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Erasing the Smell of Smoke

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Erasing the Smell of Smoke Restoring a home that suffered a fire loss.

When fire blazes, the items burnt on its destructive journey can leave a pretty distinctive odor. It’s less than inviting and affects the livability and breathability of your home.

The smell can also affect you physically, leaving you feeling nauseated and suffering headaches. Microscopic particles stubbornly stick to walls, floors, ceilings, clothing, fabrics, cabinets, and furniture, and it makes the smoke smell just as difficult to eradicate. So, how do you erase the smell left after smoke damage?

Always call SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula after you experience smoke damage and allow us to get your home back to smelling properly. By running our specialized air scrubbers, wiping down all hard surfaces, recommending a vendor for you to take your clothes to be laundered, have your HVAC system professionally cleaned, and finally get the smoke smell out of the carpet and furniture. It’s not an easy task but we have done it many times before and our trained professionals know what signs to look for and how to remove the awful smoke smell. Always trust SERVPRO to come and help you in your time of need.

Should You Be Worried About Storms?

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Should You Be Worried About Storms? When a storm hits we will help your family or business get back to it's pre-storm conditions

Living in California might have you wondering why we too should be ready for when storms come. California does not see many major storms throughout the year but storms should still be something we prepare ourselves for.

Specifically during the rainy season, we must be extra careful. After our super dry, hot summers and how often we have wild fires, a lot of the time our mountains are left without the trees and bushes.  We are left more vulnerable to landslides and flash floods from the rain we receive.

When your home is hit by a flood or storm, remember that your local SERVPRO is here to restore your home to its pre-storm condition. We specialize in restoring homes and buildings in a quick and timely manner, so that you and your family could go back in to your normal routine.

Call SERVPRO at 818-995-6444

The Essentials After Fire Damage

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Essentials After Fire Damage Commercial fire damage experts will perform a thorough cleaning of all areas of your property affected by the fire.

When fire damage occurs, you need to get immediate fire damage restoration help to prevent further damage to your property. Any delay in getting professional assistance could result in extensive damage to your property.

After a commercial fire damage, the probability of further damage due to standing water or excessive moisture is higher. It is imperative that you protect your investment by acting fast to get professional help.

Smoke is a byproduct of fire and because it is acidic, it is capable of causing corrosion and staining of surfaces such as counters and walls. In some cases there is extensive smoke damage, soot damage and smoke, which need to be addressed appropriately.

Flooding and methods used to extinguish fire in home or fire in business lead to excessive water in the affected area. Fire cleanup professionals provide fast services for smoke damage, soot damage and smoke smell.

What You Should Do

  • Call the professionals – you will need the services of professionals, so before you do anything else, call the experts.
  • Open all the windows to get air moving to remove the smoke smell.
  • Move kids and pets to a smoke-free area. Move them to a relative's or friend's home until the fire cleanup or restoration is complete.
  • Inventory your belongings. Make a list of the contents of your home or business that need replacing. Taking pictures of the affected items or damage, is a good idea. You will need these for insurance claims purposes, and for your own records.

The Initial Assessment

Fire cleanup professionals enter the property to conduct the necessary assessment and determine how to approach the situation. During the assessment, they will be able to come up with an approximate estimate for the fire cleanup.

Filing The Insurance Claim

Fire damage restoration teams can also file your insurance claims for you to accelerate the process. They will be able to provide details about the fire in home or commercial fire damage to your insurance company. This gives you immediate access to money to pay for fire damage restoration services.

They will answer your questions, address your concerns, and explain the entire process to you. They get everything taken care of so you can get back to your normal life.

Water Removal

The most important step for remediation is removing all water in home or water in business. All standing water increases the risk of weakening the framing and support. Fire damage restoration professionals use state-of-the-art vacuums and high power dryers to remove all water and moisture from the area.

Eliminating Damaged Materials

Fire cleanup experts remove all damaged materials and smoke smell using appropriate protocol. They wear protective clothing and remove the materials prior to beginning the fire cleanup efforts.

Commercial fire damage experts will perform a thorough cleaning of all areas of your property affected by the fire, smoke damage, soot damage and smoke smell. Fire damage technicians will examine your property after the fire in home or fire in business cleanup to ensure that their efforts are successful.

Reputable Fire Damage Team

Dealing with a fire in business or fire in home is something most property owners have never had to experience. Restoration teams deal with this type of crisis often and they know exactly how to handle it. 

It is crucial that a highly experienced and dedicated restoration team of professionals can get in quickly to provide the fire cleaning service.

If you need commercial fire restoration, you should contact a reliable commercial fire damage company with a team of professionals. Experienced technicians have great expertise in mitigating fire in home, fire in business as well as smoke damage and soot damage.

After your commercial fire restoration service has been handled by a reliable team, you will be certainly amazed at the quality and condition of your property. If you need fire restoration, do not hesitate to contact a fire damage restoration company right away.

Roof Damage in Moorpark, CA

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Roof Damage in Moorpark, CA We will help you recover after a storm.

With all the rain we've been experiencing in the Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula area it's no wonder the number of roof leak calls into our office has been skyrocketing. Water damage can affect all family members, human or not. 

The roof in question was only a few years old, but the wind of the last storm was too much. If you experience a roof leak, here are some suggestions about how to go about fixing it:

Step 1: Stop the water. Hire a roofing company to either fix the leak or to install a temporary roof tarp to keep more water from entering the structure. If you suspect the water intrusion is gutter related, contact a gutter cleaning company.

Step 2: Perform water remediation:  Open affected areas to perform drying and to prevent mold.  Install drying equipment and apply anti-microbial to discourage mold growth. Caution: If you are unsure about your property's lead paint or asbestos status, test first before any demolition.

Step 3:  Perform repairs to affected areas. Always research your contractors make sure they hold valid licensing.

Are you prepared for a storm?

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are you prepared for a storm? Flood waters can devastate your home and community

There is always potential for flood damage no matter where you live. According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:

-Stay away from flood waters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet.

-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are riding rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

-Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. 

If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula at (818) 995-6444.  Even minor floods have potential to cause major damage. Let us help you get your life back on top.

Diagnosing a Shower Leak

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Diagnosing a Shower Leak If you have a shower head leaking in your Moorpark, CA bathroom it is time to replace it

Amidst the many aspects of maintaining your home in Moorpark, CA, attending to a bathtub leak can be frustrating without an idea of what to look for. It is important to remember that some signs of damage are easier to distinguish than others; however, confirming the occurrence of a leak is possible with a keen eye and a thorough bathroom inspection.

Check for Telltale Signs

Identifying any immediate indicators of a leak can help determine how best to handle the situation. Giveaway signs may include the following:

  • Pooling water near the shower pan. This is often the result of a shower door with a poor-quality seal and is one of the simplest leaks to repair.
  • Wet spots and dampness on any walls near the shower. If the leak is occurring within the plumbing system, the pipes behind the wall may expel water, thus leaving visible wetness.
  • Water leaking from the shower head. When lime scale and other minerals accumulate in the spray holes, water may leak from other parts of the fixture. Cleaning the shower head and replacing the O-ring may solve the issue.

Scratch Beyond the Surface

Unfortunately, a bathtub leak may cause damage that is not as apparent and may require a more in-depth analysis. One critical factor to be aware of is the presence of mold or mildew anywhere in the bathroom; this includes any odors that occur. The flooring underneath and walls connected to the shower should be examined for breakages, moisture, loose tiles, and stains. Finally, any crawl space area underneath the bathroom should be investigated for moisture, dripping, or mineral buildup. Typically, these signs indicate a leak that may need to be addressed by a professional.

Determine the Best Course of Action

Generally, a shower pan leak with telltale indicators can be repaired without the need for professional intervention. For more internalized leaks, it is wise to consider contacting a water damage repair specialist for further analysis.

While diagnosing a shower or bathtub leak can be challenging, an informed approach can simplify the process. Understanding what to look for and when to contact a professional can make all the difference in preserving your home.

Some Reasons You Need to Stop Stressing About Water Damage Remediation in Moorpark

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some Reasons You Need to Stop Stressing About Water Damage Remediation in Moorpark Regardless of whether water damage hits you from above or below, contact SERVPRO for effective water damage remediation services today

Rapid Solutions for Standing Water in Your Moorpark Home

When water loss incidents threaten your Moorpark home, getting the right professional assistance responding quickly to the disaster is critical to protecting both your property and its contents. Effective solutions for removing standing water and drying out saturated elements is only the beginning to fully recovering your property exposed to higher volumes of spreading water. Our team has a 24/7 response to these emergencies, arriving with the full measure of our recovery equipment and experienced technicians to begin effective mitigation tactics right away.

There are many steps to water loss recovery in your Moorpark home, but water removal is among the priorities for technicians responding to the emergency. Standing water can pose significant risks to exposed materials including flooring, walls, and ceiling spaces. Without adequate removal and drying techniques to follow, you can find this water damage continuing to spread throughout your home and degrading construction materials, weakening structural elements, and facilitating the growth of hazardous secondary effects like mold.

From the time that our SERVPRO professionals first arrive at your home, we work to establish the full scope and spread of the water damage. We can utilize moisture detection equipment for areas difficult to see clearly. We must gain a fast understanding of affected materials and determine when flood cuts and other controlled demolition techniques are necessary to gain access to damp or highly saturated areas of your property.

With industry-leading extraction equipment like our extractor trucks, wet-vacs with wands, and portable submersible pumps, we have a variety of options to handle standing water we encounter in your home. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to remove all excess water to ensure that we can get to critical drying efforts as promptly as possible.

