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Tips From SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda to Help Clean Our Ocean

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Trash In The Ocean Contact SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda at 818-881- 3636 today if you’re in need of water cleanup and restoration.

5 Ways to Help Our Ocean

With so many people on our planet it is important for each and every person to do their part and keep our environment clean. After a storm the littered trash could end up in the ocean.

Some tips on keeping our oceans clean:

  1. Reduce your waste and always throw away your trash in a trash bin. Recycle!
  2. Fish responsibly and follow the “catch and release” practices.
  3. Dispose of any trash that you see on the side of the street
  4. Secure your trash bins when you know a storm is coming or put your trash bin in a covered area.
  5. Conserve your water so that less wastewater will flow back into the ocean.

Change is not easy but helping our environment starts with awareness.

SERVPRO Of Tarzana And Reseda Provides Content Pack-out

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Pack-Out Boxes Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda if you need your contents moved. Call us at (818)881-3636

If you suffer a fire, water, mold or smoke damage to your property or business SERVPRO can help you with your pack-out needs.

In some cases relocating contents is necessary for cleaning and restoration. If your home suffers from smoke or fire damage it is often that the contents in the home be relocated in order to perform the necessary work.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda will respectfully and carefully move the contents of your business or home and pack and either deliver to a storage facility of choice, loaded into an onsite pod or moved to another area on the property.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda provide full pack-out services. The pack- our process includes documentation of all items being moved, photo documentation and detailed list with item identification numbers.

Content Move back

Once all cleaning and restoration is complete SERVPRO will also move back all items using the same procedures and documentation. Your items are transported and delivered back to your property with care.

Prepare Your Business

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile Call our SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda at (818) 881-3636 for a quick response on any damage that might happen to your business.

Is your Commercial business likely to survive a disaster such as water damage, flooding or fire? In case of an emergency everyone needs to be prepared. This leaves the question, are you ready for whatever damage could happen to your property?

Being prepared can help you through any size disaster. From a small water leak, a flood or even a large fire timing is key. Making sure everything is figured out before something happens can help in a disaster situation.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda can help you create an Emergency ready plan now. Working with our business you will receive over 26 years of experience. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda will help with a quick response time that will help get our business back in order.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Around The Clock Service

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Technicians loading SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Van If something does happen to go wrong, make SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda one of your first phone calls. Give us a call at 818-881-3636.

SERVPRO is known for being “Faster to Any Size Disaster”. Here at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda we are not only fast but also efficient in getting work done on your property. Having a fast response time is a crucial key that can help change the outcome of damage to your home or business. We take our time to train our technicians to act quickly and make sure all of our losses are handled properly. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda always has a technician on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job may be. No matter how big, small, or far your loss is you should always call a SERVPRO professional.

Preventing Water Damage in Your Commercial Property

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial loss- Standing Water Call us at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda and we will make it “Like it never even happened."

Disasters are always in the back of your mind when owning or managing a business. Water damage can cause your business to be closed for a significant amount of time. What can you do to prevent damage to your commercial property from happening?

The usual suspects of water damage are appliances, pipes and drains and roofs. When you are checking these items if you see something wrong, immediately get them fixed. You should continue to update maintenance on all appliances and equipment that can cause water damage. To help reduce the likelihood of your roof being damaged keep the gutters free of debris.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is key to help minimize how water damage can affect your business.

Fire Safe Candle Alternatives

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Home Fire Damage Be prepared and if you have any questions about Fire Safety call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda today at 818-881-3636

A majority of candle fires occur during the holidays and with the holidays coming up candles are being used to release fragrances or create decorative lighting effects. If you are looking for safer alternatives to use candles without any risk of fire, here are some fire-safe candle alternatives.

Diffusers- Although diffusers do not resemble candles it is an alternative way to release a sent. Diffusers have an even lower risk of fire than an electric candle warmer.

Strings of Lights- Strings of lights are designed with fire safety in mind. You can choose any color from single color or even multicolor bulbs.  It is possible to get lights that flicker and resemble a real candle.

Candle Warmers- A candle warmer makes it possible to enjoy a candle fragrance with a much lower risk of fire.

Battery Powered Candles- A flameless candle is a great substitute for a flamed candle. This way an electric candle alternative can be placed anywhere without the risk of fire. Electric candles come in a wide variety of colors, heights, thicknesses and designs.

Halloween Fire Tips

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO. Get Ready. Get Set. Stay Safe. If something does happen to go wrong, make SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda one of your first phone calls. Give us a call at 818-881-3636.

Halloween is a favorite holiday among many at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda. Regardless of what your stance on it is, most kids can agree that free candy is never a bad thing. Halloween is a great time of the year, but we do have to be cautious any time fire is present. Here are a couple of tips to make sure your Halloween can be fun and safe:

  1. When carving Jack-o-lanterns use a battery-operated candle or glow stick.
  2. When choosing a costume, stay away from easy flammable and long trailing fabric.
  3. Educate your children on how to stay cautious of flames, like jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  4. Keep your exits clear of decorations so that your escape routes are open. Make sure all your smoke alarms are working.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Fire Safety Tips To Keep You and Your Tarzana and Reseda Home Safe

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Escape Route Example Be prepared and if you have any questions about Fire Safety call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda today at 818-881-3636

Here are some tips SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda recommend to keep you and your loved ones safe. Taking these precautions will help reduce the risk of property loss and injury.

Fire safety is a very important topic, especially for children, the elderly and people with special needs. A fire can destroy anything it comes in contact with and devastate the communities it affects

  1. Escape Routes – Are all your exits accessible? Is there an evacuation plan in place? Do you have pets that would need to be rescued?
  2. Treasures – Keep your valuables, special keepsakes, and heirlooms (e.g., jewelry, photos, etc.) in a fireproof safe.
  3. Prevention– Do you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? Are the batteries changed and do you have extra batteries? Is there a fire extinguisher handy? Do you know how to work a fire extinguisher?

What Causes Hardwood Floors to Buckle?

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Buckling Flooring Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda today at 818-881-363

Floor buckling is the most extreme reaction to moisture in a hardwood floor. Buckling occurs when the wood flooring pulls up from the subfloor, lifting up to several inches in one or more places. Floors buckling is not a common occurrence. 

Spot repair and replacement may be possible if caught early. Once the standing water is removed, several boards can be taken up from the floor so that the air can circulate across and below the floor. When the hardwood flooring reaches a stable moisture level, repairs can usually be made.

What can SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda do?

  • Set up floor protection, drying mats and drying equipment
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment
  • Clean and sanitize all affected areas
  • Content Manipulation, with full pack out and storage
  • Removal of lifting and bucking floorboards

California Flooding In Tarzana And Reseda

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Road We are faster to ANY size disaster. Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda for help today. 818-881-3636

Floods are a common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.

No matter where you live there is always potential for flood damage. Floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:

  1. Stay away from floodwaters. If flowing stream water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.
  2. If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road, 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.
  3. During a flood keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. 

If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda.  Even minor floods have potential to cause major damage. Let us help you get your life back in order.

Smoke Damage After a Fire

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Interior of Home After a Fire For fire restoration services call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 818-881-3636 for immediate help on your property

A fire in your home can be devastating and cause an enormous amount of soot, smoke, and debris. Many people attempt to clean up the damage of fire themselves. Unfortunately, that is never a good idea. Cleaning up smoke and soot damage requires professionals like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to do the job.

Any home, apartment, or house that has been burned in a fire is typically not safe to enter or spend time in until cleanup occurs. Besides the danger of inhaling the smoke/soot, there can be structural damage. The integrity of walls and floors may have been damaged along with other hazards. That's why it's very important not to enter the home until professionals tell you it is safe to do so.

After the firefighters leave, it's important to quickly call a fire restoration company like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda right away. If ash is left untreated, the damage may even become  permanent and irreversible. Anything that was made of plastic will begin discoloring within just a few minutes. Metals will easily tarnish and corrode and begin to yellow.

If you get fire damage restoration professionals in soon enough after a house fire, they can mitigate or eliminate the smoke and ash damage and prevent further damage to your property. Unfortunately, if you don’t get the pros in early, the damage becomes worse and worse and the costs to repair will begin to grow within just a few weeks.

Different Types of Smoke

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke Damage to Inside of Home If your home or business suffers fire or smoke damage, contact us, at 818-881-3636, to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

There are two different types of smoke – wet and dry. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Technicians will survey the loss to determine the extent of impact from fire, smoke, heat, and moisture on the building materials and contents. The soot will be tested to determine which type of smoke damage occurred on the property. This helps us determine the proper method to clean your property and allows us to focus on saving your belongings.

Different Types of Smoke

Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber)

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Protein Fire Residue (Produced by evaporation of materials rather than from a fire)

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, and has a very bad odor.

Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood)

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda technicians are trained to handle even the toughest losses.

What Not to Do After a Flood In Your Tarzana and Reseda Home

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Home If you have experienced a flood or any type of water damage in Tarzana/Reseda, SERVPRO can help get your home back to its pre-flood condition. Give

During a storm, flood water can invade your home and cause water damage to your property. Once the storm has passed, you can return to assess the damage and begin the cleanup process. Here are three things you should NOT do when returning to the site of a flood.

  1. Make Contact With the Water
    Flood water can contain many different types of contaminants including bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and debris. Help protect your skin by wearing rubber boots and gloves and keeping your hands and face from making contact with the water. If contact occurs, wash immediately with soap and clean water.
  2. Enter Standing Water 
    After a flood, homes, yards, streets, and other areas can be covered in standing water. Powerful winds often accompany heavy storms, so it is not uncommon to find downed power lines after a storm. Since water from a flood is usually murky, you cannot always tell what lies beneath the surface. If the water has been electrically charged, you could experience an electric shock if you enter a flooded home.
  3. Let the Water Sit
    The longer water stays sitting the longer it has to grow bacteria. When items are left to sit in water for long periods of time, the structural integrity of those items can begin to break down. The water should be safely extracted as soon as possible. Cleaning the water faster, you can help to prevent further water damage to your home. Since mold can begin forming in as little as 24 hours, it is important to begin the drying process as soon as the water has been extracted.

By following a few precautions, you can help keep yourself safe from the dangers of floodwater. 

SERVPRO Of Tarzana and Reseda Precautions and Storm Response

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician Helping Woman After a Storm Contact SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda at 818-881- 3636 today if you’re in need of water cleanup and restoration.

Storms and floods do a large amount of damage to your home. Storms can break your roof and send tree branches through your windows. Any time you’re facing storm damage, you need aprofessional to assist you with cleanup and restoration.

Why Professional Cleanup Is Important

If water leaks into your home you may think all you need to do is mop up as much as you can and then dry out the flooring. Often, though, this isn’t enough, especially when flooding has occurred. Water damage in your home is not always visible and the water you see is usually only a portion of the water that has entered your home. Our technicians know how to find all of the moisture and remove it before it starts topromote mold growthor cause other issues.

How Can SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Help?

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is a professional storm and flood cleanup and Restoration Company here to help you deal with all of the issues that come after water has entered your home. Our trained technicians are here to make certain your home is dry, safe, and mold-free after it’s been flooded. They can assist you in restoring anyarea that’s been water-damagedback to its original state, too.

Water Damage in Tarzana/Reseda Home - SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Basement SERVPRO uses every method available to return every property to a dry, safe condition. If you have water damage in your home, call us at 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda restoration technicians train to analyze your water damages, so they know which drying methods and equipment they need to use for your water loss. 

  • Humidity  levels are measured by the amount of water vapor in the air indoors compared to the exterior. 60 percent or higher indicates the air is saturated.  We use dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels. Dehumidifiers can lower moisture levels up to 20 percent in 24 hours. 
  • Evaporation is the process of water converting to vapor.  SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda technicians use extraction equipment to remove standing water. SERVPRO augments the rate of evaporation with dehumidifiers and exhaust fans to increase air movement.
  •  Air Movement  is increased using air movers to force air throughout affected areas.
  • Temperature  is an important factor. The preferred range to dry home is 70 to 90 degrees, SERVPRO engages the HVAC system if available. If not, space heaters are used to raise the temperature. 

Storm Damage Preparation in Tarzana and Reseda

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fallen Tree Get in touch with SERVPRO of Tarzana/ Reseda today for more information. Call today! 818-881-3636

Disaster can strike at a moment’s notice! Technology is working hard to help us be more aware of danger with more time to prepare before it hits. The Following is a few things that will help you be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Stay informed

Use agencies such as FEMA, local news channels, and local government on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in a storm damage situation. 

Get in Touch

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date to insure communication is available with family, friends, business contacts, and others whom you may need to get in contact with before, during, or after a disaster.

Mark Yourself Safe

The American Red Cross offers a Safe & Well check-in site to list yourself as safe or find family and friends in situations where communication is difficult to establish. Facebook also has a feature called Safety Check that is activated after natural disasters or a crisis.

Charge Up

Keep a portable charger in your car and home in case of an emergency. You may need to recharge this from time to time. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how Storm damage can affect your property or business. 

Completing All The Papaerwork for Your Flood Claim

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we work with insurance companies and homeowners to ensure all cleanup processes comply with the insurance industry standards in the event an insurance claim does need to be filed.

 Make sure you file a claim as soon as possible, and everything complies with the needs of a Standard Flood Insurance Policy. This will help ensure you are paid within days of the flood not months.

