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Does Your Highland Park Property Need Restoration Services?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment You can depend on our professionals with state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your property so you can return safely after an incident.

Contact SERVPRO for Emergency Restoration After Water, Fire and Mold Damage.

The continued growth and experience of our SERVPRO team in the Los Angeles area we serve are among the top priorities we have. Because of this, we are not just restoration professionals that can help with water, fire, mold, flood, and storm losses, but rather a more comprehensive team that includes residential and commercial contractors capable of providing effective solutions for controlled demolition and build back. Our team's success in this realm can be attributed to the leadership of our owner, Bert Gabledon, who has more than 35 years as a licensed general contractor.

Water

Waterwise incidents are one of our most common callouts to Los Angeles homes and businesses. Because of this, the entire management and administration divisions of our SERVPRO team have gone through the coursework and training to receive their certifications in Water Restoration (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Many of these same technicians have additional endorsements through this standard-setting firm in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT.)

What are Initial Services Necessary After Water Loss? 

When our technicians first arrive, there is a finite timeline before Los Angeles homes and businesses become too severely damaged to protect and preserve all of the exposed areas. This makes emergency services and mitigation solutions a valuable asset of our restoration process. We can focus most on the extraction, debris removal, and pressing plumbing or appliance repairs that must occur to pressurize the water lines again.

How Can Drying Become as Efficient as Possible? 

Our drying process's efficiency is an area of water restoration where our technicians are always looking to improve. We focus on using the industry-leading equipment available for this process, which can vary based on where damage is located in your Los Angeles Homer business, the severity of the situation, and other pressing factors. Some of the efficient drying tools that we use include:

  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers 
  • Positive Pressure Systems 
  • Portable Heaters

Storm 

Storms can strike without warning and cause devastation to thousands of Los Angeles properties simultaneously. As a large loss provider, we have access to a greater pool of restoration professionals, resources, recovery equipment, and more. We have become so prepared with storm and natural disaster responses, that we have become a trusted team to address severe loss situations throughout the country, such as our response to Hurricane Harvey.

What Emergency Services Must Occur First? 

Every loss incident is on a timeline beginning as soon as we get the first notice of loss from your Los Angeles property. Addressing what your structure needs first involves both our restoration technicians in the emergency response team and our residential contractors that can address concerns such as structural breaches to the roof and wall systems that might allow flooding. Between our restoration professionals and our contractors, emergency services we provide often include:

  • Extraction
  • Repairs
  • Board Up
  • Tree Removal
  • Tarping

What Areas Need Cleaning After a Flood Loss? 

Cleaning is often one of the essential elements of the recovery process after flood damage occurs in your Los Angeles home. Natural flooding, especially, can welcome contaminants, debris, and other threats into your home that our responding technicians most address. While efforts like extraction and the earliest stages of drying have already started through the mitigation process, surface cleaning using chemical solvents, antibacterial solutions, and antimicrobial compounds are necessary to protect the property.

Commercial 

No one knows your business entirely as you do, so you can appreciate the most when it needs professional restoration after a loss incident. With thousands of companies in Los Angeles alone, the slightest hiccup and your production and availability could cost you loyal customers. For this reason, we strive to be faster in loss situations than the competition through readiness involving pre-stocked trailers, available technicians 24/7, and a pool of resources and personnel from sister franchises that can help with considerable loss incidents.

What Steps Restore Your Business After Water and Fire Losses? 

Depending on the damage to your building, water and fire losses can vary and their ease of restoration. From the time our professionals first arrive at your Los Angeles facility, we assess the structure's needs based on the damages present. This need can involve extraction, drying, cleaning, air quality control, and deodorization.

Can Cleaning Happen Without a Disaster? 

We understand that there are situations where your business might need thorough cleaning without a disaster taking place. Current events have led to a much closer look at safe and sanitary environments for staff and customers in Los Angeles businesses. We developed a thorough cleaning program for your company called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which ensures that the highest measures available to us get taken to provide a safe environment for all those in your building.

