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Fashionable Feedback to Flood Damage in Century City - Plan Ahead With SERVPRO

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fashionable Feedback to Flood Damage in Century City - Plan Ahead With SERVPRO Your clients depend on the fashions in your particular store. Don't let them find a new favorite location after flooding. Contact SERVPRO fast.

Our Quick Response After Flooding can Save You Time and Money

The chic boutiques of Century City cannot afford the devastation of flooding after the record downpours seen in the past year. Flash flooding following heavy rains can be a retail crisis, especially since severe weather patterns causing harm are more common today. Fast and professional flood remediation is crucial to the health of your business when the risk becomes a reality.
 
Potential commercial flood damage to your Century City specialty clothing store is a constant worry. The intriguing and beautiful lines of women’s wear you feature are unique, one of a kind creations. Cleaning up after a deluge and simply reordering stock is an unsatisfactory option for this type of artisan endeavor. What you need is a flood recovery plan that caters to your needs, and we have the knowledge and experience to make that happen.
 
When your business relies upon exclusivity as a selling point, it is more important than ever to anticipate problems and solve as many as you can before a disaster strikes. SERVPRO offers commercial clients the opportunity to create an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile. One phone call to our office dispatches an experienced project manager to your store long before flooding or other water damage occurs. A thorough assessment of your operation and space inform our advice to you and helps us sketch out how we respond if you need our assistance in the future. We also recommend ways to protect your structure, fixtures, and inventory in case of a flood emergency.
 
You use our mobile app to enter information about your business, including your priorities should flood damage threaten your show floors, dressing areas, offices, customer service area and stock rooms. A diagram of your store’s physical layout and the names of your key staff and suppliers are archived for the SERVPRO team that arrives on the scene when flooding happens. To ensure that our efforts are not hampered by your absence, you are encouraged to designate one or more individuals who can direct the restoration effort should you be out of town or otherwise unavailable when the heavy rains create a problem.
 
If flooding does invade, SERVPRO crews arrive ready to follow the detailed plan devised with your input. Speedy, personalized approaches remove the water and get the structural drying on track while ensuring little if any of your special fashion inventory is destroyed.
 
Call (310) 390-7540 to initiate the design of an Emergency Ready Plan with SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. We work with you to be ready just in case flooding, or other catastrophes, affect your business.

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Professional Water Removal Services Make Getting Water Out of Your Century City Home Easier

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Removal Services Make Getting Water Out of Your Century City Home Easier Water damage in your home can leave you at a loss as to who to call for help. Contact SERVPRO and we'll help you with the whole process.

SERVPRO Technicians Help You Successfully Deal With Water Damage on Your Property

You might experience water problems on your Century City property from a broken appliance, damaged water heater, or plumbing issues that often lead to a flooded basement. When this happens, you need access to certified professionals that can respond to your situation quickly and begin working towards your home’s recovery immediately.

A professionally trained Century City water removal service makes your home look new again. With our 24-hour emergency response, we can help you limit your losses and prevent additional damages from forming. It only takes mold spores a short time to form on wet or damp organic materials such as carpet, wood, and drywall used to construct your home, which makes it even more important to act quickly.

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated by IICRC-industry certified technicians that perform quality water removal and other emergency services for homeowners on a daily basis. We are trained to explain services to customers in detail, keeping you informed about our progress as the process advances. We use a variety of advanced equipment and years of experience to return your property to normal after a flood.

SERVPRO technicians use water extractors, moisture detectors, and drying equipment of all shapes and sizes to assist with water extraction in your home. All of our methods and equipment are designed to produce quality results while maintaining a safe, healthy working environment. We communicate with your insurance company, providing all of the information needed to take the stress out of the process.

The training, both in-house, and formal certifications that each of SERVPRO’s technicians experiences before entering the field provides us with a unique perspective to home repair and restoration. If you are looking to gain access to experts who can help you make the most of the unfortunate situations you may face, call us.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood stands ready to deliver quality, expert solutions throughout Westwood as well. Our staff can handle anything you throw our way, contact our office at (310) 390-7540 to get the help you deserve, today.  

