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Choosing a Water Damage Contractor in Woodland Hills

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Did you know that insurance companies will ask  you to select one of the companies from their "approved vendor list" to restore your property?  At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills we are approved vendors for many insurance companies and use industry standard pricing that is fair to everyone. 

It does not matter what caused your water damage because SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help you to quickly restore your house, office, or commercial property. 

We have the equipment, team, and 26 years of experience  to get your property restored quickly, cleanly, and in a professional manner.

Let SERVPRO of Woodland Hills work on your behalf and ensure that you get what you need done and do not have to haggle with your insurance company.

Call 818-882-4556 Now for a free inspection.

How Does SERVPRO Know What to do for Fire & Water Damage?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

demolished hall in a water damaged home This hall had to be completely removed due to a water damage in Woodland Hills, CA. SERVPRO knows what to do in such incidences. Call now 818-882-45
 

Our Training is thorough!

  • Initial franchise training
  • On-going web-based training 
  • Stringent IICRC certification
  • Hands-on training on the jobsite
  • Lead-Safe training
  • Subrogation Training

The Science We Use Everyday

Equipment/Engineering

  • Type of extraction tools & pumps required for each type of job. All dependent on factors such as suction, lift, fluid-type
  • Air-movers: How many and what type for each job. Promotes air circulation for drying
  • Dehumidifiers; desiccant or refrigerant and where to place. Works to remove moisture from the air and speed the drying process.
  • Air Scrubbers: Assessing whether the environment calls for extraction of air pollutants, odors, or removal of mold spores.
  • Type of generator for the job. Is there electric power at the site? Sometimes portable generators are required in order to have enough power for equipment.

Moisture

  • Measuring the relative humidity, temperature of air masses and understanding Equilibrium Moisture Content in materials.
  • Creating negative pressure, in order to control cross contamination.
  • Understanding Psychrometry, Condensation, temperature control and humidity control

     Chemistry

  • Our Cleaning Agents & Products: Determining the right EPA approved chemicals for the job, the correct temperature and ratio. Understanding ingredients of chemical agents and their characteristics of nonionic, anionic, or cationic.

At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, our technicians are trained to anticipate. We determine the best drying plan when Water Damage occurs. At times outside factors can impede the drying process. Because of all these factors, there is no straight answer.

Our goal is to get you back to normal. This is why SERVPRO of Woodland Hills does not charge for initial inspections. CALL US 24/7 at 818-882-4556

Water Damage to your Woodland Hills Home - SERVPRO

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage can be a huge issue in a person’s home and can often cost thousands of dollars. While sometimes water damage is obvious (such as a leaky faucet, toilet overflow or burst pipe), more often than not, it is quite difficult to locate. With that in mind, here are some common signs of water damage in a home to keep an eye out for:

  1.  Odors

There are many different potential causes of an odd smell in a person's home, but one that most people don’t think of is water damage. However, when water stagnates and is hidden over time, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria, like mold. This will quickly begin to smell and has been described as an unpleasant odor.

  1. Mold Growth

In addition to smelling bacteria growing, people can sometimes see it with their own eyes. Spores in the air can find their way into hidden areas such as behind the washing machine and underneath the refrigerator, and if water and dust are also present there, mold can begin to grow. It will often be fuzzy or discolored. However, mold can be difficult to see sometimes as it doesn’t always appear in large patches, and even just a small bit of mold can signify some water damage.

  1. Does something look odd?

If you want to check for water damage, the structural aspects of the home are the first place to look. Walls, ceilings and floors are places that can give owners an indication that there is water damage. Look for stains, sagging, swelling, or cracking among other abnormalities.

Suffering from water damage? If so, reach out to SERVPRO of Woodland Hills! 818-882-4556

Water Damage Restoration Can Minimize Destruction To Your Woodland Hills Property

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Because flooding can wreak havoc throughout an entire home or business you need an expert. Burst pipes can flood entire buildings, water leaks can render areas of water damage uninhabitable, a collapsed roof during a storm can fill a home or business with water, and a fire that has been put out  can have water damage present.

There are many ways water damage can occur. It is very important that the right water damage restoration IICRC certified firm be dispatched to help assess and repair water damage quickly and efficiently.

 Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills now at 818-882-4556 to help get your life back to normal fast.

With a full range of professional restoration services. At SERVPRO, our goal is to restore your home—and your peace of mind—and make it "Like it never even happened."

Insurance Claims for Water Damage to your Home - SERVPRO

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding & water damage are not what the majority of homeowners expect to face. When it does happen, you might be at a loss for how to deal with it, especially when it comes to insurance claims.

The following will help walk you through how to file a claim;

Review Your Insurance Coverage- Review insurance documents. Locate the phone number for your insurance company’s claims office. If you can’t find it on any paperwork, then it should be on their website. Before you call, try to have your policy available for reference.

Be Calm- You need to be able to talk to the claims adjuster (the insurance representative who will discuss the details with you) in a way that is clear & concise. You will not be able to do that if you are upset.