  • Deodorization
  • Applying Disinfectant
  • Wiping Surfaces
  • Removing Vandalism
  • Cleaning Carpet and Tile

Fire 

Many tasks must occur between our contractors and experienced restoration professionals as soon as we reach a fire-damaged address. Regardless of how this situation developed in your Los Angeles apartment or home, we must ensure that structural breaches have been managed quickly and that your personal belongings get saved from migrating fire loss effects.

How Do Soot and Other Smoke Residues Get Addressed? 

Certain other smoke residues can be a considerable challenge for even professional restoration technicians like ours. With so much of these coatings existing on the upper portions of wall systems, ceiling materials, and other high locations in your Los Angeles home, special equipment is often necessary to reach and appropriately clean these surfaces. There are many practices available for removing soot and oily residues. some of these techniques include:

  • Soda Blasting
  • Agitative Cleaning
  • Vacuuming
  • Wipe Cleaning
  • Emulsion  

When Do Repairs and Build Back Begin? 

After a structure fire in your Los Angeles home, there is a pressing need for repairs and reconstruction in most cases. With a team of in-house contractors, we can provide this seamlessly after mitigation completes.

We are a team of skilled professionals capable of helping you through nearly every phase of restoration and recovery. You can reach our experienced SERVPRO of Highland Park team anytime by calling (323) 255-1001.

We Need Emergency Water Removal, How Soon Can I Get Help In Highland Park?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water Never wait to handle water removal in your home.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 in Highland Park – We Can Have a Crew On-Site for Water Removal Within Hours

When you need emergency water removal, you need a crew that will arrive fast and gets to work right away. All of our technicians at SERVPRO have the training to handle real-life water loss situations to handle the restoration needs that you have at your Highland Park property.

When you call on us for emergency water removal in Highland Park, you can count on us to arrive promptly. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – usually having a crew on-site and ready to get to work within four hours or less of your initial call. Once you call, we will:

•    Offer guidance on anything you can do until our arrival that will help minimize water damage.
•    Send out our Green Fleet with IICRC-certified technicians and all of the equipment for the job.
•    Assess the level of water damage to determine what tools and equipment will work best.
•    Begin pumping out freestanding water, followed by extraction of water from any carpeting, behind walls, etc.
•    Utilize specialized moisture detection tools crafted to located hidden moisture pockets.
•    Adjust accordingly to achieve our drying goals.
•    Ensure the structure of your home, and all contents are completely dry based on industry standards.

Do I Have to Worry About Potential Risks from Water Damage?

The longer that water and moisture linger, the more damage sets in. Additionally, excess moisture creates a perfect breeding ground for microbial and bacterial growth. Calling in the help of trained technicians ensures you have mold and mildew mitigation efforts before it turns into a much larger problem.

Never wait to handle water removal in your home. Call SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 to safely and efficiently restore your interior to preloss condition.

Can My Flooded Basement in Los Angeles Be Dried Out?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

standing water in basement; stairs, washer, and dryer in background What should you do when water enters your basement? Call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Can Handle All Types of Flooding and Basements are One of Our Specialties 

Any basement in Los Angeles can be prone to flooding. If it happens to you, SERVPRO technicians can provide immediate water mitigation. They will leave your basement, “Like it never even happened.” 

What is the drying time for my basement? 

Drying out time will depend on how much water has accumulated in the basement and the contents involved. Getting professional help for water removal in Los Angeles is critical. The longer the water remains, the more pervasive the damage. When you call in our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited team; you can avoid things like: 

  • Mold
  • Damage to drywall
  • Tools and equipment rust and tarnish
  • Carpet delamination
  • Wood flooring swelling
  • Musty odors 

You Are in Good Hands 

With any flooding situation, water removal is the first step. SERVPRO techs employ powerful tools and years of experience to remove the water in your basement down to the very last drop. They are trained experts who understand you need your home restored as quickly as possible. Every situation is different, but you can rest assured they will get the job done promptly without sacrificing quality. The advanced drying technology our Green Team brings to the job site includes: 

  • Powerful pumps that can remove approximately 36,000 gallons of water a day, including truck pumps or portable extractors.
  • Air movers – Circulates massive amounts of air for faster drying time.
  • Dehumidifiers – Pulls the moisture from the air to aid drying time.
  • Desiccants and other types of drying aids for different items. 

