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Don't Let Water Damage Cause Your Los Angeles Hotel to Appear Inhospitable

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Water Damage Cause Your Los Angeles Hotel to Appear Inhospitable Often historic buildings have aging plumbing systems. SERVPRO is ready to restore your hotel to its preloss condition.

Dealing with Unexpected Water Cleanup in your Los Angeles Hotel

Los Angeles is renowned for its thriving tourist economy. People flock from all over the world to visit Beverley Hills, Long Beach, and the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. As a hotel owner, you need to be ready to serve throughout the year and, like any hospitality business, temporary closure or poor reviews can be a disaster for your revenues. We offer the hospitality industry a prompt, professional and expert service when unexpected damages go beyond the remit of your housekeeping team. 

Many of this city's hotels were built in the 20th century and can house aging plumbing infrastructure. If a pipe splits or bursts getting emergency water removal in Los Angeles is a necessity to get back to business as soon as possible. SERVPRO offers our hospitality community a 24 hour emergency call-line and an immediate call out on notification of loss. We do this because we recognize how vital availability and efficiency are to your business. 

We are ready to dispatch a team of highly trained technicians led by an experienced project manager. We walk you through the service every step of the way and can act on your behalf when dealing with your insurance adjuster. Our company has experience dealing with commercial insurance providers and can act in your best interest. Keeping you in the loop is as essential to us as it is to you, especially when dealing with an older building which may have unique architecture and infrastructure. 

Standing water is a health and safety issue, but it can also cause permanent damage to your subfloor. SERVPRO has IICRC certificate holders in applied structural drying and carpet cleaning. We use submersible gas-powered pumps to remove water quickly before going in with water extractors to remove any residual moisture. In larger spaces, we can deploy rapid air movers alongside dehumidifiers to control humidity levels and prevent mold growth. 

When your business needs professional assistance to get back to its best, contact SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park at (323) 255-1000.

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When a Broken Water Pipe Becomes the Main Event in Your Los Angeles Property

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When a Broken Water Pipe Becomes the Main Event in Your Los Angeles Property Do you know if the pipes bringing water into your house are in good working order? When the water main breaks, call SERVPRO!

Water Main Breaks Can Flood Multiple Los Angeles Properties

There are enough natural disasters that occur in and around Los Angeles to keep homeowners on the defensive to prevent unnecessary damages to their property. Even without the potential possibilities for wildfires or damaging wind storms, chance events like water main breaks on supply lines feeding neighborhoods can pose a threat all on their own. As the composition of the ground around the lines changes over time, strains begin to emerge and eventually rupture the main line, which can cause water to flow freely up and out of the ground with significant pressure.

Any homes that find themselves in the path of this emerging water is likely to experience some flood damages throughout their Los Angeles property. Even before the city officials can get there to shut down the valves and begin the necessary steps to repair this broken water main line, you can reach out to dedicated professionals that can arrive quickly to help you begin the mitigation process and protect your property from continued damages.

Something that sets our SERVPRO franchise apart from some of the competition that we have throughout the region is our ability to remain available to our customers 24-hours a day, even on weekends and holidays. We cannot tell you when disaster could affect your home, so we want to make sure that you have the full volume of our resources available to you at any time of the day. Within a short period, water damage can saturate into the materials it becomes exposed to, adversely affecting them and causing them to bloat, distort, and eventually fail.

With your home falling into a timeline of degradation and a potential hazard in hours to days following a significant water loss incident like this, our SERVPRO team can offer our industry-leading equipment and experienced technicians to overcome the damages promptly.

While you cannot account or prepare for water main breaks throughout your neighborhood that could adversely affect your property, you should now have an idea of whom to call if it does happen. Give our SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park a call anytime that you need us at (323) 255-1000.

