, other aspects of the process might be harder to address. Our professional restoration service helps combat these issues efficiently because of our advanced skills and experience.  

Because of contamination and compromised structural integrity in some areas, repairing flood damage in Oxnard may involve demolition. Such teardown helps remove contaminants embedded in porous materials such as drywall. Removing materials soaked to the point of losing structural integrity is also essential. For example, insulation might lose R-value after a flooding incident. Such demolition requires proper care to avoid damaging other useful materials in the surroundings. Our SERVPRO technicians have a wide range of tools including rubber hammers, pry bars, crescent wrenches and molding lifters that ease the work and reduce the dangers of damaging other building materials.  

Bad odors develop easily after a flooding incident. Most of the odor emanates from the soils and other contaminants deposited by the floodwaters and therefore disappear after cleaning. However, if the odor-causing agents penetrate deep into materials, it requires additional deodorization steps. Odors might also stem from moisture problems such as mold. Our SERVPRO technicians take definite steps to deodorize property effectively. After sanitizing all affected areas using OSHA approved cleaning agents, we check for moisture in different materials and dehumidify them. If the odors persist, we can use advanced equipment such as Ozone generators or ULV foggers to release agents that pair with the odor particles, destroying them.  

Refinishing all areas affected by the cleaning, demolition or other restorative processes is essential but can be easily overlooked. Our SERVPRO technicians take all the necessary steps to restore affected areas to the preloss state including matching repainted surfaces to surrounding areas.  

You can easily overcome stubborn problems after flooding with the help of a professional restorer. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347 to assist you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Oxnard Properties, Hardwood Flooring Problems from Fires, and SERVPRO to Make Things Right Again

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Salvage Your Oxnard Fire-Damaged Flooring, "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Fire and Soot Damaged Hardwood Floors in Oxnard Homes

While many effects could spread out through your Oxnard home following a large fire, homeowners often fixate on the immediate concerns like structural damages and openings rather than addressing the entire scope of the damage together. Acquiring professional restoration technicians like ours can help you to get the right processes started at the appropriate points to preserve as much of the original materials used in your home’s construction as possible.

Assessing fire damage is the first step for our team when we arrive at your Oxnard residence. Once we understand the stretch of these effects throughout the property, we can work to begin our mitigation process to remove at-risk items from the premises and protect them from influences like soot staining, smoke residue, and odor penetration. Soot and smoke residues are a common byproduct of a widespread fire event, and even without directly igniting hardwood flooring in your home, these effects could permanently damage this flooring material.

Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly with the equipment designed to make mitigation as effective and efficient as possible. While in some ways this involves fire debris removal and preparing the property for reconstruction efforts to come, it also involves protecting surfaces like the hardwood from lingering fire effects and potential hazards that could damage it during the reconstruction of other areas in the house.

High powered vacuums begin the cleaning of hardwood, as wiping and brushing in these particulates runs a risk of embedding the soot or residue farther, staining it and making it nearly impossible to recover. If the flooring became water damaged from extinguishing efforts, this would be the time that our SERVPRO professionals would utilize our drying mats and injecti-dry system to draw moisture out from the material carefully.

While this is only one aspect of fire recovery for your home, it can showcase our ability to do a thorough job with every facet of fire restoration your house requires. Give our SERVPRO of Oxnard rapid response team a call today at (805) 984-2347.

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Call Our Crew Immediately After Your Home In Oxnard Experiences A Flood

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Call (805) 984-2347 to start the cleanup in your home now.

SERVPRO Talks About The Dangers Of Waiting To Address Flood Damage In Oxnard

Flooding is one of the most severe situations a homeowner can face. Flood water generally speaking doesn't enter your home "clean" like water from a plumbing issue or appliance failure. On its way to entering your home, the water can pick up toxins, debris, even sewage, and harmful substances.

When SERVPRO gets a call to handle flooding in an Oxnard home, our technicians arrive with safety for all at the top of the list. We are local to the area and familiar with the municipal, state and federal regulations for decontamination. During the first entry, it is common for technicians to spray an EPA-registered disinfectant on areas deemed to be affected. The next course of action determines if containment measures are necessary to stop the spread of contaminants to other areas of the home currently unaffected by flood waters.

Removing flood water from inside and around the home is a priority. We have different types of pumps depending on the amount of water that needs to be moved out. Our truck-mounted units can quickly pull thousands of gallons of water from the house. Technicians test the water to determine what types of contaminants and the emergency level of the water in the home and assign a designation of either gray or black water, so they know the emergency procedures to follow to decontaminate the home safely.

Since our IICRC technicians have certifications in several areas of applied restoration processes including Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, our goal is to restore rather than replace. We inspect each affected surface and item, but in the case of severe gray or black water damage restoring may not an option for some items due to the porosity, as porous items cannot be adequately disinfected to remain safely in the home. The more quickly the cleanup begins, often the more possessions that can be saved.

When flood damage happens, the clock is ticking on saving your home from further damage. SERVPRO of Oxnard is available 24/7 for emergency services. We arrive quickly and get started immediately. Call (805) 984-2347 to start the cleanup in your home now.

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Has Mold Become a Tenant in Your Oxnard Apartment Complex?

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can remediate the mold in your apartment complex before it becomes a major issue.

Fast Mold Remediation for Your Oxnard Apartment Complex

Running an apartment complex for Oxnard residents can often feel like one minor issue after another. As the landlord or owner of the property, you often assume responsibility and financial obligation when situations threaten the individual apartments, requiring a fast repair or cleanup. Mold growth also requires a fast response from trained professionals, and our team can help to identify the full spread of the damage and prevent the situation from getting worse.

With mold damage in Oxnard, the organism spreads quickly to affect multiple areas and units within your complex. While the situation initially began in one area, the growing colonies can move quickly to affect shared walls and living spaces for multiple residents. You must act quickly to prevent the compromise of structural integrity, not to mention the possibility of health effects for renters exposed to the thriving, active colony.

Our SERVPRO professionals undergo extensive training to be among the best possible choices for our customers regarding the removal of mold and the restoration of the damage that occurs. We begin this process by containing the current growth using advanced equipment and thick plastic sheeting. Our machines like hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, and air scrubbers all work to remove spores from the environment and purify the air quality in affected areas.

In situations where many residents might get displaced by active colonization, our SERVPRO technicians work to remove the mold growth as efficiently as possible. While our focus is often to preserve original construction materials where possible, often it is more cost-effective and time-saving to remove overly damaged structural elements and replace them during reconstruction to rid the property of active colonization fast. Our professionals on site can determine the best approach to getting your residents back into their respective units as quickly as possible.

Mold damage is anything but convenient for a property owner, but it is also something that you cannot ignore. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly with the expertise and equipment to help. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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Call The Professionals When You Discover Mold In Your Oxnard Home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Preventing Carpet Mold in Your Oxnard Residence

Many Oxnard homeowners do not realize just how easily mold and mildew growth can occur to areas like the carpeting and flooring of their houses. Often these situations result from an inadequate cleaning from water damage that can persistently stay damp and moist for a few days, allowing mold spores to settle on the material, seat, and then spread. The trouble with carpeted areas is that much of the mold damage that can affect this material occurs out of sight, providing a potentially hazardous situation for homeowners.

While many of these same homeowners have understood the importance of mold remediation in their Oxnard property, others believe that the situation is not that serious or goes away without direct intervention. Preventing mold growth in your carpets is not impossible, but knowing when to contact our applied microbial remediation specialists at SERVPRO can make it even simpler.

Once our experienced team arrives at your home, we can use our equipment and hands-on training to identify the spread of the organism and set up a containment barrier to prevent it spreading to other areas of the property. While mold damage can spread quickly throughout your home once the colonization begins, there is still an early window that can allow you to prevent the complete degradation of your carpets.

This process begins with the water damage incident that brought you to the point of allowing mold damage into your home. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly to an emergency to help you rapidly extract the water and begin drying out all of the affected areas with dehumidifiers and air movers working together, which if it happens early enough, can make these materials uninhabitable for newly forming mold colonies.

Preventing mold damage to your carpet is not something that every homeowner can do on their own, and in many cases, it requires a professional team of remediation experts to overcome. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard specialists can arrive quickly to contain the spread of this organism and work to remove active spores from the area to limit the possibility of recurrence. Contact us whenever you experience water damage or discover mold growth by calling (805) 984-2347.

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Revealed: Mold Damage Remediation in Oxnard is Best Left to the Certified Professionals

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold comes in many colors and spreads quickly. Contact our team to investigate the extent of the mold damage and mitigate the situation in your home.

Why SERVPRO is the Wise Choice for Mold Damage Remediation in Oxnard

When mold growth becomes a concern in your Oxnard residence, it can be tempting to try to manage the problem yourself. Mold damage can feel like you are not in control of the fundamentals of home ownership. Many times homeowners feel that mold colonies are evidence of inadequate maintenance or cleaning. In most cases, this notion could not be further from the truth. Our training and expertise in remediation help you understand why our professional services are crucial.

Learning the truth about mold damage in Oxnard from remediation experts clarifies what a homeowner can do to limit the chance that mold growth recurs. Our microbial abatement technicians complete a comprehensive course underwritten by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The pervasiveness of mold spores is understood to be a given in homes and outdoors. Instead of an attempt to reduce mold spores as a remediation strategy, our team works with property owners to minimize the excess moisture that activates spores instead.