If you need water removal for a flooded basement, our technicians have the knowledge, training, and technology to provide top-notch water restoration.  

Contact SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-1001 for quality water removal service that is Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Which Is More Important -- Water Removal or Structural Drying After a Leak Damages My Los Angeles Home?

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

female hold blue bucket to catch water leak from ceiling A water-damaged Los Angeles home does not have to be on your "Bucket List." Call SERVPRO for Mitigation

SERVPRO Knows How to Strike the Correct Balance, Removing Standing Water and Facilitating Thorough Drying of Wet Building Materials for Los Angeles Residents

The principles of water damage restoration as standardized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) layout five fundamentals for every water crisis response in Los Angeles:

  • Provide for the well being and safety of workers and occupants
  • Document conditions and work procedures (periodically throughout the job)
  • Mitigation (halt the damage)
  • Drying of wet materials
  • Cleaning and repair of damaged structural components and contents

What do Safety Considerations Do Water Removal Professionals observe?

Comprehensive safety evaluation is the first step in any water mitigations and remediation project. As you are most familiar with your Los Angeles home, during water removal, the project manager relies upon your candor in identifying any known safety hazards. The circumstances of every water damaged home is unique, and we look for evidence of and document hazardous risks such as:

  • Sagging ceilings, bulging walls, or blistering paint that can signal trapped water
  • Waterlogged light fixtures and other electrical hazards like damaged and tangled electrical cords
  • Submerged debris
  • Slip, trip, and fall issues
  • Exposed tack strips from damaged or removed carpeting
  • Mold growth
  • Presence of lead or asbestos
  • Contaminated water
  • Confined spaces

How Do Professionals Handle Water Mitigation Tasks?

The SERVPRO team manages water mitigation in several different ways, focusing on removing as much of the standing water wherever it is pooled or collected. We follow through with some or all of the following depending the circumstances:

  • Pumps and truck-mounted extractors pull water from floors and exposed recesses
  • Weep holes or flood cuts ease the release and extraction of water caught in building cavities
  • Wanded extraction of carpeting stops the natural wicking of moisture from wet to dry areas
  • Extracted water determined to be Category 2 or 3 because of contaminants is contained in a tank or other receptacle
  • Contaminated water is discarded according to local regulations

Why Does Extraction Precede Structural Drying Efforts?

Research demonstrates that water removal is most efficient if the initial emphasis is on aggressive extraction. The more water we can evacuate in its liquid state, the faster the eventual drying phase will conclude. Extraction is 1200 times more effective than using drying strategies alone, shortening the restoration project's overall time frame by several days or more. Reducing the total job time causes less disruption of your day to day activities. It helps avoid progressive deterioration of building materials with high permeance, meaning they absorb and release moisture easily and continually expose their structure to the corrosive attributes of water.

Would Water Pumping and Extraction Be Enough Without Drying?

Porous materials absorb water, and that fluid load is harmful to the wet structures and contents and also raises the humidity level in the affected areas of your home. Our technicians train in strategies designed to increase the speed and effectiveness of evaporation, pushing moisture from the damp materials into the air as vapor. If evaporation is not encouraged, mold growth can begin within 24 to 48 hours, and materials continue to break down. Drying is vital.

How Do Professionals Achieve Optimum Conditions for Structural Drying?

You might hear our project manager or technicians discuss the concept that "nature seeks and equilibrium." The following principles underlie drying theory or psychrometry:

  • Wet moves to dry
  • Hot moves to cold
  • High pressure moves to low pressure

When the air surrounding wet materials holds less moisture than the materials, the wet (from the materials) goes to the dry (the air). We work hard to accelerate the movement of moisture from the materials into the dryer air. Because the air adjacent to the wet surface contains more moisture than air further away, we use air movers to propel the moist air away and into the drier atmosphere. We then use dehumidifiers to capture the water vapor for removal outside of the space.

How Would Professionals Describe the Relationship Between Extraction and Structural Drying?

Removing fluids and absorbed moisture from your home after a water loss is a balancing act. During the extraction phase, we set the stage for the drying phase. Both aspects are equally essential and coordinate for the most successful outcome when your home suffers from water damage.

