Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM STORM RESTORATION EXPERTS?

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

servpro equipment WHAT TO EXPECT FROM STORM RESTORATION EXPERTS?

A storm can cause a lot of harm to both structures and plants. It can damage your roof, tearing off shingles and dislodging the gutters from their attachments. It can also destroy your home exterior, shattering window glass and leaving dents and puncture because of the dangers of wind, rain, hail and lighting. This unfortunate event necessitates the importance of immediate home storm damage restoration. Professionals in storm damage restoration services will likely engage in the following actions.

  1. Complete Inspection

Professional restoration team will visit your home and do a complete inspection of the inside and outside of your building. This will determine the extent of the damage to discuss the plan to help return your property back to preloss condition.

  1. Use Professional Tools

Depending on the nature of the storm damage, the restoration experts will utilize various tools. Professionals will use tools such as pumps and extractors to remove water from the impacted section of the building in the event of floods.

  1. A Thorough Rood Evaluation

Mild Wind damage and damage resulting from heavy downpour can be considered storm damage. A storm damage restoration company can save your building by evaluating the roof and restoring the damaged portions if they are called promptly. Sealing and restoring the roof can help the ceiling.

If you experience damage to your home or business during sever weather or storm events, you can depend on SERVPRO of Ventura. For comprehensive 24/7 residential and commercial restoration and cleanup services, you can count on the experience of our team. Call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

SERVPRO OF VENTURA HELPS YOU IN COMPLETING YOUR NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

worker in construction site SERVPRO OF VENTURA HELPS YOU IN COMPLETING YOUR NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

After finishing a home renovation project, you’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the new space. But that’s not easy as you think. Before you can relax your feet, you need to complete a post construction cleaning marathon. SERVPRO of Ventura can help your post construction needs and make your finished product look the best that it can be.

  • Post Construction Cleaning. Its all too easy for dust and dirt particles to embed themselves in curtains, upholstered furniture and carpeted floors. Its time to remove them and the debris. We at SERVPRO of Ventura offer the cleaning service to prepare your building for interior design.
  • Dehumidification and Drying. In a large renovation project means, dust and debris will mingle with the air itself, making its way to your vents. During construction, a building can often trap moisture. Excessive moisture could result in mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have moisture, rely on our professionals to provide the help you need in eliminating moisture and preventing the potential for mold growth.
  • Final Cleaning. You will want your facility to look its best when the doors are scheduled to open. We can provide a final detail to clean to give the building that extra shine that will surely impress.

If you are seeking for proper cleaning of your home, call SERVPRO of Ventura. We understand the stress and worry. Our technicians are trained to use specialized cleaning and disposal techniques. Call us at SERVPRO of Ventura (805) 656-3911

BENEFITS OF HIRING SERVPRO OF VENTURA FOR CLEANING AND PROPERTY RESTORATION

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura Trucks SERVPRO of Ventura

BENEFITS OF HIRING SERVPRO OF VENTURA FOR CLEANING AND PROPERTY RESTORATION

Disasters can happen anytime. This is due to nature and human negligence. Oftentimes, the victim is the house or property you have long acquired or build. You cannot fight every disaster, but you can protect your property.

SERVPRO of Ventura is here to help you with any clean up and restoration you may need. We can take a heavy burden off your back and be less expensive than expected.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT

Cleaning and restoration companies use top – notch equipment, which eases their jobs and saves money. Using our advanced cleaning methods, SERVPRO of Ventura can help you restore your home and get them looking brand new.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Cleaning and restoration experts ensure that everything is restored to its original condition. Reputable cleaning and repair services have been certified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It means they know what they are doing and how to do it safely.

PROTECTS YOUR FAMILY AND PROPERTY

Health concerns are the main reason why you should entrust a restoration job expert. They will clean up and disinfect the area and make it safe for you to stay.

If you are seeking for proper cleaning and restoration services, call SERVPRO of Ventura. Our technicians are trained to use specialized cleaning and advance techniques. Call us at SERVPRO of Ventura  (805) 656-3911

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T LEAVE ELECTRICALS PLUGGED IN?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

electric plugs electric plugs

When leaving the house in a hurry, we forget to turn off the phone charger or leave the TV on stand –by. This is something we should try to avoid. First it’s a waste of electricity, which ends up draining money from our bank accounts. With energy prices as they are these days, we cannot really afford to keep wasting electricity. But regardless of that, they can cause a fire risk if they’re left plugged in and switched on.

 Fire often start when too many things are plugged into a single out or circuit, overloading them. Cords can easily become pinched by furniture and overtime, lead to a fire. Here are some household appliances and electronics you should unplug.

  1. Laptop and Phone Chargers

Devices such as laptops and mobile phones are not designed to be plugged in all the time. You will end up killing the cells in the battery which will limit their life when they’re always plugged in.  You should avoid using cheap chargers, as they may not have been tested to ensure they’re safe. Pick a brand you recognize.

  1. E – Cigarettes

E- cigarettes are better for health than smoking, but they still carry a risk of causing a fire. Estimated 100 fires a year were caused by e-cigarettes and their chargers. Same as phone or tablet, they carry risks if you buy a cheap alternative charger.

Once an E – Cigarette is fully charge, it is recommended you unplug them as soon as possible.

  1. Hair Straighteners

Beauty appliances such as hair straighteners and curling irons are a major cause of house fires and dangerous burns. They can reach 200 degrees and that sort of heat can do a lot of damage. Especially if they’re just abandoned on your bed or floor. After using hair straighteners, you should make sure to check you have unplugged then.

  1. Game Consoles

Games consoles are susceptible when they’ve been turned on for a long periods of time without ventilation.

Always keep an eye on the condition of electrical wiring and plugs on all you electrical. Do not ignore when you spot a damage. Make sure to not use until has been repaired.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

THE HUGE TASK OF SHOPPING MALL OR DEPARTMENT STORE CLEANING

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Mall in Ventura Cleaning Mall in Ventura

Proper maintenance of a shopping mall or department store is a huge, complicated task. In addition to managing and meeting the expectations of your customers, you also have tenants to satisfy. Both of these groups have certain expectations as regards cleanliness.

When a shopper enters a store and sees a sticky floor, dirty surfaces and dusty corners, it makes them want to turn around and run for the parking lot. To meet the expectations, you need exemplary cleaning services.

Appearance is Everything

When a store convinces its customers that it’s genuinely clean, that’s a real victory. Many customers feel skeptical about store cleanliness, especially behind the scenes where customers aren’t allowed. Shoppers have certain expectations as regards cleanliness. They expect a minimum, meet the following guidelines:

  • Neat and orderly product displays
  • Good lighting
  • Fresh, clean smell
  • Orderly counter space at checkouts
  • Restrooms clean and fully stocked

Cleanliness isn’t just keeping consumers happy. It’s also about keeping them safe. If a customer is injured in a store and they can prove the owner was negligent in maintaining a safe environment, they could win a costly judgment against the store. All business owners are required to keep their property free of hazards that could pose public health and safety. Slip and fall accidents are no. 1 cause of emergency rooms visits and a leading cause of workers’ compensation.

Hiring a Professional Cleaning Service Makes It Easy

Professional cleaning companies have the equipment and supplies, as well as trained personnel, to keep your facility sparking and your customers happy.

If you think that your home or business needs some CLEANING, we at SERVPRO of Ventura are here to help. Call us at (805) 656-3911.

BEATING BACK HALLOWEEN VANDALISM

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Halloween in Ventura County California Halloween in Ventura County California

Halloween is a great holiday for kids and adults to put on some imagination and have some fun. However, every year we hear about some individuals taking things too far. After a candy – filled evening of trick-or – treating and costumes parties, many homeowners return to their homes on Halloween night to find that their property has been vandalized. Below are things you can do to lower your risk of becoming a target. Make sure to protect yourself and your property by following these steps.

  1. Be present

The best ways to ward off potential issues is to be present. Sit on the porch and greet the trick-or-treaters. This may avoid some of the most common Halloween night crimes, including vandalism.

