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Follow These Tips to Prevent a Kitchen Fire Catastrophe | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Prevent a Kitchen Fire Catastrophe Poster Follow These Tips to Prevent a Kitchen Fire Catastrophe

Kitchen fires can be a common and scary reality for many, and they often occur unexpectedly and spread rapidly

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments respond to over 170,000 fires each year that involve cooking equipment, including ovens, stoves, grills, and barbecues. Prevent the unthinkable with these tips:

  • Make sure your appliances are in good working order. This includes ovens, burners, and any other kitchen areas.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended. If you do, it could lead to the fire spreading or getting out of your control before you notice and turn it off.
  • Make sure kitchen elements are turned off if you need to leave a room for any reason, even if it's only for a few moments.
  • Never throw water on a grease fire. This will only spread the flames and make them worse!
  • Have a fire escape plan in place, especially if you have children or pets. With any fire, it's important to be able to get out of the house safely and quickly.


If you experience a kitchen fire and need water or fire damage cleanup services, contact the team at SERVPRO today. We will help you restore your home with the fire damage and water cleanup services you can trust.

The Steps of Water Damage Restoration | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

A home with signs of water damage with arrows pointing to the damage. Servpro logo bottom right with text above. The water damage here is obvious but can you spot it in your home?

We all know that water damage is a nightmare, but it's also one of the most common home-related disasters. Water damage is often caused by burst pipes, overflowing toilets, and other plumbing problems. No matter the cause, water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and costly repairs to your home.

If you are in need of water removal or restoration, here are the steps you should take immediately:

  1. Shut off the water source immediately if possible
  2. Remove standing water and dry out wet spaces
  3. Purchase a dehumidifier for the damaged area
  4. Remove or repair broken windows, walls, and furniture to prevent mold
  5. Clean carpets, drapes, and upholstery
  6. Repair or replace damaged items and structures
  7. Call your insurance agent to file a damage claim
  8. Hire a professional water removal team to help you with the restoration process of water damage
  9. Set up mitigation efforts to stop future water damage issues

Don't let water damage ruin your belongings. Call the water restoration experts at SERVPRO to find out how to put an end to your water woes today!

How Does Water Damage Lead To Mold? | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage droplets pointing to virus with text Did you know how quickly water damage can turn to bacterial growth? Act quickly!

Dealing with water damage is challenging enough - it's another thing entirely to have to deal with mold as a result. Mold can be a nightmare for all involved - from your family to employees and even those who you hire for mold mitigation or removal!

Mold mitigation is one of the most complex parts of water damage cleanup to tackle because it can proliferate inside homes:

  1. Any water that has made its way into your home seeps behind walls and through the floorboards.
  2. Wherever water often collects, such as in bathrooms, mold can thrive. This is how black mold in showers becomes a common issue.
  3. When water sits in one place for long periods, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for mold on the surfaces. 
  4. Wet materials release spores as they begin to break down – these spores are the beginning of mold. Mold spores are microscopic, and their size allows them to spread through your home with ease.


These four factors make it easy for water damage to lead to mold in your home, which is why you should trust SERVPRO -the leading mold killer company in the area. Contact SERVPRO today to learn more about mold mediation and water damage repair.

Toxic Mold Damage: Quick Facts Part 2 | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

Virus with text across screen Part 2, how did we do? Learn anything new?

When it comes to common household nuisances, none are more concerning than mold. While mold is unpleasant to look at, it can also pose a serious risk to you and your family's health. But how do you know if those spots or smells are coming from dreaded black mold growth - or something else? 

Here are some of the top signs you may have mold growing in your home and need to order mold mitigation services immediately:

  • Musty odors or mildew smells
  • Black spots or stains on walls, ceiling, or floor
  • Water leaks or pooling water
  • Cracks in paint that let moisture into the backboards
  • Sagging ceilings and walls
  • Rubbery, sticky substances on floors, walls, or ceilings

Mold in your home can cause health effects because it often contains bacteria and spores.

If you notice signs of mold growth in your house, you should immediately contact the team at SERVPRO to discover if mold mitigation and mold removal services are needed.

In an effort to preserve your family’s health, and the integrity of your home, consider calling the experts at SERVPRO of Park la Brea, who will conduct a free inspection and provide you with a free quote! 

Toxic Mold Damage: Quick Facts Part 1 | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Virus with text across screen Did these facts surprise you?

We are all too familiar with mold growth. We have all left a loaf of bread out for too long, or have not sealed a bag of cheese well, and have spotted bacterial growth - mold. In this case, mold very quickly forms as it is provided with the resources needed to encourage its development: a source of moisture, organic material, and space to grow. 

Our homes, in most cases, do not facilitate these same types of environments which allow for bacterial growth. For example, in a bathroom, while there is often an abundance of moisture, these rooms are constructed to prevent as much of that moisture from accessing organic materials, which often includes the use of tiles on walls, moisture barriers, special paints, etc. But this is not guaranteed. In fact, over the past year, about 80% of our mold mitigation losses have taken place in Bathrooms, Kitchens, and Laundry Rooms - all three areas providing the resources needed for bacterial growth. 

If you spot mold in your home, or have been presented with a new, unfamiliar odor, consider these facts:

  1. Bleach is NOT a mold remediation agent - Bleach is 90% water. Rather than utilizing an antimicrobial agent to eliminate the bacteria, by applying bleach, you are providing it with the resources necessary to continue growing. 
  2. Call a testing company early on - Odors, visible growths, etc. are all starting signs of bacterial growth. While you may be able to wipe away the surface bacterial growth, unless the area is properly treated, it will continue to come back. Mold Damage causes more than ½ a trillion dollars in damage a year, catch yours early! 