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Seek Professional Care of Mold Damage in Westwood

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Seek Professional Care of Mold Damage in Westwood When you see or smell mold in your home, it's time to contact SERVPRO for their remediation services. Cal quickly to contain the spread.

Quick Acting SERVPRO Technicians Find the Cause of Your Home Mold Infestation Quickly

A busy lifestyle distracts you from subtle signs that mold may be taking hold in one or more areas of your home. You may first notice a darkening of the wood under a cabinet or a musty smell in the bathroom. Small leaks add up to a growing problem. Eventually contacting a mold remediation company is your next step.
 
Mold damage in your Westwood home surprises you. When you see pictures in the media of mold colonies, they cover whole walls and hang down from ceilings. Typically the storyline concerns the aftermath of a major flooding event or a post-storm scenario. The more common manifestation of mold problems may not be so dramatic, but the concerns you have are just as real. We handle mold abatement whether it involves large area or one or multiple smaller spaces you desire professional assistance to solve.
 
Although a homeowner might attempt to eliminate mold growth with do-it-yourself strategies, there are many ways successful mold remediation is out of the reach of all but professionals. SERVPRO technicians spend hours learning about the lifecycle of molds and the challenges posed when remediating outbreaks. They practice careful containment and thorough removal, all the while pondering the source of the moisture that fueled the initial growth, and how to eliminate it.
 
First, our crews suit up in personal protective gear to ensure that no moldy debris irritates skin or interferes with breathing. Then they use proven methods to contain the moldy areas with plastic sheeting or an efficient high-tech negative pressure air scrubber. This type of equipment and setup makes the remediation proceed much faster and more safely, but is costly and difficult to replicate with supplies from the local hardware store.
 
Next SERVPRO technicians determine whether the mold can be cleaned off the surface without leaving a residue. Training and experience help us identify mold that has infiltrated a surface with a root-like system called hyphae, indicating it must be removed as well.
 
We then apply a professional antimicrobial matched to destroy further fungal growth. A homeowner might try a bleach mixture without realizing it does not penetrate far enough, and be fooled temporarily into believing it worked because it lightens the stain. Bleach is more than 90 percent water, more so when diluted, and can feed the mold it is supposed to kill making home remedies ineffective or counterproductive.
 
The key to a successful SERVPRO remediation is to eliminate the moisture that activated the mold spores. Our workers have vast experience in finding and stemming water incursions. Mold has a tough time regenerating if wetness dries completely.
 
Call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 for the latest and most efficacious mold remediation services. We take mold abatement seriously.

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Torrential Rains Cause Flood Damage To Your Westwood Home

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Torrential Rains Cause Flood Damage To Your Westwood Home After unusually heavy rains the ground around your home saturates, and flood damage occurs in your Westwood home.

Flood Damage To Your Home

Unprecedented rains earlier this year prove that no place is immune to the power of flood damage after a severe storm. Westwood homeowners must prepare for the damage flooding does as weather patterns continue to change and storms intensify. Our crews are trained in advanced water restoration techniques, and our equipment is second to none.

After unusually heavy rains the ground around your home saturates, and flood damage occurs in your Westwood home. Although the rainwater itself is fairly clean, storm sewers in the area are unable to handle the runoff, and you risk sewage backup as part of the flooding. Anytime large amounts of water, clean or contaminated, invade your home we respond quickly with powerful tools and the know-how of a company that values up to date training in industry best practices for all our workers.

The water that seeps into your lower level may carry landscaping chemicals into your home. Adding to the toxic mix is human and animal waste from the sewer back up. The substances in the flood waters can be infectious and offer a rich growth medium for unwanted microbial activity. SERVPRO’s truck-mounted pumps and extractors collect the contaminated water for disposal according to local regulations. Our staff takes baseline moisture measurements after extraction to locate hidden pockets of water and to help set drying goals.

We position commercial grade air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce ambient humidity and move moisture out of walls, ceilings, and floors. Water trapped behind walls or within cinder blocks is suctioned out from above or through holes drilled in mortar joints or drywall. Floors must also have subflooring wetness eliminated, and we use drying mats, holes, or even the removal of planks or tiles temporarily to gain access and reduce moisture. SERVPRO technicians assess for any microbial growth during cleaning and drying and apply appropriate antimicrobial treatments to ensure mold, and other unwanted growth does not take hold.

