Recent Water Damage Posts

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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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

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

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

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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.

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

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

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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.

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

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

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.

 

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."