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What Needs to Happen to Remove Mold Colonization from the Attic?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in attic If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Many Covina homes can contend with higher relative humidity and moisture concerns in the attic, leading to mold development. 

The presence of mold and microbial threats in Covina homes requires immediate action to prevent these harmful organisms from spreading to the rest of the property. With multiple organic matter types to feed newly developing colonies, the organism can rapidly move from surface to surface, creating a hazardous environment. This can be especially problematic for unfinished attic spaces with little to no materials between the open space and the floor below. 

Attic mold removal for Covina homes means much more than removing the colonies themselves during our remediation practices. Several staples of attic construction become damaged or compromised during microbial colonies' development, such as the insulation. Conventional roll-out insulation can get inspected for damage to the paper that suggests mold growth. Even when elements like blown-in cellulose insulation are not visibly damaged, they still must get vacuumed out to apply antimicrobial products and other inhibitors to the structure. 

What Remediation Practices Work for Attic Sheathing? 

In unfinished or partially finished attic spaces, exposed sheathing for the roof supports is a common element to see. This organic matter can be a magnet for developing mold colonies, especially the plywood backing. Careful consideration must get made into effective practices to remove this active colonization. Ultimately, the choice comes down to one, or a combination of, these approaches: 

  • Sanding 
  • Soda Blasting / Dry Ice Treatments 
  • Antimicrobial Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

With environmental testing and thorough inspections, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can identify mold threats and work quickly to resolve them. You can count on our teams fast response to these emergencies with the appropriate products and tools to help. Give us a call when you need us at (626) 387-4111.

How Can Property Owners Handle Flood Damage Caused by a Heavy Storm?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Storm flooding cartoon of two houses in rain When storm flooding causes damage in your Covina property, call SERVPRO right away for assistance.

Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Covina Requires an Experienced and Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO.

Stormy weather is a common cause of flooding in homes, and it can lead to significant damage. Some homeowners in Covina may choose to remove the water themselves, but this is not advisable. Floodwater usually contains contaminants that can affect the health of the people living in a home, and poor restoration techniques can cause further damage like mold infestation to occur. 

When is the best time to contact a professional restoration company?

It is essential to contact SERVPRO technicians immediately after flooding takes place. Failing to deal with the flood damage in your Covina home quickly can lead to huge repair expenses. For instance, the materials used to make drywall and ceiling are porous. The joints, as well as cracks, allow water to access hard to reach areas spreading the destruction further.

Even if the flooding happens during the night, do not wait until sunrise. Our experienced  technicians are always available to respond to our customer’s emergencies. Since water travels fast and leaves significant damage behind, we respond within a brief period to minimize the damage.

What happens when upholstery is damaged by floodwater?

Several problems can occur if water gets to your upholstery. They include:

Swelling

Water spots

Color bleeding

How do restorers extract water trapped in the ceiling?

If your roof leaks due to storm damage, the ceiling can become soaked. If restoration is delayed, water may soften the drywall and your ceiling may fall. SERVPRO technicians use approved techniques to restore affected ceilings. We can drill small weep holes to free the trapped water in the ceiling cavities. To reduce the chances of perforating the ceiling, we avoid drilling the holes in a row. 

How do restoration specialists dry cavities, and porous materials?

After water extraction, the humidity level in the property may be high due to moisture in cavities and porous surfaces. To dry the area effectively, we have to use our innovative equipment. We can use indirect-fired furnaces that use a heat exchanger to heat the building’s airspace. The equipment heats the dry outdoor air and introduces it into the affected property. The heated air speeds up evaporation in cavities and porous surfaces leading to faster drying. After drying the area, we can use thermal imaging cameras to check for moisture. Our technicians prefer using this equipment to:

Inspect difficult areas

Inspect more sites in less time

Inspect the property without ruining the affected materials.

Floodwater can affect your property’s stability if not handled by professionals on time. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 to restore your home effectively. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

How Fast Can A Homeowner in Covina Reoccupy Their Premises After A Fire Incident?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina can eliminate the stresses you face in the aftermath of fire by organizing all restoration process on your behalf.

