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Top Rated Restoration Professionals

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

When your commercial property suffers damage due to disaster, it’s vital to initiate comprehensive disaster management services to get your business back in full working order as fast as possible. Commercial property owners understand the chaos that can result from disasters. After storms, flooding, fire or smoke damage is incurred and business is impaired or shut down, a host of vital decisions need to be managed properly. What to look for in a top rated company:

  • 24 hour emergency response team
  • Coordination with your insurance
  • Safe and reliable
  • Experience and expertise
  • Comprehensive services

Since disaster may strike at any time without warning in California, savvy business owners proactively get their disaster plan in place. A quick response team helps keep restoration costs down. If your business suffers from a water/fire/mold/storm loss you should immediately call the professionals at SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks.

Tips to Know About Your Home Flooding

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

From smelly soaked carpet to damaged warped wood floors, your home can quickly become a victim of a storm. Not only are your floors in danger, but your electronics, appliances, furniture, lighting and personal keepsakes are susceptible to water damage. In addition to water damage, mold can set in after a flood.

During rainy season, storms can be severe and so can your water damage. However, there are many ways to keep water damage minimal and possibly non-existent.

Know when and how to turn off your home’s water supply if water damage has begun, and hire SERVPRO to tackle your problem soon after a storm before damage gets worse.  It is good to also know the direction your water flows on your property to prepare for water flooding into your home or away from it.

Always call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks when faced with a storm damage. 

Signs To Help You Spot Water Damage In Your Home

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Quick signs that could lead to possible water damage in your home. 

1. Check your floors.

No matter what kind of flooring you have, it will manifest signs of water damage.

2. Look for stains.

Unusual stains could indicate there is a leaky pipe or drain inside the wall. Cracks in the drywall or areas that appear swollen and are soft to touch also may signify trouble. Peeling paint is another sign of loose water within wall spaces. As the drywall gets saturated, paint can lose adhesion.

3. Inspect the outside.

What you want to look for are pools of standing water that can indicate poor drainage in the yard, gutter spouts that aren’t transporting water far enough from the house or leaky rain gutters.

4. Watch for rust and mold.

Inspect your water heater and check for rust on the tank or damp spots on the floor.

By following these tips and being aware as a homeowner you can possibly catch water damage early on and save yourself a headache in the future. 

SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks: The Best Of The Best

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water and fire restoration companies can seem like they are a dime a dozen. It's hard to know which ones you can fully trust based on a quick Google search because they all promise the same thing. But at SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks we have 10+ years of experience in our community. 

When it comes to water, fire, mold, or storm restoration our crews and office staff are the best of the best. Every person is IICRC certified, has continual education courses, and is prepped for any level of damage when a call comes through to our office. We work closely with insurance companies and brokers as well as property managers who trust us completely when they have a client call up with an issue. 

You can trust SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Dealing With Storm Damage To Your Home in SoCal

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning storms can occur anywhere in the U.S., and we see them often during fire season in Southern California; they bring a massive threat of fires and severe structural damage.

Flooding presents a serious risk to your home and your safety. According to the U.S. National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kills more people every year than lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.

When it comes to rain storms, flooding can lead to dangerous contamination and damage to drywall, support beams and foundations. You are at risk for mold within the first 24 hours of a flood, so it’s vital to stop the water from flowing and start remediation quickly.

It’s vital to repair storm damage quickly, but the risk of danger is high. Before you try making repairs yourself, call SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks. We have a decade of experience with storm damage remediation and our teams are available to you 24/7 365 days out of the year. 

Erasing Wind Damage From Your Property

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Southern California is truly a beautiful place to live, however the last few years it has endured some of the most catastrophic fires in history. Every year SERVPRO is readily available in our community helping those who have been affected by the fires in their homes or places of work.

Our crews will enter your home, clean up any soot or smoke damage, clean and sanitize the areas, as well as remediate and restore the property. The side effects from smoke and fire can leave lasting health problems and by using a professional restoration team you minimize those chances. 

If your home or business has sustained damage from a forest fire or wildfire in your area, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks for an immediate response. 

Reliable Restoration Experts

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks is your single source for commercial restoration services. It's our business to keep yours moving forward when you are faced with commercial damage such as water, fire, or mold. No one is ever prepared to have to deal with such circumstances but SERVPRO is available 24/7 and 365 days a year for your business. 

We pride ourselves on being a commercial restoration company that knows exactly what it takes to ensure business continuity, with immediate response we are able to maximize our mitigation and get your company back to work quickly. Hundreds of commercial companies have trusted us to work with them and offer best-in-class services. Timing is everything so if you experience any of these problems always call SERVPRO as your first reliable source. 

Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Pets From Potential Danger

9/13/2020 (Permalink)

According to the American Red Cross, home fires are the most common disaster they respond to - and also the most preventable. Planning ahead is the best way to promote the safety of the people and animals in your home. From preventative caution to making an evacuation plan which should include pet safety.

Here are some steps to protect your pets:

  • They should have their own disaster supplies kit ready in advance which should include food, water, pet records, spare collars and/or leashes in case you need to control or calm them from being frightened.  
  • Have a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
  • Include your pets and take them with you when you practice your escape plan.  Train them to come to you when you call for them. 

Following these steps can lower the risk of harming your pets from a fire.

City of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

four men standing and smiling We are proud to be serving our community!

It was such an honor to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for the work our SERVPRO has done for the City of Los Angeles, California. Absolutely privileged to have Councilman David Ryu to tour our facility.  We were also happy to be able to help and donate much-needed gloves, masks, and supplies to our front line medical workers that are fighting this pandemic.

We are professionals that are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment

What To Do After Flooding

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

What should you do after flooding? Are you in need of some tips for what to do after flooding in Encino, CA?  Either way, being prepared just in case it might ever happen is helpful as well!

Here are some tips:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summertime.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe and dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Avoid additional risks and do not hesitate to call us at SERVPRO.  We are ready and here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days all year!