The Only Thing Scarier Than a Disaster Is Not Knowing What To Do Next
Dealing with a disaster can be overwhelming, but it's important to know what to do next to ensure your safety and minimize damage. Depending on the type of disaster, the first step may be to evacuate the area and seek shelter. Once it's safe to return, assess the damage and document everything with photos and videos for insurance purposes.
Contact your insurance company to begin the claims process and get an estimate for repairs. It's also important to contact a reputable restoration company, like SERVPRO®, to help with the cleanup and restoration process. They have the expertise and equipment to handle everything from water damage to fire damage and mold remediation.
In the meantime, take steps to prevent further damage, such as covering broken windows and removing standing water. Don't attempt to clean up hazardous materials yourself, as it can be dangerous without proper training and equipment.
Remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time. Seek support from friends, family, or a professional if needed, and always be prepared for future disasters by creating an emergency plan and keeping important documents in a safe place.
Happy Halloween from all of us at SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach and Carson/West Carson! We hope you all have a fun and safe night with family and friends!
Why Specialty Cleaning Services are Worth the Investment
Specialty cleaning services can be a worthwhile investment for a number of reasons. Not only do they help to maintain a clean and healthy environment, but they can also save time and money in the long run. For instance, hiring a professional cleaning service for your carpets or upholstery can help extend the life of these items and prevent the need for costly replacements. Additionally, specialty cleaning services can help to remove tough stains and odors that regular cleaning methods may not be able to handle. By investing in these services, you can ensure that your home or business is always looking and smelling its best.
So why not take the time to research and find a reliable and trustworthy specialty cleaning service that can meet your unique needs? SERVPRO® offers a variety of specialty cleaning services for residential and commercial properties, including biohazard cleanup, virus and pathogen cleaning, document restoration, odor removal, and cleaning for graffiti and vandalism.
Why Mold Remediation Matters
Mold Growing in Dry Wall
Mold remediation offers a variety of benefits for both the health of building occupants and the structural integrity of buildings. Mold can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, and asthma. Removing mold through remediation can reduce the risk of these health problems and improve indoor air quality. Additionally, mold can weaken and damage structures over time, making remediation essential for maintaining the integrity of buildings. Remediation can also help to prevent future mold growth by addressing underlying moisture issues and identifying potential problem areas. Furthermore, mold remediation can increase the overall value of a building by improving its appearance and safety. In summary, the benefits of mold remediation include improved indoor air quality, reduced risk of health problems, preserved structural integrity, prevention of future mold growth, and increased building value.
By choosing SERVPRO®, you will be assured that our highly-trained professionals will arrive as quickly as possible, as mold can spread throughout your home in less than 72 hours.
Tips on How to Recover From a Fire
Damaged Ceiling From Fire and Water Loss
Fire damage can be a devastating experience for homeowners. Not only does it destroy your property, but it can also put your life at risk. Fires can happen at any time and can be caused by various factors such as electrical faults, gas leaks, or even human error. If a fire does occur, it is crucial to know what steps to take to minimize the damage.
The first thing to do after a fire is to ensure that everyone is safe and accounted for. Next, call your insurance company to report the fire. Cleaning up after a fire can be a daunting task, and it is essential to do it correctly.
SERVPRO® has highly trained professionals who specialize in fire damage restoration and are ready to revitalize your home to pre-fire condition "Like it never even happened." We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Remember to prioritize safety, report the fire to your insurance company, and start the cleanup process as soon as possible. With the right approach, you can restore your property and get your life back on track.
How to Deal with Water Damage in Your Home
Moisture trapped under a tile floor
Water damage is a common problem that many homeowners face. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as leaky pipes, overflowing toilets, or natural disasters like floods and heavy rainfall, just to name a few. In some cases, though it may seem like a minor inconvenience, water damage can have serious consequences if left untreated. It can lead to mold growth and further structural damage.
To prevent water damage, it is important to take proactive steps such as ensuring that pipes are in good condition, regularly inspecting appliances for leaks, and making sure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris. In the event of water damage, it is crucial to act quickly and hire a professional restoration company to handle the cleanup process. That’s where we at SERVPRO come in. We will assess your loss and use our years of expertise to bring everything back to normal like it never even happened.
By taking these steps, homeowners can protect their homes and their health from the damaging effects of water.
Fire Prevention Tips For The Holidays
Fire Prevention Tips for the upcoming Holidays.
With the holidays right around the corner, it will be beneficial for homeowners to be better informed about these tips.
