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Don't Worry We've Got This! SERVPRO

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment placed around a partially removed wood flooring from a water damaged building Water loss can be a pain but SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is here for you. 24/7 818-882-4556

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Makes Water Damage Clean Up Easy!

Having water damage or any catastrophe is stressful and traumatizing. SERVPRO's highly trained professional water restoration technicians will make water damage cleanup easy for you. Don't Worry We've Got This! 

When you experience water damage in your home, property, or business you need the very best emergency water damage repair company – SERVPRO of Woodland Hills. Our talented team of experts has helped thousands of home and business owners recover from all types of water damage losses. Choosing the right company is so important when protecting the investment of your home or property. This is why you should make your first (and only) call to the water damage experts at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills.

Water Damage Help 24/7/365 SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

pooling water on a classroom floor Address standing water immediately to avoid further damage. Call SERVPRO 818-882-4556

There is a 24 to 48-hour window from the time property gets wet until mold begins to grow. After that, mold will multiply rapidly. When mold growth starts you will need the services of aprofessional mold and water remediation serviceto safely remove the mold.SERVPRO ofWoodland Hills is here 24/7/365.

To prevent the mold growth, you will need to get your property dry within 72 hours. To do this, you can contact SERVPRO at any time. We specialize in water damage restoration and emergency water extraction. We have the professional equipment to get the job done as quickly as possible. We live by our slogan,"Like it never even happened."

Even though water may start out clean, that doesn’t mean it willstay there. Dirty carpet or soil can change your water damage Category to 2 or even Category 3. Since standing waterfeeds bacteria, the longer the water is around, the worse the contamination of your property.

More contamination means thatSERVPRO of Woodland Hills restoration team willneed to use more aggressive measures to clean your structure and property, and it might mean that soft furnishings, like your carpet, the carpet pad, or even furniture may have to be discarded for your safety.

Water damage can be expensive and time-consuming but if you know the basics of what to do once it happens, you can prevent it from getting out of control.

CallSERVPRO ofWoodland Hills 818-882-4556 Anytime.

Water Damage Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water can destroy a home's structure and the contents inside. Not to mention if water comes up from the wrong places it can create a hazmat situation and require antimicrobials.  What happens when water ends up in the wrong place? It can be destructive and costly. A force to be reckoned with. 


Who needs insurance for water damage?

Simply put almost all homes or businesses should have water damage coverage. Why you might ask? If you have an HVAC system, Bathroom, or kitchen area there is a threat of water damage.  A bathroom is a huge risk of water damage. A malfunctioning toilet or sink can quickly become a problematic water and hazmat issue causing a category 3 BLACKWATER situation.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has the expertise to handle any situation 24 hours every day.  We know what may or may not be covered and can help stop the damage and directly bill your insurance.  Call Today for a free inspection 818-882-4556

Water Damage in Woodland Hills? SERVPRO can help!

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water can lead to mold. Call SERVPRO now. 818-882-4556

Water can destroy a building and the contents inside. Water is something we all need to survive; it is an intricate part of life. What happens when water ends up in the wrong place? It can be destructive and costly. 


Who needs insurance for water damage?

Simply put almost all homes and businesses should have water damage coverage. Why you might ask? If you have an HVAC system, Bathroom, or kitchen area there is a threat of water damage.  A malfunctioning toilet or sink can quickly become a problematic water and hazmat issue causing a category 3 BLACKWATER damage.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has the expertise to handle any situation 24 hours everyday.  We know what may or may not be covered and can help stop the damage and directly bill your insurance.  Call Today 818-882-4556

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills Water Damage Tips

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Woodland Hills Water Damage Cleanup 24/7 SERVPRO 818-882-4556

Water damage cleanup tips form SERVPRO of Woodland Hills -

  1. Don't enter any water damaged areas without conducting a thorough safety check. It may not be safe for you to enter or remain in the building. • Water damage can weaken the structure of the building. If the ceilings are sagging, stay out. • Be sure the electricity has been shut off. Submerged electrical appliances and electronics can cause electrical shock.
  2. Remove standing water, use towels to soak up smaller pools of water on furniture, counters, and other surfaces. If the area is flooded with more than a foot or two of water, wait for a professional water damage remediation team like SERVPRO of Woodland Hills to arrive.
  3. Remove area rugs from and spread them outside to dry. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to prevent carpet stains. When wood furniture is exposed to excessive moisture, the stain can transfer to the carpet leaving permanent marks. Remove smaller items such as books, toys, chairs, and other objects from the area.

When in doubt you can always call your local SERVPRO for advice or a free inspection to help you and your property get back to "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 24/7/365

818-882-4556

How Bad Is It? Categorizing Your Woodland Hills Water Damage

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Don't delay. Call SERVPRO today. 818-882-4556

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills knows when your property has been water damage, you really CANNOT wait around for a convenient time to start the cleanup. Secondary damage from mold growth presents serious health risks so you need to act immediately.