SERVPRO technicians will take photos of the damage, document inventory of your possessions, and coordinate with both you and your insurance adjuster to ensure clear communication.

A successful cleanup begins with immediate and thorough monitoring of the situation. SERVPRO Tarzana/Reseda uses a variety of advanced equipment to evaluate the extent of damage before extracting, disinfecting surfaces and drying your home.  You are in good hands with us.

Why SERVPRO? Community Focused Local Expertise!

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of a fire truck @ SERVPRO we are part of the community.

At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we are far more than just experts in fire restoration, water damage repair, and storm damage help.  We’re part of the community.

Our owners and employees live and work right here in Tarzana and Reseda. We are guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster and we treat every home and business as if it’s our very own. SERVPRO is the name you can count on for professional 24hour emergency services with the personal touch that always puts neighbors first. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda specializes in commercial and residential water damage cleanup services. Whether you need fire restoration for your building and your inventory, or an emergency response to contain the effects of water damage, we have 26 years of experience and the expertise needed to manage every detail of our jobs. We offer cleaning by IICRC certified technicians following EPA standards.  SERVPRO is trusted by some of America's largest insurance companies, property owners, & managers! 

See why SERVPRO is 26 years strong! 818-881-3636

Emergency Flood Cleanup Service in Tarzana & Reseda

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van and equipment in warehouse Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda anytime at 818-881-3636.

When you need emergency flood & water damage cleanup, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is here to help.

Floods can be stressful, and wreak havoc on your commercial or residential property. Most people don't know where to begin because this is a new experience, that's where SERVPRO comes in.

If you need a trusted water remediation company, here are several reasons you should give us a call.

1.) SERVPRO is a trusted name, and we have the experience and know-how to handle any size of water damage. Our family-owned franchise has been in business for 27 years!

2.) We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

3.) We are locally owned and operated. Our owners, Brandon and Patrese Hedding, care deeply about doing quality work and having great customer service. 

4.) We guarantee our work. If you are unhappy, we promise we will do everything we can to make it right.

5.) We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

After Wildfire Comes Storm Season - SERVPRO Tarzana/Reseda

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employees bringing equipment to a water loss Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

It is so important to remember as Southern California comes out of wildfire season and the dry hot summer months just how nature and water react to the charred debris, lack of foliage, and loose soil. A combination of Fire, Strong Winds, and Rain Storms, are the perfect recipe for disaster in our Tarzana and Reseda communities.

In Los Angeles County, California, we don't see rain very often.  So it is when we least expect it that emergency situations occur due to flooding, flash floods, & rainstorms. 

In order to prepare, inspect your home and property and look for excess debris, hazards, and loose branches. If your home is in the Hills, does your home have trenches that re-direct the rainwater? Do you have retention walls? Be aware of the warning signs. Always have an emergency flood plan ready.

Check out Ready.gov for more information on how to protect your homes against Flash Floods and Mudslides or any natural disaster.  

Call SERVPRO to help you in case of flood, fire, water damage, or mold. 818-881-3636

WHY SERVPRO? We are Highly Trained!

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO packing contents Trust the professionals @ SERVPRO 818-881-3636

There is a lot of science that goes into our products and processes. At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we use that knowledge every day in our daily routine.

The  SERVPRO Training is Rigorous 

  • Initial franchise training
  • On-going web-based training 
  • Astringent IICRC certification
  • Hands-on training 
  • Lead-Safety training
  • Subrogation training

This is just a quick overview of what our technicians are trained to anticipate. Many ask the question “What is the best drying plan when Water Damage occurs?” and the truth is each job will require a different plan. At times other factors can impede the drying process. Because of all these possible factors, there is no one 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 818-881-3636

24/7 WATER DAMAGE SERVICE PROVIDER IN RESEDA, CA

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and floating debris in a Reseda, CA home Got Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 818-881-3636

 WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?

Sometimes moisture can cause baseboard separation from walls. This is a good indicator that there could be water damage affecting this wall and the wall cavity inside. Often the loss is caused by leaky pipes, condensation, faulty appliances, etc.

In this case, a refrigerator line leaked causing the inside side of the wall to swell and the water-saturated wall caused the baseboards to shift away from the wall.

Saturated drywall becomes soft and no longer holds the nails in place that are used to attach the baseboards to the wall. When this occurs, the baseboards are completely removed from the wall and inspected for mold growth. In most cases, we will either drill holes in the drywall under the baseboard line or, a flood cut is then performed to remove the affected drywall and expose the framing. The framing will then be properly dried before the drywall is replaced.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is IICRC certified in mold removal and applied structural drying. We have 25 years of experience in helping our customers.

For any questions regarding water damage, mold mitigation, or cleanup services please call us at 818-881-3636 today!

Who do I call for Wildfire Fire Damage Restoration in Tarzana and Reseda, CA?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and fire damaged home in Tarzana, CA Smoke and fire damaged home in Tarzana, CA Call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

At SERVPRO, we know the importance of being ready. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is always ready to help our local community during a fire. Call us 24/7818-881-3636

Listen to Authorities- If your home or business is advised to evacuate from fire, don’t hesitate. Be ready to leave immediately!

Warnings and AlertsSign up for local alerts right to your phone.

Prepare your Home- Use fire-resistant materials when building your home. Keep your home and yard clear of debris and other hazards that can lead to fire ignition.

Emergency Plan-Have an evacuation plan. Also know your local shelter information. Once you’ve made out of your home, what comes next?

Important Documents-Have important papers in one fire-proof container so you can grab immediately without having to search for things during an emergency fire evacuation.

Supplies-Have an emergency supply box ready to go. Include non-perishable food, medical supplies extra clothes.

Our local Woodland Hills community knows that when those Santa Ana Winds come over the hills, they can bring a lot more than just dust and heat. Prepare yourself this Wildfire Season and call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24/7.

WHAT MAKES SERVPRO OF TARZANA/RESEDA DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS IN THE INDUSTRY?

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded gym in Tarzana, CA Flooded gym in Tarzana, CA requiring SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to come to the rescue. 24hr. Emergency Services 818-881-3636

Whether you contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda with a small slab leak, or a huge flood in your home or business, you can rest assured thatour team of certified IICRC professionals will be ready to assist you.And whether you call us at 5:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m., SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda will be available to take your call

We are happy to be of service for water damage, floods, storm damage, and other water emergency. We take pride in providing each of our customers with our exceptional customer service for 26 years. We go above and beyond the call of duty by guiding our customers through the process from start to finish while working alongside your insurance to help you get back to good. Here at SERVPRO of  Tarzana/Reseda, we do more than just the water damage clean-up and restoration. In fact, we build relationships with our customers and pride ourselves in focusing on excellent customer service, fairness and mutual respect.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO ACT FAST WHEN YOU HAVE A WATER DAMAGE?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

infrared camera showing water loss Infrared cameras help show our technicians where the water damage is so we can act quickly.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is very critical. 

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda! 818-881-3636 A delay of just a few hours can really increase the severity of water damage and cause secondary damage.

When there is a water leak in a home or business, the water moves fast as it spreads and saturates the area’s it comes in contact with. As the water spreads, it is also being absorbed into the drywall, floors, personal items and upholstery. Paper goods, books and photos swell and show damageOur team is well known for our quick response and immediate attention to your emergency.

WHEN YOU ARE SEEKING SERVICES FOR YOUR WATER DAMAGE YOU NEED AN EXPERT TO GUIDE YOU THRU THIS CRISIS. WE SPECIALIZE IN WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION FOR 26 YEARS AND IT IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

Call now for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

Commercial Restoration Services in Tarzana and Reseda, CA - SERVPRO

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Our SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of property restoration. We are available—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency services so that you can have peace of mind knowing we’ll respond right away to your commercial building damage. We believe in the importance of ensuring that our customers are happy and well taken care of. No matter how difficult the restoration process, we want to ensure that you understand the steps and are confident in our technicians. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda understands that your business may depend on our ability to provide efficient, effective restoration services for fire, water damage, mold, smoke, soot, and biohazards. You can have confidence in our team.

Call Now for a free inspection to your business. 818-881-3636

Why SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for your Commercial Restoration needs?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

containment of open walls with plastic and blue tape SERVPRO can contain fire and water damage so further damage can not occur. Call 818-881-36536 for a free inspection

There is never a good time for disaster to strike your commercial business, especially in Tarzana and Reseda, California things can get out of hand quickly. Every moment spent doing fire or water damage restoration on your commercial property is time of lost business and production. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda will be there as soon as possible with any professional help you need and if you're not sure about the exact services you may need, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can can guide you through your restoration recovery process and handle things with your insurance company. You can let us know if you have and concerns or questions for us about commercial cleanup, to learn more about our commercial restoration services: Call Today – (818) 881-3636

How to Identify Mold in Your Business

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

CRAWL SPACE MOLD DAMAGE IN A COMMERCIAL BUILDING CRAWL SPACE MOLD? Call SERVPRO® of Tarzana/Reseda today at 818-881-3636. Our IICRC certified professionals will be here to help 24/7/365.

At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we understand that dealing with water damage and mold is not fun, especially when it affects your commercial property and your business. Not only are you losing money when your business is closed, but you could also be putting the health and safety of your employees and customers at risk. Commercial water damage and mold restoration is usually more complex than residential water damage restoration and requires a professional approach and experienced personnel such as our SERVPRO team. We know just how much  time is of the essence and that business has to continue as soon as possible and here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda  we completely understand and respect that. We know what it takes to repair your business and we are ready to help 24/7!

Here is how to identify the warning signs of mold:

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

  1. Investigate if you smell a musty or mildew-like odor. That is a good sign that there is a presence of mold.
  2. Communicate with your staff about indoor air quality.
  3. Call a professional. SERVPRO offers free inspections to help you determine if you have a problem that needs the attention of a professional.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

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With so many different water restoration companies out there, why should you choose SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda?

Our team from the start of this difficult process, do our very best in order to maintain a quick response time, professional customer service, and the best care. We are available 24/7 to answer your emergency call. We will do everything possible to make it out to you within 4 hours of first contact. We are mindful of our customers and their specific needs for every job and we take pride in doing our very best to accommodate these needs and to follow up to make sure you are satisfied with our work. Not only can we repair your damages, but we could help you to understand every step of the remediation process to reassure our customers that our service is the best choice for you.

Call us here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda today – (818) 881-3636

Why SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for your pack out and inventory needs?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO?

With dedication to our protocols in place, simple scheduling, and concentrated team efforts SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is readily available to you 24 hours a day when you need us most.

With every case of pack out, SERVPRO will do an inventory of all of your personal items. We catalog everything with photos and detailed descriptions, being mindful and diligent we don't miss anything in our evaluation.

Part of our service is cleaning every last salvageable item in preparation for storage. We will test several areas within your home and determine appropriate action. Once we determine the level of damage, we will thoroughly clean all surface areas and replace or re-paint if necessary Here at SERVPRO, we have the right expertise and equipment to make it happen. SERVPRO will then carefully pack all of your contents into safe storage while repairs are being made. We understand how this process can be difficult and we are here to help with anything you may need during this stressful process within your home.

Commercial Cleaning in Tarzana & Reseda, CA

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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The people of SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda specialize and are experts in the cleanup and restoration of commercial property after a damaging event. Our staff is highly and continually trained in all forms of property damage restoration. With initial preparation and ongoing educational training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility,  and regular IICRC-industry certification which designates a high level of understanding and practice in the cleaning and restoration industry, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Severe damage in commercial properties is often complicated and requires a knowledgeable and educated response plan. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small damage cleanup or a large-scale event, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda works quickly to assess each situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue while we restore your facilities. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up means lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency water damage, fire, or disaster arises in your business, give SERVPRO a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. 818-881-3636

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)

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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)

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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. 

There is Science Behind SERVPRO's Drying Process

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage occurs and you may grab a few towels to mop up the mess and maybe even place a fan or two facing the moisture. But the damage may be much more than you might think and there is actually a science behind our drying processes.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are highly trained in the science of drying down water damages and follow strict standards to help lower the chance of your property sustaining secondary damages. If you suffer water damage, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda will:

  • Inspect your loss to detect hidden moisture to help prevent secondary damage.
  • Measure how much moisture is in effected materials, monitor the materials to ensure proper dry down.
  • Speed up the process by using professional drying equipment.

How do we need to speed up drying times? Wet buildings can dry naturally as the environment always seeks equilibrium. When building materials are wet, moisture will naturally wick to drier air, but only if the air is, actually drier. The problem is nature often takes a long time and secondary damage may occur while the loss is drying, which could lead to mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda has the trainingand equipment to dry your home & business. We use state of the art monitoring equipment and proven scientific processes to help speed the drying of your property. Call Now for a free inspection at 818-881-3636.

THE P'S OF EVACUATION CHECKLIST: Wildfires in Los Angeles

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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Wildfires have become a common thing in Southern California and especially Los Angeles County. Tarzana and Reseda residents often suffer from smoke, soot, and odor following these deadly fires.  SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is here to help with all of it.  If you find yourself in a situation that you have to evacuate, we have prepared a list of things that you will definitely need.