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Los Angeles Property Owners Ask SERVPRO to Help with Woolsey Wildfire Recovery and Clean Up

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Los Angeles Property Owners Ask SERVPRO to Help with Woolsey Wildfire Recovery and Clean Up Woolsey Wildfire, Los Angeles, and SERVPRO's Help with Restoring Properties

Cleanup and Restoration for Wildfire Damage in Los Angeles Homes

The greater Los Angeles area has gotten ravaged by the destructive Woolsey Wildfire, and this destructive force continues to threaten homes and businesses throughout our service area. Hundreds of homes and commercial structures have gotten destroyed in the wake of this wildfire, and this assessment is limited to only 15% of reports at this time. Even with some homes experiencing complete destruction, other properties only contend with some of the effects from the wildfire without a full loss to the home.

Recovering from a disaster like this is what many Los Angeles homeowners currently face or expect to face in the immediate future. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can help with the crisis by offering fast assessments of the damage to your property so that you can provide the appropriate information that your insurance company requires to file a claim for restoration work to begin.

From the moment that our professionals arrive at your home, we can begin work on our effective mitigation strategies to preserve structural elements and the contents of your house. Many homes that are not directly in the line of damage from this wildfire can still expect to experience smoke and soot effects throughout their property. Our SERVPRO professionals have the industry-leading equipment to make short work of these effects within your home, including deodorization tools like thermal foggers and environment cleaning machines like our air scrubbers.

For those homes with some degree of structural damages, our franchise can offer you controlled demolition solutions to prepare your home for the reconstruction or rebuilding required to return to normal. This approach can make the transition between our mitigation practice and the licensed contractor seamless to reduce the length of time you get kept out of your house.

While you cannot anticipate the effect of the wildfire on your property, and with more properties getting affected every day, having the right restoration team to help you recover is critical. You can always depend on the fast response, expertise, and industry-leading equipment of our SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park fire restoration technicians. Let us help you through this disaster by calling (323) 255-1000.

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A Few Shortcuts to Fire Damage Remediation Success in Los Angeles

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Few Shortcuts to Fire Damage Remediation Success in Los Angeles Regardless of the extent of the fire damage in your home, contact SERVPRO right away for effective remediation efforts.

Fast Claims Approval for Fire Damage in Your Los Angeles House

Of all the potential headaches that can come from a disaster impacting your Los Angeles residence, most homeowners might agree that meeting the demands of their insurance provider to file a claim is among the top items on the list. Insurance coverage can often take care of much of the expense regarding fires occurring in your house, but these providers require documentation, proof, and legitimate damage estimations before approving a claim.

While you might look at the fire damages to your Los Angeles home and understand that it is more than an average homeowner could repair or clean on their own, filing a claim might not always be in your best interest. By calling our SERVPRO team first, we can dispatch the necessary personnel to help assess the full scope of the damage and begin compiling the necessary information and documentation that your insurance company requires to approve a filed claim.

Since you have a deductible to cover out of your pocket for most home insurance policies, smaller incidents are not always advisable to file a claim. Every paid service that your insurance company covers, the rates for your insurance rise as well. Understanding the estimated cost of the work to be done can help you to determine whether the filing is worth it or not.


Our SERVPRO estimator on site can begin compiling photographic evidence and a catalog of the damaged materials and contents. Along with the estimated cost of repair and a timeline for completing the work, these assessment reports are a requirement to approve a claim to cover the bulk of restoration costs.

While you might not be ready for fire damages to affect your home, you should know what steps to take whenever it does. By calling our SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park team first, you can have all of the necessary details to make an informed decision about whether to file a claim and also have the appropriate documentation prepared in advance to expedite this process. Give our emergency response team a call anytime disaster strikes at (323) 255-1000.

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SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage--Call Us Fast

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage--Call Us Fast Avoid Severe Water Damage at Your Los Angeles Property--Call SERVPRO Fast!

