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Saving water, recycling, helping our community and do our part for the world

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Community Saving water, recycling, helping our community and do our part for the world Education for water recycling

Southern California Drought became a history in 2017. The blessing of rain was plenty during fall, and winter 2016 and spring of 2017, but this past fall and our present winter do not look promising and we face another lack of water in the future. The good news is we all got better in saving water usage in our homes and our yards.

Nevertheless, we can become better by being able to use rainwater with some education.

West Basin Municipal Water District is hosting an event at Redondo Beach Performing Art Center teaching residents how to harvest and use rainwater for irrigation, as well as how to legally and safely reuse water in the washer to wash 2 loads instead of one, and save!

If you missed the event there is still the book "Greywater Green Landscape" that can help catch up with the subject knowledge.

Although water shortage is already a global issue around the world, we as member of this beautiful and blessed area of Southern California even with the knowledge of the fact that our water reservoirs are still full from last year's rain, feel the importance to be involved in helping ourselves and each other, and the world to save, save and save this valuable, vital element of life.

In the past couple of decades, the fact that lots of single family homes were rebuilt to newer construction, using the land to build bigger homes already saves water. The new plumbing, bathroom and kitchen equipment and supplies help reduce wasting water. New constructions are ongoing in the area. Recent rebuilt of eastern areas of Redondo, Manhattan and Hermosa Beach where parcels have bigger land is going to be further beneficial for the cause.

Part of each beautiful home whether older or newe constructions in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach is still greenery because we all love outdoor living and green is beautiful.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

General Faster To Any Size Disaster Faster to any size disaster

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhatttan Beach provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service?

Call Us 24/7 – 310-939-9293

Water Damage Timeline:

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.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

Metal begins to rust and corrode.

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

Paint begins to blister.

Wood flooring swells and warps.

Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach immediately and whatever the time of the day, or the day of the week, no matter if it's a weekend or a holiday, we will be right by your side to make it "Like it never even happened."

An ounce of Prevention is worth a ton of cure

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage An ounce of Prevention is worth a ton of cure An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

God forbid.. but what if it happens to a homeowner or a business. Are you ready?

In case of fire damage, SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach are always here to help. The  cleanup, deodorization and mitigation is our specialty and we can make it easier for you to deal with all documentation, and communication regarding the scope of the loss to your insurance. Keep our phone number 310-9399293 in your emergency contact list.

What can be done by any homeowner or business? 

Annual review of electrical wiring, gas lines, appliances, smoke detectors is a  must.

review your insurance policy with your insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage for the building, any betterment, your furniture and other content. 

do you need extra coverage for specialty items like artwork, antiques, firearms,jewelry? These items need to be removed from the building before any cleanup work begins. Better have 

Have a protocol ready. It's the best prevention, because when it happens decision making is not so easy.

Ask about our emergency ready plan.

Be ready. Save your Local SERVPRO In Your Smartphone Contacts

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

General Be ready. Save your Local SERVPRO In Your Smartphone Contacts For your peace of mind, take you phone now and add us to your contacts Now!

Do  you know who to call first when you have an emergency matter to deal with? Of course the extreme emergency will require a 911 call but we all know that in many urgency cases, and thanks god for that a call to 911 is excessive and unnecessary.

It's common  sense but most of us still do not do save the contacts for our urgent needs in our cell phones because of our fast paced everyday life.

That's the reason we thought this blog subject is of a fairy important matter and has to appear on our homepage.

Just like the urgent medical numbers that we saved for our own and our loved one's health, let's think of all urgent contacts that one could need for one's place of residence or  business building. 

Some ideas would be local police, and utilities numbers, a local plumber and a local electrician t you trust who are also available for urgent matters day and night, and best of all the number of your local SERVPRO office: 310-939-9293.

We are conveniently located around the corner and we are available 24/7 to respond to all emergency water and fire damage cleanup needs.

We know how important it is for your family and for your business to get into your daily routine.