When immediate evacuation is required, GRAB THESE P’S:

  •    People and pets
  •    Papers & important documents
  •    Phone numbers
  •    Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses
  •    Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
  •    Personal computer & hard drive 
  •    “Plastic” (credit/debit cards) and cash

It is not necessary to wait for the authorities to issue an evacuation order. If you feel threatened, then evacuate early. It is always the safest option.

When the smoke clears and you are ready to get back to good SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is here for you 24/7 818-881-3636. 

Fire Cleanup Help SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we train our technicians to always work closely with homeowners and businesses. We provide specialized services to help you to get through any crisis. If you require fire, smoke, or soot cleanup and restoration services, just give us a call 24/7. 818-881-3636 We are always here to help.  

In addition to fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO also offers accompanying services to help get you, your belongings, and family back to normal asap following a fire damage incident. Our technicians are trained to mitigate fire damage in your home but also to provide cleaning and inventory services and negotiate with insurance companies for you. We are also licensed contractors and can do the repairs after fire damage to your Tarzana or Reseda home.

Inventory -  
With software and tracking technology, our SERVPRO team takes inventory of the contents in your property going room-by-room photographing, cleaning, and packing for you. Not only does this help you to better understand what was lost in the fire, but it also helps when filing your claim with your insurance provider

Moving Services - 
Our technicians move out and store your contents while your property is being restored. This goes with our inventory services as one will generally accompany the other. 

Knowing that your belongings are safe and cared for is our primary goal.  Call SERVPRO to learn more about our packing, inventory, and moving services.818-881-3636

Avoid Health Hazards From Flood Damage

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Southern California and Los Angeles rarely get rainstorms and flooding. In extreme cases of flooding chemicals and toxic waste end up in the floodwaters that infiltrate homes and commercial buildings during storms. 

This is why it is very important to seek professional advice when dealing with floods in Woodland Hills.  SERVPRO deals with severe water damage on a daily basis and has been for 25 years. Our priority is to reverse the storm damage, eliminate all traces of toxic materials in the water & restore your property to the original condition.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda knows that flooding can be stressful, but flooding from a storm tends to make home and property owners feel helpless. With the support of SERVPRO, you don't have to be concerned. We can help you take back control and get repairs started quickly. Call us 24/7 @ 818-881-3636.

Steps to Developing an Emergency Response Plan

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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  1. Review your objectives for the plan you plan to implement.
  2. Identify any hazards or threats.  
  3. Assess the availability and capacity of resources you plan to use. Such as people, emergency response teams, and equipment available.
  4. Contact public emergency services e.g., LAFD, LAPD, and emergency services like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to determine their response time to your facility and help you make a plan.
  5. See if there are regulations regarding emergency planning at your address and put the regulations in your plan.
  6. Plan actions for safety evacuation, shelter, shelter-in-place, & lockdown scenarios.
  7. Develop emergency procedures using FEMA's Emergency Response Plan Template for Businesses.
  8. Practice your plan so people can fulfill their roles and responsibilities.
  9. Facilitate exercises (ready.gov) to practice your plan.
  10. Emergency Planning Information

Call SERVPRO to help you set to all up https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/gettingstarted (ERP)!  818-881-3636.

3 Steps - After You Have a Water Damage

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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You should already begin extracting water and moving your belongings!

Water damages are stressful situations.  As long as you take these 3 steps while you wait for  SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to arrive you’ll have the situation under control.

 Here are some important steps to take if you have water damage in your home or business.

  1. Shut off the water!  Before mitigation can begin, the first thing to do is to make sure the water damage isn’t getting any worse. For example, if the source is a broken pipe, make sure the water has been shut off and the pipes have been fixed by a reputable plumber.  
  1. Remove as much water as possible  SERVPRO will begin extraction upon arrival, but you should do as much as you can to keep the water from spreading. The faster this is addressed, the less damage you will have to fix. So get as much water out of your property as possible so a restoration company can begin drying ASAP.
  1. Move furniture and belongings out    Move the affected room’s contents to a dry area. When furniture, fabrics, books, and other objects sit in water for too long (24-72 hours), they can get affected by mold. 

Flooding, leaks, and water damages are common but most homeowners don’t deal with them very often. When disaster strikes most people don’t know what to do or who to call. Fortunately, we clean up and mitigate water damages daily and have been for 25 years. Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 818-881-3636 now!

How SERVPRO is Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Performs Cleaning and Disinfecting Services For Businesses and Homeowners

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has slowed or halted most local businesses and kept homeowners home and feeling uncertain.  This has been a  huge strain on everyone. In addition to cleaning and disinfecting homes in Tarzana, Reseda, and Los Angeles, CA, SERVPRO is committed to continuing to help local businesses stay open. We have precautions to keep our employees and our customers safe by following both OSHA and CDC protocol.

Even though we have offered cleaning and disinfecting services to local businesses and homeowners for over 25 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crucial.  Many businesses have contacted us to schedule preventative or proactive cleanings.  Some to clean after confirmed cases.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda follows CDC guidelines to target hotspots and all areas in danger of spreading pathogens. The CDC has recommended the use of labeled hospital-grade disinfectants with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. SERVPRO has several EPA-approved products of our own that meet those standards. We also have earth-friendly and environmentally safe cleaning products.

Call SERVPRO to schedule a free estimate 818-881-3636

Know your Evacuation Plan!

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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In Southern California and Los Angeles County, you may have to evacuate quickly due to a wildfire.  Here are some tips to help you get prepared:

  • Plan and learn your evacuation routes, practice with your family, including pets, and identify where you will meet.
  • If you have to evacuate to a temporary shelter, bring items that can protect you, your family, and those around you from COVID-19. Bring things like hand sanitizer, cleaning materials, and two masks per person (excluding children under 2 and the elderly).
  • Follow instructions from local sources and the proper authorities. They can keep you up to date on the latest recommendations in our community and help with the appropriate safety measures to keep you safe.
  • Review the CDC’s suggestions for “Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” COVID-19

In these trying times, safety is first.  Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda  818-881-3636 for more tips or help cleaning up after disaster strikes.

Mold Problems Identified!

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Finding the answer means being on the lookout for what are very likely to be invisible clues. Your employees should be educated on the signs as well.

Your staff may not think twice about water stains on a ceiling or your walls, but the damage may often be more than just that one spot. Discoloration of drywall or ceiling tiles means that moisture has already caused a problem.

Here is how to identify the warning signs of mold:

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

2. Investigate if you smell a musty or mildew-like odor. That is a good sign that there is a presence of mold.

3. Communicate with your staff about indoor air quality.

4. Call a professional. SERVPRO offers free inspections to help you determine if you have a problem that needs the attention of a professional.

Call SERVPRO® of Tarzana/Reseda today at 818-881-3636. Our highly trained IICRC certified professionals will be here to help 24/7/365.

Tarzana and Reseda Prepare for Wildfires!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

firefighters on the front line If you have fire, smoke, or soot damage call now! 818-881-3636.

Wildfires are fires that burn in natural areas like forests, mountains, or flatlands. Wildfires spread quickly and can devastate areas, & communities.

Here's how you can be prepared:

Warnings and Alerts

Prepare Your Home

  • Buy a hose that can reach any area of your property
  • Clear leaves, debris, or flammable materials for at least 30 feet from your home
  • Use fire-resistant materials when you build, renovate or make construction repairs

Know Your Local SERVPRO

  • Have an Emergency Ready Plan 
  • Visit our website for tips
  • Call for help or information
  • Let us do the dirty work

How Does a Business Recover from Category 3 Water Damage?

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

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To recover from a contaminated water flooding event (Category 3), it is very important to have professionals specializing in water damage repair and restoration to thoroughly clean your building and decontaminate.

Make sure the company is certified in category 3 damage like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda. Our professionals can ensure you meet OSHA and EPA standards at your place of business for the safety of all employees and clients.

Using a professional cleaning company can help reduce the spread of dangerous pathogens, expedite reconstruction of damaged structures, and help with recovering salvageable materials, inventory, and fixtures.


Recovery from a floodwater event in your business is not easy. Do not risk your health and the health of your employees by trying to restore hazardous water damage in-house. Call the professional at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda instead. 818-881-3636

Are You Disaster Ready?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Flame engulfed building SERVPRO is here to help 24/7. 818-881-3636

LAFD says: "Los Angeles is at risk for multiple disasters. Disaster preparedness not only consists of having a survival kit in your home, place of business, and your car, but it is also the knowledge that can travel with you wherever you go. The LAFD Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Unit provides disaster preparedness training courses throughout the City free of charge, year-round. Training course options range from in-depth multi-week CERT Training to single-day courses on various emergency preparedness topics." 

Who knew that they had such great resources?  Here is the link if you would like more info on disaster preparedness for your Tarzana or Reseda, CA home or business. 

https://www.lafd.org/safety/disaster-preparedness

It is better to be safe than sorry!  If you have suffered a disaster whether it be fire damage, storm damage, water damage, or mold,  You can trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to help get you back to good,  Call now for a free estimate 818-881-3636

What is personal protective equipment?

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda uses personal protective equipment on every restoration job we do especially water damages due to the high moisture content in the air.  

What does personal protective equipment mean to you?

Personal protective equipment "PPE", is equipment worn to decrease exposure to hazards that cause illnesses. Personal protective equipment includes items like gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, and full-body hazmat suits.

SERVPRO supplies PPE to our crews to ensure their and your safety. We train each technician to use personal protective equipment and to know:

  • When it is necessary
  • What kind to use
  • How to properly put it on
  • How to adjust, wear and take it off safely
  • Limitations of the equipment
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment

If your home or business suffers a water damage you can rest assured that we are using the proper PPE to ensure your safety.

Can SERVPRO Also Rebuild After Fire or Water Damage?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician smiling and leaning against a green truck Trust 25 years of experience to restore your property from loss to completion. Call 818-881-3636 for a free inspection.

Benefits SERVPRO's Complete Service Provides

You can expedite the damage recovery process by relying on one company to perform mitigation, restoration, and construction in Tarzana & Reseda homes and businesses. Rather than getting estimates from separate mitigation and restoration companies and having to take time to go through the entire loss again, an owner of a home or commercial property can provide an insurance adjuster with a single estimate and know that they are being taken care of from start to finish. Here are the benefits SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can provide for customers.

1. Streamlined Schedule
A full-service restoration contractor can offer property owners and insurance companies a timeline that accounts for the duration of the recovery process. If additional work is needed, it will be easier to adjust the schedule without trying to work around other companies.

2. A Coordinated Effort
When more than one company is involved in a restoration project it is necessary to fully communicate and verify all requirements. This can ensure that the process of mitigating and construction repairs goes smoothly.

3. Complete Restoration
 Rather than worrying about miscommunication or differences in opinion, a single professional can develop a unified plan. This can prevent delays and help to ensure that a restoration effort will be complete and to our client's satisfaction.

4. Covered Losses 

Insurers are more likely to cover claims that involve work done by a company with a 25-year track record of successful damage restoration and rebuilding construction projects. Look for a one-stop-shop to mitigate and restore fire, water, and mold damage in Tarzana & Reseda, CA.

Vacation Preparation: Before You Go

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding under a sink Don't return home to this! Take precautions before you go.

Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but it gets negated if you return to discover that your home or business flooded in your absence. Whether you need water pipe repair or simply turn off your water main, you can protect your home and business against leaks and water damage by these safeguards.


Common Leak Sources

Before you leave it is important to complete a walkthrough of your property. There are several appliances and fixtures in your home that could leak while you are gone:

• Toilets
• Sinks
• Water heaters
• Refrigerators
• Washing machines
• Dishwashers

Always visually inspect these items before you leave for an extended period of time. Make sure all hoses and supply lines are intact, and if you find a broken or leaking pipe, have it repaired by a qualified technician before you go. Look for damage such as rust, mineral deposits, or cracks that could indicate a leak.


Inspect Your Drainage Systems

Ensure your gutters are clear of debris. Inspect your downspouts so you can rest assured that rainwater can flow freely through them. 

If you return home to discover you need water pipe repair. Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 818-881-3636. But if you take a few precautionary steps, your home is more likely to remain safe from flooding and you won't need us at all!

Why Should I Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fire crews on the line at a fire loss When disaster strikes, call SERVPRO 24/7/365. 818-881-3636

How Does the SERVPRO Restoration Process Work?

If you have a fire in your Tarzana or Reseda home or business, it may seem like all hope is lost for a quick recovery. However, there are definite steps that our restoration crews take to bring your property back to the pre-fire loss condition:

  •   Debris Cleanup and Removal – Fire leaves charred materials and widespread debris. Your local SERVPRO team works diligently to carefully remove all debris so that we can work on the next phases safely.
  •   Moisture Detection – Water from the fire extinguishing often leaves a lot of water damage. We have moisture meters and infrared cameras that allow us to find these areas so that proper drying ensues.
  •   Demolition –  Various construction materials or structural elements may need to be demolished. Our team removes the fire-damaged materials. 
  •   Surface Cleaning – This helps to remove staining and residue from various surfaces. Our technicians use specialized methods and earth-friendly cleaning products to make sure that no further harm comes or poses the threat of health hazards.
  •   Deodorization –  Deodorization is critical to get rid of odors and smoke particles. SERVPRO has advanced deodorization equipment and products that help neutralize any tough odors.
  •   Sealing/Repainting –  Some cases call for further measures than just cleaning. Our team reseals or repaints damaged surfaces to keep smoke and soot odors from bringing back reminders of the fire.
  • Reconstruction - Our SERVPRO in house construction crews bring it back to like-new condition and sometimes even better! 