  1. Park in the garage to deter egging

To dissuade Halloween vandals, make sure to pull the car in the garage for the evening. Business owners should also look for an indoor parking location’s as well.

  1. Clean any acts of Halloween vandalism as quickly as possible

If you are the victim of the vandalism, it is essential to remove the damage as quickly as possible to prevent future acts of destruction.

Call SERVPRO of Ventura. Our Restoration Professionals will restore your property quickly and make Halloween vandalism "Like it never even happened."

For professional cleaning services, please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

WHY MEDICAL FACILITIES NEED PROFESSIONAL CLEANERS?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Medical Facility in Ventura California Medical Facility in Ventura California

When it comes to medical offices, cleaning is vitally important. A clean office about more than looking professional to your visitors. Unlike most office environments, medical offices require much more through and regular cleaning. It is not just about making a good impression; it is also about creating a space that is safe for sick people to visit.

Janitorial services are fine for a typical office building, medical facilities need specially trained and qualified cleaning staff that understand the unique needs of the medical community. Professional Cleaning services provide many advantages over a typical janitorial service.

  1. Infection Prevention

People seek medical attention because they are unwell. We cannot tell how much germs and viruses can a sick person spread in space. There are a lot of ways in how an infected person can contaminate and spread illness. Professional cleaners ensure that appropriate cleaning procedures are done to reduce the possibilities of cross contamination. They know what type of cleaning chemicals and techniques to prevent germs from spreading.

  1. Get rid of Blood Borne Pathogens

Contamination is handled by cleaning professional with extreme care because it is dangerous to deal with blood pathogens. Hiring a professional medical cleaning provider will ensure you the safety of everyone in the medical centre.

  1. They Know the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting

Cleaning is not disinfecting, it is merely the first step in the disinfecting process. Janitorial services clean facilities. Qualified medical facility services ensure that the facility is both clean and disinfected.

Germs that are working to kill are invisible; that is why it is vital that the medical cleaner follows the facility policies and does not miss any steps when performing their cleaning duties.

For professional cleaning services, please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

HOW TO KEEEP INDOOR AIR CLEAN ON SMOKY DAYS?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

California and western United States are experiencing an increasing number of smoky days each year and wildfires have been caused smoky pollution. Wildfire smoke is a public health hazard because it can impact both outdoor and indoor air quality.

Our homes provide a refuge, sheltering us from the elements. But, what our homes are not so good at is maintaining lean indoor air, especially during wildfire smoke events.

Tiny particles are the problem

Wildfires burn wood and other organic material, creating smoke that contains gases and fine particles. These fine particles are smaller than ten microns and these particles are particularly bad for human health. They can be breath into lungs, where they can act as respiratory tract irritants.

Avoid other sources of air pollution

To keep the room’s indoor air clean, avoid other sources of air pollution. Avoid activities that can create fine particles like:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Spraying aerosol products
  • Wood burning stoves or fireplaces
  • Frying or broiling food
  • Burning candles and incense
  • Vacuuming

Create a clean air room

If securing your entire home against smoke is not practical, you can create a clean air room instead. Choose a room in your home that is big and comfortable enough for everyone in your household to spend the day there together. Remember to close all windows and doors to keep smoke from entering the room. Use fans, window air conditioners, or central air conditioning to stay cool while you are in the room. Finally, you should set an air purifier if you have one and run it on its highest setting.

Smoke cleaning is a job left to an experienced team of professionals in SERVPRO of Ventura. Our Technicians have skills and equipment to thoroughly remove the thickest layers of soot and restore heavily damaged areas.

For fire damage restoration and smoke cleanup services, please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

WHY CRIME SCENE CLEANUP NEEDS TO GET DONE QUICKLY BY PROFESSIONALS?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

WHY CRIME SCENE CLEANUP NEEDS TO GET DONE QUICKLY BY PROFESSIONALS?

Crime scene cleanup isn’t an easy task, and it’s not for faint of heart. If it’s done too hastily, without personal protection equipment, someone’s health could be at risk. The remnants of the crime that are left in place for too long has a great risk of spreading contamination or causing more severe damage to the property. A swift response is needed to compassionately deal with the aftermath of a vicious act.

What are typical crime scenes?

Crime scenes can take numerous forms: Murders, suicides, accidents and animal attack leave a bloody mess in their wake. Crime scenes may be in physical spaces, like vehicles, hotels or homes. Brutal attacks may also occur out in the open, such as sidewalks or in forest.

What is the role of crime scene clean up professionals?

Decomposing body due to a criminal attack, accident or natural death must be handled by trained professionals. Crime scene cleanup experts are equipped to clean up blood, bodily fluids, human remains and lingering odors.

When you are faced with trauma or crime scene that requires immediate cleanup of biohazard materials, contact SERVPRO of Ventura. We are available 24/7, our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents.

CALL US SERVPRO of Ventura (805) 656-3911

HOW DOES WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION BY SERVPRO OF VENTURA PROFESSIONALS COMPARE TO HANDLING BY JANITORIAL STAFF?

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ventura Consultation with SERVPRO Professionals Water Damage Ventura Consultation with SERVPRO Professionals

Janitors are the backbone of any institution, they work to keep all the areas of your workplace clean. Typically, they handle all general vacuuming, mopping and disinfecting in your workplace in order to provide clean restrooms, offices and other public areas. In some cases, janitorial teams can provide essential maintenance and repair service as well like burst pipe and leaking roofs. However, professional restorers offer some extra benefits.

When water damage restoration is handled by professionals for various reasons, level of preparation, technical skills and attitude of the work crews is included. Janitorial staff, may view water removal and drying of materials as an additional burden on the top of their regular work, professional restorers are prepared to get the situation under control quickly.

Below are preparations before the job starts:

  • Estimating the number and type of restoration equipment needed
  • Better evaluation of the loss situation
  • Identification and addressing of any safety issues

SERVPRO of Ventura professionals has years of experience when it comes to water damage restoration. They know what to look for to identify the full extent of the damage. They have proper equipment and knowledge to handle tasks. From water damage to commercial restoration, we have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond. You can assure your property is in the best hands.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911.

HOW DOES WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION BY SERVPRO OF VENTURA PROFESSIONALS COMPARE TO HANDLING BY JANITORIAL STAFF?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ventura Water Damage Ventura

Janitors are the backbone of any institution, they work to keep all the areas of your workplace clean. Typically, they handle all general vacuuming, mopping and disinfecting in your workplace in order to provide clean restrooms, offices and other public areas. In some cases, janitorial teams can provide essential maintenance and repair service as well like burst pipe and leaking roofs. However, professional restorers offer some extra benefits.

When water damage restoration is handled by professionals for various reasons, level of preparation, technical skills and attitude of the work crews is included. Janitorial staff, may view water removal and drying of materials as an additional burden on the top of their regular work, professional restorers are prepared to get the situation under control quickly.

Below are preparations before the job starts:

  • Estimating the number and type of restoration equipment needed
  • Better evaluation of the loss situation
  • Identification and addressing of any safety issues

SERVPRO of Ventura professionals has years of experience when it comes to water damage restoration. They know what to look for to identify the full extent of the damage. They have proper equipment and knowledge to handle tasks. From water damage to commercial restoration, we have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond. You can assure your property is in the best hands.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3

BAD THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN THERE’S MOISTURE IN YOUR CRAWL SPACE

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Crawlspace Water Damage Ventura Crawlspace Water Damage Ventura

BAD THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN THERE’S MOISTURE IN YOUR CRAWL SPACE

When there is a flood in your crawl space, the problem and the damage are clear. Less obvious moisture can also lead to a wet crawl space and cause problems that you do not expect. So, if your home has a crawl space, it is very important that you make sure that it stays dry and free from moisture. Keeping your crawlspace dry is essential in avoiding the following:

  1. Mold

Mold spores are little particles of fungi that usually float around in harmless amounts, are attracted to humid environments where they can grow. A wet crawl space is a perfect location for mold to grow and start consuming organic materials. Moisture can seep in cracks in your foundation.