SERVPRO avoids the use of diluted bleach or other over-the-counter methods to remediate mold growth. Household bleach is already mostly water, and diluting it increases the risk that its use as an antimicrobial might actually increase mold damage. The active ingredient rarely penetrates deeply enough into porous building materials to kill all parts of the mold. It might lighten a residual mold stain, does not remove the entire organism.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a mold remediation protocol our team follows. Adherence to this effective procedure is why SERVPRO delivers a reliable result when we take on your mold damage project. Instead of using broadcast antimicrobial treatments on their own we work in each mold case to locate the extent of the mold growth, contain it within a manageable area, and remove and properly dispose of the mold material.

Our mold removal techniques are straightforward -- brushing or scraping off the growth or using gently abrasive techniques like soda blasting that removes the mold and its intricate hair-like hyphae “roots” from even porous materials. Mechanical removal is why SERVPRO mold remediation is successful as long as efforts are made to limit moisture from saturating the materials again.

Our research-based approach is why SERVPRO of Oxnard delivers successful outcomes on mold remediation projects. Call us at (805) 984-2347 to set up a consultation to remove current mold and avoid its resurgence.

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How SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Carpet in Your Oxnard Home

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Drying flooring correctly requires advanced knowledge. SERVPRO team members regularly train for water loss situations.

The Advantages of Using Multi-disciplined Technicians for Oxnard Properties with Water Damage

Owning your property makes you responsible for any damages that occur. Unfortunately, most homeowners have had bad experiences relating to water damages. One of the primary reasons is that a myriad of different things can cause these types of loss with no way to predict or mitigate against it. How you respond to the situation is what makes the difference when it comes to reducing the amount of harm caused, and that is why most flood damage requires professional assistance.

Private residences that have been afflicted by water damage in Oxnard and the surrounding area rely on local services for quick call out times. As a general rule of thumb, the longer water is allowed to saturate your furniture and possessions the harder it is to restore them to preloss conditions. SERVPRO operates locally, using IICRC certified technicians that are just a phone call away. Having experience in dealing with homes just like yours guarantees a professional and personal service that is efficient and on time.

One of the features of a SERVPRO technician that stands out is their multi-disciplinary training. We operate a 24/7 emergency line. On receiving your call, we can arrange for precisely the type of technician, equipment, and attention you need within four hours of notification of loss. Carpeted properties, for example, can be trickier to deal with as fabrics become up to 50% weaker when saturated with water.

SERVPRO has specialist carpet technicians who can assess and remediate your fittings causing minimal damage. Usually, we can remove the carpets to a designated clean room where both sides  are dried correctly using low-powered extractors or rapid air movers that are sensitive to fabrics. Once dried, we treat both sides of the carpet with anti-microbial treatment to limit the chances of secondary damages like mold growth. We can also inspect your subfloor for any signs of structural damage.

For expert restoration of your private property, contact SERVPRO of Oxnard at (805) 984-2347.

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Oxnard Fires, Floods, and Mudslides Are Events Needing Help from a Cleanup and Restoration Company Like SERVPRO

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Oxnard and Disasters Like Wildfires and Floods--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Recovery

Experience Helps When Dealing with Flood Damage in Oxnard

Dealing with a flooded property in Oxnard is not as easy as it might seem. Apart from extracting water from the structure and drying it, one must also deal with contaminants such as raw sewage introduced into the property by the floodwaters. In most cases, this involves tearing down and replacing affected porous materials. Removal of debris such as silt or mud is also necessary. Our IICRC certified team relies on extensive experience and state-of-the-art equipment to restore properties after a flood "Like it never even happened."
Among the most important steps during the restoration of flood damage in Oxnard, is the extraction of the water pooling around the property. Such water continues to damage the property when left standing. For example, it might lead to rot if wooden materials are exposed, rust in metallic items and mold growth in many organic materials. Our SERVPRO technicians use various equipment including pumps and water extractors to remove such water. For moisture in wall cavities, we can use specialized equipment like the injectidry system.
Effective cleanup and safe disposal of the debris left by the floodwaters is also essential. Our SERVPRO crew sprays EPA- registered disinfectants in the affected areas before starting the removal. We also wear protective clothing such as rubber boots, respirators, splash goggles, and full bodysuits when handling the waste. By protecting ourselves, we can handle cleanup without fear, guaranteeing better results. We easily shovel out any silt left by the floodwaters or use pressure washers to remove mud and other forms of soiling.
It is possible to spread contaminants from one area to another during the restoration process. For example, if sewage has backed up, those doing restoration might spread it from lower rooms to rooms on upper floors. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent this by creating containment zones. We can do source containment which involves removal of the affected material, local containment by building an enclosure with plastic sheets, or full-scale containment.
Guesswork can ruin the restoration process after flood damage. Call SERVPRO of Oxnard to help. You can reach us at (805) 984-2347 any day.

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Oxnard, in the Cross-Hairs of the "Camp Fire," Can Get Cleanup Help from SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps to Clean and Improve Air Quality in Oxnard Homes After the Wildfire Has Passed

Recovering from Fire Damages to Your Oxnard Home

From natural disasters to accidents that occur within your Oxnard home, fires can pose significant threats to your property. Knowing what to do when fire affects your house can be the difference between effective mitigation of the situation with limited reconstruction/remodeling and considerable structural damages. Our response team is available 24-hours a day to help you overcome the effects of this recent wildfire threatening the region, or fires that occur within the property that can cause their own widespread effects.

Among all of the fire damages that you can experience within your Oxnard home, many residents struggle the most currently with their need for premier cleaning services, indoor air quality concerns, and deodorization. The wildfire moving through the area and threatening properties does not impact every home or commercial structure directly, but can still leave debris, soot, and smoke throughout the interior of the property.

As our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home, we begin to assess the full extent of the damage that your property has sustained and the suitable approach to returning it to preloss condition, whenever possible. This estimation of our services and their cost gets shared directly with your insurance provider if you determine that filing a claim is a cost-effective solution to restoring the damaged elements of your home.

Cleaning services for your home can help to remove the soot, debris, and soil from carpets, drapes, surfaces, textiles, and furniture. We strive to provide a comprehensive service for all of our customers so that the restoration process, and whatever it entails, all gets completed by our highly-trained SERVPRO technicians. We have the industry-leading tools to make short work of foul odors in your house and remove them permanently, such as our thermal fogging equipment, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators.

From the initial inspection to the steps required to restore your fire-damaged property to its preloss condition, our SERVPRO of Oxnard fire restoration technicians can help. Our crew is ready to arrive when the wildfires subside. (805) 984-2347.

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Could You be Making a Mistake in Ignoring the Obvious Signs of Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home?

11/11/2018 (Permalink)

If water damage from a leak has destroyed an area of your home, contact SERVPRO technicians to investigate the cause and mitigate the damage.

How SERVPRO's Restoration Process Makes Short Work of Water Damage in Oxnard

Developed through decades of helping millions of people nationwide recover from the effects of water damage in places like Oxnard, the SERVPRO water damage mitigation and restoration process has become renowned for its excellent ability to provide some of the fastest turnaround times and most effective results in the industry. Our multifaceted approach to every case we receive allows us to remain adaptive while still adhering to a reliable standard that keeps our crews on their toes and our restoration practices modern. Here are a few ways that our damage mitigation and restoration process can help you overcome the disaster.

Rapid Responses and Drying
Thanks to our extensive staffing and cache of resources, we can respond to water damage calls in Oxnard within only a couple hours of your first contact, even in the middle of the night or during inclement weather. By arriving at the scene quickly, we prevent much of the most expensive damage from happening and can immediately set to work drying the place out. With the help of this strategy, SERVPRO has one of the most effective drying processes in the industry.

Varied and Effective Approaches
We take care not to slip into a rigid routine when handling water damage, as this could leave us under-prepared to handle any complications that can arise in the process. Our crews keep their eyes, ears, and noses open for additional issues while they work, often uncovering problems like mold damage or additional water leaks that may have existed for long before the original reason for our work. We take care of these issues as we find them and only leave your home once it is in the best shape it has ever been in.

Continuing Support
If an issue arises after we leave the property, a quick phone call can have our crews returning to issue a rapid fix. However, return visits are rare, and you can expect our work to completely take care of the issue without seeing us again.
SERVPRO of Oxnard can help reverse the effects of any water damage that might hit your home. Call us 24/7 at (805) 984-2347.

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Oxnard Area Wood Flooring Escapes Water Damage with a Swift SERVPRO Service

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Attention Oxnard Homeowners! Prevent Water Damage to Your Floors by Calling SERVPRO Promptly

Preserving Your Flooring with Water Removal in Your Oxnard Home

Certain disasters and unforeseen incidents pose a substantial risk to construction materials and surfaces throughout your Oxnard residence. Your flooring is often one of these highly affected areas, regardless of the disaster to your property. With significant water loss incidents, however, saturation of your flooring materials can begin to happen almost immediately, posing a risk to preserving these materials if the situation does not get addressed promptly.

A primary reason that our SERVPRO technicians remain available 24/7 through our emergency response team is to be there for threats to your Oxnard home, such as a need for water removal, whenever they might occur. Water loss incidents can leave pooling throughout the affected areas of your residence, which seeps into the flooring materials right away. With a fast response to the situation, in most cases, these materials can get salvaged and returned to their original condition.

Wood flooring is especially susceptible to pooling water, as even hardwoods are porous enough to absorb the moisture and allow it to contort and bloat the material. After only a brief period from several hours to days, the composition of these wood planks can become compromised, leaving our SERVPRO technicians no choice but to suggest their removal and replacement with new materials.

