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How We Do What We Do

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

As a customer your may wonder, how does SERVPRO have the ability to service almost any kind or any size of restoration losses? The answer is simple, we are the largest restoration company with years of experience and we are certified in the most contemporary techniques that we use to properly restore  any kind of loss. We also use the most up to date and advanced equipment so we can ensure the job is done quickly and efficiently. These things in combination allow us to provide the excellent service we always have, and ever improve upon it. If you have any questions about the aforementioned techniques or equipment, or have a loss of any kind, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our information is on the web page above.

Commercial Relationships

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

While SERVPRO is very proud of the work that we do with our individual clients we are just as proud of the work we do with the many companies that require our services and trust us for their every restoration need. A great example of the kind of work we do repeatedly with different companies is our continued relationship with Sunrise Senior Living homes. From our experience quite a bit of problems that require remediation unfortunately, but fortunately they have a great relationship with the biggest restoration company in America, SERVPRO! If you are curious how the process works, a business or company simply contact SERVPRO and let us know that you would like us to take care of your current and future restoration needs.

We Are Trained Experts

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

It's true our SERVPRO technicians are trained for every service we preform whether it be water or fire, mold or floods. The thing that differentiates us from other restoration companies is how we apply our training which really makes us experts. Our technicians know how to handle their jobs as well as their clients with the utmost care. This comes from the experience they have gained from thousands of hours of training and jobs combined with our exemplary standard of service. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience which is why we are the largest restoration company in the world! If you have any disaster or issue that needs immediate and professional expertise, without a doubt SERVPRO is who you need to call.

How Its Done

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

As a customer your may wonder, how does SERVPRO have the ability to service almost any kind or any size of restoration losses? The answer is simple, we are the largest restoration company with years of experience and we are certified in the most contemporary techniques that we use to properly restore  any kind of loss. We also use the most up to date and advanced equipment so we can ensure the job is done quickly and efficiently. These things in combination allow us to provide the excellent service we always have, and ever improve upon it. If you have any questions about the aforementioned techniques or equipment, or have a loss of any kind, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our information is on the web page above.  

Data Loss Prevention

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

If a business you’re responsible for relies on backing up large amounts of electronic information, you’ll probably want to make sure there’s a way to preserve it in the case of an accident. To be more specific, you’ll want to have a contingency plan set up to deal with the possibility of fire damage. A fire in the server room can do more than simply damage infrastructure. It can also set a business back months while you replace ruined equipment, and—perhaps worst of all—it can obliterate large quantities of data that the company needs on a daily basis. Data could include everything from financial records to client databases, so you should only ignore the risk of fir eat the peril of losing some very important assets. If you’re a contractor working on behalf of one of these businesses, it also represents a significant challenge.

That said, there are a few things you can do to help avoid irreparable data loss in the event of a fire. From preventative measures to restorative treatments, here are a few ideas to help you soldier on when the sparks literally start flying:

Protect your data using cloud based backups

If you’re worried about losing data when physical servers and computers are threatened, there’s one simple solution: house it somewhere else (or at least house a copy there). Using a cloud based backup lets you store an extra version of your most important information using servers that you won’t be responsible for. Since many of the largest cloud based backup solutions (like Backblaze and Crashplan) take special care to preserve their users’ info, it’s a pretty safe bet that nothing will happen to your stash once you entrust it to them for safekeeping. Of course, this won’t save your equipment or facilities themselves, but it’s better than nothing.

Electronic restoration

In the unfortunate event that damage occurs to your servers and you haven’t stored backups of your information elsewhere, electronic restoration might be the only effective route to take. Many highly sensitive technologies can be restored—at least to some extent—including computers, telecommunications technology, manufacturing machinery and medical instruments. By removing corrosion and deposits, it’s often very possible to get these units working like new again for as little as 10-30% of the cost of replacing them entirely. Once a skilled technician removes contaminants such as soot, dust, and deposits from chemical vapors, he should be able to take the equipment apart, clean the individual pieces, reassemble them, adjust the machinery and return it to service.