Belongings stored where flooding risks soaking them are inventoried and removed to a dry area in your home or off site. SERVPRO workers help you make tough decisions if items are saturated beyond redemption, but we also have a range of methods, including a freezing drying or “lyophilization” technique that can restore documents and pictures in some cases. Throughout the restoration process, we work with your insurer to provide evidence for claims and keep your out of pocket expenses low.

SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood is your partner for post-storm flood damage control and restoration. Call at (310) 390-7540 to set up an inspection and consultation.

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Get Professional Help Dealing with Fire Damage in Your Westwood Area Home

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Get Professional Help Dealing with Fire Damage in Your Westwood Area Home If your home is devastated with fire damage, SERVPRO is here to help with every step of the restoration process.

You can trust SERVPRO’s experienced and certified technicians to restore your home after a fire

Every emergency situation can be devastating. However, among all of the possibilities, fire damage is usually the most severe. After a fire on your Westwood property, you have an increasingly larger area to restore the longer you wait, adding pressure to the entire situation.

If you are researching for information on how to deal with a fire damage situation in your Westwood area home before one occurs, make sure to contact your insurance company to discuss available coverage and take reasonable steps to limit the losses you might experience. However, if you are among those homeowners caught off-guard by unforeseen circumstances, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you get the most out of your current situation.

Immediately after a fire occurs, notify your insurance agent and begin itemizing your losses. You want to consider your options carefully and make clear, concise decisions. You need to secure your property before entertaining the idea of getting some rest. At SERVPRO, our technicians respond, “Faster To Any Disaster.” It is entirely possible for us to respond, secure your property, and have you setup in temporary housing within just a few hours after a fire.

Calling SERVPRO gives you access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, who have several years of experience assisting homeowners just like you with recovering after a fire. Repairing fire damage on your property can be a lengthy process, you need professionals that are on your side to assess damages properly and perform necessary repairs.

We can help you with filling out insurance paperwork and manage your entire restoration from start to finish, making things easier. Your SERVPRO team does everything possible to help you recover, making it possible for you to get the fire damage in your home under control as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood services the entire Westwood area, ensuring that members of our local communities have the help they need during emergency situations that occur. Call us for access to highly trained personnel, advanced equipment, and people who care. (310) 390-7540

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Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services Available In Beverly Hills

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services Available In Beverly Hills Soot and smoke may cause damage to your home, but SERVPRO restores it.

SERVPRO is The Company To Trust When Dealing with Fire Damage in Beverly Hills

You hear about fires occurring in a variety of situations through countless homes, entire counties, or full states at different times throughout the year. There is no such thing as being immune to fire, every home, in every location is susceptible, whether they want to be or not.

If you are already facing fire damage in your Beverly Hills area home, make contact with a restoration company you trust as soon as possible. The longer you take to make a decision about which company to use, the more damage you may have to deal with on your property. A professional can help you remove any hazards that may exist and help get your recovery off on the right foot.

Every fire includes both water and fire damage, as well as some form of repair. Firefighters use water to douse the flames and do everything they can to get the flames out fast, including ripping a hole in your wall or ceiling to get the water to where it needs to be. SERVPRO has a variety of water location and extraction equipment that makes removing this water easier.

Fire damage begins at the source, flames cause scorching and charring, destroying most materials that make contact. However, smoke, soot, and ash use air to travel throughout your home, creating damage in its wake. Each surface that these residues come into contact with require special attention. SERVPRO fire damage, cleaning, and deodorization technicians use a combination of methods to produce quality results for you and your family.

Regardless of how the fire begins or what materials exist in the affected area, you want to know that you have the right company for the job working at your side. SERVPRO has fully certified IICRC technicians, advanced industrial-grade equipment, and several years of experience providing homeowners just like you with the restoration services they need.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood for full-service solutions to problems associated with fire damage in your home. Make the call, receive the help you deserve, today. (310) 390-7540

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Flood Damage Restoration Services In Westwood Performed The Right Way

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Services In Westwood Performed The Right Way SERVPRO Interfaces with You and Your Insurance Agent for the Best Results After Flooding in Westwood

Damage Caused by Water, from Malfunctions or Storms, Get Cleanup from SERVPRO

There are a variety of websites showing a simple 10-step do-it-yourself fix for protecting your structure after a flood. However, they often promote their products that fail to meet EPA specifications and even forgo mentioning other important factors involved in the process.

