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Earthquakes & Wind Damage In Tarzana and Reseda

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

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When earthquakes happen, they cause damage to water, power, and sewer lines. Such problems aren't always known right away. Before you realize it, your home can have water within the walls, ceiling or floor or even catch fire. Gas lines can also become disconnected during earthquakes and cause a fire or explosion. If you notice a gas odor, call the gas company right away and try to locate and turn off your gas. It is important to check all of your home after an earthquake.  You can find more information on preparing for an earthquake on the EPA site

High Winds come and go throughout the year in our Tarzana and Reseda communities. When a High Wind advisory happens, there are a few things you can do.

  • Move all patio furniture indoors.
  • Keep all yard tools and equipment covered or within your shed.
  • Keep debris around your home clear and dispose of large branches.
  • Keep surrounding trees trimmed regularly.
  • Inspect your roof for any loose shingles and repair if needed.
  • When replacing your roof, keep extra shingles for situations like this.

Loose or broken tiles can lead to water damage in your home so it is important to inspect often.

Always keep SERVPRO in mind when you have Storm Damage, water damage, fire, or mold. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can help you through it! 818-881-3636

How Does SERVPRO Know What to do for Fire & Water Damage?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

demolished hall in a water damaged home This hall had to be completely removed due to a water damage in Tarzana, CA. SERVPRO knows what to do in such incidences. Call now 818-881-3636

Our Training is thorough!

  • Initial franchise training
  • On-going web-based training 
  • Stringent IICRC certification
  • Hands-on training on the jobsite
  • Lead-Safe training
  • Subrogation Training

The Science We Use Everyday

Equipment/Engineering

  • Type of extraction tools & pumps required for each type of job. All dependent on factors such as suction, lift, fluid-type
  • Air-movers: How many and what type for each job. Promotes air circulation for drying
  • Dehumidifiers; desiccant or refrigerant and where to place. Works to remove moisture from the air and speed the drying process.
  • Air Scrubbers: Assessing whether the environment calls for extraction of air pollutants, odors, or removal of mold spores.
  • Type of generator for the job. Is there electric power at the site? Sometimes portable generators are required in order to have enough power for equipment.

Moisture

  • Measuring the relative humidity, temperature of air masses and understanding Equilibrium Moisture Content in materials.
  • Creating negative pressure, in order to control cross contamination.
  • Understanding Psychrometry, Condensation, temperature control and humidity control

     Chemistry

  • Our Cleaning Agents & Products: Determining the right EPA approved chemicals for the job, the correct temperature and ratio. Understanding ingredients of chemical agents and their characteristics of nonionic, anionic, or cationic.

At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, our technicians are trained to anticipate. We determine the best drying plan when Water Damage occurs. At times outside factors can impede the drying process. Because of all these factors, there is no straight answer.

Our goal is to get you back to normal. This is why SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda does not charge for initial inspections. CALL US 24/7 at 818-81-3636

Mold lurks where you can't see it. Call SERVPRO for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on floor tile How can you identify mold problems in your Tarzana or Reseda business or commercial facility?

Finding answers to mold questions means investigating what may be invisible clues.

Here is how to identify signs of mold:

Investigate - If you smell musty or mildewy odors it is likely that there is mold growing.

Look - for marks, stains, signs of leaks, bubbling paint, and areas with high moisture or humidity.

Communicate - to all employees and operations managers about indoor air quality.

Call - SERVPRO for help. We provide free inspections and advice to help you determine if you may need mold remediation.

If you have water stains on a ceiling or your walls you may not think it is a big deal, but the damage will often be so much more. You may find discoloration of drywall or ceiling tiles; this means that moisture has already caused a problem and you probably need help.

SERVPRO® of Tarzana/Reseda - Our highly trained IICRC certified professionals will be here to help when you need us.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

SERVPRO Specialized Training for COVID-19 Cleaning in Tarzana & Reseda

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

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25 Years of Strong Service!

At SERVPRO we have trained for 25 consecutive years to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.

That means 25 years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants and airborne pathogens. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda goes well beyond the scope of work that standard cleaning companies perform.

The CDC encourages the 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:

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

SERVPRO Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant against the coronavirus. SERVPRO has our own line of EPA-approved products that not only are environmentally friendly but also kill emerging pathogens. We ULV fog suspected and confirmed coronavirus exposed areas to ensure our customer's safety.

Call Today for a Proactive or Confirmed Exposure Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services and protection, call the experts at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda today –  818-881-3636.

Finding the answer to your mold questions in Tarzana and Reseda

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Damage? words with a moldy wall in the background Mold often grows where you can't see it. Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for a free mold inspection. 818-881-3636

How can you identify mold problems in your business or commercial facility?

Finding out means thoroughly investigating clues.

If you find water stains on a ceiling or walls you may not think it is a big deal, but the damage will often be more than just the one little spot your eyes can see. If you find discoloration of drywall or ceiling tiles; this means that moisture has already caused a problem and you probably need the help of professional mold remediation experts.

Here is how to identify the warning signs of mold:

Investigate - If you smell musty or mildew odors it is a likely sign that there is mold growing.

Look - for discolored drywall, staining, bubbling, and swelling paint, and areas of moisture or high humidity.

Communicate - with employees and managers about indoor air quality and health issues.

Call - SERVPRO now. Free consultations to help you determine if you need professional help.