With hundreds of completed mold mitigation losses, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is comfortable calling ourselves professionals in the industry. Call us today for a free quote and inspection

Water Damage Experts, Equally as Vulnerable | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Collapsed ceiling from a recent water damage. Are you ready? Water damage can strike anytime.

With the amount of experience working through water damages, you would think that our crews would be less shocked if a water damage ever knocked on their door. Well, unfortunately for Monica, this was the case for her about 3 months ago.

After returning from a long day of water damage restoration, she entered her bedroom only to discover an inch of water covering her bedroom carpet flooring. While she has completed over 500 jobs in water damage restoration, she had a very normal reaction, and panicked. She began trying to move her items, including electrical items, and eventually went to determine the source of the loss. Monica, before doing these things, remember these key steps in Water Restoration:

  1. Safety First - The water may have penetrated an electric outlet, or an electronic item, and may hold an electrical charge. Ensure that the power is turned off, if any of these circumstances pertain to your loss. 
  2. Removing Content - While it is good to remove items after a water damage from the area, to prevent secondary damage, ensure that you are doing so in a safe manner, and that you are not attempting to carry your 85” TV out alone. 
  3. Determine the Source - If possible, correct the source of the loss to prevent any further flooding. Otherwise, turn off the water shut off valve to the home until professionals arrive on site.

Once these items are taken care of, it's time to call SERVPRO of Park la Brea, your local restoration team based in Los Angeles, CA. Our expert technicians will take it from there, assisting with your insurance claims

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/11/2021 (Permalink)

Large commercial building burning. Here to help, Always.

The alarm chimes, lights begin to blink - you realize that your office building fire alarm has begun to sound. In a panic, you grab your items and head for the stairs. After safely evacuating, you quickly grab SERVPRO’s ERP manual to determine what steps you should take to keep your coworkers and building safe. 

In 2019, there were just over 450,000 structure fires, which caused 2,980 civilian deaths. Let's do our part to prepare for the unexpected. 

With our ERP, we are able to help you determine water shut off valves, emergency contacts, electric shut off boxes, and many other important items that can be life saving in the event of an emergency.

If your building does not have an ERP program setup with us, give us a call for a FREE ERP consultation and program establishment. 

Our SERVPRO experts will create a detailed plan, which would be available to all tenants in the building, which outlines common areas and procedures in the event that a disaster or emergency strikes.

Contact us here to learn more about our Emergency Readiness Plan!

Fire Restoration Process | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fire fighter putting out wild fire. Our Fire Remediation Experts are prepared to respond after any size emergency!

While there are many different restoration providers, we all execute similar processes to accomplish the restoration task at hand. However, SERVPRO has fully mastered the process and the steps necessary to complete the work, and are confident in identifying ourselves as true experts in the industry. 

  1. Safety Check. Before proceeding with any mitigation work, ensure that the home is safe from any falling debris, electric shock, etc. 
  2. Determine the extent of the damage. Some losses may require a demolition of all affected materials whereas other losses may just require deodorization treatments with surface cleaning to restore the property.
  3. Trust the SERVPRO experts. Our highly trained technicians will pre-test materials to determine the best types of products to use, will communicate directly with your insurance, will assist with all content related work, and will assist with connecting you to trusted contractors. 

All in all, you can be confident that SERVPRO has the experience, tools, resources, and expertise needed to fully restore your home or business after a fire. Proudly providing service to all of Los Angeles for over 6 years. 

The Restoration Team to Call, Regardless of the Size | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

9/4/2021 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO team standing, prepared to respond. Always ready to assist, regardless of the size or location!

You might be thinking, how would a single team be able to manage a commercial water damage loss that looks as though it would require an army to restore? Well, with our highly developed network of expert contractors and restoration providers, we are confident in handling any size loss.

For example, a large 24-story hotel in Los Angeles, CA recently experienced water damage. The water damage affected 17 of the 24 floors, one of the largest we have witnessed in the past year. With that being said, we contacted our partners, involved our SERVPRO Large Loss Team, and managed to complete the loss in less time than was quoted by any other provider.

Our Large Loss division has assisted with mitigation work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Municipalities 
  • The Pentagon
  • And many more...

With over 1,700 SERVPRO franchises in the US, and with our expert team here at SERVPRO of Park la Brea, there is no water damage loss too big for us to handle.

A Unique Water Damage Experience | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

Women Celebrating as they stand in solidarity. Celebrating 6 Years of our Woman-Owned Small Business!

Over the past few years, we have worked diligently developing our expertise within the restoration industry. As the industry is extremely competitive, we constantly seek ways of making our customers experience with us unlike it would be with any other firm. 

When working with SERVPRO of Park la Brea, you can be assured that your experience will be more personal than any other. As a minority led and woman-owned, family operated business, customer service is our absolute number one priority. 

These percentages are even smaller for women in the construction industry. Opportunities have been limited, but we continue to push forward.

 Without the relationships we’ve developed over the past few years with our customers, we would not be in business today. Experiencing water damage is a stressful and time consuming event, time and stress that there is simply no form of compensation for. As a result, our team is committed to providing our customers with service that exceeds the standard for a restoration contractor. 

From assistance with your insurance claim, to assistance with dealing with different contractors, there is no portion of the loss that we are not willing to assist with. When considering what water damage company you should contact, consider contacting SERVPRO of Park la Brea.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Skyscrapers with a promise to always be there for our customers. SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here to help, before or after disaster may strike.

Los Angeles, CA is no stranger to large commercial buildings. In fact, over the past few years, we have paid witness to the erection of many large structures that have brought new elements of culture, architecture, and technology. 