While standing water might be difficult to see in your home, our SERVPRO of Moorpark professionals have a broad inventory of recovery equipment designed to reduce this threat quickly. You can count on our IICRC-certified professionals to respond 24/7 to this water loss emergency and make it “Like it never even happened. Give us a call today at (805) 529-5600.

Candle Safety Tips

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Candle Safety Tips Over half of candle fires start because the candle is too close to combustible materials.

There is something calming about candles. They look pretty and enhance the ambiance in a room, they give off a fragrant smell that can be so luring, but they can also be the cause to a house fire. December has been noted as the peak month of candle fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3 out of every 5 candle fires started when they were placed to something that can burn, such as furniture, bedding, or decorations.  Review the tips below to prevent any house fires this holiday season:

  • Blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed
  • Keep candles one foot (30 centimeters) away from anything that can burn
  • Use a sturdy candle holder, that will not tip over easily
  • Put candle holders and a sturdy and uncluttered surface
  • Light candles carefully, keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • Do not let the candle burn all the way to the bottom; put it out before it gets too close to the container or holder
  • You should not light a candle if oxygen is used in the home
  • During a power outage, use a flashlight or battery-operated lighting instead of a candle

Although candles can add to the decor in the room, however, they can also add danger.  Remember candles are an open flame which means they can easily ignite.  Create an environment that is safe for you during this holiday season, use alternatives to prevent any candle fires in homes like using flameless candles.  As always, remember SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is here to help!

What Sets Smart Smoke Detectors Apart?

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Sets Smart Smoke Detectors Apart? Protect your Moorpark, CA home with a smart smoke detector

Smart smoke detectors are a relatively new technology that can send push notifications to smartphones and may be controlled remotely. Find out how a next-generation smoke alarm can protect your home.

Smart Alarms Types

There are three types of smart fire safety devices:

  • Smart batteries
  • Smart detectors
  • Listeners

Smart batteries can be used in standard battery-powered smoke detectors or as backups in hardwired units. Smart detectors may cover more square-footage than standard alarms and can be controlled remotely. Listeners send alerts when any alarm is triggered.

Technological Differences

A smart battery is an affordable way to monitor your home while you are out. This technology functions like a nine-volt battery but has Wi-Fi connectivity to send notifications. You can silence battery-powered alarms remotely, but this function does not work for hardwired alarms with smart battery backups. 

A smart smoke alarm also sends notifications, can be remotely controlled, and may be capable of monitoring more than one floor of your home. Some devices alert users to elevated carbon monoxide levels. Listeners send notifications whenever an alarm sounds in your home, though these devices are not capable of silencing alarms.

Smart Alarms Effectiveness

A single smart alarm may monitor an entire floor of your home, or more. If your home is spacious, you may want to just install a listener to notify you of any alarms.

Smart Detector Costs

Smart fire safety solutions are available in a wide price range:

  • The initial smart battery unit retails for about $35 with $15 replacements once or twice a year
  • Smart detectors start around $100
  • Listeners range from $50 to $100

Consider a smart smoke alarm or smoke detector device to receive timely push notifications about alarms. All of these devices can increase overall safety at your residence in Moorpark, CA. If a fire results in damage, rely on the expertise of damage restoration professionals. 

Mold Cleanup Steps

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup Steps Water and mold damage in a Moorpark, CA home

Mold Cleanup Steps

Mold cleanup can be a complicated process. If you have house mold in Moorpark, CA, you will likely need to enlist the help of mold remediation specialists. If your problem covers a space smaller than 10 square feet, however, you may be able to address it yourself. To do so, you will still need to follow certain steps. If at any point in the process you discover that the problem is bigger than you can resolve, contact the professionals immediately.

1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment

Before experts start a mold remediation job, they will don several items:

  • Protective coveralls
  • Goggles
  • Face mask with ventilator
  • Gloves
  • Rubber boots

If you are going to take on a cleanup job yourself, you must also wear protective gear. Try to avoid direct contact with the mold growth.

2. Use Detergent to Scrub

Getting rid of mold requires some elbow grease. Most surfaces can be cleaned with detergent, water and a scrub brush. If an item cannot be scrubbed or if you don’t know how to clean it, leave it to the professionals.

3. Dry Area Completely

It doesn't do any good to get rid of house mold if you leave the moisture that attracted it behind. After the surface is clean, make sure it is also completely dry.

4. Replace Unsalvageable Items

Mold tends to root itself into the pores of the surface on which it grows. If the fungus has infested an item too deeply, that item will need to be thrown out. Mold experts can help you distinguish between items that can be saved and those that must be replaced. If unsalvageable areas are part of the structure, such as walls or ceiling tiles, the work must be done professionally.

No matter the size of the problem, these four steps are essential to getting rid of house mold. If the problem is small, you may be able to clean it, but when in doubt, call the professionals.

Understanding Mold Growth in Commercial Property

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding Mold Growth in Commercial Property Understanding mold in your commercial property is key

Upon noticing the smell or sight of black mold in your Moorpark, CA, business, you probably wonder what caused it to appear. Despite so many different varieties, molds have a single process of growing and spreading. Knowledge of how and why these fungi infest businesses teaches how to prevent them from taking over yours.

Knowing the Water Where Mold Often Grows

Mold needs time, temperature, food, and moisture to thrive. A moisture problem is often the cause of mold growth. Water that gets into building materials, utilities or flooring comes from plenty of sources:

• Burst or leaking pipe
• Flooding from nearby overflowing bodies of water
• Humid weather
• Broken supply line
• Defective sprinkler systems
• Clogged gutter drainage systems
• Defective HVAC systems accumulating condensation

Once identified, any broken utility or component should be fixed by an appropriate professional. This prevents additional water damage and the mold that comes with it.

Preventing Spores From Finding Ideal Conditions

Microscopic spores float through the air looking for a suitable place to settle. Even if the spores are floating in the air of a room, no mold species will grow without a place to settle that has food and water. The parasitic nature of black mold and other organisms means that they can be stopped from being a problem by denying environments they desire.

Treating the Mold That Grows

Proactive water cleanup can prevent the need for mold cleanup. Fixing any existing water damage stops the airborne mold from ever finding a place to survive inside your property.

Contacting a professional water cleanup crew with mold expertise is advised to make sure any water is completely removed with the power of their industrial-grade tools. Additionally, experts can find mold and water hiding in unnoticeable locations that most people miss. This prevents mold from quickly recolonizing.

Getting a Hold on Mold

Black mold may seem daunting at first, but prevention can make it seem like a nonissue. Even if mold does take advantage of a water accident at your property, there are ways to remove it without much hassle.

Which Types of Mold Grow in Houses?

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Which Types of Mold Grow in Houses? Mold can grow and spread in your Moorpark home if moisture or water is present.

There are many different types and subspecies of mold that may grow in a house. If you have found mold in your home or smell an odor that leads you to suspect the presence of hidden mold, you should contact a certified service that provides testing, clean-up, and restoration services. Skilled professionals can determine whether mold growth poses a risk to any member of the household and limit your family's exposure. 

• Aspergillus is a common genus of mold found on food such as bread or potatoes and in HVAC systems. This type of mold is highly aerobic and depends on the presence of oxygen in order to thrive.
• Cladosporium is black or green mold growth that often forms on air ducts, toilets, or painted surfaces in high humidity or when excessive moisture is present.
• Black mold is a type of mold that is known to cause problems for residents in homes with substantial growths. The scientific name for black mold is stachybotrys chartarum. This type of mold should be identified and handled only by mold experts. 
• White mold tends to be in the early stages of growth. A reputable service should be able to prevent this type of mold from continuing to grow into mature colonies. White or light grey molds on plants are mildew – a related type of fungus.

These are just a few of the major types of mold growth that you may see in a home in the wake of water damage. You may attempt to identify visible mold in your home, but when it comes to determining the real risk posed by mold and eliminating its presence, you should rely on trained hygienists and remediation experts in Moorpark, CA. These specialists can provide accurate results with either microscopy or culturing and determine the type or subspecies of mold and the best way to eliminate it from your home.

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Business

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Business Spring cleaning tips that will help your business

The warmer months are finally just around the corner. Finally! And this is always the time of year that we all consider changes and upgrades to help us start fresh. You will want your business to reflect the upbeat mood of Spring with fresh and clean surroundings and atmosphere; it is a great way for your business to be inviting to your clients, customers, and workforce, too.

Here are some spring-cleaning tips for your business:

The Professionals. Any type of commercial cleaning project needs professional assistance. Connect with area services that are well-established and highly respected. Those reviews on social media platforms can actually be a big help here. These companies will come right to you, and they will make sure that your spring cleaning is done right by following your instructions precisely.

Going green. Using green products is always a good idea. These products aren’t composed of harsh chemicals, so there is no danger of negative reactions to your working environment and those with sensitivities. There are a wide variety of environmentally friendly cleaning items these days, and your customers will be happy to know that you are going green, too.

A weather eye. Whenever you plan any seasonal job, always keep an eye on the weather. It can change at the drop of a hat sometimes, making your project difficult or impossible. When you are scheduling spring cleaning services for your business, select alternate days or a full range to allow for a change of plans. Extreme temperatures can have a negative effect on some products, as well.

Working together. Every member of your team has something valuable to add. When planning for the spring cleaning of your business, ask for input from everyone. Perhaps there is something they have noticed that needs attention that has escaped you, or maybe they have a perspective on how to streamline the process that will help you avoid work disruptions. Teamwork will help any project get done faster and more efficiently, and a cleaning job is no exception!

Fire Damage? Here's some things to avoid doing before we arrive!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage? Here's some things to avoid doing before we arrive! When faced with fire and smoke damage, we're Here to Help®.

If you experience fire or smoke damage in your home, here are some things that you should NOT do while waiting for your remediation team to arrive.

