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Renter's Rights

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

The California Department of Consumer Affairs has tons of information regarding tenant laws. If your rental unit needs repairs, it's the landlord’s responsibility to complete those repairs under the implied warranty of habitability. If it is dangerous at all to stay in your home, your landlord is legally required to find a solution.

This is an important piece of information for anyone currently renting out a property. Knowing what you're responsible for is extremely valuable when disaster strikes. The last thing you want is to get swindled by a sketchy landlord! 

If you do find yourself in this situation, according to landlord-tenant law, tenants may withhold rent, move out without 30 days notice, sue the landlord, call health inspectors, or exercise the right to “repair and deduct.”

Know your rights!

Should I Be Concerned About a Sewage Backup???

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage Backup... HELP!

When dealing with a sewage backup it is crucial to know the health effects it can cause if exposed to it.You shouldn't try and clean it yourself... you should always hire a professional to do the work properly and keep you from harm.

Sewage water is a big problem due to the fact that it holds many contaminants and hazardous materials, including... bacteria, fungus, viruses, pesticides, and other dangerous contaminants.

 SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach has had multiple run-ins with sewage jobs and made it "Like it never even happened."

Our team will come in and help you with your situation. We come in and clean up the aftermath to keep you and your loved ones away from harm. 

Available 24/7 for your emergency needs... SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach can be reached at (310) 939-9293 

California Fire Damage

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

This year there have been multiple wildfire emergencies throughout California. The results can seem random, but really they're not. Firefighters and researchers have formed a solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to catch on fire.

In California, the Santa Ana, or Diablo winds play a major role in the spread of tiny bits of ember.These embers can travel through the air and ignite almost anything it touches. Houses that are in a particularly dry or open location are even more prone to disaster. 

Researchers recommend using a "coupled approach" to create a defensible space that protect from the outside world. It's not just luck that causes one house to burn, it's science. 

In any event, it's best to stay prepared if the worst does happen! Think about setting up a free profile with us today! 

https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/readyprogram

Earthquakes Causing Damage In California

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

A couple days ago, President Trump declared a state of emergency in California due to a series of earthquakes originating from the Ridgecrest area. Trump ordered that additional equipment and resources be immediately sent to local authorities.

Earthquakes are one of the scariest natural disasters to experience. Sometimes there's not much you can do to avoid catastrophe. Common results of earthquakes include massive water and fire damage! 

Luckily, SERVPRO is committed to helping people out in these situations. Set up an Emergency Ready Plan with us today and make sure you make the quickest recovery possible. The best thing you can do is to be prepared! Give us a call today or visit our website for more information.

(310) 939-9293

https://www.SERVPROredondobeachmanhattanbeach.com 

SERVPRO Industries Named a 2019 Tennessee Top Workplace

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

For the fourth time in the past five years, Gallatin-based SERVPRO has been recognized as a top workplace in Tennessee. "We are honored to be one of the select area businesses named a Top Workplace," said Rick Isaacson, chief executive officer of SERVPRO Industries, LLC.

While every SERVPRO franchise is individually owned and operated, the Gallatin-based company is leading by example for the rest of us. 

"Becoming a Top Workplace isn't something organizations can buy," said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. "It's an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It's a big deal."

Here at SERVPRO, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, but our employees are just as important to us!

As always, we're open 24/7. (310) 939-9293

https://www.SERVPROredondobeachmanhattanbeach.com 

Water Damage Pollution Level

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Category 3 Water Loss

Dealing with water damage is not fun at all... especially when you are dealing with polluted water.

Water damage is categorized as one of three levels by how polluted the water source was that caused the damages to your property.

Category 1: Water from a clean water source, like a refrigerator line. This water will not cause illness or any health effects.

Category 2: "Gray Water" this type of water damage carries microorganisms and nutrients of microorganisms. Water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological, or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when exposed or consumed.

Category 3: Water that is highly contaminated. Contact can cause severe illness or death. Think sewage backup, an overflowing toilet, or storm waters.