SERVPRO helps Review Fire Damage Incidents in Covina, Informing Homeowners of the Expected Restoration Timelines

Your house may not be habitable in the aftermath of a fire. In most cases, it is due to the physical deterioration of items and building materials in the house. In other cases, though, hidden issues can keep you away from your house. You may desire to know how long it might take for you to reoccupy or use various amenities. SERVPRO has highly trained technicians that can evaluate your Covina home providing precise estimates.

What determines the time a home remains unusable?
When trying to determine what it would take for successful reoccupation after fire damage affects your Covina home, you need to consider the effects fires have on different materials and items. After all, it is the inability to use such materials and contents that makes your home uninhabitable. In addition to consuming structural materials on the walls, ceilings, floors, and other parts of your house, the fire also affects:
    •    Electrical circuits
    •    Air ducts and other HVAC components
    •    Appliances and other electronics
    •    Furniture

How does damage to electrical circuits affect reoccupation timelines?
Fire can cause obvious physical damages such as melting of wire insulations or slight issues such as accumulation of soot residues within the systems. Both issues can lead to short circuits within the cables if power is turned back on. Therefore, full inspection, cleaning, and repairs where necessary must be done. Our SERVPRO technicians help open up sockets, switches, and regular or recessed lighting fixtures to clean up the smoke residues that accumulate during the fire. We can also check for signs of frayed wires or molten insulation. Since physical damages may necessitate replacing the wires or other fixtures, we involve a professional electrician to make the necessary repairs. Unlike cleaning and other routine maintenance, repairs might take a couple of days to complete days, increasing the time property might be unusable.

How long does fixing HVAC systems take?
Faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems make a house uncomfortable because of extreme temperatures or air quality issues. Fires affect HVAC systems differently, including causing accumulation of smoke residues in the ducts and filters, compromising the air quality if the system is turned back on before cleaning. If the fire was scorching, it could also burn some of its components, making the system ineffective for heating or cooling purposes.

Since staying in such a house is not ideal, SERVPRO technicians help clean up your HVAC system or find a licensed subcontractor to do a full restoration. The decision is made based on:
    •    The location of the HVAC vents or furnace unit
    •    The duration the fire burnt
    •    Whether the blower was operational during the fire

A physical inspection of the system helps reveal the types of smoke residue within the system, the intensity of such residues, or the presence of smoke odors. Inspection can take time since the restorer must understand the operation and design of the HVAC system. If the system requires repairs, the technicians must source and replace parts such as:
    •    Turning vanes
    •    Dampers
    •    Cooling coil

Completing all tasks, from the inspection to replacement of parts, can take time, thus delaying a comfortable stay at your house until everything is addressed.

What needs to be done to use furniture and appliances after fire incidents?
Unless fire causes significant physical damage to your appliances and furniture, you should be able to reuse such items after the incident. Such items require inspection and cleaning before you can continue using them. Our SERVPRO technicians wet clean the surfaces of these items choosing appropriate cleaning products for wood, plastic, or metal.

Appliances may need extra work because smoke penetrates the interiors where it can damage critical components. Smoke causes problems in three main ways:
    •    Depositing a black film on interior components
    •    Depositing acidic soot
    •    Creating a magnetic charge

The black film left on interior components has an insulating effect, causing your appliances to overheat if you use them without addressing the issue. Acidic soot deposits can corrode the internal components over time, causing permanent damage, while the magnetic charge from the residues can short the devices.

A home is hardly useful without the contents and utilities you need for daily activities. Taking time to clean and renovate items is crucial before thinking of moving back into your home.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina can eliminate the stresses you face in the aftermath of fire by organizing all restoration process on your behalf. Call us at (626) 387-4111 today. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What Factors Should Business Owners Prioritize During Water Mitigation at Azusa Furniture Store?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in water damaged room Should your business become water damaged, call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Can Help Take Care Any Aspect That Might Force Your Business to Close Down  

Water intrusion at a furniture outlet can impact your business in many ways, apart from temporary closure or other limited interruptions that happen as you seek a solution. The way you respond to the incident impacts the outcome significantly. Therefore, knowing what to prioritize is crucial. SERVPRO helps Azusa businesses perform mitigation processes correctly to bounce back from an incident, “Like it never even happened.”  

What actions define correctly done water mitigation exercises in Azusa?  