However, these towers are no strangers to the potential effects of water damage. Water damage does not discriminate, and regardless of the age of your structure, you should be prepared to respond and react in the event of an unannounced emergency. We are the local water damage company here to help! 

  • Faster to Respond to Any Size Loss
  • Most Competitive Pricing
  • Preferred by Most Insurance Providers
  • Reliable, Professional, and Efficient

SERVPRO of Park la Brea aims to connect with each of these large structures over the course of our 5 year plan to establish ERP (Emergency Readiness Program) plans for each property. This program, which assists in the mitigation and minimization of water damage effects, provides information regarding water shut off valves, emergency exits, evacuation/safety plans, and much more.

Building by building, we truly can make change. Water damage causes about $2.5 BILLION dollars worth of damages a year. However, if we were better prepared to react to water damage situations, we can save millions, if not billions. 

Fire Restoration Process | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Fire fighter putting out wild fire. Our Fire Remediation Experts are prepared to respond after any size emergency!

While there are many different restoration providers, we all execute similar processes to accomplish the restoration task at hand. However, SERVPRO has fully mastered the process and the steps necessary to complete the work, and are confident in identifying ourselves as true experts in the industry. 

  1. Safety Check. Before proceeding with any mitigation work, ensure that the home is safe from any falling debris, electric shock, etc. 
  2. Determine the extent of the damage. Some losses may require a demolition of all affected materials whereas other losses may just require deodorization treatments with surface cleaning to restore the property.
  3. Trust the SERVPRO experts. Our highly trained technicians will pre-test materials to determine the best types of products to use, will communicate directly with your insurance, will assist with all content related work, and will assist with connecting you to trusted contractors. 

All in all, you can be confident that SERVPRO has the experience, tools, resources, and expertise needed to fully restore your home or business after a fire. Proudly providing service to all of Los Angeles for over 6 years. 

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Large commercial building burning. Here to help, Always.

The alarm chimes, lights begin to blink - you realize that your office building fire alarm has begun to sound. In a panic, you grab your items and head for the stairs. After safely evacuating, you quickly grab SERVPRO’s ERP manual to determine what steps you should take to keep your coworkers and building safe. 

In 2019, there were just over 450,000 structure fires, which caused 2,980 civilian deaths. Let's do our part to prepare for the unexpected. 

With our ERP, we are able to help you determine water shut off valves, emergency contacts, electric shut off boxes, and many other important items that can be life saving in the event of an emergency.

If your building does not have an ERP program setup with us, give us a call for a FREE ERP consultation and program establishment. 

Our SERVPRO experts will create a detailed plan, which would be available to all tenants in the building, which outlines common areas and procedures in the event that a disaster or emergency strikes.

Contact us here to learn more about our Emergency Readiness Plan!

Water Damage Restoration, Simplified | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Home in background with statistic reading 14,000 people experience water damage a day. Alarming statistic, but Water Damage can strike at anytime. Are you Prepared?

In the United States, approximately 14,000 people experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day. Unfortunately, they cannot always be predicted or prevented, but instead, we can better prepare ourselves to learn how to respond in the event that this type of damage does strike. Here is a simplified version of the events that should transpire in the event of a water damage emergency. 

  1. Make yourself familiar with the location of the emergency water shut off valve - In the event of a water damage emergency, quickly turning off the shut off valve can significantly minimize the damage created by the water intrusion. 
  2. Ensure that the home is safe - If any electrical appliances or wires are affected, be sure to turn off the electricity to the home until a professional can assess the risk. This can be more dangerous than the water damage itself! 
  3. Contact SERVPRO - Before proceeding with an insurance claim, SERVPRO can help you make the determination if a claim is right for you. 
  4. Trust the SERVPRO of Park la Brea Experts - With over 500+ completed water damage losses, we feel confident and comfortable calling ourselves professionals in the industry. 

Because SERVPRO Park La Brea is The Best

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Contractor finding mold on walls with two captions SERVPRO of Park La Brea is confident in identifying ourselves as the best water, fire, or mold restoration firm.

When selecting a restoration provider, we realize that there are many good options. However, there are only a few great options. While you may thoroughly understand the process behind water restoration, there are many lessons that may only be taught through experiences. 

As a result, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is confident in identifying ourselves as the best water, fire, or mold restoration firm. 

With over 350 completed water restoration losses, 500 mold remediation losses, and 150 fire remediation losses, we are confident that with our knowledge, experience, and expertise, we are the best choice to handle any size loss

If you are in need of restoration services, we would be happy to work with you to provide you with a free quote and inspection.

Don't Let Mold Grow On You!

2/13/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growing by bathroom window Don't let mold grow on you! Call SERVPRO!

Finding mold in your home is not as uncommon as you may think. Mold can grow throughout your home, but most commonly in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even in your basement. What do these rooms all have in common? They all typically have an active source of moisture which enables bacterial growth. This bacterial growth can be seen on walls, ceilings, carpets, and even on furniture.

There are many ways you can prevent mold from growing in your home. Here are a few tips:

  • Routinely check for any leaks or discolored spots in your home. A small leak now could lead to a substantial amount of bacterial growth if not addressed immediately. 
  • Consult a mold expert, like SERVPRO, to test or analyze leaks or signs of bacterial growth. 

 In small amounts, mold is usually harmless, but when it comes in contact with an active source of moisture in your home, it can start to grow out of control. When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. If you see signs of mold, contact us today at 323-552-5600 or click here for more information about our mold remediation and restoration process.

Avoid Water Damage During Rainy Season

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Raining hard on roof. Water pouring out Avoid water damage by checking for leaks and cleaning out your gutters!

