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Water Damage Repairs in Seal Beach Require Much More than Just Airing Out the Place

3/26/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage is hard to deal with on your own. Let the professionals help, call SERVPRO 24/7. Water damage is hard to deal with on your own. Let the professionals help, call SERVPRO 24/7.

Drying Subfloors, Carpets, and Personal Items is Critical for Effective Water Damage Remediation

More and more homeowners in Seal Beach and the rest of the country decide to handle home repairs independently. A quick internet search can yield hundreds of tutorials for anyone to tackle home projects from reupholstery to installing impact windows. However, some things are better left to the experts. Water incidents are among those projects that, if done incorrectly, could compromise the whole household and escalate into a huge problem.

To properly handle water damage repair in Seal Beach, call SERVPRO. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of homeowner, you will quickly understand the importance of having the right equipment for each job. Our staff has the latest in water remediation and restoration at its disposal, and we’re ready to use it. We are happy to guide you through each step of the process and share our carefully documented steps. By calling our professional crew, you mitigate your exposure to secondary damage and its unfortunate costs.

One area that is often overlooked is wall cavities. Areas behind walls where wiring and insulation typically live are also favorite spots for humidity to accumulate. The result of damp spaces is mold, compromised drywalls, and secondary damage. Our SERVPRO staff uses advanced technology to identify and treat these problem areas. The equipment we typically use in this process includes-

  • Moisture meters to detect abnormal readings and guide our drying efforts
  • Air movers and injecti-dry technology circulate air and dry the space
  • Insulation vacuums and desiccants to help restore normal humidity levels

Whatever your level of expertise is for home projects, let SERVPRO of Seal Beach/ Los Alamitos/ Cypress become your ally when a water incident occurs. Call us at (562) 431-9400 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Seal Beach Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Repair

2/12/2023 (Permalink)

water leaking from ceiling tiles When your business has water damage, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for fast action for your commercial water damage situation.

SERVPRO Fast and Efficient Water Damage Repair Saves Seal Beach Businesses

Commercial water damage can be a major headache for any business owner. Not only can it disrupt operations and cause costly downtime, but it can also seriously damage the building and its contents. SERVPRO carries out fast and efficient water damage repair of your Seal Beach property to get you back on track in no time.   

SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians use modern tools and equipment during water damage repairs of Seal Beach commercial properties. Our multi-faceted approach ensures that the restoration is completed in the shortest possible time to limit the extent of lasting structural damage, fixture damage, and loss of inventory.

Drying the Structure and Contents After Water Damage 

A water incident in commercial spaces can damage different types of material. While drying these materials might take different times, the strategy to accelerate drying is more or less the same. SERVPRO techs use strategically placed dehumidifiers and air movers to create ideal drying conditions. 

The dehumidifiers remove the excess moisture from the air to reduce the humidity. The air movers ensure that the wet, damp air close to the surface is replaced with warmer, drier air from the dehumidifiers. When both these pieces of equipment work in tandem, SERVPRO techs can create a ‘sink’ condition that allows water to evaporate faster from the wet surfaces, accelerating the drying process.  

Steps to Enhance the Rate of Evaporation 

The SERVPRO techs ensure that the evaporation of water happens fast by:

  • Managing psychrometric conditions of the air, like temperature, humidity, and airflow
  • Create conditions to encourage the water absorbed into the material to come to the surface 
  • Promote evaporation at a constant rate by maintaining sink conditions throughout the process  

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 to discuss your water restoration needs with our experts.

Fire Restoration Tactics in Seal Beach

1/6/2023 (Permalink)

fire alarm on wall In case of fire, pull down and then call SERVPRO for fire damage cleanup and restoration in Seal Beach.

SERVPRO Can Help with Fire Restoration in Seal Beach

Anytime a fire breaks out on your property, several types of damage could occur. Once the flames ignite, they can start to consume your contents and building materials while they spread. The smoke from the blaze can also cause several issues, including covering surfaces of your building materials with soot residues. Smoke can also penetrate porous materials and cause unpleasant aromas to linger.

Whenever our SERVPRO team works on fire restoration in Seal Beach, we know that mitigating issues caused by smoke can become a big portion of the project. Even if the blaze was minor, the smoke it put out can travel throughout your structure and cause issues far from where the fire started. To find all of the places the smoke went, we can conduct a thorough inspection of your property. During the inspection, we can look for any safety hazards and mitigate them to ensure the work area is safe for all occupants.

We can then inspect your property to find all your contents and building materials that were negatively affected. If we find surfaces that contain soot residues, we can conduct a wipe test during the initial inspection. The wipe test will help us determine what type of soot residues exist and find the best methods and chemicals to remove them.

