24/7 Water Damage Repairs for Residential and Business Now Serving Beverly Hills, CA

Water Damage Zone and Restoration Inc., is a full service Water Damage, Fire, Smoke Cleanup and Restoration Company, providing 24/7 water damage and fire, smoke cleanup emergency response and immediate services to Beverly Hills CA.

Water Damage Services for Beverly Hills, California and Surrounding Cities Include:

* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Residential Water Damage Loss
* Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration
* Basement drying
* Crawl Space Damage Cleanup and drying
* Flood Damage and Cleanup
* Water and Sewage Extraction
* Sewage Cleanup
* Mold Remediation
* Structural Drying
* Disinfection & Sanitization
* Pack-out/Pack-back Water Damage Repair
* Surface Area Drying
* Decontamination & Sanitation
* Disinfecting
* Dehumidification
* Damaged Carpet Removal
* Direct billing to Insurance

 

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520.1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.

Corporate Office

15115 Califa St. Ste. C

Van Nuys, CA 91411

 

 

Water Damage can be costly and inconvenience. Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc Can Help! (877) 520 1923

Water damage can be caused by a broken pipe, toilet over flow, sewer backup, flood, or leaky roof. We cannot control water damage from happening. Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc can be at your property within 45 min and get your home or business dried and disinfected as fast as possible.
Water Damage ToolsWater damage that is not being taking care remains at a perfect environment for mold to grow.
If your property has been affected by water damage, call Water Damage Zone (877) 520 1923.  We will fully assess the water damage situation and restore your property to its pre-loss condition.
The most effective way to avoid secondary damage is to respond quickly and to have your property dried, ventilated, and disinfected. Un-treated water damage can cause swelling of building material and weakness of its structure.

Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc. offer s 24/7 emergency water damage restoration and flood damage restoration services. Water Damage Zone offers Free Mold Inspection during business hours.
Water Damage Zone’s specialist have been helped other residential and commercial customers in your area by providing water damage restoration services and flood restoration services.
By using a professional water damage restoration company such as Water Damage Zone & Restoration Inc. you will save money and time and you will buy peace of mind. Most home owners do not have the right drying equipment to use at water damage situations. Using fans and open windows might help but will not dry or clean up the mess and your property still remain in risk for secondary damage such as mold. It is extremely important to take care of water damage properly. If the water damage is not properly restore, moisture will remain in the property and moisture is the perfect environment for mold to grow inside building material. Some individuals are high allergic to mold and can develop many health related issues ranging from allergies to bleeding lungs.

24/7 Emergency Restoration Services now available Water Damage Valencia offers all-inclusive water restoration services…

24/7 Emergency Restoration Services now available Water Damage Valencia offers all-inclusive water restoration services…

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24/7 Water Extraction Services Now Serving Los Angeles County and Surrounding Cities

Water Damage Zone and Restoration Inc., is a full service Water Extraction, Water Damage Repair and Restoration Company providing 24/7 water extraction, water damage and flood cleanup emergency services to Los Angeles County and surrounding cities. 

Water Extraction and Water Damage Services for Los Angeles County Include:

* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Residential Water Damage Loss
* Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration
* Basement Drying
* Crawl Space Damage Cleanup and Drying
* Flood Damage and Cleanup
* Water and Sewage Extraction
* Sewage Cleanup
* Mold Remediation
* Structural Drying
* Disinfection & Sanitization
* Pack-out/Pack-back Water Damage Repair
* Surface Area Drying
* Decontamination & Sanitation
* Disinfecting
* Dehumidification
* Damaged Carpet Removal
* Direct Billing to Insurance

Water Damage Zone and Restoration is Insured, Licensed and Bonded. Providing 24/7 emergency water damage, water extraction and flood cleanup services to Los Angeles County.

Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
  • Direct Billing to Insurance, Locally Owned and Operated
  • Water Cleanup, Water Dry outs, Visual Mold Inspections, Sewage Damage Cleanup
  • Sterilizing & Odor Removal, Licensed & Bonded #963976, Reputable Los Angeles based company
  • Image from depositphotos, ID 15892692
  • Shutterstock Sequence Number: US-041C159DA-1

Water Damage Zone, Inc.

Corporate Office

15115 Califa St. Ste. C

Van Nuys, CA 91411

Mold Removal for a Healthy Home

Mold Removal for a Healthy Home…

Exposure to mold can cause cold-like symptoms, respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, watery eyes, sore throat, coughing and skin irritations, and can trigger asthma attacks. Because some mold spores are very small and can easily be breathed deeply into the lungs, it is not safe to live in houses with high mold levels. Exposure to high mold spore levels can cause development of an allergy to mold. People can react to mold whether it is living or dead.