Welcome to 2021! We are happy to have you as our customers for another year! SERVPRO of Park La Brea is always here to give you tips to prevent any damage to your home. That includes water, fire, and mold damage. With the rainy season, it’s best to do a quick inspection of your home to prevent any water damage, later turning into mold damage! Here are a few tips to avoid water damage during the rain!

  1. Check your gutters! Inspect your gutters to make sure it’s not clogged or it will lead to an overflow.
  2. Roof maintenance! Take care of any leaks or cracks that you think might be a big problem for your home. The damage can ruin your walls and floor then leading to mold damage!
  3. Check your windows. Make sure they can tightly shut to avoid any rain coming in, then damaging your walls, floor, and even furniture.

Whether it’s light rain or a heavy rainstorm, we want to prevent ANY type of rainwater from entering your home! If you need any more water damage tips, visit us online at www.SERVPROparklabrea.com

SERVPRO Gets The Job Done!

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo and information in front of house Trust the SERVPRO experts. Here to help 24/7,365.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea can help you with any disaster. All of us at SERVPRO of Park La
Brea can help address these risks. We provide 24-hour emergency services and can quickly respond to any type of disaster. Our professionals are available to you 24/7 for any kind of disaster.

Our professionals have the training and experience necessary to quickly restore your home. SERVPRO of Park La Brea offers several cleaning services.

From water, mold, and fire restoration services to Covid-19 cleaning services. We offer restoration services for commercial and residential properties. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whenever immediate action is required, call SERVPRO of Park La Brea. Here at SERVPRO, we are dedicated to lessen the damage, prevent any more damage, and reduce cost.

Being Careful During The Holidays!

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck and Christmas tree ornament Happy holidays from your friends at SERVPRO

Holiday fires are very common. Whether it’s from Christmas lights or even candles. The use of candles, lanterns, oil lamps, or any type of other open flames is prohibited. As an option, electrical candles may be used.

When using holiday decorations, make sure to avoid blocking your exits. Decorations on your doors and windows should not block your exit out of your house in case of fire. When using candles, make sure you avoid placing them next to anything that may catch on fire, whether it's furniture or other holiday decorations!

Cleaning Services Provided!

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

tips on how to prevent getting covid Stay Home. Stay Safe. SERVPRO has you covered!

SERVPRO of Park La Brea offers many cleaning services, even for Covid-19. We also offer a proactive viral pathogen cleaning program that ensures the cleanliness of residential and commercial spaces.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea now offers Covid-19 cleaning services, such as sanitation and disinfecting surfaces in your home. If you or anyone in your family are in need of any cleaning services, you can look up SERVPRO Park La Brea to see the cleaning services we offer to you or anyone around the area.

SERVPRO is here to help, no matter the size of the damage, we can make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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 disasterassistance.gov.
  • 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)

Microscopic bacteria with the SERVPRO promise Any Los Angeles, CA home or business in need of services can rely on SERVPRO 24/7, 365!

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)

Microscopic bacteria with the SERVPRO promise Our crews will never leave a job until our customers are 100% satisfied!

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)

Picture of storm with SERVPRO text " Storm damage cleanup? SERVPRO has you covered! Storm damage can cause extensive water damage! Trust the SERVPRO experts!

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)

Commercial Buildnig with SERVPRO text "responding faster to any size disaster, 323-552-5600 SERVPRO Park La Brea has it covered, no matter the size of loss. Commercial Mold Remediation Experts!

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)

House with snow damage. Here to help with any water damage or mold damage, 24/7, 365! Trust the SERVPRO Experts!

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)

The SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Plan offered for FREE. Our ERP is totally FREE! Call us today to create your own ERP!

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)

The skyline with the SERVPRO Expert Restoration 24/7 promise. 24/7, 365, we are here to help with all water damage, fire damage, mold damage, and deep cleaning needs!

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)

An open sign with the SERVPRO hours, 24/7, 365! Open and prepared to respond to any loss, 24/7, 365!

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! 

Storm Damage Can Quickly Become Mold Damage

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage with heavy rains. Our team is local but our resources are nationwide. While our team is based in Los Angeles, CA, our resources are nationwide!

In 2018, Hurricane Michael became the first category 5 hurricane to pummel into the United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. During this disastrous storm, there were 74 reported deaths, $25.1 billion in damages, and over $100 million in economic losses in central America (Wikipedia, 2018). Shortly after the storm passed, SERVPRO teams from across the country began preparing for their opportunity to assist a community in need. More specifically, our disaster team at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, located in Los Angeles, CA, packed and departed for their 3-day journey to assist with the storm damage relief.

While Hurricane Michael brought strong winds, heavy rains, and caused immense structural damage, the true battle was against the bacterial growth that would soon follow. 

According to FEMA, “Mold growths, or colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours.” Fortunately, our teams were prepared with advanced equipment, expert mold remediation staff, and compassionate leadership members to assist with overcoming the many disturbances that came with Hurricane Michael. To learn more about our efforts in assisting with storm damage relief, check out some of our other blogs

SERVPRO in Los Angeles, CA can help you be prepared.

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Lighting storm with clouds. Los Angeles homes can prepare today for a safer tomorrow!

Mother nature can be extremely unpredictable. In 2018, wildfires in the United States caused $16.5 billion worth of fire damage, slightly above the $16 billion in water damage from Hurricane Michael. While some prevention is possible, some situations are simply so unexpected that the damages are unavoidable. 

