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Why SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals understand all of your situations when it comes to remediating water, fire, mold, or storm damage. 

Our technicians have regular training, even if they are the most knowledgeable in the game. We make sure to have refresher courses and are constantly studying up with our crews to make sure they always know what to do. You can trust that when a SERVPRO technician enters your home you will be satisfied with them.

Restoring property is SERVPRO's first priority. You will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage. It doesn't matter what time or what day you call we will have a crew to you in a matter of hours, assessing the damage, and beginning work on your home. 

We Are The Professional Water Damage Experts

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

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There’s a number of ways for property damage to happen but most often it is from the result of excess water.  The particular reason for the circumstance of water damage can be so many different things. Some of them included are caused by rainstorms and internal property issues like a pipe burst.

Do act fast in making the call to seek a professional like ourselves at SERVPRO,  if you think you have experienced water damage to your property because the water will spread quickly, and the longer it’s left untreated, the damage could get worse.  The affected areas can become rotted, warped, and could possibly be affected by mold growth.

Also, trying to restore the damage yourself is not the best course of action in such a situation. Give us a call. We offer a range of services for customers suffering from water damage for residential and commercial properties. We are available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

You can count on SERVPRO. We're Here to Help.

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Texans are going through one of the worst catastrophic freeze storms and are in dire need of help. Our team has the resources, equipment, and manpower to do what we can to help recover the community in Texas. Our teams are on-site on location and ready to take action to bring back Texas. We are humbled that we have the opportunity to participate to support the community in Texas. 

If you are experiencing any water damage from a storm, please give us a call and we will take care of you.

We are a mission-driven company and we strive to be there for our customers doing everything we can to help restore your properties. A dedicated claims manager will be your point of contact for white-glove service and communication with your insurance adjuster!

Texas Winter Storm 2021

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

team standing in uniform Here is our incredible team in Texas up early to serve and respond to our Texan customers in their time of need.

Texas, our team has arrived to help the state after the freezing storm. We have deployed over 200 people to help. We have over 1 million dollars worth of equipment on hand to dry out the damage. We want to help get your commercial or residential property dried out if you have suffered any water damage.

Our team has mobilized to provide best-in-class production, service, and discounted pricing for Commercial and Industrial clients.

Thank you to all Insurance Adjusters, Insurance Consultants, and Independent Adjusters for working so hard to get Texas up and running!

If you need assistance please email texascatteam@SERVPROwestcoastdrt.com

Here is our incredible team in Texas up early to serve and respond to our customers in their time of need. We want to send a big special thanks to our team members for all their efforts, working long hours providing every single customer the best white-glove service. We see you and appreciate everything you are doing to make a difference in people's lives. This is what One Team is all about!

Texas, we know Mother Nature is challenging us during this time but know that we are here for you. We doing everything we can to restore your homes and businesses. Thank you for being patient with us as we are working long hours providing white-glove service to each and every one of our customers.

Secondary Damage

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

While water is essential for our survival, it doesn’t suit well in some situations when it comes into contact with materials at work in your office building suddenly in quantities or consistently over long periods of time. An immediate burst of flooding can cause terrible damage, but undetected water over many months or years can introduce secondary damage and other problems such as black mold. It’s important to understand the issues that can arise when gradual water damage occurs.

So, how does flooding start? You can do all you can to try to prepare and guard your business against disasters, but they’re not always possible to predict or prevent. Floods are among one of the most devastating emergencies you could face at work and one of the biggest causes of secondary water damage. Here’s are a few ways how they can start:

  • Sewer backup
  • Leaky or broken pipes
  • Weak roof or missing roof shingles
  • Poor drainage
  • Water that finds its way into your building’s foundation

What It Could Leave Behind

When water gets on the floor, onto furniture, or on the drywall, you may still have some damage even after you clean it up. This is known as secondary damage. From this, you may find fungal growth and other bacteria in parts of your building. It usually requires a trained professional mold remediation specialist to remove. 

What Happens If You Do Find Mold

If you spot mold, there’s a good chance it is black mold. This is not something you should try to clean up yourself, and you definitely do not want to ignore it. A professional crew will use specialized chemicals and processes to get rid of the mold and sanitize the affected area so you feel comfortable resuming your work duties in the building.

What You Should Watch For To Stay Proactive

Parts of your building with high humidity, such as laundry facilities, bathrooms with showers, or exercise rooms, may be susceptible to mold growth before or after a flood. Checking your plumbing systems regularly is recommended as well.