Mold spores are everywhere and your wet carpet or drywall offers a good source of food and moisture for them to grow. There are different water categories based on where the damage came from and how it affected its surroundings.

  • Category 1 CLEAN :Water from a clean water source, like a fresh water line for a dishwasher. This water will not cause illness or any ill effects.
  • Category 2 GRAY:Water that may cause illness through contact. It may have bacteria in it.
  • Category 3 BLACK:Water that is highly contaminated. Contact can cause severe illness or death. Think sewage backup, an overflowing toilet, or storm waters.

 You have a 24 to 48 hour window from the time something gets wet until mold begins to grow. After that, mold will multiply rapidly. When mold growth starts, you will need the services of a professional mold and water remediation service to safely remove the mold. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is here 24/7/365.

To prevent the mold growth, you will need to get your property dry within 72 hours. To do this, you can contact SERVPRO at any time.  We specializes in water damage restoration and emergency water extraction. We have the professional water removal equipment and drying equipment to get the job done as quickly as possible. We live by our slogan, "Like it never even happened."

Even though water may start out as Category 1, that doesn’t mean it will stay there.  Dirty carpet or soil can change your water damage Category to 2 or even Category 3.  Since standing water feeds bacteria, the longer the water is around, the worse the contamination of your property.

More contamination means that SERVPRO of  Woodland Hills restoration team will need to use more aggressive measures to clean your structure and property, and it might mean that soft furnishings, like your carpet, the carpet pad, or even furniture may have to be discarded for your safety.

Water damage can be expensive  but if you know the basics of what to do once it happens, you can prevent it from doing its worst.

Call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills 818-882-4556 Anytime.

Woodland Hills Water Damage? We can help make sure you are covered.

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Immediate services call SERVPRO @ 818-882-4556.

Water can destroy a company’s building and the contents inside. Not to mention if “water” comes up from the wrong place it can create a hazmat situation.  Water is something we all need to survive; it is an intricate part of life. What happens when water ends up in the wrong place? It can be destructive and costly. A force to be reckoned with. 


What business needs insurance for water damage?

Simply put almost all businesses should have water damage coverage. Why you might ask? If your business has an HVAC system, Bathroom, or kitchen area there is a threat of water damage. If your business has a bathroom facility there is a huge risk of water damage. A malfunctioning toilet or sink can quickly become a problematic water and hazmat issue causing a category 3 BLACK WATER situation.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills has the expertise to handle any situation 24 hours everyday.  We know what may or may not be covered and can help stop the damage and directly bill your insurance.  

SERVPRO - Restoring Your Woodland Hills Property After A Water Damage

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster

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

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

knows that 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, fire damage, mold infestation or bio-hazard,  or any disaster call SERVPRO of Woodland Hills at 818-882-4556. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.” 24/7 365 days a year. 

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills IICRC Certified

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Services Fire-Water-Mold-cleaning-Biohazard 818-882-4556 24/7

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

24 Hour Emergency Services
Fire-Water-Mold-cleaning-Biohazard

818-882-4556 24/7

Residential or commercial water damage in Woodland Hills? Call SERVPRO 24/7

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills - 24/7 Emergency Services: Fire, Water Damage, Mold, Biohazard, Cleanup. 818-882-4556 SERVPROwoodlandhills.com

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.

WITHIN 72 HOURS mold will set in.  Do not let your Woodland Hills water damage turn into mold.

Here are some tips!

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.

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

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills - 24/7 Emergency Services: Fire, Water Damage, Mold, Biohazard, Cleanup.  818-882-4556 SERVPROwoodlandhills.com

Residential or commercial water damage in Woodland Hills? Call SERVPRO 24/7

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

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.

WITHIN 72 HOURS mold will set in.  Do not let your Woodland Hills water damage turn into mold.

Here are some tips!

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.

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

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills - 24/7 Emergency Services: Fire, Water Damage, Mold, Biohazard, Cleanup.  818-882-4556 SERVPROwoodlandhills.com

Water Damage Tips from your local SERVPRO of Woodland Hills

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Dont forget to contact your local SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Woodland Hills SERVPROwoodlandhills.com 818-882-4556

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.

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Los Angeles county.

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 818-882-4556 or 818-881-3636

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda 

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 Meet Our Crew: http://www.SERVPROwoodlandhills.com/employee-photos or http://www.SERVPROtarzanareseda.com/employee-photos

Certifications: http://www.SERVPROwoodlandhills.com/restoration-training-certifications 

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

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.

 

Water Damage Timeline

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

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.”

 

IICRC Certified Firm

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Reseda is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Tips on Water Damage

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips

Do's of Water Damage:


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


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


*Remove and Prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.


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


*Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in 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.


Always trust the professionals to provide the best service in remediation or extractions for water damage or any other types of damage.


Contact us at SERVPRO we make it "Like it never even happened."