It is our pride to be among the most trusted in the industry and our promise is once you call us we will be on our way to help you overcome the difficult situation of a disaster as early as possible.

Once emergency contacts are saved then the peace of mind alone makes life most enjoyable.

Upgraded SERVPRO Equipment and Vehicles

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

General Upgraded SERVPRO Equipment and Vehicles Brand new SERVPRO van 2018, ready to help

Did you know that 30% of the greenhouse gas emission in the United States come from transportation?

At SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach we care.

We care about environment and we care about our valued customers. That's why every year we review efficiency, power and performance of our specialized equipment, and estimate greenhouse gas emission of our vehicles and our equipment. We do upgrade all and every vehicle or equipment that as needed to make sure performance and cleanness of our operation is guaranteed at the best that the market could offer.

State of the art equipment paired with a set of IICRC certified technicians, highly trained and dependable, always on time, and knowledgeable in regards to all aspects of mitigation and restoration are what makes our company great to work with.  

When choosing a restoration company in an emergency situation, fire, water or mold damage to a building, customers are in a rush. They may call the first advertiser on the Web. 

We recommend everyone in our community to have our phone number handy. When disaster strikes you will not have to choose in a rush. Be assured that you will have help right away calling your SERVPRO a reputable, environmentally friendly, IICRC certified firm, with awesome certified crew, neat, and intensively trained who use all upgraded vehicles and equipment.

Please save our 24 hour emergency phone number 310-939-9293 in your  cell phone contacts. If you need additional information about us please call or email : office@SERVPRO9310.com and let us know how we can help.

Our 24h emergency phone number will always have a live person answering your call and if needed for emergency cleanup, flood, water, leak, soot or smoke your call is patched to our on call certified technician. Always here to help.

Air Quality At Workplace.

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Air Quality At Workplace. Work in progress in an office. It will soon look like it never even happened.

The quality of indoor air inside offices, schools, and other workplaces is important not only for workers' students and client's comfort but also for their health. Poor indoor air quality  has been tied to symptoms like headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. 

A periodic routine air quality inspection by an industrial hygienist will have positive impact on productivity of employees in workplace.

If testings are needed and then if there is any trace of microbes or mold the best thing to do is to call SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach.

Our promise is complete mold remediation with least amount of hassle and no waste of your valuable time. 

IICRC certified and following all guidelines, and using state of the art equipment for commercial buildings we keep our promise consistently.

With SERVPRO recover better and faster

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Community With SERVPRO recover better and faster SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach Always available to help.

California Insurance commissionaire proposed Stronger laws to protect Wildfire and mudslide victims. If you suffered property loss in California please click on the webpage bellow and read the new proposed laws. The proposed laws are supposed to make claims to be handled easier, allowing adjusters to work easier in regards to helping victims of recent California disasters.

https://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2018/release005-18.cfm

Your insurance agent or adjuster can also help you find the answers to your questions about how to get back to your daily routine as soon as possible.

Please remember SERVPRO of Redondo Beach Manhattan Beach is available to assist with damage cleanup and rebuilt. Content cleaning and restoration, inventory and storage for the period of time that re- construction is going on.

Extreme Weather Conditions and Property Damage Claims

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

General Extreme Weather Conditions and Property Damage Claims Extreme weather conditions

Due to extreme weather conditions insurance claims call center as well as national mitigation call centers may be overwhelmed and we would like to assure local residents and businesses of Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Carson and Other Los Angeles South Bay area that our direct office number: 310-939-9293 is responding 24 hours and 7 days a week. Emergency calls are immediately redirected to our 24 hour on call IICRC certified technician. 

Rest assured that our crews thrive to handle your loss and no matter how big or how small the damage to your home, you will get back to your routine in the shortest amount of time.

Please do not hesitate to call our direct number and we will be responding all direct emergency calls to help with faster mitigation.

California Wildfire

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Although wildfire in California is a seasonal event, it seems that this year we are facing unusually devastating human and casualty damage.

We would like to keep members of our community informed. This blog  post contains useful hints to follow and links to get the latest information.

