Recent Storm Damage Posts

Wind Storm Tips From SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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During storm season in Woodland Hills, CA, home and business owners are most likely to be concerned with rain that might cause roof leaks and flooding. Winds can also cause damage to your buildings. Wind damage is commonly debris or large items that are blown against a structure, on a rooftop or through windows during a storm.

Here are some tips for preventing problems that are caused by high winds.

Prune Your Trees

The trees on your property should be regularly trimmed to avoid damage. These problems can arise when trees are not pruned properly:

  • Decay or disease 
  • Leaning
  • Hanging branches over a structure
  • Sharp angles in tree forks
  • Crowded or crossed branches

 Proper maintenance keeps trees healthy so that they are less likely to break and cause problems during a storm.

Limit Debris

 Outdoor property, looking at it for storm preparation.

  • Loose shingles can become missing shingles 
  • Gravel from the driveway can break windows 
  • Decorations
  • trash cans
  • signs 
  • potted plants

can be broken or hurled through windows. 

Overall, preparing for high winds that accompany storms is a matter of limiting the objects the wind can pick up and fling at your building. 

Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills If you need help 818-882-4556

Immediate Storm Damage Cleanup - SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

storage vaults Protecting your contents after a storm for 24 years. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556

Storm damage can often have layers of destructive effects that must get addressed immediately to protect as much of your property as possible. Your flooring and carpeting can often be among the most challenging to address. Our SERVPRO of Woodland Hills professional technicians can work to begin extraction and drying of damaged areas when we arrive. We work around the clock to prevent unnecessary secondary damage.

Our contents department will be able to determine what items and personal belongings are salvable and if we need to do a pack out to ensure your belongings are safe during the restoration process. With our team of qualified restoration technicians with accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we offer focused cleaning, drying, and storage of these items in our climate-controlled facility.

Flooding can be a nightmare in your home or business and the effects only get worse the longer you wait. Give SERVPRO of Woodland Hills a call at 818-882-4556 to make your loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

Containing Flooding Before it Destroys Woodland Hills Homes

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water soaked carpet from a flood Flooding becomes hazardous within 24-72 hours. Call Now. 818-882-4556

We enjoy helping our customers to recover quickly after any significant loss incident in their homes, properties, or businesses. Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills to help you in any storm situation.

No matter what dangerous weather conditions have caused flooding in your Woodland Hills, CA residence, water damage can get out of control without proper mitigation and containment. While homeowners and property owners alike often try to clean it up and think they can manage on their own, flooding and debris can become too widespread and hazardous for your property to overcome without the right equipment, training, and qualified personnel. 

With fast response times to all flood damage, mudslide, and storm damage situations, your home is in good hands with our SERVPRO team. We have considerable experience in disaster relief, and combined with our 24 years in business, extensive training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we are knowledgeable leaders in the restoration industry.

Don't wait, call SERVPRO to help! 818-882-4556

Wildfire Damage Cleanup By SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

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It’s always devastating when a family or business experiences wildfire damage, or smoke damage as a result of a California wildfire. SERVPRO of Woodland Hillshas set pricing and contracts with most insurance companies so they already know to expect us to work within their guidelines. We get our clients back to good quickly and efficiently saving you money and ultimately making it easier for all involved.

With 24 years of family-owned and operated experience, you know you can count on SERVPRO to work hard to recover both the structure and contents after a loss. We were able to remove the soot and even the smell of the smoke so that homes and businesses are returned to a safe, clean space. Our goal is always to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What To Expect:

When we visit our clients after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We will then convey our findings to the adjuster for approval so we know you're covered. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore any fire and smoke damage. Call us right away at 818-882-4556. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills will treat you and your property with empathy and respect, and your property with care.

Tips on Handling Flash Flood Risk

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Flash Flood Season is Coming Make Sure You're Prepared

At SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, we want you to be safe and prepared so that you just won't need us. Here are some things you can do to be prepared:

  • Call your insurance agent. Most policies do not cover flooding, call them to make sure you take steps to get covered for any disaster.
  • Download a weather app to make sure you get alerts or use a Weather Radio with a tone-alert feature or battery-powered radio or your TV for emergency information.
  • Have a plan. Everyone in your family should know where to go if they find themselves in an emergency. Trying to make plans at the last minute can be confusing.
  • Discuss flash floods. You should know what to do in case all family members are not together.

Discussing floods ahead of time helps reduce fear and anxiety and lets everyone know how to respond.

 SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help you with any issues you may experience both before and after a fall flash flood.  If you need information call us.  We're happy to help. 818-882-4556

Why SERVPRO in a Storm Situation?

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van and equipment Well equipped to handle storm damage SERVPRO of Woodland Hills.

Not Sure Whether You Need Help?

By calling us you will have peace of mind knowing that SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has taken care of everything that’s affected by flooding during this storm season. If you choose SERVPRO to restore your property your personal items and real property will be treated with care and concern.

Water damaged belongings are dried to prevent damage and mold growth. While the cost is the reason why the majority of people will try doing it on their own, people usually save money through hiring professionals like us.

If you evaluate your time, the extra work to dry your contents and consider the damage’s extent, you'll see that choosing a professional is the right choice.  Once you surmise that it’s too much for you to handle,  choose to work with the professionals at SERVPRO who can extract water properly and quickly and get you back to normal after a flood.

Have Questions?  Call 818-882-4556

You Don't Need to Go it Alone

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

storm flooding on a vinyl floor When the storm hits call SERVPRO 818-882-4556

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is the premier emergency storm restoration company in Woodland Hills, CA.

