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Tips To Be Prepared For Wildfires

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Loss To Home And Contents These are just some ways you can be more prepared for Wildfire season. If you need additional help please call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-45

Fire season comes every year and that's why it is so important to be prepared. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can do our part in making sure our community is ready. When working at a restoration company we see the aftermath of a fire and the devastation it causes on the home owners. Here are some tips to be a little more prepared. 

-Having a fire escape plan is the most important, especially if you live in a high risk area. Practicing your escape plan can help you be ready in case of an emergency. Making sure that you have more than one exit route. 

- Remove any tree branches that reach within 10 feet of a stove or chimney's flue entrance.

- Make sure that your outdoor hose is attached to an outlet. 

-Clean out your roof gutters of branches and leaves to help prevent heavy amounts of flammable items. 

Water Mitigation And What To Expect

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage To Property SERVPRO has trained technicians that help make it “Like it never even happened” Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556

In the case of having water damage on your property. There are a few things to know to help cause less damage and move forward with the mitigation process. 

The first step is to turn off the water source. Call a plumber out for repairs. All leaks need to be fixed before any dry down or demolition can be completed. If possible place buckets or towels to help stop the water from spreading. 

Once the water source has stopped leaking SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can come in and assess the damage. We have trained technicians that use moisture meters to track how far the water has traveled. Our technicians mark the affected areas with blue tape for a visual representation of where the moisture is. 

The next step is to set drying equipment. We place dehumidifiers and air movers to help move forward with the dry down process. Without air flow mold can develop in as little as 24 hours. If the structure seems to not be drying out efficiently we recommend demolition. Or any materials that are damaged beyond repair. By day 3 of drying our technicians have an idea of what is going to dry in place or not. 

This process takes a short amount of time to help you get your property back to normal.

Dealing With Vandalism

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Boarded Up Property Contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556 today if you’re in need of a board up on your commercial property.

When maintaining a business you have to have an action plan for if damage to your property takes place. Vandalism is one of the less thought of damages. But you can never be too prepared. Vandalism can mean damaged or broken windows and doors. Vandalism can even be biohazard or a dangerous substance left on your property. When damage happens to a commercial building it doesn't only affect the look of the building it can also drive away sales and damage the businesses image. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help with our 24 hour response time to help get your building back to its correct status. SERVPRO technicians are trained to get to work done as soon as possible to make sure that your service can get running. Our team will ensure that our repairs help you get your property back to normal.

How Containment Is Beneficial

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Technician Setting Up Containment Contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556 today if you’re in need remediation on your property.

When thinking about the work that is done on your property after having water, fire or mold damage, many do not think about containment. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills takes great care in making sure we keep your home clean even during the demolition process. Containment is used for many things like to prevent dust and dirt from traveling throughout the home or to create a drying chamber, so that all drying is directed to the affected areas. When performing work we cover contents to ensure that no additional damage happens.

SERVPRO technicians have put up many containment sheets on all kinds of jobs. From cleaning jobs to biohazard jobs. Our team of technicians evaluate the area and are able to create the right containment for the damaged area.

How Professional Cleaning Can Help Your Business

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Technician extracting water Contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills for a quick response for work on your commercial building. Call 818-882-4556

Now that many employees are getting back into the office we have the constant reminder of the need to sanitize and disinfect our work areas to help create a safe work space and put an end to spreading of COVID 19. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is able to perform a more in depth cleaning of the floors, walls and contents. This helps prevent harmful germs from developing and spreading around the work area.  Our team of technicians are training to help properly clean your commercial business. SERVPRO is able to help speed up the cleaning process with our 24/7 response. We are able to help clean your business with little to no disruption to your company. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills services all business from restaurants to small businesses.

Reviews From SERVPRO Customers in Woodland Hills

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO 24/7 SERVPRO can help get your home back to it preloss condition. Give our team a call at 818-882-4556

The following are some reviews from happy customers that have used SERVPRO of Woodland Hills. 

Matthew and Robert came at the appointed time. I am so pleased with these two young guys. They are very professional, very respectful and  very Proficient. They looked  at all the areas in my  house where there is possible water damage. Very thorough. They explained, in detail, what is going on and what necessary work to be done. I am so glad  that Matthew and Robert  were  assigned to my  place. I am very comfortable now that  they patiently explained to me what needs to be done. They both are jewels to your company. They represent  SERVPRO's  good name. Your company must be  very fortunate, happy and proud  to have them both .

-Maria L.