  • Quick action 
  • Exercising caution 
  • Verifying moisture levels  

For water to significantly impact materials, many factors play a role, but the exposure time matters. Faster water removal or other protective steps in Azusa can prevent a wide range of issues, including stopping the spread of damages when taken in time. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you take quick action. For instance, we have both portable and truck-mounted water extractors that expedite water removal.   

What sort of vigilance is necessary for businesses after water intrusion?  

  • Prevention of accidents 
  • Protecting contents  
  • Checking electrical systems  

When surfaces are wet, they tend to be slick, so slip and fall accidents are highly likely. With vast open areas such as the showroom or the reception section in your store, accidents might happen, hurting your staff members or members. Our SERVPRO team can help you avoid such outcomes by setting up warning signs or creating barriers to separate the affected areas from the rest of the facility. We also take precautions to prevent electrical shocks, including circuit checkers and GFCI, when operating electrical equipment.  

Why is it necessary to verify moisture levels? 

The items you have at your furniture store interact with moisture differently. For instance, upholstery items absorb water and become saturated immediately. Wooden items, however, may take some time to absorb significant moisture. Other materials might be hygroscopic, leading to the absorption of water from the air. With such disparities, there is a need to confirm, rather than assume, that items are dry. It is also crucial to establish the level of moisture absorbed by materials.  

It is crucial to know the steps to take when mitigating water damage. Otherwise, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Is it Safe to Perform Fire Restoration?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Model home on fire You can contact our professionals 24/7. Our fire damage experts are trained in fire & smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning.

Properties that need Fire Damage Restoration can be Unsafe. SERVPRO Helps Covina Residents Overcome Housefires Safely.



What are the dangers of a fire-damaged home?

A house fire in Covina can exert significant pressure and temperature onto the structure as well as contents. There may be airborne soots or dust that can be unhealthy to ingest. Equally, the structure itself should be tested to assess the likelihood of collapse. Even in minor fires, there can be significant hazards. These could include building materials like asbestos or lead-based paint, which can be dangerous if disturbed. There may also be electrical hazards and sharp edges such as exposed mattress springs, nails, or splintering from wooden parts of the structure. Establishing proper safety controls in your property is essential to protecting both staff and to avoid inadvertently causing further harm to your home- for example, by an electrical fire.

 How do technicians establish a safe work site?

Before fire damage restoration in your Covina residence gets underway, we first need to establish safety for both you and our workers. To set a safe working site, we need to cooperate and communicate directly. These can be discussions about securing the place out of working hours, navigating security systems, or whether we need to board up parts of the property. Inside your home, technicians can establish a staging area to store equipment. If you remain in the property during the restoration, we can place warning signs and barriers over the parts of the property needing repair. SERVPRO technicians prioritize high-use spaces like kitchens or bathrooms and can perform restoration in these areas first to minimize inconvenience. 

What do I need to consider for safety in a property undergoing fire restoration?

- OSHA regulations for safe working spaces

- Thorough hazard assessment of electrics, structure and respiratory issues

- Occupant risk or unauthorized trespass on the property

Establishing safe work conditions is an essential part of the restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111.

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What Should I Do If the Sprinkler System in My Restaurant Goes Off During a Fire?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler head on white ceiling in a building, with flames If fire damages your restaurant, contact SERVPRO for fire damage restoration.

For Commercial Fire Damage Restoration After You Suffer From a Fire in Your Covina Restaurant Call SERVPRO

Since cooking is the most common activity that causes structural blazes, your eatery in Covina is at risk of having a kitchen mishap. Once something goes wrong, and flames ignite, your building's sprinkler system may go off and pour several gallons of water into your restaurant's structure in attempts to put out the fire.

How can I turn off my sprinkler system once it is activated?

If the sprinklers have gone off when working with your commercial fire damage restoration project in Covina, our SERVPRO technicians first ensure that no more water is coming from the sprinkler system before any work begins. Most sprinklers can only be shut off by the main valve leading to the system. In many cases, the fire department will disengage the sprinklers or instruct you on how to do so after they deem your building safe.

What happens to the burnt items in my restaurant if they get wet from the sprinklers?