Don't:

  • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula.
  • Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula.
  • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances (TV sets, radios, etc.) that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Consume any food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat, or water (they may be contaminated).
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged and cause electrical shock, and air movement may create a secondary damage.
  • Send garments to dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set in smoke odor.

Stay in Business after a storm!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Stay in Business after a storm! You can't predict a disaster, but you can be prepared for one.

As a business owner or manager, you are a leader in your community, and have the opportunity to set an example for your employees, customers, and community to follow.

This year, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and leading efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared.

Disasters not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes. As an employer in your community, having a business continuity plan can help protect your company, its employees, and its infrastructure, and maximizes your chances of recovery after an emergency or disaster.

Ready Business asks companies to take three simple steps: - Plan to stay in business - Encourage your employees to become ready - Protect your investment

Ready Business, an extension of the Ready Campaign, helps business owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses to prepare their employees, operations, and assets in the event of an emergency. At ready.gov/business, companies can find vital information on how to get started preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency.

Community Lives in Us

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Community Lives in Us Our extreme response team.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula wants to serve our communities in the best way possible; we participate in our city chamber events, love to sponsor the Boys & Girls club, and you can catch us at all the emergency readiness preparation meetings. We find it necessary to be connected with those surrounding us and not only show up when there is a loss or disaster. It’s very important that we are not just another company entering your home but we are truly someone that you would trust to take care of you when a not so happy situation happens. Our previous clients have loved the work we provided and wish it wasn’t under bad circumstances and we take true pride in being involved. If you have a community event you think we would fit in please feel free to reach out, we want to benefit anyone anyway we can!

Faster To Any Size Disaster

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Faster To Any Size Disaster Our team ready for the day with proper PPE, always!

SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and its professionals are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and we pride ourselves on truly being available 24/7 to all of our customers. We understand a fast response is very crucial and can change the outcome of any water loss, this helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.  Every situation is different and we take our professional time to act quickly but within reason to make sure all losses are handled properly. Our clients can rely on us to get crews mobilized and in action, and get there faster to any size disaster. No matter how big or small you think your loss is you should always call a SERVPRO professional.

Vendor Qualifications & Professionalism

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Vendor Qualifications & Professionalism Our team was invited by a fellow vendor who felt the need to treat us to some go-kart fun to thank us for our business.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula only uses the best of the best when it comes to vendors that we bring in on clients claims. Whether it’s a fire claim and we have to bring in someone to clean the smoke smell out of your clothes, or a storage pod after a water damage to make sure other items are not involved we only trust sub vendors that we hold to SERVPRO standards. We treat clients like family and we want all of them to know that their claim is just as serious as the next, no matter the damage done or the size; everyone is important and will be treated as such. We also expect the same from our vendors when they interact with any customers and are proud to be working with them, if you ever experience water, fire, or mold damage you should always call SERVPRO for immediate assistance.

Around the Clock

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Around the Clock Our crews springing into action!

SERVPRO is known for being faster to any size disaster, commercial or residential. When compared to other restoration companies SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is not only on site the quickest but maximizes the job to make sure they are faster when also getting you back into your home or place of business. Why SERVPRO? Because we understand what it means to be the leader in restoration not just in our city but across the nation, being a company that is available 24/7 we are truly around the clock. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula has a professional always on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job call may be! You’ll never have to worry about what time your emergency may happen knowing that we will be there for you immediately.

IICRC

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO IICRC All technicians are given an IICRC card with the logo above, detailing all of their specifications.

IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoring Certification, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards detailing the proper procedures for safe cleaning and restoration. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula prides ourselves on having our technicians as well as office staff to be IICRC certified.  Being up to IICRC standards allows all of our employees to have the best knowledge industry standard training giving each and every one of our customers the best service.  We are constantly holding classes for employees and professionals be up to date and work towards new certifications in areas such as: Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying, Fire and Smoke, Mold Removal, etc. This helps us to ensure that no matter what situation clients can always rest assured that they are choosing the best restoration company.

5 Tips for Preventing Water Damage

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Tips for Preventing Water Damage A classic office water damage.
  1. Inspect your roof. If your roof begins to deteriorate roof leaks can develop without you even noticing.
  2. Clean the gutters on your house. Poor drainage weakens your foundation and can lead to cracks which can cause uneven pathways for water to find its way inside.
  3. Seal your windows. This is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from water!
  4. Check your pipes. You should inspect your pipes at least once a year; over time pipes can corrode, rust, and decay all of which can result in leaks.
  5. Test your sump pump. This is your first line of defense against your basement potentially flooding. These pumps are used to pump water that has accumulated in a sump basin away from your home to a storm drain.

These are just some simple tactics to keep up on to stay dry in your home! If you suspect water damage in your home you should always call SERVPRO.

After a Commercial Loss, We Want To Help You

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial After a Commercial Loss, We Want To Help You Our crew prepping their equipment for a commercial loss.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula knows the importance of getting a commercial building back up and running. We know that money is lost every second, hour and day that a commercial building is out of service and we have the best sense of urgency when there is an emergency. Our technicians are on call 24/7 which means in any scenario we have someone ready to send to your commercial property. When you call SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula for any commercial losses you will receive our Large Loss Restoration Team; they are able to handle any size job thoroughly, quickly, and professionally with your business in mind. They handle all water, fire, and mold remediation jobs at any size scope and will work with your property manager and insurance to cover all bases necessary.

Why SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula? Team bonding for a fun night of go-kart racing!

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is the first SERVPRO of Team Reed.   It holds a near and dear place to everyone’s heart as this is what started it all. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is a proud member of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce and we participate in many of the community activities are always here to help!   We can been seen with our bright green tent on the golf course supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark or at the street fair handing out pamphlets filled with knowledge on water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, etc. By being connected in the community it has allowed us to work with the school district in many cases to keep the community’s children safe.   If you ever experience water, fire, or mold damage call us any time and our friendly and professional staff will be available to help you.

Water Damage Prevention for Commercial Buildings in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Prevention for Commercial Buildings in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula All buildings are different, but each is at risk for water damage.

The components of a commercial building envelope are as varied as its occupants and uses. Brick and glass, bitumen and composite panels, marble and stone, all can be used. And, all respond differently to the forces of wind, rain, snow, and ice. Ideally, the envelope ensures that the weather stays on the outside, where it belongs, and that the people and property inside are protected. One of the best ways to minimize a building’s risk of water damage is to develop, maintain, and follow a systematic Operations and Maintenance inspection routine that includes all elements of the building envelope.

Follow a Regular Inspection Routine

Monthly:

  • Check all at-grade plumbing systems.
  • Check all at-grade drainage systems.
  • Test basement flood control and sump systems.
  • Replace any leaking fittings or drains immediately, even if small.
  • Does the irrigation system spray water against the foundation wall?
  • Are roof drain outlets clear of debris?
  • Are any water elements at-risk for vandalism?
  • Do downspouts direct water away from the foundation?
  • Investigate the source of any standing water.

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Damage Prevention in your Moorpark/fillmore/Santa Paula Commercial Building

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Prevention in your Moorpark/fillmore/Santa Paula Commercial Building Large-scale losses can be prevented by following a few simple guidelines.

Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are located, and have a contingency plan in place in case you are not available. Create an emergency plan with directions for what to do in an emergency as well as a list of phone numbers of approved companies to call in an emergency situation. Make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.

Commercial Water Damage Prevention

Flooding may affect your commercial property by way of pipe bursts, rising river beds, tropical storms, heavy surface rainfall, or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, to name a few. As a property owner or manager, your disaster preparedness plan should address flood concerns. While you may not be able to stop the rain from falling, you can take efforts to keep your commercial buildings safe from impending damage, by conducting regular inspections of the building.

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Wildfire Damage Event

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Wildfire Damage Event SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula provides fire, soot and water damage restoration service in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula.

As many as 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States are caused by people, according to the U.S. Department of Interior. Some human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, negligently discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of arson. The remaining 10 percent are started by lightning or lava. 

According to Verisk’s 2017 Wildfire Risk Analysis 4.5 million U.S. homes were identified at high or extreme risk of wildfire, with more than 2 million in California alone. Losses from wildfires added up to $5.1 billion over the past 10 years.

Ready to help Here at SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula we are monitoring any wildfire situations closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during this event. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but in others it may be a partial loss, or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – (805)529-5600

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (805)529-5600

Helpful Tip to Prevent Storm Damage To Your Home

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Helpful Tip to Prevent Storm Damage To Your Home While rain gutters are often overlooked, they actually play a big role in maintaining the condition of your home.

The gutter will become heavier from the excess debris and water, potentially causing it to break. If your gutter breaks away from the house, you’ll have to cover the costs of a new gutter, as well as any damages done to your siding and/or windows. If the gutter is barely hanging to your roof and there is resting water, it can lead to the risk of rusting. Excess water in the rain gutter can lead to spilling over onto the house’s siding, and flooding in the basement etc.  These complications and costs of repair can be avoided by keeping your rain gutters clean.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (805)529-5600

Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading microbial growth throughout your home.

If you see visible microbial growth, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the microbial infestation throughout your home. When microbial growth is disturbed, it can release microscopic spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula for microbial growth remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in microbial growth cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your microbial growth problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Microbial Growth, Call Us Today – (805)529-5600

Faster to your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Water Damage Event

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into the floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. The immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (805)529-5600

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (805)529-5600

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Home Have A Mold Problem?

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Home Have A Mold Problem? In Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

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

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

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today (805)529-5600

Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (805)529-5600

Restoring Your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet Our Crew:http://www.SERVPROmoorparkfillmoresantapaula.com/employee-photos

Company Profile and Certifications: http://www.SERVPROmoorparkfillmoresantapaula.com/company-profile

When Storms or Flood hit Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula. SERVPRO is ready!

