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Fire Storm Knowledge & Understanding

6/6/2022 (Permalink)

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

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

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. 

Early Signs of Water Damage

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Recognizing the signs of water damage could be crucial to stopping further damage before it gets out of control. Water leaks can come from many different sources around your home or place of business. Family or staff should know the location of the water shut off valve in case of emergency. Aside from knowing all exit routes & shut off valve location, there should also be an emergency plan in place that every person in the home or place of business is familiar with. Keeping chaos under control during these kinds of emergencies is very crucial. The following list will briefly detail some early signs of water damage that may be going on around your home or place of business. 

Signs To Look For:

  • Severe Rain Storms; may cause water intrusion.
  • Clogged Gutter Systems & Drains
  • Broken or Loose Fitting Pipes (Including Water Supply Lines)
  • Foul, Humid Odors
  • Bubbling paint/Swollen Drywall
  • Mold Growth In Property

It is highly encouraged for everyone to create their own emergency plan, as well as for each individual to do their own research on these topics. The list created here is just a brief example on some signs you could keep an eye on. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson specializes in water damage clean up and restoration & is here to help with any of your water & fire needs. For further information on the services we provide, feel free to reach us at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com. 

Post Fire Hazards & Clean Up

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

The post fire steps are just as important as what happens before and during a fire emergency. As overwhelming as it may be, it is during these moments in which one must be on highest alert and ready for anything unexpected. The smoke and fire damages caused to the home or business are hazardous to be around. Those with pre existing medical conditions, expecting mothers, or small children should stay away from the affected areas at all times. The clean up and restoration portion is what will follow after such an event. 

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson deals with these kinds of emergencies on a daily basis. We handle all the trouble of the insurance process, scheduling, and the clean up itself. We understand how stressful it may be to deal with such an unfortunate event, which is why the experts here at SERVPRO are there with you every step of the way. Our Highly trained technicians will first make contact with you then proceed with the following steps: Inspect & assess fire damage, board up and tarp service (if needed), surface smoke and soot removal, cleaning & repair, & a final cleaning of areas. 

For further information on our services or for any questions, comments, or concerns you may have, we can be reached at our office at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com.

Fire Prevention Inspection

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

There are many ways to prevent the possibility of a fire outbreak. Not only would you save time & money while preventing a disastrous fire, but you would also gain the knowledge needed to show others how to prevent one as well. Staying informed about how or why fires occur could be the bridge between life & death. There should always be some sort of emergency readiness plan in place for every home or business for the very reason of preventing fatal outcomes or at the very least, minimizing death at all possible costs. The list provided are just a few of the ways you can help prevent a fire, as always, one should do their own research and prepare a plan that best suits each home or business. 

Prevention Checklist: 

  • Cooking/Grilling when in use should never be left unattended
  • Distance any & all flammable objects from a fire source (at least 3 ft away)
  • Smoking should be done outdoors and in an open area
  • Fire starters such as matches or lighters should be securely stored away from small children to prevent accidental damages
  • Test & inspect all smoke alarms

The list details just a few of the steps you can take towards fire prevention. As always, each person is encouraged to do their own research and create a plan that best fits each situation. The best approach to a fire emergency is to have a plan in place for that specific situation. If in the event of a fire loss, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be the first on site for the clean up & restoration process. For any comments, questions, or concerns you may have, feel free to call us at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com.

Back To Business

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Retail stores, Restaurants, & offices are a few of the larger projects that SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson services in the area. Being locally owned & operated gives us the advantage to be at our destination in the quickest most efficient way possible. Having the projects at such close proximities helps us arrive, inspect, and begin work immediately if desired by the client. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson deals with the following:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Storm Damage Clean up

We understand that every situation is different, in which case, we tailor our services to fit the clients specific needs or demands. If you would like to know more about our services or how we go about each job, we encourage you to call us at (310)637-7701 or visit us on our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com.

Water Damage Approach

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage may surface from many factors, whether it be a broken pipe, malfunctioning water heater, or even a natural cause such as rain. Fear no more, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is here to help with mitigation & restoration. Being locally owned & operated helps us be the quickest to any size disaster in the area, making sure our customers are well informed & in good hands. Upon arrival, our certified technicians will perform moisture readings & mark all areas affected. Furthermore, room measurements, photos & point of origin confirmation will be located to determine cause of loss. Do not worry about the hassle of going back & forth with your insurance, we can assist with that during this difficult time. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson values customers and will help you return to your daily norm, like it never even happened. For any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to reach us at (310)637-7701 or visit our website at SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com.

How to Properly Cleanup Sewage Damage

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team in crawlspace disinfecting sewage. Emergency Crawlspace Sewage Cleanup

What should you do to properly clean and sanitize your home when a toilet overflow situation happens at your property.

It's important knowing what to do when you're dealing with a cringe-worthy sewage spill. Eventually it happens to all of us at some point and should be taken serious as it can be quite hazardous to the property and loved ones. Property owners in the city of Carson should immediately begin cleanup procedures and ensure that the affected areas are properly disinfected. Here are some steps to follow when dealing with a sewage situation.

1. Turn off water supply

  • Reduce the issue by containing the source is very important to help any other damages occur. Reach down to your toilet and turn the valve off clockwise into the off position. Grab the float lever to lift the seal so that it flushes. You can always call a plumber to help with these situations if you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own.  

2. Locate the source

  • There can be a variety of different reasons why this sewage damage is happening at your property. You might have a kid who flushed a toy down the toilet, maybe someone is flushing hygiene products that aren't meant to be flushed. In worst cases it could be the outside swear lines that may have an issue. Finding the cause of loss is important to keep this from occurring over and over again. In some cases you may need to reach out to a local plumber to help snake the lines.

3. Clean, dry, and disinfect

  • Residents may attempt to clean and disinfect on their own. Dry up excess moisture and sanitize/disinfect the affected areas. use warm water and soap to clean the area, use a disinfectant to kill the germs. You could use a dehumidifier to dry up any moister in the walls/baseboards.

CALL SERVPRO of Carson to Assist With Your Sewage Spill.

Available 24/7/365 we are always here to help! We can be reached at (310) 637-7701

Calling the Best Water Damage Services in The City of Carson, CA

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

Checking for moisture on plywood with a moisture meter. Emergency Water Damage restoration in Carson, CA

At SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson we know that accidents never happen at a time that’s convenient. Water damage always occurs when you least expect it. It’s usually at the worst times when you’re out of town or even in the middle of the night. We are open 24/7 to help. No matter what time it is, give us a call and we’ll be sure to help with your situation.

We understand that water damage in your home can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling stressed and even fearful. Having a water restoration expert walk you through the process, can lessen the anxiety of the water disaster.

What to expect:

When you call, we will ask you a few questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many certified SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask series of questions:

Your name and contact information

Your insurance information (if applicable)

The street address of the water-damaged home or business

When did the flooding or water damage occur?

What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is always "Faster to Any Size Disaster" Making it

 “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call today at (310) 637-7701

We're always here to help !

How to Prepare a Visit From Your Insurance Adjuster

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

moisture meter detecting moisture on kitchen floors Water Damage Insurance Claims

When you decide to file a claim with your insurance you should always be prepared for your assigned Adjuster. You should always be ready to provide your assigned Adjuster any evidence or information necessary to support a claim. The last thing you want is to cheat yourself from getting reimbursed from any damages that occurred during a loss.

3 Ways You Can Be Ready For a Walkthrough With Your Insurance Adjuster 

1.) Carefully inspect your property for signs of damages. You may want to take photos or recorded videos. Any additional footage prior to the damages may help support your claim. Getting a hold of your local insurance Agent to look over your policy could be very helpful, most of the time the Agent will help you with the claim process and explain coverage. 

2.) You may want to consider making an inventory list of your personal belongings that were affected from your loss. Gather any receipts or any evidence of purchased goods to provide your Adjuster for evidence to support your claim.

 3.) By contacting a preferred vendor like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson who has countless encounters with local residents dealing with insurance claims can be a great starting point. We will personally go out and document everything for your insurance claim and make sure to follow the right protocols when dealing with a loss to your property. 

Need Help With Your Insurance Claim???

Give us a call at (310) 637-7701 to schedule an initial inspection to document everything for your Insurance. We can help you get back in your property making it

"Like it never even happened."

Different Fire Extinguisher Classes

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Whether you’re celebrating 4th of July with Family and setting off fireworks, experimenting in the kitchen, or want to be prepared for any unexpected electrical fires; choosing the right fire extinguisher can be overlooked. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is happy to present some helpful fire extinguisher facts for our Harbor Area communities. While we pride ourselves in our rapid response once disaster strikes, we also prioritize preventative measures to assure your property stays protected. 

 Fire Extinguisher Classes

  • Class A: This happens to be the most common. With this type, you’re able to put out fires in ordinary flammable materials such as cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and many plastics. 
  • Class B: This extinguisher targets flammable liquids. Have a family cooking event? Use this tool to put out substances such as grease, gasoline, or oil. 
  • Class C: Not only is it important to do maintenance checks to avoid any pipe leaks. It’s important to catch potential electrical fires. This tool will help put out appliances, tools, and other electronically powered appliances and materials.
  • Class D: If you’re looking for a commercial grade extinguisher, this tool will help put out fire to metals such as magnesium, titanium, and sodium. 
  • Class K: Looking for a commercial grade extinguisher for your commercialized kitchen? This tool helps put out fires that are associated with vegetable oils, animal oils, and animal fats.

We hope this guide has been helpful to you. Experiencing a fire disaster?

Call us today at 310-637-7701

How do Residents of Carson Deal with Flood Damage?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Usually we are warned about possible flooding situations in our cities. We tend to hear these announcements on the radio or our TV newscaster will announce what way may be dealing with, allowing us time to prepare for the situation if it gets out of hand. Once flooded waters have reached the perimeter of your property, it's pretty difficult to avoid property damages to your home or commercial facility.

Most residents rely on restoration companies like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson with mitigation services to bring their home or commercial facility back to preloss condition. We have a track record of helping countless property owners with emergency flooding situations. We hire certified IICRC technicians to help overcome material damage to their home's structure and document everything for your preferred insurance carrier.

We can be reached at our main 24/7 emergency phone line at (310) 637-7701

Cleaning & Restoring Electronics

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson offers a variety of services, including cleaning and restoring of electronics.

A key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Smoke residues can contain acid that corrode metal surfaces when moisture is also present. If the residues are not removed, corrosion eats away at metals and causes electronic failure in the device.

The interior of electronic items should be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician. The fire damage restorer can clean the outside casing and treat exterior rubber parts with a lubricant to stop further corrosion.

Should you be interested in more information on these type of services, or get a quote/bid on a recent incident that you had to go through, give us a call at (310) 637-7701.

Reconstruction Services With SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee doing reconstruction Reconstruction Services

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is a great franchise to work with. We are a one stop shop who can handle everything from point A to point B. Not only do we offer emergency services, we also offer reconstruction services to build back your property to preloss conditions after mitigation services are completed.

Our reconstruction team has years of experience and does tremendous work, making it…

“Like it never even happened.”

SERVORO has trained professionals with over 20 years experience in the mitigation field along with rebuild departments. If you have fire, water, mold, or a reconstruction project you need assistance with, give us a call today to schedule an assessment. We are available 24/7 for all of your cleaning and restoration needs. 

Should you have any questions or feel the need to speak with one of our team members, give us a call at 

(310) 637-7701

Water Damage Scenarios

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage disasters are never predictable and never an easy thing to deal with. Especially when you don’t have a plan of action in place. Water disasters can happen in a variety of different ways. Some include busted plumbing pipes, weather related, or even appliance malfunction.

For example… Let’s say a water hose attached to a refrigerator breaks, cracks, or comes loose, causing water to leak in your kitchen. Let’s assume this disaster occurred when you were out of town or even at work for eight hours, that can be a large amount of water damage happening in an eight hour window, let alone days if you were on vacation. With the amount of time the water will flow throughout your property, saturating cabinets, flooring, baseboards, or personal belongings, that will give the water enough time to cause water damage and even giving mold the opportunity to grow. Mold only needs 24 to 48 hours to start its growth process. This is the reason why we always encourage our local residence to give us a call to help and contain the affected areas to avoid secondary damages.

Trying to do things on your own usually tends to become worse if you’re not familiar with the right protocols to follow after a water damage situation. Always call a certified expert to help with these types of scenario’s.

Call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson at (310) 637-7701.

Available 24/7/365 for water/fire/mold damages.

Levels of Fire Damage

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Not all fires result in the same level of damage. Not all fire damages require the same type of restoration procedures. When you call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson we will assess and provide an idea of the restoration services required to address each level of loss.

Three Levels of Fire Damage

  • Minor Fire Damages:  Only some rooms are affected from smoke residues. The amount of smoke residues is light to moderate. Restoration may involve dry cleaning, wet cleaning of ceilings, walls, floors, and contents. Few areas need to be repainted, and only minor items require replacement.
  • Medium Fire Damage: The number of areas requiring repainting and items requiring replacement increase. The amount of smoke residue is moderate and more materials require wet cleaning to remove residues. Floors may need to be refinished or replaced. Heat damage to drywall, cabinets, and other contents require more materials to be replaced. Contents may require to be cleaned at the SERVPRO facility in Carson California. Smoke odor is noticeable, possibly requiring additional deodorization procedures after cleaning.
  • Major Fire Damage: Possible structural repairs, structural framing and finishes may be charred. Fire and heat damage is severe near the cause of loss. Smoke odor is strong throughout the building and possibly pungent. Restoration will involve extensive cleaning of the structure, possibly requiring a pack out of all salvageable contents for an offsite cleaning, multiple methods of deodorization are needed to remove smoke odors. Possible board-up may be required to secure the property.

How Can SERVPRO Help Your Commercial Business?

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

air movers placed in an office with a portion of the wood floor removed We know that disasters do not wait and neither do we! If you give us a call, you can expect a technician on site the same day!

Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson we are aware of the importance of keeping commercial properties running smoothly. This is why we are excited to promote our 24/7 water, mold, fire, and smoke services to the Carson community!

Here are a couple of helpful services we provide when you schedule an inspection with us!

  1. Same Day Inspection: We know that disasters do not wait and neither do we! If you give us a call, you can expect a technician on site the same day! (Yes, even holidays!)
  2. Moisture Mapping: Whether you are dealing with water damage or mold, we will not overlook the importance of checking the structure for moisture. Present mold is a common indicator of a past or present leak.
  3. Photos: We take pride in the work that we do. It is for that reason that we provide a photo report that illustrates the damages before and after mitigation.

Should you have any doubts, call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson at 310-637-7701.

Flood Damage Cleanup in Carson, CA

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

If your home or commercial facility is dealing with a flood, it's crucial to make sure you move fast to avoid costly expenses and secondary damages like mold growth.

By identifying where your main water shut off valve is located can be a great first step to avoid more damages to your property. Locate the valve and shut it off to avoid more water from damaging your property until help arrives.

Water damage restoration is our most commonly requested service in the South Bay Carson area. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has helped countless property owners get their lives back on track when disasters strike.

What to Expect When You Call SERVPRO For Flood Damage Assistance.

We will arrive on-site ready to extract any standing water from your property to avoid more damages. We would then move any contents out of the way to make sure that they don't get damaged if they haven't already. We then would set up some drying equipment to stabilize the affected areas until you make a decision whether or not you'll be opening up a claim with your insurance carrier.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson will document the whole process and provide you with an itemized estimate so you can make a decision on paying out of pocket or presenting the estimate to your insurance. 

As a leader in fire & water damage restoration, SERVPRO has earned the trust of all major insurance carriers and can help you through the insurance claim process. This is why we have a great reputation and continue to help local property owners get their lives back on track when disasters strike. 

If you're dealing with a flood and need an experience mitigation team to help you with your unfortunate situation, you've came to the right place. Available 24/7/365 we are always ready to assist with your situation.

Give us a call at (310) 637-7701

Preventing Mold in Your Commercial Property

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

water flooding storage warehouse and a technician extracting the water We know productivity in your commercial building is crucial.

Here at SERVPRO Carson/West Carson we are committed to restoring properties after disaster situations. To avoid any disruptions for your commercial property, use the following steps to avoid mold or bacterial growth.

  1. Be aware of the moisture at the property. Check for any damp walls or any sources of possible water intrusion. Additionally, make sure to repair any ongoing leaks so the problem is not re-occurring. 
  2. Maintain a source of ventilation around the property. This is to prevent a build up of moisture that can develop into mold.
  3. Call SERVPRO Carson/West Carson! We would love to hear about any possible water damage or mold growth at your property. We can set you up with an inspection and make sure your property is taken care of.

We know productivity in your commercial building is crucial. Building owners can rest assured knowing a qualified team is ready to address any size disaster and make it "Like it never even happened.” 

Commercial Deep Cleaning Services in Carson, CA 90746

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is ready to assess your commercial facility when you need us most. Although we are better known for fire and water restoration services, we do provide other specialty cleaning services on your command. 

First impressions go a long way, you only get one chance to make a good first impression to your customers. The condition of your work space is usually the first thing a customer sees when walking into your commercial facility. Making that great first impression can lead to a great experience for a customer, making them feel confident to return for more. When hiring SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson for commercial cleaning services, you're letting your customers know that you've chosen a higher standard of cleaning that they deserve when entering your facility.

For more information on commercial cleaning services, you can call our office at

(310) 637-7701 

Your 24-Hour Restoration Contractor Serving The Carson/West Carson and Los Angeles Areas

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Worker thermal fogging in the family room Thermal Fogging For Fire/Smoke Damage

Call (310) 637-7701 Today for 24-Hour Fire Damage Restoration Service.