  1. Insect infestation

Dust mites and other pests love a wet environment that your flooding crawl space can provide. Cockroaches, spiders, and termites are also attracted to humid environments and the darkness of a crawl space.

  1. Wood Rot

The water vapor found in the air of your crawl space will keep wood damp and cause floor joist and support beams to decay, which could cause the foundation of your house to sag.

  1. High Energy Bills

House with damp crawl spaces cost more to heat and cool. The damp air requires more energy to change the temperature which leads to higher energy bills.

The best method to reduce the amount of moisture in your crawl space is to perform space encapsulation. This is an incredibly involved process which requires a professional or expert that will create a barrier on the walls and floors with a heavy duty plastic and drainage mats. Completely sealing off any vents or gaps between windows and openings.

If you have questions about mold, meet with our mold experts for professional advice. We will examine your mold problem and the damage.

Call us at: SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES AROUND FLOOD DAMAGE?

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ventura Wet Floor

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES AROUND FLOOD DAMAGE?

Floodwaters create many safety hazards in homes and businesses. Besides the obvious damage caused by water, flood can also prove dangerous even after the water starts to retreat. Floodwater can be polluted with sewage and chemicals. Moreover, standing water can hide other dangers: sharp objects, animals’ carcasses, open manholes and electrical hazards. Any of these can create unsafe conditions for anyone entering the area.

We at SERVPRO, our team are trained to be aware of these potential hazards from flood damage and homes and businesses. We follow all recommended safety protocols to keep employees and clients safe. Even small scratch is a concern due to presence of biohazards, bacteria and viruses. We evaluate each situation for all risk factors. We ask our clients not to enter flooded area for their protection. Our team deploys with the following equipment:

  • Rubber boots
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Full bodysuits
  • Respirator
  • Splash goggles

If you have concern about particular items that are important to your family. Let us know what they are, and we will recover disinfect and restore them. We take your safety seriously.

For water damage assistance, contact SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911.

WHY CALL A PROFESSIONAL HELP AFTER INTERIOR FLOODING?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ventura Water Damage Ventura

WHY CALL A PROFESSIONAL HELP AFTER INTERIOR FLOODING?

Indoor flooding can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home and it’s a nightmare to clean up. When the flood enters a home, anything the water touches typically needs to replaced. This includes carpet, furniture, walls, floors and even structural components at a time. If hardwood floor was flooded, the excess water should be drained immediately. Hardwood flooring is expensive, whether you had flooding from pipe caused water to infiltrate your first floor, rapid action helps the best results.

Why enlist the help of SERVPRO when you have flood damage in your home? We can address damage to your hardwood flooring, such as:

  • Cupping – occurs as the moisture creates a downward bend or curve to the planks
  • Crowning – the leads planks to begin an upward arc. It happens because the boards are exposed to moisture imbalance over an extended period of time.
  • Buckling - when your floorboards rise, causing humps and uneven surfaces.

Homeowners have better chance of salvaging hardwood floors if they call for flood damage restoration. We at SERVPRO of Ventura handle extraction, drying and replacement of any unsalvageable flooring using controlled demolition methods.

If you have any questions about water damage in Ventura County, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911.

SERVPRO OF VENTURA’S ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: HYDROXYL GENERATOR

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF VENTURA’S ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: HYDROXYL GENERATOR

What you need to know about Hydroxyl Generator?

Using a hydroxyl generator is safe in occupied areas for deodorization purposes. It is one of the most scientifically – advanced pieces of equipment we use to combat malodors and leave a property deodorized.

Hydroxyl generators have been successfully tested on fires and other restoration and bio jobs, including protein fires, floods, skunk odor, pet urine, musty odors and many other types of odors.

How it works?

Hydroxyl generators are used to eliminate odors and break down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environment. UVA rays are emitted from the titanium dioxide photocatalytic lamps, where they can pass through a permanent coated super reactor screen, forming electron hole pairs that react with water and oxygen in the air to form free electrons and hydroxyl radicals that eliminate organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants.

Even with thorough cleaning, some odors require knowledge and equipment, you simply don’t have. Highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Ventura are knowledgeable in this area. Our team consists of contractors and skilled technicians accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

USING THE SAME TEAM FOR MITIGATION AND RESTORATION

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura Team SERVPRO of Ventura Team

USING THE SAME TEAM FOR MITIGATION AND RESTORATION

When you need fire, water damage restoration or mold remediation, you need a professional restoration you can trust to cleanup and repair your property and get it back to normal. Many homeowners and business owners will hire different companies to handle each processes. Below are key benefits in finding one team that is certified that is both mitigation and restoration.

  1. ASSESSMENT

Benefit of hiring the same company to do the whole job is apparent in the assessment phase. After you call fire mitigation experts to start the repair, you will need to call next is the insurance provider. The insurance adjuster completes a walkthrough of the property, but experts itemizes the expenses your payout should cover: material removal, soot and smoke clean up and restoration of the property.

It is more challenging to know what kind of restoration will be done if you different technicians to handle mitigation steps and rebuilding process. If same team will do the whole process, they can report the overall picture more clearly.

  1. EFFICIENCY

Extensive fire damage interrupts the operation of your business. The less time of interruption, the more your business is to make it through with a little loss of income. If same technician will clean the mess the fire left behind, and to restore the structure, you don’t need to worry about communication. The entire process from assessment to finishing will go smoothly and quickly. When you use the same team for both mitigation and restoration, the entire process is much more efficient. You can get back to business faster.

If you have any questions about water damage or fire damage emergency in Ventura County, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura  at (805) 656-3911.

SERVPRO of Ventura: CUSTOMER SAFETY IS IMPORTANT

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Truck SERVPRO Truck

SERVPRO OF VENTURA: CUSTOMER SAFETY IS IMPORTANT

No matter how nice you are. No matter how polite your customer service team members are, if a customer is injured because of unsafe products and services, it is nearly impossible to recover from the negative blow your costumer experience will take.

At SERVPRO of Ventura, we believe taking care of our customers is about more than just completing the job. It is how you do that job, what tools you use and by making customer safety a top priority. This may require added costs but we believe that there are no shortcuts when it comes to providing services for our customers. Here are steps we take to ensure the safety of our customers.

  1. Product
  • We are using the safest “green” products. Plant based and hospital grade disinfecting solution that will not harm humans or animals.
  1. Training and Certification
  • Our technicians undergo training to ensure that they utilize proper techniques for safe environments for our crew and our customers.
  • IICRC Certification
  • OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Certification
  1. Protocols and Standard
  • Proper Containment
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • PPE
  • Proper disposal of biohazard waste

SERVPRO of Ventura provide a comprehensive approach for the restoration and recovery your damaged home after a disaster. Our team consists of contractors and skilled technicians accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

HOW DO PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION SERVICE REDUCE WATER DAMAGE?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ventura Consultation with SERVPRO Professionals Water Damage Ventura County

HOW DO PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION SERVICE REDUCE WATER DAMAGE?

When a home suffers severe water damage, a professional should be called immediately. Water will quickly spread and cause damage, as porous building materials and furnishing absorbs the excess and moisture in your property. The more they absorb, the more damage will suffer. Moisture is also the deal condition for the growth of molds, bacteria, viruses and encourages the presence of pests such as rodents and insects. The pathogens become higher if the moisture is contaminated such as flood water or sewage backflow. Engineering controls are example of how organizations can improve the efficiency of repair. Creating containment can involve erecting tents and sealing off certain areas. A decontamination chamber can be installed to prevent waste from being spread form room to another.