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Flood hit Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula. SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams (Storm Flooding Restoration) that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today! (805)529-5600

Commercial Restoration: Water and Mold Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration: Water and Mold Damage Commercial crews in action, detail cleaning all affected areas.

When commercial damages arrive SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore and our sister SERVPROs have been given the Large Loss Response Team designation title. This ensures companies that we are capable of handling any size loss. 

This hotel is just one example of the commercial restoration that we handle monthly. Our crews set up hundreds of pieces of equipment, monitored every single one for progress, sketched all affected rooms, removed all affected material, and worked diligently to help the hotel to reopen these rooms to guests wanting to occupy them on their visit. 

Our office staff stayed on site and worked around the clock providing proper paperwork and documentation to help the process run smoothly and to make sure there were no bumps along the way. Always call SERVPRO for any water or mold damage needs. 

Hotel Mold

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hotel Mold Hallway shot of all the microbial growth forming.

We think it won't happen to the best of us but then it does, mold attacks! Over the last month and a half our Large Loss Response team has worked around the clock to get this hotel back up and running to fill rooms with visitors. It started when they had a massive water damage through out several floors and since it was so big and the conditions were perfect microbial growth began to form on the walls, in the carpet, and other various places. The hotel could not allow guests to stay because microbial growth is not good for respiratory system when exposed to it. All of our supervised technicians wore proper PPE to clean up the water, get rid of the mold, and remediate the damage.

Is Smoke Damage Really That Harmful?

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Is Smoke Damage Really That Harmful? Power washing helps to get rid of soot from fire damages.

A question we hear at SERVPRO from clients quite often is: is smoke damage really that harmful? The answer is yes! Smoke damage can affect in more ways than one, while direct exposure to smoke is harmful to your respiratory system, it can also negatively affect your property's structure, sometimes in unexpected ways. Smoke from any type of fire is comprised of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and soot. Depending on what’s burning, many other harmful chemicals also enter the air, and are inhaled into your lungs or latch onto walls, furniture, clothing, ductwork, and other areas. While it may not seem like as big of a deal as the flames that burned personal property, smoke damage definitely should never be ignored! ALWAYS call SERVPRO for all your fire/smoke remediation needs. 

Water Restoration

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Restoration A bathroom hallway affected by a bathtub overflow.

Water damage comes in many shapes and sizes, and the source of origin is almost always different. Wether it comes from a broker water supply line that burst, the dishwasher overflowed, the water heater burst, etc. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore are your water restoration experts. We have a team that works 24/7 around the clock in case of any emergencies that may happen in either your home or in your place of work. We are able to get crews out immediately to place equipment and start the drying process to ensure that no further damage occurs. An ignored water damage can cause microbial growth and if we can take care of it in the first place we should always be your first call.

Pack Out For Water Damage

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore has a separate division from the water and fire restoration team and that is our pack out team. When a client's house is affected from water damage our pack out team comes in and removes necessary items to help with the mitigation. They have a very detailed process in organizing, tagging, and packing out the items into a storage facility of our own. Pack out is necessary for home owners or business owners because it reduces the risk of any damage, if not more, being caused to the items at hand. And proper pack out is something you can count on SERVPRO for, we take care of all items and return them back to the owner when their remediation is complete. 

Storm Damage FAQs

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage FAQs This school library was heavily affected by rain water in the ceiling and walls.

It's been said before that Southern California really does not experience natural disasters like other states might, maybe that is why it is so populated! As a restoration franchise we see other franchises that deal with tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods and it is rare for us to deal with anything other than heavy storm rains and snow depending on where you reside. 

Did you know that flooding occurs more than any other natural disasters in America? This means that flood water can easily enter into your home and cause both storm damage and water damage. 

SERVPRO provides all necessary needs for storm related damages, we are available 24/7 and 365 days a year. You should always call SERVPRO when dealing with storm damage remediation.

What To Do After The Storm

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What To Do After The Storm This couple was out on vacation when storm damages caused microbial growth and they had to completely restore their home.

Spring often brings with it severe storms and rainfall that have the potential to cause significant damage to homes and other structures. This inundation of water can potentially cause a variety of issues within the home.  When the storm is over, it is important to know WHAT to do, as well as what NOT to do.

First always make sure that you are safe, and there are no injuries. Once you are able to see the damage begin taking pictures as is, this will help in your insurance claim. Never try to remove any damaged items, always contact a professional to come out and help you.

As a storm restoration destination SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore has technicians ready and available to help during the worst storm times. 

The Dangers of Smoke Damage

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of Smoke Damage A bedroom affected after a unit fire.

Fire and smoke damage can wreak havoc to your personal property and structures. A quick reaction can help you minimise the impact of the destruction as some of your household goods can be cleaned and salvaged if treated immediately.

If left untreated, smoke and fire damage can be more devastating in the following ways: extensive and permanent damage, soot deposits, and cost increase. 

Following a fire, it is necessary to seek smoke treatment immediately to save yourself from the effects of prolonged exposure to smoke and to make it easier for you to restore your home. 

SERVPRO has trained technicians that are knowledgeable when it comes to treating both homes and businesses for fire, smoke, soot damage that has occurred. You should always rely on a professional to help restore your property. 

California Commercial Restoration

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial California Commercial Restoration The store front of a company that suffered massive fire damage.

If you haven't noticed California is filled with enormous sky scraper buildings and boulevards filled with apartments, condominiums, town houses, businesses, etc. This means if your neighbor has a pipe burst in their bathroom and floods his entire unit you more than likely are going to have some sort of damage to your property as well. Sometimes you might get lucky and escape the wrath of an angry burst pipe, but in the case you don't SERVPRO is the expert to call. We have been able to build special relationships with property managers and building owners that have used us either in the past or have been referred to us which allows us to help them with any properties they own or manage. 

LLRT: Thomas Fire

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial LLRT: Thomas Fire Grounds pictures of the location worked at, affected by soot and smoke and ashes.

This past December part of Southern California was heavily destroyed by wildfires that spread over 440 square miles of land. The Thomas Fire was recorded as the biggest fire in California history. 

SERVPRO Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore suited up and head out immediately to help pass out masks, water, and other necessary items at safe zones for the residents of affected areas.

Once it was clear to go deeper into Ojai, Team Alan Reed was on multiple projects to help remediate and restore as many homes and businesses as possible. Working around the clock to restore the city back to a running status. 

Part of having the Large Loss Response Team title means that this SERVPRO has the ability to handle jobs that reach massive remediation and can see the job through it's entirety. SERVPRO Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore and it's sister franchises are known for the LLRT title and hold it proudly. 

Mold Remediation FAQ

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation FAQ Ignored water damage led to this mold growing under the sink.

What is the difference between mold and mildew?

The difference between mold and mildew is that they are different types of fungi with different colors and textures. Mildew one of the many types of mold that exist but it is more common in a home which is why you may have heard of mildew previously.

Do I need to hire a mold removal expert or can I do it myself?

Mold is very tricky and when trying to attempt to remove mold you can disrupt it and make it worse than previously. When mold remediation is completed it should be set under negative air and contained with containment barriers and commercial grade antimicrobial to prevent the mold from reoccurring.

It is recommended to follow the IICRC mold removal guidelines which the industry uses as a standard to remove mold correctly.

How long does it take for mold to grow after a water damage?

Mold can start to grow in areas damaged by floods in as few as 24 hours, but it can also take weeks to develop. Labs usually let mold grow for between 48 and 72 hours under ideal conditions before testing. Some materials such as carpeting are known for growing mold quickly. For this reason, it’s important to dry out the area and remediate flood damage quickly.

Fire Board Up

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Board Up Once the flames went down this was the aftermath of the home.

A kitchen fire caused this home to be burned almost to the ground. The before pictures shows the mess left behind after the fire had been put out. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was called in to help clean up the aftermath as well as board up the home for safety purposes. They knew it would be awhile before the home would be livable again. The homeowners were grateful that SERVPRO was able to get out there so quickly to make sure that the home would be secure from any possible intruders. At SERVPRO we understand the urgency from homeowners in their time of need, this couple in particular was thrilled with the timeliness of the process and all the communication shared through out the job.  

Back To Basics

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Back To Basics An after picture from a home that suffered a large water damage.

Water damage, something SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is well immersed in. Over 80% of damages we receive from clients are water related, and they come in all shapes and sizes. All of our technicians are IICRC trained to understand different categories and types of water damages. This way they can best assess the damage and know where to place equipment, where to perform moisture readings, and how to effectively dry the space in the most efficient way possible. Insurance agents, as well as brokers, are also trained in our "world" to understand water damage this way we can work hand in hand in helping home owners, property managers, business owners in dealing with a water loss. We all understand the high pressure you can feel from dealing with something uncommon such as a water loss but SERVPRO will always make it "like it never even happened."

Microbial Growth Exposure Symptoms

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Growth Exposure Symptoms Hidden mold under a sink that went unnoticed causing health problems for the home owners.

Most mold symptoms can be confused with allergy symptoms. Some molds produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins, but mold itself is not poisonous or toxic. Common symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  • Sneezing.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Cough and postnasal drip.
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Dry, scaly skin.

Although bathrooms and basements are typical moist areas prone to mold growth, any moist area in the home can be affected by microbial growth. However this does not exclude other areas such drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wallpaper, under sinks, and the areas around plumbing pipes. 

If you suspect that mold is growing in your home you should always contact a professional. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has trained technicians who will remove any and all mold from your home or place of business. We are the industry leader in mold remediation. 

Break Room Blues

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Break Room Blues Employees of this company were relieved when their kitchen break room was put back together.