However, with the assistance of Ready.Gov, you can become better prepared for the unexpected. Here are a few ways you can be best prepared:

  • Make a Plan - Establish an evacuation plan, determine a ‘meeting point’, and rehearse your evacuation plan annually.
  • Build a Kit- Create an ‘emergency supply’ bag for quick departure in the event of an emergency. These typically include shoes, clothing items, and non-perishable foods.
  • Business Preparedness - Create a Readiness Plan for your business to allow for quick response by all staff members. This includes water shut off valve, gas shut off valve, etc. Consider contacting SERVPRO for a FREE Emergency Ready Plan
  • Emergency Alerts - Look for an Emergency Alert Program in your local state or county. These provide alerts before disaster strikes to allow time to take cover and prepare.
  • Pet Preparedness- Pets are family! Have a plan prepared to assist with the evacuation of all Pets at your premises. 

While some disasters are inevitable, the actions you take today could prevent further damage in the future. Contact us today as SERVPRO is always available to assist with all preparedness plans in the Los Angeles area. 

Trust the SERVPRO Home Remediation Experts in Los Angeles, CA

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Staff clapping for graduates of our SERVPRO training Program. Our Highly Trained Staff is Ready to Respond to any Water Damage Loss!

Finding a restoration company can be tough, however, with our experience in the industry, we are comfortable saying we are the premier choice for all restoration needs. Our local Los Angeles, CA team is staffed with highly trained mold removal specialists, deodorizing experts, and water restoration wizards. 

In order for our crews to become fully prepared to tackle restoration losses, our management ensures that each individual follows the following program:

  • 60 Hours of Office Training 
  • 140 Hours of Field Training
  • 40 Hours of Advanced Customer Experience Training
  • Background Checks, Drug Tests, COVID19 Screening, and much more

With the 250 hours of training necessary to become a SERVPRO team member, we are confident sending all of our staff on any size loss to assist with remediation. 

Next time you think to search for a “restoration company near me”, consider contacting SERVPRO of Park la Brea! Providing services for zip codes surrounding 90036.

Los Angeles Storm = Wildfire

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Kincade fire with a Thank you Message to First Responders Thank you to all the First Responders of our Community!

Do you know how long the Kincade fire burned for? This fire damage burned down 77,758 acres of land in October of 2019. Luckily in California we have an amazing fire department that successfully contained the fire in 13 days! While SERVPRO does not directly combat the fires, we do act as ‘secondary responders’, coming in to assist after the ‘first responders’ have completed their job. When the SERVPRO experts arrive for any fire damage restoration service, which can include deodorization, smoke damage, ash damage, or all of the above, we always ensure that the area and structures are safe to enter. Using advanced technology, we are able to mitigate the damage in record time! Unlike our competitors, we do not require any deposit for any of our services. We understand the stress that comes with fire damage and will always be here to help. 

Our promise to you:

  • We will always answer our phones and have a live person on the other end. 
  • We will never leave a job until you are 100% satisfied.
  • We will never ask for any funds upfront on any insurance loss. 
  • We will treat your home as though it is our own. 

All in all, SERVPRO is the premier choice when seeking a fire restoration company. SERVPRO of Park la Brea will continue to keep our promise to our community and valued customers.

Los Angeles Fire Damage Team. Are You Prepared?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

A home burning in a fire with statistics about numbers of fires in the United States. These statistics are alarming. How do you prevent fire damage in your home?

In 2018, Fire Departments in the United States responded to 1.3million fires resulting in $25.6B in property damage loss. Based on research studies completed by the NFPA, otherwise known as the National Fire Protection Association, while the volume of fires decreases annually, the number of fatalities that occur as a result of fire damage remains the same. On average, there is a death every 2 hours and 24 minutes from civilian fire damage (NFPA, 2018). These deaths are preventable and this is a number we need to change. Here are a few things you can do to be better prepared for fire damage: 

  1. Understand Fire Risk and Safety - We all know not to run into an active fire, but did you know that keeping doors closed during a fire can help prevent the spread of the fire?  
  2. Test Your Smoke Alarms - The Fire Department recommends testing your units at least once a year, however, in some cases, this should be practiced on a quarterly basis.
  3. Check Wiring to Appliances - Ensuring that appliances and electrical equipment are properly wired and stored can assist in preventing unexpected fire damages. 
  4. Have an Action Plan - Having a rehearsed evacuation plan is a great start. Also consider creating an ‘emergency backpack’ with emergency supplies in the event of an emergency. 

You and your family’s safety should always be the number one priority in any emergency planning. Check out these other fire damage tips that can help in the event of an emergency. The SERVPRO of Park la Brea team is here to help you through any size fire in the Los Angeles area

Water Damage Restoration in Your Los Angeles, CA Home!

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Kitchen with chairs underwater. SERVPRO's tips to be best prepared for an emergency. Be prepared for water damage or fire damage today!

In 2017, according to the Insurance Information Institute, 6% of insured homes had a property claim opened. Based on this statistic, it is safe to assume that most of us have never experienced water or fire damage in our homes. With this being said, we want to provide some tips on how to be best prepared in the event of water damage or fire damage:

  1. Create an inventory of your belongings. In the event of a disaster, it can be very beneficial to have a documented list of your items, including the year purchased, amount purchased for, brand, and receipt if available. 
  2. Have an evacuation plan or emergency plan in place. In the event of fire damage, have an evacuation plan in place. Also, rehearse this plan annually with your family. In the event of water damage, create an emergency shut of guide to direct whoever is home to the water shut off valve and the electricity shut off breakers. 
  3. Don’t wait to call for help. We instinctually think to call our insurance providers immediately upon discovering a water or fire damage. While this is a great choice, calling SERVPRO first is the better option! Our team can help you determine whether an insurance claim is a right move for you based on the loss and deductible amounts. 

We are here to help you become better prepared in the unlikely event of an emergency. If you ever have water damage in your home we hope that SERVPRO of Park la Brea will be the first call! Check out what these people said who called SERVPRO first! 