We had the pleasure of working with Brandon and Omar after a roof leak caused mold and water damage. Their team was extremely helpful and made the entire repair process quick and easy, and worked around our schedule. Would definitely recommend working with them, especially if you need to settle with insurance!

  • Christy M.

Why You Should Unplug Your Electric Plugs

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

Electrical Outlet Fire If you have fire damage to your property, contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills for help. Call us at 818-882-4556

Leaving your electric plugs plugged in when you are gone is a waste of electricity, but not only that it is also a high fire risk if left plugged in.  Overloading a single circuit with too many plugs is how fires often start. The following are some electronica and household appliances you should unplug before leaving your home.

  1. Hair straighteners/Curlers

Hair straighteners and curlers can reach up to 350 degrees and when abandoned on the floor or a bed it can cause major fire damage.

  1. Phone and Laptop Chargers

To avoid fire damage to home from phone and laptop charges make sure that you find a brand that you know well to ensure that they are safe. These types of devices are not designed to be plugged in all of the time. Keeping these devices plugged in constantly can weaken the cells in the battery and limit their life.

  1. Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles can get very hot due to them not having much ventilation. Leaving your console on for a long period of time could cause the console to overheat, smoke or even cause a fire.

When any device has electrical wiring always keep an eye on the condition and way it is running.

How SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Uses Moisture Meters

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture Meters If you have water damage to your property, contact SERVPRO of Woodland Hills for help. Call us at 818-882-4556

When having a restoration company at your home or property to repair water damage you may have noticed they pull out a colored device. It is normal that you possibly wondered whether these devices are actually doing something or there for show. This tool is called a “moisture meter”.

Moisture meters are a piece of technology that you will see throughout all SERVPRO franchises. You may have even seen these online or your local hardware store.

There are two standard moisture meters. One is a resistance meter, these ones have pins. The other kind are capacitance meters, these are pin less.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills technicians use both types of meters. Capacitance meters are best used on materials that can’t be penetrated with pins. These moisture meters are nice because they won’t leave any damage to the affected material. Although pin meters may leave slight physical damage they are great at measuring moisture in wood. Pin meters have peaked metal detectors that are inserted into the material. They measure moisture by measuring electrical currents between the pins.  

Water Damage to Wood Flooring

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Damage To Wood Flooring SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have trained technicians that help make it “Like it never even happened” Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556

When a water loss in your home happens your flooring can get wet and hold moisture. Water damage that has to be cleaned can cause you floor to need to be repaired or even replaced. The following are a couple steps that can help you understand what will have to be done to get your floor to preloss state, if possible.

Flooring contactors try to discourage home owners from getting hard wood flooring installed in places of the home that are more humid like the bathroom, laundry room or basement. This is because when a large amount of water is present or high humidity it may cause the wood to expand, warp crackle and start to separate.

In engineered flooring the attached underlayment is made to expand and contract when it comes in contact with normal humidity changes. This helps not damage the solid wood layer on top. However many flooring contactors will decide that engineered wood flooring is not a good choice in humid and wet areas. In these areas vinyl, concrete or tile is recommended.

SERVPRO specializes in drying out all kinds of flooring by using our pumps, vacuums, desiccants and fans. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has the right knowledge in how to dry out each kind of flooring properly, if it is possible to salvage.  Our technicians know when flooring is able to dry in place or have to be replaced. To help prevent mold growth, mildew or potential odors we can also deodorize and sanitize all flooring

Introducing Our Equipment

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment If your property is affected make sure to call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills to help you restore your property. 818-882-4556

The following is a deeper look into the equipment SERVPRO would use on your property.

AIR MOVER:

Air movers work well with dehumidifiers. The air movers are commonly used to help the moisture particles in the room circulate for the dehumidifier to take in. The air movers help dry out affected materials.

DEHUMIDIFIER:

Dehumidifier are commonly used to pull moisture out of the air. This helps dry out the materials.

FLOOR MAT SYSTEM:

The floor mat system is used on hardwood floor to help dry it out. This helps to save floors that are showing signs of damage and to prevent buckling.

DESICCANT:

The desiccant is similar to the dehumidifier. The desiccant takes the air that contains moisture, dries it and distributes the dry air back into the affected area. We use desiccants in hard to dry places like a crawl space.

WATER EXTRACTOR:

Water extractors are used to extract standing water. This helps remove the water from surfaces and allows us to dry it out properly. This can help save flooring like carpet from secondary damages.

AIR SCRUBBER:

The air scrubber helps control the environment. It filters some of the odor, debris, dust, mold spores and any other airborne particles.