Trust the professionals @ SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24 Hour Emergency Services.  Call now for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

Four Things You Need to Know About Water Damage in Tarzana & Reseda

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with "Mold Damage?" lettering Don't let water damage turn into MOLD damage. Call SERVPRO now 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda tells you four ways to begin the recovery process after water loss:

  1. Contact your insurance carrier immediately.

The second you discover water damage let your insurance company know so the claims process can begin. Your agent might give you tips for protecting your property from additional damage and may refer you to a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO (you are not obligated to use the specialist they recommend).

*Note: not all water damage is covered by insurance so review your policy carefully.

  1. Time is of the essence when you have water damage.

Once water seeps into carpets, hardwood flooring, walls, furniture, paper, and anything else in its wake, it will destroy your belongings. Drywall will disintegrate. Wood swells, buckles, warps, and rots. Electrical equipment can short out, causing hazards. Mold will begin to grow.

It’s usually best you get a professional assessment of your situation to determine the extent of the damage. Professional water-damage specialists like SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can begin the restoration process and prevent additional damage.

  1. You’ve got less than 48 hours to dry out before mold sets in.

Mold spores are everywhere. Give them a wet environment—like a soaked carpet or damp drywall—and they’ll multiply like wildfire. You have 24 to 48 hours to dry your space before the spores multiply into a worse scenario than just a water loss.

Mold remediation is complicated and is best left to specialists who have the right equipment, certifications, and cleaning supplies to get the job done correctly.

  1. Water may be contaminated.

An overflowing dishwasher, leaking pipes, or burst water heater release clean water. But, again, time is not on your side. “Clean” water that’s been sitting around causes bacterial growth within hours.

 Sewage backups, toilet overflow, storm-drain water, and other polluted waters that enter your home can be dangerous to your health. Attempting to clean these up yourself is a bad idea. Get professional help from IICRC certified water-damage experts.

If you’ve experienced water damage Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda now 818-881-3636

Water Damage Removal Near Me? SERVPRO is Here 24/7!

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

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If you need professional water damage remediation services, don't hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for help.

SERVPRO Sends Expert Technicians to You 24/7/365

Water damage is stressful and costly for anybody. However, for anyone who owns a business specifically, it can be a significant loss for your establishment and make it that you are less likely to reopen it things are not addressed quickly. Here at SERVPRO, we don't want you to have to keep your doors closed any longer than possible. If you find damage on your property, trust us, we can help you.

Imagine how dealing with flooding, pipe breaks or any water damage might affect your business. First and foremost, water is never good for equipment, structure, or your store's stock or contents. Secondly, your store cannot run while water is puddled on the floor, potentially pushing your hard-earned customers into your competitors' hands.

Can SERVPRO Help Clean Up the Water Fast?

Our technicians are expertly trained and IICRC certified and we're always ready to help. Don't hesitate to call if the damage happens:
    •    During the night
    •    On a weekend
    •    Over a holiday

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda knows water damage waits for no one. It is never a good time to have water damage. So SERVPRO makes sure we're always available, no matter when you need our services.

How to know if you have a slab leak in your foundation?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Water puddling on a hardwood floor. Early detection can help save $$$. Call SERVPRO now. 818-881-3636

Have you been wondering if you might have a slab leak?  What should you be on the lookout for?

The 7 signs that you have a slab leak include:

  • A sudden, unexplained huge spike in  your water bill
  • Warped hard flooring
  • Damp carpet 
  • Mold or mildew (visible or odor)
  • Decreased water pressure
  • The hot water heater is constantly running
  • Areas of your floor that are suddenly hot

Early detection is very important when it comes to a leak in your home’s slab foundation. If slab leaks are left undetected and unfixed, it can eventually lead to thousands of dollars in water damage and structural damage to your home.

If you suspect a leak, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda. We will come to your home or business to give you a free evaluation and estimate.  Call now 818-881-3636.

Keeping All of Your Emergency Info at Your Fingertips

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we offer a FREE app called Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for commercial and residential properties. This helps you to be more prepared in case of damaging events such as property fires, large water damages, or and size disaster.

SERVPRO’s ERP provides a digital “one-stop” for business owners, homeowners, and property managers to have all of their key contacts and pertinent information about their property in one place.

Our SERVPRO Marketing Representatives can assist you in locating and marking various important areas in and around your property such as shut off valves and electrical panels. We compile vendor lists and emergency contacts then upload important property documents to the ERP app for your private use. This service is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection via our app. You can provide critical information to the people who need it most in the event of an emergency in seconds.

Interested in learning more about creating an Emergency Ready Profile for your business or home?? Give SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda a call at 818-881-3636, We’re Always Here to Help!

Professional Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

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To help reduce the chances of your Tarzana or Reseda home or business incurring water damage from flooding or storms, take precautionary measures now:

  • Clean out roof gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters allow water to back up onto your roof, increasing the chance of water intrusion into your home or business.
  • Remove loose debris from your yard. Debris, such as fallen tree limbs or unsecured lawn furniture can become dangerous during heavier winds.  These items can cause structural damage, such as broken windows, which can lead to water intrusion in your home.
  • Follow the instruction given by local officials to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

If your Los Angeles County home, commercial property, or business experiences a water damage loss, rest assured that SERVPRO is Here to Help.  Our highly trained and experienced team offers emergency water damage services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We arrive quickly and begin to mitigate the damage day or night.  For more information about our services, call 818-881-3636. SERVPRO - We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is no stranger to wildfire emergencies.

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire background with place marker fire symbol Here to help 24/7 with Fire, smoke, soot, and odor restoration in Tarzana & Reseda

SERVPRO knows that when Santa Ana winds start to blow, wildfires can start quickly causing smoke, soot, odor, and fire damage. One thing you can rest assured of is our expertise when handling fire damage recovery in Tarzana & Reseda, CA.

There are many ways to protect your home against wildfires. Check out readyforwildfire.org for information on how to help protect your home or business.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda comes 24 hours a day when the unthinkable has already happened. Here is how we help, get your life back in order:

Contents: With every case of Fire damage, SERVPRO will inventory all of your personal items. We catalog everything with photos and detailed descriptions, taking care we don't miss a thing. This makes it easier for you when filing an insurance claim.

Contents Cleaning: Part of our service is cleaning all of the salvageable items in preparation for storage. SERVPRO will test fabrics to determine the best method of cleaning for your furniture, upholstery, bedding, art, and specialty items as well.

Pack-Outs: SERVPRO packs all of your contents for safe storage while repairs are being made. We understand how stressful this can be and we are here to lessen the burden. Don’t worry about hiring movers, we make the move for you.

Structural Cleaning: Smoke & Soot can seep its way into your walls and carpet. Once it settles, you may require a deeper cleaning. We will test several areas within your home and determine appropriate action. Here at SERVPRO, we have the right expertise and equipment to make it happen.

Ceilings & Walls: Once we determine the level of soot and smoke damage to your walls, we will thoroughly clean all surface areas and replace or re-paint if necessary.

Deodorization: Offensive odors come hand in hand with fire and smoke damage. With our Ozone Generator, we can trap the offensive odors and remove them from the room. It doesn’t just mask the smell with fragrances as other products do. Our Ozone machines oxidize organic odors such as smoke, pet odors, mildew, organic pollutants, without harmful chemicals as SERVPRO uses earth-friendly green products.

Have questions or need us today? Give us a call! 818-881-3636

Commercial centers need SERVPRO to certify that it is clean!

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield 24/7 Cleaning and disinfection services to keep you in business. 818-881-3636

To Tarzana and Reseda restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers, and retail stores, hygiene is the most important aspect of getting back to business during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Customers judge stores and restaurants not only by the items available but the overall experience that an establishment presents. Safety is a big part of the experience. Store owners should keep their stores clean, disinfected, and presentable at all times since the COVID outbreak. This not only enhances a customer’s experience and safety but also increases their likelihood to return to the store for future purchases.  Here are some of the reasons why hiring SERVPRO of Tarzana & Reseda to Certify Clean regularly makes perfect business sense.

Advanced Equipment - SERVPRO has specialized cleaning equipment for COVID-19 fogging & many other types of services including power/pressure cleaning, special event cleaning, and routine disinfecting.

Clean Environment - Trained professional cleaners are experts at completing the job quickly and effectively. We ensure the ‘proper’ sanitizing of floors, toilets, desk, and other surfaces that people come into contact with frequently. You can ensure that all the areas are free from disease-causing microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses.

Peace of mind - Hiring SERVPRO's professional cleaners on a continual basis takes away the burden of cleaning and sanitizing from employees and makes it our job to certify the safety of your customers.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda a trusted leader in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Give us a call anytime! We work after you hours to ensure you are ready for business 818-881-3636.

How is SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda helping in the fight against corona virus?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is providing proactive cleaning services for customers that want to protect themselves, their families, and their employees from Coronavirus.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda takes to the front lines in pandemics and emergency situations. Our highly trained professionals have been fighting pandemics for years and adhere to all CDC safety Guidelines when doing so. We help our community stay healthy and ahead of the curve when it comes to health hazards.

Proactive cleaning should be performed by trained professionals. SERVPRO has environmentally safe cleaning products for sterilizing and disinfecting that combat airborne and direct contact viruses, bacteria, and germs. We always allow for proper use and cleanup of all solutions in order to provide maximum effectiveness & sterilization.

Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. So how does it work?

  • Consult: Not all scenarios are the same, so we’ll tailor a unique cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on our agreed-upon plan, expert deep clean is provided using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions.
  • Certify: Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shields posted in front windows. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents a commitment to the comfort and security of homes, employees, customers, and the community.

So when you see the certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can have confidence that the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration is here to help.

If you or anyone you know needs preventative or proactive cleaning for their home or business, contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda we are happy to assess your needs and help provide you with peace of mind during these trying times.

SERVPRO will be here to help with Covid-19 cleanings

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

Table signs with SERVPRO certified clean on them Preventative and actual exposure Covid-19 cleaning. Call now 818-881-3636

At SERVPRO we have your business covered for COVID-19 preventative disinfecting and sanitizing services. Whether your business needs a one-time cleaning or a scheduled cleaning on a routine basis, SERVPRO is here to help make sure you have a safe place to reopen and stay open.

It is important for not only your safety but the safety of your employees, and patrons, that you call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda if you suspect Coronavirus presence or possibilities in your business. Even the most cautious people can spread the virus unknowingly increasing the risk of hazardous exposure.

To protect your business' and community's health, call experts at SERVPRO. We can effectively and safely remove coronavirus infestation. Your business is worth the phone call to SERVPRO to ensure the safety of all.

Why the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO® Today at 818-881-3636 To Get Started!

Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster by Planning For it NOW

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business or residential property, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

A FREE assessment of your facility.

– This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

– It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.

But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

– This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes your local SERVPRO® of Tarzana/Reseda Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

– You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

– This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

– Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance

of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management. It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile® containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

How to Protect Your Home or Business In a Flood Zone

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing for a flood. If your home or business has recently suffered from flood damage, then contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 818-881-3636.

Each year property owners face the possibility of flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or burst piping. It’s important to stay prepared & to protect your property if it's near a flood zone. Although you can’t completely stop a flood, you can minimize the impact that water has. Below are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading & destroying your property.

 Have a Plan of Action

The best thing you can do if you think you live in a flood zone is to have a plan of action in advance. Here is a list of things to consider:

  • Store all important documents in a watertight secure container.
  • Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & any other valuables.
  • Contact your marketing representative at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda in advance and set up an Emergency Ready Plan for protecting your home & getting a quick service response after a flood.

 Invest in Flood Barriers & Sand Bags

Let’s face it, some homes are more susceptible to water damage. Lower flood water, however, can be contained by simply laying out sandbags & setting up flood barriers around your doors. Even if some water manages to get, sandbags & flood barriers can reduce the water damage & can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

 Rethink Your Home’s Construction

If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, then invest in components that are waterproof or create a tighter seal around the structure. Some of these include:

  • Concrete flooring instead of wooden floorboards
  • One-way valves in your plumbing to prevent water backup in the plumbing system
  • Waterproof all of your electrical outlets
  • Cement render & lime plaster
  • Water resistant window & door frames
  • Flood skirts around brick homes

Helpful Updates & Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is Here in Your Community & Here to Help!
  1. Update on taxes: Tax Day is now July 15, 2020.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has announced that the government is, "moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties."

  1. Update on Student loan payments are extended for 60 days.

The Department of Education announced that student loan borrowers will be able to suspend their federal student loan payments without a penalty and without accruing interest for at least 60 days. 

  1. Resources if you lose your job as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your work has been compromised or you think it may be, read here. & please share with anyone who could use this information. Thank you for helping us help one another.

  1. Check in with your overall health & wellness

 If you’re able to over the next few days, check out these resources for looking after your overall wellness. Bring your stress level down with these simple steps:

 Stay positive. Laughter has been found to lower levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the arteries, and increase "good" HDL cholesterol.

 Meditate. This practice of inward-focused thought and deep breathing has been shown to reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure. Meditation's close relatives, yoga and prayer, can also relax the mind and body.

