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Wildfire Cleanup Help 24/7/365 SERVPRO Of Tarzana/Reseda

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

wildfire over los angeles Let SERVPRO help you get back to good. 818-881-3636

For Families and businesses that have been affected by the wildfires, our SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda team can clean, pack and store contents, and help restore your property for reconstruction and rebuilding after structural damages and personal property loss.  SERVPRO is a California Contractor and can finish the job quickly and cost-efficiently. We use controlled demolition to remove only the unsalvageable materials and leave a clean area for replacement materials.  Our cleanup and construction services are directly billed to your insurance company so often you will never see a bill on covered losses.

The wildfire has devastated so many homes and businesses throughout the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area, let SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda help you clean up and restore your property efficiently. Call today at (818) 881-3636.

Recognizing Signs Of Water Damage

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Knowing for sure if you have water damage or not can be difficult to determine.  Sometimes you do not recognize the signs until it is too late. SERVPRO is here to help you in case if you spot any issues. The most common examples of water damage in your home could be a sink overflow, a water leak behind or underneath your sink, toilet, washing machine, drainage line break, ice maker leak in your refrigerator, or dishwasher leak.

SIGNS OF WATER DAMAGE:

  1. Cabinets- signs of rotting, delamination (separation), the finish is discolored, musty smell.
  2. Ceiling- discoloration, sagging, bubbling, or peeling paint.
  3. Floors- grout, stains/watermarks, loose tiles, odor.
  4. Wood Floors- boards are warped 

If you suspect any of these issues call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda right away so we can get you back to good. 818-881-3636

What You Shoud Know About Smoke Damage And Your Business

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

smoke damaged office If your business suffers from a fire call 818-881-3636 24/7/365.

Fire-related damage in your business can be found in many places after a fire incident. Smoke may find its way into filing cabinets and ductwork throughout offices and warehouses. Closed drawers and closets draw in the smoke because of the temperature difference and trap in odor.

How To Clean Smoke Damage in your business:

Once the professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda have located all of the smoke and odors, We'll need to start cleaning the walls and your belongings. If you wait too long, the smoke odor can get embedded too deep into the fibers to ever come out. There are many smoke cleaning techniques that SERVPRO uses. The exact method you need depends on what your contents are made of and how much damage they have sustained.

  • Walls - may need just a spray and wipe method or require special chemical sponges to absorb the soot.
  • Furniture - may be cleaned with a foam cleaner and vacuum.
  • Documents, electronics, and photographs -  usually require the help of a trained specialist.
  •  Odor in the air can be removed by using ozone machines, air filtration devices and professional thermal foggers.

    Fire can do a lot of damage to your commercial building you'll want to address the problems as soon as possible through fire restoration and smoke cleaning. For more information call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

FLOODING - Who is responsible if you are renting?

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

flooded hallway If you suffer from a loss call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

Flood Insurance - 

Flood insurance is not commonly included in a standard property policy.  You have to add it. Neither is it standard in a renters policy. The insurance can be purchased as a separate policy that requires a waiting period of 30 days before coverage begins.

 Landlord's Responsibility - 

Landlords are usually responsible for insurance for the property itself. Property protection commonly includes:

  • Structural damage 
  • Appliance replacement
  • Fixed Fixtures
  • Pipes and things inside the wall
  • Restoration to the structure by qualified specialists

Responsibility of Tenants - 

The tenants are commonly responsible for an insurance policy that covers personal possessions. If a flood is covered, the renter’s coverage can also include:

  • Paid temporary relocation in a comparable home 
  • General living expenses like food and clothing
  • Replacement of personal items affected by the loss

Unusual Circumstances - 

Often times landlords are not responsible for the tenant’s property.  However, If the property owner is responsible through neglect or irresponsibility, the tenant may have a legal case against the landlord for damages incurred and pursue restitution.

For more tips or if you have questions call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda anytime. 818-881-3636

Bathroom Water Damage Tips Til Help Arrives

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

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No matter which fixture may malfunction and cause water damage in Tarzana or Reseda homes, homeowners must respond quickly to any water damage situation. This will further to protect your house, its contents, and your family. There are steps that you can do while you wait for our SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda professionals to arrive with our advanced mitigation and drying equipment:

Turn Off The Water 
 If there is no shut off valve you can employ in your bathroom, you can locate a shutoff point for the entire property outside of your home. 

Start Protecting Your Belongings

Remove all belongings from the immediate area.
The spread of the damage can affect adjoining rooms as well and put some valuables at risk. You can move your items to an area away from the spreading effects until restoration work is complete.

