Recent Storm Damage Posts

California Flooding In Woodland Hills

10/14/2021 (Permalink)

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HEAVY RAINS

Heavy rains could fill rivers and streams, bringing flooding to the area. If your home in Woodland Hills is threatened with the possibility of flooding, here are some things you should do:

-Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. When a flood or flash flood warning is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay there.

-Stay away from floodwaters.

-If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

-Keep children out of the water.

-Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.

DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY People should download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of tornadoes, flooding and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

Storm Damage Restoration in Woodland Hills, CA

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Woodland Hills recently serviced a  home with storm water removal needs. Here the homeowner cleaned and dried what they thought was all the floodwater that entered their home. However, later on, a musty odor remained and they called us for help. Situations like this are not uncommon with DIY flood and water damage cleanup.  

If storm, flood or water damage happens in your Woodland Hills home, immediate water removal saves both your house and bank account from dealing with bigger, and more complicated issues. One common mistake that home owners make is to assume because surfaces look dry, that they are.  This is rarely true.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians use advanced moisture detection equipment to locate  moisture anywhere it migrates to. Our technicians use infrared cameras to scope behind walls and under flooring and determine the path of water.  We also ensure we eliminate excess moisture through the removal of baseboards and other structural components for maximum airflow.

Storm Season Woodland Hills, CA- Tips to be Prepared for Disaster

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

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The aftermath of a major Southern California rainstorm can be overwhelming and stressful. Your personal safety and the safety of loved ones would naturally come first, however, after everyone is safe, what are the next steps? The 24-hour emergency response team at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, CA recommends that home and business owners alike take these 5 steps right after a disaster event to help speed up the restoration process.

  1.   Safety Concerns - Disconnect any electrical devices that may have been damaged by water. Look for broken glass, and be sure to wear shoes for protection. 
  2.   Call a Storm Damage Restoration Company - After a major disaster, Woodland Hills restoration companies book up very quickly. The sooner an appointment is made, the faster the restoration process can get started. (Moving quickly is vital to prevent more extensive damage). 
  3.   Prevent Further Damage - Check for any active leaks. For plumbing leaks, turn off the water. For roof damage, place something under the leak to catch as much water as possible. 
  4. Document the Damage - A record of the damages will be very important during the insurance claims process. SERVPRO can help with this!
  5. File a Claim - Beginning the insurance claim process is the next step, especially if your home is uninhabitable. Most home insurance policies cover the cost of a home rental during the restoration process. Check your policy or call your agent to make sure.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is a family & locally owned storm, fire, and water restoration company with the resources of a national franchise behind them. They’ve served Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, and surrounding areas for over 26 years. 

 

SERVPRO technicians are ready to restore your home or business to a preloss condition

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Woodland Hills homeowners may be surprised to know that every state is vulnerable to flooding--even the dry ones like California. Storm damage repair contractors in Woodland Hills, CA will always be a necessity. Changes in sea level and stormy weather are enough to create sudden flash floods that cause damage to homes and businesses.

Homeowners with flood insurance coverage will need complete restoration with a professional water damage cleanup team if a flood was to occur on their property. Asking your insurance agent about flood coverage is an important step. Once you're aware of what a flood policy would cover for your home, you will already be more prepared than most.

Water can move through any structure causing long-term damage. It is important to hire professionals like SERVPRO of Woodland Hills to provide a thorough water damage restoration to prevent secondary damages.

If your home has been affected, by flooding, storms, or water damage you need a water restoration company in Woodland Hills that can provide storm damage restoration and rapid flood damage cleanup immediately.

How Woodland Hills Residents Can Protect Themselves From Earthquakes & Wind Storms

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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When Southern California Earthquakes happen, they cause extensive damage to water and sewer lines.  Before you know it, your home can have water within the walls, ceiling, or floors.

Gas lines can become disconnected during an Earthquake and cause fire and explosions. If you notice a sulfur-like smell, turn off your gas line & call the gas company right away. It is important to check your home after an earthquake.  You can find more information on earthquake preparation here.

High Winds happen often in our Woodland Hills Community. When a High Wind advisory goes out here are a few things you can do.

  • Move all patio furniture indoors.
  • Keep all yard tools and equipment covered or within your shed.
  • Keep debris around your home clear
  • Dispose of large branches.
  • Keep surrounding trees trimmed regularly.
  • Inspect your roof for any loose shingles and repair if needed.
  • When replacing your roof, keep extra shingles for situations like this.
  • Loose or broken tiles can lead to water leaks in your home so it is important to take care of them early.

Call SERVPRO for more information or to help! 881-882-4556

Storm Threats: Flash Floods & Mudslides be Prepared!

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

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It is important to remember as we come out of fire season just how nature reacts to the charred debris, lack of foliage, and loose soil. A combination of Fire, Strong Winds, and Heavy Rains, is the perfect recipe for disaster in our Woodland Hills community.

Although in Los Angeles, California we don't see as much rain as other parts of the U.S, it is when we least expect it that emergency situations occur. 

Take note of your surroundings and look for excess debris, hazards, and large branches. If your home is in the Hills, does your home have trenches that re-direct heavy water? Do you have reflection walls? Be aware of the warning signs. Always have an emergency kit ready.

Check out Ready.gov for more information on how to protect your homes against Flash Floods and Mudslides.  