Water Removal in Los Angeles – Steps To Take Before the Arrival of SERVPRO

Arriving at your Los Angeles home and finding out that your expensive carpet and hardwood flooring are soaking in water is not a pleasant experience. In such a case, the first thing that comes to mind is how did this happen? Within a few seconds, your mind switches to the problem. As a result, you rush from the front door to the kitchen and even the bathroom looking for the source of the problem. It could be a faulty dishwasher, pipe burst or someone left one of the taps running. Either way, this is not the time for you to panic. You must take these few but equally important steps to prevent further damage before SERVPRO water removal experts arrive.

By now you have discovered the source of your problem. Before water removal specialists arrive in your Los Angeles home, shut off the source of water. If the water originated from a faulty appliance or pipe burst, shut off the water from the mains. In case someone left one of the taps in the bathroom or kitchen open, shut it off too. Don’t forget to shut off your electricity. This is very important especially if you have appliances placed on your carpets. However, never attempt this while standing in water, or the circuit panel is wet.

As SERVPRO water damage restoration experts, we recommend you remove area rugs not attached to the floor only if they are not too heavy. Water-logged furnishings and carpets may cause injury while attempting to relocate them away from wet areas. Start mopping and blotting the water as quickly as possible. Doing this may help your hardwood flooring from suffering further damage.

If your drapes are touching the floor, remove them immediately and place them outside to dry. Alternatively, use a coat hanger to loop your drapes. This stops additional contact with the water on your floor.

When it comes to your furniture, blot as much water as you can. Use clean towels to do so. Afterward, place aluminum foil under the legs. This prevents the furniture stain from bleeding on your carpet. For books, photos, art, and other valuables, move them to a dry location, but if wet, no not box them. Circulation may help mitigate water damage. Now, if you immediately called SERVPRO, we are probably already relieving you of these stressful, and potentially injurious tasks. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Remember, do not enter any room with standing water before switching off electricity. Crucial to your personal safety.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park water removal technicians use top quality drying equipment. By doing so, we prevent further damage to your home and mold growth. To save your home and your valuables, call our 24/7 emergency line at (323) 255-1000.

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How SERVPRO Removes Mitigates Mold Damage in Your Los Angeles Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Removes Mitigates Mold Damage in Your Los Angeles Home It is tempting to want to paint over mold, but doing this can cause the paint to peel. Let SERVPRO eliminate the mold before repainting.

Practical Ways to Attend To Mold Damaged Walls in your Los Angeles Home 

To safely remediate your business or home after a mold damage event, you need to work with professionals who understand everything about mold. After arriving at your property, we look at the affected materials and surfaces before coming up with appropriate cleanup methods. One method cannot solve all mold issues, which is why we use several techniques when we are remediating your Los Angeles property. 

In your Los Angeles home, mold damage can affect both porous and nonporous materials. If the interior walls of your home have mold, the surface appears unpleasant, and the problem can lead to possible health effects. If you fail to address the problem during its initial stages, it can spread to other areas and make the remediation process challenging. Never make a mistake of painting moldy surfaces, our SERVPRO technicians can clean and dry such surfaces before repainting can take place. 

Assessing the condition of the walls is the first step that our SERVPRO technicians perform. If we notice some black splotches or bowing and crumbling or the drywall, then replacing it is necessary. If the walls are in a stable condition, then we can scrub and use a disinfectant to clean the contamination. The cleaning agents have anti-bacterial properties that deactivate the mold to lower chances of future growth. 

There are chances of the cleaning agents spilling to surrounding areas such as floors. We have to protect such surfaces using plastic drop covering before the cleaning process starts. Our SERVPRO technicians also observe safety precautions when working on your property to limit exposure to the molds. We wear chemical resistant gloves, safety boots, and appropriate respirators. It is essential to set up decontamination areas with negative pressure so that we can use such locations to clean our tools and safety gear.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park helps you out in your time of need by offering industry proven cleaning and restoration services. All you need is to call (323) 255-1000 for our highly trained technicians to attend to your urgent needs.

