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SERVPRO Can Help You With Slab Leaks

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

slab leak on concrete Slab Leak on Concrete

At SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel, we see first hand all the ways a business or home can be affected by water damage. One of the most popular sources of water damage we see is caused by a slab leak. A slab leak occurs when the water lines beneath your business or home’s concrete slab start to leak. When this happens, the leak can end up damaging multiple areas throughout your home or business. 

But fortunately, companies like SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel exist to help remove the water damage from your home or business. Our staff has the experience and knowledge required to remove water damage properly and efficiently. To learn more about our services, contact SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel.

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SERVPRO Can Save Your Documents

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

Laguna Hills got its name because of its proximity to the famed Laguna Beach. Just a stone’s throw away from the shore line, Laguna Hills is popular among tourists and California residents alike. Its close proximity, however, also means that it gets more than its fair share of rainfall every now and then. When this happens, one of the things that most home and business owners around this area will need to deal with is damage brought about by strong rainfall.

There are many ways by which water damage restoration can be dealt with, be it air drying, dehumidifying, or vacuum-freeze drying. Choosing which water damage restoration technique to use will often depend on what kind of material was damaged in the first place.

Documents, Paper and Books

If your document has been damaged by brackish water, the first thing that you need to do is rinse it with cold, clean water. If you are dealing with onion skin, vellum, or other kinds of fragile paper, it is recommended that you lay them out on a flat surface and spray the documents with clean water until the dirt has been washed off. Make sure that you do not expose them to direct sunlight as this could cause wrinkling in the paper.

Once you have laid out all the paper, use an oscillating fan in order to speed up the drying process. Make sure you do not direct the airflow towards the document itself. Instead, allow the fan to dry the room which, in turn, will dry the documents. 

If you are dealing with water-logged books, you should do inter-leaving or putting absorbent paper in between leaves. If the book has already developed a moldy smell, you might need to use an ozone gas chamber to deodorize safely the document. This is the same processed used in restoring documents that have been through fire damage.

Water Damaged Photos

Water-damaged photos should be attended to as soon as possible. Keep in mind that waiting for more than 48 hours before working on the photographs can result in growth of mold and mildew, which could damage your pictures.

If the photos are still contained inside a picture frame, do not try to separate the picture from the glass. What you can do instead is place it under running water until the picture can be retrieved.. The same is  done if you have two pictures stuck together. Take great care not to touch the printed side of a photograph, as this could result in smudges.

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SERVPRO is Here to Help Your Office Space

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

The equipment in the break room has been protected with fitted 6 mil plastic so work can begin. The equipment in the break room has been protected with fitted 6 mil plastic so work can begin.

Life happens, and unfortunately sometimes it happens at work.

We here at SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel have years or experience dealing with and hanling commercial jobs.

When your break room is down for the count and needs some love, call SERVPRO. We will make sure that you and your coworkers are set and ready to go as soon as possible, because we understand the importance of a break room.

Time is money, and we know that just as much as you. So if you experience water damage in your work space or if you think you may have mold growing, give SERVPRO of Laguna Hills / Laguna Niguel a call!

Give your staff a clean and safe place to work again.

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Your HVAC and Air Duct System Need Cleaning

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

before and after air duct cleaning Before and After Air Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO isn't just for fire, water, and mold remediation, we can also help you clean your vents and give you work space clean air.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel  Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning,

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SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel is 2022 IICRC Certified

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC Stands for - Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Water damage can be deceptive, it can happen when you least expect it. At any moment a pipe could burst or a much more subtle problem occurs when water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. In the event that something a bit harder to find happens, the detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage and worsen the structural integrity of your business or home and at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage can surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required. Here at SERVPRO we have the tools to detect such hidden horrors.

More than just removing excess water, SERVPRO IICRC -certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. "Like it never even happened." Through a timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other issues can be prevented which is the best case scenario. If water damage has been present for too long without treatment, mold will occur, in the event of mold occurring we here at SERVPRO can also help with that.

All IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel, CA have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, and remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.

If you have any questions or think your business or home are in need of any water damage restoration, mold removal, or a check up give us a call! As certified professionals we are here and available to help.

