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Who To Call For Your Worst Cleanup?

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

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It might be an embarrassing phone call to make but rest assured that SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks is prepared to handle it all, and we mean all. Biohazard cleanup can be challenging work that requires technicians to handle potentially hazardous materials and proper handling of the viruses, crime or trauma scene is crucial to the safety of everyone involved. Biohazard cleaning is NOT the same as a standard cleaning company or janitorial service; it involves cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing the affected area(s). If you’re facing the task of cleaning up a biohazard, don’t do it alone. Leave it to the professionals and not the NCIS pros you see on TV. Biohazards can be extremely serious and if not handled properly can be an even bigger issue in the long run. 

Follow us on our Social Media pages!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Do you already follow us on our social media pages?  If you have not done so already, come find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram!  We aim to provide great content by giving everyday helpful tips, showcasing our work and just keeping it fun overall.  Some of our posts include the science of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky, but as professionals in deodorization, we can take care of it.  Some other examples of what we post are many emergency preparedness tips and showing before and after photos. We also like to share the jobs we’ve done in the past in cities such as Los Angeles, Century City, Hollywood, Downtown, Bakersfield, Sylmar, and just all over the West Coast.  What would you like to see us share on our pages? Let us know! We would love to hear from you. 

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Got Mold? We Are The Experts In Mold Remediation!

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

Man in neon green pressure washing off mold from the wall Garage platform and car lift assembly located in Calabasas, California, where our team performed detailed cleaning and disinfecting.

Garage platform and car lift assembly located in Calabasas, California, where our team performed detailed cleaning and disinfecting. Our team utilized botanical disinfectants and photo-documented before during and after for complete transparency.  Upon removal cleared all subterranean drains. Our team utilized a high-pressure steam pressure washing system.

The homeowner was referred to our office by a very prestigious and well-known luxury home builder.  We also have pressure washers that will recover the water if contaminated and/or the city requires water drainage to be in a sanitary drain. We are very cognizant of the drought that plagues California and used only the necessary amount of water when pressure-washing both residential and sophisticated commercial or industrial building structures. 

Sometimes we pressure wash inside of commercial/industrial concrete tilt-up buildings. We have performed this type of work in the city of Vernon and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We are a preferred vendor for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and perform their exterior cleanup.

What Should I Do When My Water Heater Leaks?

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

There are a few reasons a water heater would leak. Here are five things to look for when finding the source of a leak:

Leak at The Water Supply Lines.

It’s always important to check above the water heater first because you want to check the plumbing pipes.  A drip from the top can easily leak down making it look like it’s coming from inside the tank.

Leak at The Water Heater Nipples.

These are located at the top of the water heater.  The water heater nipples connect the water heater to the cold water inlet pipe and the hot water exit pipe.  This is another common area to find a leakage.

Leak at The Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve.

It is more serious when there is a leak coming from the T&P valve because it can be a few causes in itself to figure out.  For example, the leaking t & p may point out the overall water pressure in your home is too high, and that the pressure regulator is not working properly.

Leak at The Drain Line.

This is located a the bottom of the water heater and it is common for the drain valve to fail to close completely after draining or flushing.

Leak in The Tank.

If you’re unable to find the leak from any of the four above, it is likely the tank inside the water heater has gone bad and will need to be replaced. 

A leak will not fix itself. If you do not feel comfortable fixing it yourself, the best thing to do is to not wait for it to get worse. Call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks here in Southern California to find and fix the source of your leak, so you can avoid dangerous damages and expensive repairs.

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.