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Storm Water Damage Dos and Don’ts

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water droplets on a screen When unexpected water damage strikes, know that our teams are here to help!

In 2005 the United States was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit our great country. During this horrific natural disaster, approximately 1833 people died while millions of others were left homeless with their entire lives destroyed by the high winds and significant flooding. This Disaster was the costliest storm in modern-day history causing approximately $108 billion dollars worth of damages. This number means nothing when compared to the number of individuals who lost their lives and to those individuals and families we continue to send our hearts and condolences.
While there are certain situations in life that we simply cannot fully prepare for, here are a few do's and don'ts for flood survivors:

  • DO - Register for FEMA disaster assistance at
  • DO - Report any flood damage to local officials and file a claim with your insurance company.
  • DO - Throw away wet contents such as bedding, carpet, and furniture as these items may become a health hazard due to mold.
  • DO - Inspect your building for structural damage before re-entering your home.
  • DON’T - Wait for your insurance before cleaning up flood damage or starting repairs.
  • DON’T - Worry that Federal Disaster Assistance is money that needs to be repaid.
  • DON’T - Enter a building that may have electrical hazards or structural hazards that could cause secondary damage or could harm an individual.

All-in-all, we hope to never see another disaster like this again in our lifetime. However, know that wherever disaster may strike, the SERVPRO of Park la Brea team will be here to respond and to assist, 24/7, 265! Our expert water damage restoration team and mold damage restoration team are always here to help! 

Mold Damage Forms Quickly After Water Damage

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Park la Brea is always ready to respond and provide services wherever needed. For example, our team has traveled to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and all over California to respond to wildfires, hurricanes, and other storm damages. 

One thing that we notice when we travel is the more you prepare today the better you will be in the event of an unexpected storm emergency. In many cases, we see homes severely damaged by water damage and because of local restrictions preventing them from returning home, this water damage quickly becomes extensive mold damage

However, we are equipped to handle all types of damages and specialize in mold damage removal work! 

With our advanced technology and 500+ completed mold remediation jobs, we are confident handling any size loss.

We have a great resource page that discusses the Dos and Don’ts of Storm Damage, regardless of your location. 

We are always here to help any home or business in Los Angeles, CA overcome any type of damage or become better prepared for the possibility of future damages. Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea today - 323-552-5600!

Mold Damage Experts with 500+ Completed Jobs

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Mold remediation is no easy task. Before commencing any mold remediation work our teams will highly recommend a mold inspection test to be completed to assist in identifying the extent of the mold growth. After this mold inspection is completed, and the report is generated, our SERVPRO experts determine the best and most efficient scope of work in order to fully remediate the existing mold in the home or business.

With our hospital-grade, EPA approved disinfectant solution and our highly-trained mold remediation expert team we provide the scope of work, an estimate of costs, and immediately get to work as soon as the estimate is agreed to.

One of the first things we accomplish in a mold damaged area is the installation of air filtration devices. These devices, which contain HEPA filters, are installed in order to create negative air and to clean and recycle the existing air with intentions of cleaning and removing the bacteria from the air.

As we move forward and complete our work, which generally includes removing or remediating any affected materials, we allow the HEPA filters to continue to run for 48 to 72 hours after the completion of the job.

Once all mold remediation is completed by the SERVPRO experts we also recommend that a mold clearance test is performed. Our promise to all of our customers is that we will continue to work at no additional cost until the mold clearance test is passed. However, our team generally passes the mold clearance test on its first try! Next time you are searching for a mold damage Restoration Team in Los Angeles, California consider calling SERVPRO of Park la Brea.

Local Restoration Team with National Resources

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Any type of storm and flood damage can be devastating. At SERVPRO, we have highly trained professionals trained to deal with these types of disasters. Our disaster recovery team is composed of expert water damage restoration technicians, mold damage restoration technicians, and fire damage restoration technicians. We are trained in responding to disaster such as floods, tornado, blizzard, and hurricanes. 

No disaster is too big for the SERVPRO of Park la Brea. Aside from our expert technicians, we make sure that every disaster operation is supervised by our commercial operations manager. This manager, which has over 15+ years of experience in the restoration industry, ensures that all local and state guidelines are followed, ensures that all IICRC S500 standards are upheld, and works to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied with all services provided.

In the past, our local Los Angeles team has responded to:

SERVPRO of Park la Brea makes sure to have a strategic plan for every type of disaster. Regardless of the type of disaster, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done! While we are a local Los Angeles, CA based team, we are trained and ready to respond to any size disaster. With the support of the SERVPRO system, we are a local team with national resources.

Commercial Mold Remediation Team in Los Angeles, CA

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

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A business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold damage is common in most buildings. If you are looking for a company that provides mold removal and mold remediation, SERVPRO Park La Brea is here to help. No matter the size of the loss, SERVPRO has trained professionals to handle these jobs. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the mold damage. SERVPRO has some of the best-trained professionals to handle mold damage. Some of the technicians and specialist we hire for mold remediation are:

We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. If you suspect your property has a mold problem in Los Angeles, CA, call the SERVPRO Park La Brea professionals who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Storm Water Damage Can Create Mold Damage in Los Angeles, CA!