Everyone should minimize their exposure to mold. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with existing respiratory sensitivities are at higher risk for adverse health effects from mold. Some people are affected when exposed to very little mold, while others may show no adverse health symptoms when exposed to mold.

If you can smell a musty odor or see mold, you have a mold problem. Reliable sampling for mold can be expensive since it requires special equipment and training. Testing is not generally recommended as a first step.

Where to Look for Mold

Mold grows on organic materials, such as paper, dirt, wood and soap scum. Mold grows on moist materials, so mold growth is likely in areas wet by water leaks, flooding, humidity levels above about 70 percent and condensation. Any flooded area that was not completely dried within about one day is likely to have mold growth. Walls need to be opened and rapidly dried to prevent mold growth. Any area that is stained from water should be examined for mold growth. Peeling paint may be an indication of wet walls.

Moisture seeping through concrete walls and floors will cause moist conditions likely to cause mold growth on or in walls, carpeting and materials stored in the basement. Mold often grows under cabinets, behind base-boards, inside walls, in carpet padding and under vinyl wall coverings.

An unvented clothes dryer creates a very humid, warm environment conducive to mold growth. Closets may have mold growth if clothing is damp or if there is a cool outside wall in the closet. Also, there is a chance mold might be growing behind furniture, particularly against an outside wall.

Mold will not normally be found in furnace or air-conditioning ducts unless they were flooded because the heated or air-conditioned air is very dry.

Moisture coming through a basement floor or wall may deposit a light-colored salt and other minerals that are sometimes thought to be mold. The deposits should quickly dissolve and disappear when wet with water if they are a salt.

Mold Removal

Since people react to mold whether it is living or dead, the mold must be removed.

Take steps to protect your health during mold removal. Use a mask or respirator that will filter out mold spores. Usually it will be designated as an N95, 3M #1860 or TC-21C particulate respirator. Wear eye protection, rubber gloves and clothing that can be immediately laundered.

Dampen moldy materials before removal to minimize the number of airborne mold spores.

Mold can be removed from hard surfaces such as hard plastic, glass, metal and counter tops by scrubbing with a non-ammonia soap or detergent. (Do not mix ammonia and bleach; the fumes are toxic.)

It is impossible to completely remove mold from porous surfaces such as paper, Sheetrock (drywall) and carpet padding, so these materials should be removed and discarded.

Scrubbing may not completely remove mold growth on structural wood, such as wall studs, so it may need to be removed by sanding. Wear personal protective gear and isolate the work area from the rest of the home.

After the mold is removed, disinfect the area using a bleach and water solution or another disinfectant. The amount of bleach recommended per gallon of water varies considerably. A clean surface requires less bleach than a dirty surface. A solution of 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water should be adequate for clean surfaces. The surface must remain wet for about 15 minutes to allow the solution to disinfect. Concentrations as high as 1½ cups of bleach per gallon of water are recommended for wood and concrete surfaces that could not be thoroughly cleaned. Provide adequate ventilation during disinfecting and wear rubber gloves.

Finally, rinse the entire area with clean water, and then rapidly dry the surfaces. Use fans and dehumidifiers or natural ventilation that exchanges inside air with outside air

Preventing Mold Growth

The moisture problem must be fixed to prevent future mold growth. Since there are some mold spores everywhere and since mold grows on any wet organic surface, the only way to prevent mold growth is to keep things dry.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners will not solve a mold problem. A high-efficiency air filter that removes mold spores may reduce the number of spores in the air, but mold spores rapidly settle onto surfaces, such as the floor, where air filters cannot remove them. Filters may reduce the number of mold spores in the air but are not substitutes for removing the mold. Air cleaners that produce ozone are not effective at eliminating mold. Ozone is a lung irritant that should not be in an occupied space.

Source: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu
Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., Engineer, NDSU Extension Service

Water Damage Valencia: Water Damage, its causes, consequences, and related issues

Water Damage Valencia is here to help. Water Damage implies huge scale losses arising out of water intrusion, which also lead to disparaging processes like rusting of steel, rotting of wood, de-laminating of plywood and other materials and other such losses. This kind of damage can be sudden like heavy flooding and it can sometimes happen slowly like a water spot, which can mar a surface eventually. No matter what form it takes, such damage can result into a huge loss of property, especially for homeowners. Some places are prone to such kind of damages and appropriate measures are also taken to prevent this kind of damage.