If you do not have an emergency plan, please prepare one that helps protect lives and valuables. Prepare emergency supplies ( this can be a purse with extra eyeglasses, a credit card, important emergency contact, your own information, 3 day supply of your prescription medication, water bottles and nutritious bars). Have protective clothing and footwear, Save copy of your important document in a cloud based platform. 

If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. 

Officials will be able to guide you with the best route to reach a safe area.

California authorities update the following map contentiously. 

Map of California showing affected areas:

http://www.calfire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

Areas not immediately threatened but adjacent to the wildfire may get a substantial amount of soot, smoke and haze which could affect health for some people. In this case it is recommended to stay inside with closed windows and doors.  

 While we care with continuous positive thoughts and prayers for the victims of this natural disaster, SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach is here to help mitigate loss, when it comes to property damaged by fire in and around the areas of our community.

SERVPRO of Redondo Beach passes along tips to minimize the cost of Water Damage

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

We need rain in Southern California. While many will agree that the extra rain we had this season was a great change in climate… the worst part about our recent storms might be that much of the damage isn’t covered by insurance without flood coverage.

Now that the wet weather is gone, many homeowners are left wondering how to recover. If you’re dealing with flood damages, here are things you can do to minimize the costs of restoring your home.

Protect Yourself

There’s a good probability that the water affecting your home has been contaminated or is sewer water. Also, depending on how soon you get started, mold can be beginning to grow! Protective wear such as masks, gloves, & work boots should be worn.

Remove Damaged Belongings From Your Home

First, gather all damaged items & move them out to the curb. This task can be pretty nasty and time consuming, however if you feel you can get some of this done yourself, you will save some money. No time? Water mitigation professionals such as SERVPRO of Redondo Beach will do this for you.

Water Removal

In the event that the amount of water is minimal, you can grab a shop vacuum from your local store and extract as much water as you can yourself. If the amount of water in a home is too much to remove on your own… again, SERVPRO is here to help.

Demo Time

Please be advised, based on the year of your property was built, you may need to test for asbestos before you begin demo. Afterwards, if all is clear, you can personally remove affected flooring and drywall. Carpet and padding can be lifted and taken out of from your home. Affected baseboard and/or drywall can be cut out and trashed. Typically, with water loss, tile floors should be removed since its likely that water has gotten under tiles.

Clean & Disinfect

Once the water and wet contents are removed, it’s time to clean/ disinfect floors and walls. Pine Sol or Lysol mixed with equal part water will work fine. You may want to go over everything twice to be sure all remaining germs are gone from your home. It’s also common to use bleach for disinfecting, many professionals use green products that are very effective and safe to use as well. You should read the labels and wear gloves even if you are using green products.

Get the Air Moving

It only takes 48–72 hours for bacterial and mold growth to begin to spread. If a large amount of  microbial growth develops, it can increase remediation costs by thousands of dollars. It’s very important that the drying process start ASAP. Although box fans and dehumidifier are no competition for professional equipment, they can definitely help. Place several fans and a dehumidifier throughout the affected area. You may still need professional such as SERVPRO of Redondo Beach to completely dry out the affected areas but the less time you need professional equipment, the more money you keep in your pocket.

Spring Clean

Basements, closets and attics often become a place for those things that don’t get used regularly. Take time at least once a year to go through your these areas and get the old clothing and random clutter to the recycling bin. Should the time come, you’ll be glad that mess is not an issue.

Put Items Up High

Boxes and items on the floor can create one big problem when dealing water damage. It’s a great idea to invest metal or plastic shelving units. Wood is easily cleaned but may not be salvageable I affected.

 Storing In Bins

Using plastic or rubber bins as a means of storage is a smart idea. They provide an inexpensive and organized option for belongings you want to save. Be sure to secure lids properly.

The best advice I can give you is to use a reputable restoration company such as SERVPRO. Especially if you simply don’t have a the time to get the work done yourself.

Every day counts when dealing with water damage… you can rest easy knowing that your home will be restored properly.. “Like it never even happened.”