With a fast call from you about the water loss situation in your home, our technicians can arrive quickly to begin extraction and drying efforts. The quicker that we can put our equipment and expertise to work in your home, the better the odds of preserving the original materials used in the construction of your residence. For wood flooring, our technicians often focus on the use of drying mats, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to draw the water back out of the pores of the wood for extraction. Hidden water in the joints of tongue and groove planks and the underlying supporting joists are often ignored resulting in further damage and possible mold growth.

When you need water removal services for your home, time is not on your side. Water damage spreads quickly and can cause irreparable effects to the materials and contents of your property if not addressed immediately. Whenever disaster strikes your home, you should remain assured that our SERVPRO of Oxnard restoration technicians are going to be there to help. Give our emergency response team a call anytime at (805) 984-2347.

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How We Help Your Oxnard Business Recover From A Water Damage Disaster

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Whenever you get posed with a water loss incident severe enough to require extraction, you do not have the time to waste.

The Need For Immediate Water Removal In Your Oxnard Office

With so many important documents and sensitive material for your clients in your Oxnard office building, a disaster can threaten not only the ability to your job every day but the information for the clients that you serve as well. Whenever you get posed with a water loss incident severe enough to require extraction, you do not have the time to waste. You should already be on the phone with dedicated and fast-responding professionals like our technicians.

One of the critical things to remember about water removal services for your Oxnard office is that the effectiveness of this process gets linked directly with the efficiency of mitigation and extraction efforts. Whenever you experience a situation like this in your building, calling professional restorers like our SERVPRO emergency response team can help to preserve both the building and the contents that you have inside.

From the moment that our specialists arrive at your building, we focus first on making sure that whatever situation caused the water damage has gotten resolved. Without doing this, our team runs the risk of continued damages while we work to restore the property. Once this has gotten confirmed, we can work on mitigation such as removal of the at-risk items throughout your building such as sensitive documents, electronics, and furniture.

Following this pack-out procedure, our SERVPRO technicians can begin work on the extraction of the excess water in the affected areas. This process typically takes place with the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs, though carpeted areas are often more effectively treated with weighted extraction equipment. Once the excess gets removed, we can focus on drying out the moisture and dampness saturating materials and spaces throughout the office to make it “Like it never even happened.”

There are considerations that you have to make when it comes to securing the information of your clients and preventing catastrophic damages to your facility. You can trust in the fast response and advanced techniques of our SERVPRO of Oxnard to restore the contents of the building and to remove the damage the water has caused. Give us a call anytime you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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Expose Hidden Mold in Your Oxnard Home

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Hidden moisture creates a breeding ground for mold. SERVPRO can locate the source of the moisture and remove the mold.

Understanding the Organism: Mold Growth in Your Oxnard Home

While there might be several situations that can give an Oxnard homeowner pause, incidents that require immediate attention to resolve and repair are among the top of this list. While many disasters strike without warning, some can develop more slowly and without your notice. Mold growth can be as damaging as any natural disaster if left unchecked and unresolved, which is why you should understand this organism better to appreciate the risks involved with its growth.

Many Oxnard homeowners can tell you that mold has allowed for some steep medical breakthroughs throughout the past century or more, and in that same breath, consider that mold growing in their home to be among this same beneficial variety. You should know that no type of residential mold has a benefit, and much to the contrary can lead to potential health effects for those exposed to an active colony or its spores.

The trouble is, many homeowners might not know when a mold colony has formed if they are not regularly inspecting low-traffic areas of their house that could be susceptible to moisture and dampness. Our SERVPRO technicians have encountered many mold growth situations in which the colony had gotten out of control and spread into higher trafficked areas of the house before occupants inside knew it was there.

There are some things that you can look out for to help you head off a situation before it becomes costlier for our SERVPRO technicians to restore. The first is to pay attention to strange odors that you might encounter throughout your house. Mold colonies of any variety emit a pungent, musty odor. Even if you cannot see a colony, this odor can indicate one exists out of sight. Another symptom you can watch for is spotting. This symptom is the earliest stages of mold colonization, and it gets most easily discerned on affected drywall surfaces.

You might also notice those in your house contending with more respiratory concerns all at once, and this too could indicate the presence of a mold colony. The more you understand about the organism, the more you can appreciate the need for immediate removal. Give our SERVPRO of Oxnard remediation specialists a call whenever you think you could have a mold issue. We are available 24/7 at (805) 984-2347.

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SERVPRO's Ultimate Guide To Fire Damage Restoration In Your Oxnard Home

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Oxnard residence.

The Right Professional Restoration After A Fire In Your Oxnard Home

As a homeowner, you have likely encountered situations in the upkeep of your Oxnard residence that required professional experience. A great example of this might be a leaking pipe or faulty appliance that allowed for some water concerns throughout specific areas of your home. The same could get said about more widespread and substantial damaging situations like a fire.

Fire damages can appear in various ways throughout your Oxnard residence. While you might prioritize certain aspects of the work that needs to be done to bring your house back to the way it used to be, homeowners do not have the appropriate equipment or expertise to handle this situation on their own. More to the point, our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly and have the industry-leading equipment to overcome any obstacle between your currently damaged home and its future completed restoration work.

From the moment that our highly trained technicians arrive at your house, we begin with a thorough assessment of the damage that has occurred from the incident. This assessment is often a requirement of the insurance provider for your house, cataloging the damage and estimating the overall cost to restore this damage back to preloss conditions. Our experts work directly with the insurance adjuster to help expedite the claims process and get the restoration process started as promptly as possible.

One of the benefits to choosing professional restoration through our SERVPRO team is that we have your interest at heart. From the first assessment of the damage to the completion of the restoration project, we're not satisfied with our work unless you are as well. This communication and relationship with our clients help us to not only build our reputation throughout the area but showcase our resolve to offer the best service.

When a fire impacts your home, restoring the damage is never something that you have to deal with on your own. Our SERVPRO of Oxnard professional restoration technicians is available 24/7 to respond quickly to any emergency that you might have and work quickly to mitigate the situation to help preserve the things that matter most to you. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (805) 984-2347.

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What Other Restoration Companies are NOT Telling You About Water Removal in Oxnard

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

If your washing machine develops a small or a large leak, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Partnering with Homeowners via Water Removal Services to Mitigate Damaged Homes in Oxnard

Residents in Oxnard and surrounding areas can use September to teach their families basic preparedness skills. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross is helping everyone learn the basics of protecting their homes and other property. These practices can help decrease the amount of damage sustained during an emergency.
Many disasters require the quickest possible water removal in Oxnard of unwanted and invasive water and moisture from houses before severe damage sets in and begins destroying materials and belongings. Before SERVPRO technicians arrive, we encourage homeowners to turn off water mains if they can safely accomplish this. Always keep electrical wiring and its proximity when doing this. You should also keep other hazards in mind, such as broken glass or splintered wood, especially in a flooded house. Turbulence can stir up water so much, seeing the bottom and any dangers within the water can become almost impossible.
Even if a broken line to your washing machine comes loose and the water is clean, your ability to see through it may be short-lived. Mixing with detergent or other items in your property often makes such clear previously water opaque. Keeping detergents up on shelves, above the laundry facilities, places it out of reach of children, pets, and washing machine mishaps. SERVPRO employees working on your home use highly effective water removal techniques to extract this water so we can begin drying everything out.
A crucial part of our water removal work involves testing for water vapor amounts in the air. We also use instruments to determine the amount of moisture held by different materials. While flooding from most sources means water stays on the floor, evaporation can cause items higher up, far away from where you walk, to absorb moisture and become breeding grounds for microbes. Complete water removal services include eliminating excess moisture from wherever it went inside your property.
Homeowners who decrease the amount of water that spills into their house from a broken or loosened pipe by turning its valve or the water main off do a significant favor for their property. Decreasing the number of gallons invading your home means our work comes to a satisfactory conclusion all that much faster.
SERVPRO of Oxnard's IICRC-certified technicians arrive at your home ready to make everything “Like it never even happened” as soon as possible after you call our 24-hour service line, (805) 984-2347. We immediately start restoring your home using effective water removal methods that quickly stops current damage.

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Why We Advise Professional Mold Remediation for Oxnard Residents

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Use SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup and Remediation in Your Oxnard Home

SERVPRO's Experience and Understanding to Mitigate Mold Damage, "Like it never even happened"

When mold growth causes concerns for the citizens of Oxnard, we want to offer fast, discrete, and effective abatement. Mold problems are generally associated with a source of excess moisture, so providing a reliable strategy to manage microbial outbreaks fits perfectly with our mission of assisting our community with water emergencies. Let us evaluate any mold issues you have to create a remediation plan that gives you a successful outcome.

Many over the counter remedies line the shelves of Oxnard hardware, grocery, and home improvement stores, but mold damage presents a unique set of cleanup challenges. It is not just a surface contaminant, but groups of living organisms that can grow into porous materials and travel from space to space on air currents as the colonies expand. Conventional cleaning techniques often introduce more moisture that makes the problem worse. Our technicians are well-trained in the life cycle and habits of mold and have reliable, research-based procedures to mitigate an outbreak.

Mold needs only water, oxygen, and an organic source of nourishment to grow. Any bits of organic material like skin cells and soap on a bathroom tile, or tiny amounts of grease or food debris in the kitchen, support growth even on non-permeable surfaces. A microbial infestation, however, does not necessarily signal poor housekeeping. The cellulose-based building materials that make up our homes are the perfect place for mold to develop and colonize if damp.  Most strains of mold thrive under normal interior temperatures, and spores are found everywhere inside and out. SERVPRO mold remediators quickly locate the moldy areas in your dwelling and get to work fast to rid your home of active growth.