  • HVAC systems are switched off with both return and supply sides over with a polyethylene sheet
  • Solid waste is sealed in thick polyethylene bags for transportation out of the property
  • Negative air pressure can prevent airborne contaminants

SERVPRO of Ventura provide a comprehensive approach for the restoration and recovery your damaged home after a water disaster. Our team consists of contractors and skilled technicians accredited from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

If you have any questions about water damage or you had a water damage emergency in Ventura County, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

COMMON PROPERTY RESTORATION MYTHS

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro of Ventura Equipment at Water Damage job in Ventura california COMMON PROPERTY RESTORATION MYTHS

COMMON PROPERTY RESTORATION MYTHS

There have been plenty of misconception regarding restoration procedures throughout the years. These theories may have been true in the past when the technology wasn’t as advanced. However, professional restoration companies see beyond these misconceptions and apply the right course of action in mitigating and restoring damages. If a property owner doesn’t take the right action due to these misconceptions, they could end up dealing with more severe damage which is avoidable. Here are the common property myths and truth behind them.

Myth 1: Replacing costs less than restoring

Restoration services like mitigation and cleaning contents are most cost – effective than replacing items. This can vary with circumstances. As times, replacement is the only option. For instance, if after a fire disaster, smoke and soot residues were not properly removed from surfaces, the damaged contents must be replaced. A trained restoration company can effectively remove smoke and soot residues, avoiding a large amount of replacement on the part of the owner. A professional restoration technician will always prioritize mitigation. The process prevents further damage and reduces more loss.

Myth 2: Cleaning your carpet will get them dirty faster

Inefficient carpet shampooing left a soap residue that could attract dirt faster than before it was cleaned. Nowadays, restoration professionals use advance techniques than can both flushes and rinses carpets, preventing the misconception from happening.

Myth 3: Drying process is complete once the carpets are dry

Drying process is complete only when all the structural items, such as cement floors and walls are totally dry. Professionals use advance meters and sensors to measure moisture levels. This is important to carry out the result, which is a complete dry structure.

Myth 4: A fire damage home will always smell like smoke

Smoke soot is more damaging than ordinary dirt or dust, prompt cleaning actions are crucial. Neutralizing smoke soot immediately after a fire can reduce losses. If you don’t clean smoke immediately after a fire, the valuables of your home may suffer irreversible damage, due to acidic nature of the smoke particles.

Myth 5: DIY is cheaper than hiring a restoration company

This situation can be true in some cases, if, for instance, the damage was just a cause of a small leak or grease fire. You can use household products to clean the damage. However, a homeowner must extremely careful. A mishandling repair can cost more in the long run. Hiring a restoration company can help you save more money.

When in doubt, always consult trained professional restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Ventura. We utilized advance products and systems for restoring a wide variety of different damaged contents.

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

SERVPRO OF VENTURA: YOUR EXCLUSIVE ERP PARTNER

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura ERP SERVPRO of Ventura ERP

Disasters and emergencies strikes without warning. Planning ahead speaks trust to employees and clients. As a business owner, you always strive to do everything to protect your business and investments. SERVPRO of Ventura, helps keep your business safe with our easy and effective Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Why you choose SERVPRO? Because we are your exclusive ERP Partner.

What is an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)?

It is a comprehensive document containing critical information regarding your business. This includes information such an emergency contacts, shut- off valve locations and priority areas. It is a tool for property managers and owners both residential and commercial. This can help minimize water damage and fire damage can affect your property.

Why the SERVPRO ERP?

  • The ERP provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information
  • The ERP is no cost assessment of your facility
  • The ERP establishes SERVPRO of Ventura as your restoration provider
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

Benefits of an Emergency Ready Profile

  • Helps minimize business interruptions
  • Helps ensure you’re ready whatever happens
  • Helps save time and money

To start your ERP, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

WHO CAN HOMEOWNERS CONTACT TO RESTORE THEIR HOMES AFTER A FIRE?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Ventura, California Fire Damage Restoration Ventura, California

WHO CAN HOMEOWNERS CONTACT TO RESTORE THEIR HOMES AFTER A FIRE?

A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may damage by flames, heat and smoke. Returning homes to a preloss condition requires a lot of time and effort. It requires a lot of paint and hauling out trash. SERVPRO of Ventura have specially trained technicians to preserve your home, clean your property and remove odors.

Our fire damage restoration team begin the restoration by preventing further damage to each home. They begin with emergency services or mitigation activities.

  1. Boarding up doors, windows and roofs

Doors and windows are easily broken and have toc covered easily with plywood to reduce the effect of weather. If walls and roof are burned, technicians stretch tarps over the damaged areas and secure it with nails and screws.

  1. Demolition and removal of debris

Heat, flames and smoke can ruin large amount of structural property.

  1. Ventilation

Technicians set up a series of fans to increase air circulation. By installing dehumidifier, it reduces odor and forces damp air out of the home and also lowers the humidity. It helps dry the interior and reduce the risk of additional damage.

If personal property has to be cleaned, our team can remove items to our facility. We have an intensive inventory of cleaning agents and isolation chambers and ultrasonic tanks.

To learn about SERVPRO of Ventura please do not hesitate to call us at (805) 656-3911.

WHY IS IICRC CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura IICRC Certification SERVPRO of Ventura IICRC Certification

WHY IICRC CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT?

How do you know if you’re hiring professional trained cleaners? How do you look for professional restoration team after a water damage? You should look for IICRC certified firm.

What is IICRC certified means?

IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. IICRC creates the main standards for restoration industry and provides training to ensure quality of service. These standards help improve safety and health conditions for technicians and customers. To become IICRC certified firm they must do the following:

  • Present an accurate information to consumers
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been trained passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up to date on changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of accidents.
  • Maintain a written compliant policy

SERVPRO of Ventura is an IICRC Certified firm. You can assure your property is in the best hands. Our technicians are trained and certified by the IICRC.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE A BIOHAZARD RESTORATION TEAM ARRIVES?

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard Restoration Ventura, California Biohazard Restoration Ventura, California

WHAT TO DO BEFORE A BIOHAZARD RESTORATION TEAM ARRIVES?

Any type of damage should be considered very dangerous and should be immediately treated by a professional restoration team. Dangers of biohazard damages present is considered very dangerous as they can pose a serious health risk. Biohazards can be medical waste, biological or chemical matter. Regardless of the hazard is, extreme caution should be taken.

When involved in any biohazards event, the main focus is the safety of yourself and those around you. It is very important to note that there are serious health consequences that can occur after exposure to biohazard.

What to do while you wait a biohazard restoration team to arrive?

  • Evaluate if it’s not safe to remain in the building with biohazard presence. Avoid performing any action that can cause you to come into contact with.
  • Call emergency services if someone is hurt, so they can receive a care and treat all substances if they are contaminated.
  • Contact restoration team to avoid any secondary issues from arising.

What not to do while you wait for biohazard restoration team to arrive?

  • After any event involving biohazards, never perform any action that might expose you to a contaminated surface.
  • If there is a sewage or flooding damage, turn off HVAC System to prevent secondary issues from arising.
  • Never use any appliances or electronics that have been in contact with contaminated liquid.

When you are faced with trauma or crime scene that requires immediate cleanup of biohazard materials, contact SERVPRO of Ventura. We are available 24/7, our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents.

CALL US SERVPRO of Ventura (805) 656-3911

WHAT TOOLS MAKE PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION MORE EFFICIENT?

1/2/2021 (Permalink)

Tools for Restoration Companies like SERVPRO of Ventura Tools for Restoration Companies like SERVPRO of Ventura

WHAT TOOLS MAKE PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION MORE EFFICIENT?

When it comes to restoration, there are dozens of machines that are used to facilitate the process of restoration. Some are common to all restoration processes and some that are far more specific.

The first type of restoration equipment are those items used in water restoration. These machines are not small units and are generally use for larger restoration. These are meant to help families and businesses get back their building faster after water damaged have occurred. This type of equipment includes:

  • Pumps – used to remove water
  • Vacuum – used to remove water from carpet
  • Shampooers- help remove water and sediments
  • Dryers

Next is the equipment that is used to restore a property after fire damage. Because fire restoration in homes and businesses is complex, it often requires different tools, pieces of equipment, specialty product to manage. From removing soot, smoke residues and lingering odors, the right equipment and cleaning approach for these situations becomes vital to mitigation process when SERVPRO teams first arrives. Some of the areas that we can help your home include:

  • Deodorization – professional deodorization services do fire cleanup and restoration cleaning, with products and equipment that eliminate odors for good. They used processes and ozone treatment that leave your house and commercial property odor – free, clean and back to pre loss condition.
  • Cleaning – removing residues and soil from surfaces.
  • Air filtration – Air scrubber and hydroxyl machine can utilize HEPA filtration to clean up the environment.

