How Fast Water Damage Occurs
Water Damage In Building
When water damage strikes, it spreads quickly and can cause extensive damage to your property. Within minutes, water can absorb into walls, floors, and furniture, causing finishes to bleed and flooring to swell. Over the next few hours, drywall will swell and break down, metal will tarnish, and furniture will crack and split. Dyes and inks from fabrics and paper will bleed and stain, and a musty odor will fill the air.
If you experience water damage, it is important to act quickly to mitigate the damage. The longer you wait, the more extensive the damage will become. Call a SERVPRO immediately to get your property back to normal as soon as possible.
Contents You Should Keep Or Discard After A Fire
Contents That May Need to be Disposed of After a Fire.
After a fire, it is important to carefully consider what belongings to keep and what to dispose of.
Some materials, such as plastics, nonorganic fibers, and wiring, release harmful chemicals when exposed to high temperatures. These chemicals can be dangerous if ingested or absorbed through the skin.
It is important to dispose of any items that you plan on putting in or onto your body. This includes food, medicine, makeup, and toiletries. You should also get rid of most items in plastic containers, as these can also release harmful chemicals.
When dealing with fire damage, it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you are unsure about whether or not an item is safe to keep, it is best to dispose of it.
Hiring a professional fire remediation company, such as SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, can help you make these decisions. They have the experience and expertise to assess the damage and help you determine what items can be saved and what needs to be disposed of.
Here are some additional tips for disposing of fire-damaged items:
- Do not throw fire-damaged items in your regular trash. This could contaminate the waste stream and pose a risk to public health.
- If you are unsure about how to dispose of an item, it is always best to err on the side of caution and dispose of it properly.
SERVPRO: A Green Company
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SERVPRO is committed to being a green company. We believe that we have a responsibility to protect the environment and to help our customers reduce their environmental impact.
We use environmentally friendly products and practices in all of our services. For example, we use biodegradable cleaning products, recycled materials, and energy-efficient equipment.
We are also committed to educating our customers about environmental sustainability. We offer tips on how to reduce their environmental impact.
Here are some of the ways that SERVPRO is environmentally friendly:
- We use environmentally friendly cleaning products. These products are biodegradable and non-toxic, so they are safe for people and the environment.
- We recycle all of our waste materials. This includes paper, plastic, metal, and cardboard. We also recycle electronics and batteries.
- If you are looking for a green company to help you with your disaster restoration needs, then SERVPRO is the right choice for you. We are committed to using environmentally friendly products and practices, and we are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact.
SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Has Decades Of Experience And Resources
SERVPRO Specialists discuss processes to customer's assurance.
Did you know that SERVPRO is a nation wide franchise originally founded in 1967. With over 2,000 locations, no job is too big for SERVPRO. We work as independent franchises, but are able to utilize neighboring franchise resources incase a large commercial loss comes up. Really, no job is too big. Brandon and Patrese Hedding have owned SERVPRO of Woodland Hills franchise for more than 27 years, and have acquired 2 more SERVPRO franchises over this time period. Their expertise and resources combined is exactly why you should choose SERVPRO of Woodland Hills. They are continuing to expand their workforce by hiring professional and experienced office managers, production managers, admin assistants, technicians, and marketing representatives. At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills you can be confident that your needs will be met with care and professionalism as we will consistently update you throughout the mitigation process.
Space Heater Safety
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In Woodland Hills we haven't been getting much cold weather but with the colder seasons approaching we start pulling out our space heaters. Space heaters are amazing at keeping smaller areas warm but there are some risks with having one. The following are some ways SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have found to help you stay safe with your space heater.
- Make sure you turn off your heater before you go to sleep or leave your property.
- Keep your space heater at least 3 feet away from anything flammable
- Check that your space heater has an automatic shut off feature
- Keep your heater on a solid flat surface
These are some ways to keep your property and you safe. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is always here to help.
Commercial Cleaning Services
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SERVPRO of Woodland Hills performs deep cleaning services that go beyond a general janitorial cleaning. Our service targets the hard to clean areas like odor, grime and moisture that might affect your property overtime. It is important to keep the general area of your workspace clean. During flu season especially it is important to clean the bacteria and harmful pathogens. We have made a list of the high touch surfaces that may need cleaning more often.
