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Quick Facts Relating to Mold & Mold Growth

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

a man wearing a personal protective suit performing mold remediation services inside a home We are committed to helping our beach city communities in preserving their dream homes. Call us at 310-939-9293.

Here at SERVPRO Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach we pride ourselves on not only assisting with mold remediation, but educating community members on the topic, as well. We are providing some helpful facts about mold so the community and their properties are better prepared in preventing these unpleasant occurrences.

  1. Mold spores are a naturally occurring material. They can enter through the home via open doors, windows, and vents. Mold spores can even make their way into our home through our clothing, shoes, and pets.
  2. Mold spores can be harmless but the risk of growth occurs when these spores attach themselves to materials with high moisture levels. This leads to mold development.
  3. What does mold look like? It can be spotty, it can come in different colors, and is usually accompanied by a musty odor.

When dealing with water damage, the risk of mold is inherent. We are committed to helping our beach city communities in preserving their dream homes. Concerned about mold or water damage? Call us at 310-939-9293.

Tips to Preventing Electrical Fires in Redondo Beach

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

soot damage from electrical fire in the kitchen coming from microwave Avoid connecting too many devices onto one outlet. This can lead to your outlet being overloaded.

Many common appliances run the risk of creating an electrical fire. Such appliances include dryers, stoves, microwaves, and toasters. Should you be faced with this kind of disaster, make sure not to attempt to put out the fire with water as the water creates a risk of electrocution. 

What to Do:

  1. Baking soda may be used instead of water if it is safe to do so. 
  2. Make sure to turn off both the appliance and the circuit breaker or the fuse box’s main switch. 
  3. Call 911 if necessary. 

How to Prevent: 

  1. Avoid connecting too many devices onto one outlet. This can lead to your outlet being overloaded.
  2. Turn off large appliances like washing machines and dishwashers so they are not left running overnight.
  3. Have a smoke detector and check it regularly to make sure it is functioning properly.

And remember, SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach is on standby to help you address any restoration needs.

A Week of Rain in Southbay Beach Cities

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

silhouette of palm trees seen through glass full of raindrops "Homeowners may benefit from using the following steps to avoid any unpleasant emergencies from arising." Photo Credit: Robert Couse-Baker

The weather report is forecasting a week of rain starting 12/22/21. Homeowners may benefit from using the following steps to avoid any unpleasant emergencies from arising. 

  1. Check that all windows or openings to the home are closed and secured. 
  2. Check your gutters to avoid clogging and overflow. 
  3. Check that your roof is in good condition before rain is expected. 
  4. Check that your landscaping and drainage systems are directing water away from your property’s foundation.

SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach wishes our community a cozy and safe winter rain season. We are happy to share these helpful tips so you, your family, and your property continue to thrive during this holiday season! Community members can rest assured knowing that we are on their side should the situation arise for restoration needs and emergencies! Call us at 310-939-9293

Water Extraction Services Available in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician extracting water from a crawlspace. Not only is standing water an unpleasant sight to see in your dream home, it can have negative long term outcomes if not addressed appropriately.

Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach to address any standing water incidents at your property. We are available 24/7 to make sure there is an IICRC certified technician at the ready should a situation arise. We are ready to respond to any disaster at (310) 939-9293. 

Not only is standing water an unpleasant sight to see in your dream home, it can have negative long term outcomes if not addressed appropriately.

A few facts about standing/stagnant water: 

  • Standing water can exist in any room inside the home, the basement, and your crawlspace. Most instances of standing water are obvious but do not hesitate in periodically checking aspects of the property that are not checked often. 
  • Standing water is caused by leaks, clogged drains, or poor draining. Make sure to stay vigilant of any signs of water damage that can lead to standing water. 
  • Standing water should not be left stagnant as it can cause: extended damage to the structure, risk of bacterial growth, and risk of mold/mildew growth. 

Beach city homeowners can rest assured knowing that SERVPRO is a call away and provides same day service to combat any unpredictable event.

Mold in your Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, or Hermosa Beach Home

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth on drywall Coming across mold inside of your property is a distressing sight but SERVPRO of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach is here to help.

Coming across mold inside of your property is a distressing sight but SERVPRO of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach is here to help. Here are some commonly used approaches to remediating mold damage when you schedule with us.

What to Expect for your Beach City Home:

  1. Moisture mapping: Mold and mildew growth is the outcome of water damage that has been left stagnant. One of the first things our technicians will want to assess is whether there is still excessive moisture to the structure. If this is the case, we address the moisture to prevent the mold from expanding. This can also help to find out if there are any active leaks that need to be repaired. 
  2. Sanding: Sanding down the affected materials will remove the mold from the structure. We also set up a containment that will keep the spores from traveling to other parts of the property. 
  3. Reliable Equipment: Our certified technicians use High Efficiency Particulate Air vacuums to remove mold spores and particles. They also wipe down the surface and apply antimicrobial gel to prevent any regrowth. 
  4. Help: When you use SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach, you can expect to receive good service, prompt updates, and sincere care for your sacred space.