If your home and business is damaged, contacting a professional restoration company is going to be the fastest, safest and most efficient way to get back on your feet. Our SERVPRO of Ventura professionals can work quickly recover fire and water damaged homes using several powerful tools and practices.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

CAN SERVPRO of Ventura SAVE WALL INSULATION AFTER FLOOD?

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Wall Insulation after Flood in Ventura California Wall Insulation after Flood in Ventura California

CAN SERVPRO of Ventura SAVE WALL INSULATION AFTER FLOOD?

The insulation in the house is not something every home owner’s think often. They do not think that it is part of home’s structure and this is necessary to keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer. Just like any other space, insulation can need to be repaired or replaced after a disaster.

What happens when insulation gets wet?

Fiber glass and cellulose are most common types of insulation that are vulnerable to attic water damage in specific ways. When moisture fills the air pockets between the fibers, the insulation loses its ability to slow the transfer of heat. Cellulose insulation is the most susceptible to water damage and we cannot usually salvage it.

Spray foam insulation is another type of insulation but it’s not likely to get water damaged. However, plaster, wood and other building materials around it can still get damaged.

What are the risk of wet insulation?

  • The presence of moisture creates a rich breeding ground of fungus.
  • Soaked materials can lead to damage inside wall cavities.
  • Wet insulation cannot do its job effectively

If your home suffers flood damage, water can seep into the walls and damage the insulation. Checking for water inside the walls is an essential part of SERVPRO of Ventura water remediation process. We have several tools available we can use to assess the insulating materials.

  • Moisture meter to compute the amount of water present
  • Thermo – hygrometers to measure humidity in the air
  • Thermal imaging to trace the movement of moisture

We used air movers, fans, dehumidifiers and portable heaters to dry inside wall cavities.

Should you concerned about flood damage to your insulation, call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

RESTORE VERSUS REPLACE

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

Restore Property in Ventura, California - image of exposed walls Restore Property in Ventura, California

RESTORE VERSUS REPLACE

When disaster strikes whether a water, fire or soot, there’s a long list of things we need to think when it comes to home back to normal. The first thoughts are the safety of your family, concerns about the damage will follow quickly. Damage does not only affect the structure of your house but also your belongings. Knowing how to get your home into its original condition will come down to a single question. Will I need to restore or replace my belongings?

Replacing isn’t always the best solution to a situation. Always think about the insurance policy. For example, if you have water damage in your kitchen, remodel might seem a good idea but it will max out your policy. You never know what the future holds, it might have a second loss or another damage.

Home restoration is the fastest possible solution. The incentive of choosing restoration over replacement is the speed at which the restoration will be complete. Your home will be back to normal versus the time it takes for complete construction. The cost of restored damage content is a fraction of the cost to replace. Another reason why you have to choose restoration over replacement is that you get all your prized possession back.

If you have a fire or water damaged with contents involved. Talk to a Fire and Water Restoration Professional who will work with you and for you. SERVPRO of Ventura understands that your home is more than just a structure; your furniture, clothing, keepsakes and other belongings help transform a house into a home. With our training, experience and skills we can appropriately help you.

SERVPRO of Ventura, utilized advance products and systems for restoring a wide variety of different damaged contents and can work with you and your insurance company to determine which items should be restored.

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

DOES HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COVER MOLD?

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Homeowners Insurance Ventura, California Mold Homeowners Insurance Ventura, California

DOES HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COVER MOLD?

Mold is a nightmare for every homeowner. It is an issue that is not something to simply ignore. Apart from affecting your health, it can also damage your property. Mold produces spores which spread by floating around the air.

Mold issues are expensive; it can cost as much as 10,000 dollars. Home insurance policies often include unclear wording regarding mold coverage. It is difficult to determine whether any mold you encounter will be covered.

When is mold covered by insurance?

Mold will be covered by home insurance if they were the result of specific problem that was covered by your policy. Example, if you experienced a sudden and accidental incident such as burst pipe, some of the moisture may cause mold. Other examples include:

  1. When water heater ruptures, releasing water that causes mold to grow on the surrounding wall.
  2. After a home fire, fire fighters used water to extinguish flames and causes mold to develop.
  3. When your dishwasher malfunction resulting in mold growing.

When does homeowner’s insurance exclude coverage for mold?

Homeowner’s insurance will not cover damages from mold if it caused by own neglect and lack of maintenance. Examples of when mold is not covered are:

  1. If there is a leak and you decided not to fix it resulting in mold infestation.
  2. When you live in a humid climate and you don’t use humidifier, mold grew as result.
  3. A storm causes flooding, causes mold growth in your home.

If you think you are entitled to a payment for mold damage, contact the insurance company and they will assess the damage.

If you need help in removing mold infestation or any water damage events, don’t hesitate to call us SERVPRO of Ventura. Call us at (805) 656-3911

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 2020

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Ventura Water Damage Repair Ventura

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 2020

September is a National Preparedness Month. Every Year, National Preparedness Month promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. This year, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. Make sure everyone understands where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. You can check visit www.ready.gov/be-informed  to learn more. You can also contact your local SERVPRO to find out more on how to be ready when disaster strikes with the Emergency Ready Program.

Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation.

  • Download apps/check for wireless emergency alerts.
  • If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, make improvements to your building to fix structural issues that could cause your building to collapse during an earthquake.
  • If you’re residing in area prone to flooding, keep important documents in a waterproof container. Protect your property flood insurance.
  • If you’re residing in area prone to wildfires, clear debris or articles that could easily fuel the flames.
  • Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.
  • Plan with neighbors to help each other and share resources.

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect yourself and your property SERVPRO of Ventura is always ready to respond immediately when you need us.

Give us a call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING METHOD FOR UPHOLSTERY

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

Upholstery Cleaning Ventura, California Upholstery Cleaning Ventura, California

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING METHOD FOR UPHOLSTERY

Sofa, armchairs and other soft furnishing are a big investment for every homeowner. A sofa set furnishes the living room well. However, it needs a certain maintenance if you want them to be hygienic and look good, even after years of use. Regular vacuuming and professional upholstery cleaning service will not only prolong the lifespan of the sofa, it also makes it a healthier place to be at without all the dirt and germs.

  1. STEAM EXTRACTION

Steam heat extraction utilizes high temperature steam heat extraction technology to remove dust and all other unhealthy particles from the surface of the sofa. It extracts all dirt, contaminant and allergens from the upholstery. This method removes excess moisture ensuring that there will not be any wet or soggy after effect. This method financially economical as compared to other methods and ensures for the best possible cleaning. This is considered to be the most effective method for cleaning most fabric couches.

  1. CARBONATING CLEANING

It is a cleaner that contained millions of microscopic carbonated cleaning bubbles. The carbonated solution penetrates deep into the fibers of the upholstery. It removes an average of 89% of the airborne bacteria in the home, improving indoor air quality. Carbonating cleaning simulates natural cleaning by Mother Nature and it ensures that the sofa is left in a just bought condition.

  1. CHEMICAL CLEANING

This a dry shampoo method which effectively removes dirt and embedded particles are used and minimal drying time is required. Chemically safe products are used on all types of fabrics including leather.

  1. FOAMING CLEANING

A foam solution is applied onto the sofa which works onto stains and allowed to rest for a short period of time. The area is vacuum cleaned and the result is a clean and fresh smelling sofa.

  1. DRY CLEANING

This process uses encapsulation technique to remove dirt. If you need maintenance clean of your upholstery or lesser drying time, this process might just suit you. Dry Cleaning is generally suitable for delicate fabrics. A chemical cleaning powder is sprinkled around the fabric and it is worked onto the stain. This is a method similar to foam cleaning without the using of water.