Services we can offer after you have a structure fire:

  • Removing burnt debris and building materials
  • Cleaning soot residues from your walls and ceilings
  • Restorative carpet cleaning
  • Structural deodorization

If foul aromas still exist in your building after cleaning all affected surfaces and removing all burnt debris, we can take further steps to deodorize your structure. Sometimes, we can use an ultra-low volume (ULV) or thermal fogger, which breaks down deodorants into microscopic particles that mimic the smoke's behavior and penetrate affected materials. In other cases, we can utilize an ozone generator that dispenses unstable O3 particles that can neutralize unpleasant fragrances.

If you ever suffer from a minor structural blaze igniting at your residence, call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400

SERVPRO Offers Premier Flood Damage Restoration in Seal Beach

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

small photos of water removal from flooded room Trust SERVPRO to extract contaminated flood waters from your Seal Beach property.

Go with a Trusted Name for Flood Damage Restoration in Seal Beach

Removing the standing water is the first step in flood damage restoration of your Seal Beach home. SERVPRO techs use several pumps and extraction units to remove the water before drying the structure. The more excess water restorers remove with extraction equipment, the less time they need to spend to evaporate and dehumidify the remaining moisture.

SERVPRO techs use various extraction equipment during flood damage cleanup of your Seal Beach home. Some of the extraction tools that we use include-

  • Extraction units
  • Light wands
  • Deep extraction tools
  • Submersible pumps

The Role of Extraction Units in Flood Restoration

Extraction units or extractors can remove standing water accumulated after a flooding incident. The most common type of extractor SERVPRO techs use is the portable extractor that operates on electricity. These extractors are ideal for high-rise buildings and can be taken to almost any area of the structure.

When the water damage is extensive and more powerful equipment is needed, the SERVPRO techs use truck-mounted extractors. These bigger extractors generate a more powerful vacuum and can remove a large volume of water in less time. Also, as these large extractors run on the vehicle's fuel, they can be used when there is no power supply to the property.

Deep Extraction Tools

Deep extraction tools are usually attached to the extraction units and are used to remove water absorbed in the carpets and pads after a flooding incident. SERVPRO techs use stationary and self-propelled extraction units to squeeze water from rugs and remove it with the attached extractor. Deep extraction tools can remove the bulk of free water from the carpets, so they dry faster once techs place dehumidifiers and air movers.

Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Should Property Owners Hire Professionals to Handle Storm Flood Damage in Seal Beach Homes?

9/11/2022 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with furniture floating and water covering the floors Regardless of how the excess water gained entry into your home, team SERVPRO can help. Contact our technicians right away for effective services.

Professional Flood Damage Restoration in Your Seal Beach Home is Efficient and Cost-Effective

When your property experiences flood damage, it is crucial to employ experienced restorers promptly. The flooding can cause structural damage and weaken the foundation of your property if ignored for a lengthy period. Attempting to rehabilitate the afflicted region without the necessary knowledge and tools can result in significant damage.

Storm flood damage in your Seal Beach home requires professional skills to avoid more damage in the long run. It is critical to enlist the help of certified experts to minimize damage and restore your property to its preloss state. SERVPRO specialists have access to the equipment and resources they need to repair a customer's property quickly and effectively.

Our restoration process includes:

  • Emergency flood water removal: Since speed is of the essence during restoration, our team of restorers uses advanced equipment. If the floodwater in your basement does not contain substances such as rocks and tree branches, our restorers can use an electric submersible pump. The equipment is fast and efficient in extracting excess water. 
  • Flood clean-up and waste removal using unique but approved products.
  • Drying process: Our SERVPRO restorers can use portable desiccant units that produce negative air pressure in the affected area.

Restoring a flood-damaged property only takes SERVPRO restorers a few days. A team of skilled professionals and state-of-the-art equipment helps us speed up the process and ensure your family is safe.

Performing storm flood damage restoration can help save as much property as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (562) 431-9400 for professional restoration “Like it never even happened.”

Starting Water Restoration in Cypress Offices on Your Schedule

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

We Offer Quick Water Restoration for Your Business

Water damage incidents occur without warning and can rapidly overwhelm the rooms where they are. Your business needs to get restoration and mitigation started as soon as possible. 

Identifying the Source of the Damage

When starting water restoration in Cypress offices, SERVPRO professionals must first determine the source of the loss. A careful inspection of the property can show where the water comes from and help determine the ideal approach to clean up the damage. Some options include:

  • Broken fixtures
  • Leaking pipes
  • Damaged sprinkler system
  • Leaking HVAC
  • Flooding

How Can We Contain the Migration?