This advertising company was in a pinch when a pipe burst under their sink and flooded their break room and a few of their offices. When we arrived there was about 3in of standing water in the space and it had spilled over into the hallway and into conjoint offices. Our technicians removed all of the standing water and began demolition immediately, after placed equipment after. Even though they were without a lunch room for a few weeks during the remediation and remodel everyone was thankful to not have to be wading around in the water while they enjoyed their sandwiches. If they would have ignored the water damage it could have resulted in microbial growth, so by them being proactive and calling SERVPRO they were able to dodge an even bigger problem missed.

So, What is Microbial Growth? AKA Mold

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation So, What is Microbial Growth? AKA Mold Without realizing it, this entire home became covered in microbial growth from an ignored water damage.

You may not be able to see or smell it, yet it may be growing in your home and the reason you feel sick.  So, what is mold? Molds are multiple types of fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming tiny spores that sprout and fly away, invisible to the naked eye. Mold grows in damp, warm, and humid locations, inside and outside. Mold can grow in your bathroom, in the showerhead, or in the corner near your shower, especially if the room is not well ventilated. Mold can attach to your shoes, pets, clothes, carpets, furniture, books, and papers. Mold can circulate in your air system. Overall, water-damaged buildings create a complicated mixture of contaminants present in the air and dust, resulting in a toxic chemical stew. Additionally, mold produces toxic chemicals called mycotoxins, present on spores and fragments of mold released into the air. Would you believe that half of buildings in the United States are water damaged, leading to the growth of mold? Which means you should always call SERVPRO if you suspect microbial growth in your home or place of business. We have expert technicians and trained office staff prepared to deal with all mold emergencies.

Commercial Restoration: Microbial Grwoth

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration: Microbial Grwoth Here you can see microbial growth affecting their tanks.

When it comes to commercial jobs SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore has all the qualified technicians, trained office staff, necessary equipment plus the skill and knowledge on how to move quickly to get places of business back to work. Recently a client had a very large mold problem that had taken over the entire back of the warehouse and it needed to be addressed immediately. Our crews worked after hours and sometimes all night as to not disturb the business process. Once all of the demolition to remove any mold was complete our project managers had testing done to be 100% sure there was no more mold to be found, and then they monitored the equipment to ensure a job well done. 

5 Things To Have In Your Earthquake Bag

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 5 Things To Have In Your Earthquake Bag A quick snapshot from a home involved in an earthquake, thankfully the homeowners were not home at the time.

Last Friday the Ventura County encountered a 5.3 magnitude earthquake near the Channel Islands. Some people mentioned they felt it in Simi Valley, Westlake, and even in Thousand Oaks. Most everyone in Southern California will tell you that the state is overdue for a massive earthquake, and SERVPRO thinks you can never be too prepared. We have compiled a quick list of 5 things you need to have in your earthquake bag. 

1. The actual bag itself

2. Water purification tablets

3. First Aid kit

4. Light source

5. Sleeping bag

Obviously, there are other things you will want to consider such as: packaged food, batteries, etc. But in having these items in case of an emergency can alleviate some stress during an earthquake. SERVPRO is your emergency storm relief team. 

5 of the Most Common Places to Find Microbial Growth

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

We all know microbial growth in your home is not wanted but do you know where to even begin looking? Mold definitely has it's favorite places to thrive, if you were wondering where they are here are the 5 top places that our technicians have recorded. 

1. Basements and cellars after water damage

2. Kitchen and bathroom sinks

3. Your refrigerator

4. Air conditioning units

5. Water Heaters

Now, mold can grow anywhere that gives it a cozy home such as environments that are moist and cellulose. All homes have the key ingredients to house microbial growth, and if you suspect there is mold in your home you should always call the experts at SERVPRO. We have highly trained technicians that are qualified to deal with any and all mold. 

Commercial Restoration

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Restoration Just one of the many medical rooms strategically placed with equipment for maximum drying.

This fertility clinic suffered a large water loss due to a broken toilet supply line. Our technicians had to work carefully and quickly with this high-end fertility clinic because relocation of the IFV clinic was not an option nor was it allowed. The business was to remain open during business hours, which meant that our crews worked from 5PM to 6AM, this way not to disturb the business.  Every morning when our large loss response team left you would never have known they were there all night taking care of the water damage that was in the clinic. Being an elite large loss destination means that we have the ability to accommodate any emergency circumstance such as this one where we had to work over night and in under a week to ensure that the company was able to still run smoothly and take care of their patients.

Elite Commercial Restoration Designation: The Oaks at Ojai

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Elite Commercial Restoration Designation: The Oaks at Ojai Our crews hard at work in one of the many rooms remediated.

The Oaks was a post Thomas Fire cleanup of a premier health and wellness center in Ojai. Smoke and odor mitigation was performed using only natural green products, the latest deodorization technics, methods and equipment and utilizing locally sourced vendors while still providing 5-star service. All water was brought in from alternative sources to accommodate for the current drought that has affected the Ojai Valley; no contaminated water was introduced into the Ojai Water Table, as technics were used to re-clean and dispose of water. The up most care was taken restore the property to its preloss condition without compromising the majestic nature of The Oaks. As an elite commercial restoration designation it is our goal to treat all clients with white glove care, SERVPRO is here to make it “like it never even happened.”

What To Do When You Suffer a Fire Loss

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Do When You Suffer a Fire Loss Crew members wearing proper PPE when cleaning up debris from a fire.

When disaster strikes, severe fire damage can be the most devastating thing to happen to any property. As fire becomes an increasingly prevalent threat, insurance companies are constantly trying to cut corners on fire insurance claims in an attempt to save money. After a fire, you've most likely lost some personal belongings and areas of your home are completely destroyed. The last thing you need is a homeowners' insurance company giving you a hard time regarding your claim.Repairing fire damage is a lengthy process, and dealing with your insurance could be difficult process if you are not knowledgeable about the subject. If you've experienced a small isolated fire a complete burn down, you need a property restoration company to properly assess the damage. At SERVPRO we are your emergency fire remediation team, and we can make it “like it never even happened.”

Precautions to Take After a Storm Damage

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Precautions to Take After a Storm Damage After a storm driven fire this golf course was left turned upside down.

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm. A severe storm can change everything in the blink of an eye. It doesn’t always have to be a tornado or hurricane to cause destruction on your home or office, and poor restoration can leave you with an unhealthy home for your family.We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke disaster. Always remember to be safe during and after a storm.

Steps to Take After a Storm Damage

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Steps to Take After a Storm Damage Rain damage from a home with a leak in the ceiling that allowed a good amount of rain water into the walls.

While Southern California may not seem like it has massive storm damage we do suffer from rain, fire, and mud slides. Those who were living here in December and January of 2017/2018 can attest to this. When it seemed like most of Southern California was in a havoc of storm related damages. Here are some steps to take immediately after a storm incident:

  1. Always take safety precautions
  2. Photograph the damage in your home
  3. Contact your insurance company

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, to normal. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is your industry professional; we are available 24/7 to provide emergency disaster relief.

Storm Damage

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Our technicians contained the glass doors of this home to stop any intruding rain water.

Storm events can contribute to devastating property damage all season long, whether it is damage from rain, mud, fire, etc. sudden storms can lead to excess water, sewer back up, or microbial growth problems that can grow more serious the longer they’re left untreated. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore helps home and business owners keep their properties safe from harmful bacteria and toxins that grow with storm and water damage. We attend to storm damage through out the Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore area providing 24 hour service so you can count on us whenever there is an emergency. Southern California may not suffer from "natural disasters" as often as other states but when we do we want our customers to know that we are ready to help them make it "Like it never even happened."

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last?

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last? Apartment fire in Moorpark, CA.

Fire extinguishers last between five and 15 years but they all ultimately expire and become ineffective, no matter what fire-fighting substance they contain. Household fire extinguishers—which are typically filled with dry chemicals (carbon dioxide or halon)—lose their charge over time. Those with compressed gas can leak contents slowly as their seals weaken, while those with ammonium phosphate will solidify over the years, rendering the entire device unusable. Read on to get a handle on the age and effectiveness of your fire extinguisher, plus tips on how to extend its life, get it serviced, and dispose of it correctly if necessary. Store a fire extinguisher in a clean, indoor location can help extend its life. Exposure to sun, UV radiation, wind, or rain can cause corrosion, rust, and deterioration. If the canister is dented or bruised, or if the tamper seal and pin are missing, there’s a possibility that it might explode unprompted. Examine the entire unit and if it’s not in good shape, properly dispose of it without delay.

3 Tips to Make Sure Your Home is Carbon Monoxide and Fire Safe

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 3 Tips to Make Sure Your Home is Carbon Monoxide and Fire Safe Home fire in Moorpark, CA.

Carbon monoxide is tasteless, odorless, and invisible which makes it extremely deadly to those unaware of it. Most fire alarms in a home are equipped with a carbon monoxide detector as well. However, if yours does not here is a simple tip: you can buy a wall plug in carbon monoxide detector pretty much anywhere in your house. But experts suggest you place it next to your hot water heater. The second tip to keep your home safe from a fire is to have an emergency fire extinguisher within your home but also out of the reach of small children. The third and final tip is to know all the exits in your home and to have an escape plan. No one can ever plan for a fire but we can be prepared. Always call SERVPRO of Moorpark/Fillmore/Santa Paula in case of a fire emergency, we are the trusted industry experts.