SERVPRO contains and removes mold damage, and then gets rid of residues that cause recurrence following EPA protocols. Our containment procedures keep the rest of your home free from debris during remediation. We use physical barriers and often seal off the cleanup area with negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. Remediators wear personal protective equipment for safety and to be sure we do not spread particles of active molds throughout your home. We remove mold mechanically, including using soda blasting that dislodges colonies growing into raw wood surfaces. As a final safeguard, we apply EPA registered disinfectants to limit additional mold growth.

All of these steps take professionals holding advanced training certifications to accomplish correctly. SERVPRO of Oxnard has the qualified technicians and equipment to remediate a mold problem in your home. Call (805) 984-2347 to set up an assessment.

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Ignoring a Leaking Washer Can Cause Water Damage in Your Oxnard Home

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Oxnard Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Fast Water Removal to Reduce Damage

SERVPRO Provides Rapid Water Removal and Drying to Mitigate Damages Caused by Leaks

When your washer springs a small leak with every cycle, you may be tempted to put a towel down while you wash clothes due to financial concerns, but this can cause water damage to your floor underneath. While the leak is relatively small, and a towel does absorb the water, it does not remove the issue of exposure. The towel gets soaked, and because of this, it does nothing to solve the problem at hand. After all, water is still in contact with the ground. Over time, and especially when you have days of washing load after load, this can cause water damage to the wooden floor underneath.
When the wooden floors inside of your Oxnard home are exposed to water damage, they can lift from the base underneath and warp. Water causes the wood to expand and, because the boards are snugly installed, the moisture causes it to lose its rigidly straight shape and curl upwards. To prevent cupping like this, which can result in new boards needing to be installed, it is wise to fix equipment when it breaks and to call for remediation services as soon as possible.
When SERVPRO receives your call, we aim to arrive at your home swiftly with the right equipment to handle the job. Our estimator can walk you through the damage and explain what we can do to help you. They serve as a bridge between our team of technicians and you, able to answer any questions and relay information.
Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians can use tools such as air movers, axial fans, and desiccant dehumidifiers to address the water damage inside of your home. All three of these tools help reduce moisture and improve airflow in the afflicted area, creating an environment that is ideal for evaporation. Once the area seems like it has been sufficiently remediated, SERVPRO can check the moisture levels and make sure that they are within the recommended range since we took baseline measurements of dry areas of your structure previously.

If a faulty appliance causes water damage inside of your home, do not delay in calling for help. Phone SERVPRO of Oxnard by dialing (805) 984-2347. Day or night, we are available and ready to take on the job.

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We stop thieves taking rich pickings from wildfire-devastated communities

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

"There’s nothing more traumatic than fleeing a wildfire and knowing it’s going to devour your precious home. All your lifelong memories are about to be burned to the ground thanks to Mother Nature.

That’s the harsh reality hundreds of Californians are facing after America’s worst wildfire season ever recorded. The historic 2017 blazes torched hundreds of thousands of acres, and destroyed more than a thousand properties, many of which were family homes.

And there’s one more potential kick in the teeth for these devastated families. Fire-gutted communities are ripe picking grounds for heartless criminals focused on cashing in on other people’s misfortunes. 

“Criminals have been known to walk through burned out neighborhoods on the hunt for loose safes and other valuable items that survive fires. They steal the items, crack the safes, and sell things on – and there’s nothing the families can do about it,” said Jono Millin, co-founder of drone mapping software start-up DroneDeploy."

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How to Shut Off Utilities in an Emergency

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Know how to react in an emergency by shutting off utilities quickly.

With storm season upon us, it’s important for homeowners to be prepared. In case of a disaster of any type, it may be necessary to learn how to shut off utilities to avoid further damage to your family or your home.

How to Shut Off Natural Gas

It’s wise to be familiar with the look and sound of your gas meter under everyday conditions, as this will help to determine what is unusual. Ensure that you also know where the shut-off valve is located. Because of different homes and different gas meter configurations, shut-off procedures vary. However, it is likely that you’ll need an adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to perform the task."

How to Shut Off Utilities in an Emergency

All those green hillsides could mean more Southern California fires later this season

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Photo: Anthony Plascencia/VC Star

"Grass-covered hills might look good now, but authorities say that could mean a busy fall and summer for firefighters.

Over the past several weeks, brush has gotten damper, greener and less likely to burn. Stands of tall, green grass have blanketed Ventura County and much of the state.

That’s good news. But there’s a downside: Like last year, there could be a significant amount of grass-fire activity, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

“Grass is the main ignition source,” said county fire Capt. Ken VanWig. “It’s like the kindling in the fireplace.”

As the fine grass dries out, it becomes a bed of fuel that makes it easy for fires to start and to spread quickly."

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How to remove mold and mildew from anything and everything

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

"Mold and mildew thrive in moist conditions. That means musty-smelling growth can be found just as easily on damp clothing as it can on carpets and upholstered furniture. (Ew!)

To help avoid this situation, TODAY Home asked some cleaning pros the best way to manage mold.

Here's how to remove mold and mildew from ...


Olivia Joyce, cleaning pro with Move Out Mates, has two effective ways to deal with mold, depending on the fabric involved.

Bleach is the most effective way to remove mold and mildew from clothing made out of white cotton, Joyce says. Apply a solution of one part bleach to three parts water to the stain and allow the solution to sit for a few minutes, then launder as usual."

Read more at How to remove mold and mildew from anything and everything

Evacuations issued as largest storm of season heads toward Ventura County, Thomas Fire area

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

"Authorities issued evacuations for communities throughout the Thomas Fire burn scar as what could be the biggest storm of the season heads toward Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The storm is expected to reach Ventura County on Tuesday afternoon or evening.

The forecast calls for heavy rain Wednesday and Thursday. The worst of the it seemed headed toward Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, where the recent Thomas Fireburned 440 square miles.

The blaze left miles of scorched and bare hillsides vulnerable to debris flows and flooding.

“These are the areas we know already are very vulnerable during intense precipitation,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA. “But this also, unfortunately, happens to be the region that looks like it will be hardest hit by this storm.”"

Read more at Evacuations issued as largest storm of season heads toward Ventura County, Thomas Fire area

Big rain coming! Check out these tips from VCFD.

3/19/2018 (Permalink)


In anticipation of the forecasted rainy weather, Ventura County public safety agencies are encouraging people to prepare. 

Residents living in, and around Thomas Fire burn areas or near flood-prone areas, need to prepare for this storm as well as the rest of the rainy season. Plan ahead by signing up to receive mobile emergency text alerts at www.VCAlert.org and taking the following additional steps: 


  • Sign-up to receive “VC Alert” mobile messages by contacting VC Alert Hotline at (805) 648-9283 or visiting www.vcalert.org. Subscribers will receive emergency notifications such as evacuation notices specific to their neighborhood.
  • Make a supply kit for your home and car - flashlight, water, food, personal medical supplies, filled prescriptions and a charged smartphone with internet access in case local roads are temporarily closed.
  • Download a “Ready, Set, Go!” flood preparation plan and follow its guidance. For information inEspañol, click here.

Read more at Tips: Ready for Rain

Storms coming, watch for flooding and mudslides!

2/26/2018 (Permalink)


Cold, potentially wet weather headed toward the Central Coast Monday night has the potential to cause problems in areas burned by the Thomas Fire.

In Ventura County, showers are forecast to arrive around 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. Tuesday, said Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

"It isn't a big rainmaker," she said of the system.

But the slight chance of thunderstorms now predicted has raised concerns. Whenever there are thunderstorms, she said, there is the possibility of concentrated rain in a short time period.

If that happens over the wrong location — such as the Thomas Fire burn scar — that could cause problems, Hoxsie said.

Intense rain over the Thomas Fire burn area led to deadly flooding and mudslides in Montecito on Jan 9. Twenty-one people died and two others are presumed dead."

Read more at Thunderstorms possible Monday night as chilly air heads toward Ventura County

With storms coming, pre-evac advisory issued.

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

"Santa Barbara County has issued a pre-evacuation advisory for the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas and Alamo Fire burn areas.

The warning is due to an approaching winter storm.

The National Weather Service is forecasting  the arrival of a storm Monday, Feb. 26,  in the late afternoon that is expected to continue into Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Rainfall amounts of less than 0.33 inches are forecasted.

The predications show a possibility of isolated rain totals in some areas of between 0.50 and 1 inch in area during thunderstorms.

The amounts are capable of producing minor debris flows and flooding below the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas and Alamo Fire burn areas. 

County emergency officials and the National Weather Service are monitoring the situation and will alert the public."

Read more at Pre-Evacuation Advisory issued in Santa Barbara County burn area

Make your first impression, your best impression

2/26/2018 (Permalink)


The old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” is especially true in the case of disasters.

In the restoration and mitigation world, we deal with people under unusual stress. Their homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed, and their lives have been disrupted in an unexpected way. We work in these environments every day, and we become accustomed to viewing things in a very clinical or detached way.

We need to remember, even though this may be the tenth flooded home we’ve been in this week, it is the first time our client has had their home torn apart — first by water and then by a mitigation crew. There are many emotions that people experience when their homes, businesses and lives are interrupted suddenly. I believe we don’t give our clients enough credit for how valiantly most of them respond under the circumstances."