Teamwork among our technicians and the theories of water extraction and drying are how SERVPRO of Highland Park achieves the best results after a water emergency in your home. We are available at (323) 255-1001 24 hours a day because water crises can occur anytime.

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Do I Need to Throw Away My Things After a Fire in My Los Angeles Home?

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

"Fire" We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire. Call us right away.

SERVPRO Fire Restoration Specialists Work to Restore Your Things 

Dealing with a fire in California is an unfortunately common occurrence, so it is essential to know what to do if your home endures a fire. One of the most significant issues after a house fire is the intense smell caused by smoke residue. Your first instinct might be to throw away items rather than deal with the odor. Still, a professional restoration service like SERVPRO may be capable of removing odors, so you do not have the cost and hassle of replacing the contents of your home.

Can I Clean My Belongings Myself?

While you can attempt to clean fire-damaged items, without the correct knowledge, you may inadvertently damage your things further. Our Los Angeles- based SERVPRO professionals can quickly categorize your belongings by the level of damage, priority, and required cleaning method to ensure the best possible outcome. After that they proceed in the cleaning and restoration process.

What Are Some Types of Cleaning Techniques Technicians Use for Loose Items?

  • Immersion cleaning by submerging the item into the water and cleaning fluid.
  • Dry clean surfaces by wiping or vacuuming away dry, loose residue.
  • Wet clean surfaces using low-alkaline surface cleaner and wiping away damp residue.

What Are the Two Types of Immersion Cleaning?

  • Basin Cleaning: Technicians fill a basin or sink with hot water, adding SERVPRO's Ultra Content Cleaning. From there, they wash the item by hand using brushes or cleaning rags. 
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning: Technicians add an ultrasonic cleaning solution to water. Sound waves create small bubbles that implode, causing agitation and removal of soils. 

For 24/7 assistance cleaning your home and contents after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Highland Park at (323) 255-100. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

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What Do I Do About the Overflowing Dishwasher In My Los Angeles Home?

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO For Professional Water Cleanup Services In Los Angeles!

When it comes to an overflowing dishwasher in your Los Angeles home, finding water cleanup services as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do for your house. Water damages wait for no one. Without immediate attention, excess moisture can cause mold and rot inside of your home.

Imagine a scenario where you did not realize regular dish soap cannot be used in a dishwasher, and the resulting overflow left you in need of urgent Los Angeles water cleanup services. As the suds pop and deflate, leaving a puddle behind, the tile of your floor can become endangered, as well as your cabinetry. When you call SERVPRO for help, our technicians can come to your home swiftly.

How Can SERVPRO Make Sure They Find All the Spilled Water?

Here at SERVPRO, we pride ourselves on being experts at water remediation. To find hidden pockets of water, we can:
    •    Use thermal imaging cameras, to locate pockets between walls and under the flooring
    •    Remove the toe kicks from below your counters to look under them
    •    Use moisture meters to measure levels inside of your home

Using some advanced technological devices, we can reach difficult places in your home!

What Advanced Technology Can Be Used to Clean Up Standing Water and Excess Moisture?

Our SERVPRO technicians can use the following advanced technological devices to remove excess water:
    •    Extractors
    •    Wet/dry vacuums
    •    Flood drying mats
    •    Dehumidifiers

Our technicians always aim to leave your home feeling like it did before your water-related problems began. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so give us a call. We're dedicated to leaving you feeling happy about the service you received.

If your house is in need of water cleanup services, get them now! Get in touch with SERVPRO of Highland Park by dialing (323) 255-1001. We're always open to help you!

Is Cleanup of Fire Damage at My LA Home Really that Different from Day to Day Household Chores?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Woman cleaning home No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Professionals from SERVPRO Have the Specialized Products, Training, and Equipment to Conquer the Challenges of Los Angeles Residential Fire Damage

People joke all the time about the state of their housekeeping when busy lives make it hard to stay on top of tasks. Usually, a trip to the store to top off the supplies and the judicious administration of some elbow grease can get your home shipshape. When a fire disaster creates the mess, Los Angeles homeowners find out quickly that the removal of the residues covering all surfaces are beyond the skills of a weekend cleaning crew, even if you include the whole family.