If you do not feel comfortable cleaning the sofa or upholstery yourself, contact a professional to do the job right. Contact us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911

HIRE PROFESSIONALS TO REMOVE PET STAINS AND ODOR

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Dog and the Pet Owner HIRE PROFESSIONAL TO REMOVE PET STAINS AND ODOR SERVPRO of Ventura

Pets make us feel happy every day. They are more than just pets who roam inside the house, they are a family. However, leaving with them provides challenges especially in cleaning. Stains, shedding and litter box odors are just a few of the challenges. If stains and odors are older and set in the carpet, you will need professional help to alleviate the problem.

There are few reasons why you should hire a professional to remove the stains and odor:

  1. A small stain is hard to find

You must find all the spots where your pet has marked. It is recommended to use black light if you are not sure of all the places where your pet may have made himself at home.

  1. Pets Carry Bacteria and Germs

There are a lot of harmful bacteria and germs in the urine and feces of your pet. They carry a lot of bacteria in their paws and spread it everywhere in the house. While some home remedies can give quick relief, deep cleaning and professional decontamination methods are usually required to remove the stains and odors caused by pet waste altogether.

  1. Pet Owners Should Take Care of their Upholstery

Pets love to move around, jumping, chewing or playing with everything that is in front of them. They even urinate on furnishings. The leather will get spoiled and start smelling if you don’t pay attention in their urine or feces.

  1. Time is money

If you waste it, then you may have to spend more time and money on cleaning your leather upholstery. If your pet has urinated on your leather upholstery, then give a call to pet odor cleaning service provider.

  1. Professional use a high-quality pet odor neutralizer

Professional cleaning service use equipment that has super-heated water and powerful vacuums that remove dirt and particles all the way to the base of the carpet fiber.

If you are dealing with Pet stains and odor problem, as always, we are here to help! Our team is available 24/7.  SERVPRO of Ventura have special products and equipment that can be very effective in completing the deodorizing process.  Please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

We Are Cleanup and Biohazard Experts

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO here to Help SERVPRO here to Help

Here to Help® and Ready to Respond

About Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19.

COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic, which is a global outbreak of a disease.  

Need Specialized Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today (805) 656-3911

Symptoms

Illness from COVID-19 is wide ranging, from mild to severe symptoms and death. According to the CDC, symptom may appear two days to two weeks after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

It is important to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning symptoms.

Minimize Your Risk

Tips and Best Practices to Minimize Your Risk

Cities and states are taking increasingly drastic measures to curb the severity of the pandemic, including the closing of bars, restaurants, and public venues. In some areas, officials have issued “shelter in place” orders in order to compel residents to stay in their homes and limit movement. To further protect yourself, minimize your exposure with the following tips:

Practice Good Hygiene

    • Clean hands with sanitizer and wash your hands frequently
    • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, doorknobs, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

At The Office

    • Stop shaking hands – use other noncontact methods of greeting
    • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
    • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
    • Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like desks, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, and telephones
    • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings

Stay Home if...

    • You are feeling sick
    • You have a sick family member in their home

Sources:


We are Cleaning Experts

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help Here to Help

SERVPRO 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 Ventura (805) 656-3911

MICROFIBER CLEANING

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

MICROFIBER SOFA with dog MICROFIBER CLEANING

MICROFIBER CLEANING

Every day the rooms in the house are infested with dust. Sometimes this can reduce the quality and appearance of your home. That why it is important to invest in a microfiber mop.

Microfiber is more efficient at cleaning out dust than any methods. It can reach into surface pores where the cotton mop becomes too deep for cleaning. Mops are the most popular uses of microfiber material. Here are the benefits of using a microfiber mop.

  1. Increases productivity

When using a microfiber mop, you do not have to wring out the mop or use some other solution. Just water alone will allow you to remove 99% of all dirt dust and germs from your floors. It is a low water mopping method because you only need a damp pad to deep clean any hard surface. Compare that to traditional method tat takes up to 40 minutes to an hour to clean an area. 

  2. Reduces Worker Injury

Microfiber mops are designed to fit comfortably in a user's hand and weigh significantly less than conventional wet cotton loop mops. They are easier to use, microfiber mops are safer and prevent more injuries than traditional cleaning methods.

  1. Reduces Cross Contamination

Healthcare facilities have been using microfiber cleaning. This is to reduce cross contamination risk between patient rooms, some state laws require that maintenance personnel change out the mop and/or cleaning solution after every room.

  1. Reduced Chemical and Water Usage

Microfiber mops use about 10-20 times less liquid than standard cotton mops, helping water usage costs.  Very few microfiber applications require the use of chemicals.

  1. Cleaning Power

Microfiber cleans more effectively, reaching into surface pores and crevices, where cotton mop materials are too large for deep cleaning.

Microfiber cleaning is the most significant product innovation to the cleaning industry in the last century. It’s a quick and easy and help preserve environmental resources. In using microfiber material, you'll find that the key benefits extend beyond your workers' wellness. It helps protect the environment by reducing both your contribution to the waste stream and the use of water and harmful chemicals.

SERVPRO of Ventura offers cleaning services. We have the specialized training and products to make your property look its very best. For more information, visit www.SERVPROventura.com or call us on our 24/7 hotline at (805) 656-3911

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

couple with dog laying on bed INDOOR AIR QUALITY

One of the problem exist in an office work environment is indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution problem exists when a limited amount of fresh air is circulated throughout the office work environment, toxic substances are present in the office environment. Many people don’t realize it but the air circulating in their homes and offices may actually be filled with compounds that harm their physical and mental health.

What causes poor office air quality?

Indoor air pollution is a common problem. Materials, supplies, machines, and equipment all release toxic pollutants that contaminate the air. Chemical from cleaners, floor, glue and furniture polishes also contribute to problem.

Here are several ways to improve indoor air quality:

  1. Improve Ventilation

A building should ensure a proper ventilation. Industrial ventilation brings in fresh air from the outdoors and removes contaminated air. A proper ventilation has the following purposes:

a.Control exposure to airborne contaminants.

b.Lessen potential fire or explosion hazards.

c.Remove airborne contaminants.

d.Provide a continuous supply of fresh air inside the workplace.

e.Keep temperature and humidity at comfortable levels.

Without proper filters, air conditioners can aggravate indoor air problems because these systems suck outdoor is that is potentially filled with pollutants that contaminate indoor air.

2. Use professional-grade equipment to promote quality indoor air  

a. Air scrubber

air scrubber removes particles, gasses, and chemicals from the air within a given area.

b. Air purifiers

They often include HEPA filters that capture 99.97% of particles in the air.

c. Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers lower the humidity levels in the air by removing excess moisture

  1. Keep the workplace clean

A clean environment contributes to clean air. Sanitizing desks and office equipment, implementing vigorous cleaning practices on HVAC systems is a must. Keep the HVAC filters clean.

Indoor air pollution is a common problem not only among households but also in offices and commercial buildings. Keeping the workplace clean is essential to the health and wellness of your employees. SERVPRO of Ventura offers cleaning services. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

WHY DO YOU NEED SERVPRO TO HANDLE FIRE RESTORATION?

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Burning House WHY DO YOU NEED SERVPRO TO HANDLE FIRE RESTORATION? Ventura, California

After a fire hits your home, the damage is devastating. Some maybe searching for DIY fire restoration tips to save a little cash in recovery process. But is not simple as what we think.  Doing a fire and smoke damage restoration is not as cleaning the house. Trying to clean up the mess by yourself could be problematic.

Here are reasons why you need a professional and handling fire restoration:

  1. You might expose to hidden health hazard

After the flames goes out, the dangers on fire don’t end. The smoke and soot left behind are just a reminders of disaster. Exposure to fire damage object and residue could be hazardous to your health.

Invisible soot particles floating through the air may contain cancer-causing asbestos fibers, ammonia, tar, formaldehyde, and much more. Chemically-laden soot could get into your eyes and penetrate your skin. You may experience shortness of breath, asthma, and other respiratory issues if enters into your lungs.

