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Restore Your Fire Damaged Business

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Crews cleaning up fire with special sponges on mental There's a specific way to clean up fire, soot, and smoke. All our technicians are trained to remove any residue after a fire.

Fires can have a devastating effect on your home or property. Regardless of the size or scope of the fire, it can lead to significant damage. The damage can come from many different sources whether it be the fire itself, the smoke, or the water used to extinguish the flames.

SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks specializes in emergency property restoration, and is equipped to handle all aspects of fire damage cleanup and restoration including water damage and full reconstruction. Call us as soon possible after the fire department has extinguished the fire, as water and smoke can continue to cause damage your property. The professionals at SERVPRO are available 24/7 and have an one hour response time so we can begin restoring your home as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Shaking Hands - Clipart You want to trust your restoration company.

Coming up on our 5 year anniversary SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks was taken over by its now owner, Alan Reed, since then he has built a successful multi franchise operation in Southern California. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks has been onsite for the Thomas Fire in 2017 and the Malibu Fires in 2018 as well as other natural disasters around California. His offices are filled with technicians that are passionate about their line of work and claims managers that are compassionate about restoration. There is not a job that Alan and his team cannot handle and they thrive in hard situations where they can pull through to fix everything in their power. If you ever have any doubts about working with SERVPRO please feel free to read our testimonials page or Yelp reviews from clients we have had the pleasure of working with in the past to be assured that you are making the best decision when it comes to hiring a restoration team. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks will make it "Like it never even happened."

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Warehouse - We Can Handle The Big Stuff Call us for any commercial needs!

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

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

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

Commercial Retail Property

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Project Managers Walking Retail Spot It makes us happy to help you in your time of need.

At SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible.

When disaster strikes your store, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in limited business interruption. At SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks, we are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours to allow you to continue your business operations. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks is experienced in working with retailers to make sure that all merchandise and structure materials are restored to preloss condition and you get back to normal retail operations.

Call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks for information or help with any disaster help. We are constantly available 24/7 for all of your disaster needs and/or questions.

The Science Behind Your Water Damage

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

h2o Clipart It's science!

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chance of any secondary damages. If your business suffers from water damage, your local SERVPRO professionals will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether that materials are drying
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material- but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, the professionals at SERVPRO have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks has state of the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? Your local SERVPRO have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Tips From The EPA About Mosquitos and Water Damage

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mosquito with Cancel Sign Don't let mosquitoes bother you on top of your headache of a water damage.

We only see mosquitoes every few months a year but they can can huge problems. 

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding

Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. 

Mosquitos can sharply increase after a flood, due to the sudden availability of standing water which they require for breeding -- even very small amounts of water. As flood waters recede be sure to drain, overturn, or empty areas -- no matter how small -- to reduce mosquito breeding areas and help reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

Lightning Strike Warnings

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning Strike in a dark sky It creates a beautiful picture but can do major damage, always be prepared.

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months. Stay safe with these basic tips from SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks:

  • Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel/postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected. Lightning can hit trees and split them into the roads or onto cars.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces, and all metal objects including electric wires, fences, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle. 
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone and consider unplugging computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

It is rare to see lightning in a storm in Southern California but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for it. 

Reason #1 You Should Chose SERVPRO

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Graphic Hero Shield Reason #1 you should choose us, we have compassion for you

You would think this question would be easy but it isn't. In your city there could be dozens of restoration companies that you could choose from and the decision isn't always easy. In Southern California the competition is strong and fierce but the reason SERVPRO franchises are the best is because we have the compassion you need. We understand this is a very trying time wether it was just a simple toilet leak or your garage caught fire we will always treat you as our top priority. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks is one of the top restoration companies you can find in the valley and we have a handful of years experience to prove it, if you or someone you know needs our services never be afraid to call no matter the time or day. 

Space Heater Safety

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Small space heater on fire Space heaters are convenient but they can be very dangerous!

Heating and electrical equipment are some of the top causes for structure fires in the United States, especially in homes. Space heaters should be setup at least a few feet away from furniture or other combustible objects.  Check the equipment and clean it regularly.  It is a good idea to make sure the appliance is turned off, or even unplugged whenever you leave your home.  Cleaning your space heater can be done by spraying compressed air throughout the inside and vents to get rid of dust and debris that may accumulate.  You may need to remove the front cover to do so.  While many modern space heaters have safety shut offs built in, it is still a good idea to turn it off when it will not be monitored.

If you suffer from a fire damage you should immediately call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks, we are your 24/7 fire restoration specialists.

Recovering From a Storm

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Wind damaged home clipart Storms can hit fast.

Storms can cause serious damage to your home and/or place of business, and the worst part about storms is that they can catch you off guard just like any other type of damage. Recovering from a storm can be long and difficult, the following are some steps to use when recovering from a storm damaged home. Insurance claims; make sure to contact your insurance right away to see what you are covered for. Don’t dwell on the loss; focus on what you can start recovering or rebuilding. Start with what you can fix yourself; but leave the really gritty stuff to the professionals at SERVPRO. Recovering from a storm is difficult but not impossible and with the help of those at SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks we are confident that we will be able to help restore your home and your belongings.