Problems Associated with Soot: Sometimes, if the water is added to an item covered in soot residues, the moisture can cause the soot to soak deeper into the material, making it tougher to remove. Water can also cause bleeding stains where it pulls soot down in drips to previously unaffected places.

Structural Integrity Issues: When items like your tables and chairs get wet, the moisture can weaken their structural integrity, forcing them to be removed and replaced. If one of your items is burnt and structural components are already damaged, the addition of moisture could make the problems worse.

Secondary Damage: The addition of moisture can also increase the chances of facing secondary issues such as humidity problems and mold growth. Since mold can cause health effects, we always work towards drying out any of your organic contents or building materials in less than 48 hours.

If you ever need help with fire and water-related problems, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 24/7.

Can I Rely on SERVPRO to Remediate My Mold Problem?

8/29/2020 (Permalink)

mold hyphae purple Mold Remediation in Covina Has NO chance after SERVPRO arrives for remediation

Covina Residents Need to Know Their Home Is in Safe Hands During Mold Remediation

Anyone living in Covina is used to hot summers and mild winters. It is not an area associated with the cold or rain, and so many residents do not consider the possibility of dampness or fungi causing a problem in their home.

As anyone who needs mold remediation in Covina knows, the California climate does not keep mold from growing. A damp room or corner of the house is adequate for fungi to propagate. Mold can grow in your laundry room or bathroom regardless of the weather outside. Thankfully SERVPRO is on hand to help with spore germinations – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Who needs mold remediation?

If you have signs of mold growth in your home,  whether visible or odorous, you need a mold remediation specialist. As soon as you spot patches of fungi growing or notice damp stains on your floors or ceilings, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina. The EPA recommends to always call in professionals for cleanup of mold infestations that are greater than 10 square feet.

Many home remedies for mold do not work, and some, like bleach, can even make the problem worse. Mold grows down into materials, so you cannot always see the extent of the damage. These hyphae, if deeply anchored to the substrate of drywall or cellulose materials like raw wood framing, are often not eradicated with home remedies. Spores can quickly become airborne and set up a new home elsewhere in your house.

For thorough remediation and to decrease the chance of a resurgence, call in the experts. We have experienced many mold remediation jobs as follow-ups after a customer failed to eliminate the colonies or the moisture points which invited fresh mold blooms.

Can mold damage my home?

Unfortunately, yes. Mold grows wherever it finds a food source and enough water and oxygen. Food sources for mold include:

  • Drywall
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint-covered walls
  • Paper
  • Natural fibers, including some carpets and drapes

That means mold can grow on walls, ruin wallpaper, and set up colonies in rugs and curtains. It can spread over photographs and art. You might find blooms of mold over drywall surfaces.

Is cleaning enough, or will I need further restoration?

In many cases, we can clean mold using techniques like scrubbing and HEPA vacuuming. When larger areas show mold stains that are on the surface, we can employ a method called soda-blasting to gently abraid and remove the growth. The added advantage to this technique is that no moisture or water is needed. We also use dehumidifiers to dry your home and air scrubbers to pull spores out of the air. We monitor damp levels throughout the remediation process and use infrared imaging and moisture meters to check for hidden sources of moisture that might encourage mold to re-grow.

However, in some cases, we need to carry out more extensive repairs. For example, we might need to remove moldy drywall or re-apply caulk. Our team can assess your property and agree on the best course of action before we begin.

What can SERVPRO do to restore my home after mold damage?

Our teams can help you with a range of restoration projects, including:

  • Removing and replacing drywall (California State License Board (CSLB) #: 976913)
  • Replacing plaster
  • Hanging fresh wallpaper
  • Laying down new carpets
  • Scraping out and replacing caulk and grout

We can also clean wooden furniture and upholstery, and restore damaged papers and documents. Our teams can clean up hardwood and linoleum floors that have mold growing on them. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians follow the best practices guidelines of the IICRC--the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification to ensure a successful outcome.

Our SERVPRO technicians also handle deep cleaning your belongings. We use a range of dry and immersion cleaning techniques to clean carpets, drapes, throws, and cushions. Our policy is to salvage your belongings wherever possible – we dispose of things only as a last resort.

When mold remediation is complete, we deodorize your home to get rid of the musty mold smell and leave it fresh.

When will SERVPRO call in temporary workers?