 Exercise. Every time you are physically active, whether you take a walk or go for a jog, your body releases mood-boosting chemicals called endorphins. Exercising not only helps you destress, it also protects against heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your heart muscle, and helping you maintain a healthy weight.

 Unplug. It's impossible to escape stress when it follows you everywhere. Cut the cord. Avoid the internet and TV news. Take time each day — even if it's for just 10 or 15 minutes — to escape from the world.

 Find ways to destress. Simple things, like a warm bath, listening to music, or spending time on a favorite hobby, can give you a much-needed break from the stressors in your life.

 Therapy or coaching can help provide clarity. Find affordable online mental health resources.

 Escape. Here are some free virtual getaways.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636 today

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform 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:

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

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

Water Damage from Dishwashers: Common Causes & Solutions

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Not all Waterfalls are Pretty Let the experts at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda assist you with your water damage!

How long before dishwasher water damage occurs?

Dishwasher water damage can occur within just a couple of hours. You get home, turn on the dishwasher, walk away and watch TV for a while, or run a few errands, only to come home and find a pool of water on the kitchen floor. The first reaction should be to soak up as much of the water as you can, because the longer it sits there, the more likely it will cause permanent damage.

Some flooring materials are more prone to dishwasher water damage than others, such as wood or bamboo. Wood will absorb water quickly, causing your flooring to warp and crack. Make sure to effectively dry out the area ASAP so you can avoid as much damage as possible.

Dishwasher water damage and what to expect

If you have never experienced dishwasher leaks or water damage before, you might not even know what you’re in for. Here is what to expect when you are dealing with water damage from dishwashers, including the common causes of leaks as well as what elements of your kitchen are most vulnerable after a leak.

What would cause a dishwasher to leak?

Common causes of dishwasher leaks include the following:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Dishwasher not level
  • Wrong dishwashing soap used
  • Broken door
  • Defective dishwasher tub

Your dishwasher leak can cause water damage in a variety of ways to a variety of different elements of your kitchen. Below are all susceptible to damage after a dishwasher leak:

  • Tile flooring
  • Wood flooring
  • Laminate flooring
  • Electrical wiring
  • Drywall
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint

Protect Your Home and Valuables from Water Damage

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Protect your home & valuables Look out for signs of water damage to your home & protect your valuables!

Whether you are purchasing a home or renting it, there are numerous things that people should pay close attention to, especially if they want to protect its value. Though there are many different types of problems that can compromise the integrity of a structure, one of the most expensive and horrific is water damage. Because water damage can occur in a wide variety of ways, it is essential for everyone to be familiar with what the red flags are as early as possible, to minimize all of the damages. Here are a few common signs that the owners and those that rent should recognize as early as possible.

Leaks in the Roof

As mentioned, there are many different signs of water damage in and surrounding a home. One of the most notable involves leaks in the roof. Initially, these leaks may start off small but can also become vast as time passes. These water leaks can also lead to brown spotted discoloring on the roof as well as holes that people can see through. Therefore, it is essential for the individual to review the roofing as soon as possible for a professional to examine and repair before further damage occurs. In some cases, the water damage can be so severe that it can impact the structure of the home.

Bubbles in the Walls

Other signs of water damage are also visible to the naked eye. Because water damage can be found in the walls of a home and in the floor boards, it is not uncommon for the walls to reflect a certain amount of damage too. For those who have an opportunity to see water damage spread, they should be able to recall seeing the walls of the home puckering up with defects like bubbles that can be seen on top of its surface.

Wet Carpeting

Leaks in the roof and bubbles in the wall may appear because of storm damage. However, water damage in a home is not limited to thunderstorms and rain but may also include flooding on the property too. So when the water rises too high, people may see wet carpeting that can eventually lead to mold damage if the water is not quickly extracted.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is a leader in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water damage condition.

Restoring Your Business After a Flood

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

25% of businesses that close after disaster events such as a flood never reopen When a Disaster Hits your Business call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636

Floods can be miserable ordeals, even with extensive preparation. They can spring up with little to no warning and saddle you with the responsibility of a lengthy, expensive restoration period. Your business could be underwater in a flash, and you could be faced with mounting repair bills and extended interruption to your business. But floods can also be regenerative. Large-scale damage to your business is an opportunity to rebuild and minimize potential damage and disruption that could be caused by future floods. If your business has sustained flood damage, do not panic. Think of it as a chance to fortify your business against future flood damage rather than nothing but a ruinous misfortune.

All in all, it is important to remember that water damage to commercial locations can be excessively harmful because it can quickly not only damage the building but also the contents inside.  Even minor water damage can impact a business’s productivity. Depending on the magnitude of water damage, the water must be removed, the infiltrated areas cleared, and an inventory of losses drawn out.  To minimize the extent of the leak, contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills. With our professional expertise our SERVPRO team can look after all your water damage restoration needs. We possess the essential manpower and technology to correct problems associated with water damage on commercial and business properties.

SERVPRO Offers Content Pack Out, Pack Back, & Storage Services to Your Commercial Property

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Pack Out  For more info & to verify that content cleaning and restoration services are offered in your area, contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636

If your business suffers water, fire, smoke or mold damage, the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO are the premier choice for content restoration and pack-out.

Content Pack-Out

There are scenarios that require business content removal and relocation for prompt and thorough cleaning and restoration. If a business suffers fire and smoke damage, for example, it is often easier, more secure and cost-efficient to take certain contents to another location for restoration work.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda provides complete pack-out services. We will carefully and respectfully take the contents of your home or business to be restored, packed, and delivered to an off-site facility. The pack-out process involves meticulous documentation to ensure your items receive the best possible care, including photo documentation, identification numbers and detailed lists.

  • Artwork
  • Documents
  • Books
  • Photographs
  • VHS and DVD media
  • Clothing
  • Electronics (televisions, computers, stereos, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Rugs
  • Retail Inventory

Storage

Meanwhile at a SERVPRO restoration location, your items are stored in a secure, climate-controlled environment. They remain there until the cleaning and restoration process is complete.

Content Pack Back

After content cleaning and restoration, items are returned to your business using the same inventory procedures and documentation employed in the pack-out process. Your items are loaded, transported and delivered with great care and then reconciled with original pack-out inventories.

Content cleaning and restoration is offered at SERVPRO locations and on select jobs and services performed. The availability and scope of content cleaning and restoration varies by location, job, insurance provider (if applicable) and other factors.

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)

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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.

Know the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING.

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Storm Season is rapidly approaching SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda urges you to be informed

  • A National Weather Service WATCH is a message telling you that conditions favor certain hazardous weather conditions. For example, a severe thunderstorm watch means that a severe thunderstorm is expected in the next six hours. Within an approximately 120 to 150 miles wide and 300 to 400 miles long (36,000 to 60,000 square miles)area. 
  • A WARNING means that a hazardous event is occurring or is about to within an hour. Local NWS offices issue warnings on a by-county basis. 
  • More WATCHES are issued than WARNINGS. A WATCH is the first sign a flood may happen when one is issued, be aware of potential flood hazards. Floods can tear out trees, destroy buildings and bridges. They also often carry debris and can trigger catastrophic mudslides.
  • Be prepared flash floods and head for higher ground. Even a low level of fast-moving flood water produces a lot of force, and the most dangerous thing you can do is to try walking, swimming, or driving through floodwaters. As little as two feet of water will carry away most automobiles.

Now that you know the difference, be prepared and stay safe. 

Call SERVPRO at 818-881-3636 

Practicing fire safety in your business

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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These tips may save you time and money and keep your work safe:

  • Have high-quality smoke detectors installed on or near the ceilings of your office. Include storage areas, warehouses, and outlying buildings.
  • Installing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the same areas is a wise choice. 
  • Ensure that you have multipurpose fire extinguishers in several areas of your property.  Make sure your staff knows where they are and how they are used.
  • Schedule HVAC  inspections on a regular basis.
  • Create an escape plan and take steps to ensure that everyone understands it. Post your evacuation plan in public areas so that both your staff and customers are aware of where to go in the event of a fire.
  • Second story buildings should have an escape ladder.
  • Post warnings near any elevators that they are not to be used in case of a fire.
  • Contact your local fire department for tips.
  • During repair or remodeling of your business, make sure fire-resistant materials are used whenever possible.

Call the team here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda for assistance if you have a fire. 

The key to controlling mold is moisture control

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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Mold spores can’t grow if elevated moisture levels aren't present.  If there is a moisture problem in your home or office, you must fix the water issue or the mold will return or continue to grow.

Never clean the mold with bleach.  Since it is a water-based chemical you will hide the presence but ultimately feed the mold. It is important to wear protective clothing if trying to clean mold yourself. Better yet, playing it safe and call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to ensure the clean-up gets done right the first time. SERVPRO uses high-tech mold removal methods and equipment in the remediation process, including:

  • Moisture meters
  • Humidity gauges
  • HEPA filtered vacuums
  • Borescope Cameras (to view potential mold problems inside walls without damaging them)
  • Thermographic cameras 

 If you suspect that mold is affecting the health of those in your home or office space, please don’t wait—mold problems should be addressed within 24 to 48 hours.

To learn more about mold remediation, call SERVPRO today! 818-881-3636

Containing Flood Effects Before They Destroy Tarzana and Reseda Homes 

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

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No matter what weather conditions have allowed flooding in to your Los Angeles County residence, the situation can quickly get out of control without the appropriate cleanup, mitigation and containment.

While Tarzana and Reseda homeowners often consider cleanup and recovery to be projects they can manage on their own, flood effects can become too widespread, hazardous, and detrimental to your property to overcome without SERVPRO's specialized equipment, training, and qualified personnel to assist. 

With a fast response to all flooding situations, your home is in good hands with our IICRC certified technicians. SERVPRO has 24 years of experience in disaster relief scenarios and this combined with our extensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

We are knowledgeable leaders in the industry helping customers to recover quickly after loss incidents within their homes.

Call SERVPRO @ 818-881-3636 for a free inspection.

Why Should You Hire SERVPRO for Your Storm Related Water Damage Restoration in Tarzana or Reseda, CA?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

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One of the largest benefits of hiring professionals to address Storm damage, flooding, roof tarping, fallen trees, and water damage to your home, property, or business is the reduced burden of having to do the job on your own. It takes a lot of work, energy, and time to restore properties and contents following flooding. The professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda have the skills and tools needed to remove water quickly and determine the damages to the structure of your property and even your foundation. Your contents will be inspected to determine whether they are salvable and then cleaned, dried, inventoried, then packed away safely to be returned and reset after SERVPRO provides you with construction services.

Choosing SERVPRO is an easy choice. Call 818-881-3636     24/7/365.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

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What is Black Mold?

You have probably seen all of the sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports are disturbing and confusing so it’s best to get the facts to understand mold a little better.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often referred to as called black mold. It does produce allergens and irritants. However, several types of mold produce allergens and irritants. Always treat any mold with caution, stay out of areas that have mold, and don’t touch or disturb the mold spores.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Many kinds of mold can cause reactions so you should contact SERVPRO regardless of the color or type of mold just to be safe. Often times, multiple types of mold may exist in the same place. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda right away. 818-881-3636

Preventing Water Damage Before it Happens

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

flooded gymnasium Most water damages are preventable. Use these tips to keep you safer.

Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda:

1. Be careful where you plant trees and shrubs

Many plants and trees have invasive roots. If you aren't careful, they’ll grow into your sprinkler system, pipes, and septic tanks. Always plan before you plant to keep roots away from water lines.

2. Clean out your gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, and sticks up there, it's time. On rainy days, a clogged gutter can divert water into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement so give them a good cleaning.

3.  Keep an eye on your water bill

With water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors of buildings, you might not know there’s a leak until it's too late. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water bill. If you get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a good sign that you have a leak somewhere.

4. Use a drain snake instead of chemicals

No matter how clean you are, clogs are going to happen. Chances are at some point you’ve used one of those chemical drain cleaners. Most folks don’t realize those chemicals are also eating away at their pipes. That’s why having a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs. 

5. Never pour grease down your sink

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink.  It can congeal and cling to your pipes and cause some serious damage and blockage.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda if you have any questions 818-881-3636

"Do It Yourself" Quick Tips to help prevent fires and floods 

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged bathroom with heavy smoke damage Most disasters are preventable. Call SERVPRO if you need help. 818-881-3636

  1. Clean your dryer duct at least once a year to prevent lint buildup that can cause a fire.  Clean off the lint screen after every use.
  2. Inspect the trees around your home for damage. A heavy branch can cause severe damage to your home.  Prune trees and examine the trees for cracks,  exposed roots, or brown leaves, which may be symptoms of illness or instability.
  3. Check the caulk in your bathroom and re-caulk every few years to prevent water damage.  It's important to replace it in order to prevent mildew, mold, and water damage.
  4. Clean out your gutters twice a year to prevent water damage and pest infestations. You may need to clean the gutters more often, but doing it during spring and fall is a good rule.
  5. Check to make sure smoke alarms are working and fire extinguishers are charged so you're always prepared. Once a year, you should replace the batteries, vacuum around the vents, and spray the outside of the smoke alarm with insect repellent.
  6. Scrub down your kitchen range hood to keep your air clear and prevent a grease fire. Start by wiping down the outside of the hood with soapy water whenever you clean the rest of your surfaces, then clean the filter every 2 months. To do so, just soak it in hot, soapy water, then rinse it off and let it air-dry before re-installing it. 

 SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. We also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.

Fire Prevention in Your Business

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with fire in the background Are you doing all you can to ensure the safety of your business?

The easiest fire prevention methods are usually overlooked. Some of the easiest ways to avoid needing fire damage restoration services are usually some of the quickest to do. Inspect these items today and set reminders accordingly:

  • Smoke Detectors - Experts say that you should check these once a month and replace batteries once a year.
  • Fire Extinguishers - Check your fire extinguisher to see when it expires and who to call to replace or service your extinguishers. Depending on your fire marshal’s standards, you may need to have your extinguisher certified.
  • Fire Exits and Exit Signs. Can you clearly see exit signs? Can you easily get to them? Consider having a fire drill to ensure clients and employees can get out of the building in the event of an emergency. There are some local and state guidelines that businesses have to follow to stay up to code. Take a minute to read up on these laws.

Keeping safe is important. By taking the time to make sure fire safety is taken care of, you can protect your investment.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is locally and family-owned and operated. We are part of this community too. When you have a smoke or fire damage emergency, we’re nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – 818-881-3636

24 Hour Emergency Service For Your Business

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged walls with drywall removed For 24 Hour Service Call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is always here to help commercial businesses in Tarzana, Reseda and surrounding communities.

A commercial building in Tarzana recently had a pipe break that discharged hundreds of gallons of water into an office space.  Water saturated the floors and ran under the walls.   The drywall had to be removed but luckily SERVPRO got there in time to save the flooring. 

It's the water you don't see that can cause the most problems.

Within one hour of being contacted by the facility manager SERVPRO was on site extracting water and removing baseboard to facilitate drying. Affected walls were removed so the dehumidification process would be effective.

Once building materials were dry and sanitized the rebuild could begin.  

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda responds to water damages 24/7/365. Call 818-881-3636

SERVPRO - After Fire Tips

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

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These tips can help you get your life back to normal as quickly as possible after a fire.

1. Call your insurance company immediately. 

Your insurance company can guide you through your options based on your insurance coverage. They can also offer detailed instructions about what you need to do to file a claim based on their requirements and your needs. This step is essential to make sure you receive the compensation you need for covering the costs.

2. Use caution-

Avoid causing any extra damage to your house by tracking soot and water to other areas. Additionally, exposure to soot particles and toxic materials via skin, ingestion, and inhalation are very dangerous. 

Don’t enter your home until you have been cleared by the authorities. Once you’ve been given clearance, be aware of hazards. Watch out for exposed wires, wet floors, and compromised structures.

3. Secure your property-

It’s common for there to be broken windows and doors after a fire. Your property needs to be properly secured. SERVPRO's fire restoration board-up service can help you minimize further damage from things like weather, vandalism or theft.

4. Make important calls-

Many people think about calling their insurance company, but there are other important calls to make after a fire. Call your landlord or mortgage company, and any utility providers will need to be contacted.

Also, inform the police that your house will be vacant so officers are aware to look for anything suspicious. Notify your employer and your children’s school make sure they are aware of short-term changes that will come with restoring your home.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda wants our team to be part of your team! Call us at 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Flooding Tips

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

standing water on a wood floor Use these tips while you wait but call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

Flooding can occur even in dry weather due to unexpected blockages to the sewer system around your home, broken appliances, toilets, and broken pipes. Here is a list of things you should know about flooding in your property:

Preventing flood damage

- Clean your roof’s gutters and downspouts and divert water 6 feet away from the building

- Get an automatic emergency generator to provide you with electricity during blackouts

- Purchase a sump pump that can drain water from your property and prevents water from rising during a storm

- Seal openings or cracks in the walls, floors, foundations and windows of your house

- Install porous pavement around your home to help absorb rainwater

- Ensure that your drainage systems and plumbing are functioning properly

- Check all of your appliance hoses to make sure they are in good repair

We're here for you 24/7 just call 818-881-3636

Don't Let Water Damage Turn To Mold

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

flooded hallway in an office building Water damage quickly turns to mold Call now 818-881-3636

Trust The Professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Here are the facts about mold and carpet:

Just because mold is not visible on carpet doesn’t mean that mold growth is not in progress. Mold is usually only visible on the surface of carpeting in severe cases –such as would commonly occur when the carpet has remained wet for extended periods of time after flooding.

Carpet that has been exposed to flood damage or any standing water for any length of time usually needs to be disposed of because conditions are perfect for mold growth. Even if visible mold growth has not yet started, it’s highly probable that it will happen unless the carpeting is removed, cleaned and dried within 24 to 48 hours. Even then, removing it and cleaning it is not guaranteed to prevent mold growth.

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. 

Call Now for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

SERVPRO Not Just Fire & Water Cleanup

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment outside a water damaged window Well Equipped to Handle Your Disaster 818-881-3636

It's easy for people to connect SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to fire and water damage restoration and mold remediation. 

SERVPRO is at the forefront when it comes to helping in a disaster. However, there is much more to us than just fire and water clean-up. We also are here as advisors and mentors for anyone. You could be wondering if damages are worth filing a claim and potentially getting dropped by your insurance company.  SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is here to help with information on costs and services any time. Just give us a call and we're happy to help. 818-881-3636 

RESTORATION SERVICES IN Tarzana and Reseda

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Cleaning

Water Extraction

Dehumidification 

Air Scrubbing

Containment Barriers

Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Move-Outs and Pack-Back Services

Contents Restoration and Storage

Document Drying     

Contents Claim Inventory Services 

Biohazard, Crime Scene, Hoarding and Vandalism

Carpet, Upholstery, & Drape Cleaning

Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors 

Deodorization

HVAC and Duct Cleaning

Have questions?  Call now! 818-881-3636

 

Properly Trained and Certified SERVPRO Water Damage Team

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged wood flooring with standing water still present It is usually much worse than it looks. Call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

SERVPRO has the equipment to ensure successful remediation of your water-damaged property.

Here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we have top-of-the-line equipment to service your business or residence after water damage. We have experienced professionals and have been able to consistently offer more than adequate service to all of our satisfied customers for 24 years. In fact, we attribute our success to our convenient service response guidelines:

  1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

(from the moment that we get notified, we'll contact you within an hour)

     4. Within four hours (often much sooner)  of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.

That's right, in less than three hours after notification, we'll be there, by your side to take care of business.

     8. Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

Clarity is key in all our operations. After all, a water-related incident can be overwhelming so we take the time to make sure that everyone is on the same page and well informed.

So rest assured, as all of our clients have, water mitigation is one of our many specialties and another way in which we can protect our community. 

24 Hour Emergency Services
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SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda "Like it never even happened."

Call Us 24/7/365 (818)-881-3636

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SERVPRO Helping Restore Damage to Your Business

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

fans on an electrical board in a commercial business We have the equipment and know how to get you back to business quickly.

A water line break created standing water in this Tarzana, CA business. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda worked around the clock to restore the effected area and prevent any secondary damage. We know that commercial water damage can cost a business thousands of dollars and keep your doors closed. It is always our goal to help keep your business running as flawlessly as possible through the restoration process.

What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask many questions:
Your contact information
Your insurance information (if needed)
The street address of the water-damaged business
When did the damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available?

For help restoring your business or commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Restoration Start to Finish

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged debris under a house The soot and fire damage penetrates to the ground. SERVPRO cleans it all.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda also performs construction services after your fire damage? With 24 years of fire, soot, and smoke cleanup knowledge, it makes sense for our clients to have the option of having their reconstruction services performed by the people who already know that the damage is and have a relationship with them.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda  has been performing licensed contracting work in California for 18 years. You can trust that your remodeled kitchen, bath, garage, whole house, or business will be in knowledgeable and skilled hands.

If you have a fire, smoke, soot, water or mold problem call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to perform your restoration start to finish. Call today for a free inspection. 818-881-3636

Businesses Trust SERVPRO to Be There When They Call.

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water soaked carpet in a commercial building Don't wait until the damage gets worse. Call SERVPRO now! 818-881-3636

SERVPRO Has Speed of Service

Damage to your Business or commercial building can begin quickly. Within minutes of a flooding or water damage disaster, water will spread throughout the surrounding area and saturate walls and fixtures, furniture and valuable documents. The initial issues may be limited to paint damage or floor staining. However, within 24 hours, drywall will begin to disintegrate, furniture can break, and odor can permeate. After 24 hours, mold and mildew can infest, rusting can begin, and serious health hazards may emerge. These are all reasons to have emergency water damage repair in your business handled by a professional.

Trusting the Experts at SERVPRO

Recovering from water damage emergencies requires highly trained professionals who are experienced in performing emergency water damage repair. These individuals know how to deal with mold, sewage, carpet cleaning, odor control, and different types of contamination. Properly certified technicians are highly trained and carry multiple certifications ensuring you get back to business quickly.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24/7 @ 818-881-3636

SERVPRO - Water Damage Services Outlined

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Road crews clearing the road after a flash flood Flash flood season is coming soon SERVPRO can help! 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Water Damage & Flood Cleanup

This is an example of the processes we use to mitigate your water damage

  • Water loss site inspection, evaluation, and documentation
  • Water damage mitigation and
    extraction services
  • Initiation of the drying process
  • Lift/remove the wet or damaged carpet (as needed)
  • Dispose of wet carpet padding (as needed)
  • Use of air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Moving, blocking, padding and inspection of  furniture to facilitate drying 
    of carpet and structure
  • Inspect for mold in affected areas
  • Apply antimicrobial  agents to stop
    bacterial growth
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Insurance claim help with direct insurance billing
  • Packout and storage of contents during mitigation and construction
  • Construction services
  • Move back and reset of contents after construction
  • Complete customer satisfaction

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

A Properly Trained and Certified SERVPRO Team At Your Service!

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mud and water flooded in a home Call SERVPRO if the damage is too much. We're here 24/7/365. 818-881-3636

Why Should You Hire SERVPRO for Your Water Damage Restoration?

One of the biggest benefits of hiring professionals to address water damage to your home or business is not having the burden of having to do the job on your own. It takes lots of work, energy, and time to restore properties following flooding and water damage incidents. Our professionals have the skills and tools needed to remove water quickly and determine the damages to the structure of your property or even your foundation. We also offer construction services.

With this, you will have peace of mind knowing that SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda has taken care of everything that’s affected by the flooding and has treated and dried your property to prevent mold growth. Even though the cost is the reason why the majority of people will try doing it on their own, they will most likely save money through hiring professionals in the long run.

Evaluate your time, loss of income, to extra work to dry your area and consider the damage’s extent. If you think it’s too much for you to handle, work with professionals at SERVPRO who can extract water properly and quickly and get you back in your home, property or business quickly.

SERVPRO Cares About You and Your Pet's Safety

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Dog under an umbrella looking sad in the rain Emergency preparedness isn't just for humans.

Pet Storm Preparedness tips from SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda -

Did you know that most dog and cat owners don't have disaster preparedness plans for their pets? SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda urges you to make sure this isn’t you.

You should make a disaster kit for yourself and family. While you're at it make one for your pets too. (This includes medical records and medication, food and water with can openers, leashes, and carriers.)

Tips:

  • Bring pets indoors at the first sign of a storm. Animals can become confused and inadvertently run away from home during a disaster.
  • Arrange a safe haven for you and your pets during an evacuation. Do not leave pets behind.
  • Store an emergency kit—with items such as pet food, bottled water, medical records, a blanket, a flashlight, and leashes—as close to an exit as possible.
  • Make sure all pets wear collars and tags. Also, have your pet microchipped in case of a lost collar. 
  • Place a rescue alert sticker to your front home to let rescuers know that there are pets inside.
  • Choose a caregiver to take care of your pet in the event you are unable to.

SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 for your Emergency Restoration needs!  818-881-3636

Fire Cleanup Help 24/7/365 SERVPRO

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

fire damage with the ceiling, walls and entire structure burnt If you need help please call SERVPRO 818-881-3636.

Fire Cleanup Help SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Can Help

Experiencing fire loss can be the most difficult and trying time anyone may experience. When a fire happens our life is turned upside down. Relocating your family or closing your business and figuring out a lifetime of personal property and memories is overwhelming, to say the least. To maintain a normal everyday life, one must handle work, home life, and now the insurance companies' demands. The process of dealing with the insurance claim can be devastating in itself. Full recovery involves managing mitigation, packing, storing, inventory and handling your personal property loss, all while trying to maintain your personal life. We have done this for 24 successful years.  Call us any time even if it is just to ask questions.

SERVPRO of Tarzana Reseda is here to help 24/7/365.  818-881-3636

Experts at Removing the Odor Left Behind From a Fire

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire smoke and soot damage to a staircase and living area Don't let the odor and soot keep you from moving back into your home after a fire. Call SERVPRO 818-881-3636

SERVPRO Removing the Odor Left Behind From a Fire

Sometimes it looks like the fire restoration is almost complete, but the smoke from a fire has left a telltale odor that continues to linger.   SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda has the training, experience, and equipment to remove the odor permanently. In fire damage situations, SERVPRO will remove all of the belongings out of the room and then perform an odor sealer application to remove all smell of the fire remnants.  When you move back into your home, you don't want to be reminded of the fire. We guarantee it.  We make your home "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 24/7/365 for a free initial inspection. 818-881-3636

Why your business needs SERVPRO in an emergency

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding in Reseda business professionally restored by SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

The SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda professionals are expertly trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns when addressing water damage, mold, and fire restoration events. We strive to fully restore the damaged area while working with your insurance or within your budgetary constraints if you have to cover the costs yourself. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda understands that every hour spent closed 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.

