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Water Damage Extraction Services For Fire Sprinkler Systems

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

You'd be surprised how many times we get called out to assess with water damage extraction services due to fire sprinkler systems discharging at commercial properties. Fire sprinklers in commercial facilities go off everyday, there is no telling when an accident may occur. Older pipes and heads could rust and corrode causing an older system to discharge 10-15 gallons of water per minute!

Your warehouse forklift driver can bust a pipe on accident when doing the job. Or, you could have a small fire and the system will do what it does best by saving lives and putting out the fire. There is no way of telling when this catastrophe may occur, all we can do is be ready to act quick. 

Dealing With Fire Sprinkler System Water Damage in Los Angeles? SERVPRO Can Help!

When a catastrophe of this magnitude occurs you need the best in line. Your in-house maintenance team may not be able to handle this on their own, they may not have the resources or man power to help with a rapid response, or be efficient with this type of loss.

What you need is a vendor with a great track record and experience with working with the insurance. When you're in need of immediate help and want the best water damage restoration team in the Los Angeles County, you need SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach.

24/7 EMERGENCY HELP (310) 939-9293 

Storm Damage Insurance Tips

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Be Ready and Document Everything

We all know that mother nature isn't a force to be reckoned with. From flash floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes, all these natural disasters have history of causing millions of dollars in property damages and insurance claim expenses. 

It's important to take the proper steps when dealing with your insurance and property damages. Always take lots of photos, keep your receipts if you're making temporary repairs, save the hotel invoice if you need to be relocated while repairs are being made. These are all just examples of how to document all expenses when dealing with your insurance.

If your neighbor's tree fell on your property and caused damages to your home or vehicle, its critical to let your insurance know about it right away. Your insurance will send out an adjuster to document and begin mitigation right away. Your insurance will then go after your neighbors insurance to pay for the damages.

Always make sure to do the walkthrough with your assigned adjuster to pinpoint anything that brings concern to you. You want to make sure the adjuster doesn't miss anything and properly documents everything for the claim so you can be fully compensated. 

Financial Disaster Preparedness

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Aftermath of a house fire Fire Damage Services

Financial Preparedness Tips

Natural disasters can happen anywhere and anytime. You can protect yourself by financially planning ahead of time before a disaster situation arises. When disasters strike, Americans at all income levels have difficult challenges of rebuilding and getting back in their homes after dealing with a disaster. 

It's important to know that in order to get started with a quick and effective recovery phase after suffering from a disaster, you need the right personal information to get the balls rolling. Whether that's having personal access to financial, medical, insurance and other records, its crucial to have this vital information available to you at all times to begin the process of getting your property back to preloss condition.

Download The EFFAK to Prepare You For Disasters

For more helpful disaster preparedness tips you can always download the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to help you get started on planning for the unexpected.

You can also download SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile app for free by copying the link below to help with a rapid response for fire & water damage emergencies:  https://ready.SERVPRO.com/

Need Redondo Beach Mold Removal Technicians???

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee HEPA vacuums inside a containment to remove any airborne mold spores. Mold Remediation Done The Right Way.

Trained Certified Mold Remediation Technicians Available 24/7

Redondo Beach residents seeking mold remediation services can reach out to SERVPRO of Redondo/ Manhattan Beach at (310) 939-9293. Our technicians have helped countless locals get there properties back to the pre-disaster state.

Our team is here for you day or night, weekends, holidays, ready to assist in emergency response remediation and restoration services.

Mold/Mildew Odor Control for Mold Remediation

Are you dealing with a lingering sour smell in your home that just doesn't go away?

Our certified technicians at SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach use a wide array of odor control strategies to eliminate microbe-related odors from a property.

We are the best when it comes to finding the source and making your home smell pleasant as it should. We are just one phone call away to help make it

"Like it never even happened."  

Commercial BIOHAZARD Cleanup Services

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees disinfecting a bathroom stall Commercial BIOHAZARD Cleanup Services

Fast working environments always have a higher chance of accidents/injuries, which is why it's important to have a well known vendor you can count on for BIOHAZARD Cleanup Services. 

SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach is always here for our community when you need us most. We are here 24/7/365 to ensure the safety of your property by providing professional removal of bloodborne pathogens and disinfecting services at your command.

Can I Attempt Blood Cleanup on My Own?

Dangerous bloodborne pathogens should be handled by a professional at all times when an incident arises. These highly contagious pathogens can survive on surfaces for weeks if not properly handled by a professional immediately.

Some examples consist of:

  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Tuberculosis 
  • HIV
  • MRSA
  • Syphilis 

This is why trying to attempt the cleaning on your own isn't the greatest idea. You should also be aware of vendors who lacks the knowledge, and experience when it comes to these specialty cleanups. 

Always play it safe and give us a call if you have any questions at (310) 939-9293.

5 Storm Tips to Help Your Property From Damages

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO employee doing water extraction from roof leak damages Storm Damage Cleanup & Restoration Team

Preparation is key! If we don't take the time and effort to inspect our property surroundings, we can be dealing with costly maintenance issue's. Heavy rains and strong winds can cause destruction, we all know mother nature is a force to be reckoned with.

Here are 5 tips you can do today to prevent damage to your home.