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage can be an extremely stressful situation, especially if it is not handled well. However, when the SERVPRO experts are called to the job there shouldn't be any worry about how the situation will be handled. As the experts in the water damage restoration industry, we can promise you that our advanced technology, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly trained technicians are prepared to handle any size water damage. However, what some people fail to understand is the sense of urgency that comes with treating any type of water damage. For example, within 48 to 72 hours of the water intrusion, bacterial growth will begin to form. In order for mold damage to develop the bacteria requires three things:

  • An Active Source of Moisture
  • Organic Materials
  • Oxygen

Given the 3 necessary ingredients for mold damage to develop it is no surprise that mold often forms in bathrooms, kitchens, or any room that is near or next to an active source of moisture. When treating water damage and mold damage early the costs are very minimal. However, with each day delayed, the size of the loss and the necessary remediation becomes more and more intense. If you are in Los Angeles, California, and are looking for an expert mold remediation team call SERVPRO of Park la Brea today!

When Searching for a “Restoration Company Near Me”, Call SERVPRO!

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded home in the making When water knocks at your door do you know who to call?

It was a long day at work. You are tired, sore, and are ready to relax with some delicious dinner. You open your front door and walk into a flooded house that has experienced water damage. At first, you panic and attempt to salvage some of the items that have been water damage. Consider readings the Dos and Don'ts for Water Damage here! Thereafter, you pick up your phone and begin the hunt for a reliable, professional restoration company. While there may be many flashy options to select from, here are a few reasons why SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the best choice for your water damage restoration needs:

  • We always answer our phones, 24/7, 365 - No answering services EVER.
  • We provide FREE inspections and quotes for all water damages - No surprise invoices or last-minute attempts to collect.
  • We work directly with your insurance - We work hard on restoring your property with $0 upfront costs.
  • We are a local, family-owned business - Each loss is a new opportunity for us to connect with our community. We treat each home as though it was our own.

With over 5 years of experience in the Los Angeles, CA area alone, we are confident in saying that we are the best choice for all restoration damage needs! As a way to further support our community, we continue to provide FREE quotes, inspections, and decals for all residential or commercial businesses. Our community extends far behind California. We will always provide support where needed! 

Fire Damage Services and More for Commercial Buildings

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Park la Brea specializes in water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and deep cleaning restoration services for residential and commercial buildings. While we are well known for these specialties we also provide additional services that complement the aforementioned extremely well! For example, in our recent blog about fire damage, one service that was not included was our board up services. When our crews are dispatched to respond to a fire damage safety is always our number one concern. In order to ensure that the area is safe we follow these essential steps:

  1. We inspect the area and ensure that the structure is safe to enter.
  2. We assist with securing the property with locks and chains, if necessary.
  3. We board up all exposed windows, doors, or other entry points that have become compromised.

All in all, our expert team is prepared to handle any size fire loss while ensuring that the utmost caution and protection is taken to maintain the highest levels of safety possible. If you, or your business, ever experiences any type of fire damage, consider calling SERVPRO of Park la Brea for any and all commercial fire damage restoration services! Additionally, we ensure that our crews are dispatched immediately to any Los Angeles, CA commercial water loss! 

Commercial Building Deep COVID19 Cleaning

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

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While we do our best to help businesses prepare for the unexpected, we are also fully equipped to help businesses recover from the current COVID19 pandemic. In a recent study, data concluded that customers trust businesses that are professionally cleaned over ones that are self-cleaned. Based on the data collected, 64% of consumers are more likely to choose to shop at a store that has a decal stating the store has been professionally cleaned. In order to keep our local businesses and community partners ahead of the curve, we have implemented the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program and provide FREE window decals to all businesses who sign up for our cleaning services. 

  • Proactive Viral Cleaning - Using our Proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions we treat all high-touch surfaces to ensure no virus or bacteria is left exposed to customers and staff
  • COVID19 Positive Cleaning - Safety will always be our number one priority. Keeping your staff and customers safe with our advanced cleaning techniques. All high touch surfaces will be sanitized, air quality treatments will be performed, and all staff will come equipped with full PPE. 

We will continue to work hard to keep our community partners and businesses safe and OPEN. In addition, we continue to offer 24/7 water damage, fire damage, and mold damage services. Ask us for more information or call us today to schedule services! If you own a business in the Los Angeles, CA area, we will provide a free quote and inspection to help you stay prepared! 

Our SERVPRO Promise for Any Los Angeles, CA Home

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

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When experiencing any type of water damage, we know how important it is to respond quickly and efficiently. For example, if your basement is flooded or a washing machine has caused a flooded kitchen, acting quickly can be the difference between a small loss and a major loss. As a result, we have made a promise and commitment to our community and customers to:

  • Make Contact within 10 Minutes of Receiving a Call
  • Transparent with All Costs associated with any damage

All in all, when selecting a restoration company, consider the advantages of working with SERVPRO! When you are searching for the “SERVPRO near me”, call the SERVPRO of Park la Brea for an immediate response! Our crews are ready to respond to any size water damage, fire damage, or mold damage loss!