Fire season is here and California is about to be hit with record blazing heat storms. The air quality is sure to be horrid, the heat will be overwhelming, many issues will occur for us Californians. We need to be prepared for power outages, and make sure our loved ones are safe and alert during this time of season.

Hundreds and thousands of people are affected every year from these wildfires. Families get evacuated from their neighborhoods, families suffer from ash and smoke damage to their homes, others lose EVERYTHING !

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is ready to help and assist those who suffer in the event of these horrific fires. When fire damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That's why knowing about SERVPRO and how to get in contact with us for HELP is important to know.

Why SERVPRO of Carson is the Best for Water Damage Services

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

2 workers extracting water from carpet 24-Hour Water Damage and Water Extraction Services

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is no stranger to helping people with their water damage restoration needs. We've been called to help in these situations for the past decade. Whether you're dealing with a busted plumbing pipe, toilet overflow, roof leaks, or whatever the case may be, we are always here to assist when you need us most!

We are committed to giving our customers a rapid response to help avoid costly expenses. Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson treats you, your home, and personal belongings with care and respect. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the best techniques to properly dry your property and avoid future mold growth from the damages that occurred.

By selecting SERVPRO of Carson, you get the best of the best. We even offer to help you with your insurance claim process. We work with insurance adjusters on the daily basis and do all the dirty work to speed up the claim process. 

If you're dealing with water damage and seeking for help, don't just hire any restoration company, you need SERVPRO to help make it...

"Like it never even happened"

Firework Safety in Los Angeles

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

As our Independence Day approaches on July 4th, be sure to take the proper safety precautions when lighting fireworks with your family and friends.

The point is to have a great time, but also be safe when doing so. We've all had a friend or family member who's hurt themselves or someone else during the celebration of lighting off fireworks on 4th of July, this can all be avoided if taken the right safety tips.

10 Safety Tips When Lighting Fireworks This Upcoming 4th of July

  1. Illegal Fireworks are illegal in California for a reason. STAY AWAY ! STICK WITH THE LEGAL STUFF.
  2. Store fireworks away from children.
  3. Read the labels before using each firework, this way you know what to expect from the firework before lighting.
  4. Always have a fire extinguisher or the water hose ready for whatever happens.
  5. Soak used fireworks in a bucket of water.
  6. Never keep fireworks in your pocket, friction can set them off.
  7. Never light fireworks near a large brush area or dried up vegetation.
  8. Never point fireworks at another person
  9. Light firework and get away! Never stand near the firework after you've lit it.
  10. Keep you pets indoors. Loud explosions can stress your pets out causing them to run away.

Fire Damage Services in Carson CA, What to Expect

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee disinfecting equipment in PPE Residential and Commercial Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damages in Carson

Fire damage services is a complicated service and should be done by a professional with previous experiences. Their are multiple steps to be taken and need to be executed in a timely manner to avoid further damages and expenses.

What to Expect During the Restoration Process After the Fire

Restore vs Replacing:

SERVPRO of Carson can help restore some of your items rather than replacing. We analyze your personal belongings to determine if they're restorable. We offer itemized pack out services to ensure the safety of your personal belongings that weren't affected by the fire. We can place your belongings in a safe secure storage until restoration services are completed. 

Removal of Damaged Items:

We will begin to remove all materials affected from the fire to reduce the chard smoke smell. This includes wood, drywall, carpet, blinds, etc, anything that retained smoke and cant be salvaged will be disposed. Once everything that was affected from the fire is out, we can then treat and cure the structure to industry standards.

Water Restoration:

Firefighters put out fires with water, therefore we would need to perform water damage restoration dry time to ensure that mold growth isn't an issue. You wouldn't want to deal with both fire damages and mold growth in the same year, not a pleasant experience.

Reconstruction Services:

Once SERVPRO has completed mitigation and cured the structure, we can then begin the reconstruction stages. We are a one stop shop to help locals avoid working with multiple vendors.

If you are in need of a professional to help you with your fire damages, you came to the right place. You can call always call us for any questions or concerns at

(310) 637-7701 

Prevent Storm Damage to Your Property

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO EQ drying kitchen area Storm Damage Repair Services in the City of Carson.

Preparation is key! If we don't take the time and effort to inspect our property surroundings, we can be dealing with costly maintenance issue's. Heavy rains and strong winds can cause destruction, we all know mother nature isn't a force to be reckoned with.

Here are 5 tips you can do today to prevent damage to your home.

  1. Have your roof inspected every year: Inspecting your roof for any flaws is crucial. By doing so, you can save yourself thousands of dollars by preventing more costly damages when heavy rain comes in.
  2. Know how to shut off utilities: When a heavy storm comes around, you may have to shut off your utilities. Make sure where these utilities are located and how to properly shut them off.
  3. Clean your gutters: If your gutters aren't clear and heavy rain kicks in, you could have high risk of water damage to your home. 
  4. Inspect the foundation of your home: Water creeps and will find its way into your property if cracks or gaps are surrounding the area. Inspect for any signs of cracks and gaps around your home to prevent water intrusion to your property.
  5. Dead trees and untrimmed branches: Inspect your yards for old/dead trees that need maintenance. The last thing you want is a 20 foot tree coming down crashing to your property due to heavy winds and heavy rain. 

Restoring Damaged Photos

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Sometimes our valuable belongings can be affected by water damage. When precious photos become wet, this can cause some panic. The initial reaction tends to be that they are completely ruined, but this is not the case!

Mold will start to grow within 48 hours of contact with water, so you'll have to act fast. The ideal scenario is that you are able to air dry photos with some sort of fan. If this isn't possible, you'll want to freeze the photos instead.

If there are any photos inside glass or metal frames, remove them before placing them in the freezer. Before you start freezing the photos, make sure to put waxed paper between each photograph. This will help ensure they don’t stick together.

Knowing what to do when valuables get damaged is important to salvaging them!

If you are interested in learning more or would like a professional opinion, don't hesitate to contact us today! We're ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

(310) 637-7701

Avoiding Mold Growth in Your Commercial Facilities in Carson

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee Working Proper Mitigation Keeps the Mold Away, Saving You Time and Money.

Mold can be found all around us, its a necessary component in life but shouldn't be necessary in our homes or working spaces. Prompt mitigation is crucial to avoid mold growth. Mold can start to grow after 48 hours from contact to moisture. 

Tips to Keep You Facility From Growing Mold

  • Inspect the roof for leaks, windows, building cracks, and any other areas where water can make its way into the structure.
  • Inspect all your plumbing and appliances for leaks and maintenance issues.
  • keep the humidity levels between 30 to 60%.
  • Always have proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • keep all gutters and drains free of debris.
  • Always have a rapid response to water intrusions to avoid secondary damages.
  • Always have SERVPRO of Redondo/ Manhattan Beach on speed dial at

(310) 637- 7701

Los Angeles and Orange County Heat Storm

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

June gloom may not be the case this year as we get ready for high temperatures coming in. Los Angeles is expected to get temperatures in the 80s and 90s this weekend, not just for the weekend, extending to next week as well. 

Los Angeles and Orange counties will see a few clouds today on Wednesday June 9th, with a high of 75 degrees by 2pm. After today, temperatures will continue to rise through the weekend, hitting the 80's, 90s in the valleys and Inland Empire.

Be Cautious & Stay Hydrated 

Remember to drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated if you plan on getting out this weekend. Also, don't forget how HOT it can get inside your vehicles when the windows are rolled up. Remember not to leave your kids or pets in the car with the windows up, even if you're just running in the store real quick. You'd be surprised how many people are still doing this these days.

Category 3 Water Damage in Commercial Facilities

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee disinfecting equipment in PPE Sewage Cleanup and Disinfecting Services

Business owners should be aware of category 3 water damage at their commercial facilities. Many people are unaware of the different categories in water damage. Category 3 is considered the dirtiest of them all. 

It's important to know that special care must be taken immediately when dealing with a category 3 water loss. If you are currently dealing with a category 3 water loss in the Los Angeles county area, you will need to call a professional water remediation expert to assess the damages as soon as possible, the goal is to avoid secondary damages to your facility.

Why It's a Health Concern

Category 3 water losses contain levels of pollutants that may cause harm/illness if exposed. Dealing with this level of contaminated water is very serious and should be taken very serious, especially if you have customers and employees present in the facility. Dealing with this category of water can contain contaminants in concentrated levels:

  • Sewage
  • Bacteria
  • Pesticides
  • Parasites
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Hazardous Metals 

Assistance in Category 3 Water Loss

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is here to help your business stay open when threats of business interruptions arise. Available 24/7 for Emergency Services at

 (310) 637-7701

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors !

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

2 feet of drywall cut in a hallway Storm Damage Services

Personal Safety During a Storm

Living in sunny California can be very satisfying since we have the best weather all year long. We can be a bit spoiled and unprepared if a natural disaster were to hit us hard. It's important that we remind ourselves and be prepared for the worst. 

We encourage everyone to take the simple steps necessary to protect themselves and loves ones from injury and their property from storm damages. 

Those who live near the brush fires that occur every summer should be aware of the extreme dangers from the debris left over. After an intense wildfire, burned vegetation and charred soil makes it hard for the soil to absorb the rain fall, causing flooding for the homes below. 

Stay Ready

1. Have a safety kit ready

2. Make a plan of action

3. Be Informed 

Apartment Flooding Who to Call ???

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying hallway Apartment Flooding Services Available 24 Hours

Property owners/managers in the Los Angeles county and surrounding areas constantly deal with day to day situations and interruptions.

For example, a few units had flooded at a nearby apartment complex in Carson, the landlord and property manager had to act fast to avoid lost of profits, secondary damages, and customer downtime. They knew this wasn't your ordinary cleanup job that their maintenance crew can handle.

They needed an expert who can execute and bring the units back to preloss condition in a timely manner, someone who can provide a fast response, an expert who's actually seen a similar situation and made it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying, combined with our experience over the years, we can help in a crucial situation and help avoid long interruptions.

We're a one stop shop that also provides reconstruction services. Why hire multiple vendors when you can just hire SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to handle all of your restoration & reconstruction needs.

Call us at 

(310) 637-7701

Looking for Fire Damage Services in Carson or Surrounding Areas?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee moving contents Fire Damage Restoration Services

If you've just recently suffered damages due to a fire at your property, the time is ticking, you need to act fast and handle the damages to your property immediately. The goal is to avoid secondary damages and claim expenses.

If you're seeking an experience service provider that can help with a rapid response to help avoid business interruption, or simply get your family back in your home, you've came to the right place.

SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson has helped numerous local residents with fire damage to their property. As a trusted service provider for all major insurance carriers, we can help you during this stressful time and make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO goes above and beyond to help homeowners/business owners when they need us most. Available around the clock, 365 days out of the year, we are set and ready to respond with the best team in town, ensuring the best recovery services that you deserve. 

We can be reach 24/7 @ (310) 637-7701

4th of July Firework Safety for Pets

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Puppy with a SERVPRO car toy Pet Safety Tips

As we get closer to our Independence Day, its important to understand the stress that our pets go through every year on 4th of July.

Some of us may love the bright lights and loud explosions from fireworks, our pets HATE IT ! They suffer and stress out tremendously every year around 4th of July. Its important that we as pet owners take responsibility and look out for our furry friends.

Helpful Tips to Help our Pets During This Years Independence Day.

  • Keep Pets Indoors

Loud explosions can cause your pet to stress out and possibly run away. keep them in your room with the TV on to help block out the loud explosions.


Toys, treats, soothing music, are all great ideas that you can have for your pet while having them inside your home during the celebration. Keep them occupied.


Try and get your pet tired earlier in the day so that they can be well rested during the night. Taking them on a early walk or hike might do the trick.


Make sure ID tags and microchips are all updated with the right contact information in case your pet runs away.

More pets go missing on 4th of July than any other day out of the year. Lets make sure we do our part and stay prepared. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson are huge animal lovers, we try to encourage our community to stay ready with their pets.

Looking For a Local Licensed Commercial Water Damage Repair Company?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment in action Commercial Water Damage Repair Services


There's no such thing as a small disaster, especially when a smaller leak can become a bigger situation if left untreated. Unseen water can soak through walls, seep through carpet/vinyl flooring, causing huge headaches and expenses over time.

No matter what time of the day or night, contact SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson franchise professionals to begin emergency mitigation.

If you're in desperation to avoid business interruptions, you need a certified SERVPRO franchise technician, who can be on-site with a quick response, begin drying your facility, and restoring your contents. The faster the water is removed, less chance of serious damage to your building. 


You can call our 24/7 Emergency Dispatch # which is our regular phone # (310) 637-7701

Our dispatcher will get in contact with our certified technician who's on-call for the that day and begin emergency services.

Local Storm Damage Services in Carson

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Property From Storm Damages

We've all had a scary incident when mother nature strikes and causes unexpected damages to our property. This could be a tree falling on your roof, flooded waters coming in, freezing plumbing pipes bursting, the list goes on. 

When dealing with this classification of water damage, its important to act on the first few hours in which the damages occurred to avoid permanent damages, and claim expenses. 

Fist step would be to extract all standing water to begin the drying stages. Once we've extracted and set up equipment to properly dry materials, we then disinfect all affected areas and begin the reconstruction stage.

There's a science to this. You cant just gather towels to dry up the affected area, then follow it up by placing your summer fan to finish off the drying of your carpet floors, don't forget the padding underneath that acts like a sponge!

Commercial Disaster Preparedness

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Church restroom demolished from a fire Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services.

Being Prepared for Disastrous Situations

Natural disasters can happen anywhere and anytime. You can protect yourself by financially planning ahead of time before a disaster situation arises. When disasters strike commercial buildings, property owners at all income levels have difficult challenges of rebuilding and getting back to their operations after dealing with a disaster. 

It's important to know that in order to get started with a quick and effective recovery phase after suffering from a disaster, you need the right personal information in place to get your operations rolling again. Whether that's having personal access to financial, medical, insurance and other records, its crucial to have this vital information available to you at all times to begin the process of getting your property back to preloss condition.

Download The EFFAK to Prepare You for Disasters

For more helpful disaster preparedness tips you can always download the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit to help you get started on planning for the unexpected.

You can also download SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile app, free of charge by copying the link below to help with a rapid response for fire & water damage emergencies:  https://ready.SERVPRO.com/

Emergency Water Damage Repair Services in Carson, CA

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker detecting moisture with his moisture meter on the vinyl floors Water Damage Repair Services

Are you looking for an accurate assessment and explanation on what's causing water damage to your property?

Our certified technicians at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson will arrive to your property and reassure that you don't deal with this alone. We are ready to respond 24/7 when you need us most! A certified SERVPRO technician will arrive at your property, assess the area, explain every aspect of the restoration process, giving you piece of mind during this stressful situation. You can always call us for any questions at our 24/7 dispatch # (310) 637-7701

Need Help Filing Your Insurance Claim?

Not a problem! As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO has a track record of helping countless property owners get their homes/businesses back to preloss conditions. SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for all major insurance carriers, we've helped countless property owners from the beginning stages to the end, making it...

"Like it never even happened."

We Offer Crime Scene Cleanup Services

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee disinfecting a bathroom Biohazard Cleanup Services in Los Angeles

We live in a crazy world and unfortunately crazy things can happen at any given moment. Sad to say, sometimes we get called to perform biohazard cleanup services when a suicide, homicide, or domestic violence occurs. I'ts important that every biohazard cleanup is handled by a professional with caution and consideration. 

At SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, we take great care and follow our protocols to ensure a thorough job of cleaning and disinfecting when biohazard cleanup services are needed.

Why is Biohazard Cleanup Important?

Improper handling and treatment of biohazard cleanup services can possibly lead to structure damages to the property and health concerns. Hiring a professional remediation company like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson will ensure that the affected area is properly disinfected and spotless, making it, "Like it never even happened." 

Mold Removal for Real Estate Agents

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth on drywall Mold Remediation Services

Real Estate Agents are on a mission to help their clients buy/sell properties. When doing so, they can run into some contaminants like mold inside the property. Before helping their clients put their property on the market, they first need to properly inspect every square inch to ensure that the property isn't dealing with any mold or water damage issues. 

Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, we've helped our share of Real Estate Agents get their projects back to preloss conditions. Whether that's performing mold remediation services or inspecting for signs of mold growth and water intrusion. We've been called on numerous mold infestation jobs to help remediate the affected areas properly, giving the property owners/buyers peace of mind. 

Mold Inspection Services

We know how important it is to have a reliable remediation company like SERVPRO available on demand 24/7/365. Our certified technicians are ready to help you with your mold concerns when you need us most!

We can be reached at (310) 637-7701

Water Damage Remediation Done Right

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Bathroom demo and wet insulation Wet Insulation Removal & Dry Out

You best believe that not all restoration companies are the same. Some restoration companies are out to make a quick buck!

They'll arrive at your property, set up their equipment for a couple of days and call it a day... Next thing you know, you start to get the smell of wet insulation and notice the dry out wasn't done properly and you already received a $500+ invoice of uncompleted work... 

Now What? Sometimes going the cheap route will cost you more $$$ in the long run.

It's best to hire a well know company like SERVPRO with a proven track record. Our certified technicians actually help property owners avoid secondary damages and do things the right way by following the correct protocols on certain water damage situations. 

Get Help In The South Bay

If you need help with water damage services,

call us at (310) 637-7701

  • Water Extraction Services
  • Dehumidification
  • Flooding Services
  • Sewage Backups
  • Document Drying

Soot Cleanup Services In Los Angeles California

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Soot damages on drywall and closet Soot Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO has been in the fire damage restoration industry for more than 50 years and counting. We know a thing or two when it comes to Fire/Smoke/Soot damage cleanup and restoration.

