Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

Storm Damage Restoration in Tarzana and Reseda

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

Residential Storm Damage Types:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Know the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING.

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

mud from flashflooding Call SERVPRO 24/7 in an emergency. 818-881-3636

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 

Containing Flood Effects Before They Destroy Tarzana and Reseda Homes 

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle on a night time service call Day or night SERVPRO is here for you. 818-881-3636

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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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

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

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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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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