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The Benefits Of Hiring A IICRC Certified Restoration Company For Commercial Water Damage Clean Up In Los Angeles

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Benefits Of Hiring A IICRC Certified Restoration Company For Commercial Water Damage Clean Up In Los Angeles Water infiltration as a result of a roof leak, faulty plumbing or faulty appliance can lead to mold growth.

Saving Your Los Angeles Business: Why Hiring IICRC Certified Commercial Water Clean Up Experts Matters

What if water infiltrates your Los Angeles business? Well, the first step most business owners take is to try and clean the mess with the help of the employees. It makes sense that a business owner resorts to DIY in an attempt to save his or her business. Problem is such measures may result in extensive damage and complete loss. To save your business and provide a safe environment for your customers, choose IICRC certified commercial water cleanup technicians. Here are the reasons why.

Quick Response
When water damage affects your business, time is of the essence. To prevent extensive damage, commercial water cleanup in your Los Angeles property is necessary. At SERVPRO, we respond fast to your water emergency. By doing so, we help to prevent further damage to your business. Also, it helps to save you money.

Prevent Mold Growth
Water infiltration as a result of a roof leak, faulty plumbing or faulty appliance can lead to mold growth. Actually, it takes 72 hours for mold to start growing on affected surfaces. This can create health effects for you, your employees and customers. You do not want your restaurant or café to be shut down because of a health violation. To prevent mold growth, our experts use advanced equipment to dry and restore your business.

Fast Track Your Insurance Claim
SERVPRO commercial water cleanup technicians track and document the whole process. Not only do we note the damage done to your belongings and home but we compile a damage assessment report. Also, we provide all the details needed by your insurance adjuster. By doing so, we fast-track the insurance claims process for you.

Work With Professionals
Whether you need a water damage restoration expert or an applied structural drying technician, we are here to help. We also have the training and experience to handle any commercial water cleanup emergency.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park is a trusted leader in commercial water damage and restoration. As IICRC certified professionals, we use advanced restoration and cleaning equipment to prevent further damage to your business. For immediate assistance, call our 24/7 emergency line at (323) 255-1000.

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Why Flooding can Cause Secondary Damages in Los Angeles

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Flooding can Cause Secondary Damages in Los Angeles In the event that your home is affected by flooding, contact SERVPRO to efficiently dry out your property.

How to Fight Against Flood Damage in Los Angeles

Floods that are out of your control can wreak havoc on your possessions and property. Unfortunately, cleaning up the mess is your responsibility. Whether it is an overflowing road, a result of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster the harm caused to your home can be hard to fix yourself.

We serve hundreds of homeowners suffering from flood damage in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Using up to the minute techniques and over thirty years of experience means we can get your home back to how it was with minimum fuss. "Like it never even happened".

The first step on the road to recovery is removing any excess water. We can do this using a portable extractor for smaller affected areas and truck-mounted pumps for larger jobs. When flooding occurs, the water itself can become contaminated by raw sewage, pesticides or any other toxins that come into contact with it.

Water that has become contaminated is referred to as black water and requires a sustained sanitization effort to ensure comprehensive restoration. The reason black water is so severe is that any remnants left behind can become breeding grounds for bacteria, produce unpleasant odors or encourage mold growth.

We have the expertise and equipment to remove areas of drywall, clear contamination as well as deep cleaning your contents at a specialized facility. In situations where a pack-out is the only way to restore your possessions to their preloss conditions, we utilize Esporta washing machines that are capable of restoring items you may have thought were beyond repair.

After flood damage, the last thing you want is secondary damages. These can occur by leaving behind moisture or overlooking areas where contaminated water may reside after extraction. To ensure a thorough cleaning procedure, we use wet/dry vacuums and cleaning wands for targeted drying and sanitization. We can restore your indoor air quality by using ozone generators or chemical foggers to remove, neutralize and clear odors away.