Migrating moisture is a substantial concern. As water can freely move through the property, it can damage more of your office and overwhelm new areas previously unaffected. Containment occurs in multiple ways, from starting services like extraction to creating physical barriers water has a difficult time passing.

Can the Business Continue to Operate?

Our responding SERVPRO team hopes that we can help your business to continue operation during restoration and recovery through containment and early cleaning actions. While you might not be at total capacity, limited production can keep the vital office services going. Still, the rest of the structure gets returned to pre-damaged condition.

What Services Cannot Wait?  

Emergency services cannot often wait for the complete restoration plan to be formed and approved. Particular pressing concerns present real-time issues for your business, so mitigative action is necessary. Among the chief focuses for restoration and recovery services is water removal. Extraction is vital to prevent excessive absorption and moisture migration in the structure.

You cannot wait for business-saving services in your office when water damage occurs. We understand the severity of water damage or flooding and how rapidly irreparable harm can occur. We prioritize whatever you need to get your doors back open. Give our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team a call at (714) 236-9599. 

A Slow Cooker Can Malfunction And Cause Fire Damage Inside Of Your Seal Beach Home

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Coming From An Outlet Faulty wiring inside of your walls, or within the plug of your slow cooker, can cause fire damage inside of your Seal Beach home.

A Slow Cooker Can Malfunction And Cause A Fire

Slow cookers are an attractive cooking option for people who work long hours and don't want to have to return home to cook a full supper, but the problem is that leaving them unattended could cause fire damage inside of your home. In many ways, these devices are advertised as something you can leave to cook your food for long hours while you are away. However, that doesn't necessarily make it safe to do so.

Faulty wiring inside of your walls or within the plug of your slow cooker can cause fire damage inside of your Seal Beach home. Fortunately for your house, you used this device while staying home for the day, and you were able to extinguish the fire on your own. However, the device did manage to leave fire damage around the outlet it was plugged into and on your walls, countertop, and cupboards.

In situations like these, promptly getting a professional restoration company, like SERVPRO, to your home can make the difference between successful remediation and a not-so-successful one. Soot adheres to various surfaces at extremely high temperatures and reacts with them differently. Depending on what it attaches itself to, it can cause discoloration. Should the issue not be addressed immediately, the discoloration can increasingly grow to be far worse over time. Plastics can be yellow, and glass can turn brown. To prevent discoloration, call for help swiftly.

SERVPRO can bring the necessary trade tools to deal with the fire damage inside your kitchen. To remove the soot from your cupboards and walls, SERVPRO can use lubricating cleaning methods to try and lift the soot away from the wood and drywall. On your countertops, glass, and plastics, we can try chemical cleaners to break down the soot and allow it to be wiped away.

As well as dealing with the soot, SERVPRO can clean up any burnt bits of plastics or kitchen utensils. We aim to leave your home feeling like it did in its pre-fire state. However, cleaning up the physical signs is not always enough, as fire often leaves an odor behind. We can use thermal foggers to combat the particles that cause the malodor in the first place and neutralize them, leaving your kitchen smelling "Like it never even happened."

If faulty equipment causes a fire inside of your house, never hesitate. Reach out to SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress by calling (714) 236-9599.

Mold Damage Affects Various Materials In Cypress Homes In Different Ways

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

Mold in Corner When cleaning your Cypress residence, you might come across areas with mold damage.

Mold Damage Affects Various Materials

Your home in Cypress contains many different materials. These might include standard drywall, a variety of flooring types, wooden trim, natural stone or brick, rough or smooth cement, and concrete blocks, among many others. Keeping them in good condition helps extend their lifespans and reduces the need for repairs.

When cleaning your Cypress residence, you might come across areas with mold damage. While small rooms or an individual item can often come clean with a bit of elbow grease, more extensive areas or multiple items should receive professional remediation. SERVPRO’s technicians can provide the services necessary to make everything “Like it never even happened” for you. We not only remove damaged areas, but we also clean mold away from other surfaces before damage can begin.

On hard surfaces, mold feeds on dust and dirt that builds up over time. On porous items, the same also occurs, but the make-up of the item in question can also feed microbes. Such microbial activity leads to the destruction of such materials, albeit at a relatively slow but steady pace in most situations. Because soil, dirt, and cellulose alone cannot provide a suitable environment for mold damage to happen, we know that moisture also plays a vital role in its occurrence. Existing moisture can also increase the destruction of different materials inside your home.