High touch surfaces:
- Soap or hand sanitizer dispensers
- Tables and desks
- Tablets and phones
- Light Switches
We can perform cleaning of all the above mentioned items. Our technicians are specially trained for all cleaning services. We even have specialized SERVPRO products that get your structure clean and sanitized.
Fire Damage Restoration Process
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When you have a fire on your property you need to move quickly to help get your property safe and sound. Once the fire trucks take off you can be left with fire, smoke and even water damage.
Every fire damage is different so it is necessary to take a different approach for all of them. We have a team of professionals that know how to properly evaluate every job. The following are some of the typical fire damage steps to help make it “Like it never even happened”.
Step 1: Initial contact
The first step for us is waiting for the call. Our specialists will ask questions about the damage to your property to help us arrive quickly and with the proper materials to help start services.
Step 2: Inspection
Our technicians will inspect the areas of your home that are affected. We determine the amount of damage to your property. This step helps us accurately choose the best way to move forward.
Step 3: Roof tarp and Board up Services
Fire damage can result in the roofs, windows or doors breaking or having damage. Boarding up your home right away can help from having a break in.
Step 4: Removal of Soot and Smoke
SERVPRO has special equipment that helps to remove soot and smoke from the walls, ceilings and floors. This also includes furniture and other contents that could be affected.
This is just the beginning of the list for what we perform on a fire damage. If you have more questions about how we can help your home after having a fire damage call us at (818)882-4556.
Reviews From Happy Customers
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The following are some reviews from customers that have used SERVPRO of Woodland Hills in the past month.
Wonderful, Amazing, and Professional , are the three words that describe Nima A. and his crew!! They made this whole process so much easier for us. Nima even made sure our pets were safe, and happy while all the work was happening! Thank you, Nima! You are the real MVP!!
The crew for SERVPRO Woodland Hills was amazing. Under the best of circumstances, it is difficult to have people working in your house while you too have to work, but SERVPRO was as unobtrusive as could be while mitigating major water damage in our kitchen. Matt, Nima and Orlando were courteous, knowledgeable, and very flexible. They even gave us a call-back late on a Sunday night, after we decided to change our schedule for the following morning. We highly recommend their services.
Matt and Nima were amazing in handling our flood situation. I was at work for a couple days and I trusted them to take care of my backyard flood issue. When I came back from work the entire backyard was professionally cleaned up and looking good as new. Matt and Nima worked tirelessly throughout the night to get things right again in my backyard. Thank you guys, and thank you SERVPRO.
How To Stay Safe While Burning Candles In Your Home
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With the holidays coming up it is more common to light candles in your home. Although we love to light candles burning they are one of the highest causes of housefires. It is unsafe to light candles and leave them unattended while they are lit. The following are some ways to help keep your home safer.
- Keep a candle in the same place once it is lit and do not touch the flame.
- Keep the candles at a distance from anything that could burn. (ex: curtains and carpets)
- Candles should be placed out of reach from pets and children.
- Don't place candles around air currents, drafts and vents.
- Blow out candles prior to leaving a room or going to bed.
- Check that the candles are completely out.
If you have a fire loss from a candle it is possible that additional clean up will be needed. Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills for trained professionals. SERVPRO understands the challenges with fires to your home and will correctly evaluate the situation to determine the best way to move forward.
Professional Cleaning Services By SERVPRO Of Woodland Hills
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As we start to flow back into the office following the COVID-19 pandemic, we focus more on the importance of a clean work space in order to stop the virus from spreading. SERVPRO offers commercial business General cleaning and COVID-19 cleaning.
It understood that the janitorial staff performs the general maintenance of keeping your offices clean and getting rid of trash. It is possible that some areas in your office are being forgotten. Cleaning of the floors, walls and carpets can help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. This helps keep the office healthier and happier.
SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have trained professionals that are able to assess the job and understand the level of cleaning and disinfecting needed. Our technicians understand that in order for your business to stay open we need to do our work with little to no disruption.
We offer cleaning service to every commercial business. We provide service to schools, small businesses, restaurants, and more. Let us help make it “Like It never even happened”.