Get a professional cleanup service today by calling SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park 24 hours a day at (323) 255-1000.

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How To Do Water Clean Up Properly In Los Angeles

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Do Water Clean Up Properly In Los Angeles Water can seep through the carpets and cause offensive odors and growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi.

How To Do Water Clean Up Properly

Water damage from a flood is a painful experience, but water cleanup can also be as painful as well. Water can seep through the carpets and cause offensive odors and growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi. If you ignore these problems, it can destroy the foundation and structural integrity of the house. That means, your real estate can lose significant value. With all these problems, we often panic and strive to clean up the damage on our own.

Water cleanup in Los Angeles can be very tricky. This process is not an easy DIY type of job. It requires extraordinary skills and expertise to properly remove the water from your residential area and restore your house. You might have to purchase expensive tools and gadgets to help you with the process. Plus, the whole repair process can be hazardous. If you are not careful, you can easily receive a shock or worse from wet appliances.

Fortunately, with SERVPRO, we can send our skilled technicians to your residential area. Our techs can use state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of the water, detect moisture content, and deodorize your home. They often start with the mitigation process to clear out excess water to minimize additional property damages. Then they can use tools like the moisture sensor to detect water in carpets and walls. The thermohygrometer measures temperature and humidity to create an optimum drying condition.

After these processes, the technicians can use an extractor to help clean the carpet and remove excess water from the floor. The air movers can enhance evaporation to reduce the drying time. After that, the skilled technicians can use an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Fogger to penetrate odor causing residues that have accumulated from the water damage. We also have a thermal fogger to emit tiny particles to neutralize the scent left behind from the water damage. That way, your home can be smelling fresh again. After completing the whole restoration process, our techs can have a complete final walk-through with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

If you are ready to get rid of water damage, then give SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park a call at (323) 255-1000 for a consultation with our skilled technician.

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How We Help Homeowners By Giving Initial Estimates Of Fire Damage In Los Angeles

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How We Help Homeowners By Giving Initial Estimates Of Fire Damage In Los Angeles Once a home sustains fire damage, the homeowner needs to contact our team right away.

Fire Damage In Your Home

After experiencing a fire in your home, the chaos seems to become overwhelming. SERVPRO professionals understand that this period in your life can become stressful even on good days, and we are here to help make sense of things. Our estimator begins by explaining how to work with your insurance company to help smooth the rest of the obstacles you are most likely to encounter.

Once a home in Los Angeles sustains fire damage, the homeowner needs to send the insurance adjuster lists of damaged items claimed as destroyed beyond repair for compensation. The SERVPRO estimator explains before you compile these lists how to do so quickly while still retaining the accuracy your adjuster requires. Our Contents Claim Inventory Service helps you easily accomplish this goal.

While we always try to clean items on-site instead of moving them out, sometimes we need the extra space. However, items that you need to claim on your insurance forms do not get moved to our facility. Your adjuster might want to inspect the items to satisfy the agency's documentation requirements. In situations where we have enough space to work inside your residence without performing a move-out, we separate damaged items from others that we need to clean and restore.

Your insurance pays for many services in addition to replacing belongings and restoring your home to preloss condition. Many of your home's furnishings also require cleaning and minor repairs to restore them. Moving them to our facility or storage while we work incurs fees, as does moving these items back to your home. Your insurance adjuster takes all of these costs into consideration. We help you by giving them estimates of these costs, keeping the amounts as accurate as possible.

Working with you and your insurance company's adjuster can help make everything go as smoothly as possible, easing you and your family through this hectic and stressful time. We want to help our customers as much as possible and in a variety of ways. Our expertise in these situations helps make sense of tragedy when it affects your family.

SERVPRO of Silver Lake / Echo Park helps residents in Lincoln Heights and Chinatown maneuver the complexities brought on by fire damage. Call us at (323) 255-1000 to start the process of restoring your home and your life, so everything is once again “Like it never even happened.”

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