4 Simple Ways to Mildew Proof Your Bathroom

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 4 Simple Ways to Mildew Proof Your Bathroom In this photo you can see the microbial growing from allowing mildew to grow in the bathroom.
  1. Paint the walls with Mildew-Resistant paint. Your bathroom walls can and will absorb lingering moisture from a steamy shower which can spur the growth of mildew. Painting your walls with a mildew resistant paint will give your bathroom extra protection.
  2. Keep your bathroom well ventilated because mildew thrives in damp places. Which can make a bathroom a prime breeding ground.
  3. Fix any leaks you might find; the tub, the sink, the window. They can all lead to future problems if not assessed quickly.
  4. Always mop up excess water. After a bath, or shower, or even washing your hands, don’t let standing water stay.

By doing these 4 things you can prevent mildew and microbial growth from entering your home. If you ever suspect mold in your home you should always call SERVPRO for expert experience.

Winter Water Damage

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Water Damage Water can enter from anywhere and flood your space.

While Southern California doesn't have as harsh of winters as the rest of the nation your home or business is still at risk for water damage during the winter months. In extreme cases water pipes can freeze and burst and just because it is winter time does not mean mold can not grow as aftermath. Especially in homes with poor ventilation and/or unresolved water leaks. Most home or business owners do not think to have their roofs checked before storm season which leads to many leaks that could have been prevented. SERVPRO Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is your water restoration industry professional. Our technicians are trained and prepared even for weather related water incidents. Not your typical flooded kitchen from the sink situation. Always call SERVPRO for any of your water restoration needs. 

Ojai Valley Inn

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Ojai Valley Inn Example of the roof shingles covered with ash from the fires.

As a Large Loss Response Team, we are able to handle jobs that come in massive size. After the Thomas fire in December SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore spent just under two months at the Ojai Valley Inn to get them back into business as quickly as possible. Running two separate shifts, the crews worked around the clock to expedite the process. Team Alan Reed understood the importance of getting the Inn back up and running. The Ojai Valley Inn suffered massive smoke and soot damage from the falling ashes. Every single room, courtyard, furniture piece, etc was cleaned from top to bottom. We wanted to make sure that before we left the Inn was back to prime condition and looked even better than before the fires hit. 

Mold vs. Mildew

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold vs. Mildew Signs are placed at job sites to keep customers out with warning of mold.

Both mildew and mold are types of fungi, and they are both known to be found in the home. They both thrive when there is moisture in the environment and can be difficult to get rid of. Both mold and mildew can be sneaky and spread quickly without homeowners ever knowing they exist. They also each grow on a variety of surfaces from food to your shower and even a single sheet of paper. Mold is a type of fungus that grows in the form of black or green patches and easily penetrates the surface of whatever it is growing on. Mold can even appear as fuzzy or slimy in texture. Mold is typically the result of larger infestation than mildew. Mildew typically grows flat and doesn’t penetrate the surface, making it easier to clean and get rid of. It is typically a patch of gray or white fungus. SERVPRO Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is your mold experts always reach out to industry professionals if you ever expect mold in your home or place of work. 

Flood Facts

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Facts Flooding is rare in SoCal, but always be prepared.

While it may not be common in Southern California to get a lot of rain but when we do it seems to come in insane amounts. Here are some flood facts from SERVPRO corporate:

Flash floods can bring walls of water 10 to 20 feet high.

Flooding can be caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds melting in the spring), heavy rains, snow melt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.

Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires. 

In preparation for a flood, it is important to stock up on first aid items, non-perishable foods, gallons of water, battery operated electronics, extra batteries, and personal hygiene necessities. 

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is your flood expert. We are always here to help.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster To Any Size Disaster Mold from ignored water damage.

There's no such thing as a small disaster, especially when the water you don't see has bacteria or causes mold. Water damage can and will affect the value of your property. Before you try and take care of it yourself consider how the damage can affect your home, SERVPRO professionals know how disruptive water damage can be for anyone. Our technicians are trained and equipped to manage the drying process by using equipment and moisture measuring devices. Your home or building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards. Which, in turn, will prevent secondary water damages. With rapid response time SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore can and will help you regain control and make sure your property is protected. Never put anything you love at risk and let your franchise professionals handle it. 

5 Reasons to Keep Your Ductwork Clean

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning 5 Reasons to Keep Your Ductwork Clean Before and after of a duct cleaning

The air quality in your home is important. Keeping dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of the air you breathe involves more than changing the air filter. What about the air ducts? Contaminants collect in the duct system too, and regular cleaning of the air channel is important.

1. Improves your health- poor indoor air quality ranks among the top five environmental risks to your health. 

2. Energy consumption- clean ductwork helps lower your utility bill and helps your HVAC unit last longer. 

3. Smelly air- odors continue to plague your home long after you remove the offensive item.

4. Moldy reasons- microbial growth can grow in your duct system especially if your home suffered recent water damage from flooding or foundation cracks. 

5. Call a professional- SERVPRO is the professional you wan to seek!

You need to know the air you breathe at home is free from contaminants. What you don't know will hurt you. Make sure you contact a certified HVAC technician for ductwork cleaning. 

Flood Insurance 101: What Homeowners Need To Know

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Insurance 101: What Homeowners Need To Know Home that had about 3in of flooding from their washing machine not being connected properly.

The fact is any property can flood. Your home doesn’t have to be under five feet of water from hurricane flood surges to suffer flood damage. Normal amounts of rainwater can drain under your home, and flood your basement or the lowest floor level, causing flood damage. This kind of flooding can cause mold, increase the risk of termites and cause electrical problems. But the good new is that SERVPRO is able to take care of all your flooding problems with our prompt response and quick timing. 

SERVPRO works closely with insurance companies to ensure that your home and your insurance are both taken care of correctly. We are on multiple preferred vendors list as a corporation with insurance companies such as State Farm and Farmers insurance. 

Restoration VS. Replacement

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration VS. Replacement Packing items away that have been saved from a water loss.

After a water and/or fire loss replacement may seem like the easiest and quickest option. We are a business of restoration rather than replacement. Some of the pros to restoration include: being more cost efficient, helping our carbon footprint by limiting what we put in landfills, and saving many items with sentiment cannot be replaced. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore works seamlessly with insurance companies nationwide, providing them with restoration budgets that not only meet their stringent guidelines, but provide the homeowner with the best possible outcome. After the classification, cost effective remediation methods are tailored to the expected condition of the items in each conditional area. The professionals at SERVPRO will always do their best to act quickly and restore what they can.

Dryer Fires

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Fires Dryer fires are one of the leading causes for fires in home.

You may not think of your clothes dryer as a fire hazard, but these appliances account for tens of thousands of house fires each year. The problem most frequently occurs when lint and dust are allowed to build up. Over time, this can cause the dryer vent to become clogged with highly flammable materials, which easily combust when exposed to high temperatures. Your best option for dryer safety is to clean the lint trap each time before you use the dryer, and to inspect and clean the dryer vent area to remove lint buildup and other potential blockages. Regular cleaning can ultimately make all the difference in avoiding a house fire.

Quick statistics: 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

Water Damage From Appliances

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage From Appliances Fridges are a perfect example of appliances that can cause a water loss.

Water damage from appliance and plumbing leaks,  like water heaters, dishwashers, ice makers and washing machines in your home can cause your laminate floors to buckle or warp. Many times, these leaks are quite slow and often go unnoticed. Slow leaks are not easy to identify since they are underneath the laminate where they penetrate the core material. While you might not be able to see the leak, a SERVPRO technician will be able to find excess moisture by using a moisture meter. We arrive ready to protect your home with all necessary equipment to do that. It is common to use dehumidifiers and airmovers to help dry all affected areas. However, if not caught in time, laminate floors will have to be removed because moisture gets trapped underneath the laminate. 

Fire Remediation Team

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Remediation Team Watch your step or you'll track soot with you everywhere you go.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore deals with a lot of fires in the area, this specific one was caused by an electrical spark from bad plumbing in a heater unit. This unit covered multiple condominium units and affected many tenants and their belongings. The before picture shows the mess that the soot had left after the flames had been put out and the smoke settled. All tenants had to evacuate because of the health hazards that are brought with fire damages. Including, but not limited to, limited ability to see and hard time breathing; more severe symptoms can include headaches and/or migraines. The HOA was thrilled when the clean up was done and the tenants were able to move back into their homes. 

Did Major Storms Ruin Your Roof?

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Did Major Storms Ruin Your Roof? Minor roof tarp job after the rain.

Let's be honest, how often do you really climb up onto your roof and check to make sure everything is looking one hundred percent? Probably not at all, I would assume that most people don't. It's not until they experience a storm damage that they realize their roof may not be in the best shape to be over their head. Recently storms rolled through Southern California and a lot of unhappy homeowners realized that their homes were NOT prepared for all the rain that we were receiving. Because the high winds and heavy rains were not a good combination and led to most water damages within the ceiling and/or in the home. SERVPRO should be your first call when it comes to any storm damage that you may experience. 

Keeping Your Home Safe in a Storm

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Keeping Your Home Safe in a Storm A damages roof after high winds swept the valley.

While Southern California may not experience tornadoes, hurricanes, or any other natural disasters we still do get hit with mud slides, heavy rains, and wild fires. It is always best practice to understand that area and the surroundings of which you live in. If you know that your home has been near storm damages and experiences it is best to be knowledgeable. SERVPRO specializes in all extreme storm damages, even if you think your damage may be small, we are the best team to help you. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is also a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) and we are equipped with everything needed to handle even the largest of storm damages, we work with neighboring SERVPRO's to help them with anything that they might need a few extra hands for. 

Things You Should Know About Mold

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Things You Should Know About Mold "Baby" mold spores that you might miss if there wasn't a massive amout in one space.

Here are some things you might not have already known about mold:

Molds can be found almost everywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

It’s worth noting that not all mold is harmful. In fact, some types of mold can be quite beneficial.