Flooding, water damage, and fire damage occurrences in commercial properties are often complicated and involve issues that require a professional. Whether it is a small water cleanup, or a large scale disaster, we work quickly to assess each situation and restore the damaged areas. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property

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Image of SERVPRO vehicles lined up and ready for service SERVPRO - Well equipped to handle your emergencies.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda's employees are experts in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property. After water damage, fire, mold, vandalism, and biohazard occurrences we arrive to help with your emergency any time you call. We have on-call technicians ready to help you even if it's 3 am. Our staff is equipped with the latest technology, equipment, skills, and knowledge to restore your property quickly and efficiently. 

All of our employees have these Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda to restore your home or business 24/7/365. 818-881-3636

2 Ways Water Can Get in During a Storm.

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Well equipped to handle any size disaster

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Tips for Storm Damage -

Yes, there are 2 ways water can get into your home, office, or warehouse. From the top and from the bottom. If it comes in the property from the roof it is usually because of faulty shingles or gutters that were not cleaned.  Please clean your gutters!  The damage is definitely an inconvenience but, fortunately, it is usually covered under your insurance policy.

If it enters from the base of the property, it is called groundwater infiltration and this type of water damage is most likely not going to be covered by your insurance policy. You will need to make sure the drainage works all around when preparing for winter storms.  But make no mistake about it, the damage needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. 

What to do:

Start by turning off the power in that area. (remember electricity and water are a bad combination) Be sure you know what you are doing.  Remove the standing water by using a wet/dry vacuum, mopping it up, or using a sump pump. If you have fans, bring those in to circulate the air and dry out the space. Hint: If there is any evidence of mold, do not use the fans since this will spread the spores. If the water level can be measured in inches, you need to call in a professional.  The water remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556

Storm Restoration Done Expertly

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Tarzana office submerged after a storm

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda is a premier emergency storm restoration company. We are experts with 23 years of family owned and operated experience that insurance professionals, property managers, and homeowners can rely on to tackle even the toughest jobs.

When you hire a national franchise like SERVPRO you know who will actually show up at your door. Our brand is tried and true. From SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda you get the very best trained technicians – every time. 

 From the initial water extraction to high-tech rapid structural drying, to the drying process, we are there every step of the way. We will coordinate all of the details with your insurance provider or building manager and bill them directly for our services when coverage exists.

Don't weather the storm alone.  Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 818-881-3636

SERVPRO in a Storm

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in a Reseda gym restored by SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

Expert Storm Cleanup Services SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

 Specializing in the Following Areas When you have a Storm Damage Loss:

  • Expert Water Extraction
  • Heat Drying
  • Floor Drying Systems
  • Dehumidification & Drying
  • Deodorizing & Disinfecting
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Contents Restoration
  • Packing
  • Inventory
  • Moving 
  • Content Storage
  • Stain Removal
  • Direct Insurance Billing

Regardless of the size of a storm damage, our IICRC-certified and highly trained technicians immediately begin the process of mitigation. With our advanced drying equipment and processes most properties can be dried quickly and in place. This allows you to get back in your property FAST. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is available anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We respond to your emergency and to help preserve your building and contents

If You Have a Water Damage Call SERVPRO Today

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster!

For Tarzana or Reseda Water Damage Cleanup 818-881-3636

SERVPRO knows that the safety and security of your facility and its occupants are your top priority. When a water damage occurs to your building, it’s imperative that you take immediate action to minimize the damage. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda helps our customers secure their properties quickly by providing them with 24 hour emergency restoration services from knowledgeable professionals.

No disaster comes with a warning! Whether you have suffered a large loss or a small one, when disaster strikes, lives are disrupted. No one is ever really prepared or ready for what comes next! The process can be overwhelming and devastating. Our SERVPRO team will help you navigate things until order is restored and financial recovery is secured.

Relax SERVPRO Has You

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SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Makes Water Damage Clean Up Easy!

Having a water damage  or any catastrophe is a stressful and traumatic event. Our highly trained professional water restoration technicians will make the water damage cleanup easy for you.

When you experience water damage in your home, property, or business you need the very best emergency water damage repair company – SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda. Our talented team of experts have helped thousands of home and business owners recover from all types of water damage losses. Choosing the right company is so important when protecting your investment of your home or property. This is why you should make your first (and only) call to the water damage experts at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda.

Mold Remediation Removal in Tarzana and Reseda, CA

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is trained, equipped, and ready to handle your mold problem

Mold damage in a home or business can be very difficult to mitigate.  

Mold can be especially difficult to remove permanently. Without an expertly trained and licensed technician performing the mitigation, the mold may not be completely removed, and it may grow back in a few months.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda is your local professional source for disaster restoration including mold removal, fire, and water damage of all types.

We have 24-hour emergency service, as well as Free Estimates on restorations by experienced and friendly technicians at an affordable price for self pay clients and often no charge to the property owner if the loss is covered my insurance.

Contact us today for a free, no cost, no obligation estimate. 818-881-3636

Why You Need to Choose SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold infestation Tarzana or Reseda?

We are trained, equipped, and ready to handle your mold problem

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda will guide you through every stage of the mold remediation and restoration process. We work simultaneously with your insurance provider to help get your property back in preloss condition as painlessly and quickly as possible.

SERVPRO's commitment to you, your property, your emotional well being, and your financial recovery, is the motivation that drives us to provide quality service that you can trust.  Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda for a no obligation consultation and free estimate. For emergency services you can count on us 24/7/365. You can also call  SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda for simple loss and cleaning services. Management companies and other professionals have for 23 years.

Is Your Pet Ready For DIsaster Too?

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Prepare for your pets too!

Pet Storm Preparedness tips from SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda -

Most dog and cat owners don't have disaster preparedness plans for their pets. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda urges you to make sure this isn’t you.

You would make a disaster kit for yourself and family, so make one for your pet. This includes medical records and medication, food and water with can openers, leashes, and carriers.

Tips:

  • Bring pets indoors at the first sign of a storm. Animals can become confused and inadvertently run away from home during a disaster.
  • Arrange a safe haven for you and your pets during evacuation. Do not leave pets behind.
  • Store an emergency kit—with items such as pet food, bottled water, medical records, a blanket, a flashlight and leashes—as close to an exit as possible.
  • Make sure all pets wear collars and tags. Also have your pet microchipped in case of a lost collar. 
  • Place a rescue alert sticker to your front home to let rescuers know that there are pets inside.
  • Choose a caregiver to take care of your pet in the event you are unable to.

SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 for your Emergency Restoration needs!  818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda - The Equipment to Weather the Storm

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - Trained and ready to help.


At SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda we have the equipment to ensure success.

Here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we use only top-of-the-line equipment to service your residence after a fire or water incident. Paired with experienced professionals, we have been able to consistently offer more than adequate service to all of our customers for 23 years. In fact, we attribute our success to our convenient service response guidelines:

  1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

     4. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.

That's right, in less than three hours after notification, we'll be there, by your side to take care of business.

     8. Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

Clarity is key in all our operations. Afterall, a fire or water related incident can be overwhelming so we take the time to make sure that everyone is well informed.

So rest assured, Fire  and Water mitigation are our specialties and another way in which we can protect our community. 

24 Hour Emergency Services
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SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda "Like it never even happened."

Call Us 24/7/365 (818)-881-3636

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Commercial Water Damage Expertly Mitigated

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster!

Water damage in commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances normal operations can continue while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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.

About SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 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.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

CALL SERVPRO 24/7/365 818-881-3636

Fire Damage Do's from SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to clean up fire , soot, and smoke damage


Here are some Do's for after fire damage.

* Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.

* Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, drapes, and carpets.

*  Blow or brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets.

* Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery,and carpets traffic areas.

* If electricity is off, empty freezer, and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open.

* Clean, and protect chrome on kitchen, and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.

* Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.

* Change HVAC filter.

* Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda if you need help!  818-881-3636

4 Things you cannot save after a fire.

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

When in doubt, throw it out!

SERVPRO knows that one of the hardest parts about recovering from a fire is deciding what you can and can't salvage. It’s hard to discard damaged items with sentimental value. Follow our advice and throw these four things away after a fire.

Non-Perishable Food Exposed to Heat, Smoke & Firefighting Chemicals

Food safety after a fire is a huge issue. It’s obvious that you should discard opened containers and anything stored in permeable packaging, such as cardboard, cloth or thin plastic bags. But what about food in cans or jars?

Sealed food may appear to be okay – however, if these items were close to the heat of the fire, they may no longer be edible. High heat can activate bacteria that cause food spoilage or create an undesirable taste to develop, even if the jar or can is intact. Toxic fumes can also contaminate food through sealed glass jars and aluminum cans.

Perishable Food 

Sometimes, but not usually, refrigerated and frozen food is salvageable after a fire. A well-sealed fridge could keep food at a safe temperature for about four hours.  If you come across any of these scenarios, throw it out:

  • It smells smoky in the fridge.
  • Soot has visibly penetrated the fridge.
  • The refrigerator lost power after the fire, and the food has been above 40 degrees for over two hours.
  • Perishable items have an odd odor.
  • Food in the freezer no longer feels cold and hard and has no ice crystals on it.
  • When you attempt to prepare salvaged food, it has an off-smell or flavor.

Medicines & Cosmetics

Your medicine cabinet and makeup bag are important places to check after a fire. Inspect the products stored here for signs of heat, soot, fire extinguisher dust, or other damage. If anything is warped or charred from the flames, throw it out.

Burned Clothing

Clothes, bedding, and other items can often be salvaged after a fire with the proper cleaning and deodorizing. However, if anything is burnt, throw it away. Especially considering your child’s or baby’s clothing.

The Bottom Line

Never attempt to salvage belongings that could put your health at risk. When it doubt, throw it out! If you have any questions or concerns about what can be salvaged in a fire, or if you need to schedule fire restoration services, please contact SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda today. 818-881-3636

Mold Mitigation & Restoration By SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold doesn't have to ruin your property. Call SERVPRO Now! 818-881-3636


SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda - Helping You Understand Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1 : Emergency Service contact SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 818-881-3636.

Step 2 : Inspection and Mold Damage Assessments.

Step 3: Mold Containment.

Step 4: Air Filtration.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold infested Materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings 

Step 7: Restoration

If you suspect mold don't wait. 

Call us 24/7/365 818-881-3636.

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Today! 818-881-3636

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage in Reseda, CA remediated by SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

Trust The Professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda to identify and remediate your mold.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Today – 818-881-3636

Storm Season is Coming! Tips for your Tarzana or Reseda Property.

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

What to do in a storm situation? Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24/7/365 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Storm Tips - 

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Call Us Immediately! 818-881-3636

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Have Questions? Call

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24/7  818-881-3636

How Bad Is It? Categorizing Your Water Damage

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage - SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda is here 24/7/365. Call 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda knows when your property has been water damage, you really CANNOT wait around for a convenient time to start the cleanup. Secondary damage from mold growth presents serious health risks so you need to act immediately.

Mold spores are everywhere and your wet carpet or drywall offers a good source of food and moisture for them to grow. There are different water categories based on where the damage came from and how it affected its surroundings.

  • Category 1 CLEAN :Water from a clean water source, like a fresh water line for a dishwasher. This water will not cause illness or any ill effects.
  • Category 2 GRAY:Water that may cause illness through contact. It may have bacteria in it.
  • Category 3 BLACK:Water that is highly contaminated. Contact can cause severe illness or death. Think sewage backup, an overflowing toilet, or storm waters.

 You have a 24 to 48 hour window from the time something gets wet until mold begins to grow. After that, mold will multiply astoundingly rapidly. When mold growth starts, you will need the services of a professional mold and water remediation service to safely remove the mold. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda is here 24/7/365.

To prevent the mold growth, you will need to get your property completely dry within a 48- 72 hour window. To do this, you can contact SERVPRO at any time.  We specializes in water damage restoration and emergency water extraction. We have the professional water removal equipment and drying equipment to get the job done as quickly as possible. We live by our slogan, "Like it never even happened".

Even though water may start out as Category 1, that doesn’t mean it will stay there. Any contamination that the water touches, such as dirty carpet or soil, can change your water damage Category to 2 or even Category 3.  Since standing water breeds bacteria, the longer the water is around, the worse the contamination of your property.

More contamination means that SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda's restoration team will have to use more aggressive measures to clean your structure and property, and it might mean that soft furnishings, like your carpet, the carpet pad, or even furniture may have to be discarded for your safety.

Water damage can be dangerous and expensive, so preventing water damage is an important part of home maintenance. But if you know the basics of what to do once it happens, you can prevent it from doing its worst.

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 818-881-3636 NOW.

Business Cleanup and Restoration Services

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in Reseda, CA

About SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

SERVPRO of Tarzana, and Reseda Are professionals that specialize in the cleanup and restoration of commercial businesses and residential property after a water damage. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial 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.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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.

Tarzana and Reseda's Premiere Commercial and Small Business Cleanup and Restorations Services

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

The Professionals at SERVPRO are always ready to help. 818-881-3636

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges - SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda is ready.