Sign up to receive local alerts so you are always ready.

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!

Storm Season in Woodland Hills, CA

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

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After a long hot Southern California summer, when the weather changes, homeowners and businesses need to beware.  With fire devastation and dry debris still prevalent, it is time to think about preparing for winter storms.

Knowing how to prepare for flooding in advance can affect how easily your property can be restored and how many of your belongings may have to be replaced. Below are tips to follow until help arrives:

Flood Tips:

  • Determine if your property is in a flood zone.
  • In an emergency always listen for instructions from local emergency management sources.
  • Plan what you will do if your home, building, or store is not accessible to you. 
  • Review your emergency plans annually. Just as things change over time, so do your preparedness needs. 
  • Visit: Ready.gov to learn about emergency plans and flooding.

 The first 24 hours after flooding are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Our SERVPRO of Woodland Hills team is ready to respond 24/7 to help our Woodland Hills community with water damage cleanup and restoration. 818-882-4556

Santa Ana Wind Storms Cause Wind Damage in Woodland Hills, CA

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Even mild windstorms can cause a lot of destruction but fortunately, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of having wind damage to your home or business.

  1. Remove trees or hanging branches in close proximity to your structure. Storms easily knock down trees, but that doesn’t mean you need to be at risk. If you have trees next to your house or office, consider having them trimmed if they are top-heavy or removed if they are sick, dying, or completely dead.
  2. Move furniture in your yard to a safe place. Nearly any unsecured object—including furniture on your property can be hazardous and damaging in a windstorm. Either fasten loose objects or have them temporarily relocated until the storm passes.
  3. Haul debris. If you have any extra items laying around it is a good idea to take the time to have loose items removed for your safety.
  4. Watch the weather! Local weather forecasts predict storms pretty accurately. Always be prepared!

There are several ways you can mitigate your risk of having wind damage, But there’s no sure way to prevent it completely. If you have damage due to high wind storms, SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is always here to clean up and restore your property. 818-882-4556

Wildfire Season - Tips to be Prepared

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Here are a few tips on how to make your home much safer and resistant to the spread of a wildfire.

  1. Remove leaves debris from gutters and downspouts.

  2. Repair any loose shingles or roofing that has damage.

  3. Install a fire-resistant roof.

  4. Keep firewood and other flammable materials in safety containers and far away from your home.

  5. Ask the power company to remove branches from power lines around your house.

  6. Prune any branches that are over your roof or are within the immediate area of your home or garage.

  7. Install a 1/8 inch metal mesh screening over air vents.

  8. Water lawn deeply to reduce the prospect of it becoming dead and a fire hazard.

  9. Keep lawnmowers, garden furniture, and other bulky items at least 30 feet from your home to ensure a clear path in case of an emergency.

Call The Pros @ SERVPRO if you need help 818-882-4556

Woodland Hills California Heatwave Help

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

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PRECAUTIONARY AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS you can take to help beat the heat and stay safe in your Woodland Hills home or business:

  • Always drink plenty of clear fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room if possible
  • Stay out of the sun if possible
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children & pets can never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances!
  • Take precautions if you work outside
  • Schedule strenuous activities for early morning or late evening
  • Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded areas or air-conditioned environments
  • If you are overcome by heat you should be moved to a cool location.

Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1 for immediate assistance.

Stay cool Woodland Hills! 

Heatwaves, Rolling-Blackouts, and Wildfires, California's Storm Season

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Many of our homes and businesses lose power in Los Angeles County due to rolling blackouts and heatwaves. It is very important that you make smart decisions to protect your property and your family during the heat storms.

Candles can make a power-outage turn into a fire damage disaster in your Woodland Hills, CA home very quickly. If your power is out, it is much safer to use flashlights or another battery-powered light fixture. If candles must be used, ensure the candle is never left unattended and place it in a fireproof lantern or holder.

Power outages from heatwaves, wildfires, and rolling blackouts can also create dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from indoor grills or generators. These items when used in a confined indoor area can be fatal. Carbon monoxide leaks cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, therefore many do not realize they are being poisoned by it until it is too late.  It is also a good idea to unplug appliances and keep your property well ventilated. 

In the unfortunate event, you have experienced wildfire, smoke, or soot damage or any other disaster at your property due to the California storm season, our highly trained customer services representatives and IICRC certified technicians are here to help; please call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556.

How to Protect Your Home or Business In a Flood Zone

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

Each year homeowners face the possibility of flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or a burst piping. It’s important to stay prepared & to protect your property if you live in or work near a flood zone. Although you can’t completely stop a flood, you can minimize the impact that water has on your property. Below are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading or destroying your property.

Have a Plan

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

  • Store all important documents in a watertight secure container.
  • Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & any other valuables.
  • Contact your marketing representative at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills in advance and set up an Emergency Ready Plan for protecting your home & getting a quick service response after a flood.

Invest in Sandbags & Flood Barriers

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

Rethink Your Home’s Construction

If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, then invest in components that are waterproof or create a tighter seal around the structure. Some of these include:

  • Concrete flooring instead of wooden floorboards
  • One-way valves in your plumbing to prevent water backup in the plumbing system
  • Waterproof all of your electrical outlets
  • Cement render & lime plaster
  • Water resistant window & door frames
  • Flood skirts around brick homes 

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.