We know the health concerns that come along when dealing with smoke and soot damages, that's why its important to hire a company like SERVPRO who carries several products specifically designed to remove smoke odors, and soot particles inside your properties.

What is Soot?

You got two different types of soot: You got your dry powdery soot and then you got your oily soot which is a lot harder to remove.

Soot is a black flaky/oily powdery substance that forms through incomplete combustion. There are several techniques that need to be applied in order to safely remove soot particles from your property. This would be a job for a certified professional to ensure the best results.

Fire/Smoke/Soot Damage Estimates Available

If you had an incident and need assistance with Fire/Smoke/Soot damages in the Los Angeles County area, call us at (310) 637-7701 for more information. (We work with insurance if needed)

Storm Preparedness Tips

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Table saturated in storm rain water Storm Damage Repair Services

When Los Angeles is about to be face to face with a rainstorm its crucial to be prepared for the worst! Mother nature is unpredictable and can cause severe damages to our lives if not properly prepared.

Below is some storm preparedness tips to keep you ready for the worst.

  • Discuss your family emergency plan. Put together a list of things each member of the family needs in the event of a catastrophic storm
  • Download the Flood Safety app and other Red Cross apps on your smartphones 
  • Have sandbags ready
  • Be sure to have all your drains cleared and free from debris to avoid water damage in your homes.
  • Remove valuables from from low lying areas where flooding is likely to occur.
  • Examine your windows and entrance doors to ensure that water cant seep into your property.
  • Inspect your attics for signs of leaks
  • Learn to safely turn off your electricity, gas, and water
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit (food, water, batteries, flashlights, blankets, first aid kit)
  • Identify safe routes if you need to be evacuated from your property.

These are just some ideas on how to be better prepared for the worst. We don't see too much rain in Los Angeles but when it rains it pours.

BEST Water Damage Restoration Company in Carson, CA

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cargo truck parked in front of family home Best Water Damage Restoration Company

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson's mission is to be consistent and provide extraordinary care in your moment of need.

We are taught to be the quickest in the industry. Whether it's faster to respond to your first initial emergency calls during or after business hours, faster to arrive onsite, faster to begin services on the required cleanup and remediation, faster to complete, document, and submit all of the photos and paperwork to your insurance to speed up the process of getting your property back to preloss condition.

These are all the normal protocols we follow at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson. If you have damages to your home or property you want to make sure you hire the BEST in the industry to help get your home back to preloss conditions.

24/7 Dispatch # (310) 637-7701

What are Slab Leaks?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Technician detecting moisture on the floor from slab leak Slab Leak Services

The industry term Slab Leak is used to describe a leak that occurred below the concrete foundation of your property. Similar to when you're dealing with a pinhole leak, which is another industry term for a copper water line leak in between your walls or ceiling of your property. 

These leaks can be caused if water and sewer lines run below the concrete slab and rupture. Concrete is porous, if enough water surrounds the slab it can result to water damage inside your property.

Signs That You're Dealing With a Slab Leak

  • Puddle of water on your floors
  • Water puddles around your property
  • High water bills
  • Hot floor
  • Hearing water running
  • Buckled floors

Slab Leak Services

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has countless encounters with slab leaks and helping our locals with services. We can also help you with your insurance claim if needed.

We can be reach at our office 24/7/365 when you need a professional opinion on your property damage situation.  

Call us today! (310) 637-7701

Water Damage Insurance Billing

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker disinfecting air movers outside by cargo van Water Damage Equipment

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has countless encounters with water damage service calls. We're constantly helping our locals with their insurance claims and billing their insurance carriers directly.

What To Expect

As a trusted vendor for most major insurance carriers like Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, Farmers Insurance, USAA, we are capable of helping our clients with their insurance claim and dealing with their assigned Adjuster to address any concerns.

We do what we can to make sure you get your property back to pre loss condition. We will properly assess the damages in terms of industry pricing guidelines, perform moisture mapping of affected areas, take photos and document everything for your insurance claim.

Once we perform our assessment, we will submit all the documentation for insurance compensation and work directly with your insurance to address any concerns. With more than 50 years of industry experience, SERVPRO is here to assist you around the clock, 365 days out of the year. 

Any questions or concerns you can always call our office as we would be more than happy to answer any questions and be as helpful as we can.

Commercial Water Damage Services

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

As a business owner the last thing you want to deal with is unexpected business interruptions. A situation can arise at any given moment causing customer downtime or putting your operations at pause.

Business owners deal with water damage situations all the time, old plumbing issues at the facility, sewage backups, employee accidents, sprinkler system malfunctions, their are many ways that water damage can occur when working around your surroundings.

Be Water Damage Ready

Its important to have a plan of action when a water loss occurs at your property. As a business owner, its important that you do your research and find a local trusted restoration vendor to provide a rapid response and execute the proper mitigation services to avoid customer downtime/business interruptions.

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson are ready to extract any standing water, contain the water damages by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers until further plans of action are determined. 

Call us today for a free consultation!


Get 24/7 Fire Damage HELP With SERVPRO!

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is ready to respond when you need us most! Dealing with a fire can have you go through many emotions. You can be feeling hopeless, concerned, scared, sad, and the list goes on.

This is why its important to hire the right company to help you get your property back to preloss condition. Working with a restoration company like SERVPRO is key to proper restoration and reconstruction services.

Our track record of results has earned us the trust with most major insurance carriers. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson will help you with your insurance claim, from getting in contact with your adjuster, to providing a plan of action, and submitting an itemized estimate to help get the restoration process rolling. We are here for our community when you need us most!

Residential/Commercial Fire Damage HELP (310)637-7701

Emergency Warehouse Flooding Services In Los Angeles

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water extractor inside warehouse Warehouse Flooding Extraction

Business operations can be disrupted at any given moment, at any time of the day. The last thing you want is for your operations to be delayed and not have a plan of action ready for these unexpected moments. Owners may be unable to fill in orders, process sales, continue with operations, etc.

A rapid response by SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson can benefit the owner like no other. Available 24/7/365 and ready to take on a catastrophic event to help make it, "Like it never even happened."

We offer emergency planning at no cost to help owners with a rapid response, business interruptions, and claim expenses. Give us a call at (310) 637-7701 on any questions about our Emergency Ready Program.

Recovery From Warehouse Flood Damage

Owners should really call upon and go over their insurance policies with their Insurance Agents. By having a strong policy in hand to protect from all losses is vital. You could have a sewage backup, sprinkler system malfunction, plumbing issues, flooding due to rain water, etc. Best to be prepared for the worst and have an immediate plan of action. SERVPRO is ready to respond and help at (310) 637-7701.

Water Damage Services In Los Angeles, California

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in hallway Emergency Water Damage Service

Water damage is one of the most common problems a homeowner deals with at times. Undetected leaks is a big problem and should never be ignored. Water damage can occur anywhere and anytime, you can have an issue in your kitchen, laundry room, upstairs bathroom, basement, and the list goes on.

Most individuals will mop up the mess, set up a fan and call it a day with their quick cleanup methods. What's not visible to the naked eye is what homeowners should be concerned about. While cleaning up the visible wet area won't resolve the problem, its what you don't see that causes huge problems.

Water is a seeper and will go to places that is not visible to the naked eye, causing secondary damages if not properly treated. Not only will you cause physical damage to your property, but even worse, can cause health issues and other hazardous situations. Be sure to take it very seriously and address the situation quickly to avoid secondary damages and expenses.

Quick Response For Water Damage Services in Los Angeles California, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson stay ready to respond around the clock to your emergency service needs. We have emergency dispatchers ready to call our certified technicians to help when help is needed. 24/7/365 we can be reached at

(310) 637-7701.

Confirmed COVID Disinfecting Services For Commercial Facilities

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee disinfecting a commercial facility Confirmed COVID disinfecting services

While getting tested is essential to identify the people who are positive for COVID, SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson is doing their part by offering preventative cleaning and disinfecting services for commercial properties and work spaces. 

If you need a tailored cleaning program to meet your needs, look no more. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson is here to help.

When the stakes are high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation process over decades. Expertise born out of cleaning up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson reflects the unique experiences and capabilities of Americas #1 clean-up and restoration brand in SERVPRO.

If you need more information on how to hire us for cleanup and disinfecting services for COVID, please reach out to us at (310) 637-7701

Storm Safety

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez held a virtual news conference Friday morning in anticipation of Hurricane Isaias moving toward Florida's coastline. While many of us will be unaffected by the eastern weather, it's always good to know how you would react in the given situation.

Combined with the COVID pandemic, expect danger zones to be closed down and even evacuated. There's no point in sticking around as you will just be putting yourself in harm's way!

Be sure to lock things up and stock up on the necessary goods to stay alive. On the west coast, we can help out by sending supplies or clean up crews to affected areas. This is something that SERVPRO of Redondo Beach has participated in during past disasters.

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out!


Water Damage Repair

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

If you find yourself experiencing water damage in your household, immediately contact SERVPRO of Redondo Beach. These matters should be dealt with professionally! 

In the case that the damage is minor and you are set on doing it yourself, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Identify mold. This is key because it can be toxic to humans if left alone. In minor situations, cut the affected area, bag it, and throw it away.

2. Dry the affected area. You may need to purchase special equipment for this, but it's important to circulate air through the area.

3. Disinfect. The most common solution is bleach. This is to ensure there are no remaining mold spores.

4. Now you can focus on repairing things such as drywall and baseboard.

We do not suggest attempting to fix water damage yourself as it is very dangerous, these were just some guidelines to those who want to anyway.

Please contact SERVPRO of Redondo Beach with any questions or concerns.


COVID Awareness

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on as citizens begin to return to their normal lives. Whether or not we should be making this return is a topic for another time. Right now we want to make sure we have the safest possible environment of which to make our return.

SERVPRO offers a high quality disinfectant service known as Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC). You can be sure your home or work area will be fully sanitized after this process is complete. Businesses all over the world are taking precautions to protect the people.

If this is something you're interested in, don't hesitate to contact your local SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Redondo Beach is here for you 24/7 to help make it "Like it never even happened."


Storm Damage Prevention

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Storms and powerful wind gusts can cause major damage so it's wise to be fully prepared for such an occasion.

Counting the seconds between seeing lightning and hearing thunder can be a last resort method of figuring out if you're in immediate danger. Every 3 seconds is equal to roughly 1 mile.

Here are a few steps to take for ensuring your safety:

1. Secure or take inside patio furniture

2. Don't stand near windows or doorways

3. Unplug all electrical devices

4. If hail is present, put a thick blanket over your car if you can't move it to your garage.

These are just a few safety tips to follow, but they will help you survive these disastrous situations.

If you have any questions or need restoration work done, be sure to have your local SERVPRO information at the ready.

We're here 24/7


Grease Fire: How To Properly Handle a Grease Fire in Your Kitchen

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Cooking at home with your family or loved ones is a great time but can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. As a matter of fact, cooking causes over 160,000 structure fires annually. Cooking is considered the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Often, these fires are set because of grease fires in the kitchen.

In an effort to keep your home and community safe, please share these tips with friends and family. Knowing how to respond quickly could be the difference between a minor kitchen fire and a devastating disaster.

If A Grease Fire Starts:

  • Do not attempt to move the pot or pan outside.
  • Do not try to extinguish the fire with water because it would only make it worse.
  • Turn off the heat source
  • Cover the flames with a metal lid or cookie sheet.
  • If its a smaller fire, pour baking soda on top of fire.
  • Call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson at 310- 637-7701 to help with your insurance claim and restoration work.

Fourth of July Safety

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and we know how much people love their fireworks! Here are some safety tips to make sure you have the best possible time without hurting anyone.

1. Make sure to check for firework bans in your city

2. Store all fireworks in a cool, dry place

3. Make sure the area is clear before shooting off any fireworks

4. Light one at a time and move away when it lights

5. Always have water at the ready

6. After ~20 minutes, soak firework duds in water before throwing them in the trash

If you follow these tips you have a much better chance of having a safe, fun time with your fireworks!

In the event of an emergency, be sure to have  SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson contact information at the ready.

We're here 24/7/365

(310) 637-7701

Preventing Water Damage

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur at any time if we aren't sufficiently prepared. Here are some tips to make sure your chances of staying dry are maximized.

1. Disconnect your hoses. Standing water in a hose can cause a backup or freeze in cold conditions. This may result in burst pipes or damaged foundations.

2. Clean your gutters. If your gutters become blocked, they no longer serve any purpose. Make sure you clean them out twice a year.

3. Know where your water shut off valve is. Turn it off immediately in emergency situations. Also, remember to turn it off if you leave for extended periods of time.

4. Check your appliances. Make sure there are no leaks coming from things such as your refrigerator or dishwasher.

5. Monitor your water bill. Sometimes you won't know if you have a leak until you see a spike in your payments.

These are just some tips to help you avoid water damage. If you do have water damage, be sure to contact your local SERVPRO.

We're open 24/7


Mitigating Commercial Water Damage

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can be straight forward to deal with in a small home. But when it strikes a big commercial building, it can be disastrous. For example, critical documents and equipment can be destroyed in the process. Here are 5 steps to prevent water damage in your property.

1. Research. In some areas, there are flood and sewer back-up prevention programs that are tax-deductible for business owners. 

2. Hire a professional to conduct regular inspections. You never know what you might find!

3. Locate shut off valves. This is important in an emergency and every employee should know where they are.

4. Keep valuables secure. Make sure important items can be put inside a waterproof cabinet of some sort.

5. Have a Plan B. If the unthinkable happens, consider having a temporary office space you can continue working out of.

If you do experience water damage in your commercial property, be sure to contact your local SERVPRO.

Were here for you 24/7


Coronavirus Cleaning Services

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak, businesses have started opening back up with hopes of returning to normalcy. Here at SERVPRO, we understand that this is a huge step in the right direction.

To make sure we have the best possible comeback, we have launched a program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC). This is a specialized cleaning service aimed at disinfecting properties that people will come into contact with.

It's extremely important to have a safe return to work and not having to worry about getting sick. This is why we have introduced our specific program to combat this situation. 

If you or anyone you know is planning to open their business soon, please don't hesitate to give us a call about disinfecting your property. The least we can do is do a thorough inspection!

We're open 24/7


Disaster Recovery Team

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Storm's can be one of mother nature's most violent disasters. Whether it's a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood, SERVPRO has a deep network of teams ready to act in case of emergency.

Some recent responses include the Carolina floods, Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, and Irma. As well as the California wildfires. 

Sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent these catastrophes, but we can definitely be prepared for how to react. 

In smaller situations, here are a few tips to ensure the safety of your house. 

1. Gather essential supplies.

2. Make an emergency plan

3. Strengthen doors and windows

4. Stay updated on warnings

This is just a starter list, but these things can be vital when the time comes.

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact your local SERVPRO.


Emergency Water Damage Services in The City of Carson California

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Dry mat system in place Water Damage To Wood Floors in The City of Carson, CA

There is no disaster that hits home quite like a disaster to your property, home, or business. When you have suffered a fire, water, or mold damage, you don't have time to waste searching for a company to fix your property.

It's best to save SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson 24 hour emergency dispatch # in your emergency contacts (310) 637- 7701. When disasters strike, depend on SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson to have a rapid response and do the job correctly without any lies and extra cost at the end of the assessment. We help make it "Like it never even happened."

COVID-19 has changed the social landscape more than we could have imagined. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson has been following the CDC protocols to protect our customers and employees. We will show up to your property fully equipped with our PPE to ensure the safety of our customers and employees during a water/ fire/ mold inspection. We are always one step ahead of the competition which makes us the #1 fire & water damage restoration company across the nation.  

Storm Survival Kit

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

In the event of a storm emergency, it's important to have some essential supplies around your house. Here's a small, but important list to get started:

1. Water. Probably the most important thing to have. FEMA recommends having a storage of 1 gallon per person per day.

2. Food. Non-perishables will be your best friend here. Examples include canned vegetables and soup.

3. Battery-powered or hand-cranked tools. Ideally, this includes flashlights and radios.

4. First aid kit. You never know when an injury will occur so be sure to have some medical supplies on hand!

5. Sleeping bags. Keeping warm and being able to sleep is extremely important in emergency situations. Check to see if you have some spare blankets laying around.

6. Cash. In the event of a catastrophe, the cash you have on you may be the only currency you have for some time. It doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, but hundreds is definitely a safe bet.

These are just some things to keep in mind for emergencies, the list of things you want is much longer. But don't be discouraged, this is a great start if you have these things!

As always, SERVPRO is here if you have any questions.


Carson California Prepare For The Hot Summer

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

As summer approaches, it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat in the coming months. Heat affect all people, but especially the young, elderly, sick, and overweight. Heat storms can be overwhelming at times and its always good to know some tips on how to prepare for extreme heat. 


It is NEVER safe to leave a baby, toddler, disabled person, or pet locked in a car. On average, 37 children die from heat related deaths from being trapped inside vehicles.

Extreme Heat Safety tips to Prepare Your Home

  • Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
  • Check air- conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
  • Install temporary window reflectors, such as aluminum foil- covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside. 
  • Weather- strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers.

Identifying Fire & Smoke Damage

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO FIRE LOGO SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson 24 hour Water & Fire Damage Restoration Services

Fire damage can be a serious situation. Even if you aren't in the immediate area, be sure to inspect any affected areas for smoke residue. If not removed quickly, smoke particles can leave a lasting effect on your property. 