Read more at First Impressions

New Tools Bring Success to Mold Projects

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

As a professional who has been involved in the mold remediation industry ever since it emerged from the shadows of the more general concept of an indoor air quality problem, I find it fascinating to see how much the science and practice of fungal control continues to change. While many restoration and cleaning contractors have the mistaken idea that the “mold hysteria” has peaked, the reality is the industry is in a continuing development stage. Anyone who thinks there is nothing new in the mold field should sit in on one of the weekly teleconference discussions among the professionals who are working on the fourth edition of the IICRC’s S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation. The debate and discussion is just as vigorous and enlightening as it was when I served on the committee to produce the inaugural edition in 2001 and 2002.

Read more at New Tools Bring Success to Mold Projects

Survey Finds Close to 80% of Homeowners Overlook Costly Water Leak Exposure When Heading Out on Vacation

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

"WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.– August 21, 2017 – A new survey from Chubb finds that while on vacation, just 19% of homeowners view internal water leak damage as the most concerning home threat, despite the fact that water leaks are a more frequent risk than fire and theft.

“The time between when a leak occurs and when it is discovered is the single greatest factor in determining the amount of damage,” said Fran O’Brien, Division President of Chubb North America Personal Risk Services. “As a result, leaks that occur while you’re away result in greater amounts of damage, in terms of both cost and severity.”

Instances of water damage have been rising dramatically. In the past 10 years, the frequency of sudden pipe bursts has nearly doubled. In 2015, water damage accounted for nearly half of all property damage, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Chubb’s new Homeowners’ Water Risk Survey measures homeowners’ attitudes toward home protection, the risks they’re most concerned about and what they are overlooking. The online survey of 1,200 homeowners finds that just 8% of homeowners correctly identify August as the month with the most water leak events, and when subsequently heading out on a late-summer vacation, just 22% shut off the water main (despite 88% knowing where it is located within their home)."

Read more at Survey Finds Close to 80% of Homeowners Overlook Costly Water Leak Exposure When Heading Out on Vacation

Water Damage Restoration Tips Hurricane Victims Often Miss

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, many homeowners are struggling to get up to speed on water damage restoration—the process it takes to repair a home that's endured a flood or other water-related problems.

Even at the minor level of a leaky roof or burst pipe, water damage can easily hit homeowners with bills amounting to several thousand dollars—and with a hurricane, that number can skyrocket. All told, estimates from AccuWeather put the damage from Irma at more than $100 billion, and Harvey at $190 billion, which makes summer 2017 the costliest weather disaster season in U.S. history.


The good news: Water damage restoration is typically covered by insurance—be it flood insurance or a basic homeowners policy. According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage makes up about 20% of all insurance claims in the U.S.

Read more at Water Damage Restoration Tips Hurricane Victims Often Miss


How to Detect and Fix Leaking Pipes Under a Slab Foundation

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

When you have pipes that run under concrete slab foundation, you need to know how to identify leaking pipes and potential hot spots in a timely fashion. Identifying slab leaks quickly allows them to be repaired before any lasting damage can be done to the structure.

Detecting Water Leaks Under Slabs Foundation

There are quite a few ways to detect leaking pipes that occur under slab foundation. The most common include:

  • Higher than normal water bills
  • High meter readings
  • Hot spots in the concrete (normally from hot water leaks)
  • Hearing water flowing but the faucets are turned off
  • Moisture and areas of mildew under carpet and linoleum
  • Cracks that start small and begin to rapidly spread outward

If you know your home, you’ll be able to detect subtle differences in the concrete slabs rather easily. Don’t discount the changes that you see. Instead, call a professional and have the area carefully examined.

Read more at How to Detect and Fix Leaking Pipes Under a Slab Foundation

What causes mold in a house?

8/1/2017 (Permalink)


What causes mold in a house? Well, there are several factors that contribute to the development of mold. Mold is usually a result of the right combination of factors, not one single thing. Understanding the causes of mold is important when attempting to prevent and eliminate household mold.

If you fail to eliminate the causes of mold, mold will simply return as soon as you clean it up. In addition to telling you about things that may cause mold in your house, we’ll tell you how to prevent mold caused by those things.


It’s important to understand that mold has to come from somewhere. There are hundreds of different types of mold in the environment and when mold spores drift indoors through an open window or door, or when people carry mold spores indoors on their shoes, clothing or other items, those spores then settle on household surfaces. Leaky roofs or flood waters can also bring mold spores indoors. If the mold spores settle on damp surfaces, mold usually begins to grow there."

Read more at What causes mold in a house?

Drone technology transforming storm damage assessment

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

"ARGYLE, TEXAS - Despite a stretch of sunny weather, insurance companies are still in the field working to survey damage several severe storms left behind in North Texas. 

"We've been through experiences like that, but this was probably the worst," said Scott Kennedy, a homeowner in Argyle.

Kennedy and his family rode out the storm just fine -- that's the good news -- but his Argyle roof took a beating during last month’s storms. It may not look like much, but even minor roof damage can be expensive.

"And then we started to hear tornado sirens and so then we all huddled into the middle of the house and we could hear hail starting to hit the roof,” Kennedy said. “You just could tell that there was a lot going on outside.”

Read more at Drone technology transforming storm damage assessment

The Triple Threat: Fire, Hoarding & Biohazard Cleanup

6/23/2017 (Permalink)

On a warm, sunny day back in June, I had the opportunity to check out some job sites with SunGlo Services Operations Manager Bob Graham. SunGlo is a large restoration company based in the Metro Detroit area. Bob and I had five or six stops to make across a rather large area of Southeastern Michigan as he checked in on the progress of some jobs, and some new work just coming in.

For me, this ride-along was an opportunity to see restorers and jobs in action – and not just try to learn about the work from behind a desk, or through reading articles. I can safely say it was a very eye-opening experience. One particular stop stands out.

Early Warning Signs

Late in the morning, we arrived at a home that had experienced a house fire overnight. The homeowner was there seeming to assess the scene, and someone from CRDN had also just pulled up to take a look at what soft contents in the home might be salvageable. The problem was… we couldn’t get into the home. The house had been boarded up and the fire marshal had put a lock on the door. I’m sure you’ve all been to scenes like this where the fire marshal is still investigating and hasn’t cleared it for restoration or cleanup yet.

Read more at The Triple Threat: Fire, Hoarding & Biohazard Cleanup

Planning For And Preventing Water Intrusion In Buildings

6/23/2017 (Permalink)

Excess moisture in the built environment not only causes physical damage deleterious to buildings, it can also lead to adverse health effects and compromised indoor air quality (IAQ). These conditions will likely lead to fungal growth if not dealt with immediately and properly. Whether the cause of water intrusion is a catastrophic event, such as a building flood, or an ongoing maintenance or construction issue, a proper and timely response can save time and money.

Moisture sources that can impact buildings can be divided into two broad categories, internal and external. Internal sources of moisture include building-related systems such as plumbing and mechanical systems. External sources of moisture intrusion typically involve water or moisture entering the built environment through the building envelope such as penetrations through the roof, expansion joints, sub-slab, windows, doors, etc. Some sources of water intrusion may be attributed to construction or material defects and could have legal implications.

Read more at: Planning For And Preventing Water Intrusion In Buildings

Why written guidelines and procedures can protect your plumbing business

6/13/2017 (Permalink)


I grew up in my family’s plumbing, heating, and cooling company, and among my earliest memories are those of my dad getting calls in the middle of the night from people with heating emergencies — a homeowner whose furnace had quit or a bakery where they needed the steam from the boilers for their baking. When this happened, rather than leave me at the house, he’d take me with him.

I remember it being fun to go on those calls. The bakers liked me and would feed me bagels, cookies, and cake while my dad toiled to get their boilers up and running. Not so much fun for my dad, though, who had worked hard all day and was now working late into the night!"

Read more at Why you need to have written policies and procedures

Certified? Wide range of services? Available 24/7? Reputable? That'a SERVPRO to a T!

6/13/2017 (Permalink)


Spring is prime time for flood disasters in Michigan. Weather-related calamities can wreak havoc on your home. It pays to be prepared! Choosing a water mitigation company before you have a flood emergency will save you lots of time, a huge headache, and big $$$.

Before you decide which company to trust with restoring your home from a flood, make sure you know the answer to these 4 important questions:

  1. Are they certified? Certification through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (the IICRC) is a sure sign that this company has the most up-to-date training, equipment and expertise to handle all mitigation scenarios. Nothing is worse than paying an amateur to do a low-quality job and ending up with additional problems down the road."

Read more at What to Know About Choosing a Flood Restoration Company

Best Home Dehumidifier To Prevent Mold

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

"Readers often ask us which is the best home dehumidifier to prevent toxic mold and we’d like to help you choose the right dehumidifier for your needs. Since different homeowners sometimes have different needs, it’s hard to point to just one dehumidifier that is right for everyone. Instead, we’ll provide a dehumidifier comparison guide to help you choose the correct home dehumidifier for you.

Dehumidifier Comparison Guide

When comparing dehumidifiers, you need to look at a number of factors, including size (which refers to how much moisture they can remove from the air in one day, measuring in pints), cost, and various features they may or may not have, such as an automatic shut off in case you forget to empty the water bucket (all that moisture they pull from the air has to go somewhere) or whether they can be set up to drain continuously so you don’t have to worry about emptying a water bucket at all."

Read more at Best Home Dehumidifier To Prevent Mold

The Future of Restoration

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

"The industry has come a long, long way.


There are several versions of the story, all with different takes on where the industry began, when it began and what drove us as an industry to where we are today.