Can We Clean Fire Damage Ourselves if We Invest in Better Tools and Products?

If you are considering managing fire damage in Los Angeles as a family DIY project, you need to understand the risks. A broad range of safety considerations must be assessed and controlled before cleaning up the fire residues without exposing the individuals doing the work.

Are there Water Hazards When Responding to Fire Damage?

Water, and plenty of it, is the primary substance used to extinguish fires. It poses many safety concerns, including:

  • Slip, trip, and fall (including injury from submerged debris)
  • Electric shock
  • Weakening and deterioration of supportive structures, including a significant chance of ceiling or wall collapse
  • Contamination and proliferation of pathogens 
  • Mold growth and damage

Do Burned and Charred Structures Expose Fire Damage Responders to Safety Risks?

The heat of the fire can warp metals and dry out and diminish the strength of wood and other framing and surfaces. Burned materials can fail to support weight and can crumble and splinter. 

How Do Fire Residues Affect the Health and Well-Being of Individuals in Their Vicinity?

When building materials and contents burn, their benign natures can alter. Consumption by flames and exposure to heat unleashes a long list of toxic substances that can be hazardous if touched or inhaled. Not only do those who clean up the residues need to protect themselves during the work, but the soot must also be eliminated entirely, requiring professional training, products, tools, and equipment. Failure to eradicate the residues places you and your family in a persistent danger zone as both skin contact and breathing reintroducing the toxins continually. 

Will Lingering Residues Do More Damage to Building Materials and Contents?

The corrosive action of fire residues promotes more damage to surfaces and other structural components. Furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions also suffer progressive deterioration. Even well-intentioned and vigorous non-professional cleaning cannot eliminate the tiny particles of soot and the gasses in the space. Odors become entrenched, and clothing and linens again recontaminate your family's skin if inadequately cleaned.

What Are Effective Ways Professionals Clean Up and Deodorize Fire-Damaged Spaces?

Residue Cleanup

SERVPRO's managers and technicians master extensive fire residue cleaning strategies taught by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We learn to evaluate types of soot and to match proprietary cleaners and cleaning techniques with the residues. Equipment and tools are also added to the battle, requiring certified technicians for these aids' proper operations. Throughout, our employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and consider the use of other safeguards, including workspace containment and air scrubbers to control and reduce contaminants.

Odor Control

Fire damage mitigation and remediation include the removal of noxious odors caused by the creation of soot. The malodors hitch a ride on the invisible bits of incompletely combusted building materials and contents. Airborne at first, the soot sifts into cracks and crevices, sinking into upholstery and padding, smelling foul wherever it embeds. Our goal is to eliminate the odor, not merely mask it. Our deodorization team follows a research-based protocol to eradicate odors:

  • Remove charred debris
  • Clean odor-bearing residues thoroughly, including using air scrubbers to trap airborne residues
  • Replace filters in HVAC systems and arrange for their cleaning if they contain significant quantities of soot
  • Consider sealing surfaces that absorbed odors and are at risk of vaporizing the smells (common during high humidity and temperature fluctuations)
    • Take advantage of our inventory of advanced deodorization equipment, including:Thermal foggers (recreating the conditions of the fire to pair deodorants with odiferous particles)
    • Hydroxyl generators (emitting charged particles that change the chemical composition of soot bits at the molecular level)

Repeat various iterations of these deodorization strategies until the odors no longer are troublesome to the customer.

Call on the experts at SERVPRO of Highland Park for a comprehensive response to the many worrisome issues raised by fire damage in your home. Our team is available 24/7, just a phone call away at (323) 255-1001.

Water Has Pooled in My Los Angeles Home! What Should I Do?

5/31/2020 (Permalink)

water pouring from kitchen ceiling into blue bucket that woman is holding with gloved hands Quick action is necessary to deal with water damage in your home. Contact our certified team for expert mitigation services.

Contact SERVPRO to Perform Water Removal in Your Los Angeles Residence

Water damage is an emergency and saving time is critical. Contact our restoration specialists to identify all areas that have water and moisture issues. Our team can help you avoid severe secondary damage in your Los Angeles home.