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We Are Commercial Experts

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

Small offices, big commercial buildings, medical facilities; here at SERVPRO Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel we do it all. When your small or big business is at stake from a water leak or mold presence and need a fast and reliable company; SERVPRO is here for you.

We have mold mitigation and water restoration experts readily available 24/7 working for our team. Your business' future will be safe with us.

We strive to provide you with 5 star service and excellent communication through the entire process. Our goal is to eradicate all traces of mold and to prevent any further water damage while carefully removing anything that is non salvageable.

We take GREAT care in handling all your personal belongings to ensure no further damage happens like they were our own.

"Like it never even happened"

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Drywall that is Damaged

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

A burst pipe in your home can cause significant water damage especially to your drywalls. When that happens, you can’t just wait it out and then slather on a fresh coat of paint because the damage might be bigger than it looks. What you need to do is to call Laguna Hills water damage restoration experts, particularly if your drywalls are severely damaged.

Assess the Damage

The first thing you should do is assess the extent of the damage on your drywall. You may misjudge how much water has leaked and that could lead to bigger problems. Look for signs of depressions on the wall. These look like small dimples around nails or screws. If you see them, immediately move all your valuables away from the wall as they might be a sign of imminent collapse. Even if the situation appears less serious than this, you should still call a professional for proper damage assessment.

Look for Mold Damage

Another problem you should watch out for in times of water damage is the formation of mold or mildew. Mold and mildew thrive in wet and damp environments, especially water damaged spots in your home. The first thing you’ll notice if you have mold problems is the dank smell. Use the distinct odor of the mold to find the source. If you see black spots on water damaged drywalls, immediately call Laguna Hills mold damage restoration professionals, like those at SERVPRO of Laguna Hills. They will help you contain the growth and prevent them from coming back through proper cleaning and disposal of contaminated areas.

Patch Up the Drywall

Significant damage to a drywall should be fixed properly to avoid any more problems. If some portions are still sturdy enough, you may not need to replace everything. A water damage professional can tell you whether a paint job will be sufficient. If repainting is not a safe option, you’ll need to have the water damaged parts removed and replaced with fresh sheets. The new drywall has to be properly sealed and painted, not only to make it look as good as new, but also to give it better protection from moisture.

How to Protect yourself

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Protect Yourself with Laguna Hills Water Damage Restoration Services

It’s a scene you often see played out in movies. Bring on the old abandoned house, cue a couple of curious kids with flashlights, and suddenly it happens—one of them falls through the floorboards. It’s a scene designed to elicit a horrified reaction from the audience, and it works perfectly. After all, who would want to see an actual person endure such misfortune? While you may think that such a scene only happens in movies, it’s a reality that many people face after their house suffers immense water damage.

Recently, the Inland Empire suffered massive flooding due to heavy rains and strong winds spun off by a Pacific hurricane. Suffice to say, many wooden floorboards suffered, one of which was the gym of Elsinore High School in Wildomar.

Some rooms had several inches of water in them Tuesday afternoon as the storm pounded the campus at the end of the school day.

“It definitely came at the worst time possible, when all the kids were out, when all the parents were here, and the buses were here to pick up students,” Principal Jonathon Hurst said. “It was definitely chaotic for about 45 minutes.”

The school’s wooden gym floor was inundated, but Hurst said the facility was fine by Wednesday. The roof was blown off a dugout on the ball field, which was left a muddy mess.

Structural inspection is necessary

Structural damage is one of the most dangerous risks people have to endure when flooding hits their property. That’s why it’s imperative to have your home’s structure checked by a Laguna Hills water damage restoration professional should you encounter flooding in your home.

It doesn’t end there

Unfortunately, structural damage is not the only problem you have to contend with when flooding strikes. When water enters your home, its moisture content is dramatically increased, thereby allowing the growth of potentially dangerous mold. You can easily identify the presence of mold by its musky and earthy odor.

Don’t let water damage problems linger

Water damage sometimes cannot be avoided, so it is important for you to take the necessary steps to ensure it is addressed at once. If you suspect structural damage or mold growth in your home, you might want to contact a professional that restores water and fire damage in Laguna Hills, CA immediately.

(Source: Flash Flood Watch Canceled for IE; Cleanup Continues From Storm, KTLA, Sep. 17, 2014)