Proactive planning for fire (and water) disasters

Of course, one of the best ways to deal with damage is to avoid it completely. You can save yourself from the inconvenience of having to restore your equipment by making sure it’s not an easy place for a fire to start or a flood to break out. Avoid storing flammable materials near sensitive equipment, and make sure electronics aren’t stored under your sprinkler system or near water pipes. It’s also a good idea to have maintenance briefed on the nature of the technology in the area so that they use safe and appropriate methods when cleaning or tidying up around it.

Have insurance

Finally, you want to make you have cover if a disaster does happen to strike. Restoring your electronics can save them, but it can also be time-consuming—and you want to make sure you can afford the downtime. That’s why having comprehensive fire and accident insurance is key to keeping you in business when the unexpected occurs. Make sure you understand your policy and keep an up to date copy with you always, just in case.

Water acts as a universal solvent

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can come in many forms, some varying from minor leaks to major flooding and mold as result. Not  only does the moisture from water cause issues like mold, but water is known for having properties that can dissolve most materials over time. This means that if you have water damage in your property it can damage the materials surrounding the leak or flood. One of the most common examples of this is drywall or plaster which is used as the walls and ceilings of most homes and buildings when exposed to water can absorb water causing it to break down and deteriorate, becoming soft and moist creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria that can spread quickly throughout a property. Make sure to keep these facts in mind when dealing with water damage.

The Safety of Our Pack Out Service

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO when we contend with your property and belongings during a disaster, and we believe our job is to make the whole process as smooth as possible. To ensure this we offer a packout service, what this is is our practice of collecting a clients belongings out of there home or property for safekeeping so they are not affected by the disaster they may be experiencing whether it be water or fire. We store all the belongings safely in crates in out warehouse until the job is finished. This allows our clients to avoid things such as expensive storage and moving costs including further damage to their belongings. In addition we also offer specialized cleaning procedures for certain materials that require it. Just another reason to choose SERVPRO.

Preventing storm Related Water Damage

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Hancock Park/Hollywood has released these tips on how to protect homes from heavy rain and flooding:

    • Inspect sump pumps – a sump pump removes water that accumulates underneath a home and is one of the best defenses against flooded basements and subsequent costly repairs. All too often, though, homeowners don’t find out their sump pump is not working properly until it’s too late and spring showers are already wreaking havoc on your home. It is recommended that you inspect your sump pump each spring to ensure it’s working properly.
    • Clean gutters and downspouts – leaves and debris from spring storms can lead to clogged gutters and downspouts, and the number one cause of basement flooding is roofs not draining properly. Cleaning your gutters each spring is an inexpensive way to make sure your home is ready for the rain to come. Also, check that downspouts extend away from the home’s foundation by at least three feet, this will help effectively move rain water away from the home.
    • Consider back-flow valves – sewer back-flow valves are small, inexpensive parts that are installed in sewer drainage lines to help regulate water flow. These small valves can save big headaches by preventing sewer water from entering a basement during heavy rain and go a long way to making your basement flood proof.
  • Check for basement leaks – take a few minutes this weekend to inspect both the interior and exterior of your home’s foundation, walls, floors and windows for any cracks that may have developed during the winter months. Even a minor crack can lead to major water damage during a heavy spring shower. You can use a basic waterproof epoxy and a paintbrush or putty knife to patch any small cracks you find.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

-Fire Damage Restoration Process

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals know just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. They’re trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Learn more about the fire damage restoration process.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

You can count on SERVPRO to handle your emergency situations big and small!!

Storm in LA

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

After a storm here in Los Angeles everything floods. There is nothing we can do about it. From the roads not draining to buildings being flooded. It is going to happen. Restaurants that are on the ground level, inches away from the elements of nature are subject to getting water damage due to the floods going under the doors. Over time water finds itself inside your business. Restaurants need special care because of the food industry laws. When the floors start to mold and the dry wall starts to get soft you should call SERVPRO right away. SERVPRO has years of experience dealing with restaurants and the health laws. If your food letter grade goes down, call SERVPRO today and we will make sure everything is back "Like it never even happened."