They all share the same theme, however — our industry is rapidly maturing, and the pace of change isn’t slowing down any time soon.


Personally, I sit at an interesting vantage point with a pretty good view — of both the past and the future of our practice.


As a trainer, an employee of the largest producer in our market and a two-term (10 year) volunteer with the IICRC S500 consensus body, I frequently work and interact with every facet of our business. In other words, I’ve heard many, many versions of both our past and our anticipated future."


Read more at http://www.cleanfax.com/restoration/the-future-of-restoration/

Oxnard fire fends off cancer with nanotechnology

4/26/2017 (Permalink)


"Dirty gear used to be a badge of honor for firefighters, but as cancer rates among responders rises, cleanliness has become the highest priority.


The Oxnard Fire Department — like other Ventura County agencies — has adopted that mindset and received delivery this month of new hoods that keep out microscopic carcinogens from absorbing into firefighters' skin.


Last summer when Alex Hamilton became an Oxnard Fire Department battalion chief, he delved into the science and learned that while breathing in these cancer-causing particles is dangerous, it's actually worse when they are absorbed into the skin.


According to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the levels of these particles were higher on the neck, throat and jaw line. In addition, the higher the temperature the more permeable the skin is."


Read more at Oxnard fire fends off cancer with nanotechnology

Dehumidification Versus Heat in Construction Drying Applications

4/5/2017 (Permalink)


This is a great read for any general contractors looking to decrease drying time of materials, provide heat, and stay within the guidlines for their Leed buildings during construction. We can help you develope a cost effective Moisure control plan!

The effects of moisture inside a building under construction can become a serious problem for contractors as well as a danger to future occupants. Many of the materials used today to construct buildings absorb moisture. As a result, building materials such as wallboard, fireproofing, millwork and concrete can experience a number of problems.

Unless this moisture is reduced to acceptable tolerances, a contractor may be confronted with a variety of problems. They may be as small as construction schedule delays resulting from slow dry times of building materials or as large as flooring failures resulting from elevated moisture content in a concrete slab. In addition to the fact that most flooring materials respond poorly to elevated moisture levels, water-based adhesives used to attach flooring product to the slab are sensitive and will not cure unless moisture content in the concrete is very low."

Read more at Dehumidification Versus Heat in Construction Drying Applications

Remodeling 101: How to Choose a Home Fire Extinguisher

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

"Every home needs at least one fire extinguisher that’s kept readily at hand. And yet many homeowners either (A.) know they don’t have a fire extinguisher and don’t think it’s a problem (I’m embarrassed to admit I was in this category until I started researching this post), or (B.) own a fire extinguisher (or several) but have no idea how to operate it or even if it would still work in case of a fire. Here’s what you should know about fire extinguishers to help keep your home and family safe.

1. Do I really need a fire extinguisher in my home?

You do; every home should have at least one portable fire extinguisher installed in an easily accessible spot. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has determined that almost half the fires in the home occur in the kitchen, so that’s a good place to start."


Read more at: Remodeling 101: How to Choose a Home Fire Extinguisher

How to Find and Eliminate Mold

3/10/2017 (Permalink)

MOLD thrives in damp places. Often, health experts say, ideal breeding grounds are the insides of walls and ceilings exposed to a recurrent source of moisture from a roof or plumbing leak.

So how do you know if you have mold in your house, and what do you do if you do? "Not all mold is the same, and different people respond to mold differently," said Dr. Eckhardt Johanning, an occupational and environmental physician with offices in Albany and Manhattan.

Dr. Johanning said that while some people may have no reaction to mold spores inside a home, those who are sensitive to mold can have allergic reactions ranging from mild to life-threatening. "People with asthma, allergies, lung problems and immune-system dysfunction are usually more inclined to experience problems when they're exposed to mold," he said."


Read more at: How to Find and Eliminate Mold

Storm-lashed roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

2/28/2017 (Permalink)


FRESNO - The bill to repair California's crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, officials said Friday.

Adding to the problems, many communities have drained their emergency budgets and are looking to the state and federal government for help. But on top of the latest damage, the nation's most populated state is struggling with a $6 billion annual backlog of repairs for roads, highways and bridges that leaders can't agree on a way to fund.


Winter storms have dumped enough rain and snow on the northern part of the state to end a five-year drought. But with the wet weather, comes a host of problems for crumbling infrastructure"

Storm-lashed roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

Restoring your Oxnard Commercial Property

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

Flooding and water damage events at Oxnard commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Oxnard

SERVPRO of Oxnard specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our crew

Green home emerges after fire

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

David Lauer photo

"A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate. Instead of going the traditional route, they took the opportunity to build their green dream home.

Colorado architect Renée del Gaudio and her family were camping when they heard the news. One of the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history was ripping through their property in Boulder. Del Gaudio and her husband, Ross Wehner, had purchased the land just two years earlier, in 2008, with the hope of someday relocating there from Denver with their two small children. In the meantime, they’d leased a tiny cabin on the property to a college student—who was able to escape the blaze—but the structure was destroyed."

Read more and see the photos at: Green home emerges after fire

8 Essentials: Smoke alarms with smart designs

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

The Kupu photoelectric smoke alarm

"On the market recently: a slew of design-worthy and unobtrusive smoke alarms, from the popular Nest to new crowd-funded designs. Here are our favorite attractive (and high-tech) options.

Kupu Photoelectric Smoke Alarm by Finnish designer Harri Koskinen for Jalo Helsinki

Perhaps the most well-known smoke detector to come on the market recently is the Nest Protect,

The Kidde Silhouette Low-Profile Smoke Alarm protrudes a mere half inch from the ceiling once installed

The Gira Dual Q Smoke Alarm 

the battery-operated Chick-a-Dee Smoke Alarm by Dutch designer Louise van der Veld

At 1.5 inches across (the size of a golf ball), Cavius is “the world’s smallest” smoke alarm.

The nearly-identical Atom Smoke Alarm by First Alert

Currently in the preorder phase is San Francisco–based Birdi"

Check out the full article at 8 Essentials: Smoke alarms with smart designs

More rain coming for Oxnard

2/6/2017 (Permalink)


Two separate storm systems will hit Ventura County on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The first storm began overnight and is expected to last through Monday afternoon, said Carol Smith, a meteorologist with the weather service in Oxnard. The second storm will begin Monday evening and continue with scattered showers through Tuesday.

According to Smith, the first storm will bring half an inch to an inch of rainfall to coastal plains and valleys, and an inch to 1.5 inches to the mountains. Snow levels are expected to stay above 7,500 feet due to higher temperatures, she said.

The weather service estimates the second storm will bring about a quarter of an inch of rainfall by Wednesday morning, bringing a total of three-quarters of an inch to 1.75 inches over the next few days."


Read more at Two storms to hit Ventura County by Wednesday

Oxnard coping with weekend storm

1/23/2017 (Permalink)


The third in a series of storms to hit the county caused flooding and road closures, stranded motorists and prompted a voluntary evacuation order for Camarillo Springs Sunday morning.

The rain, which tapered off by Sunday evening, was forecast to continue into Monday night with a chance of thunderstorms, according to Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

On Sunday morning, a total of 161 homes in Camarillo Spring's Divisions A, B, C and D were placed on a voluntary evacuation order by officials from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, but it was lifted by 4:30 p.m.

While Sunday's non-stop heavy downpour left a couple motorists stranded, there was no significant debris or mudflow at the Camarillo Springs neighborhood, said Kevin McGowan, county Sheriff's OES manager."


10 Mold Prevention Tips for Your Home

1/17/2017 (Permalink)

"Fixing mold damage is an expensive and time-consuming home repair. But you can save time and money with these 10 tips to prevent mold.

Homeowners have good reason to shudder when hearing, “You’ve got mold!” Mold can wreck your health and your finances: An extensive mold remediation can reach five figures. 

Here are 10 ways to prevent, control, and combat mold in your home.

1. Eliminate Clutter

Cast a critical eye on household clutter, and pare down your stuff. Clutter blocks airflow and prevents your HVAC system from circulating air. Furniture and draperies that block supply grilles cause condensation. All this moisture creates microclimates in your home that welcome and feed mold growth.

So throw out things you don’t love or don’t use. Push furniture away from vents and grilles to keep air circulating. On humid, still days, run a couple of fans to keep air moving."


Read more at: 10 Mold Prevention Tips for Your Home

Christmas is a celebration of culture and faith and COOKIES!

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Christmas is literally right around the corner.  It's time to gather with your family and celebrate the holidays and the upcoming new year.  And you know what the means right?  A FEAST.  Ham, turkey, eggnog, and of course, delicious sugary goodness.  Check out these awesome cookie recipes from our friends at Glitter Guide.

"The Christmas season is filled with parties, family visits and lots of sugar! Whether you’re heading to the neighborhood cookie exchange or want to bring a festive tray to the office, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re sharing 20 Christmas cookie recipes, including some personal favorites of Team Glitter Guide, to have you ready for whenever you need to bring a sweet treat!"

Read more at 20 Recipes For Your Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Prevent damage, save money, fix those leaky pipes yourself!

12/12/2016 (Permalink)

From a faucet that drips to a loose handle on the toilet, there can be numerous places to check for water drips that can save water and save you hundreds of dollars a year.


"Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so  remind people to chase down their household leaks. Of course you can race over to your plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, fix the leaks, and save valuable water and money all year long.

You don't have to be extra handy around the house to take care of most leaks. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easily correctable, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings.

So how do you check for leaks?"