Our team can call in temporary workers if a job is big enough that we need extra hands on deck. We can also call in expert tradespeople if we need them for specific tasks such as re-hanging wallpaper.

How does SERPVRO supervise temporary staff?

Our teams are aware that we cannot send temporary labor on the same rigorous fifteen-day course we send our franchise owners. That is why we follow strict guidelines for these workers regarding demolition and cleanup details. It is our priority to ensure an expedient solution to the mold remediation, only calling in outside help when it is beneficial to the final result.

For mold remediation you can trust, call SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111.

How Long Does It Take to Restore a Flooded House?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on water damaged floor SERVPRO has a variety of equipment, like drying mats, available to restore your home.

SERVPRO is an Efficient Flood Damage Restoration Company for Residents in the Covina Area

How do I clean up my home safely after flooding?

The safest way to return your Covina home to its preloss condition is to enlist a qualified restoration service. Floodwaters can make it tough to sanitize a home effectively because they carry contamination in the water supply. Pollution in flood water negatively affects the walls, floors, surfaces that it encounters, often requiring replacement of these materials. If porous surfaces have exposure to floodwaters, they can absorb contamination. Common building materials like drywall are porous materials that can be significantly affected by floodwaters. If drywall becomes soggy, SERVPRO technicians must cut the drywall two feet above the water level and remove the lower levels. We can also install safe, clean drywall to restore your home to a preloss condition.

What should I do if flooding affects my mains water supply?

In situations where there is widespread flood damage in the Covina area, you may find that your mains water supply is affected. Typically, these issues require temporary relocation from home. SERVPRO can perform a pack-out service for you and your family in these challenging times. We use professional removers to transport your contents to a secure, climate-controlled warehouse. Packing-out possessions can speed-up the flood damage restoration service by allowing technicians direct access to the structure of the property. We ensure your content and record them in a digital inventory during the pack-out and storage process before returning them to their home's original positions.

What should I include for a personal flood plan?

  • Medicines and devices like hearing aids
  • Essential phone numbers as well as documents like insurance policies, bank cards, and cash
  • A week’s supply of clothes, a toothbrush, baby food and other day-to-day necessities in case of temporary relocation

Floods can be a stressful and emotionally taxing experience. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111.

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A Pipe Has Been Slowly Leaking in My Covina Kitchen, Why Should I Call SERVPRO?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking onto a tile floor in a kitchen If you take care of water damage by yourself you could miss some hidden water and moisture in your home. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Can Handle Water Damage Restoration to Bring Your Covina Property Back to Pre-Loss Condition

Water leaks can happen from time to time, and it is a matter of how you address them that counts most. You want your interior back to normal as quickly as possible, but trying speed-dry methods may not ensure adequate results. SERVPRO knows that everything within your Covina home is precious to you, so we work under the idea of restoring versus replacing whenever possible. These preservation efforts go well beyond protecting your walls, flooring, and other building materials from secondary damage.

If you are a homeowner seeking skilled help with water damage restoration in Covina, you can trust the SERVPRO team for helpful advice and expert techniques. Our staff knows how to work best within your structure and adjust accordingly to ensure the utmost efficiency and results. This gets done by taking the time to re-evaluate our water removal and drying efforts periodically so that we are on track with meeting our goals. Proper water damage restoration should never mean a cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all type of approach.

Water damage in your Covina home can be caused by water leaks. There are many different types of interior causes of water leaks, which start with some of the appliances often found in the home. Some of the more common causes for water leaks that we see at SERVPRO includes:

  • Plumbing – Whether a shift in the piping caused a slight fracture or the piping material corroded, plumbing can cause a slow leak that may not be detectable until the damage is done.
  • Refrigerators and ice makers – A break in the water line or failure can cause water to leak behind your fridge, and even under the baseboards.
  • Dishwashers – There might be leaking in the door seal, which can send water across the floor. There might also be a problem with the wastewater hose.
  • Water heaters – A failing water heater could cause a leak that results in water damage around the unit.
  • Sinks, tubs, and toilets – Overflowing tubs, leaky sink shower drains, and toilet issues can be cause for alarm that must be addressed by trained professionals.
  • Washing machines – The hose connecting your washing machine can crack due to age; you may have a failed gasket that causes a water spill.
  • HVAC systems – Improper maintenance or malfunction can lead to a leak.