Tips for Water Damage in Your Manhattan Beach Home

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

a water heater located inside a water heater closet. If you know where the source of the leak is, the next step will be to call a plumber to get the source of the water repaired.

A homeowner must not underestimate the possibility of water damage striking their property. Being adequately prepared will ensure that your homes, businesses, and communities are minimally affected by such disasters.

Whether you are dealing with a pipe, appliance, or a back up, you can count on the following tips to help prevent long term damage. 

  • Turn off the cause of the water leak: In order to minimize the extent of the damage to your property, it is important to turn off the source of the water supply. It is crucial to be aware of where your main water valve is located at your home so you can easily access and shut off when the situation calls for it.
  • Call a plumber or leak detection company: If you know where the source of the leak is, the next step will be to call a plumber to get the source of the water repaired. As mentioned, this may be an appliance or a pipe. However, if the source is not known then a leak detection company may be needed in order to determine the source and get it fixed.
  • Contact your insurance company: It is important to contact your insurance company when a water damage situation happens to assess if a claim needs to be filed. 
  • Protect Your Valuables: Make sure that any furniture or valuable belongings make little contact with the water damaged materials such as an affected wall, ceiling, or floor. 
  • Call SERVPRO!: You can not go wrong by reaching out to a professional home remediation company such as SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach to address potential water damage at your property. We have the licensed technicians and appropriate equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

What's a Flood Cut???

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway after demolition cleanup. Flood Cuts

The term "Flood Cut" is used in the construction/restoration industry to describe the removal of damaged/contaminated drywall from  flooding/sewage backup. Typically anywhere from 12-24 inches of drywall would be cut from the bottom up where the flooding occurred. 

When Should a Flood Cut Be Necessary???

  • If you're dealing with a flood with contaminated water, industry standards recommends the removal of drywall to access the interior walls to avoid trapped bacteria infested waters in your framing/cavity.
  • The vast majority of homes have some sort of insulation. When dealing with class 2 and above water damage, the removal of drywall is necessary to properly dry out, remove, and replace the affected insulation.

If you're dealing with water damage and wanted to know exactly what the term "Flood Cut" meant, you're now one step closer to understanding the terminology used in your home's recovery from flooding.

For any questions regarding any type of water, fire, mold damages to your property, give us a call at (310) 939-9293

Commercial Sewage Cleanups Available 24/7

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage on a bathroom floor at a church Sewage Cleanups For Commercial Facilities.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach also cleans up sewage backups?

This should be considered as an emergency being that the water may contain bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that may cause serious illness if not treated to industry standards. Our team of experts have specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean contaminants like sewage.

We Cleanup Sewage, Toilet Overflows, Flooding & More

Our certified technicians are always ready on standby 24/7 to assist with your emergency needs. We strive on doing our best to help mitigate business interruptions, we do whatever we can to make sure you can continue with your operations by offering premiere mitigation services. 

If you are in need of emergency restoration services, please call our 24/7 emergency dispatch # at (310) 939-9293.

Best Fire Damage Restoration Services in Town

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Garage with soot damage from a candle fire Fire Damage Services in Redondo/Manhattan Beach

When dealing with devastating fire damages to your property, you need to make sure you're dealing with the best restoration company in town. You need to ensure you get everything you need from the restoration company to help get your property back to preloss conditions...

Fire damage is not cheap, and takes time to get everything situated. This is why it's important to hire a company like SERVPRO to provide the insurance with an itemized estimate and detailed scope of work for your benefit.

Why Hire SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach?

Here at SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach, we've helped countless property owners who suffered from fire damage get their lives back on track. Our experience from helping a variety of properties from extensive fire damage has put us on the map in the beach cities.

From dealing with your insurance directly, to providing reconstruction services to help speed up the process, we're always here to help 24/7/365. Our track record of results has earned us the trust with all major insurance carriers. We are here to make it... "Like it never even happened." 

Do You Have a Water Leak at your Commercial Property?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Standing Water in a Commercial Facility SERVPRO Team Helping With Water Leaks

Water leaks can be very disruptive and can cause a significant amount of damage to your property if left undetected. The last thing you need is business interruptions from a faulty plumbing issue that became a bigger problem due to neglection.

Signs Indicating That You're Dealing With a Leak at Your Commercial Property...

Water Spraying Sound

If all faucets and appliances are turned off but you still hear water flowing, chances are that you're dealing with a plumbing issue. Try to indicate where the spraying sound is coming from. Next, turn off your main water supply line and call a leak detection company/plumber. If you have water damage, you can call us for help at...

(310) 939-9293

Water Spots

If you notice any type of water spots on you ceiling, walls, or floors, chances are that you may be dealing with a leak. Sometimes you can even notice mold colonies growing, these can be seen inside our outside your commercial building. Call SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach to help in this situation.

Low Water Pressure

If you notice a significant drop in your water pressure at your commercial facility, you need to shut off your main water supply line and call a plumber immediately to find the cause of loss.

Outrageous Water Bill

If you receive an abnormal water bill on your next statement, chances are that you may be dealing with a leak at your property. This is when a leak detection company can be called out to help. once you find the source, you can then call SERVPRO for help (310) 939-9293.