Exposure to soot in a fire-damaged home is obviously at its highest during the cleanup process. This is why you should leave fire restoration to professionals who can employ deep-cleaning techniques to truly restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

  1. You Need Special Equipment

A bottle of degreaser could not wipe or clean up smoke and fire damage. You must need professional tools to deep clean all surfaces and remove residual and lingering health threats. We at SERVPRO of ventura, use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

  1. The Recovery Process Could Take Much Longer

You have belongings to salvage, cleanup to do, and the home’s structure to repair. Leaving your home unrepaired for any amount of time after fire damages can result in structural issues as well as the decay of your home. You might also find yourself facing other issues like water damage, mold growth, and even theft. Your efforts to save money could backfire if you throw out salvageable belongings and don’t complete insurance claims correctly.

SERVPRO of Ventura will help you. We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

When you need the help of restoration company, call SERVPRO of Ventura. We make the recovery process as quick and painless as possible. With years of experience in helping people get their homes back after disaster, you can be sure that your home will be as good as new in no time. Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline.

DEHUMIDIFIERS ARE ESSENTIAL AFTER FLOOD

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers DEHUMIDIFIERS ARE ESSENTIAL AFTER FLOOD Ventura California

Removing water is just the first step in drying water damage. It can take days or even weeks to dry walls, carpets and other materials. Trapped moisture within a wall cavity can lead to the growth of bacteria. Microbial growth will occur if allowed to remain wet for extended periods of time from your home. To let the trapped moisture escape, you should open windows and doors and it would be wise to use a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture content of the air and help things dry more quickly, especially in closed areas.

A dehumidifier is an electrical appliance which reduces and maintains the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reasons, or to eliminate musty odors and to prevent the growth of mildew by extracting water from the air. It can be used for household, commercial, or industrial applications.

Here are several reasons why a humidifier is important:

  1. Mold Prevention

Every homeowner's mold is a nightmare. Moist, damp air is the ideal environment for mold and a dehumidifier can remove the moisture while preventing new mold from growing.

  1. Improve Air Quality

The quality of air in your home is not only measured in the amount of toxins that you may or may not be breathing in, but also by the humidity levels of the air itself. A dehumidifier cleanses the air of harmful substances and plays an important role in improving your indoor air quality.

  1. Protects Your Home

High humidity levels can destroy your home structure. Moisture can affect the wood in your home, including the support beams, causing them to crack or split. Mold can grow in the wall. Metal fittings may start to rust. All these might happen because of too much humidity.  A dehumidifier is a way to prevent your home from deteriorating, while creating a healthier living environment for your family.

  1. Drains Continuously

Dehumidifiers are essential for drying out a home in a warm or hot environment after a flood. Dehumidifiers have a large reservoir capacity, allowing for continuous drainage which can reduce user maintenance, as well as provide continual dehumidification for your space.

Don’t let yourself suffer. Getting a dehumidifier can help you live a healthier and happier life, it is also important to consult experts in water damage and disaster restoration. If you need a local restoration company that will protect your home, Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline. 

REASONS TO HIRE SERVPRO of Ventura FOR WATER DAMAGE REPAIR AND CLEAN UP

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment SERVPRO of Ventura is a trusted leader in the restoration industry, and our highly trained technicians provide 24-hour emergency service.

REASONS TO HIRE SERVPRO OF VENTURA FOR WATER DAMAGE REPAIR AND CLEAN UP

Water damage can range from the very mild to disastrous. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. It is a problem that most property owners dread. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment. Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. When facing water damage, professional assistance can be a huge help in both restoring your home.

HERE ARE REASONS TO HIRE SERVPRO OF VENTURA

  1. Assistance

A professional water restoration company will help you explain the situation. SERVPRO of Ventura will guide you through details you need help you communicate with your insurance provider. This will help you remove a big burden and will provide you a much easier process.

  1. Expediency

When it comes to water damage, time is very important. SERVPRO of Ventura will response within the first 24 hours. This helps to avoid further harm being done to your home. Quick response will help you save not only your home but your belongings inside as well.

  1. Damage

Sometimes water damage is unavoidable, and you can’t get back to your home immediately. Water damage is a serious problem that you anticipated. SERVPRO of Ventura restoration company can put together a step-by-step plan, and you can go back to your home as soon as possible.

  1. Remediation

This is one of the most important steps. Remediation will avoid future problems, and also serious health concern.

  1. Care

SERVPRO of Ventura is a reputable water restoration company that care for your family. From the initial assessment to the day that you’re actually able to return to your home. They will assist you and guide every step of the way.

SERVPRO of Ventura provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.

Water damage may occur, even when precautions are taken. It is important to hire one of these water damage restoration companies as soon as possible after water damage occurs. If you need a local restoration company, Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline.

Things You Should Know About Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning Tiles Things You Should Know About Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning

Tiles are the most widely used option for covering floors and walls. They are presentable and durable, at
the same time enhancing the look of your walls and floors.
Clean and tidy tiles play an important role in a property because it brings life to your home or your
company. As time goes by, these tiles become dark and dirty which decreases the overall appearance of
your property. Grout between the lines is responsible for diminishing the look of your flooring. Dirt and
dust accumulate and penetrate deep inside the grout of your tiles. Each day your flooring becomes dull
and dark.
Leaving your tile and grout surfaces dirty and gloomy can lead to water damage. This is because mold or
mildew accumulates beneath your tiles and loosens the surface, allowing water to flow in.
There are many individuals who ignore cleaning their tile and grout surfaces as they think that it is a
frustrating job to accomplish. But this can result and can cost you more on repairs.
Hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning services is the smart move towards getting shiny and bright
flooring. Using advanced tools and equipment, professionals can help you to get rid of dirt from tile and
grout surfaces. It is the best way to prevent water damage by thorough cleaning it. Using advanced
cleaning equipment and solutions, expert will able to eliminate all the harmful pollutants.
Hiring the professionals for cleaning can produce the results giving life to those dull and untidy tiles that
no other hand-scrubbing or homemade methods can offer. But you need to look for the reliable and
experienced tile cleaning professionals ensuring you are provided with expected outcomes and value for
the cost. It is important that what you need to clean and what considerations to keep in mind while
hiring the cleaning services.
If you are searching for a professional cleaning service that is reliable you can trust and can guarantee
you highest quality work, contact SERVPRO of Ventura, a trusted leader in restoration industry, it
provides services to ensure that your home is fully restored. Trusting SERVPRO of Ventura to do the job
is having your family safe at home again.
Here at SERVPRO of Ventura we are proud to serve. We stand ready to mobilize our team to help out
during any kind of crisis. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

BENEFITS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION SERVICE COMPANY

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

BENEFITS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION SERVICE COMPANY

Natural disasters can damage your home. It can lead a lot of stress. Hiring a home restoration service can handle problems. There are so many different types of natural disasters that affect this area and you need to hire for a restoration service.

  1. FASTER WATER EXTRACTION

Professional Restoration Service Company extracts water fast because they handle professional equipment. With small team of water restoration experts, the water will be removed from your home on the same day. You won’t need a lot of time, effort and manpower.

  1. REMOVING HEALTH CONCERNS

A Restoration Service Company will not just repairing the damage to your house. Service restoration expert will take care of preventing mold and moisture that compromise your health. Hiring a professional company is going to be your best bet when dealing with mold. This is because they have the tools and knowledge to handle this problem. They are licensed to use chemical products which will extract the existing mold and moisture from your walls and floors.

  1. DRYING TIME CUT IN HALF

A major issue with water damage removal is a drying time. You might take several days or even weeks to properly dry your house if you choose to remove the water by yourself. A professional restoration service company will do this in a much less time because they have equipment and heaters that access even to the areas which cannot be easily reached.

  1. LOW TOTAL COST

 Hiring a professional service company will lower total damage costs because their teams are highly responsive to emergency calls. They will be able to come even before a major damage occurs. They will react fast and solve the damage from spreading around your house.