There are multiple options to consider when restoring affected areas. For example, certain cleaning solutions are only applicable with specific surfaces or types of residue.

Be sure to contact your local SERVPRO franchise if you suspect any fire damage. It's best to trust these things with the professionals!

SERVPRO is also the preferred vendor for all major insurance carriers and can help with your insurance claim process. We work with all the local insurance adjusters, and have a great relationship with them to make sure you're not getting cheated.

You can be sure we'll make it...

"Like it never even happened"

Contact us today: 310-939-9293

Summer Heat

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

With temperatures rising and an unprecedented situation going on throughout most major cities around the world, now is the perfect time to make sure your property is safe from fire damage. 

The first step would be to locate any possibly flammable objects and move them to a secure location. This may seem obvious, but it can easily save your business or home from being completely destroyed. 

Make sure your smoke detector and or fire alarm is working properly. And always have an escape plan in case of an emergency.

Sometimes these types of situations can be unavoidable, but you can always be prepared for the worst. Have your local SERVPRO at the ready so we can make it, "Like It Never Even Happened."

Call us at any time! We're open 24/7.


Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let Us Help You Get Back to Business.

As our communities re-open, we're getting ready to return to a new kind of normal. The expectations our employees, and customers who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern for us all.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we've developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we're offering to business and commercial locations to address the current COVID - 19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. 

By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you've selected a higher cleaning standard - you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive Training and Specialized Products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers of Disease Control and prevention, and other local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

The 3 C's: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult - Every business is different, which is why you'll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touched points, foot traffic and congested points.
  • Clean - Based on our specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set fourth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
  • Certify - Once your business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you've selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees, and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guest will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard. 

Call Today For a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Consultation.

We're are here to help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home. 

Call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson today at (310) 637-7701 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation. 

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

House Flooded How To Dry??

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker extracting water Emergency Water Extraction

So you forgot to turn off your bathroom sink before going to bed last night and woke up to a flooded house. This can happen to anyone, accidents happen. Taking the proper steps to dry out your property to preloss condition is crucial in these situations.

The wise thing to do would be to call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson at (310) 637- 7701 immediately after a loss so they can come out and contain the situation before it becomes worse. As a preferred vendor for all major insurance carriers, SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson can help you with your insurance claim process and make life easier for you. 

Tips on Drying a Flooded Property:

  1. Natural air flow. If humidity isn't too high, open all doors/ windows and let air circulate.
  2. Dehumidify
  3. Extract any standing water
  4. Place some fans if possible
  5. Place aluminum foil under furniture legs to prevent damages to content.
  6. Call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson

(310) 637-7701

Preventative Cleaning to beat COVID19

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Since the recent outbreak of Coronavirus which quickly became a pandemic, people worldwide have been scrambling to maintain a clean living and work environment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended use hospital-grade disinfectant for preventative measures in public places. Then Shelter in Place,  Stay at Home, and Social Distancing orders were enforced in California. 

Only essential businesses are still operational in our cities around Los Angeles County.

Here at SERVPRO we thrive to help essential businesses keep their indoor environment healthy and free of traces of COVID19, by following all guidelines of CDC.

Our certified crew, highly trained in the field of disinfection, and equipped with PPE ( Preventive Protection Equipment) are here 24/7 to respond for any need of preventive cleaning and disinfection. The facilities can be treated overnight by our team, so that during business hours our community's places of essential business are safer and infectious free.

To schedule an overnight preventive treatment of any essential business location, during this unprecedented era of COVID 19, please call SERVPRO at 310-939-9293. As always, we're here to make it "Like it never even happened."

City of Carson CA, Stay Ready When Fire or Water Damage Puts The Things That Matter Most on The Line

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team extracting water Emergency Water Extraction

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best HELP on the line as well. That's where we come in. ... We highly encourage our community to save our 24/7 dispatch #

(310) 637-7701

Knowing the easiest way to contact your local SERVPRO is so important. The faster our dispatcher gets your information, the faster we can get our SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson TEAM that's "faster to any size disaster" out to your property.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson System Services


  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Fire, Smoke, Soot
  • Mold Remediation
  • Reconstruction
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Document Drying


  • Bio-remediation and Vandalism 
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization
  • 24 hour emergency water removal 

We're a leader in giving control back to the homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you're responsible for 1,000 Sq feet or 100,000 - be ready for the worst with the very best: Your trusted local SERVPRO. ...

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson.

Remove Dead Body Odors: Destroy Odors With Deodorization

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker destroying odors Destroy Odors With Deodorization

With technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals provide specialized services that can rid your home or business of offensive odors left after a deceased human or animal.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the source of the odor. Once the source is found, SERVPRO's own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor from returning.

 Have questions   

Feel free to call our SERVPRO franchise professionals to explain the various deodorization methods available and which one will work best for you. 

CALL 310-637-7701

How to get a quote

If you would be interested in a free verbal quote, call us with the square footage of all the rooms  affected by the odor, along with some photos. We'll help make it "Like it never even happened."

We Are Around The Corner, Always Here to Help

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is located at 20830 Leapwood Ave. in Carson, CA., and always here to help for any emergency water cleanup and restoration.

Our convenient location off of 3 major freeways 405, 710 and 110 makes our travel time shorter than 20 minutes to any place in city of Carson, and South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

Over 8000 Square foot warehouse is customized to store our specialty equipment and products, as well as storage vaults to store contents if packing out furniture and customer’s belonging to protect them from further damage during cleanup and repair work of the building.

When disaster strikes, the fastest the response, the sooner you can get back to your routine. The first few hours are crucial to save many materials from further damage and save some furniture and content.

Call us first: We will get to your place of business or home early. We will document all aspects of the loss, we will explain to your and the insurance adjuster our professional plan of action.

Never surprised, you will get back to life and business because we are always here to help. Our mission is to make it "Like it never even happened."

An Ounce of Prevention Versus a Pound of Cure

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

Ben agrees An ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure

God forbid.. But what if it happens?

In case of fire damage, SERVPRO is always here to help. Cleanup, deodorization and mitigation is our specialty. We make it easier for you to document, and stay in touch with your insurance company regarding the scope of the loss. 

What can you do to prevent Fire?

Annual review of electrical wiring, gas lines, appliances, smoke detectors is a  must.

review your insurance policy with your insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage for the building, upgraded flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathrooms , your furniture and other personal property. 

Do you need extra coverage for specialty items like artwork, antiques, firearms, jewelry? These items need to be removed from the building before any cleanup work begins. It is better to have a plan of action ready. Prevention of fire is a must, because when it happens decision making is not so easy.

Ask about our emergency ready plan it's a great tool to have the action plan ready for just in case.

Call us at 310-637-7701 for more information on Emergency Ready Planning.

Remove Dead Body Odors: Destroy Odors With Deodorization

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker destroying odors Destroy Odors With Deodorization

With technicians certified by the institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals provide specialized services that can rid your home or business of offensive odors left after a deceased human or animal.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals do not cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, they seek out and remove the source of the odor. Once the source is found, SERVPRO's own proprietary line of cleaning products is used to treat and prevent the odor from returning.

 Have questions   

Feel free to call our SERVPRO franchise professionals to explain the various deodorization methods available and which one will work best for you. 

CALL 310-637-7701

How to get a quote

If you would be interested in a free verbal quote, call us with the square footage of all the rooms affected by the odor, along with some photos. We'll help make it "Like it never even happened."

We Are The Best, We Choose The Best and So Should You.

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

We are a proud company. Do you you want to know why?

Well, one of our many achievements over years is our employee retention. Our extensive employee selection  criteria requires multiple interviews to assess employee motivation to work in our company. employee's honesty and dependability, understanding the concept of being in a position among first response team, and being able to contribute on rotation basis to help others are the top of the list of our selection criteria. 

Then of course  employment eligibility is verified at state and federal level. This is done at the same time as a 10 year criminal, and civil background check.

Level of education and knowledge of language and logical skills are tested according to the position to be filled. Once we hire a new employee they benefit from extensive training. From the first few days they do realize that the culture of our company is to thrive to do the best and be the best, and they love it. Because we care for others and for each other.

We all work as members of a team to help our community and all residents and businesses in our neighborhood cities to overcome disasters. We are on call 24/7 to respond. We communicate with insurance companies so that they have a clear understanding of the loss. 

Our company is made out of the best people in the industry and it's all at your advantage when you choose us.

For emergencies please call our 24/7 response line: 310-637-7701  

Minimizing Water Damage To Your Wood Floors

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the industry leader in damage restoration, but sometimes you have to do things yourself. If for some reason, you cannot contact your local SERVPRO franchise, here are a few things to do if your wooden floors suffer water damage:

1. Remove standing water. This should seem obvious, but many would decide not to touch anything. This will save you time and money in the long run.

2. Dry your floor. Again, this may seem obvious, but steps 1 and 2 are vital to having a chance at recovering your wooden floors. The longer they're wet, the worse it gets.

3. Get some airflow going through the area. If possible, use a fan to speed up the drying process.

If you follow these three simple steps, your wood floors have a much better chance of being restored to their former glory.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us today at 310-929-9293. As always, we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Maintaining a Clean Environment at Your Medical Facility

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO staff cleaning Medical Office Cleanup

When SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson provides cleaning services for medical facilities or any other commercial or residential properties, we ensure the highest level of decontamination through advanced and effective surface cleaning methods.

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson are trained and certified through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

Our SERVPRO team is ready around the clock to take on the cleaning procedures needed in order to keep your healthcare facilities safe, sanitary, and healthy for your staff and patients.

Signs Your Office May Have MOLD

  • Poor air quality
  • Staff or customers complaining about musty odors
  • Walls peeling/color deterioration
  • Staff members reporting illness 
  • Building materials or furnishings remained wet for over 48 hours.


Our track record of results has earned us the trust in the insurance industry, along with countless property owners. Your office can benefit from our decades of experience providing nothing but the best! 

Call us today at (310) 637-7701 to schedule with one of our IICRC certified technicians to get the job done right! 

SERVPRO Infection Disease Prevention Preparedness

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to peace of mind regarding safety and cleanness of your workplace or home you better call leaders in cleaning and disinfecting. 

In the critical era of pandemic of Covid 19 it is determined that contagion rate of this Coronavirus is high. Scientists estimated that each infected person spread it to 3 other persons. In the other hand 50% of the people who carry the virus are not showing any symptom. These characteristics of the current pandemic does imply that many of healthy people working in hospitals, super markets and janitorial field who considered essential workers at this time may be themselves carriers of the virus.

So anyone may be carrying the virus without knowing it. The problem is that these healthy workforce may transmit the disease to a fragile individual. 

This is where SERVPRO comes in to contain the spread of the disease:

All of our highly trained, IICRC certified technicians on site will use PPE (Preventive Protective Equipment) while they perform either restoration or cleaning work, inside any building or facility. This means they are wearing N-95 masks, gloves at the minimum. 

When they complete a work at a job site, all tools and equipment are disinfected professionally before being stored in our vehicles. You can be assured that no virus or other infectious particle will intrude in your building once you work with SERVPRO professionals.

With these facts in mind when you need cleaning or restoration, any emergency water or fire damage cleanup , or even a preventive or actual biohazard or Covid 19 cleanup consider doing it the right way. 

Call SERVPRO. We are always here to help.


SERVPRO is Proactively Making Workplace Safe, Ready and Inviting for Employees, and Customers

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

We all need peace of mind regarding safety and cleanness, Infectious disease free in stores, hotels, airports, airplanes, movie theaters, gyms and all other commercial facilities. 

During the critical time of Covid19 pandemic as well as  immediately after this period it is crucial that we learn from the disastrous experience.

According to the announcement of CDC Center for Disease Control) as well as WHO (World Health Organization) It is determined that many essential business workers (healthcare, delivery services, supermarket workers and janitorial personnel) may be carrier of the disease without showing any symptom.

The Current Coronavirus causing the pandemic is said to survive on surfaces and even fabric for many hours, even several days. 

All commercial facilities should consider a professional cleaning and disinfecting service to prevent further spread.

We at SERVPRO have professionally developed protocol to clean, sanitize and also disinfect any commercial building. 

Our protocol categorizes facilities in 3 group:

  •  Category 1 – general cleaning and disinfecting services in the absence of any known or potential contamination.
  • Category 2 – specific cleaning and disinfecting services where a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 contamination has come into contact with the location.
  • Category 3 – person with confirmed COVID-19 has had material contact with the location

All of our highly trained, IICRC certified technicians on site will use PPE (Preventive Protective Equipment) while they perform cleaning work, inside any facility. This means they are wearing N-95 masks, gloves at the minimum. 

When they complete a work at a job site, all tools and equipment are disinfected professionally before being stored in our vehicles to assure that no virus or other infectious particle will intrude in your building once you work with SERVPRO professionals.

With the facts in mind it all commercial facilities in our community in Carson and surrounding area are invited  to call for scheduled overnight cleaning if your business is operational during the Shelter in place or lock down period, or to proactively clean and sanitize workplace for not so far away future use.

Call SERVPRO. We are always here to help.


Because We Are Leaders In Cleaning and Sanitizing

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Here We are in a situation you do not want to work with the average.

Pandemic seasons can involve pathogens that the spread is controllable either by Vaccine or by some kind of available effective and proven treatment. 

Some pandemic are self limiting and by change of ambient temperature, by change of season subside. But with the present one, even experts in the field are debating if it will fade away spontaneously.

development of vaccine and treatment is underway but still need time to be usable by general public.

Our shutdown businesses, communities, cities, counties, and states will be hopefully back to a more normal situation slowly. 

Less crowded facilities can be opened gradually once the peak of pandemic is over.

At SERVPRO we are taking the necessary steps to serve our communities to get back to daily normal as smoothly as possible.

We have protocols developed by scientists to clean and sanitize, all areas of your facilities, no matter if it's a school, a senior center, a nursing home or a store or a restaurant, even a simple office with numerous employees.

We think Companies should consider using nothing less than a leader in this field.

We are happy to discuss  with facility managers to discuss a customized action plan development. Give us a call to discuss your needs. Call 310-637-7701.

Peace of Mind During the Covid-19 Pandemic

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Here we go with a pandemic that disrupted our routine.

Who would think our great country would one day close most retail stores, convention centers, arenas, and even consider to transform them to quarantine and treatment centers in some areas?

California is among the states most impacted by the disaster. Even our beaches closed. 

But one thing is sure: We will be back to normal sooner or later and this time around we are going to be more cautious. 

In the meantime, we need to make sure during this temporary time of lockdown we still keep our workplace, our community centers, our schools and our universities, our senior centers, and libraries, and our hotels, restaurants, and stores clean. Clean and mostly sanitized. Because now we learned it the hard way that wherever a crowd gathers infectious disease spreads easier.

For cleaning and sanitizing any building, home or facility we at SERVPRO have protocols developed by scientists according to recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and inline with IICRC recommendations to help you have the peace of mind. 

When you choose SERVPRO you can be assured that cleaning has been done right.

Call us to discuss your customized cleaning solution with the leaders in the cleaning and sanitizing industry.

Contact us at: 310-637-7701

Shelter in Place, Fire Safety Project

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Why would SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson post a blog regarding fire damage prevention during the time of world wide disaster of COVID19?

Well, our IICRC certified technician, all of them equipped with  PPE ( Protective Preventing Equipment) are  on the field helping to clean home and businesses around the city of Carson and surrounding area to get rid of water damages, mold, bio-hazard and infectious disease traces inside homes and businesses.

But we at SERVPRO believe in Benjamin Franklin's famous quote: "An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure"

This is the reason we would like to take this "Shelter in Place Opportunity" to remind our community members to get ready before disaster strickes. 

  1. With nice amount of rain this year beautiful bushes and much greenery grew tall. Let's trim them adequately. So when the dry season comes dried vegetation are not around our properties.
  2. Replace batteries of all smoke detectors and alarms inside the building. 
  3. while children are at home they may want to cook, or do crafts using appliances or tools that have fire hazard. check them, make sure they are adequately turning off and educate children to never forget  to turn them off. This requires repetition, sometimes watching educational movies regarding fire hazard are the best way to teach them safety. 
  • Make sure your electrical wiring at home or at your business, as well as the gas lines and appliances, water heater, laundry dryer, cook top and oven are maintained and no leak is detected. Gas company and Edison both have free safety inspection services.

Additionally, Here is a link to FEMA 's Library for fire prevention

SERVPRO wishes all member of our community safety and wellness during this unprecedented time of cautiousness.

Please remember we are always here to help.

Managing and Preventing Water Leaks

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Pipe leaking Water Leaks

Hidden leaks at your residential or commercial property can cost you a fortune and severe damages to your property. If you're not aware of these leaks, your health can be at risk! 

Undetected leaks can lead to other dangers like mold/mildew growth or pest infestation, which lead to health concerns. Be responsible and take the time and effort to do a walk through of your property and pinpoint any signs of leaks.

How To Manage and Prevent Water Leaks...

Do you know where to go to turn off your main water supply at your property??? This is very important to know if you're a property owner.

Some of the effective ways to prevent water leaks include; being up to par with timely plumbing repairs, preventing pipe damage, or sometimes even installing a leak detector for your plumbing system, which will automatically turn off your water supply once it suspects a leak.

One of the most popular ways to detect leaks is simply checking the leak indicator on your meter, or simply watch for changes in the meter readings. If you come across any changes, than more than likely you have a leak.

Call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson Today!

When you come across water damage or mold/mildew growth due to leaks. Call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson for an assessment today at 310-637-7701

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson Operational as Essential Business During Covid 19 Lockdown

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

The Intensity of the Current Pandemic of Covid 19 makes us all wonder how to help limit the spread of infection.