SERVPRO® of Tarzana/Reseda- 818-881-3636. Our highly trained IICRC certified professionals will be here to help when you need us.

The Dangers and Prevention of Restaurant Fires in Tarzana & Reseda, CA

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

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In the U.S 8,000 restaurant fires happen each year. Roughly $165 million in fire damage losses.  NFPA states that cooking equipment is the leading cause of restaurant fires by 61%. Do you know the best way to prevent a restaurant fire in your Tarzana or Reseda business? SERVPRO knows the prevention measures you can take to deter disaster in your dining or takeout or restaurant delivery establishment.

Tips:

Exhaust System

Vents and fans accumulate grease.  A single spark can light grease buildup. Oven hoods also hold flammable cooking debris. This can cause a fire hazard. 

  • Clean daily
  • Thorough hood cleaning should be done twice a year
  • Clean grease traps as mandated by the NFPA

Gas

Gas leaks are the most dangerous because they cause an explosion. Gas leaks occur when pipes break and leak flammable gas into the air. Sparks can ignite the gas and lead to an explosion.

  • Know the signs of a gas leak: smell, orange/yellow flames, pilot light out
  • Perform equipment inspections regularly
  • replace worn-out equipment

Electrical 

Unsafe or faulty wiring can spark a fire easily. Overloading outlets & outdated kitchen equipment can cause fires or even explosions.

  • Use only up-to-code commercial equipment
  • Update wiring that can handle a busy kitchen

In the unfortunate event a restaurant fire occurs call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to clean up any fire, smoke, soot, or debris. 818-881-3636

Why Renter's Insurance is Vital

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Tragic fire events often happen so quickly there isn't a moment to prepare.

Less than 20% of rental tenants have renters insurance.

Renter’s insurance is fairly inexpensive and worth every penny in the event of a fire loss. You may think that you can trust yourself not to cause an accident, you may be one of the most careful tenants there are, but accidents happen or the neighbors can cause issues when you least expect it. You will be forced to deal with the aftermath and hope you can salvage things, so SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda advises that you get coverage before it's too late.

If a fire or water damage disaster occurs and you don't have renter’s insurance, you will be financially responsible. You'll need to inventory your belongings, box, pack, and move everything out, clean and deodorize contents, then pay for storage while the fire damage is repaired. Later you'll move your items back in, unpack, and reset. The stress can be overwhelming.

Luckily, if you contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we do all of those things for you whether it's on your dime or the insurance companies'.

Call 818-881-3636 today for a free quote.

Need Packout Services After Fire Damage in Tarzana or Reseda?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

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For 25 years SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda has provided structural cleaning, contents cleaning, and deodorization after a fire. SERVPRO also offers additional specialized services to our Los Angeles community:

Board-Up Services

After a fire loss in Tarzana or Reseda, CA, it is important to secure your property and belongings from possible theft and vandalism.  SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda offers 24-hour board-up services for, windows, doors, and exposed walls to prevent intrusion by both water and unauthorized people or wildlife.

Inventory, Pack-Out, and Onsite Storage

As cleanup and restoration begin, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda inventories your contents thoroughly.  As contents are being inventoried, they are sorted and categorized as salvageable & cleaned, or unsalvageable, and documented with photos and descriptions for insurance purposes. This will help you get paid for your lost items. SERVPRO packs-out and stores unaffected belongings in our climate-controlled warehouse or on-site if space and safety allow. until your fire damage restoration is complete.   Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to properly inventory, pack-out, and restore your contents during the cleaning, restoration, and deodorization process.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda employs industry-leading techniques and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover from your fire damage no matter the size of the loss. Call SERVPRO 818-881-3636 now!

Flash Flood Season is Coming!

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we want you to be safe and prepared in case of a flood, storm, or water damage so that you won't need us.

There are things you can do to prepare for flood in Tarzana and Reseda:

  • Contact your insurance agent to verify coverage. Most policies do not cover flooding or contents, call to make sure you get covered for any disaster.
  • Download a weather app to make sure you get alerts or use a Weather Radio, a battery-powered radio, or your TV for emergency information.
  • Have a plan. Everyone in your family should know where to go if they find themselves in an emergency. Trying to make plans at the last minute can be confusing and terrifying.
  • Discuss flash floods. You should know what to do in case all family members are not together.

Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear and anxiety and lets everyone know how to respond and do it safely.

 SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can help you both before and after a flash flood, storm, or mudslide.  Call us 24/7.  We're happy to help. 818-881-3636

Fire Prevention Week

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

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National Fire Prevention Week started because of the Chicago Fire of 8171.  It caused great damage to the city. The History Channel states that this fire killed 300 people and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings. It is thought that a cow tipping over a lantern in a barn, started it, but the answer is still unknown as to its true source.

 The National Fire Protection Association's 3 L's:

“LOOK” for places that fires could start. Identify potential fire hazards and eliminate them.

“LISTEN” for the smoke alarm. You have very few minutes to escape safely once a smoke alarm goes off.

“LEARN” the two ways out of every room. Make sure the doors and windows in your home open easily and are hazard-free.

In a fire, seconds can make a safe escape or a tragedy. That is why all members of your household should have a plan and know how to stay safe in case of fire. Follow these safety tips on escape planning by the NFPA.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda in the unfortunate event of fire damage at 818-881-3636.