You cannot completely eliminate mold spores in your home, but you CAN prevent mold growth by controlling humidity, keeping areas free of excess moisture, etc.

Typically the mold we see is not the mold that you want hanging around your home, your workspace, or maybe the schools your children attend. Always take mold seriously if you suspect it and call the professionals at SERVPRO. 

Fourteen Unit Water Loss

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fourteen Unit Water Loss Our technicians tenting the floor in one of the fourteen units.

A water main break caused this commercial building in Los Angeles, California to flood fourteen of it's units. This picture shows the floor being tented after demolition and after all the water and flooring had been removed. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was called out as a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) to help mitigate any and all of the water damage. Our technicians immediately set up equipment in all the units and quickly worked to stop any more damage from occurring. Within the next few days they began to remove all of the affected material to prep for the dry out process. Working with fourteen different tenants, a property manager, and usually different insurance companies is something we thrive on and we were thrilled to work with everyone. 

Property Managers and SERVPRO Go Together Like....

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Managers and SERVPRO Go Together Like.... An outside look of Duggan Properties, a close client of ours.

Well, we go together like peanut butter and jelly. We go together like that one Grease song. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore works closely, and has great connections, with many surrounding property managers. We understand that property managers control a lot and along with insurance agents and adjusters, other than the client, they are our top priority. It's important to use that we work closely with the property managers to keep their tenants happy and keep their property intact. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula Fillmore is also a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) and property managers that have worked with us before know that we are capable of handing any size loss at any property within Southern California. We go together like two peas in a pod!

Commercial Fire Loss

5/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Commercial Fire Loss Below you can see our SERVPRO tent set up outside of the loss for those who need any direction or have any questions.

Recently, SERVPRO was able to be onsite for a commercial large loss fire. As a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) we are equipped with the technicians, equipment, and ability to handle some of the largest jobs. This food production company went up in flames late one night and our crews were out there the next day to help pack out all the contents in the affected building. All of the contents were affected with soot and smoke damage and most of the electronics had already been removed to be cleaned and salvaged. It was extremely important to work quickly because of the circumstances of the business being run out of this large warehouse. We were able to help get them on their way to being back to normal and running a flawless operation. 

Your Friendly Neighborhood Mold Busters

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Your Friendly Neighborhood Mold Busters This garage was infected with mold for months.

SERVPRO prides themselves on being one of the top mold remediation companies out there. We typically see clients with mold in their homes after significant or long lasting water damage, who ignored their water damage or didn’t know it was happening. Most everyone knows that mold can be hazardous to the health of anyone that comes into contact with it. If you ever suspect mold in your home your best practice should always be to not touch it and call a professional in for an opinion and an action plan. If you or anyone you know is experiencing a mold problem always call your friendly neighborhood mold busters at 818-995-6444. We are a 24/7 restoration and mold remediation company prepared to help you!

Unexpected Water Damage?

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Unexpected Water Damage? Affected ceiling after long term water damage in the attic.

What do you do when you experience a water loss? The obvious answer should be: call SERVPRO. But that might not always be on the forefront of people’s minds. We understand the panic most people feel because they are worried about their items and probably the expenses that might come with everything they are experiencing. We want to let all current and future customers to know that our technicians and office staff are fully prepared to handle anything that has happened. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is the franchise that you can trust with any of your water needs. This isn't something that everyone experiences and most people might not know where to begin, and it can be a lot to deal with in the beginning. We are here to make everything easy and "Like it never even happened!"

Commercial Water Loss

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss Empty retail business preparing for water mitigation.

A toilet overflow caused this retail business to have to close it's door for a little bit. The water damage covered the entire square footage of the store which resulted in all of the carpet needing to be removed. Our technicians worked long hours to move quickly, knowing that the owners needed to open their doors and resume business. Once the work was finished the owners felt as if the store looked brand new and were excited with how quickly the process was finished. The picture shown is a few days in after all of the merchandise had been removed from the store and everyone was preparing for demolition to start. As a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is able to handle an size of loss. 

No Home is Mold Free

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation No Home is Mold Free Hidden mold.

No home is mold free forever but you can take precautions. Soap and detergents can remove mold stains but do not actually kill mold, and any mold that is left behind can quickly regrow. The key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth is to control excessive moisture and condensation. Keeping susceptible areas in the home clean and dry is critical. Most people have no reaction when exposed to molds. Allergic reactions, similar to pollen or animal allergies, and irritation are the most common health effects for individuals sensitive to molds. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore are the mold and mold removal experts in your area. If you suspect mold in your home or workplace you should never hesitate to call. We want to take on your mold problem!

Fire and Structure Cleaning

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fire and Structure Cleaning You don't want soot in your soup! Kitchen covered in smoke and soot damage.

This home was the victim of smoke and soot damage from a nearby brush fire that caught wind and entered. The owners had left for the day and left windows open to air out the home and when they came home they soon realized what had happened. While this may seem small and not a large water or fire loss SERVPRO can handle it all, even structure cleanings. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore are your experts in pack out and structural cleaning. The kitchen, living room, and dining room were all covered in soot and smoke making it hard for the customers to function in their own home. They soon realized that they wouldn't be able to handle this on their own and called SERVPRO to come lend a helping hand. 

Sometimes Mold Needs to Relax Too

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Sometimes Mold Needs to Relax Too Mold hanging out behind the bar.

Hey, mold works hard. Okay? But not really, mold is sneaky and loves to show up unannounced and uninvited. You should always trust your gut if you start to feel sick and suspect mold is growing in your home. Because if you don't act fast it will grow with mighty speed and then it becomes a larger problem than what you wanted. The experts of SERVPRO Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore want to help you with any mold growth within your home. Our technicians are trained and prepared to handle any amount, large or small. Mold can be finicky and you should always leave it to the pros for your own safety. And next time, don't invite mold to the party. No one wants to go home sick!

Bathroom Ceiling Caves In

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Bathroom Ceiling Caves In Massive hole in bathroom ceiling after rains

Late one evening this homeowner heard a loud crash in his bathroom and immediately thought it was a burglar. Little did he realize that his roof collapsed in due to all of the rain Southern California experienced one winter. The roof in his bathroom could no longer hold the weight of the water leaking through into his home and pooled over his bathroom and fell in. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was called in to clean up the aftermath. Our technicians removed all the debris and removed all the standing water from the home's bathroom. The homeowner joked that the bathroom hadn't looked that clean since they bought the house two years prior. You can always trust SERVPRO to get your home back to prime condition.  

Garage Fire Consumes Home

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Garage Fire Consumes Home Fire consumes home.

An electrical fire in the garage caused this home to go up in flames in Moorpark, California. This picture shows the tragedy of all that was lost after all the flames died down and the smoke settled. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was called onto the scene to perform a board up on all open windows, doors, holes, etc. to keep anyone from trying to break into the home. Which would have been easily accessible otherwise because of the openings in the home. Even though the homeowners were distraught over the damage done to their home they were thankful SERVPRO was able to get out there quickly and board up their home for safety, and hopefully a little piece of mind. Call SERVPRO for all your fire needs. 

Mold Attacks!

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Attacks! This mold was hiding behind cabinets that hadn't been moved in awhile.

This company experienced two water leaks in their roof within a month of each other during a really bad rain season recently. With water damage comes mold, especially in a situation like this where they were hit hard with water in their offices. The mold came quietly and was hard to find, mostly hidden behind cabinets and on the walls behind decorations. It wasn't until our technicians started the water mitigation they realized the bigger problem at hand, mold. SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was able to handle the extensive process and remove all the mold that was encasing the office. This before picture shows the mess left behind after all the water damage, we were able to work through the entire process and get the office ready for reconstruction. 

Who Should You Call for Water & Fire Damage?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who Should You Call for Water & Fire Damage? Fire and water damage.

No one ever plans for a water or fire damage in their homes, but if you were to ever experience one SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore should be your first call for mitigation and remediation. Having a fire in your home can be a life altering event and you want your property to be restored back to the way it was before the fire. When a fire occurs at your house or commercial property, you should take swift action to handle the cleanup and restoration left behind by the fire itself and the efforts of the fire department. At SERVPRO we value your home as if it were our own because we understand clients in their time of need. If you need more opinions on who to call ask friends/family, neighbors, or even your insurance agents they will be able to help you in this process. 

We Want Your Commercial Loss

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial We Want Your Commercial Loss SERVPRO on the job

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore has been deemed as a Large Loss Reponse Team (LLRT) which means we have the capability to handle any size loss. Within the last few months we have had the opportunity to work with large companies all over Southern California. With this title it allows us to really make a different on corporations and businesses that need to get back to operating hours quickly. But just because we have these opportunities doesn't mean we can or could forget about our other claims, we understand the importance and clients needs to get back to a normal life quickly no matter the size of their damage. You can always trust that SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is reliable and will make it "Like it never even happened".

Fire Clean Up

3/29/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Clean Up Fire cleanup

After a massive fire blew through the Santa Clarita Valley SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore was reached out to for help. This golf course was one that fell victim to the strong fires but they were lucky to escape with little damage to their property. Our technicians came in a worked for a little over three weeks to clean both the inside and outside of the country club to ensure that all fire, soot, and smoke damage was gone from the property. This before picture shows just some of the mess left behind after all the fires were put out. The final product looked as if the golf course was going to be opened for the first time, the owner came back from an extended vacation and was thrilled with the outcome. 

Warehouse Fire Damages Neighbors

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Warehouse Fire Damages Neighbors Burned and soot covered warehouse.