City managers, schools, public gathering facility managers, every business and retail store and restaurants  owners and managers are trying  to protect members of our communities. It is indeed a collective effort.

We at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson commit to be the best and do the best.

We would like to assure all members of our communities, in Carson, west Carson, and Torrance, that we are continuously staying operational in this critical time to provide professional preventive sanitizing and disinfecting services to all facilities.

We are ready to help sanitize and clean places of public gathering for present and future use, schools, churches, office buildings, transportation facilities and stations, airports, cruise ships, shopping malls, stores, restaurants, professional offices and childcare facilities can rely on our highly trained technicians and equipment to do the job right.

Our headquarters worked hard to develop an the most reliable protocol requiring use of adequate, and state of the art personal protective equipment, sanitizing product and material, as well as modalities to  scope all public areas. 

We at SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson are considered essential business at this critical times. Operational and working 24/7 as usual. Our IICRC certified technicians are here to help, Sanitize our community churches, schools, and other public places, according to protocols professionally developed by SERVPRO headquarters, respecting all CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

Please Call our 24/7 dispatch line 310-637-7701 for any cleaning and sanitation need.

What Should I Clean To Help With The Corona Virus??

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Worker Cleaning Couch Preventative Cleaning

Due to this global pandemic of the Corona Virus, our lives have changed drastically. We need to be extra cautious with the areas surrounding us, along with human interaction. 

We still don't know much about COVID-19, we are currently looking for solutions to slow down the spread of the virus. What we can do is preventative cleaning in our homes and work spaces to help with the situation. 

Where should I be cleaning??

The CDC encourages cleaning of high touched surfaces such as counter-tops, table-tops, light switches, doorknobs, toilets, bathroom fixtures, keyboards, cell phones, tablets, etc..

Other spaces mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Playground equipment
  • Stair handrails
  • Kitchen/Food areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms 
  • Offices
  • Retail space
  • Shelving racks
  • Sales counter
  • Carpets/Rugs
  • Water Fountains
  • Fitness equipment

Call us today for proactive cleaning at your property... 

If your home or business needs proactive cleaning services, call the experts today- SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson (310)637-7701

Make Sure To Hire The Right Mold Remediation Company

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worker setting up air scrubber SERVPRO MOLD remediation services

Time is money! We cant waste time on guesstimating if a company is qualified for mold removal, we need to find a solution and proceed with action!

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson understands that mold is a serious financial, legal, and health concern. Our certified technicians are ready to help take on mold the right way!

With more than than 50 years of industry experience, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is a leader in fire, water, and mold cleanup and restoration services. We've responded to countless mold concerns from individual business owners and home owners. Click on the link below to our testimonial page.


Questions I Should Ask Before Hiring Qualified Mold remediation Companies???

  • Are you IICRC registered and certified?
  • How much experience do your workers have?
  • Can you provide me with credible references?
  • Do you have a website??
  • Do you have your certificate of insurance??
  • What if the mold reoccurs?? Do you offer warranty?

Attention Carson Residents!

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

If you are ever in need of water extraction services we are available to help 24/7! You will receive an immediate response from our expert cleanup and restoration team.

What You Should Know

Always think safety after a flood.

  • Call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson at (310) 637-7701
  • Shut off electricity and gas
  • Wear protective gear
  • Remove any standing water or soaked furnishings
  • Place foil or wooden blocks under furniture legs
  • Wait for the SERVPRO TEAM to arrive

We understand these situations can be overwhelming, but we're prepared to make it "Like it never even happened."

For the quickest recovery, be sure to keep our contact information at the ready. Any delays could result in more property damage.

Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to be of service!

(310) 637-7701

For Immediate Fire & Water Damage Services In The City of Carson, CA. Call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson

12/24/2019 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO trucks, equipment, and employees. SERVPRO, HERE TO HELP!

Residential Services

Whether your Carson home needs emergency flood damage or fire/smoke/soot damage, our technicians are certified and have extensive cleaning and restoration training. We have helped and worked with countless homeowners in the past. Below are the services that SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson provides...

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Carson commercial property. As a trusted leader in fire & water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has earned the trust of the insurance industry and stays ready to respond when you need us most!

Every hour spent cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Stay ready and save SERVPRO's 24/7 emergency dispatch#

(310) 637-7701

Commercial Water Damage Services Available 24/7

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO EQ Commercial water extraction

When fire and water damage take control of your life, we help you take it back!

SERVPRO's network of more than 1,700 franchises is ready to respond 24/7 in the event of a fire, water, or mold loss to help you get your lives back on track.

When being a property owner, or property manager, its always important to have a plan of action and vendors you can count on and trust.

At SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson we believe in helping others and take every job serious.

There's no such thing as a small disaster, especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria or can cause rot, mold, and serious damage to your property.

Always call a certified professional rather than doing things on your own just to save money. Usually you end up paying more $$$ on the long run when things are done incorrectly.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson can be reached around the clock 365 days out of the year at (310) 637- 7701

Save our 24/7 emergency contact# in your smartphones to be ready for whatever happens, so SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened"

Mold In Your Home

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is most commonly found in cold, dark areas which is why some of the most unexpected situations occur in the interior living areas. If your living room has a chimney, this adds to the possibility of mold intrusion.

Water can enter very easily through cracks in the roof or chimney. Be sure to keep an eye out for any moisture that seems out of place. A thorough examination can be done by a contractor if you aren't sure.

Now that you're aware of aerial leaks, don't forget about your carpet! If the carpet has ever been wet before, it has a high chance of containing some mold. Be sure to use a dry-cleaning carpet company if you want to wash it, never use a wet shampoo! 

Mold contamination is an awful sight to behold, luckily we know how to deal with it.


Call The Cleanup Team When Water Damage Occurs

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Heroes

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has the resources to recover your property when the unexpected occurs. 

There's no such thing as a small disaster... especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot, and other unseen damages.

Water damage can affect the value of your property, it's always best to call out the professionals to take a better look at the situation.

When you call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson for assistance, you'll be getting a trained equipped professional to manage the drying process from start to finish. You can even download SERVPRO'S "Here To Help" App.

The Here To Help Connection provides the customer, the agent, and adjuster a real time look at the progress of their loss. By using this application they can view information pertaining to their loss, such as job progression gauges, franchise information, claim information, loss details, pictures, and frequently asked questions.

Tropical Disturbance In Caribbean

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

This past weekend, heavy downpours erupted over Puerto Rico and continue to move toward Florida. It may go on to become another tropical storm if the current trajectory continues. You may be asking why does it matter if it's near Florida. 

Well, these weather patterns are unique to the east coast and don't commonly happen on the west coast. However, it's not impossible! And when the time comes, you'll want to be ready.

If a tropical storm hit California next week, albeit unlikely, the amount of unprepared people would be simply outrageous. It only takes a couple hours to gather some essential belonging to make sure you can survive a few days after catastrophe.

In the unlikely event of a California storm, you know who to call! We're here 24/7.


(310) 939-9293

Hurricane Barry

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Earlier in July, tropical storm Barry began ravaging the Gulf Coast near Louisiana and Mississippi. Tons of water and debris was tossed along the landscape. This may not have been the most deadly natural disaster, but many people were surely not prepared for the flooding. 

Even if you are not in a danger zone for hurricanes, it doesn't hurt to be ready for water damage in general. Create a free emergency profile with us today! Secure the safety of your building and maintain peace of mind. 

All the details are right here: https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/readyprogram

Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. Don't let yourself fall victim to being unprepared!

Call us today or visit our website.



Long Term Partnership With Blackstone

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Back in late March, SERVPRO and Blackstone announced a huge recapitalization deal. Blackstone acquired a major stake in SERVPRO, but the Isaacson family will remain significant shareholders going forward. 

Peter Wallace, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, said, “We are excited to make this investment and join together with the Isaacsons and the SERVPRO team as long-term growth partners. We believe the additional capital and extensive network of relationships that Blackstone can bring to bear will benefit not only SERVPRO, but its more than 1,700 franchisees and its customers.”

This recent partnership holds exciting possibilities for the future. We can't wait to see how Blackstone and SERVPRO can work together to excel in their respective industries. 

All the information can be found at the website listed below!


Summer Storm Essentials

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Summer storms are just around the corner and the best way to prepare is to develop a communication plan and build an emergency supply kit. Knowing how to react and having valuable items at hand is extremely important in case of emergency.

Here are some recommended items for a basic emergency supply kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents: copies of insurance policies, identification and bank info
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Cash

This is not a complete list, but it will give you a solid foundation for a basic emergency supply kit. You'll be glad you put together all these items!

Tips To Prevent Water Leaks In Your Commercial Building

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can seriously hinder a business if not dealt with correctly. Luckily, there are some preventative measures that can be taken against it. 

1. Inspection - keep an eye on things like the building's pipes and plumbing fixtures. It may seem trivial at the time, but catching an early onset of a leak can literally save the building. 

2. Maintenance - You aren't trained to spot specific things that a professional might. Schedule a technician to conduct regular maintenance on your building. 

3. Cleaning - Your building's gutters play a major role in safeguarding against leaks. Be sure to check on them every once in a while to remove clogs or blockages.

4. Upgrades - Pipes and fixtures go through a lot of wear and tear. Consider upgrading or repairing them every so often. Manually turning water fixtures can also help prolong their lifespan by preventing it from becoming stuck.

These tips will help prevent commercial water damage, but there's always a chance something goes wrong. Don't hesitate to set up an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) to get the quickest response possible.

https://www.SERVPROcarsonwestcarson.com/ (310) 637-7701 

Firework Safety For Independence Day

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Firework Safety

It's that time of the season again... American Independence Day!

We celebrate American Independence Day on the 4th of July every year. We think of July 4th, 1776 as the day that represents the Declaration of Independence, the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

When celebrating with our family and friends, comes with the celebration of firing off fireworks! This can be a fun celebration with our loved ones, but can also be a very dangerous celebration if not careful.

Here are some tips to ensure safety when celebrating 4th of July and lighting off some fireworks...

  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Light only one firework at a time-and never re-light a "dud" firework.
  • Never discharge fireworks in metal or glass containers.
  • Be sure to have a responsible adult in charge at all times.
  • Never allow children to play with fireworks.
  • Always buy from an established retail outlet. (Please never buy illegal Fireworks)
  • Never make your own fireworks, and be on the lookout for anyone experimenting with homemade fireworks
  • (No piccolo Pete Bombs)
  • Always read and follow the directions on the label.
  • Light fireworks away from homes.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby at all times.
  • The person discharging the fireworks should wear eye protection-and never have any part of their body over a firework.

Helping The Carson Industrial Center With A Rapid Response...

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Stay Ready My Friends

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has its main warehouse in the greater industrial area in the city of Carson. We thrive on providing the quickest response times when the unexpected occurs.

We understand the importance of a rapid response when dealing with any water/fire damage to your property. We understand the importance of dealing with business interruptions as quickly as possible to avoid any customer downtime and claim expenses. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson professionals help meet the real needs of insurers and property owners by supplying reliable consistent service.

The first steps taken in a disaster situation can mean the difference between recovery and total loss. That's exactly why we advise anyone who's reading this blog to save SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson's 24 hour emergency dispatch # (310) 637-7701.

Tips On Preventing Water Damage To Your Property

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Keep My House Flood Free

If you're a property owner you know that you have a huge responsibility to pay your mortgage...which is not cheap! Here are some tips on preventing water damage, claim expenses, and keeping your property well- maintained.

1. Know Your Water Main Shut Off Valve Location...

No.. not the two valves underneath your sink. If you don't know where your water main shut off is located, now's the time! If you go on vacation for a few days, you can stop water from coming in to your property to avoid any floods.

2. Check Your Appliances Twice A Month...

If you can inspect your appliances a few times a month, you can prevent water damage by coming across a loose hose or a corroded pipe.

3. Update/Replace Your Washing Machine Hoses...

Most common causes of water damage is due to old brittle hoses. Always look and inspect your hoses to make sure if they need to be replaced.

4. Water Bill/Meter...

Sometimes it's a good thing to keep an eye out on your water bill. If you notice your bill was higher prior to your last, you could have a leak somewhere in your property. Look for the situation and fix it to prevent damages.

5. Install Water Detector In Your Home...

You can place an electronic device that sets off an alarm when it comes in contact with moisture.You can place this water detector by a washing machine, water heater, dishwasher, etc. This tool  is very beneficial, and can prevent an extensive amount of damages or even mold.

Best Practices For Water or Fire Claims of Commercial Buildings

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Take Action on Your Water/Fire Damage

When water, or fire damage happens to a building it feels just like a disaster to all individuals living or working in that building.

Water and fire, both extend their areas of damage to surrounding areas in a blink  of an eye. It is a devastating experience and most people experience it at least once in their lifetime.

How to deal with this disaster when you are in charge? You'd better have an action plan.

Some property managers, facility managers, and building owners think that to control cost of repair it is better to obtain multiple estimates for repair and choose the least expensive one. Here's why this is  not the best way to handle this issue.

  1.  Take action: People directly involved in the disasters; individuals living, working, or spending their days in the building have to wait, sometimes several day for the decision maker to decide. They may feel being ignored. 
  2. Prevent extended damage: water and fire both extend their damages when they are left alone.The estimates that you obtained at one point in time does not include some work or equipment needed to repair the extended damage that happened while waiting for approval of vendor.
  3. Testings: ( asbestos, mold, lead) may be necessary for some situations and if an estimator omits that part, the actual cost of one inexpensive estimate may raise.
  4. Trust SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson: Call 310-637-7701: Because the elite risk managers trust us and call us when disaster strikes. We know how to handle the claim so at the end it will be a win win situation for the owner as well as tenants/occupants of the building.

Storm Damages and Insurance Coverage.

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Ready!

Storms can strike at any time. If you aren't able to get in contact with your insurance because of a storm that hit after hours, this information may guide you until they do become available.

Call a 24/7 Restoration Company Like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson...

The faster you can call us out the more $$$ you save. It's important to have a rapid response when dealing with storm damage/flooding to prevent secondary damages, and claim expenses.

SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for most insurance carriers, we can help get the balls rolling while the claim is in process.

Immediate Assistance To Repair Damages...

You should always take reasonable and necessary steps to protect your property from further damage.

This may include putting a tarp over your roof due to missing shingles, or holes, to prevent water from coming in.

Take photos of damages if possible and save the receipts for any temporary emergency repairs that are made so you can show your insurance.

The time-frame for an adjuster to contact you may be two to three days depending on the season. Always have a restoration company in your emergency contacts like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson

(310) 637-7701


Mold in Schools and Workplace

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Besides damages that moisture can cause to the building itself, the eventual growth of mold indoors in commercial building and schools are of serious concern. 

It can be a cause of excessive absenteeism for individuals with pre-existing health condition.

If inside your office building or workplace, or your child's classroom high moisture is present, then it makes sense to encourage the facility manager to find solutions to control the indoor moisture.

In many cases a hidden or obvious leak inside walls is the reason of high indoor moisture. 

Ideal indoor moisture for indoor quality air is between 40% and 50%.

When moisture is high, mold growth can occur. Which becomes a problem in workplace and schools.  

Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. By controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth you can:

  • Prevent damage to building materials and furnishings
  • Save money
  • Avoid potential health risks

Molds can be found almost anywhere, they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present.

There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

 It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings.

Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building
  • Unvented combustion appliances
  • Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings

When mold growth occurs in buildings, adverse health problems may be reported by some building occupants, particularly those with allergies or respiratory problems.

Remediators should avoid exposing themselves and others to mold-laden dusts as they conduct their cleanup activities. Caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled by building occupants.

If you suspect that you have a MOLD issue in your school/commercial facility, please call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson (310)637-7700 to schedule a mold mitigation walk through with one of our trained certified technicians.

Solar Storm Hitting Earth!!

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Beautiful auroras consequences of a solar storm.

Browsing the internet this morning I got caught by this news of imminent possibility of a "Solar Storm"

Since at SERVPRO  our main concern is to be ready 24/7 to respond to Storm, I wanted to know more about this phenomena, and found out  about the consequences to our beautiful plant.

Here is the definition of Solar Storm  : A solar storm happens when major eruptions called solar flares or coronal mass ejections  happen in the solar atmosphere. If these events take place on the part of the sun facing Earth, they can send electromagnetic radiation and charged particle radiation hurtling our way.

The consequences can be quit different from one Solar Storm to another.

the most harmless effect is beautiful displays of the auroras along the northern or southern latitudes. Auroras are natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions.

But if the solar storm is strong, and the electromagnetic radiations are then it can affect functions of satellite system, GPS systems, and power plants. in 1989 a Solar Storm caused a 9 hour power outage in Quebec. Scientists claim that in   some cases electric power plants can even explode, and we will have to deal with months and months of power outage, and expensive repairs.

Well now I'm thinking about a solution to help prevent extensive damage, and I think I have some ideas:

Lets not rely on our smartphones if we want driving directions and look them up, memorize and write down directions, let's make sure we have our battery operating lights handy, and lets stay away from electrical power plants as much ass we can. Have our emergency kit ready and handy, and let's hope we will get the beautiful part of this mysterious storm with blue and green lights in the sky. 

Wishing for sky storms of wellness, happiness, peace and prosperity for all.

Professional Catastrophic Emergency Responses Team

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Major Flood HELP!

THE SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Program is composed of our elite best in restoration. Our superior large-loss specialists are qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson.

Clients For The Commercial Large Loss Program Include The Following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Catastrophic Storm Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, should a disaster strike near you. Available around the clock 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unexpected.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big for us to handle!