Water damage can be dangerous and expensive, so preventing water damage is an important part of home maintenance. It's always important to react fast and clean up the mess as quickly as possible!

If you need immediate assistance... You can call SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach for help. We are available 24/7 all year long to assist your situation.

CALL US TODAY! (310)- 939-9293

4th Of July Festivities

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

This 4th of July our lovely ladies will be out in force spreading disaster awareness. You can catch them hanging out in the Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach area with our signature green SERVPRO tent.

Aside from catching some rays and enjoying the American holiday, we will be giving out exclusive beach balls while supplies last. And for those who forgot the essentials, we will also be handing out sunscreen and water because we genuinely care about you people!

We're all about safety, but we like to have fun too. Stop by and say hello. Hope to see you there!

PS: To anyone planning on using fireworks, please exercise extreme caution. In case of emergency, we are open 24/7. 

https://www.SERVPROredondobeachmanhattanbeach.com/ (310) 939-9293

Neglected water damage has consequences

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

We just had a feedback from a student tenant in a private property close to a big university in Southern California, during last heavy rain season the roof of their unit leaked and the students reported the issue to the property management. They were informed that the repair will be done soon. It has been over a month and the repair is not initiated. 

This story made us think of the importance to educate our community once more: Please do not neglect water damages, no matter small or big, and even if they are not covered by your Insurance. Recommendation, and reasoning are the following,

  • Getting rid of a fresh water damage costs less. As soon as the source of damage is found and water stops the intrusion, Let a professional water remediation Company like ours, remove the porous material, dry the humidity in the damaged area and repair the structure.
  • When the water stays in the structure, drywall, ceiling tile, carpet or the wooden frame of your building it continues to extend the damage, Water and humidity will sip slowly but surely to the adjacent area and after a couple of days the humidity extends to a bigger area than initially affected.
  • Humidity attracts mold spores, termites, insects and even bacterial spores in some areas (around kitchen sink, or bathrooms, even in bedrooms in some cases).
  • After a few days of negligence, instead of a simple water damage cleanup process, the building will need a more extensive cleanup procedure, or a mold remediation.
  • Consequences are for the residents of a residential building, or workers and employees of a commercial building, may it be a simple odor or a more serious health issue.
  • The cleanup process will be more complicated and need longer period of time and will then cost more for the responsible party.

We would like to emphasis the importance of the issue for all residents of our community, and insist to please call us anytime, 24/7, and we will do our best to minimize the damage, and the inconvenience.

Southern California Fire Season is Considered Storm Season too!

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

We are blessed! We live in the best part of the world, in our daily tasks we are brought to communicate with people around the country and as soon as we name our place of work or residence we get a complement of such beautiful weather we have.

But then we remember our fire season This is constant concern for us, let’s prepare ourselves, we cannot prevent natural disasters, but we can do our part to prevent extension of disasters to our neighborhoods.

California fires usually start with a brush fire then extend to our neighborhoods. Wouldn’t then they be considered storms?

What can we do to prevent the storm? The strong winds that blow the initial brush fire are Mother Nature’s decision but we can look around our neighborhood and report dead trees or extended areas of dry brush to authorities, like the natural park patrols or our city landscape department. If each of us does our part we may get some collective benefit.

Otherwise we need to stay informed, and prepare: California authorities have great resources to allow us to be prepared and prevent damages to our properties.

The Ready, Set, Go Compiegne is a valuable resource to checkout:

http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Ready-Set-Go-Campaign/

Let’s be prepared and save the number of your local SERVPRO® in your contacts. This is also part of the preparedness. Save our number and call us, because no matter how big the storm, causing fire, water or both, we are here to help.

What To Do After My Property Suffered From a Fire

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

We Can Help After The Fire

You are in shock and realized your property just went up in flames. You are in disbelief. The firefighters did what they had to do to contain the fire, they now have left you and your family alone. What to do now??

Your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/ Manhattan Beach has specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire conditions. Here are some steps to help you and your family get back in your home A.S.A.P.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test all rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.