This awareness can provide risk prevention measures, so that you can enjoy the holidays worry free.
Statistics show that U.S Fire Departments respond to an estimated average of 790 home structure fires per year.
How to not be a part of that statistic?
- When choosing holiday decorations, choose ones that are flame resistant. ? When lighting candles, keep them away from any decorations that might be flammable.
- Test your smoke alarms regularly and inform any guests about your fire escape plan.
- Always make sure you turn off tree lights and lit decorations before leaving your home or going to bed.
- Keep any flammable items at least 3 ft away from the fireplace, and use a fire screen.
- When trying to heat your home make sure to not use a cooking range or oven.
- Always have a fire extinguisher handy.
Please feel free to share these tips with your loved ones, neighbors, and friends. Should a situation arise there’s a few things you should remember; exit to safety, call emergency services, then lastly SERVPRO to help assess the damages.
Commercial Restoration & Reconstruction Services in Redondo Beach & Manhattan Beach Areas
Restoration and Reconstruction Experts.
SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach has been providing superior restoration/reconstruction services for countless property/business owners in the South Bay and LA areas. We've even earned the trust of most major insurance carriers. We are preferred vendors for your top insurance providers like, State Farm, AAA, Farmers, Travelers, Allstate, and the list goes on.
We always encourage our customers to hire a well known restoration company like SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach to help them get their property back to preloss condition. You need a franchise with a good track record of results to help you in whatever disaster you may be dealing with.
How to Get Started With Your Restoration/Reconstruction Needs...
We stay READY here at SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach. We will always be here for you when you need us most. Available 24/7/365 for all your emergency service needs. You can always give us a call if you simply have a question for us, or need a rapid response for a disaster that occurred at your property. We can be reached at (310) 939-9293
The Best Fire Damage Restoration Services in Redondo Beach
Fire Damage Experts
We get called upon to help with all types of disasters here at SERVPRO of Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach. Our reputation has earned us the trust of countless homeowners across the South Bay-- including Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.
Accidents happen, unexpected fires to a property can be distressing and can cause major inconvenience to an individuals life.
Our wonderful team here at SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach work around the clock to help individuals who are experiencing fire damage to their homes and work spaces. We help with a rapid response to get your properties back to preloss conditions so you can go back some normalcy in your life.
Who Do I Call to Help With My Fire/Smoke Damage???
We can be reached 24/7/365 for any questions, or to schedule an assessment at the number listed below.
Water Heater Malfunction Causes Water Damage
Emergency Water Extraction Services in Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach.
On a Friday afternoon in mid July, SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach was called for emergency services in the city of Redondo Beach, to help assess with water extraction services.
A new water heater had just been installed and had some issues a few days later. The homeowner had came home from a doctors appointment to find standing water inside his property. SERVPRO of Redondo/Manhattan Beach immediately arrived on-site to help this homeowner from further damages to his property. The homeowners hardwood floors, baseboards, drywall, wood framing, tile floors, and cabinets were all affected and needed immediate assistance. We attempted to do in place drying, the materials were so saturated with water, minor progress was made with in the first 48 hours. Demolition was needed in order to properly dry out the structure, that's when we advised the homeowner to open up a claim with his insurance.
How Can SERVPRO Help With Your Insurance?
SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for most major insurance carriers. We document and process everything to your insurance to get approvals to move forward wit your claim, which means, bringing your home back to preloss condition. Our track record of results has earned us the trust with the insurance industry and countless homeowners.
Do You Need Assistance With Water Damage???
If you recently had some water damage and hesitant to reach out for help, or unsure what to do, give us a call at (310) 939-9293.
The longer you wait, the more likely you are to struggle from secondary damages like mold accumulation, or dry rot.
If left untreated, water damage in your home may have a number of costly outcomes. Locating the cause of loss is an important step in containing that area & ensuring the severity of the problem doesn't increase. Shutting off that water source after discovery will help to lessen the damage being caused. Mold, structural damage, & increased repair costs are some of the problems that may arise if water damage is ignored & left untreated.
What are some signs you could look out for in case of suspected water damage?
- Water spots/Stains in certain areas
- Water bill increasing drastically
- Foul odors present in affected areas
- Bubbling paint/Cracked paint
- Moist carpet/Pools of water on floor
All of the listed items are early signs you can detect to help prevent severe water damage to your home or place of business. Knowing the location of the main water shut off valve is incredibly important in the event of water damage on the property. Stay informed, alert, & prepared for the unforeseen events that may arise.