CALL US TODAY AT (310)-637-7701

Preventative Maintenance Checklist

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Property Owner's Beware

Being a property owner comes with a lot of responsibility. Whether you're a residential/commercial property owner, you have to have your property up to par in order to avoid any setbacks or claim expenses.

Depending on the size of your facility, it's a good idea to make sure you hire a maintenance manager to keep your property in good condition. By having a preventative maintenance checklist for all your properties, you can save lots of $$$ and business interruptions. 

Your maintenance manager should be familiar with this list to upkeep various aspects of building maintenance that get weathered by environmental conditions. Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson are big believers of preparing for disasters.

By failing to prepareyou are preparing to fail.”

Call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson at our office number (310) 637-7701

Ask us how we can help you be prepared for the unexpected, by having a rapid response for YOU! the owner, if things go south at your properties.

Why Every Building in our community needs an ERP

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

We are always ready to help. Are you ready to protect yourself?

Do you know of anyone who did not experience a water damage to their home or business during their lifelong? hummmm.... your answer is probably no.

No matter if the building is a commercial warehouse, office, multifamily or residential single family or condo, one day at one point of it's existence, that building will suffer a water damage. 

this is a natural history of any building no matter the year it was built or who designed it, or which construction company build it.

Do you have a plan to act fast and efficiently when it happens?

besides the purchase of an insurance policy that will cover the cost, the owner needs to be prepared. knowledge is power:

These are the items that you will plan for when you have our Emergency ready plan:

Which vendors to call? do you trust them? have you checked their contractor license. Do they have professional liability insurance? Are their employees working at your home covered in case of injury during work?

A water damage can be minimal and the work can last only 3 days in your building. it can also be a flooding of the whole building making it impossible to live or to work in for a longer period of time.

Do you know where to relocate your family, your office or your tenants while work is being done to repair the building?

This is why you need an Emergency Ready Plan.So when the highly probable event happens you can act fast. Then get your life and your business back to usual as soon as possible.

Call us today. Be prepared for tomorrow.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson: 310-939-9293

Climate Change and Storm

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

With Climate change we can expect storms, such as heavy rain falls, tornadoes, hail, even fire to happen anywhere and catch the habitants by surprise.

Additionally, no matter the type of the building whether residential single family, commercial office, high rise 0r small multifamily one day at one point, we may suffer a storm in the life of that building. 

The natural history of any building no matter the year it was built or who designed it, or which construction company build it, is to suffer some kind of emergency, including storms.

Do you have a plan to act fast and efficiently when it happens?

besides the purchase of an insurance policy that will cover the cost, the owner needs to be prepared. knowledge is power:

These are the items that you will plan for when you have our Emergency ready plan:

Which vendors to call? do you trust them? have you checked their contractor license. Do they have professional liability insurance? Are their employees working at your home covered in case of injury during work?

A water damage can be minimal and the work can last only 3 days in your building. it can also be a flooding of the whole building making it impossible to live or to work in for a longer period of time. Especially when a storm situation is going on in the area.

Do you know where to relocate your family, your office or your tenants while work is being done to repair the building?

This is why you need an Emergency Ready Plan, so when the highly probable event happens you can act fast. Then get your life and your business back to usual as soon as possible.

Call us today. Be prepared for tomorrow.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson: 310-939-9293

SERVPRO of Carson Suggestion to Minimize Damages in Case of Flood

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Relax... You called SERVPRO of Carson.

Water damage can easily be considered one of the worst disasters that may occur at your property. It’s crucial that immediate action takes place when damage is discovered. All too often, we are caught off guard and unprepared which delays response time and can lead to further damages. SERVPRO of Carson has these tips to offer:

First… are you covered? Before the damage even occurs, be protected with home owners insurance. Insurance will help soften financial blows. If its determined that you waited too long to report damages and extended damages occur, you may be left to pay for the repairs yourself. Make sure you seek assistance at the first sign of trouble.

Whether your insurance provider covers your claim or not, you should take immediate action to protect your property.

Step 1 – Locate The Source And Shut Off The Water Supply

The next move to make when you discover water damage, is to find out where the water is coming from and shut it off. Better yet, turn off the water supply to your home. Leaking pipes or a pipe that burst are the most common cause of water damage. If you have a large water loss on your hands, you should also shut off electricity and gas if possible.

Step 2 – Start A Claim With Your Insurance Provider.

You should notify your insurance company immediately of the water damages. Even if the damage is not covered, they will be able to assist you in contacting professionals to begin restoration.

Step 3 – Rescue Your Most Valuable Belongings

Gather your important things from the affected areas and put them in a safe place. Family heirlooms, jewelry, money, photos etc.. You should also allow electronics and outlets sufficient time to dry before plugging them in.

Step 4 – Eliminate As Much Water As Possible

Get rid of access water. Remove rugs and hang them to dry, use a broom or mop to assist you with standing water. A wet vacuum is also a handy tool for carpeted areas.

Step 5 – Ventilating The Affected Area

Proper ventilation is needed in order to prevent mold & mildew. Open all windows if humidity is lower outside than indoors. You may use fans to assist if you still have power and only if you are certain that mold is NOT present. Fans can spread mold, further contaminating the home.

Step 6 – Is Mold Present?

Mold is dangerous to clean on your own because disturbing the mold will cause it to release spores. According to the IICRC S520, mold remediation and removal should be done by experienced and trained technicians equipped by full protective suites, gloves, masks and using special machines such as air scrubbers and dehumidifiers.

Call SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson at

310-637-7701 We are here to help 24 hours a day.

Great news for California fire season safety! Thank you Pentagon!

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Things will only get better for California!

Recent news regarding Pentagon agreement with State of California to prevent wildfires by allowing California National Guard to use unarmed drones to map fires 24/7 will for sure improve destructive events of fire season.

Governer of California Gavin Newsom said Monday that the Defense Department has agreed to provide information from a Cold War-era military satellite to help spot new wildfires.

The defense secretary also gave the California National Guard blanket approval through year’s end to use unmanned drones to map fires, count destroyed houses and spot survivors. The drones can peer through smoke, work at night and stay aloft much longer than manned aircraft.

Previously, state officials had to get separate federal approval each time they wanted to use the unarmed drones.

Additionally Californians can download the new application on their smartphones to get updates and prevention tips:

The “ Ready for Wildfire App” Features include:

  • Taking charge of your Defensible Space
  • Hardening your home
  • Creating an evacuation and family communication plan
  • Assembling an emergency supply kit
  • Evacuating early!

Way to go California! We believe with these initiatives, we will be several steps closer to become a paradise again.

Commercial Fire? Let's get Back to Business Fast

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

When your commercial facility suffers fire damage, SERVPRO® will help you get back to your daily routine fast.

Business interruptions are expensive. SERVPRO of Carson has been helping businesses get back to life after disaster for over 15-years.  We offer the following fire damage services:

  • Roof Tarping: we will install a thick, weatherproof tarp over the damaged portions of your roof to prevent precipitation from coming in and causing secondary damage.
  • Board Up: We will install temporary boards over damaged doors and windows to prevent precipitation from coming in and to deter possible break-ins.
  • Temporary Fencing: we will install a temporary fence around the perimeter of your property to deter the public from entering sensitive areas.
  • 24-Hour Security: if a board up can’t take place for any weather-related reason, we will install a security guard for your property until our crews can safely install them.
  • Water Damage: a water damage occurs at most fires due to firefighting efforts.  Standing water can cause secondary damage to your structure.  We will extract all standing water to prevent further damage.
  • Structural Cleaning & Deodorization: after the building is secure, we will begin the process of cleaning and deodorizing your property.  Permanently damaged debris will be removed and all soot and smoke odor will be removed.
  • Contents & Textile Cleaning: soot and smoke-affected contents and textiles can be cleaned and deodorized.
  • Move-Out / Move-Back: if any contents need to be cleaned and deodorized and your structure is still not safe, we will transport the items back to our cleaning facility and then move them back.
  • Storage Space: should your contents need temporary storage space, they will be stored in our warehouse until your property is safe again.
  • Reconstruction: any structure that was permanently damaged removed can be replaced.

Call SERVPRO of Carson for information in regards to our "ERP" (Emergency Ready program) which helps with a rapid response, business interruptions, and claim expenses. SERVPRO offers this wonderful tool at no cost for a plan of action for your facility. Call us now (310) 637-7701 

Hidden Smoke Damage and Odor

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Hidden Smoke

There are two different types of smoke to know about, wet and dry smoke...

As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. When you call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, we will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.

After pretesting, the cleaning procedures will determine on the information identified before restoration begins.

Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber)

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are a lot more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood)

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

The Unique Behavior of Smoke

  A fire loss can result in complex damages because of the unique behavior of smoke...

Our team at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson have had countless encounters with different types of smoke damage. We know a thing or two on how to investigate how far smoke damage may have spread in your property. We know smoke can penetrate various cavities within the structure, causing hidden damage and odor.

Top 5 Fire Starters

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Fireproof Safety

1. Cooking Equipment

Pots and pans can overheat and cause a fire with a blink of an eye, if the person cooking gets distracted and leaves cooking unattended. Never leave your house with food cooking unattended. 

2. Heating

Keep portable heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that could easily catch fire such as furniture, laundry, clother,etc... If you have a furnace, get it inspected once a year to make sure it is working to safety standards.

3. Smoking in Bedrooms

You are better off smoking outside, never make it a habit of smoking inside your home. A cigarette that is not put out properly can cause a flame, as the filter may stay lit for a few hours. It could burst into flames if it came in contact with flammable materials such as, furniture, carpet/rugs, clothing, etc... Did you know that fires started in the bedroom make up 73% of all house fire fatalities?

4. Electrical Equipment

An electrical appliance like a toaster can start a fire if its faulty or has a frayed cord. A power point that is overloaded with double adapter plugs can cause a fire from an overuse of electricity. A power point extension cord can also be a fire hazard if not used properly. Always double check these things just in case.

5. Candles

Candles look and smell pretty, but if left unattended they can cause a room to easily burst into flames. Keep candles far away from any flammable items such as carpet, clothing, paper goods, tissue boxes, or anything that can burst into flames rapidly. Always blow out the candle before leaving a room. 

Property Preparation For Flooding

6/3/2019 (Permalink)


When you are a property owner you have a lot of responsibility on your hands... let alone, you need to find ways to protect your property from mother nature.

Its always a good idea to follow up with your insurance agent to go over certain coverage's to make sure you are ready for whatever happens. Contact your insurance so you know what flood insurance plans and needs that best fit your situation.

Here are some tips on preventing damage to your property if a flood occurs...

  • Clear debris from curbside gutters, drains in yards, driveways, and inspect roofs to check for loose tiles, holes, or other signs of trouble.
  • Clear and place sandbags in problem areas if an area has been affected by wildfire in the past, or if you've been having flooding problems around a certain area of your property.
  • Inspect storm drains before and after heavy rainfall. If blocked, contact your City Public Works Department for help.

You can always prepare for the worst, don't wait for the worst to happen to you, stay ready Carson!

How Can I Tell if I Have Mold at My Property???

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

I Think We Have Mold


SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson handles water damages on the daily and knows prompt action is required to prevent mold growth. If you're a facility manager or business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure your facility is in good condition at all times.

If you come across a moisture situation, it's ideal to see where the cause of loss is located to prevent secondary damages like MOLD. If you have an ongoing moisture situation in your facility, be alert for...

  • Strong musty odors that indicate possible mold growth.
  • The presence of visible mold
  • Excessive humidity
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

If you are unsure about having mold but would like to find out for sure, give us a call at (310)939-9293.  

Plan Ahead: Emergency Ready Profile

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Being prepared for any fire or water emergency on your property can be quite beneficial and even reduce any business interruptions that may occur. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson provides an Emergency Ready Profile for any commercial or business property for free.  The Emergency Ready Profile is a thorough document that consist of analytical information about your property or business, including emergency contacts, shut off valve locations and lead areas. 

The ERP will help to ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens. Our skilled technicians are available to help and complete the ERP with you step by step with just a phone call to (310) 637-7701.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson obtain the best technicians to perform services with skill, honesty, and integrity  to provide the consumer with the highest standard of care and expertise. 

The Color Run Volunteer- Los Angeles 2019

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

The Color Run Volunteer- Los Angeles 2019

Date: June 30, 2019 Time: 9:00 am

Location: StubHub Center-18400 S. Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA. 90746

Why Volunteer?

  • Be part of something great!  Help make us make magic at The Happiest 5K on the Planet.
  • Earn your exclusive The Color Run Volunteer T-shirt. 
  • As a volunteer, you will be supporting a local and global organization.
  • And lastly, the chance to throw colored powder at people. 

Are there any age requirements for volunteering?

  • All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Can I run AND volunteer?

  • Race day positions last the duration of the run.  If you volunteer for the Check-In party you will be available to run the next day. 

If you have any further questions please email: 

Email: volunteer@TheColorRun.com

12th Annual CSUDH Earth Day Festival

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Don't miss out and enjoy a day of fun-filled activities for the 12th Annual Earth Day Festival at the Cal Status University Dominguez Hills Campus.  With sustainable food booths and our weekly Farmers Market, there will be more than 30 organizations from the campus and the greater Los Angeles area.  

Fun filled trivial activities that include:

Protect the Planet Trivia Rounds

Earth Day Booth Bingo

Free e-waste, battery, and shoe recycling, and our tree planting ceremony at 11 am.

FREE to the entire community is welcome at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.  RSVP if you would like to receive reminders and directions for getting to the event. 

Date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time:  10 am-3 pm

Location:  California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000  East Victoria Street

East and West Walkways

Carson, Ca, 90747

For any questions or driving directions to the campus, contact via email: https://www.csudh.edu/campus-map-directions/

Types of Biohazard Cleanup

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard is any microorganism, plants, animals or their byproducts that show a threat to the health of living organisms. But in any case of having any biohazard emergency, it should be handled by SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson for our professional cleanup team.  

The following are kinds of biohazards and their characteristics:

  1. Human blood- including items that have been contaminated with blood.
  2. Human bodily fluids such as saliva, pleural fluids, etc.
  3. Pathological waste-Unfixed human tissue, water biopsy materials. 

When you find yourself in this kind of biohazard situation and feel so overwhelmed of where to begin, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is just a phone call away at (310) 637-7701.  Our technicians are ready and faster to any size disaster. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

Fire: Life-Saving Tools

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Living in Los Angeles with our busy schedules we tend to forget the importance of maintaining home/property maintenance.  Since spring cleaning is in effect why not also replace batteries or install a smoke alarm unit. Check your state requirement or contact your local Fire Marshall to assure all codes are met.  

In addition, another life-saving tool in any home or property is the portable fire extinguisher. To properly use the National Fire Protection Association suggest remembering P-A-S-S:

  1. Pull the pin-point nozzle away from you.
  2. Aim low- point nozzle at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze lever slowly and evenly.
  4. Sweep nozzle left to right. 

These emergency life-saving tools will help assist you in any fire emergency.  SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson can help prepare any property or home by planning a Fire Emergency Preparedness plan.  For more info contact SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson at 310-637-7701.

The Awareness of Water Categories

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Once your home or business is hit with any water damage are you able to distinguish the water types to notify the cleaning crew? Here is the breakdown of the water categories: 

  1. Clean Water:  Leak came from a clean water source such as a broken pipe or rainwater.
  2. Gray Water:  When water is left untreated and letting bacteria or other contaminants occur. Slightly contaminated water.
  3. Black Water:  When the water is highly contaminated and contain harmful agents, typically from sewage.  

For proper cleanup of any water category, SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is the company to help.  With our certified technicians, tools and equipment we can properly clean up your water damage in a safe and efficient manner.  

Locally owned and available 24 hours 7 days a week for any emergency services give us a call at (310-637-7701.

Spring Cleaning Time

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

We Clean for Spring!

Springtime is here and SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is here to help any day, time and size of the job.  Allergens can affect your sinuses this time of year. Spring cleaning is essential in as weather warms because there are higher amounts of pollen in the air, contributing to allergies. 

Here are a few tips in reducing allergens in your home:

  1. Use your air conditioning instead of having your windows open. 
  2. Discard any unnecessary clutter, so that dust cannot hide. 
  3. Vacuum frequently, and make sure a HEPA filter trap is used to trap allergens.
  4. Don't wash with fragrance detergents, as they may trigger allergens. 

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has the skill, honesty in order to provide the consumer with the highest degree and professionalism possible.  

Give us a call at (310) 631-7773 of following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Friday Night Jam: Casting and Open Call #1

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Save the Date!

Friday Night Jam: Casting & Open Call- #1

Do you have any Saturday night plans?  If you are an aspiring writer, singer, author, model, comedian, young or upcoming entrepreneur, dancer, rapper, teacher, community leader, author, etc. 

Get free national exposure worldwide.  And huge listeners around the world.  Male or female, all ages and races. Don't miss out to be on the most successful radio show in the nation.

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Location: Carson Community Center

801 East Carson Street

Carson, Ca. 90745

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has the skills, honesty, and integrity in order to provide the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible.

In any size emergency please give us a call at 310-671-7773

The Ingenuity Of Drying

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Drying System: Equipped and Ready For Any Size Disaster

Initially, with any water damaged area, we tend to just throw a couple of heavy duty towels on the floor, place a couple of fans around the affected area and assume it's dry after a couple of hours. Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson, our certified technicians are trained to follow strict industry approved procedures for the drying system. 