  1. REDUCED RESTORATION COST

Aside from physical damage, water and fire can cause additional damage. If you do not have insurance, you will have to pay for the new furniture and structural repairing by yourself. Restoration services encompass removal, repair, restoration and remediation of damage; you won’t have to hire several different companies to repair the damage.

  1. SAVING TIME

A professional restoration service company should be highly responsive to calls; in order to prevent the further damage, they will act instantly. This won’t just save you time, but it will minimize the potential damage and reduce costs.

If you are searching for a professional service company that is reliable you can trust and can guarantee you highest quality work, contact SERVPRO of Ventura, a trusted leader in restoration industry, it provides services to ensure that your home is fully restored. Trusting SERVPRO of Ventura to do the job is having your family safe at home again.

Here at SERVPRO of Ventura we are proud to serve. When serious disaster hits, we stand ready to mobilize our team to help out during any kind of crisis. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING RESTORATION COMPANY

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING RESTORATION COMPANY

Home is a place where you feel relaxed and comfortable, but sometimes, changes happen when structure become compromised. Fire, Water damage and other issues are big problems that can damage the structure. You need to hire Restoration Company that can fix the problem. Hiring a restoration company is something that you should do not in hurry but do consultation and comparison before choosing one. If you want your home restored thoroughly and quickly, so it’s important to choose a restoration company that can offer you a detailed plan, reliable service, and superior results.

Things to identify and select a restoration service you can trust

  1. Respond immediately when disaster strikes.

Sometimes damages easily get complicated the longer it is unaddressed.  It is very important to choose the service that can arrive quickly when you call, where emergency is their priority. A reliable restoration company has 24-hour service, every day of the year. Water damage and fire damage are unpredictable and can cause upheaval to a property within minutes.

  1. Check their certification

As you restoration companies, focus on restoration services that are properly licensed and insured in your state. Consider the staff’s expertise, if how long has the company been in business, the level of training and experience of the team members, if they certified through a reputable certification program and if they undergo ongoing training.

  1. Works with insurance

 A reputable restoration company has the experience, knowledge and willingness to work with the homeowner’s insurance. A skilled restoration service ensures that the insurance claim covers every area of damage to the property, no matter how small.

  1. Reviews and references

When choosing a restoration company it is important for you to look at the reference. Check for online reviews if the company is reliable. Sometimes you may be worried where to get these contractors from but the best place where you can get them from is that company that they have used their services before. When you have to inquire about the services that they got from this company and if they give you a positive feedback then you can trust hiring that company.

If you are searching for a restoration company that is reliable you can trust and can guarantee you highest quality work, contact SERVPRO of Ventura, a trusted leader in restoration industry, it provides services to ensure that your home is fully restored. Trusting SERVPRO of Ventura to do the job is having your family safe at home again.

Here at SERVPRO of Ventura we are proud to serve. When serious disaster hits, we stand ready to mobilize our team to help out during any kind of crisis. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

BENEFITS OF HIRING PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION COMPANY

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

In home or business, we can avoid Water Damages. It is important to act fast. It is a must to do the right steps when water or flood damage happens in their property.

Water damage can happen anytime for a lot of reasons. It might be your washing machine or dishwasher’s fault. Regardless what cause it was, damages can cause impact and might cost a lot of money to repair. 

When water or flood damage takes place in your residential and businesses, it is important to call a professional restoration company to handle these events.

BENEFITS OF HIRING PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION COMPANY:

1. They do Quick Response: Water damage is definitely an emergency. They must respond quickly. Usually, they have a 24/7 hotline you can call anytime. Better to find someone local in your area. Professional company like SERVPRO of Ventura knows how to handle emergencies or water damage situations.
2. They do inspection: Before a technician does the job, they must follow the protocol to do a professional inspection. They must do an initial assessment to the affected areas and make decisions for the best approach. Everything needs to be documented to help the homeowner for insurance claim process. 
3. Professional Water Extraction: After the deep inspection, the technicians will begin to do the extraction process. They have the knowledge to extract standing water, moisture and sewage. SERVPRO of Ventura will help you to make your belongings safe and keep them to a drier place.
4. They Clean and Dry Professionally: SERVPRO of Ventura has the equipment to detect moisture. The tester is used for moisture level and look for molds and dangerous microorganisms. After the sanitization and disinfection of the area, they can start the drying process using the dehumidification equipment.

In case you have overdue water damage in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911

SERVPRO of Ventura is Faster to Any Disaster

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura is Faster to Any Disaster

You can never predict Fire or Water Damage. How much are you prepared? Are you washers still working perfectly or how about the wirings in your home?

SERVPRO of Ventura Technicians can do the damage.

  • We have 40 years of business in the cleanup and restoration industry
  • There are more than 1,500 franchise serving 48 states in the country
  • Detailed communication throughout the cleaning and restoration process helps keep you informed and in control
  • Experience and training in mitigation damages ranging from singe family homes to skyscrapers, and even the Pentagon.

It is important that you’re Restoration company response quickly. It will help the homeowner to save more money and minimize inconvenience.

Here at SERVPRO of Ventura we are proud to serve the residents of Ventura. When serious disaster hits, we stand ready to mobilize our team to help out during any kind of crisis. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Ventura?

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF VENTURA Fire, Water and Mold Damages

SERVPRO of Ventura handles all disasters. Fire Damage, Water Damage and Molds. With the wild fires that happened in the past few years, our company has always been there to help our locals to restore their homes again. SERVPRO's professional services network of individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damages emergencies ranging form small to multi million dollar large lost. 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.

Here at SERVPRO of VENTURA we are proud to serve the residents of Ventura. When serious disaster hits, we stand ready to mobilize our team to help out during any kind of crisis. Call us at (805) 656-3911 for assistance.

SERVPRO of Ventura Offers 24/7 Emergency Fire Damage Restoration

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Have you experienced fire damage in your office or home? If so, it's so crucial that yu start your fire damage restoration process quickly, before the damage gets worse. SERVPRO of Ventura offers 24/7 emergency services to solve your fire damage problems fast, providing repair, renovation, and restoration services with customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Fires can come at you fast, causing massive amounts of damage in a matter or minutes. BUt SERVPRO of Ventura is here to help whenever you need us. Our certified technicians are available for 24/7 emergency service, ready to help you when you need it most. SERVPRO of Ventura's experts will quickly survey the damages and begin the fire damage clean-up process at your convenience, even in emergencies.

SERVPRO of Ventura Works with Your Insurance Company

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Ventura Works with Your Insurance Company

When it comes to fire and water damage repair, be careful who you trust with your property, money and time. Many companies will render services before dealing with insurance matters and charge you the excess bill anyway.

Here at SERVPRO of Ventura, we recognize that the world of insurance is complicated and confusing. We are happy to work as a connection between you and your insurance company. Most insurance policies require that you report any fire and water damage within a tight time frame to cover the cleanup.

Contact us as soon as possible to ensure you get the whole project covered. We will work with you one on one with your specific policy.

Call us at (805) 656-3911 for more details.

WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR A RESTORATION COMPANY

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR A RESTORATION COMPANY

Find certified professionals. The water damage restoration industry is completely unregulated. It’s easy to start a business like this. If the company you’re looking for has certifications through a certification institution, then you know that they are professionals and will do their job the best they can. Their certifications indicate that they have the most up-to-date training, knowledge, and tools to assist you.

Offers wide range of services. A company that offers a wide range of water restoration services preferable compared to a company that doesn’t offer as many services. This is the easiest way to determine general expertise.

Do your diligence. Get recommendations. Speak to friends and family to see if they have had any experience with the companies you are looking at. Do not pick a company because they’re offering cheap service. Remember, you get what you pay for. Also, don’t let insurance companies who will suggest water restoration companies pressure you into using a sub-par company just because they said so.

Are they open 24 hours a day? Scammers and con-artists are not going to be willing to be awake at all hours of the night. Also look for companies that are willing to begin work as quickly as possible. Don’t let water damage sit for too long, it gets worse.

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) 656-3911.