What to Expect After a Home Fire?
Fire Damage Cleanup
After an unfortunate fire to your property, your life can change drastically. Knowing where to begin and who to reach out for help is very important. You may have some personal belongings that may not look damaged. What you need to realize is, smoke can damage contents, and water can damage the structure if not treated properly.
What to Expect
A fire to your home can cause a significant amount of damages to the structure and personal belongings. We are talking about fire, smoke, heat, and water damage that may be taking place in this type of situation. Anything you'd like to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned. It's best to hire a restoration company like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to help in these type of situations. We're a one stop shop that helps with the mitigation and reconstruction.
What do I do now?
Contacting your local insurance Agent would be a smart thing to do. They can be extremely helpful with the claim process and refer you to a great restoration company like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, who has a great track record of helping countless homeowners with water & fire damage situations. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of most major insurance carriers. We are the preferred vendor for Fire/Water/Mold damage situations.
If you are someone or know someone who's suffered from fire damage, give us a call at (310)637-7701 for any questions. We would love to help you get back to normalcy and get your property back to pre loss condition.
Need Help With Water Extraction Services to your Commercial Facility?
Water Extraction Services Available 24/7
Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, we are always on our toes to help you when you need us most!
We understand how important it is to avoid business interruptions to your commercial facility. That's why we stay available 24/7/365 when you're in need of desperate help. We are just one phone call away to help assess with extracting standing water to your facility, begin the dry down to avoid any structural damage, and basically contain the area that was affected until you decide what you'd like to do next.
Here to Help
If you're a property/business owner and need immediate assistance with water damage, you can call us 24/7/365 and get connected with one of our certified technician's at (310)637-7701
Control Moisture Reduce Mold: The Realtor Edition
Water Damage & Mold Assessments
Nearly all realtors are faced, at some point, with a difficult listing to show. A clean, fresh smelling home sells faster, it's just a fact. Veteran realtors encourage clients to keep their homes in top condition for very important reasons:
- Reduced list to sale conversion
- Increased market value
- Enhanced reputation for quality listings and quick sales.
SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals offer a variety of services to help revive your listings to top show condition:
Clean Homes Sell Faster
- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery, and Blind Cleaning
- Ceiling, Wall and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Water Damage Assessments
- Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup
If you are in need to sell a home and need some assistance to make that sell. You can give us a call for any questions regarding any of our services, or to simply schedule an assessment. We are available 24/7/365 to help when you need it most! (310) 637-7701
Water Under The Bridge
Bacteria build up, mold, & structural damages are results of standing water being left unattended & ignored. The best way to tackle these issues is by stopping the water loss cause at its source, whether it be from a natural cause like rain or from a leaking pipe. It is always best to shut off the main water source to prevent further damage from ensuing or seal off the point of entry that the water is seeping in through. Any & all standing water should be removed in the safest & most efficient way available.
SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is a leading professional in the water restorations business. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are here to help you with any size disaster. Being locally owned & operated helps us be the quickest to any size disaster.
Our technicians have, at their disposal, the advanced drying equipment designed specifically for unforeseen water damages that may arise. Water extraction, in place drying, & debris removal are all part of the process. Our helpful office staff will also assist with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson can be reached by phone at (310)637-7701.
Cover or Discover
California weather is regularly warm & sunny with very little rain in sight year round. However, for the rainy days that do surface, it is best to stay prepared & make sure home insurance coverage is up to date. Alongside coverage is making sure your home is equipped with functioning drains, seals, & gutters. Keeping a clean yard, roof, and home could be the difference between saving time, money, & life.
A result of poor maintenance could be water intrusion during a rain storm into your home. To avoid such a disaster keep all gutters, drains, & irrigation systems clean & free of debris that may cause a malfunction or broken materials creating water overflow into your home. Inspecting the roof prior to a rain storm could also prove to be useful to avoid heavy damages.
In regards to having a clean yard, this can eliminate any items, objects, or tree branches to breach your home and cause a leak into your home. Organizing the yard can also help prevent any hidden cracks, broken seals, or damages to the home that may be a problem during rainy weather.
SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is no stranger to water damage emergencies. With our dedicated office staff & field crew, you can count on us to be the quickest to any size disaster. Water extraction, in place drying, and trash removal are all within our capability. Being locally owned & operated helps us get to your emergency before further damage ensues. Let us help you tackle these emergencies and return your home to its pre loss condition, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (310)637-7701 to have any questions, comments, or concerns answered.
Water Damage Negligence
When leaky water source pipes are not addressed immediately, the damages can be extensive & costly. It is always best to locate & stop the water source to avoid major damages once they have been spotted. Mold infestation, costly extensive damages, or structural problems are a few of the problems that could result from neglecting water leaks.
Mold may grow on walls, clothes, toys, & even electronics. Mold is a type of fungi that may grow indoors or outdoors. Mold spores thrive in moist & warm environments, in which they travel through air and if contact other similar environments they will begin to spread. By keeping humidity levels low, with the use of a dehumidifier for example, you can prevent or decrease the chances of mold growth in your home or place of business.
SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson deals with water damages & mold remediations on a regulars basis. Our highly trained technicians are trained and prepared for any size emergency. For any questions, comments, or concerns you may have, feel free to reach us at (310)637-7701. Let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Storming the Damages
What damages can a rain storm cause my home or business & how can I decrease the amount of damages?
Rain storms will usually have some type of weather warning before they even come to pass which is a great way to stay one step ahead of them. However, a complete water damage prevention scenario might not be possible. Although there may be some minor damages even if preparation is thoroughly planned, it is always best to have emergency contacts listed & ready for use.
There are some steps to take that may be helpful to prevent further damages. The following is a list that may help touch up on some, not all, safety measures you can take. Each list may be different & may or may not suit a specific household or business.
- Locate & stop water intrusion (if possible)
- Shutting off any electrical components/sources in damaged area
- Remove important documents or items from damaged area
- Call insurance agent to begin claim process
SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has highly trained professionals ready to answer the call for any size emergency. Feel free to give us a call at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com for a list of services we provide.
Increase Peace of Mind & Safety
Business interruptions can be prevented, but there are instances where only so much can be done. Burglary or theft, for example, can strike at any given time and may need board up services or reconstruction depending on the extensiveness of damage caused. On the other hand, we have world wide emergencies, such as COVID19, that swept through the nation rather quickly. For these situations, an extensive & thorough cleaning should be performed throughout the facility.
The list that follows is a quick insight into some of the services offered by SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson.
- Commercial Cleaning
- Mold Remediation
- Fire Restoration
- Water Restoration
- Content Move Out
For further information or for a more in depth explanation of what we do, feel free to contact us at (310)637-7701. The opportunity for emergency services is just a call away.
Fire Storm Knowledge & Understanding
In California, the risks of unpredictable fires is always running high. The hot & dry climate that remains year round adds fuel to the probability of large fires arising. Depending on location, evacuations may be needed to prevent the loss of life. Death, property loss, & complete loss are risks associated with fire storms that run dangerously close to neighborhoods. The following list will briefly list some helpful steps to prevent severe damages when & if such an event should arise.
- Close off home/rooms from outside air
- Create list of emergency contacts
- Know the location of the nearest evacuation shelters
- Keep track of fire updates & events nearby
- Keep all important documents in your possession if possible
It is always encouraged to inform, prepare, & prevent for any & all disasters that are within our ability to do so. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has the resources you need to remove the foul odor & soot left behind by a fire, as well as remove and reconstruct what is damaged. Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, you can count on us to make it "Like it never even happened." For further assistance, we can be reached at (310)637-7701.
Information for Preparation
To help prevent severe storm damages to your property, a good start would be to stay in the loop about weather conditions in your area. Most damages during a storm will begin outdoors and creep into your home or place of business. Having emergency contacts listed & ready is a great way to be prepared. The list that follows is just a brief example on what to do as far as preparing to prevent storm damage from entering your home.
Possible Steps To Follow:
- Track weather reports
- Inspect seals on all known entryways
- Secure loose items left outdoors
- Keep gutters & drains free of trash/debris
- Storing important items in secure locations
Not every check list will be the same, this is just to get an idea of what you should be checking off once you begin planning. It is highly encouraged to be informed & prepare for such an emergency. Design, practice, & familiarize yourselves with the specific plan you have created. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has highly trained professionals ready to respond to any size disaster 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For any questions, comments, or concerns you may have, feel free to reach us at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com.