If ever your business or home undergo any water damage, these are the following steps that our crew member will perform step by step:

  • Step 1: Initial Inspection of the property or building and determining all wet areas and help prevent any secondary damages.
  • Step 2: Measuring and monitoring all wet materials. Making sure all areas are drying properly.
  • Step 3: Setting up our professional drying equipment to speed up the drying process. 

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson have the tools and equipment in this speedy drying system.  From hardwood floors to inside walls our drying system will have your property completed as "Like it never even happened."

For any size emergency please do not hesitate to call us at 310-637-7701. 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide: Precautionary Steps Needed

Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning occurs when the CO fumes are inhaled, builds up in your bloodstream and becomes a life-threatening emergency. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson would like to enlighten the residents of Carson and others the precautions and dangers of this colorless, odorless and tasteless poison.

Also known as The Silent Killer, every year over 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning.  Last year alone approximately 20,000 people across the country visited emergency rooms with 4,000 actually being diagnosed with CO poisoning and hospitalized. 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Headache

This should not be taken lightly and we as a community need to take precautionary steps in order to keep our families and health in tacked. Provided by the United States Fire Administration, these are a few steps in order to eliminate Carbon Monoxide poisoning: 

  • Vents for the dryer, stove and furnace areas need to be debris and clutter free.
  • Abstain from using grills inside the home or garage, even if doors are open. 
  • When warming up your car in the garage, remove the car once starting it. Also making sure that the exhaust pipe is not blocked by any debris or other materials. 

Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson provide the skill, honesty, and integrity in order to provide the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible.

Autism Awareness Day 5K Walk/Run

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Let's take a walk or if you prefer a run for this great cause.

Here in our beautiful city of Carson Ca. there will be an AUTISM AWARENESS 5K WALK/RUN 2019.


Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 am-10:00 am


California State University Dominguez Hills

1000 E. Victoria St.

Carson, CA 90747

Registration: $15 

Join us as we get moving for Autism Awareness!

Make a team with your friends, family, or co-workers and register!

Here at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson we are active in our community and helping the locals.  We strive to help our community and provide skill, honesty, and integrity in order to provide the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible.

Crimes in Carson: Board Up

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Is The City of Carson Safe?

Living in the beautiful City of Carson California comes with a lot of surprises. Whether it's the Los Angeles Charger playing at the Stub Hub Center in your backyard during football season, or looking up and seeing the iconic Goodyear blimp flying over our heads, whatever it might be their is always something exciting going on in the beautiful City of Carson California.

In the past few years we've been noticing a lot more calls in regards to home and car burglary. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson does temporary board-ups for homes and commercial facilities (not cars). Should you suffer from a home burglary (broken windows, doors, or garage) you can call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to secure your home until you get situated. We're available 24/7 and can be reached at (310) 637-7701.

If you have a Facebook account and would like to be informed of all the crime going on in Carson, follow CRIMES IN CARSON on Facebook.

Tips on Preventing Mold

8/1/2018 (Permalink)


There are a few different ways to prevent mold and mildew growth in your home.

For instance, if you don’t have an exhaust fan in your bathroom, you need to install one. Keep it running during and after baths and showers. Anytime there is more moisture in the air than normal, using the exhaust fan can help clear it out so that it doesn’t seep into walls.

If you already have an exhaust fan but it’s not working well enough, install a stronger one that will provide better ventilation. You may also want to install a window with a screen to open to help dry out the room.

Clean your bathroom with a diluted bleach-and-water mixture every now and then to kill germs within the room, as well.

Whether you’re renovating your entire bathroom or making smaller updates, you can refresh the look of your bath and prevent mold growth.

When you're ready to repaint your bathroom, be sure to use the right paint. Semi-gloss paint is what you want for your bathroom to prevent mold growth.

There's a basic rule to follow when choosing paint sheen's... The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be, and harder for mold to grow on.  

Tsunamis in California

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Tsunami Warning

Living in beautiful California is probably on the best places to live in the world, especially in Southern California. We have the best weather, surrounded by the ocean, mountains, and desert... but have you ever thought about a Tsunami hitting our land?

Tsunamis are more common in the Pacific Ocean where the megathrusts (subduction zones) are so common (Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Chile, Philippines, Japan etc). Even though these places are more likely to see a Tsunami, we can also experience the scary disaster any day and any time of the day!

Tsunamis are a big threat to anyone who lives along the coast. Most tsunamis, about 80 percent, happen within the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire, a geologically active area where tectonic shifts make volcanoes and earthquakes common.

In 2004, more than 200,000 people the most ever recorded—died in an Indian Ocean tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake off Sumatra, Indonesia.

Tsunamis can travel as far as 10 miles inland, depending on the shape and slope of the shoreline. 

Living in Carson California, you are less than 10 miles away from the ocean which makes you vulnerable to Tsunamis... Do you have a plan of action for the unexpected?

What to Do if a Tsunami Hits LA...

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Tsunami WARNING!

STAY READY! A study says that the California coast, including the Port of Long Beach, could be hit by a tsunami... But just off the coast, scientists say another danger lurks: several major faults capable of producing major earthquakes that could send tsunamis crashing into Los Angeles and San Diego.

With that being said, living in the city of Carson California, the residents are vulnerable and should be prepared! Each family should have a disaster kit set in place for the unexpected.

Have a flashlight for each member of the family and extra batteries. Avoid foods that make you thirsty, have a few cases of water, canned food, dried fruits and protein bars, powdered milk, blankets, can opener, portable radio, and toothbrushes/toothpaste are all things that should be considered in your disaster kit.

Once you have all your family and belongings in place, and set to evacuate the premises. Have a map of your city set in place for different evacuation routes to look over.

Remember... more than likely its going to be chaos and outrageous traffic jams if everyone has the same exit plans. Look over small streets to get inland as quick as possible, head towards higher elevation and most importantly, stay calm!

Every Home Should Have an Air Purifier

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Clean Air? Don't Care?

Are you one of the millions who suffer from asthma or allergies everyday??? Do you own an air purifier? Do you think about the air quality of your home?

Maybe its time to invest in a air purifier for yourself. You can buy one these days under $80, the cost of a monthly cell phone service bill, to keep forever...

Most people who buy air purifiers do so in hopes of easing asthma, allergies or even dust in there homes... The very best portable air purifiers are very effective at cleaning the air, mold spores, smoke,dust, and pollen at their highest and lowest speed.

Mold spores range from 1-30 microns, and air purifiers remove mold as small as .003 microns. UV light is helpful but is not required for removing spores... Mold spores die inside the HEPA filter due to the fact that it's a dry sterile environment. A quality HEPA air purifier remove's airborne mold spores and keeps the air quality of your home at par.

If your kids or loved one's constantly suffers from asthma and allergies, try and test out a good quality air purifier to see if you notice a difference prior to buying one.

Clogged Main Line

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Think Twice Before You Pour!

Are you pouring and flushing the wrong things down your pipes? Have you ever had water damage at your property because water was coming out of your toilets, bathtubs, or sinks?

Most water damage at times is caused due to the fact that a main line got clogged. If it's an indoor blockage, it could have occurred because of heavy materials or objects being flushed down into the drain. Blocked drains are often caused by sanitary products, paper towels or other hard to flush materials which can clog pipes and obstruct drains.

Grease. When you pour grease down the drain it sticks to the inside of your pipes and the pipes in the street. This can cause the entire pipe to become clogged over time. Other oil-based products are also dangerous to pour down your drain, such as... cooking oil, salad dressings, butter, mayonnaise, and fat. 

The next time you flush or pour anything down your drains, think twice before you do it! Otherwise be prepared to pay for the consequences, literally! 

What's " Indoor Air Quality" Should I Be Concerned???

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Breathe With Me!

Have you ever been at work with a really bad headache, feeling a bit nauseous, or feeling fatigue... But once you get off work and leave the facility, your headache goes away, and you feel normal again?

That could indicate poor IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) at your work. Good indoor air quality should really be a priority to make sure you're constantly breathing the clean air that you deserve to breathe, in order to properly function at work, you need good indoor air quality. 

 Indoor air quality (also called "indoor environmental quality") describes how inside air can affect a person's health, comfort, and ability to work.  It can include temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (poor ventilation), mold from water damage, or exposure to other chemicals. 

If you suspect that your work environment has poor indoor air quality, let your facility manager know about your symptoms and get your facility checked out.  

Will My Insurance Cover a Water Leak???

7/20/2018 (Permalink)


Its Friday night! you're off for the weekend, its just you and your wife, you ordered a pizza and a movie, what more can you ask for... right?

Unfortunately it was Friday the 13th and accidents do happen, in this case you have a pin hole leak coming from your upstairs bathroom... bummer! Of course with this situation, comes along a huge mess to clean up, headaches, and concern's on whether or not your insurance will cover this leak???

Virtually all home insurance policies today cover plumbing leaks that are sudden and accidental. In other words, you're covered for a pipe that abruptly springs a leak, as opposed to one that trickles out water over months or years.

If the leak is sudden and accidental, such as if a washing machine hose suddenly breaks off, or in this case a pipe bursts,you are more than likely covered. However, homeowners insurance does not cover damage resulting from poor maintenance.

Its always a good idea to call your local insurance agent and go over your policies to make sure you have the right coverage in situations like these.

Does Mold Smell? Should I be concerned?

7/17/2018 (Permalink)


Mold can be a very tricky and irritating to identify if you're a homeowner. Usually you cant smell mold, but sometimes it can give a musty odor.

Mold produces gasses called microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC).  Many of these MVOC gasses are odorless, but at times will produce a musty odor.If 

When mold isn't visible, but you have a gut feeling mold is growing somewhere in your property,Can be one of the most annoying things to deal with. Bathroom's are the most common rooms in the house for mold build up. Always be sure to use the proper paints when renavating a bathroom. 

You can call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson if you ever suspect mold growth at your property. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, or would like to properly get the mold issue resolved... CALL US! (310)637-7701

Asbestos at My Job

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

The Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos is a very dangerous mineral that should always be avoided. Its microscopic fibers cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted and it usually does not cause any immediate symptoms at all. Actually, symptoms may not be seen for 10-40 years after exposure to asbestos. However there are some symptoms that should be looked out for. If you feel you may have been exposed to asbestos You can find out more information on the EPA website.


If you suspect you may have asbestos in your home or business, its very important to know what you're dealing with. When people tend to do the work on their own, they do more harm than good because they don't know the proper protocols when dealing with a situation like asbestos. Always do your homework before you start doing construction and opening walls as you can spread the cancerous mineral at your home or work facility.

Annual Community Night Out in Carson

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

United Force Against Crime & Violence

The Annual Committee Night Out is just around the corner!

Carson Sheriff’s Station personnel, the City of Carson, and the Community Advisory Committee invite you to participate in the 13th Annual Community Night Out, “March and Rally Against Crime and Violence.” The rally will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take place in front of the station located at 21356 South Avalon Boulevard, Carson, California.

The March and Rally will bring together business leaders, the community, and law enforcement, Carson firefighters, in a united force against crime and violence. The event will be a fun-filled evening of music, food, and entertainment.

Please contact Community Relations at

(310) 847-8386 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Water Heaters and MOLD

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water heaters and MOLD

Mold around your hot water heater? it’s important to have it thoroughly removed as soon as possible when ever you see it.

Exposure to household mold can lead to numerous health problems, some of them quite serious. Exposure to mold can cause respiratory infections such as bronchitis, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, digestive problems, and even depression.

Mold can be removed from non-porous surfaces like tile floors with an antimicrobial cleanser (Bleach or Vinegar) and a scrub brush. It’s not possible to remove mold completely from porous surfaces, like carpets, drywall and floorboards. Those materials must be removed (carefully, in order not to spread mold spores to other areas of the home in the process) and replaced.

If you are experiencing any mold-related health problems or if you have respiratory problems like asthma or any disorders of the immune system, we recommend not attempting to remove mold yourself because the mold removal process will expose you to more mold spores and can make your condition worse. To protect your health, we recommend calling SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to assure that the job gets done right.

In order to prevent mold from returning, you’ll need to repair any hot water heater leak or other problem that led to the development of mold. Hot water will have mold grow at a faster rate. Remember that MOLD feeds off humid/dark area's... Always look around your home for signs of leaks or weird smells that can lead to MOLD growth.

Causes for Plumbing Issues

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Pipe's Causing Water Damage

Your plumbing system is an intricate part of your home or business. With pipes and faucets that carry water and remove waste. Here are some some of the common causes of a pipe burst

  • Clogs - When there are clogs in the pipes, water pressure can build inside, causing the pipe burst open.
  • Homeowner Damage - Property owners might cause accidental damage to piping when renovating their home or business.

  • Extreme Weather - When the temperatures drop below freezing levels, the cold water left in pipes can freeze and expand, causing pipe to bursts.

  • Tree Roots - Tree roots are naturally drawn to moist soil. If piping is set too close to a tree, the roots may grow towards the pipes and eventually break through them.This can be a headache when dealing with this situation. 

  • Improper Installation - If pipes are not properly installed in the beginning, it can lead to future problems, including pipe's malfunctioning/breaking.

In this situation you will need immediate help to extract the water and contents effected as quickly as possible to minimize damage to your property and belongings.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is just a phone call away to help make it "Like it never even happened." Our highly trained crew will jump into action and get you back in a happy mood. (310)637-7701

Help with My Water Damage Claim

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Help with my water damage claim

If you're a homeowner or business owner and wake up or walk into your home/business with a foot of standing water what do you do? what can you do?

You would be desperate to remove the water, clean up the mess, and salvage as many of your items as possible. Doing so, may cause more harm than good. If you throw away any damaged items or make permanent repairs before your insurance company has inspected the property and estimated the scope of damage, you may be denied coverage and not get compensated for your loss.

In this case, you’ll have to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket and find a way to get your life back on track without any financial assistance.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has the expertise when dealing with this situation. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry and we've helped countless homeowners with their claim.

We will help you in the process of your claim and make sure to help you and your assigned adjuster to make life easier for both parties.

We will follow up with your adjuster with the assessment we did at your home/business, taking accurate pictures of everything that was effected, moister readings, etc... This helps getting the process rolling so we can get your home to preloss condition as quickly as possible.  This is one of the reason why adjusters love working with SERVPRO.


6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Hire Someone Who Knows What They're Doing


  High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance . That is what the acronym HEPA stands for. What is a HEPA vacuum? How does it work? What makes it different and more special than other vacuums.

      When approaching things such as mold, led, or asbestos you must use a HEPA vacuum. It is for indoor use only and takes out 99.97% of the particulates in the air. It is the most efficient vacuum you can find. Inside a HEPA vacuum is 5 filters including a HEPA filter.

      When on a job, you can combine a HEPA vacuum with an air scrubber to completely control the debris in the air and help eradicate the mold on a property. After cleaning the walls and vacuuming the walls and floors with an air scrubber running, you're usually done with the mold job, without a HEPA vacuum it would be impossible. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson got's what it takes to get the job done RIGHT!

Stay Ready For Your Family

5/31/2018 (Permalink)


You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Depending on the nature of the disaster road conditions may prevent help from arriving in a timely manner. Earthquake, hurricane's, or heavy rain, we should always be ready when the unexpected occurs.

Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.  If the power goes out keep your pipes from freezing by shutting off the valve that allows water to come into your home. Then, open any drain valves and all faucets and let them run until the pipes are empty (it's helpful to identify these valves in advance). Next, flush all toilets and pour denatured alcohol into toilets and sinks to prevent water in the traps from freezing. 

Be prepared for a power outage by keeping necessary items centrally located in your home. Take the time to ensure that everyone in your family is aware of the "kit." Periodically check your kit to see that batteries operate properly. The following is a list of items that are suggested to keep on hand:

1.     Flashlights for each family member

2.     Battery-operated radio and clock

3.     Extra batteries

4.     Containers of bottled water

5.     Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated food, powdered milk, baby supplies for infants

6.     Non-electric can opener

7.     List of important phone numbers

8.     First-aid kit

Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils. The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.

•Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.

•Choose foods your family will eat.

•Remember any special dietary needs.

•Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.

•Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.

•Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener

•Protein or fruit bars

•Dry cereal or granola

•Peanut butter

•Dried fruit



•Canned juices

•Non-perishable pasteurized milk

•High energy foods


•Food for infants

•Comfort/stress foods

We hope this was useful and made you consider this as a priority, you just never know when something tragic might occur, its always best to stay READY. 

Preparation To Avoid Fires

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Stay Fire Ready

The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

1.) Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

2.) Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.

3.) Ensure that all household members know 2 ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.

4.) Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.

5.) Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.

6.) Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

7.) Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.

What To Do if a Fire Starts

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Plan

If a Fire Starts:
  • Know how to safely operate a fire extinguisher
  • Remember to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number.
  • Yell "Fire!" several times and go outside right away. If you live in a building with elevators, use the stairs. Leave all your things where they are and save yourself.
  • If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your primary escape route, use your second way out. Never open doors that are warm to the touch.
  • If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit. Close doors behind you.
  • If smoke, heat or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door and call the fire department or 9-1-1. Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight to signal for help.
  • Once you are outside, go to your meeting place and then send one person to call the fire department. If you cannot get to your meeting place, follow your family emergency communication plan.

Staying Safe After a Disaster

5/31/2018 (Permalink)


Learn the steps to take during and after most disasters or emergencies to help ensure your family’s safety. 

Check Your Home’s Safety

If you have had to evacuate, take the time to evaluate whether it's safe to enter when you are allowed to return home. You can call SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to help restore your home after a fire (310) 637-7701

Recovering Emotionally

Find out about the special care you and your loved ones may need, long after the visible signs of the disaster have faded.


Recovering Financially

Get important information on how to manage the financial impact of disaster, from handling insurance claims to replacing vital documents that may have been lost.