Problem with insurance policies and causes of Water Damage

Not all the homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for Water Damage and in many cases people with policies should check to make sure what is covered for water damage in their insurance policy the cost related to restoration of water damage. One of the usual issues of such damage in a residential area is the breakdown of sump pump, and normally a homeowner’s insurance policy does not offer coverage for such costs. Some of the other causes of water damage include:
• Leaking and bursting pipes
• Build up in places that gathers water like attics, basement and crawl spaces
• Problems with plumbing system
• Malfunctioning and faulty household appliances
• Weather related and natural disaster issues

Availing Water Damage Restoration Services

To tackle Water Damage, one has to avail of water damage restoration services offered by many companies nowadays. Water Damage Valencia helps in restoring lost or damaged property to its pre-loss condition. Some States have certifying bodies such as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that prescribe standards for restoration services. Water Damage Valencia adheres to these standards that have been set forth with all of our water damage and mold remediation clients in order to ensure the health and safety of you and your family.

Water Damage Valencia offer a complete package for damage restoration and clean up services for the convenience of homeowners, Water Damage Valencia also use the latest technology such as infrared cameras to check for moisture in walls and floors. So our technicians can execute the job in the best possible manner. They are capable of handling different types and categories of water damage.

Categories of Water Damage

Water Damage Valencia is specialize in restoration of 3 main categories.
Category 1 – This first category of water is: sanitary water and it poses no major health risks to you or your family. You can drink it, wash with it, or (if it is steaming), you can inhale it safely. Most of the water that comes into your home will be Category 1 until it leaves its source, either a supply line, an appliance, or melting snow or rain. Category 1 water is also called “Clear Water.”
Once clear water leaves its source, however, it can quickly become contaminated and deteriorate to Category 2 or 3. Water with a foul odor is a good indicator that it has been mixed with soil or other pollutants
Category 2 This water is definitely contaminated and is unsafe for either contact or consumption by you or your family. Category 2, or Gray Water, is typically “overflow” water from an appliance, toilet, aquarium or waterbed.
Like clear water, gray water will also deteriorate and become foul smelling. This process will take less time to become toxic, and should not go unattended for long
Category 3 – This category of water is grossly contaminated and may be highly toxic to you and your family. Called Black Water, it may contain raw sewage, pesticides, heavy metals or toxic organic substances.
Unlike the first two categories, Black Water will have a foul smell and likely contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents.

Things to remember

As far as restoration of Water Damage is concerned, it makes use of many measures and methods for different categories of water damage. The method of restoration used for water damage depends on amount of water as well as the time for which the water source has remained stagnant. At times, these damages lead to molds in living space as well and can lead to serious health hazards. To stay away from such problems one should always hire the service of a certified provider of damage restoration service such as water damage valencia.

How to Find the Right Water Damage Restoration Company

How to Find the Right Water Damage Restoration Company…

Don’t let a bad situation become worse just because you made the wrong decision. Know what to look for in a water damage restoration provider, and learn what you should avoid. Hiring the company to restore your home after a flood is one of the biggest decisions you will make. Make it a good one.

When it comes to choosing a qualified water damage restoration company, there are four basic tenets to look for. Of course there are more qualifications, but the big ones are:

  •  Availability

The ideal company should be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will answer their own phones and be able to have a technician out to your home or business within an hour or so, even if that hour is at 2AM on a Sunday. Water damage does not keep regular office hours, so why would you want to choose a water restoration provider that does?

  • Trained Personnel

The ideal company will have a complete staff of water damage trained professionals, proficient on all the latest water damage restoration equipment and procedures. They will be able to do the work and communicate effectively with your insurance provider or claims adjuster to insure prompt, courteous service and timely completion of the work required.

  • Services Offered

The ideal company will offer a complete range of services designed to return your home to its pre-loss condition. This will include water extraction and drying, carpet cleaning and mold remediation, as well as any structural repair or restoration that may be required. Any subcontracted work will be performed according to strict industry standards.

  • Industry Certification

Make sure the company you choose has been certified by an industry leader, such as the Institute For inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).

The IICRC and RIA

The institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) was founded in 1972 to serve as an independent, non-profit, certification body, establishing and promoting high standards, ethics, accepted procedures, as well as accountability for companies who wish to legitimately perform this sort of work. It current has 140 approved instructors, providing training and certification in every area of water damage restoration.

Certification is obtained through successful completion of a class in which the curriculum follows industry standards as they apply to that category. There is also a standardized final exam, as well as Continuing Education Credits required in order to maintain
certification.

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the older of the two entities, representing more than 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals from over 1200 different firms. The RIA’s goal is to provide credibility, education, and business improvement events designed to maximize industry exposure and advance knowledge in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Of course no certification is a guarantee of competent work, but it does guarantee that the company you have chosen has invested time, effort, and finances into the goal of having their personnel highly trained and properly equipped to work on your home.