We are experts with 24 years of family-owned and operated experience that insurance professionals, property managers, and homeowners can rely on to be there for you throughout your emergency restorations.

 Our brand is tried and true with over 1700 franchises all locally owned and operated. From SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, you get the very best IICRC trained and certified technicians – every time. 

 From initial water extraction to rapid structural drying, we are there every step of the way. We will coordinate all of the details with your insurance provider or building manager and bill them directly for our services when coverage exists.

Don't weather the storm alone.  Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556

Why SERVPRO in a Storm?

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Landslides are common in California during a storm

Flooding and water damage usually can refer to a large range of loss types resulting from water intrusion from the ground or roof of a building. This kind of damage is devastating and much of your property, business, or home, can be ruined. Regardless of the extent of damage, speed, or duration of its occurrence, the storm can result in ownership and possession loss.

Storms, heavy rains, mudslides, and severe climate can leave massive losses to a community like Los Angeles County. This is why proper damage restoration should be a must. If you wish to live a stress-free life despite an unfortunate event like flooding, you need to hire the best restoration company SERVPRO. Professional restoration companies are highly skilled and trained, and know the entire process to get your home back.  You can trust that 23 years of experience will get you back on track in no time.

2 Ways Water Can Get in During a Storm

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Well equipped to handle any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Storm Damage Tips

Did you know that there are two types of water damage?

Yes, there are 2 ways water can get into your home or business. From the top and from the bottom. If it infiltrates the property from the roof it is usually from faulty shingles or gutters that were not cleaned.  Please clean your gutters!  It is definitely an inconvenience but, fortunately, it is usually covered by your insurance policy.

If it enters from the base of the property it is called groundwater infiltration and this type of water damage is most likely not going to be covered.  But the damage needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Remove the standing water by using a wet/dry vacuum, mopping it up, or using a sump pump. If you have fans, bring them in to move the air around and dry out the space. Hint: If there is any evidence of mold, do not use the fans since this will spread the spores. If the water level can be measured in inches you need to call in a professional. 

The water remediation professionals at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to make it, “Like it never even happened.

Are You Ready for a Storm?

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Whole house flooding after a storm

Ways to prepare before the storm arrives: 

  • Look around. Lawn furniture, toys, tables, and chairs should be brought inside or stored away. Secure your grill.
  • Remove any solar-powered ground lights. Ground lights that are hard-wired can be left in the ground.
  • Wrap burlap around ornamental trees or fragile bushes. You can also stake and string trees and bushes.
  • Take in any window air conditioners.

After a storm damage: 

  •  Remember, electricity and water are a deadly combination. If you have to walk through water to turn off the circuit breaker, consider calling your power company to shut off the power.
  • If you are unsure of the best and safest way to shut off the power, call your local fire department.
  • To mitigate any further damage to your valuables, raise any items up off of the floor and out of the water.
  • If the roof has incurred any damage, immediately call SERVPRO to cover it with a tarp.
  • If a window has been broken, immediately call SERVPRO to board it up.
  • Check on neighbors—especially the elderly—to make sure they are safe.

Call SERVPRO if you have any questions or need service 24/7/365  818-882-4556

 

Pet Storm Preparedness

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let your pet be unprepared.

Pet Storm tips from SERVPRO of Woodland Hills -

Did you know that almost all dog and cat owners don't have disaster plans for their pets? SERVPRO of Woodland Hills urges you to make sure this isn’t you.

You made a disaster kit for yourself and family, so make one for your pet. This includes medical records and medication, food and water with can openers, leashes, and carriers.

Tips:

  • Keep pets inside during a storm. Animals can become confused and run away from home during a disaster.
  • Arrange a safe haven for you and your pets during evacuation. Do not leave pets behind.
  • Store an emergency kit—with items such as pet food, bottled water, medical records, a blanket, a flashlight and leashes—as close to an exit as possible.
  • Make sure all pets wear collars and tags. 
  • Have your pet microchipped in case of a lost collar. 
  • Place a rescue alert sticker to your front home to let rescuers know that there are pets inside.
  • Choose a caregiver to take care of your pet in the event you are unable to.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556 

Storm Season is Coming to Woodland Hills, CA. Are You Ready?

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding in Woodland Hills? Call SERVPRO 818-882-4556

Water Damage and how SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.
  • ed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

For help restoring your residential or commercial property after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556.

We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Storm tips for Woodland Hills Residential and Commercial properties

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

For help restoring your residential or commercial space after a water loss, flood, or storm, call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556

Caught in the storm? Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 24/7  818-882-4556

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Woodland Hills can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7  818-882-4556

When the storm hits Woodland Hills SERVPRO can help!

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills/Tarzana/Reseda at 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

Water Damage Timeline and how SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda can help.

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

For help restoring your residential or commercial space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills/Tarzana/Reseda at 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

What to do when the storm hits Woodland Hills

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

Emergency Storm Tips

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

Residential Services

Whether your Woodland Hills, Tarzana, or Reseda home needs emergency flood damage or your home packed and moved, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Woodland Hills, Tarzana, or Reseda commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROwoodlandhills.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Emergency Storm Tips By SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO to the rescue!

Water Damage - Do's :

Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tables top items.

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.

Place aluminnum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.

Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.

Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.

Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.

Gather loose items, toys,etc, from floors.

Water Damage: Don't

Don't leave wet fabrics in place: dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

Don't use household vacuum to remove water.

Don't use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors especially not on wet concrete floors.

Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.