What Should I Do Right After Noticing We Have a Leak?

The longer that water and hidden moisture lingers within your walls or under flooring and cabinetry, the more damage it brings. This secondary damage can become costly, and you run the risk of mold development. Our advice is to contact SERVPRO right away. We are skilled water damage restoration technicians with the proper methods and tools to quickly and efficiently get the job done. We will:

  • Assess – We evaluate the area where the water is coming from to pinpoint the leak and formulate a plan of action.
  • Extract – We use water extraction tools and thermal drying technology that target with heat and dehumidify the wet surfaces. 
  • Document – We take the time to document all damage, including items packed out for cleaning or things that we dispose of. This helps your insurer to have all of the necessary information for your insurance claim.
  • Prevent – With any water loss situation, mold prevention is critical. We use EPA-registered anti-microbial agents that help to inhibit the onset of mildew and mold. 
  • Restore – We always work to repair or restore rather than replace whenever possible. In some situations, controlled demolition and replacement is necessary to achieve the best results.

What Steps Do You Take During the Project?

If you have an area that is small or limited to one room, you may become tempted to clean it on your own. However, you never know where moisture may have migrated. No moisture should be left behind, which calls for professional techniques. For any size or scope of a water damage restoration project, we use specialized equipment and water mitigation methods that get the job done fast.

  • Safety first! We assess the space, ensuring there are no slip-and-fall hazards or electrical dangers. This may require shutting off the power to that area of your home while our technicians work.
  • Address soaked materials and furnishings. This will include carpets, carpet padding, furniture, and other removable items from the water loss zone. We assess each item to determine salvageability, which is dependent on how much water was absorbed.
  • We use mops, squeegees, wet/dry vacuums, pumps, and other tools to pull up any standing water. 
  • Weather permitting, our crew may open up windows and doors to help facilitate drying with natural air movement. This gets used in conjunction with our dehumidifiers, air movers, and industrial fans.
  • We adjust our equipment and approach as often as necessary throughout the project to achieve the best results. 
  • Any building materials removed and disposed of due to excessive water damage get replaced with brand-new materials. Everything gets finished off to make it look, “Like it never even happened.”
  • All surface areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using our EPA-registered cleaning agents.

Call SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina at (626) 387-4111 if you require prompt, reliable water damage restoration. You can reach our crew 24/7 for emergency service!

What Remediation Strategies Are Necessary for Black Mold in Azusa Homes?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

wallpaper being peeled back to expose mold growth Mold growth is common in California homes. Call SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Mold Growth Can be a Challenging and Threatening Presence, but Our Experienced Remediation Professionals Can Help 

Mold growth and microbial threats in your Azusa home can be threatening to its occupants and the structure. While thousands of fungus varieties and mold can grow in residences here in Southern California, black mold is often given the most threatening stigma for exposure. In truth, these varieties of mold growth can be as severe as any other organism in the house regarding their deterioration of hosting materials and health hazards.  

We strive to provide both effective remediation strategies and black mold damage repairs for Azusa homes quickly upon its discovery. Situations like microbial growth can spread fast throughout the property, infiltrating porous surfaces such as drywall, flooring, ceilings, and your contents. Depending on the severity of the present mold conditions, there are multiple approaches to remediating and removing active mold colonization. There are no specific strategies involved for black mold events, so our remediators choose the appropriate removal tactic based on present damage and the affected material. Some of these methods include:

  • Sanding
  • Soda Blasting
  • Antimicrobial Treatments
  • Controlled Demolition

Is Controlled Demolition the Best Route with Black Mold?  

There are many situations in which mold damage becomes too severe to protect the exposed material. In these situations, our contractors work fast to remove the damaged portions of wall systems or flooring to decrease the possibility of more widespread tear-out and demolition. Careful consideration of controlled demolition can ensure that later reconstruction becomes more efficient and cost-effective for the customer because many home insurance policies do not cover the full spectrum of mold damage recovery required after a loss incident. 

When black mold is in your home, you can depend on the fast and reliable responsiveness of our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team. We have experienced remediators available 24/7 at (626) 387-4111. 

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