Watch the video at Ben Franklin Plumbing shows us how to fix leaky pipes

3.4 million dehumidifiers recalled after causing $4.8 million in property damage

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

"Approximately 3.4 million dehumidifiers sold nationwide from 2003 through 2013 are being recalled after causing $4.8 million in property damage.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, China based manufacturer GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipmentissued the recall after 38 reports of smoke and fire causing the property damage.

The dehumidifiers were sold at Lowes and other stores nationwide between January 2003 through December 2014 for between $100 and $300. The recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers sold under multiple well-known brand names such as Kenmore, Frigidaire, GE, Edgestar, ComfortAire, Hyundai, Honeywell, and Nantucket.

Anyone with the dehumidifiers should immediately unplug it and contact the company for a replacement. The brand name, model number, pint capacity, and manufacture date are located on the back of the dehumidifier and can be checked by entering the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier."


Read more at 3.4 million dehumidifiers recalled after causing $4.8 million in property damage

The Homeowners Best Weapon in the Fall

10/31/2016 (Permalink)


Debris Blockage

If there's one key to the clog-free performance of the LeafGuard system, it may be the way its design leverages the principle of liquid adhesion. Here’s how it works: When rainfall cascades down the roof and reaches the curved hood of the gutter, it flows right around the lip and into the trough. Meanwhile, when debris comes into contact with the hood, it gets deflected to the ground. With leaves, twigs, and pine needles unable to enter, the gutter remains unobstructed at all times, ensuring the free flow of water all the way to the downspouts and away from your home. That's why you never need to clean LeafGuard gutters: They don't get dirty in the first place!"


Read more at: The Lazy Homeowner's Best Weapon in the Fall

The Essential Guide to Weather Stripping

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

The weather is finally starting to cool off and before you know it, it'll be too cool.  In the winter time, weather stripping is an essential part of keeping your house warm and your energy bills lows.


Gaps in doors, windows, and the wrong kind of weather stripping can make a chilly night even chillier. To help warm up those cold nights, here's some tips from our friends at This Old House

"Know Your Weatherstripping

 Sealing gaps around doors and windows can make your home feel warmer—and save you 10 to 15 percent on your energy bills. But with so many different types of weatherstripping lining shelves at the hardware store, choosing the right one for a particular job can feel like a guessing game. To help, we've broken down the most common options by material and profile so that you'll know just what to install to chase away the chill."


Read more at The Essential Guide to Weatherstripping

Here's Why Laminate Flooring is a Smart Choice

10/17/2016 (Permalink)

Last month we shared benefits of concrete flooring.  If you're not a fan of concrete flooring, maybe laminate flooring is for you.  Check out this article on the benefits of laminate flooring from Home Depot.

"In that fleeting moment of being carried over the threshold just two days after our wedding, I couldn’t have predicted that our once-cream carpeting would become a trampled shade of brown. In the last fourteen years, we’ve celebrated and welcomed our three children and a dog into this house, and all of the spills, sicknesses, and stains that come with them!


No matter how many times we’ve steam cleaned, shampooed, or spot treated our carpeting, the dust and dirt always made me feel like our home lacked a freshness I want, especially in our bedroom areas. We explored our options­: another round carpeting was off the table for me. We considered hardwood like our first floor, however, hardwood is not only costly but messy and laborious to install. We looked at engineered and laminate flooring, and I was so happy to find a lot of variety in the color, texture, and cost of options available. My mental image of laminate flooring was something akin to a plastic-looking, lightweight self-stick of my parent’s generation"


Read more at Here's Why Laminate Flooring is a Smart Choice

What's the best way to handle a water damage? AVOID the water damage!

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

"After spending over 10 hours pouring water, mopping it up, and changing wet socks to test the performance of seven DIY leak detectors, we've decided that the D-Link DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is the best smart water sensor currently available. It's one of the few options that doesn't need a smart-home hub, making it a more affordable solution than the competition because it can work with your existing Wi-Fi network. It can—like the rest of the units we tested—deliver alerts whenever water is present, but it also throws in a few perks that aren't available on any other smart water sensor at this price.

Who should get this

Water sensors are small devices that can alert you whenever water is present around the refrigerator, the washing machine, sinks, and toilets—even in the basement. If you've got a leaky basement or appliances of a certain age, a smart water sensor makes for a strategic addition to your home."


The best smart leak detector

Impossible cigarette smoke? SERVPRO can handle the impossible!

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

"For the news “junkies” among us, you know that the big news of Sept. 25, 2015, was that John Boehner was stepping down as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. What you might not know, and of interest to restoration professionals, was that his replacement, Congressman Paul Ryan, said when he moved into Boehner’s prestige office…it reeked.


Apparently the former Speaker was, as he described himself, an “unapologetic smoker,” and was frequently found smoking in his office and in other areas of the Congressional building. This did not sit well with Ryan who is well-known for being a fitness- and health-conscious congressman, so he decided one of his first acts as Speaker was to rid the office of smoke odors. "

Read more at First Order of Business: Smoke Odor Removal

After a loss, property isn't the only thing that needs help

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

"When a person, business, or family’s life is turned upside-down due to fire, smoke, or water damage, the first and only thing on their mind is getting their life back in order. Unlike other industries that directly market their goods and services even to those who may not need it, when a restoration company approaches a victim of a fire loss, their services are desired and needed.

Business operations and productivity can come to a near standstill with damage to an office. Families, likely already working countless hours to make ends meet and save for the future, need a place to enjoy their time together and unwind. Getting back to normal is the number one priority in all cases when it comes to fire damage - and the sooner the better."

Read more at: Victims of Fire, Water, and Smoke Damage Need Restoration Emergency Response

9 Creative Ways to Save Water

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

"Southern California received some rain this past El Nino season, but only some. The region is still mired in drought. As the nation follows the water crisis affecting Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, it’s a reminder to all of us to curb our water consumption. There are several ways to save water without scrapping showers from your daily routine or risking constant dehydration.

1. Harvest shower water

Before you turn the shower on in the morning, place a bucket under the faucet. Catch cool water in the bucket while your shower water is heating up. Use water collected in the bucket to mop floors, clean your bike, or water plants in your apartment."

Read more at 9 Creative Ways to Save Water

Wicked wicking

9/13/2016 (Permalink)

"How often is a spot removed with cleaning only to reappear upon drying? Many cleaners would say it is their number one complaint. Others would also say that they do not have a guaranteed system to stop that same spot from reappearing again and again. This is called a “wicking spot.”

How wicking spots are different

Wicking spots are different in that the material in the spot has collected at the tips of the fibers. Other types of spots are likely to travel the entire depth of the yarn. This kind of spot is also different because the liquids have penetrated into the carpet backing or even to the substrate. Thus, wicking spots are more likely to have moisture readings prior to cleaning. This means one can discover them before cleaning.

Another thing to note is that they are more likely to occur on hydrophobic fibers such as polypropylene/olefin, triexta and polyester; however, it still happens on nylon."

Read more at: Wicked wicking

Solved! What to Do About a Leaky Roof

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Q: Help! I woke up after last night’s storm to find a discoloration on the kitchen ceiling and a puddle underneath. What do I do about this new leak?

A: There’s nothing quite like an indoor puddle to put a damper on your rise-and-shine routine, is there? The first thing to do is mitigate any moisture damage. That can get complicated, since a leaky roof doesn’t always appear as a puddle on the floor (or at least not immediately). Occasionally, the only sign of a leak is a subtle discolored patch on your ceiling or wall, caused by water pooling behind it. When you’re lucky enough to spot it early on, intervene as soon as possible using the following steps.

Read more at: Solved! What to Do About a Leaky Roof

The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 5): Appliances and Electronics

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

"Appliances and electronics have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency. But are yours a secret energy drain? Learn how to save energy (and money).

You’ve sealed drafts, checked your home’s insulation, inspected and repaired your HVAC equipment, andreplaced your lighting with  energy-efficient bulbs. Now what’s left to do? Just one thing: reduce your household electricity usage.

  1. Inspect appliances to estimate their energy efficiency. Energy.gov has a tool to help you get started.
  2. For household electronics, consider these tips to reduce costs and usage:
    a. Unplug electronics (coffee makers, toasters, etc.) when they aren’t in use since they can pull energy even when turned off.
    b. Utilize electronics only when needed. Install timers or smart plugs to automatically turn off devices you don’t need at certain times of day.
    c. Consider replacing old electronics with more energy-efficient models."

Read More at: The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 5): Appliances and Electronics

The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 4): Lighting

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

"Replacing your home’s lighting is a simple way to save money on your energy bills. Find out which bulbs are best.

With the major energy drains of your home taken care of (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the series), you can move on to smaller projects. And while it may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, replacing your lighting is a simple way to save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills each year. Lighting is also the easiest (and quickest) way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

The 3 best light bulbs to use

  • Halogen incandescent bulbs are a more energy-efficient choice than traditional incandescent bulbs. They’re also the most common type of bulbs. An “old” 60-watt incandescent BR30 costs about $8 a year to run (based on 3 hours of use per day)."

Read more at Light up your home, not your electric bill. Part 4, Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 3): Heating and Cooling Units

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

"Your heating and cooling units are the heart of your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s how to make sure they’re working well (and saving you money).

The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 2): Insulation and Ventilation

8/30/2016 (Permalink)

"Insulation is key to ensuring your home is energy efficient. But without proper insulation, you could be losing a great deal of energy through your ceiling and attic. Find out if you are (and how to fix it).

Yesterday, we showed you how to check for drafts around your home. The next step in your energy audit is to evaluate your insulation and ventilation.