What are the necessary precautions to take after water damage?

As you wait for SERVPRO to perform water removal in your Los Angeles residence, you should take some precautions. Begin by stopping the leak by turning off the main shut off valve. Another safety concern is the electronic equipment. If water has risen to the electrical outlets, switch off the power source. After turning off the power source, unplug all electrical equipment. Unplugging the equipment quickly increases the chances of saving it. You should also wear protective clothing and rubber gloves if you choose to remove waterlogged items from your home.

How do certified technicians handle water loss incidents?

Our technicians usually remove the ruined materials that can either be discarded or restored. These materials may include carpeting, baseboards, furniture, insulation, carpet padding, drywall, fragile woods and upholstery. After removing the ruined materials, our crew can start removing the water using wet/dry vacuums or portable pumps. We can then use specialized equipment such as axial air movers and Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to dry the affected areas. We also handle mold damage during the restoration process. We disinfect mold-infested surfaces and restore them as fast as possible to keep the mold from spreading.

How long does a typical home take to dry?

Several factors determine the amount of time it takes a house to dry. They include:

  • Humidity
  • Temperature
  • How fast emergency services start
  • Type of affected materials
  • Amount of saturation

Our SERVPRO team manipulates the relative humidity and temperature to dry a home faster. We monitor and evaluate the drying process consistently to determine when drying is complete. We use equipment like moisture meters, moisture sensors and infrared cameras to monitor the drying process. It is time-consuming to inspect for moisture. Infrared cameras enable us to check large areas of a house more quickly. Even though there are no rules to determine how long a home can take to dry, a typical water loss takes 3 to 5 days to dry.

Should I turn off the drying equipment at night?

No, the drying equipment should remain running on a 24-hour basis. The more hours the equipment remains on, the faster buildings dry. We place the equipment strategically to encourage optimal drying.

When you have a water loss problem in your home, you can trust SERVPRO of Highland Park to clean up and dry the affected areas. Call us anytime at (323) 255-1001 for quick water removal services.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (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 in Los Angeles, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. 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 businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well 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 professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 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.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 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 developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and 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 location 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 guests 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 Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Highland Park today at (323) 255-1001 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.

Do I Need Restoration Services to Clean Up Water in My Los Angeles Bed and Breakfast?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Bedroom Interior SERVPRO of Highland Park is available 24/7 to help with all your commercial water cleanup needs.

Commercial Water Cleanup is a SERVPRO Specialty – Let Us Help with Restoration of Your Los Angeles Business

Hotels, motels, rental cottages, or bed and breakfasts face a unique set of challenges when it comes to water damage. If a pipe leaks or bursts, or water floods a room from a faulty water tank or appliance, you must act quickly to ensure it gets cleaned up. Even if you have a maintenance crew onsite, you need the help of trained water restoration technicians (WRT) that arrive with industrial strength equipment and specialized techniques to achieve the best results.

What Secondary Water Damage Do I Have to Worry About?
With secondary water damage, it can take days and weeks to appear. This is why SERVPRO works hard with each project involving commercial water cleanup in Los Angeles to address all areas where water may have migrated. When primary damage does not get adequately cleaned up, you could notice:

    •    Wallpaper that tears away from the walls
    •    Drywall that may crumble and disintegrate
    •    Hardwood flooring that cracks or warps
    •    Mold and mildew can grow and fester, causing health hazards and foul odors

What About My Guests?
SERVPRO works carefully to limit the exposure to unaffected areas of your bed and breakfast. We install plastic sheeting to section off the work zone and wear foot coverings to limit the transmission of moisture from one room to the next. We bring along industrial-grade tools for addressing the water damage, which includes extractor wands to pull water from cavities, as well as rovers that remove moisture from carpets. We then set up centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers to speed the drying process and remove excess moisture from the air. Everything is then wrapped up with thorough cleaning and disinfecting using professional-strength cleaning agents.

SERVPRO of Highland Park is available 24/7 to help with all your commercial water cleanup needs. Call (323) 255-1001 so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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