Here are the 4 things you should do after a home fire.

  • Call your insurance agent immediately. ...
  • Ask about restoration companies that can help with cleaning up soot, boarding up windows, and other construction(SERVPRO...)
  • Separate damaged property from undamaged property. ...
  • Save undamaged property from further destruction


Job Fair in The City of Carson,CA June 1st, 2018

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Job Fair

Attention all of South Bay/LA County... Our friends over at the STUB HUB CENTER in Carson, CA will be having a Job Fair tomorrow, Friday June 1st, 2018.

The Job Fair will begin at 9:00am - 1:00 pm at the STUB HUB CENTER in Carson. They claim to have over 300 positions, GET HIRED ON THE SPOT! 

If you don't know by now... The STUB HUB CENTER is now the new home for the Los Angeles Chargers, and of course the Los Angeles Galaxy. If you're a huge NFL/ Soccer FAN, I suggest you to bring all legal right to work documents and a good first impression.


Security, Box Office, Concessions, Guest Services, Merchandise, Housekeeping.

Good luck to everyone! and Good Luck to the LA Chargers/LA Galaxy!

Make Sure To Properly Setup Your Appliances

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Double Check Your Appliances

We depend on our appliances every day therefore it is very important that they are setup properly.

Most of our appliances use water to work and perform their function. If your appliance hose cracks open or loosens, it can cause hundreds of gallons of water to cover your floors in water.

If this happens, you need to call the professionals over at SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to extract all the standing water and then make sure your property is thoroughly dried.

At SERVPRO, our technicians are dedicated professionals that are highly trained and are capable of doing quality work to meet your high standards.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson is available 24/7 for water/fire/mold emergencies and is independently owned and operated. For any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (310)637-7701

Firefighters Did Their Job: Now What?

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Dont Play With Fire

After the fire trucks leave, your home likely suffers from fire and smoke damage and extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today –(310) 637-7701

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test all rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

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

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

4th of July Safety

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Stay Safe From Fireworks

4th of July is just around the Corner, for many Americans, July Fourth is a day to lounge by the pool, barbecue, and watch fireworks. But before you celebrate with a bang this year, make sure you’re prepared. What if one of the explosions damages your house or a neighbors.


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says people report more fires on the Fourth of July than on any other day in the year.

Children are particularly at risk. Those between five to nine years old are the most likely to be hurt by fireworks. Kids 10 to 19 followed as the second most vulnerable group. In 2018 alone, firecrackers and similar explosives injured nearly 10,000 youths.

You may believe “kiddie” fireworks like sparklers or bloomers aren’t dangerous. But they can cause fires or serious injuries. In fact, sparklers caused more than one-quarter of fireworks-related damage in 2014. That makes a lot of sense after you hear sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

House Maintenance Could Save You $$ Thousand's$$

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Check Your Home

If your home is more than 40 years old and hasn't had any major renovations... You should consider doing a walk through to see if you have any signs of corroded pipes, roof leaks, Mold growth, bellying from a storm, etc...

Water damage is one of the most expensive, stressful claims to deal with, when you suffer from a loss. Remember that insurance companies don't cover flood insurance unless you have it! 

The pH of the water: In copper piping systems, if the pH is under a certain level it harms the protective barrier of the pipe and leads to corrosion. Oxygen in the water: Oxygen degrades metals, gradually converting the metal to rust.

In plain words, the metal from the piping dissolves into the water as a result of various causes, causingpipe failure and corrosion of water heaters, appliances, and fixtures. In plumbing systems, corrosion is due to physical and chemical reactions between the pipe material and water.

Bellying occurs when part of a storm pipe begins sinking downward after becoming unstable. This causes a reservoir where blockages can occur due to the build up of large debris. If left unchecked, problems with your storm pipe system can causeflooding and other water damage.

Mold in My Shower

4/26/2018 (Permalink)


 I was taking a shower one morning when I looked up and noticed black fuzz and dots growing on my ceiling and glass doors! I realized it was actually mold. Why does mold seem to like the bathroom the most and what can I do to prevent it from growing there?

You've got a problem there. First off, you should probably get that black stuff looked at and remediated by a professional like SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson. You don’t want to start scraping it off yourself. Mold can be linked to a whole host of allergy symptoms, and even if you’re not experiencing any of them, it’s a good idea to get the problem under control.

Let’s talk about what mold is and what makes it grow in the first place. Mold is a form of fungus that is found all around us in the natural environment.

However, when there is moisture indoors that isn’t dried immediately,such as when there is leakage or flooding, mold can grow behind/under surfaces. 

If you can have your bathroom window cracked open about 3 to 4 inches most of the time, that alone would help out tremendously. 

Mold can grow only when moisture can’t get out, and if your bathroom doesn’t have a vent, or if your vent isn’t working properly, that’s the first thing you need to fix.

If you do have a vent in your bathroom, make sure that you turn on the exhaust fan during and after your shower. The exhaust fan pulls the moisture out. So try and leave your bathroom windows or door open after you shower to help prevent any build up.

It’s also important to check underneath all the sinks in your house once or twice a year and make sure you don’t have any leaks. After all, even a hint of moisture in the wrong place can trigger mold growth.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about possible mold in your home or commercial facility, please don't hesitate to call us at (310) 637-7701

Discover Recycling Open House - West LA 2018

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fun For The Family


LASAN holds six "Discover Recycling" Open Houses every year. Each of our wasteshed district yards will open to the public in a series of free Saturday events. The Open House program showcases LA Sanitation’s residential curbside collection programs with an emphasis on proper recycling practices and bulky item collection while strengthening partnerships with City residents. The Open House will feature trash trucks and equipment demonstrations in addition to facility tours, information booths, recycling games, and refreshments. Last year, more than 7,000 residents attended the Open House events with 290 city employees who volunteered their time to "give back" to the neighborhoods they serve throughout the year. There is no charge for admission and all ages are welcome, but we do request that pets be left at home for safety. Free food and giveaways are available while supplies last.

LA Sanitation’s Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center will host an activity booth about the city’s green bin recycling program and give away small vegetable plants. Visitors will plant saplings to take home, use mulch and compost made from residential yard trimmings, and learn about “closed loop” recycling. More than 2,200 vegetable plants were potted and given away to residents last year. LA Sanitation will also partner with “City Plants” to provide 50 fruit and 50 shade trees for adoption by city residents, on a first-come-served basis at each yard, while supplies last. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification with their city address or a current DWP bill to adopt a tree. Note: the limit is one tree per property address.) “Used Tires” from city residents will also be collected, which is provided by a grant from CalRecycle. (L.A. city residents must present valid identification and a current DWP bill to drop off used tires. Note: a maximum of nine passenger and/or light truck tires will be accepted, but tires on rims and used tires from businesses will not be accepted.)


Sat, June 30, 2018

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT


LA Sanitation's West LA Yard

2027 Stoner Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Learn more at www.lacitysan.org/openhouse or call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.

Emergency Ready Program

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Have a Plan Of Action

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage


As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Blood in Blood Out

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will respond immediately and have the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? 
Call Today (310) 637-7701

SERVPRO technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Their first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve blood borne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Common Trauma and Crime Scene Scenarios

Crime Scene Residues

From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson Professionals follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

5 Easy Tips To Prevent Water Damage

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Don't Get Wet

1. Be careful where you plant

Some plants and trees, like weeping willows, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

2. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof next Sunday and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them.

3.  Keep an eye on your water bill

With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.

4. Use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes (and they might not be too good for you either). If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs. They’re pretty inexpensive, you can get them at your local hardware store, and they can cut through most any clog you’ll have without damaging pipes or making your eyes red and teary.

5. Never pour grease down your sink

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

Hazardous Materials in the Home

4/26/2018 (Permalink)


Hazardous materials in the home can be very dangerous not only to children, adults and pets living in the residence but also for the environment if materials are handled improperly.

Common products within your home could make your home a potential site for a mini hazardous materials (hazmat) incident, particularly during an earthquake.

Strong ground shaking could topple and break bottles and cans which contain hazardous materials. Follow these helpful instructions when dealing with hazardous materials:

The Do Nots when preparing to dispose of hazardous materials:

? Do not throw it in the trash.

? Do not pour it in the kitchen sink.

? Do not flush it down the toilet.

? Do not pour it on the ground or down the gutter or storm drain.

This will eventually end up in the ocean, potentially harming wildlife.

When using household products, keep in mind the acronym L-I-E-S

? L imit the amount of material stored.

? I solate the products in closed cabinets and             keep containers tightly covered.

? E liminate unused or unneeded supplies.

? S separate incompatible materials.

 The following materials may be taken to a Hazardous Materials Roundup

Batteries, Old Fuel, Various Cleaners,Paint Thinners, Latex or Oil Base Paints, Expired Medicines, Lighter Fluid, Stains/Varnishes, Nail Polish Remover, Antifreeze, Products w/ Acid or Lye Herbicides and Pesticides, Motor Oils, Pool Chemicals, Hair Spray, Aerosol Cans ,Solvents , and Transmission Fluid are some of the most common items found in a household that can be hazardous.

How to Prevent Water Damage

4/2/2018 (Permalink)


Preventing water damage is a whole lot cheaper than paying for repairs. Here are three easy prevention tips.


  • Clean your gutters, Ensure good drainage.

  • Direct downspouts 5-10’ away from the house.

  • Test your sump pump once a year.

  • Fix all water leaks.

  • Replace missing roof shingles.

Water damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and the very core that holds your house together.

You’ve heard about core strength for your body. Well, water damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew.

Here’s how to prevent water damage using three easy strategies that will give you peace of mind the next time heavy storms hit.

#1. Ensure Good Drainage

Why it matters: Poor drainage weakens your foundation, causing cracks, uneven settling, and pathways for water to enter your home.

How to do it:

  • clean your gutter routinely, A clogged gutter will send cascades of water down the side of your house, damaging your siding and foundation.
  • Ensure your downspouts direct water 5 to 10 feet away from your house.
  • Make sure your yard is sloped at least 6 inches over a 10-foot span away from your foundation. That slope keeps water from getting down right next to your foundation, where it could cause walls to lean, crack the masonry, and create leaks. (For crawl spaces, keeping water away makes sure excess water doesn’t pool underneath your floor, making for damp conditions that encourage mold, rot, and insects.)
  • But don’t let the soil get too dry, either. Long dry spells let the soil around your house dry out and shrink. A big rain may make the soil expand, putting pressure on your foundation walls. In a drought, run a soaker hose at least 6 inches from the foundation and 3 inches under the soil to keep the soil from contracting and expanding.

Maintenance cost: Very little. Cleaning gutters can be a no-cost DIY job, or you can hire a pro for $50 to $250, depending on the size and height of your home. To get the soil slope you need, you might have to buy some additional topsoil.

Worst case if you put it off: Your foundation could settle, cracking your basement walls. The cost to stabilize, repair, and seal deteriorated foundation walls is a whopping $15,000 to $40,000.

#2. Test Your Sump Pump Regularly

Why it matters: Sump pumps come to life during storms. That’s not when you want to realize yours isn’t working properly. You should check it at least once a year, and ideally perform several checks during heavy storm seasons.

How to test your sump pump:

  1. Slowly fill the sump pump pit with water. Watch for the “float” (similar to the float in your toilet) to rise, which should turn on the pump. Then watch to make sure the water level falls.
  2. Test your backup pump the same way, but unplug the main pump first.
  3. If you don’t have a backup pump or a generator, and are on municipal water, get one that runs on water pressure. If you’re on well water, your only option is the battery kind.

#3. Check for Water Leaks and Fix Them

Why it matters: Persistent leaks lead to mold and mildew, rot, and even termites and carpenter ants (they like chewing soggy wood, since it’s soft). Yet if you fix a leak soon after it starts, there may be no long-term damage at all.  

How to check for leaks:

  • Check for dark spots under pipes inside sink cabinets, stains on ceilings, toilets that rock, and of course drips.
  • At least once a year, inspect your roof. Repair missing, loose, and damaged shingles. Repair any cracked caulking and check for leaks around flashing.

Make sure to put SERVPRO of Carson in your emergency contacts for peace of mind. We have trained technicians ready to respond around the clock 365 days a year. (310) 637-7701

How Dirty Is Gym Equipment?

4/2/2018 (Permalink)


Your local gym is one of the dirtiest places you'll visit today. Free weights are contaminated with up to 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and a treadmill holds 74 times more bacteria than the average washroom faucet, among other really nasty facts.

Think of this??

While the gym is the go-to place to improve your fitness, health and boost your self-esteem, it may be one of the grossest and dirtiest places you're ever going to visit. Truth be told, the griminess of a public washroom doesn't even compare to the filth you'd find in your average gym.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson- tested an athletic facility for contamination levels, and we found high levels of bacteria in the following places. 

The typical free weights contain up to 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. It's pretty shocking but, at the same time, when was the last time you saw someone washing down the barbells at your gym?

Exercise bikes aren't much better, containing 39 times more bacteria that a plastic reusable cafeteria tray. You would think treadmills are at least somewhat clean because they're supposed to be wiped after each use, but each machine averages 74 times more bacteria than a typical washroom faucet.

The really bad news? 52% of bacteria found on the average treadmil can cause skin infections, and even pneumonia and septicemia.

On top of all this, 70% of bacteria found on all gym equipment analyzed are potentially harmful to humans, and 31% of all bacteria found are largely resistant to antibiotics.

The free weights and exercise bikes that were sampled also turned up Bacillus, which is a potential cause of various conditions, including ear, eye, and respiratory infections.

There are a few ways to improve cleanliness at the gym.

In an athletic environment, its important to both clean surface areas where athletes are likely to make contact, yet ensure that the disinfectant used is safe for skin contact and does not leave an unpleasant or lingering odor.  

When we’re asked to clean facilities, three questions are normally asked:

  1. How do you clean these areas without leaving a chemical odor or harming an athlete's skin?
  2. How do you really know its clean?
  3. When are you available and how fast can you do the work?

How do you clean these areas without leaving a chemical odor or harming an athlete's skin?

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has various options to help meet the needs of different teams and facilities.  A popular option is to use a Fragrance-Free Disinfectant with anti-microbial, mildewcide, bactericide, fungicide, and deodorant properties.  Once this cleaning agent is dried on the surface, it’s safe for an athlete to touch.  To further help eliminate odor, we can also install a temporary air scrubber with carbon and HEPA filtration for the duration of the cleaning process.  

Whatever the needs of your facility, rest assured that SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson will do whatever to help keep YOU and your customers happy.We work quick and efficient, and do whatever it takes to make our customers happy.

Controlling MOLD in your Residential Home/Commercial Facility

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Keep your loved ones safe

Mold cannot be completely removed.  It is a natural part of our environment and exists in microscopic spores.  Many restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold. This isn’t possible.  What you are going to be doing, instead, is removing the triggers in your home that cause mold that causes large amounts of mold growth.

Where Mold is Likely to Grow

Mold is likely to grow in places that are dark,warm,and humid places.  These places include kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.  It’s also likely to grow in places that have previously had a water damage that wasn’t dried properly.  If you smell something musty in the air or see black spots growing on your walls, you may have mold.

How to Control Mold Growth

  1. Fix anything that is leaking.  That includes pipes, windows, and roofs.  A leaking structure or pipe that isn’t fixed will eventually cause mold growth and damage the structure that is absorbing its moisture.  Most people discover a leaking roof or pipe when they see secondary damage to their home, like a small pool of water on the floor or a water spot on their ceiling.
  2. Control the humidity in your home.  Mold likes to grow in high humidity.  An appropriate humidity level for your home is 40-50% Relative Humidity (RH).  In the winter months, it may be lower than 40% RH.  You can purchase a home hygrometer (a humidity meter) and temperature gauge at your local home and hardware store or online for less than $10.
  3. Ventilate humid areas.  Humid areas in homes are typically the kitchen, shower, and laundry areas where warm water is used.  After doing any of these activities, turn on your ventilation fan.
  4. Hire an experienced and proven water damage cleanup company.  If your property experiences flooding, hire a company with a record of successfully cleaning water damages from properties.  This company should extract water and monitor your property as it dries.  Ask for documentation to verify your structure has been properly dried.

If you find or suspect mold growing in your home, call us.  We will assess your property and, if anything is found, remediate your mold and help you find the cause of the mold and fix it.

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson has over 15 years of experience mitigating water, fire, and mold damages.  We are a licensed mold contractor and respond 24/7 every day of the year.  Call us for any questions or concerns (310) 637-7701

Faster to Any Disaster in South Bay Area of Los Angeles County

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home or business and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 310-637-7701

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

Drywall begins to swell and break down.

Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

Furniture begins to swell and crack.

Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

Metal begins to rust and corrode.

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

Paint begins to blister.

Wood flooring swells and warps.

Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson

SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the experience/knowledge to restore your property.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - Benjamin Franklin

God forbid.. but what if it happens to a homeowner or a business. Are you ready?

In case of fire damage, we are always here to help. The  cleanup, deodorization and mitigation is our speciality and we can make it like it never even happened. Keep our phone number in your emergency contact list.

What can be done by any homeowner or business? 

Annual review of electrical wiring, gas lines, appliances, smoke detectors is a  must.

review your insurance policy with your insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage for the building, any betterment, your furniture and other content. 

do you need extra coverage for speciality items like artwork, antiques, firearms,jewelry? These items need to be removed from the building before any cleanup work begins. Better have 

Have a protocol ready. It's the best prevention, because when it happens decision making is not so easy.

Ask about our emergency ready plan.

SERVPRO of Carson/ West Carson is here to help.

(310) 939-9293


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