Carpeting, wood floors, drywall, and paneling are only a few of the more common porous materials in your residence. Those with fibers might seem to experience dry rot and reveal an abundance of dust when disturbed. Other materials might experience the development of holes and stains. When we must replace materials, we remove only the damaged area, keeping costs as low as possible for our customers.

Clothing, stuffed toys, books, and furniture, in addition to many other contents found inside, can also become host to microbial infestation. Mold and mildew damage to these items can leave them unusable because of the tiny holes made by the infestation, as well as staining. Laundering these items can leave your washing machine contaminated.

Damp areas of your home, especially in dark places with little airflow, can harbor mold colonies that continually spread spores to other areas of your property. Professional remediation of these and other contaminated areas by our qualified technicians protects your entire property. Call SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (714) 236-9599, so we can remediate mold damage before it can worsen.

Hire SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration in Your Seal Beach Home

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

closeup of matches burning House fires mean smoke and soot residues. SERVPRO is your fire damage restoration one-stop-shop.

Fire Damage Restoration in Seal Beach Entails Skill

It is an emotionally wrenching experience to see your home burn. Despite the trauma, you must act fast after extinguishing the fire to prevent further damage like rainwater getting into your house and mold growth. 

SERVPRO is ready to assist you with all aspects of fire damage restoration in your Seal Beach residence. We can restore your home safely and effectively. Save money, time, and the headache of attempting to navigate through the fire repair process alone. We offer various services, including:

  • Securing the property
  • Assessing the damage
  • Water extraction and drying
  • Cleaning 
  • Reconstruction

Securing the Property

To prevent weather damage and vandalism, or SERVPRO crew can board up your home using plywood and install roof tarps. 

Assessing the Damage 

Our technicians can inspect all the rooms to assess the fire, water, ash, and smoke damage

Water extraction and drying

It is critical to dry your home quickly to prevent additional damage like mold growth and deterioration of porous materials. We can use extraction equipment to remove the water. Our SERVPRO crew can dry affected surfaces using air movers and dehumidifiers. The air that flows from air movers reflects off surfaces and walls, circulating air and enhancing evaporation. As moisture evaporates from the home into the air, dehumidifiers eliminate it from the air. 


Performing cleaning and repair means eliminating smoke residues and smoke odors. Smoke residues can cause the discoloration of walls and appliances, among other surfaces. Continued permanent damage might also occur because of the acidic residues a fire leaves behind. Our SERVPRO team can use air and fluids to release and carry soils away. Fluids and air carry suspended particles within them upon contact. Our team can use dissolving and vacuuming to contact soils and carry them off for disposal. We can use thermal foggers to neutralize smells. 


We can take steps to repair or replace damaged structures. For instance, we can replace damaged wallboard and carpeting. 

When you need fire damage restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress at (714) 236-9599 for help. We can make the fire damage seem “Like it never even happened.” 

How Our Restoration Process Will Help You Recover from Flood Damage in Your Los Alamitos Home

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

closeup of water Our team at SERVPRO has the skills and equipment to address the needs of your office or home after the disaster.

Cleaning And Restoration Procedures to Fix Flood Damage Basement in Los Alamitos

The items in your basement are likely to deteriorate when your property experiences flood damage. We can divert the water from the basement to a safe location where possible. Before entering the area, we ensure power is switched off from the mains to avoid electrocution since water is a good conductor of electricity. We also advise Los Alamitos residents not to walk in standing water.

Our SERVPRO technicians can extract standing water from your Los Alamitos home using submersible pumps and other appropriate water extraction tools. We understand that flooding carries many contaminants, so our SERVPRO technicians wear suitable personal protective equipment such as overalls, waterproof gloves, and boots. If we suspect mold in the basement, we wear protective face masks to stay protected from the mold spores.

At this point, our SERVPRO technicians can take your items to a safe location and prepare the area for cleaning and restoration. We can also determine what is salvageable and what is not. If a carpet is in the area, we can pull it back and remove the underneath padding. Usually, we discard the carpet and padding after exposure to floodwater. It is essential to reduce the moisture in the basement by using fans and dehumidifiers. Opening the windows can also help in ventilating the site.

Now that the basement is empty, we remove all the paneling, sheetrock, and insulation that came into contact with the contaminated water. By shoveling, we can remove the mud and other debris from the room. We then choose appropriate cleaning agents to clean the site. Through deodorization, we can address the odor problem, introduce space heaters, and use other suitable drying techniques to dry your property. It is necessary to disinfect the area to limit the chances of mold growth.

Our team at SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress has the skills and equipment to address the needs of your office or home after the disaster. If you experience fire, water, mold, or storm damage, call us at (714) 236-9599 for a stress-free restoration process.