Keep Your Details Brief & Straight to the Point- Give the claims adjuster the facts. Unless they ask for details, keep it as short as possible, giving them only the information they need to understand the situation. There are rules & regulations that govern insurance coverage, so you do not need to try to persuade the adjuster over the telephone.

Have Proof- Pictures of your dishwasher overflowing or flooding around a door are definitely proof that can be used to help make your case. Receipt from a plumber or information from the city or county about the cause of the damage will also be very helpful in getting the claim processed.

Mitigation- If you need to mitigate the damage (stop it from getting worse), the insurance company may make a recommendation for a company. It is ONLY a recommendation, so you can contact another restoration company if you prefer.

CALL SERVPRO 24/7 to help you dry down the loss and get you back to good.

How to Protect Your Home or Business In a Woodland Hills Flood

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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If your home or business has recently suffered from flood damage, then contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills immediately. 818-882-4556

Each year homeowners face flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or bursting of pipes. It’s very important to be prepared and to protect your property if you live in or work near a flood zone in California. Although you can’t stop a flood from happening, you can lessen the impact that water damage has on your woodland Hills property. Here are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading or destroying your home and property.

Be Prepared!

The absolute best thing you can do if you think you live in a flood zone is to have a plan of action well in advance. Here is a list of things to think about:

  • Keep all of your important documents in a watertight container.
  • Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & all other valuables, or consider a safety deposit box.
  • Contact your marketing representative at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills and set up an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for protecting your home & getting a quick service response after a flood.

 Use Sandbags & Flood Barriers

Let’s face it, some homes are more susceptible to water damage due to grading and drainage issues. Lower flood water, however, can be contained by laying out sandbags & setting up flood barriers around your doors and foundation. Even if some water manages to get in, sandbags & flood barriers can reduce the water damage & can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Call SERVPRO 24/7 with any questions!

Why Get Renter's Fire Insurance?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Less than 20% of rental tenants have renters insurance.

Renter’s insurance is fairly inexpensive and worth every penny in the event of a fire loss. You may think that you can trust yourself not to cause an accident, you may be one of the most careful tenants there are, but accidents happen or the neighbors can cause issues when you least expect it. You will be forced to deal with the aftermath and hope you can salvage things, so SERVPRO of Woodland Hills advises that you get coverage before it's too late.

If a fire or water damage disaster occurs and you don't have renter’s insurance, you will be financially responsible. You'll need to inventory your belongings, box, pack, and move everything out, clean and deodorize contents, then pay for storage while the fire damage is repaired. Later you'll move your items back in, unpack, and reset. The stress can be overwhelming.

Luckily, if you contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, we do all of those things for you whether it's on your dime or the insurance companies'.

Call 818-882-4556 today for a free quote.

SERVPRO COVID-19 Cleaning in Woodland Hills

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, for 26 years we have cleaned and disinfected homes and businesses according to the protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC.

That means 26 years of experience in mitigating biological contaminants and airborne pathogens. SERVPRO goes well beyond the scope of work that standard cleaning companies perform and Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

The CDC encourages the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables SERVPRO does more. 

SERVPRO Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant against the coronavirus. SERVPRO has our own line of EPA-approved products that not only are environmentally friendly but also kill emerging pathogens. We ULV fog suspected and confirmed coronavirus exposed areas to ensure our customer's safety.

Call Today for a Proactive or Confirmed Exposure Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services and protection, call the experts at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills today –  818-882-4556.

Commercial Cleaning and Disinfecting in Woodland Hills, CA

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Sanitization Services 

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is committed to helping Woodland Hills businesses and commercial properties maintain the well-being and safety of our community.

SERVPRO offers a full range of emergency restoration services, construction services, and comprehensive sanitization services so your business can be "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned". We may not be able to completely eliminate the coronavirus, but we can ensure your company, its employees, and your customers remain as safe as possible thanks to SERVPRO's training on current CDC and EPA protocols. Our own SERVPRO line of earth-friendly EPA approved disinfecting solutions are effective yet safe for our environment.

Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills today at 818-882-4556 to schedule a free inspection and see if your business can benefit from proactive cleaning. 

Holiday Fire Prevention SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

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As the holidays approach, homeowners prepare themselves to make the same mistakes that they have made every year with holiday lights. Outlets quickly become overloaded with multiple extension cords all plugged into the same receptacle making a home fire very likely.


If an outlet sparks and causes flames they spread quickly throughout a home.  Aging electrical systems and overloaded outlets and fuses are common hazards. While the initial thought would be to manage the limitations of your electrical system better, most homeowners do not come to this realization until disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills professionals respond quickly to a disaster and are available to start mitigation immediately. We accurately assess the scope of the damage, document the loss for insurance purposes, and begin the work required to restore your property to its original condition.

If you have had fire damage in your Woodland Hills home, Call SERVPRO 24/7 @ 818-882-4556. We are always here to help.