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We Remove Smoke Odor For More Spring In Your Air

4/3/2024 (Permalink)

Spring is in the air, and SERVPRO makes sure you enjoy the most of it.

Smoke odor removal is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy and pleasant living environment. Lingering smoke odor can not only be unpleasant but also harmful to your health. Smoke particles can embed themselves in furniture, carpets, and walls, leading to long-term odor issues. Furthermore, these particles can also pose health risks, especially to individuals with respiratory conditions. Effective smoke odor removal is crucial for restoring indoor air quality and ensuring a clean, fresh living space. 

Professional smoke odor removal services, such as those offered by SERVPRO, utilize advanced techniques and equipment to effectively eliminate smoke particles and odors from residential and commercial properties. By addressing the root cause of the odor and employing specialized cleaning methods, these services can restore any space to its pre-smoke condition, providing a safe and healthy environment for occupants. Don't underestimate the importance of smoke odor removal for a fresh and healthy living space.

What To Do After Your Property Suffers Water Damage

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

Water damage can be a nightmare for any property owner. If your property has suffered water damage, it's important to take prompt action. First, you need a professional to prioritize your safety by turning off your electricity and possibly your gas supply if necessary. Next, they will document the damage with pictures and videos and remove standing water using professional extraction equipment or pumps.  After that they will need to dry out the affected areas with fans and dehumidifiers and disinfect and sanitize to prevent mold growth, this step may also include some removal of affected materials. Finally, you will need to repair and restore the damage with professional help if necessary. These steps will help you minimize the damage and prevent further complications. Thankfully, SERVPRO has all the experienced technicians and professional equipment needed to facilitate the aforementioned steps. Don't delay taking action after water damage – it's important to act quickly to get your property back to normal as soon as possible and prevent secondary damage.

It’s Rainy Season…Protect Your Property From Water Damage

1/15/2024 (Permalink)

Bedroom Water Damage Water damage caused by leak on the ceiling

Rain can be a beautiful and soothing experience, but it can also be destructive if it causes water damage. Water damage can occur in various ways during the rainy season. For example, rainwater may leak through a damaged roof, seep into a home's foundation or basement, or collect in poorly designed drainage systems, leading to flooding. 

The damage caused by rainwater can range from minor cosmetic issues to severe structural damage. If left unchecked, water damage can lead to the growth of mold, which can lead to exponentially higher cleaning costs. The cost of repairing water damage can also be quite high, especially if it leads to the replacement of damaged furniture, flooring, and walls. 

To prevent water damage caused by rain, homeowners should inspect their roofs and gutters regularly to ensure they are in good condition. They should also ensure that their homes are properly sealed to prevent water seepage and have functioning drainage systems to prevent flooding. In case of water damage, homeowners should act quickly to mitigate the damage and seek professional help for repairs.

Here at SERVPRO®, our certified technicians follow the SERVPRO® benchmark of 1-4-8. Once notified, we will call back within 1 hour (usually within minutes)  to schedule an inspection. Our technicians will be on-site within 4 hours after the call has been dispatched. Lastly, within 8 hours from the initial call, a briefing will be provided to the customer and/or their insurance company. With no hesitation, we will help resolve any water damage as quickly as possible for our local residents so we can make it "Like it never even happened®."

The Only Thing Scarier Than a Disaster Is Not Knowing What To Do Next

10/31/2023 (Permalink)

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

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

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

9/11/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Growing in Dry Wall 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

8/7/2023 (Permalink)

Damaged Ceiling 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

7/28/2023 (Permalink)

Bathroom Moisture Readings 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.

Yes, we do that too!

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO® of Carson/West Carson don't just specialize in the mitigation portion of your loss, we can also do the reconstruction as well!

We know that a fire, water, or mold loss is a stressful situation, and the last thing you want to after going through that is to have to find a contractor to put your house or commercial building back together.

We are a California Licensed General Construction firm and our team of estimators and contractors have the experience and training to get you put back together the right way.

Just like with your mitigation loss, we can work with your insurance company to get everything approved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

After all, our tagline isn't "like it never happened" for nothing!

Now That The Rain Has Stopped...

6/22/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall in closet An unfortunate side affect of moisture

As most of us in Carson and the entire South Bay know we had one of the wettest winters in recent memory this year.  There were record numbers of homes with major damage to roofs and the interior living spaces.  However these were only the homes with obvious damage. 

What do I mean by that, you  may ask...

There are many homes that were affected by the rain and storms that did not get quite wet enough to drip into the living environment, or even show obvious signs at the time that are now showing signs of microbial growth, or in layperson's terms...  Mold.

If you are unlucky enough to find yourself in this situation, don't panic.  We at SERVPRO® of Carson/West Carson have you covered.  Our technicians have decades of experience in mold remediation and will do what it takes to get your home back to "Like It Never Even Happened."