This warehouse fire was caused late one evening and caught the neighbors warehouse on fire as well. Once all the smoke settled and the soot had fallen the property manager called SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore for immediate help. He wanted the business owners to be able to reopen their warehouse as quickly as possible. After a few weeks of restoration our highly trained technicians were able to get this business back into the swing of things. The property manager, as well as the owner of the company and his employees were thrilled with the outcome and couldn't believe how quickly they were able to get back into the building. The picture shows what the warehouse looked like the same night after all the flames were gone. 

Large Loss Response Team

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Response Team LLRT helps retail store to open doors quickly.

SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) which means we can handle just about any size of job we are given. The purpose of the LLRT is to have Franchises pre-qualified to handle Large Losses for the Commercial Large Loss Division. SERVPRO requires that Large Loss Response Teams to be detailed and complete all jobs thoroughly, as well as have the performance capabilities to perform to corporate standards. Within the last few months SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore has completed a handful of commercial jobs with our Large Loss Response Team. This includes highly trained technicians, detail oriented office personnel, and hard work around the clock. Most of the time Large Loss jobs are commercial clients that need to get back to business ASAP, SERVPRO is well aware of the time crunch business owners are on to open back up their doors.

April Showers, May Flowers

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage April Showers, May Flowers Recent Southern California storms hit hard.

Storms in SoCal! While they are not common when the storms hit Southern California it seems as if this state falls apart. While we do need the water and California looks much prettier with lots of green, if you were to ever experience a storm damage loss to your home or business your first call should always be SERVPRO. We have the experience, trained technicians, and detailed office staff ready to go in case of an emergency. Mostly we have seen leaking roofs and clogged drains outside causing standing water to seep into homes, even though it doesn't happen often it is always best to be prepared until SERVPRO can get on site. You should check your home's rain gutters and clear them of all debris as well. You can always ask your local fire departments for sand bags if you have water seeping in from under your doors.  Just like SERVPRO they are always here to help.                                                  

Parters in a Time of Need, The American Red Cross

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Parters in a Time of Need, The American Red Cross SERVPRO partners with the American Red Cross

SERVPRO began a National partnership in March of 2013 with the American Red Cross as the largest corporate sponsor for the Ready Rating Program. As a Disaster Responder member, SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is among an elite group of companies and foundations from almost every industry. The Red Cross, and SERVPRO alike, are very refutable companies that people know and trust and by working together we are able to come together for our communities and neighbors in any time of need. Even though Southern California may not experience storms like the rest of the country doesn't mean that when storms do hit they are taken lightly. Partnering with the Red Cross allows our company to be apart of something bigger than just water and fire remediation. We are always here to help.  

Emergency Readiness Profile

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Readiness Profile Emergency Readiness Profile Flyer

Emergency Readiness Profile, better known as an ERP, provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information


Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.


SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore offers personalized ERP's to both residential and commercial clients. By developing and utilizing at ERP you are able to minimize business interruption and have an immediate plan of action. SERVPRO is  a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Protect Your School

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protect Your School School water damage.

Recently, SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore teamed up with the Moorpark USD to conquer water and mold in schools. When SERVPRO was called out on the first job to take care of a high school dance stage the school district was impressed with the strong work that was performed and continued to use SERVPRO for all their needs. Protecting our community schools and kids is important and when we are given the chance to make a difference we take it. Knowing that there is no possibility of the kids getting sick or worse because our technicians were able to put their skills and knowledge to use. It may be hard to detect water leaks right away with the size of schools but always know that you can call SERVPRO to keep your school safe and water damage free. 

Recent Rains in Southern California

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Recent Rains in Southern California Something SoCal ins't used to, rain.A beautiful kitchen filled with water after a roof leaf from the damaging rains.

The recent rains in Southern California have cause a lot of problems from sink holes, to fallen trees, to power outages. No one is ever really prepared in California and after these last rains are we sure this isn't the East Coast? SERVPRO of Moorpark/Santa Paula/Fillmore is ready to help, being a twenty-four seven emergency services company allows us to work around the clock and be there when you need us. 

Best Practices: Do not wait to contact your insurance company to see what you are covered for. Do not wait to contact SERVPRO in hopes that Mother Nature will dry your home out by itself. 

Reminder: Leave wet electronics and appliances alone, do not turn on in case of electric shock.

Always: Call your neighborhood SERVPRO at 805-529-5600

Water Damage on Laminate Flooring

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage on Laminate Flooring What a moisture reading looks like.

Water damage to laminate flooring is one of our most commonly seen  types of damage and can be caused by such things as a slow leak from plumbing, a flood, spills and improper maintenance.  Any way you can get water on a laminate floor can result in some form of water damage. Improper wet cleaning of laminate flooring and spills can cause water damage in the form of swelling at the joints. Many times, these are puffy areas along the edge of the planks, will often cross between plank edges. The damage can sometimes be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, and other times water damage might be covered under your home owner’s insurance. Depending on the source of water damage may not be covered at all. Depending upon how severe the damage is, it might be correctable by hiring a professional water damage company such as SERVPRO. It could mean a plank replacement, and other times a bigger portion or even the entire floor may have to be replaced. It is always best to call and have us come out to inspect.

Water Damage from Appliances and Plumbing

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Appliances and Plumbing Toilet overflows are the worst.

Water damage from appliance and plumbing leaks,  like water heaters, dishwashers, ice makers and washing machines in your home can cause your laminate floors to buckle or warp. Many times, these leaks are quite slow and often go unnoticed. Slow leaks are not easy to identify since they are underneath the laminate where they penetrate the core material. While you might not be able to see the leak, a SERVPRO technician will be able to find excess moisture by using a moisture meter. We arrive ready to protect your home with all necessary equipment to do that. It is common to use dehumidifiers and airmovers to help dry all affected areas. However, if not caught in time, laminate floors will have to be removed because moisture gets trapped underneath the laminate. 

Water Damage from Concrete in Moorpark, CA

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Concrete in Moorpark, CA Home is where the heart is.

One would never think that water pooling in your backyard on concrete could create such damage. Moisture can enter through the stucco of your home where the concrete meets the home. Not to mention when your house sits on a slab of concrete, a whole floor can cup from the concrete being too wet. This can happen even when a vapor barrier is used under the laminate floor. Every concrete floor should be tested for moisture before laminate floor covering is installed. Concrete that is newly poured needs to be allowed to cure for sixty days or more before the laminate is installed. There are several ways to test for moisture. These procedures should be performed by professionals like our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO, such as electronic testing and calcium chloride testing. We will have the right equipment and training to do the job right.

Mold Remediation in West Covina

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation in West Covina Commercial mold causes a big problem.

In our industry it is common that when water damage occurs and it is not remediated properly, leads to mold growth.

Our company, SERVPRO of Moorpark was called to inspect a 16,000 square foot commercial building that had obtained water damage from the recent Los Angeles rains. The leaks in the roof, went undetected and moisture got trapped in the walls and ceilings. With no way to dry itself out, mold began to grow. A commercial roofer came out to do an inspection and to his surprise there was mold growth. Because the moisture in the roof went undetected for so long, major damage occurred and cost them not only lost revenue but major out of pocket expenses as well. 

This is a perfect example of how a simple water damage became a major mold situation in a commercial building.

Free CE Courses

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Community Free CE Courses Continuing Education Courses

Throughout the year, we offer free Continuing Education Courses for insurance agents, real estate agents and property managers. This course offers credit hours to keep your certifications up to date. Some of the subjects we cover are: understanding mold and the process as well as what to expect during the mitigation process. Lunch is always provided for those who attend but the class size is limited so call for scheduling.  We look forward to enriching your knowledge in all areas of water, fire and mold. You can also schedule a private class for your office. We will come to you or host your party at our offices.

To make reservations, contact SERVPRO of Moorpark, Fillmore, and Santa Paula and asks for Marc Sallin. email him at marcs@SERVPROmoorpark.com

Helping A Neighboring Franchise

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Community Helping A Neighboring Franchise Marketing Director Marc Sallin loading up his truck with water bottles to help a community in need.

Working with other SERVPRO franchises to help our community.

We got a call from our Neighboring franchise asking for help to support their local community. Always willing to lend a hand we said yes and helped them respond immediately. We were actively on the site delivering water to the firefighters and rescue workers. Being up close to the action and feeling the heat from the flames, it really makes you stop and realize we are all vulnerable to devastation.  We are so grateful we were able to bring a sense of community to all of the evacuees.  

Thank you to the LAFD for working fast and saving thousands of homes. Another big thank you to the Red Cross for setting shelters up and providing a safe place for our residents and their furry friends to go.

Moorpark Country Days

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Community Moorpark Country Days Moorpark Country Days Parade

Every year we at SERVPRO Moorpark, Santa Paula and Fillmore participate in a local event called Moorpark Country Days in beautiful Moorpark, California every year.  It is always a great time and raises money for various foundations in and around this great city. Each year you can count on purchasing a booth and even participating in the parade. Even the Mayor takes part in the parade as you can see in the attached photo.  As a local franchise with other local business owners, we like to be involved in our community. This festival is a perfect way to stay in touch and  be active in the area. Plus, the Moorpark Country Days are always a good time! We are here to help our community in anyway possible.

Food Truck Meetup

4/20/2016 (Permalink)

Community Food Truck Meetup Donating money we raised for the Kids

Our Director of Marketing, Marc Sallin, a native of Moorpark Ca, is always looking for ways to give back to the community. This Food Truck Meet Up event was given with the idea of raising funds for Moorpark Unified School District in the hopes of funding important programs that would otherwise be cut due to a dwindling budget.

Marc is an active member of the Moorpark Education Foundation where he sits on the board. Programs like Art, PE and Music are really important to him so he will do whatever he can to make these programs possible. 

Being able to give this district lump sums of money for these programs that would otherwise be cut, is one of the greatest gifts we can offer to the communities children. 

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