Insulation is key to ensuring your home is energy efficient. Without proper insulation, you could be losing a great deal of energy through your ceiling and attic, where the majority of air usually escapes.

  1. Check for rust on the ductwork of your heating and cooling units (inside the house and in the attic, wherever they may be). Shine a flashlight inside the ducts and if you notice any signs of rust, have the ducts cleaned.
  2. Examine the ducts for dirt and grime buildup to ensure the unit isn’t trying to strain or push out dirty air. If there are dirt streaks on the exterior of the duct work, that may be an indication of an air leak.
  3. Make sure the air filter return in the home is snug and fits. When replacing air filters, go for a pleated filter, which catches more dust and allergens and allows the unit to function properly."

Read more at: The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 2): Insulation and Ventilation

The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 1): Air Leaks and Drafts

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

Buying a home can be an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking and extremely time consuming: you have to find a home within your budget that’s the right size and layout, with curb appeal to boot.

Something you might overlook, however, is the home’s energy consumption — a source of hidden monthly costs that can add up to higher bills and less spending cash.

Performing an energy audit on a home is key to reducing your monthly costs and ensuring efficiency in all areas. It can help distinguish between user-based energy and energy wasted through leaks or outdated lighting and equipment. An energy audit can also significantly reduce your bills in the long run and help you save money, according to the budget experts at Money Crashers.

Read more at The Hidden Costs of Home Ownership (Part 1): Air Leaks and Drafts

DIY can save you a lot of money but one misstep can cost you a lot of money also

8/25/2016 (Permalink)

"The do-it-yourself ethos is one we heartily applaud. Most services provided by home maintenance pros aren't cheap, so taking care of small fixes on your own can save you big bucks. But sometimes the DIY route can wind up costing you more in the end. Here are 10 cases when you should put down your tool kit—and pick up the phone

Replacing Windows and Exterior Doors

Poorly installed doors and windows cause air leaks and end up costing you a lot of green on your heating bills. If you're not sure what you're doing, hire a pro who can get it right the first time. You'll rest easier knowing that your house is sealed up tight and you're not letting money trickle out through the cracks"

Read more at 10 Times Doing It Yourself Doesn’t Save You Money

Sometimes the most important part of remodeling isn't the sink, or the flooring or the paint, it's the planning!

8/25/2016 (Permalink)

"Remodel time! That new kitchen, bath, or deck is just around the corner. All you do is call up a contractor and in two weeks it’s done, right? Well…not quite. A successful home remodel requires you doing homework on the front end. Follow these 10 steps before diving in and your project will go smoother with a better outcome. Consider them like your apple a day.

1. Envision Your Outcome

Do you want to remodel for your dream master bath, or for major return on investment? Would you like a kitchen built for entertaining, or designed for efficient mornings? Nail down what you want from your remodel, and generally how you want it to look before contacting the pros.

2. Consider Your Budget

Be realistic about budget. It’s best not to say you have $13,550 to spend when that’s the exactamount you have put aside. Allow room to allow for changes mid-stream…it will come in very handy. The 2016 Cost vs Value Report gives approximate cost of standard renovations by region nationally. Start there!"

Read more at 10 Things to Do Before You Start a Remodel

Concrete flooring for your home? You betcha!

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

"Concrete has long been a favorite choice for hardscaping features like driveways and walkways, porch stairs and patios. After all, few things on Earth are as tough and long lasting, and so well suited to withstand year-round exposure to the elements. Given the popularity of the material in a wide range of high-impact outdoor applications, many people regard concrete as strictly used for functional purposes, ideal only in a select number of scenarios. But this attitude doesn't take into account concrete's extraordinary versatility, which stems in part from innovative products by leading manufacturers like CTS | Rapid Set. Not only does concrete offer unparalleled strength and durability, but given the range of refined finishing options available, it can also be eye-catching. The rare combination of brawn and beauty has led many homeowners to take a fresh look at concrete and rediscover its appeal as an indoor flooring material. To learn more about why increasing numbers of homes now feature concrete floors, not only in peripheral spaces like the back hall, but also in key, frequently used rooms like the kitchen, click through now!"

6 Rock-Solid Reasons to Pick Concrete Flooring

Thumbtack: Everything You Need to Hire a Bathroom Remodel Contractor

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

If you're looking to add some value to your house or maybe you just want a different look and feel, a bathroom remodel is a good place to start.  There's plenty of contractors who can do the job but how can you be sure the contractor will do the job right?  This blog from Thumbtack will help steer you in the right direction for right contractor for the job.

It’s time for a makeover! Whether you’re buying, selling, or just want to update that late ‘80s powder room—a bathroom remodel provides great return on investment. Remodeling’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report shows a nation-wide 65.7 percent ROI for bathroom remodels, while areas like the Pacific region, bring back 76.2 percent. The numbers are on your side, it’s time to stop the bathroom suffering.

Read more at: Everything you need to hire a bathroom remodel contractor

Got a home on the coast? Keep an eye on these climate change numbers!

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Here in Oxnard, we love our coasts and ocean.  A lot of us have homes on the coast.  This article from the Huff Post says climate change could be a major factor in the long-term future of homes located on the coast.

"While climate change is a pressing global concern, it isn’t at the top of discussions about the future of the real estate market. But a recent report shows how it could have devastating implications for housing in the U.S.

Almost 1.9 million houses nationwide could be underwater by 2100 if scientists’ more dire predictions come to pass, according to a report from real estate company Zillow released last week. Almost 300 cities would lose at least half their homes, the report states."

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-sea-levels-housing_us_57a9de68e4b0b770b1a44434

These ideas are the WORST! So you probably shouldn't try them

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Last wek, we asked if you DIY.  Some of you do, some of you don't well if you're in the former category, this list from Fox News will help you avoid some of the worst reasons to DIY

"There's a ton of terrific, true, and essential home improvement advice out there. "Measure twice, cut once" comes to mind. Ditto "Pick remodeling projects with the best ROI." But "Screw contractors, do it all yourself"? Not so much.

Bottom line: There's a lot of very, very bad advice out there, fighting for attention along with the good. And much of this misdirection may actually be trotted out by friends and family who mean well. Unfortunately, good intentions won't keep your home from becoming seriously messed up.

So before you pick up a hammer, make sure to check this list of the worst home renovation advice you might be tempted to try. Then slowly back away from the toolkit and think twice! Maybe even three times."

Read more at The Worst Home Renovation Advice You Might Actually Try

Do you DIY? Watch out for these 5 common missteps!

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

When it comes to our homes, a lot of us love to get out hands dirty when it comes to fixing up or new additions.  And sometimes we get deep into a project that becomes a lot more work than we expected.

Lifehack offers these great tips to help you look out for those jobs before you get stuck in the middle. 

"General advice says that you can save some money by taking on some of your home improvement projects yourself. HGTV tells you that there is nothing you cannot do to improve your home. That may be true of projects like painting, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning. However, there are home improvement projects that are better left to the professionals.

Check out five home improvements that are not just not DIY friendly, but can actually be more expensive when you do them yourself."


12 tips to beat the summer heat from Bob Vila!

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

We're not too used to high temps in Camarillo and Oxnard, so when it gets hot, it gets hot.  

The freezer, ceiling fans, styrofoam ice chests, and a bowl of ice are all easy household items that can keep the heat in check this summer. Check out these tips to help stay cool during these long summer days. 

"When temperatures really rise, summer fun can start to fizzle, especially indoors. It's a good thing that great minds have figured out ways to help you chill (literally), using items you probably already have on hand. Take a look at our top 12 picks for keeping comfortable at home, including summertime sleep aids, the right way to work your windows, and even a homemade air conditioner. These simple “aha!” hacks will save you money and keep you cool. So if you can’t stand the heat, give one of these a try."


4 incredibly smart reasons to make your own cleaning products

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is always here to help. Even when it comes to tips to help you clean your own home!  Check out this blog from the Today show for some great money saving tips on making your own cleaning products


In my time running my food and wellness site Root + Revel, I've learned that all it takes to green your home scene are a few basic (and cheap!) products available at every grocery store. While the reasons to go green are endless, here are my top four tips for creating easy, DIY cleaners:

It's cheaper

One of the best reasons to DIY your own cleaning products is to save money. Who doesn't love that?! In fact, most DIY cleaners cost less than $1 to make. Compare that to $5-$15 per bottle for most store-bought products, and you'll quickly find that you really can't afford to not make your own cleaning products."


SERVPRO of Oxnard CA drying bamboo wood floors

4/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oxnard CA can satisfy all of your drying needs. Here we are drying bamboo flooring on a concrete slab. Saving time and money all while creating a less stressful environment for the insured.

Drying bamboo flooring on a concrete slab with the Injectidry. The Injectidry is very useful for removing moisture from wood flooring.  As you can see Injectidry is a system where mats are sealed to the floor with hoses attached to keep the moisture in your flooring or walls from escaping and being directed through the hoses to ensure a completely dry area.

This system is particularly useful on flooring where it's difficult for removal such as hardwood flooring.  It is used along with our regular equipment of air movers and dehumidifiers among other pieces.

24 Hour Emergency Service

2/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Oxnard provides 24 hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster in Oxnard Ca.  We can respond immediately to youe emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

- 24 Hour emergency service

- Faster to any size disaster

- Highly trained restoration technicians

- A trusted leader in the restoration industry

- Locally owned and operated

- Advanced restoration and cleaning equipment

Have questions?  Call us today 805-984-2347


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