It is hard to receive quality results while attempting to repair flood damage in your Westwood home alone, without proper training, years of experience, and access to vital resources. Using a variety of home products and household tools does not provide you with the services you deserve.  

Here is a small look at what technicians face when providing services involved in your home’s restoration process. First, you should never enter a building deemed unsafe, always wait for a professional to tell you everything is okay. Next, protect yourself; it takes protective gear for everyone who wants to enter. Before you re-enter your property, inspect it for known hazards. You might cause significant damage, start a fire, or end up in the hospital if you fail to get it right.The best thing you can do is check about flood insurance coverage.

After checking everything, all contents including furniture, personal belongings, and any object not directly connected to the structure of your home needs moved to a safe, dry location. Be careful and avoid any additional damages, each of these items could be restorable. SERVPRO does all of this for you. This is an extreme scenario of what you can face after a flooding from a ruptured plumbing line, appliance, or storm related reason.

You need to remove mud and any other debris from carpeting and flooring. Rip every section of carpeting and any other flooring out of your home. Once done, an EPA-registered disinfectant, sanitizer, and virucide should get applied everywhere. The entire process includes cutting drywall on every wall down, at least 2-feet above the highest water line to allow for proper disinfection and drying. Leaving exposed wiring, pipes, and framing materials that require cleaning and drying. Sounds like a ton of work, but SERVPRO technicians train for this.

So far we have only covered steps 1-4 of someone’s 10-step online guide to flood damage recovery in your home. Do you still want to tackle these incidents on your own, or would you rather have an expertly trained restoration specialist from SERVPRO on your side?

Contact SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood for qualified flood damage restoration services you can count on to get you back on track. (310) 390-7540

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Add-on Bay Window Causing Mold Damage in Century City

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Add-on Bay Window Causing Mold Damage in Century City Moisture Reduction and Mold Remediation in Century City by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tip--Call Us If You Smell a Musty Odor

Remodeling projects cause headaches for homeowners when contractors fail to take adequate steps to protect the new area from water damage. Excitement about the rehabbed area becomes dread when you note musty smells for the first time. SERVPRO helps find and stop the source of water feeding the mold and remediates the current problem.
 
You added some mold damage along with architectural interest in your Century City bungalow with a bay window and window seat. Before the remodeling, no unpleasant smells bothered you or your family. Since the work completed a musty odor is noticeable. Whenever you fear mold may be growing, we can help locate any colony and determine the reason for the outbreak.
 
SERVPRO follows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol when abating mold growth. Our highly trained technicians first contain obvious mold growth, using plastic sheeting to protect the rest of your home during the remediation phase. If the mold growth is extensive, we use negative air pressure scrubbing equipment to ensure no mold particles leave the area. We remove the colonies and any porous material to which it adheres. The crew follows local rules and regulations as to disposal.
 
Workers then disinfect the area, seeking any additional evidence of mold growth. The mold inhabited an area on an exterior wall, making the space between the outdoor siding or stucco and the plaster or drywall inside of particular interest. We may remove some of the building materials temporarily to assure you that all the current mold growth is gone. Demolition is carried out only if it is deemed necessary.
 
Mold remediation is not complete until the source of moisture is discovered and eradicated. In this case, the tearing out a portion of the living room wall for the new window required proper flashing and sealing to protect your interior. Even a tiny seam inadequately caulked or space, where the new roofing pulls away from the flashing, allows water to intrude. SERVPRO mold remediation teams look for this type of mistake when investigating. We work with you, your insurance company, and the original contractor, if possible, to troubleshoot any problems in the rehabbing job that led to the water intrusion. We are a stand alone company and do seek the cooperation of other parties that may be involved in the total picture, but we can offer no guarantee of mutual coordination.
 
SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood awaits your call to (310) 390-7540 when you fear mold is active in your home.

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Ignoring A Slow Drain Has Serious Repercussions In Your Westwood Home

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ignoring A Slow Drain Has Serious Repercussions In Your Westwood Home A clogged drain can cause major problems in your home.