Water Damage Restoration for Basement Flooding

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded home with all of a persons belongings damaged by the water damage. Trust the SERVPRO Experts with your Water Damage Restoration needs!

Water damage, more specifically, a flooded basement, can be quite difficult to manage. Often, families use their basements as storage areas to keep old photo books, antique furniture, or other cherished items. Walking into a flooded basement with standing water reaching 6 feet high can feel extremely overwhelming, however, our team is here to help! We also have a great blog to help you determine if you have had any recent water damage

SERVPRO of Park la Brea has a highly trained water restoration team on staff to handle any and every water damage loss. However, we are also equipped with some of the most talented content and document restoration staff. Your belongings are just as important to us as your home! Check out our content restoration page here

Here are a few ways our team assists in restoring your belongings:

  • Move-Outs/Pack-Outs - Moving all items out of an affected area into a safe, climate-controlled storage space in our highly secured warehouse. Fully insured and bonded. 
  • Electronic Cleanup - DO NOT attempt to remove compromised electronics from water damage! Our highly trained staff can help restore water damaged electronics! You would be surprised how efficient this process can be! 
  • Document / Photograph Drying - Utilizing one of many methods, we are able to restore photographs, yearbooks, important documents, and more! 
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service - Before moving your items for storage or restoration, our team will thoroughly inventory each item to ensure its safekeeping and return. We also assist with providing an assessment of items for your insurance provider! 

All in all, our job is to make the water damage restoration process as stressfree as possible. Our expert team will handle all onsite restoration and can even assist with managing your insurance claim. SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here to help 24/7, 365

Water Damage Restoration Tips to Prevent Secondary Damage

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged office with a number for our expert water damage team. Home or Office, our expert water damage team is here to help!

When experiencing water damage, it is important to be proactive in order to minimize the extent of the damage. For example, once the water is discovered, it is important to immediately turn off the water valve to prevent any additional water from entering the area. This video helps understand where a water shut off valve could be found in your home. Additionally, you should try and remove as many of your belongings as possible to prevent damage to your items.

At this point, it is time to call 323-552-5600 to have our crew dispatched to the loss site. We will arrive within the hour!

While we make our journey to your home, also keep in mind these tips of what NOT to do:

  • Do not enter a room with any compromised electrical equipment.
  • Do not attempt to remove the water with a standard vacuum.
  • Do not try to clean raw sewage.
  • Do not call any other company aside from SERVPRO of Park la Brea.

We are here 24/7 to help you through any size water damage! Here are some helpful tips to help you through any type of water damage. 

Water Damage Restoration in Your Los Angeles Home

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

A washing machine leaking water into a home. SERVPRO Experts called to help manage the water loss. There are many sources for water damage but only one team to call to handle water damage restoration.

Water damage can happen at any time. A pipe could burst. A toilet may overfill. The dishwasher may leak. Regardless of the source of damage, our water damage experts are trained to handle any type or size of water damage. Here are the steps we follow to fully restore your home:

Emergency ContactWithin the first hour of receiving the lead, our crews immediately contact and schedule an inspection with the property owner or representative. We are always onsite within 90 minutes!

Inspection and Damage AssessmentOur highly trained technicians will inspect the damaged areas, determine the extent of the damage, and propose a scope of work. We communicate all steps of the process to the client upfront!

Restoring the Property: Water Extraction & DehumidificationUsing advanced technology, our crews will quickly and professionally remove any unwanted moisture to prevent bacterial growth or secondary damage. Our goal is to keep the loss under 5 days!

Once these steps are completed, the water restoration work is almost complete! We will perform final reviews of the mitigation services provided ensuring that our clients are 100% satisfied with our services. Contact us today for a free inspection and quote.

Los Angeles Restoration Team, National Support. Remediation Experts Across the Nation!

6/20/2020 (Permalink)

A house destroyed as a result of a severe storm damage. Restoration services will be needed from our SERVPRO crews. When restoration doesn't seem possible, SERVPRO is here to help.

SERVPRO of Park la Brea is an independently owned and operated woman-owned business providing restoration services to the residents of Los Angeles, CA. While we are a local team, the SERVPRO brand ensures that we have national support unmatched by our competitors. In the event of a large disaster, SERVPRO crews are dispatched (sometimes in minutes) from all over the nation to assist in restoring the damaged community.

Over the past year, our team has traveled out of state to assist with many storm events including the Caroline Floods in 2015 and Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Each time our crews travel we ensure that we are highly equipped to handle any type of loss. If there is any loss our team cant handle, we can call for support from the SERVPRO Large Loss division to ensure we have the tools, team members, and resources to manage the loss.

With 1,700 franchises https://www.SERVPROparklabrea.com/storm-flooding-restoration around the nation (and growing), we are confident that our teams can help any community in their time of need.

Fire Restoration Prevention with our ERP Program

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO ERP to prevent the need for fire restoration services. Prevent the need for fire restoration services with an ERP!

In each commercial building, there is typically an evacuation plan in place to assist in the event of an emergency. These plans, which are typically rehearsed once or twice a year, are intended to better prepare the tenants of the building for an unwanted disaster. However, most of these plans fail to identify gas shut off valves, water shut off valves, and other crucial locations which can greatly assist in the event of an emergency. Check out our tips to stay safe before we arrive! 

The building can now be even more prepared for an emergency with the SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Program! This program includes:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

With the ERP in place, minimizing the spread of damage is now more possible than ever. Research suggests that 50% of businesses that experience fire damage or water damage never reopen, the ERP can prevent that!

