Always happy to serve!
SERVPRO’s connection to local businesses is the basis of our community, and we are always there for the members of our community. A perfect example is a recent job we had with a local H&R Block. The local business called us and informed us that their building had sustained water damage from a faulty appliance in their office. We quickly came out to inspect the damage and then promptly began work immediately after the inspection with permission of the owner. We did this in such a way where the business could still operate and service it’s customers, since we know that our clients want as little disruptions to their life and business as possible. This example of our service to our local businesses is the reason we consider ourselves an exemplary service company, because we provide the best service to the best people.
We’re The Property Owner's Best Friend
As a company with more than a decade of experience we know that almost every property has a water, fire, mold or other type of disaster within it’s lifetime. If you are a property owner with multiple properties that may have a resident or residents then SERVPRO is one of the best companies to service your properties in case of disaster. The reason we are the best is we have all the best equipment and techniques to service nearly any kind of possible restoration job with speedy and quality work. Another reason this is especially beneficial to property owners is that we are a “one stop shop” for any of your restoration needs as we said, eliminating the need to deal with multiple companies, effectively reducing your stress and saving your time and money.
Invisible Fire Damage
In almost every case, fire damage is devastating, but what you may not know is that fires can cause damage that you can’t see. This “invisible” damage is caused mostly by soot and smoke which can stain multiple types of housing materials and personal possessions and even leaves an odor in certain materials like clothes which is nearly irremovable. This type of damage although may not be visible can ruin materials in your home, destroying them. What’s interesting is that this type of damage can be caused by small fires in enclosed spaces or homes, not only large scale fires. Be sure to know your fire safety, ensure your fire/carbon monoxide alarms are in working order, and stay safe! SERVPRO is always here for you!
Fire Area of Effect
Fire damage is devastating, this is a known fact. What’s not widely known is that when there is a large fire, there will also certainly be water damage as well. The reason for this is when the fire department responds to a large fire and spray the fire down with a fire hose they soak the entire property and materials within. Not many people consider this but every time the fire department is involved, there will be fire and water damage which in turn can cause mold growth if left for a long period of time. In most of these cases this requires the property to be completely demoed to be serviced and restored. This can be further complicated by lead and asbestos possibly being in buildings that are quite old requiring testing and proper chemical protection to be serviced. This in many regards is the worst case scenario for a property disaster so we urge you to keep being diligent about your personal and fire safety.
How Storms are Created
Some may know what a storm feels like, but not many know what makes storm. There are many things that are required to create a storm which is what meteorologists use to predict the coming of a storm with specialized equipment. What is required to create a storm is first obviously humidity and clouds, coming together to create the precipitation in the storm. The other factor required to create a storm is essentially turbulent air, what this means is when air flowing different directions collide and mix, thi in turn causes lift and high winds. These two factors combine to create a storm, and the higher precipitation and winds there are the stranger a storm will be created. Be sure to stay safe and secure from storms and thanks for letting us share these fun facts with you!
What to do in Case of a Leaking Roof
During a storm or rain, you may discover a leak in your roof and this may be cause for worry, here are some things you can do to minimize the damage. First, if possible stop the leak and contain the water damage so it does not spread, possibly damaging other parts of your property. Second, contain the leaking water with some sort of bucket or bowl then remove the water from your home or property. 3rd, call your insurance agent or local restoration such as SERVPRO to come and survey the situation, then your property can be properly serviced, ensuring there is no lasting water damage or mold. Make sure to stay safe out there during a storm or heavy rains and be sure to be aware of a possibly leaking roof!
Make Sure Your Vehicle is Protected!
Water disasters come in a variety of forms but did you know that a common issue when there is heavy rain and floods is flood damaged cars and trucks? A flooded vehicle is more common that you think, and also more devastating that you think. Flood damage to a vehicle can easily total it, and if not total it cause electrical damage, mold, rust/corrosion, and odor that is nearly impossible to remove. The best thing to do is to make sure your car insurance covers such types of damage, because the restoration of a flooded car is likely to cost a pretty penny. Be sure to stay protected out there in heavy rain and floods, and always remember if you have any kind of fire, water, mold, etc.. disaster, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO!
Out here in California, we don’t get much rain so when we do get some heavy rain we don’t deal with it all to well. For anyone who lives in California and especially around LA, they know how dangerous driving conditions can get in the congested streets and highways that are packed with traffic nearly all day. This is a friendly reminder to drive safely in wet conditions by minding your speed, traction of your tires, and most importantly other cars (Remember to leave room to brake properly!). Here at SERVPRO we always talk about the quality of service we provide to our clients in restoration and our ties to our local community, so we would also like the members of our community to stay safe, remember, be careful out there in wet conditions!
A Friendly Reminder
With so many different restoration companies out there, why should you choose SERVPRO? Here’s why, SERVPRO is not only the #1 largest restoration company in the US but we are also one of the oldest. We have an impeccable service history in the past decades and we are the brand that insurance companies and clients alike trust with their restoration and remediation issues and our only goal is to provide the very best service every single day, because our clients depend on us to get their properties back to undamaged conditions as fast as we can. This is just a friendly reminder of the reasons why you should choose SERVPRO! And don’t be hesitant to call us in case of any questions or emergency at the number on our website.
When You Call
When you have a loss and you call SERVPRO, here’s what to expect. On your initial call our office will take down your information. This information includes your contact information, your location/address, the type of residence, your insurance, and most importantly the type of loss (water/fire/mold/etc…) and what caused it. We then pass the provided information to our project managers who give you a call within 30 mins. to an hour so we can immediately assess the situation and schedule an inspection so a scope of work and estimate can be given. This process ensures we can service your loss as fast as possible and make sure your life is back to normal in no time. SERVPRO is always here for you!