Flood Damage Caused By A Slow Drain

A shower or bathroom sink normally does not seem like a huge flood risk. Each has a drain, and the water does not collect unless the stopper is engaged. When the drain’s efficiency has slowed without the homeowner’s notice or attention, however, even a few minutes of inattention can result in water spilling everywhere. SERVPRO is ready to solve the case of the slowly clogging drain.

Quick showers are the rule at your home, and no one notices that the drain in the guest bathroom’s freestanding unit has become clogged. When an overnight visitor takes a more leisurely shower than the immediate family, the clogged drain in that bathroom sends water pouring across the low lip, causing flood damage in your Westwood home. Everyone is embarrassed, you are frustrated, and we are on the way to make things right away.

The average shower uses just less than 18 gallons of water and lasts just over 8 minutes. If that water flows into the bathroom rather than down a clogged drain, damage to floors and the walls and ceiling below are possible. If the 8 minutes is exceeded, the damage can become more widespread. SERVPRO offers experienced technicians who wade right in to deal with this surprisingly devastating scenario.

Any water remaining in the bathroom gets first attention, extracted with powerful wet vacuums. Then our crew searches for the path taken by the rest of the water. Moisture absorbed by carpeting in the hallway or rooms on the same floor receive the proven extraction followed by in place drying approach. We loosen the carpet, remove the padding, and position air movers to get under the floor covering.

We also follow the water down a level, looking for saturation of nearby walls and the ceiling immediately under the guest bath. The large rush of water channels in unexpected directions, following internal structures like studs, joists, plumbing, and electrical lines in the walls. SERVPRO crew members vacuum up puddles and position air movers and dehumidifiers for soaked wallboard and ceilings. We stress restoration but recommend replacing crumbling drywall or bulging ceiling tiles. Our technicians are proficient in using moisture meters to locate hidden water and determine and meet drying goals.

A clogged shower drain is no match for the skills of SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. Call us at (310) 390-7540 to arrange for one of our flood damage teams to help solve the problem.

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Put the Nightmare Behind You in Westwood

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Put the Nightmare Behind You in Westwood It is traumatic dealing with a crime scene that happened in your home. Call SERVPRO technicians to clean up so that you can get back to normal.

Professional SERVPRO Technicians Are Certified in Cleaning Up Biohazard Emergencies

Dealing with the aftermath of criminal activity prevents you from moving on with your life after a tragedy or frightening experience. Many different substances, odors, and dangerous contaminants remain, most requiring very specific remediation not easy or safe for a typical cleaning crew to complete. SERVPRO offers clients discrete, certified trauma and crime scene cleanup.
 
You already experienced considerable trauma during illegal activity playing out in your home. The authorities completed their investigation, and you now need fast and efficient crime scene cleanup in your Westwood home. In addition to bodily fluids, a broad variety of evidence-gathering and preserving chemicals and substances contaminate the place you used to treasure as a haven and refuge from the world. Put your trust in our well-trained team of specialized cleaning experts. We value the confidence you feel for our services and wish to restore both your home and your sense of peace.
 
If a standoff occurred inside your house, the smell and physical residue of tear gas, pepper spray, or other topical irritants fills the air and the area. You need the skills of our crime scene team to remove the substances, and especially the smells, from your home. Because of the chemicals utilized, there is a special methodology followed to clear them away completely. Likewise, if investigators lifted prints or other physical evidence from the surfaces inside your house, SERVPRO staff know how to make these powders, liquids, or gels disappear for good.
 
The debris remaining after the production or distribution of illegal drugs or other substances are tricky to contain and remove. We make certain our staff receive up to date schooling on the proper methods recommended by federal and state agencies to remove all dangerous and volatile materials.
 
If the worst happened and death or serious accident occurred within the walls of your home, SERVPRO technicians follow OSHA and EPA directives to ensure that human or other tissues, blood, or bodily fluids are managed safely. Removal without any trace is the goal, permitting you to move forward in a safe and protected manner.
 
For professional, compassionate, and comprehensive crime scene cleanup services contact SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood. One simple call to (310) 390-7540 puts you on the road to recovery from a life-altering experience.

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