Water Restoration Experts Here To Help In Any Size Property

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

Office building flooded with SERVPRO crews arriving onsite within 60 minutes of being called. Our crews are on standby ready to respond to any size water damage. We will be onsite within 60 minutes of receiving a call!

Good morning! You’ve just woken up, had your morning cup of coffee, and are dressed and ready for the long workday ahead. You hop in the car, sit through Los Angeles traffic, stop for a tank of gas, grab a donut (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone), and finally, make it to the office. Once you open the doors, your heart sinks as you realize your business has experienced water damage. What happens now?!

Well, were here to help explain the process and hopefully preventing any unwanted or added stress.

First Step: DON’T PANIC! Water damage is very stressful to experience, however, staying calm will make the process much easier to endure. If interested, check out this Harvard Article which explains Why Staying Calm Is So Important! After ensuring that the source of the water is turned off (in some cases, it might be best to turn off the main water valve to the building) pick up your phone and call (323) 552-5600.

Second Step: Once the SERVPRO Experts arrive onsite (of course our team is the best around) lay back and allow the experts to do their job! Identify any areas of concern to the team, remove any valuables or weapons, and inform the team of the situation to the best of your ability.

Third Step: Trust the industry leaders! SERVPRO is a premier restoration company that has received the highest ratings among its competitors across the country. To find out more about the process that they will be taking, check out our Water Damage Restoration Blog!

Final Step: Sit back, relax, and watch your business return to normal “Like it never even happened.” We know how important it is for you to resume your business's services and this water damage will not stop you!

During the restoration process our teams will communicate updates on a daily basis, ensure that any questions or concerns are immediately addressed. Finally, our crews will not leave the job site until you are 100% satisfied with our services. So, if you ever experience any type of commercial or residential water damage, call us for an immediate response! 

COVID 19 Deep Cleaning

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Here to help through COVID19 and more! COVID 19 Deep Cleaning is important to keep your staff and customers safe!

SERVPRO of Park La Brea provides our customers with cleaning and restoration services. During these times we also provide residential and commercial COVID-19 services. Not only do we provide house cleaning services but we also provide office, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores cleaning services. When providing COVID-19 sanitation we also provide you with our highly trained professionals who arrive with all the proper equipment to sanitize and disinfect your home. SERVPRO provides commercial COVID-19 sanitation to help businesses provide safety and sanitation to its employees and customers when open again for business. We make sure to have your company ready and clean to get back into business. So, whenever you’re looking up cleaning services near you, make sure to check out SERVPRO of Park La Brea and our COVID-19 residential and commercial sanitation services.

Deep Cleaning in Los Angeles

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

An office building perfectly cleaned with services provided by SERVPRO. Deep Cleaning is equally as important to us as Fire, Water, and Mold Restoration. We are highly trained and ready to work 24/7!

In addition to water, fire, and mold restoration, SERVPRO of Park La Brea also provides commercial cleaning services. Whether its a small business, hotel, office or even apartment buildings, we are prepared and ready for any disaster! 

Our priority and the principal goal is to remediate the issue to return your property to its preloss condition. Here at SERVPRO, we provide cleaning services for carpets, drapes, air ducts, and even walls and ceilings. We make sure to have your company or building up and ready like the damage never happened! Additionally, during the COVID 19 pandemic, we always refer to the CDC's established guidelines for providing cleaning work. 

Whether you need help removing an odor or need deep cleaning and sanitation, you can depend on a SERVPRO Park La Brea to get the job done. We will respond promptly and make your workspace look it's very best “Like it never even happened.” You can visit our website or give us a call at (323)-552-5600 to schedule services for any property in Los Angeles, CA. 

Why SERVPRO is the best choice for COVID19 Deep Cleaning.

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Deep Cleaning Unlike Any Janitorial Cleaning Service SERVPRO provides Commercial Deep Cleaning to keep your staff and customers safe during this pandemic.

While COVID19 has put many of us temporarily out of work, SERVPRO of Park la Brea continues to work hard daily to keep our staff, customers, and business partners safe. If you own a home in Los Angeles and are interested in residential deep cleaning or commercial deep cleaning services, consider calling the experts at SERVPRO.

During these times, we are also offering FREE Certified Deep Clean Window Clings to All Businesses. Contact us for more information about this program!

In order to properly address deep cleaning needs, we approach each loss using our 3 C’s.

Consult: Understanding the needs of the property owner and providing a scope of work which best accommodates the desires of the owner.

Clean: Using the agreed-upon scope our highly trained crews provide expert deep cleaning using HEPA Filters, EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning agents, and always adhering to the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning.

Certify: Once these steps are completed, the business will be presented with our Certified Clean Window Cling to let customers know of the steps taken to achieve the highest standard of clean.

If you are a business in Los Angeles and in need of deep cleaning services, call us today for a FREE quote and inspection! We are Faster to Any Size Disaster on a consistent, unbeatable basis!

How Easily Can Fire Damage Spread?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

A home in need of fire restoration services with a SERVPRO promise to always be available 24/7, 365. The fire restoration process only begins once your family is safe. Your health and safety is our priority!

We have all drove past a burnt down building and thought to ourselves “I hope that never happens to me.” However, a substantial Fire Damage can happen in the blink of an eye. In a video titled “How Fast Does a Fire Spread”, the Department of Commerce creates a scenario in which a dried out pine tree is set on fire to examine the length of time it takes for the fire to grow throughout the home.