  1. Have your roof inspected every year: Inspecting your roof for any flaws is crucial. By doing so, you can save yourself thousands of dollars by preventing more costly damages when heavy rain comes in.
  2. Know how to shut off utilities: When a heavy storm comes around, you may have to shut off your utilities. Make sure where these utilities are located and how to properly shut them off.
  3. Clean your gutters: If your gutters aren't clear and heavy rain kicks in, you could have high risk of water damage to your home. 
  4. Inspect the foundation of your home: Water creeps and will find its way into your property if cracks or gaps are surrounding the area. Inspect for any signs of cracks and gaps around your home to prevent water intrusion to your property.
  5. Dead trees and untrimmed branches: Inspect your yards for old/dead trees that need maintenance. The last thing you want is a 20 foot tree coming down crashing to your property due to heavy winds and heavy rain. 

Best Water Damage Restoration Company in The Redondo/Manhattan Beach Area

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee doing reconstruction Water Damage Experts

A water main breaks and causes your basement to flood, so much water is coming out and you have no idea what to do?! TURN OFF your water main valve, (usually located outside near your water faucet) and call SERVPRO!

Water Damage Service Process and How it Works?

  1. A certified technician will arrive at your property and assess the situation. They will do some moisture readings to detect how much moisture you're dealing with and conduct a comprehensive analysis. 
  2. We'll provide you with an itemized estimate to determine a plan of action and expenses to get your property back to pre loss condition.
  3. We are preferred vendors for most major insurance carriers. We can help you with your insurance claim. We work directly with your assigned adjuster to get a rapid response, getting you, your family, or employees back inside your property.
  4. Our franchise offers reconstruction making it convenient for the consumer and insurance. We are a one stop shop who does it all, restoration and reconstruction. 

SERVPRO Storm Damage Restoration Services

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Employee performing water extraction services from a leaking roof Storm Damage Services

The severity of mother nature is unpredictable and can catch us unprepared, especially when living in Southern California. We tend to be unprepared when it comes to storms thinking it won't be as severe as a storm would be in the east coast. It's  best to be prepared for the worst and always have a plan of action to execute when mother nature hits us hard.

What Storm Services to Expect From SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach

We specialize in storm damage restoration services and repair of your belongings. If you need emergency water extraction services, digital damage content inventory for your insurance, fallen tree removal, decontamination of sewage or microbial growth, or even provide roof tarping services when your insurance gets involved. We are here to assist and make it "Like it never even happened." 

What to Know About Different Categories and Classes of Water Damage

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Employee performing water extraction services on wooden floor in hallway Water Damage Services

Water damage can occur in a variety of different ways at any given time of the day. You could be dealing with water intrusion from different sources like a roof leak, cracked windows, flooding from rain, broken/leaking pipes, dishwasher malfunction, busted refrigerator supply line, toilet overflow, and the list goes on...

Not all water damage is the same. You have different classes and categories of water damage that need to be considered when dealing with damages to your property.

Categories 

  1. CAT1: Classified as a clean water source. Water that has no threat to human contact. This water is coming from water supply lines, kitchen sink overflows, ice maker machines, etc. 
  2. CAT2: This water source contains biological, physical, or chemical contaminants that expose threat to illness or discomfort if consumed or exposed to. Examples would be toilet bowl water with urine, washing machines, dishwashers, and rain water.
  3. CAT3: Is the worst of all categories known as "Black Water". This source of water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria, and a threat to human health if exposed to and not handled properly. This source is coming from sewage backups, feces water, rising seas, rivers, lakes, water in crawlspace.

Classes

CLASS1: Slow rate of evaporation, small portion of the room was affected, low % of moisture detected in the materials.

CLASS2: Fast rate of evaporation, entire rooms carpet is affected, walls may have a bit of moisture, no more thank 24 inches of moisture on wall. Class 2 indicates when 5% to 40% of of the room is affected (ceiling, walls, floors)

CLASS3: Fastest rate of evaporation. Water source comes from overhead affecting the entire area, ceilings, walls, floors, carpet, cushion, etc. Class 3 indicates when 40% or more of the room is affected.

CLASS4: When a specific drying approach is needed due to the saturation of materials. Low specific humidity is needed to dry materials, especially porous materials like hardwood floors, concrete, plaster, all in which require low humidity levels like mentioned, to properly dry out. 

Can Bleach Be Used to Kill Mold?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Green mold growing on drywall Mold Remediation

This is a very common question and the answer is yes and no! Bleach can very well be effective on mold for a quick fix if anyone is dealing with a minor mold infestation smaller than 10 square feet. 

Bleach can kill mold that grows on non porous surfaces like counter tops, glass, and bathtubs. It's the porous materials like wood, carpets, and drywall that can be a problem.

You see, bleach isn't able to penetrate these surfaces. This will then cause the surface mold to be killed, tricking people to believe that the bleach worked. Next thing you know the mold starts to regrow because the bleach can't fully penetrate these porous materials. This then causes confusion for most people doing the remediation on their own and end up calling for a professional opinion.

Using Natural Chemicals For Mold Removal is Key.

SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach has always used safe natural chemicals for mold mitigation. We follow the EPA protocols on using safe natural chemicals. The reason SERVPRO doesn't use bleach is because bleach is highly corrosive, it deteriorates materials and fibers which is never good!

If you need a professional opinion on your mold issues, please don't hesitate to call us and ask us questions as we are always here to help.

(310) 939-9293