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

Condo’s and HOA’s – Water Damage Preparation Before Your Vacation

Condo’s and HOA’s – Water Damage Preparation Before Your Vacation…

Often times, the water damage that occurs in condo’s could be easily avoided by following a few precautionary steps.

Water damage is a major concern, and main water valves should be shut. Open all water faucets to relieve pressure in the lines.

1. To minimize damage caused by mold and mildew, air conditioners should be set at 70 degrees with the humidistat at 55 per cent. Be sure the control remains on the “Cool” setting. Ensure that condensate drain line is clear. Clean or replace the air filter.

2. Unplug all electrical devices, including TVs, telephones, lamps, etc.

3. Leave spreads off beds. Open the sleeper couch, stand up pillows, keep closet doors, cabinet doors and furniture drawers ajar for air to circulate.

4. If you have an intrusion alarm, do not disconnect your phone service. Make sure the smoke detector batteries are in good condition.

5. Keep appliance doors (freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer, etc) open.

6. Remove all movable objects from porches and patios.

7. Close drapes and blinds.

8. Stop newspaper delivery and don’t forget to notify post office for mail forwarding.

9. If you have storm shutters, put them in place, unless your association does not allow them to be in place if a storm is not approaching.

10. It is important to have a “house sitter” who can check on the unit on a regular basis while you are away. The sitter should check to make sure that there is water in the toilets. If not, the main water valve should be opened and the toilets flushed. Water can also be allowed to run in all the fixtures to fill the drain traps, after which, water should be secured as described in the first paragraph above.

The house sitter should have your phone number where you can be reached in case of an emergency. It’s a good idea to call the house sitter from time to time as a reminder.

Basically these are the reasonable precautions a homeowner should take before vacating a unit for an extended period of time. Some associations may have additional rules or suggestions.

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.