Keep Away From The Damaged Area
After the water is shut down, keep away from the damaged area as much as possible. You'll want the affected areas to be accessible to our SERVPRO technicians when we first arrive, so there are no delays in mitigation.

 Whenever disaster strikes, employ these strategies and call 818-881-3636.

Storm Damage Restoration in Tarzana and Reseda

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

flooded office with fallen ceiling debris Call SERVPRO in a storm situation 24/7/365. 818-881-3636

The sooner you contact SERVPRO the sooner our technicians can be on-site and can evaluate the storm damage. We start the mitigation process right away in most cases.  Your insurance company requires that you perform the tasks necessary to limit further damage and restore your home to continue coverage.  We strive to protect your property and assist with your recovery from the storm damage.

Residential Storm Damage Types:

  • Flooding
  • Roofing and exterior damage
  • Wildfire
  • Fallen trees/Wind
  • Fallen power lines
  • Scattered debris
  • Hail

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda storm damage restoration emergency response teams will assess the damage to your home or office. convey our findings and recommendations to your insurance adjuster, and start the necessary repairs quickly.

 The security and safety of your property are our primary concerns. This increases with the level of damage. Our team will start the mitigation process which can include:

  • Temporary power generation
  • Tree removal 
  • Roof tarping services
  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Board-up 

SERVPRO is the team you can trust. Remember, speed is critical when mitigating storm damage, so don’t hesitate to call now 818-881-3636.

Who Chooses The Restoration Company After A Water Loss?

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

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When deciding to make a claim after water damage, most home owners, businesses, and property owners are feeling overwhelmed and need help. Opening a claim means there has been water, fire, mold, or biohazard loss.  Whether it is property damage due to fire, water, or biological hazards, it is probably already a trying time without having to navigate the claims process and choose a vendor.

Talking to your insurance company can be a daunting experience.  When the call is made there will be a lot of questions, including the very important: “Which restoration company are you going to use?”

  • Do You know who gets to decide?
  • What does a “Preferred Vendor” mean?
  • Who are preferred vendors”?
  • Why ae the preferred?

Usually, your insurance company's claims adjuster will check to see if you have coverage for some or all of the loss. Then they might make a suggestion from a list of people they have worked with and have relationships with. They have a list of Preferred Vendors in your area that they recommend you choose from.  You can also choose any contractor that you are comfortable with. However, by choosing one of their vendors they can guarantee the work and arrange repairs if the work is not completed properly for any reason.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda has agreements with thousands of insurance companies and pre-agreed upon pricing to ensure that not only is your loss covered you will not have to come out of pocket because we negotiate with them and are paid directly by them.

If you have water damage or any loss call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda We'll get you covered.  818-881-3636

Be Flood Wise

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S. Whether your home or business is near a coastline, in the city,  or in the mountains there is always the potential for flood damage. In the last five years, all 50 states have experienced flooding or flash floods.

  flood safety tips:

  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon an area where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet.
  • Do not drive in floodwaters. If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around safely. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

Even small floods cause damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly. The cleanup is often a large and daunting task. SERVPRO is prepared to handle any size disaster. 

If a flood strikes your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda. 818-881-3636

Fall Floods Can Mean Flash Flooding

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded street with road closed sign When flooding happens, call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

Plan Ahead for a Fall Flash Flood

Your friends at SERVPRO can help in the event but you can do this to be prepared:

  • Make a plan and learn about your home's risk and elevation above the flood area.
  • Contact your Red Cross emergency management office or zoning department to find out about your flood risk.
  • By knowing the elevation of your property you know if forecasted flood levels will affect your home.
  • Learn more about flooding and flash flooding in your area by contacting the National Weather Service (NWS).

If you are at risk, take steps to reduce damage and the risk of injury or loss to your family.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda if you need help.  We are here for you 24/7/365.  818-881-3636

Fire Cleanup Help 24/7/365 SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

flame engulfed house After the fire call SERVPRO to help. 818-881-3636

From the moment that SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda's experienced fire damage technicians arrives at your property, we learn all we can about the fire damage that your home has experienced. We know what steps are necessary to return your home or business to preloss condition.

Try not to touch anything if possible. You should wait for our response team to arrive before inspecting the damage yourself.  There could be many hazards and contaminants present that pose health or safety concerns. Our specialists have rigorous and ongoing training and use personal protective equipment to keep them safe.  They easily identify risks and hazards present in fire recovery projects and develop a plan.

When a fire threatens your home or business, you need a team like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda.  We can arrive quickly and help you start to put things back together in a timely manner.

Our IICRC-certified technicians have the training and specialized equipment to make an immediate difference in your home, property, or business. You can reach our 24-hour response team anytime that disaster strikes by calling 818-881-3636.