My Kitchen Still Smells After the Fire Damage Gets Cleaned Up. Why is that?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Can Help Remove Odors in Your Kitchen

Fire damage from cooking is also known as a protein fire is one of the most common fire losses in residential properties. 

Particular actions need to happen to make sure fire damage in the kitchen from this type of loss. This actively demonstrates that the first and foremost thing to do is wiping down all surfaces in the vicinity with a cleaning agent with a solvent base to release the greasy residue's grip. 

Odor control methods are also a part of this type of mitigation. Cleaning lessens the pungent odor, SERVPRO techs usually have to do a multilayered approach for complete scent elimination using methods such as: 

  • Thermal fogging 
  • Hydroxyl generators 
  • Sealants over painted walls and ceilings 

Reducing Fire Damage

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Reducing fire damage is one of the first considerations after a fire in a home or a fire in a business. Commercial fire damage can greatly affect the ability of a business to continue operations. In order to recover as much value as possible from a property that has undergone fire damage, smoke damage, and soot damage, a restoration company like SERVPRO should be contacted immediately after the premises are secure. The fire cleanup team can assist in evaluating the damage to the property and listing the items that are present.

They can also perform fire damage restoration and offer an estimate onsite. The fire cleanup will also involve drying up all the water that firefighters may flood the premises with in order to put out the fire. This water can cause extensive water damage causing the growth of mold. A certified technician can dry out the property and prevent mold growth using industrial equipment that sometimes includes a water extractor, a dehumidifier, and an air current mover.

All surfaces are sanitized and cleaned after all the soot damage and smoke damage has been reversed. The fire clean-up team will also instruct property owners how to prevent commercial fire damage in the future. Any residual smoke smell will be ventilated until gone. If the smoke smell continues, chemical solutions like an ozone treatment or thermal fogging are also options depending on the needs of the property owner. Additional treatments may be needed weeks or even months after the initial incident.

Fire cleanup can be extremely daunting for someone who is shocked by a fire whether in a home or a fire at their business. However, fire damage restoration is normal for a fire cleanup specialist, even in the aftermath of commercial fire damage. A specialist who has the experience and the expertise to guide a property owner will ensure that fire damage is minimized as much as possible. 

Water Damage: Five Things To Know

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe burst just happened in your California home and you might be wondering what to do next and how to avoid water damage. There are a few things you should know to prevent long term problems after flooding, 

  1. Damage Can Happen Numerous Ways

A waterline may break, a storm could lead to flooding, or you might have a leaky seal around a window. No matter what type of water damage you could be worried about, a SERVPRO professional should still be able to help. Give us a call! 

  1. Repairs Should Be Taken Care of Quickly Once Discovered

Any time you have any water damage, whether, from a pipe burst or roof leak, it’s important to make repairs as quickly as possible. A quick cleanup may help save your home from more costly problems long term.

  1. Untreated Damage Can Cause Long Term Problems

Fix all the damaged areas as soon as possible. Putting off repairs can lead to additional issues like warped wood or mold growth.

  1. Affected Areas Can Be Restored

Remember that no matter how bad the damage may appear at first, a restoration company should be able to conduct cleanup and repairs. With a little time and work they can soon have the space looking “Like it never even happened.”

  1. A Professional Can Help

Anytime you think you may have flood water issues of any kind, call SERVPRO for details. We are here to help!

Wind Damage Restoration Specialists

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

No matter where you live, you’re prone to some type of storm damage, even if it’s just a little wind damage. This is why we should all be prepared, especially in Southern California with the Santa Ana winds. 

At SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks, we have knowledgeable storm-damage restoration technicians prepared to offer assessment, repairs, and cleanup services. We’re prepared for any challenge, from massive storm damage to minor wind damage. Time and time again, we’ve helped homes get back to the way they were before the damage occurred.

We are here to help you pick up the pieces of your life after wind or storm damage. Wind damage may not happen often but when it does we know it can be a headache to deal with. You can always trust the storm damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO.

Knowing a Good Commercial Restoration Company Could Save You

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Damage to any property can be highly stressful, expensive and upsetting for the owners. If you have a commercial property then damage can have a whole extra dimension that makes matters all the worse. Fortunately, commercial restoration services exist to help restore your premises and get them back to functioning normally as quickly as possible. 

If you have a damaged commercial property, then you need to look for a company offering commercial restoration services as quickly as possible. As with any type of property damage, leaving your damage unattended could potentially cause it to get worse.

Knowing a good commercial restoration company is a good way to ensure you will be able to start repairing and restoring your property as soon as possible and to get to work fast. SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks has handled hundreds of commercial restoration projects and is fully equipped to handle your damage, no matter how large or small.