Water damage, and fire damage in commercial properties are often complex and have numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and professional response. Whether you’re dealing with a small water cleanup or a large scale event, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda works quickly to isolate the damaged area and restore your property. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

About SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

SERVPRO of  Tarzana, and Reseda 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.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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 Tarzana and Reseda 818-881-3636

Do's and Don'ts of Water Damage Cleanup - SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for a free inspection today 818-881-3636

TIPS THAT MIGHT HELP SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Do call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda to help! 818-881-3636

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Don't wait to get help call SERVPRO 818-881-3636 

24 hour emergency services.

Has Your Tarzana or Reseda Business Experienced a Loss?

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO team ready to help 24/7 818-881-3636

Commercial Services

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda knows that many modern residential buildings are now constructed from lightweight materials which are unlikely to withstand severe exposure to water. Ornate building features and contents such as carpets, curtains and valuable paintings are particularly sensitive to water damage. Mold or corrosion can develop and they may easily be damaged beyond economical repair or salvage.

Water Damage can present any number of problems for the real estate owner and property manager. The SERVPRO team has a wealth of experience in helping customers clean up water damage to premises and contents. We can assist in the assessment of damage, Clean up, and advise on the most appropriate protection measures. This will help reduce the total cost of damage and help eliminate the potential for additional loss.

 So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636 24/7/365

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SERVPRO "Like it never even happened." 

Commercial Water Damage in Your Tarzana or Reseda Business?

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Facing a Flood? Call Facing a Flood? Call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County For Water Damage Restoration For Water Damage Restoration in Tarzana and Reseda

If the worst happens, and you find yourself with a flooded business, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda should be your first call. We are the premier water damage restoration and mold remediation company for residents in and around Los Angeles, CA. No matter how large or small the project, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda has the emergency water damage repair strategies needed to bring your property back to its pre-water damaged state.

If you’re facing water damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Tarzana and Resedafor any and all of the following:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service: Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda any hour of any day. They will work with you to determine what materials and equipment they should bring to address your situation. Their technicians will arrive at your property quickly to begin restoration services.
  • Thorough Inspection Procedures: The professionals of SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda are trained to perform an extensive examination of your property address any safety concerns. They will also move any furniture or items that could create stains or marks on your flooring.
  • Superior Procedures And Equipment: The technicians undergo rigorous (and ongoing) training through SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility, and maintain Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) industry certifications. They use advanced water removal and drying equipment to restore your home efficiently. Throughout the process, they document the steps taken to ensure that your home or business is ready to be inhabited.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda is a proven and trusted leader in the industry, and as a locally owned and operated business, they are an invested member of the community. They will respond to a water damage emergency quickly to stave off secondary damage and mold. For more information about the services provided by SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda call (818) 881-3636 today.

What to Expect From the Fire Restoration Process and SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

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Fire and smoke damage is incredibly destructive, and should be responded to immediately with fire restoration services. Even after the initial fire has been put out, lingering soot and ash is harmful to persons and property. Inhaling soot and ash is harmful to your health. Infrastructure damage can let in rain or even create a security risk to your home. To ensure the health and well-being of your household, give SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda a call as soon as you can, once firefighters have left the area. Here’s what you can expect from ourrestoration service:

  • Initial Assessment: First, restoration processionals will survey the extent of the damage in your home, triage the situation, and devise a plan of action. 

  • Clear the Area: Everything that can be salvaged  will be immediately removed from the damaged areas, and stored in our secure warehouse or on your property if it is safe.  Forexample, electronics, furniture, upholstery, and other valuable items. Even if these items are smoke damaged, they can be treated and cleaned separately.

  • Mitigation: To prevent existing damage from worsening or causing additional problems, the fire restoration process will also involve setting up tarps and barriers (e.g. to cover roof damage), turning off gas or water lines, and other temporary fixes that are necessary while more permanent solutions are developed.

  • Clean Up: Once damage has been mitigated, restoration professionals can then start cleaning away all the ash, soot, and smoke stains from the walls and ceilings, and clean and deodorize your carpets. If the area was flooded, they may also perform water damage restoration.

  • Repair & Replacement: Some parts of your home or business may have become so charred that they require replacement rather than cleanup. At this stage in the process, your restoration professionals will replace cabinets, wall panels, door frames, electronics, framing, drywall  and other items that could not be salvaged.

In the unfortunate event you need fire restoration services, you can count on SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda to help life get back to normal. 

Don't Delay the Performance of Emergency Water Damage Repairs

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let your water damage turn int mold. Call today 818-881-3636

Water damage can be a disaster to your home. Incidents such as these demand quick emergency water damage repairs because any delay in remediation could have significant consequences for your house. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service in and around Los Angeles, CA We’ve encountered plenty of these situations and have advice about when to call for help.

Keep reading to learn why you should call a professional immediately for emergency water damage repair.

Speed of Service

Damage to your home can begin quickly. Within minutes of a flooding disaster, water will spread throughout the surrounding area and saturate walls and furniture. The initial issues may be limited to paint damage or floor staining. However, within 24 hours, drywall will begin to disintegrate, furniture can break, and odor can spread. After 24 hours, mold and mildew can infest your home, rusting can begin, and serious health hazards may emerge. These are all reasons to have emergency water damage repair conducted.

Trusting the Experts

Recovery from a water emergency requires highly trained professionals who are experienced in the performance of emergency water damage repair. These individuals know how to deal with mold, sewage, carpet cleaning, odor control, and different types of contamination. Properly certified technicians are highly trained and carry multiple certifications.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Professionals bring a wide range of equipment to the scene of any water emergency. Using the latest technology, they can remove not only obvious areas of standing water and water damage, but they can help detect and remove hidden moisture as well.

If you find yourself facing a water emergency, don’t wait. SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda will provide 24-hour emergency service for just these circumstances. Their highly-trained staff knows how to limit water damage, perform water extraction, and assist with water damage restoration. They’ll be happy to help you save your home from the worst effects of a water emergency. Call 818-881-3636

Preparing for Mold Removal in Tarzana or Reseda, CA.

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No matter how large or small the project, SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda has the repair strategies.

Mold is a tricky area of coverage in a standard homeowner’s insurance policy.

Most of the time, mold removal will not be covered and is always seen as the responsibility of the policyholder. However, in limited scenarios — such as an accidental plumbing leak — minor mold remediation may be covered.

Whatever risks your home faces, it’s important to review your homeowner’s insurance policy in detail to know exactly what type of perils you are protected from. If you find yourself in need of fire or water damage restoration, choose SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda for cleanup, repairs, and assistance with insurance matters. To learn more about how we will help, call a trusted representative today at 818-881-3636. 

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Helping Restore Your Tarzana or Reseda Commercial Property SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Infrared camera captures images of moisture that you might not know was there. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24/7/365

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 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.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

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 - FIRE-WATER-MOLD-BIOHAZARD 27/7 818-881-3636 

Storm tips for Tarzana and Reseda Residential and Commercial properties

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

For help restoring your residential or commercial space after a water loss, flood, or storm, call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636

Caught in the storm? Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda 24/7  818-881-3636

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

SERVPRO - Restoring Your Tarzana/Reseda Commercial Property After A Fire

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage in Reseda California. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda 24 hour Emergency Services 818-881-3636

What To Expect: 

When SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda visits your home or business after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire, soot, and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your home or business , call us right away at 818-881-3636. SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda will treat you and your family with empathy and respect, and your property with care. 

Tips

Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips, courtesy of the NFPA, can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home.

1. Watch your cooking- Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.

2. Give space heaters space- Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.

3. Smoke outside- If you must smoke inside, have sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.

4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach- Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.

5. Inspect electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections.

6. Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.

SERVPRO - Restoring Your Tarzana/Reseda Property After A Water Damage

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can help.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

knows that Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your residential or commercial space after a water loss, fire damage, mold infestation or bio-hazard,  or any disaster call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda at 818-881-3636. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.” 24/7 365 days a year. 

Tarzana and Reseda Residential and Commercial Emergency Services

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda Today! 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of  Tarzana and Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

Residential Services

Whether your Tarzana or Reseda home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Tarzana or Reseda commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire Safety SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

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Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips, courtesy of the NFPA, can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home.

1. Watch your cooking- Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.

2. Give space heaters space- Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.

3. Smoke outside- If you must smoke inside, have sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.

4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach- Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.

5. Inspect electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections.

6. Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.

Does Your Tarzana/Reseda Home or Business Have a Mold Problem?

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda has 24 years of experience in water damage and mold remediation.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 818-881-3636

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Hard at work to keep you cool...SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Moisture Reading SERVPRO of Fire Mitigation Professional and Equipment

We have the equipment to ensure success.

Here at SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda, we use only top-of-the-line equipment to service your residence after a fire-related incident. Paired with experienced professionals, we have been able to consistently offer more than adequate service to all of our satisfied customers, for years on end. In fact, we attribute our resulting success to our convenient service response guidelines:

  1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.

In other words, from the moment that we get notified, we'll contact you within an hour.

     4. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.

That's right, in less than three hours after notification, we'll be there, by your side to take care of business.

     8. Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.

Clarity is key in all our operations. Afterall, a fire-related incident can be overwhelming so we take the time to make sure that everyone is on the same page and well informed.

So rest assured, as all of our clients have, Fire mitigation is one of our many specialties and another way in which we can protect our community. 

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What to do when the storm hits Tarzana and Reseda

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial storm damage. Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

Storm tips for Tarzana/Reseda Residential and Commercial properties

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-881-3636 SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda "Like it never even happened"

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

Residential Services

Whether your Tarzana/Reseda home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Tarzana or Reseda commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636 24/7/365

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SERVPRO "Like it never even happened." 

Storm Season is coming to Reseda /Tarzana. Are you prepared?

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

Do's of Water Damage:

Contact us at SERVPRO we make it "Like it never even happened."

* Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

*Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.

SERVPRO of  Tarzana/Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

*Remove and Prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

*Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

*Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.

*Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

*Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

*Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

*Gather loose items, toys, etc, from floors.

Always trust the professionals to provide the best service in remediation or extractions for water damage or any other types of damage.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

Residential Services

Whether your Tarzana/Reseda home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Tarzana or Reseda commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

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Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere!

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 818-881-3636

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 818-881-3636

Taking the steps to get rid of mold Los Angeles

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment 818-881-3636
  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1 : Emergency Service contact SERVPRO near you.

Step 2 : Inspection and Mold Damage Assessments.

Step 3: Mold Containment.

Step 4: Air Filtration.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold infested Materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings 

Step 7: Restoration

Commercial Water Damage in Tarzana and Reseda

5/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage

Flooding and water damage events at Tarzana, Reseda and 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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

For Immediate Service in Tarzana or Reseda Call SERVPRO

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Family

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-881-3636

Residential Services

Whether your Woodland Hills, Tarzana, or Reseda home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Woodland Hills, Tarzana, or Reseda commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

IICRC Certified Professionals @ SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Ask the professionals

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Water Damage Timeline

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Act fast. SERVPRO can help.

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your residential or commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills/Tarzana/Reseda at 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Your Restoring Your Tarzana, Or Reseda Commercial Property After A Water Damage

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Leave the dirty work to us.

Flooding and water damage events in 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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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.

About SERVPRO of Woodland Hills/Tarzana/Reseda

SERVPRO of  Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda 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.

Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: 

  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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 Tarzana/Reseda Emergency Tips

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

 

SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda Emergency Tips

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

 

Understanding Mold

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold
  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the “typical” process:

Step 1 : Emergency Service contact SERVPRO near you.

Step 2 : Inspection and Mold Damage Assessments.

Step 3: Mold Containment.

Step 4: Air Filtration.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold infested Materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings 

Step 7: Restoration

Do's of Water Damage

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Tips on Water Damage

Do's of Water Damage:


* Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.


*Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.


*Remove and Prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.


*Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.


*Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.


*Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.


*Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.


*Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.


*Gather loose items, toys, etc, from floors.


Always trust the professionals to provide the best service in remediation or extractions for water damage or any other types of damage.


Contact SERVPRO we make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Safety Tips

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Tips

Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips, courtesy of the NFPA, can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home.

1. Watch your cooking- Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.

2. Give space heaters space- Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.

3. Smoke outside- If you must smoke inside, have sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.

4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach- Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.

5. Inspect electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections.

6. Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.

Flu Prevention

1/3/2017 (Permalink)

Tips on prevention of the flu

Strategies for prevention of the Flu:

According to the Center Of Disease Control and Prevention people may take action everyday to stay healthy in the wake of the flu outbreak.

* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol based hand cleaners are also effective.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

* Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

* If you get sick, CDC recommends you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Help prevent the spread of flu germs.

Homes and business can depend on their local SERVPRO franchise professional to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards, using professional cleaning products and EPA- registered cleaners and disinfectants.

 

Fire Clean Up Do's From SERVPRO of Tarzana & Reseda

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Do's after fire damage.

* Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.


* Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, drapes, and carpets.


*  Blow or brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes, and carpets.


* Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery,and carpets traffic areas.


* If electricity is off, empty freezer, and refrigerator completely, and prop doors open.


* Clean, and protect chrome on kitchen, and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.


* Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.


* Change HVAC filter.


* Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.


* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.


Call SERVPRO if you need help!  818-881-3636

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