Recent Fire Damage Posts

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 Overloading outlets & outdated kitchen equipment can cause fires or even explosions.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)

SERVPRO boxes for packing out contents Packout, inventory, boardup, and storage all in one company. SERVPRO 818-881-3636

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!

Fire Prevention Week

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flame engulfed building We are always here to help 24/7. Call SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda now! 818-881-3636

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. 

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

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.

Tarzana and Reseda Prepare for Wildfires!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

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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

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

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

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

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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.

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

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

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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.

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. 

"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.

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

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

Fire Cleanup Help 24/7/365 SERVPRO

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

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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

Fire Damage Do's from SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

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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

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. 

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

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

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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.

Fire Safety SERVPRO of Tarzana and Reseda

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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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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.

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