In this case, within 20 seconds, the sofa immediately next to the tree is set on fire. Within 35 seconds, the room becomes so full of smoke that it becomes almost impossible to see the damage being caused. When seeing the damage from this perspective, it is clear that an entire home can be destroyed within minutes. As a result, here are a few helpful hints to consider to keep your home and family safe to prevent the need for fire damage restoration.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home prioritizing bedrooms and other sleeping areas.
  • Test your smoke alarms on a monthly basis.
  • Establish a fire escape plan and rehearse it with your family. Or consider creating an ERP for your business (more info on our blog )
  • Be prepared to evacuate in the event of an emergency.

There are just a few of many fire damage tips that you can do to keep the fires away! Our crews work hard to perform fire restoration after a building fire, however, The Los Angeles Fire Department works harder to keep our community safe 24/7, 365. Thank you to our local firefighters for all that they do!

Commercial Fire Damage

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

This is our home. Always here to help. We will always be here for our community. Los Angeles will always persevere through any hardships. We stand with our community!

Fire damage, in any property, can be difficult to work through. However, here at SERVPRO, we are better equipped than ever to handle any size fire loss at any location. For example, when working with commercial fire damaged buildings, we utilize our largest, most effective equipment to manage the odor, smoke, and residue debris. Additionally, our team is comprised of technicians with expertise in fire and smoke damage, odor control, water damage, and upholstery/fabric restoration. After being contact for a commercial fire loss, we begin by inspecting the property and providing a scope of services to all stakeholders. Thereafter, we begin installing HEPA Air Scrubbers to stabilize the loss site and to ensure that the air circulating is clean and safe to inhale. Once our work process has been reviewed and approved, the real work begins. Our company provides daily updates to all stakeholders, communicates any changes to our scope of work immediately, and bills your insurance provider directly. We also provide free quotes, free inspections, and do not require any upfront deposit. Our goal is to return your business back to preloss conditions in the quickest, most professional way possible. Call us today as we are able and willing to provide services to any business or home in the Los Angeles area!

Fire Damage Protection

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Small but Mighty! Our HEPA Air Scrubber, small but mighty!

SERVPRO of Park La Brea provides excellent fire damage repair and restoration services. When restoring your home from fire damage we also clear your home from any odor removal and soot damage. Our typical fire damage process requires us to inspect the fire damage and determine a plan of restoring it. In most cases, we establish a scope of work and communicate this to the owner and insurance adjuster. To keep our customers safe, we always utilize HEPA Air Scrubbers to stabilize the loss site. Additionally, cleaning and sanitizing services are also included in the fire restoration cleaning process. That includes removing odors using our air scrubbers and deodorize using fogging equipment. During our fire restoration process, we make sure to take care of your belongings too. We protect your belongings from any further damage or any potential damage by using heavy, fire-retardant plastic sheeting to preserve the integrity of the items. When the restoration process is completed, we move your belongings back into your home  "Like it never even happened."

We are OPEN During the COVID19 Pandemic!

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Novel Corona Virus We know that water, fire, and mold damage doesn't stop when our country does. As a result, we are OPEN and providing service during this crisis.

We know that water, fire, and mold damage doesn't stop when our country does. As a result, we are OPEN and providing service during this crisis.

With everything happening with COVID-19 it’s important to know how to stay safe. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands, avoid touching your face, and disinfecting surfaces. Surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, light switches, and handrails. Staying home if you’re feeling sick, it will make it easier for many people. SERVPRO of Park La Brea continues to respond to any restoration services needed. SERVPRO is prepared for times like these, being prepared to disinfect and sanitize your home. When working with a case for COVID-19 we stayed prepared wearing mask, gloves, and other protective gear to every job. We care for your safety as well as the safety of our trained professionals. Remember to follow all guidelines to further protect yourself.

Water Damage Doesnt Stop During a Pandemic!

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

COVID19 We know that water, fire, and mold damage doesn't stop when our country does. As a result, we are OPEN and providing service during this crisis.

We know that water, fire, and mold damage doesn't stop when our country does. As a result, we are OPEN and providing service during this crisis.

COVID-19 is now a global pandemic that seems to be spreading in the community in many areas. There are many ways to protect yourself and others around you. For starters, if you feel sick please stay home. Do not go to work and risk your coworker’s health. If someone in your home has tested positive for coronavirus, make sure you all stay home and contact your medical provider. It’s important to stay home as instructed, to avoid spreading or contaminating yourself. You can practice good hygiene all on your own by washing your hands, avoid touching your face, cover your sneeze or cough, and disinfect your surfaces as much as possible. Another way to protect yourself is to avoid close contact. When going to a grocery store make sure you stand 6ft apart. When going out in public, we recommended to wear gloves and avoid touching things you don’t need. Every person has a role to play to protecting yourself and your family.

Treat Visible Mold Damage ASAP

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

Addressing Mold Damage Promptly Can Save in The Long Term Addressing Mold Damage Promptly Can Save in The Long Term from Further Damages


Mold can come in many shapes and forms. You can find mold in your kitchen, bathroom, and even in your bedrooms. While it may seem simple to wipe away the mold, this is simply removing the mold from the exterior surface. The mold damage cannot be fully remediated unless the sources of the mold, which is often behind drywall, for example, are properly treated and remediated. With the dangers of the mold lurking, it is important to contact SERVPRO at the first sign of visible mold damage to prevent the bacteria from spreading. With proper mold remediation, we can prevent the mold from growing back and ensure that your home is completely mold-free. Improper mold remediation techniques, while they may provide a temporary fix, are not recommended as the mold will continuously grow back and may eventually affect the health of the occupants of the home or business. Whether this is in your home or your commercial building, call SERVPRO of Park La Brea today to provide a free quote for all residential mold damage and commercial mold damage services.

Categories of Water Damage

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

Visible signs of Water Damage in a Home Visible signs of Water Damage in a Home.

Water damage can be common in a home. Determining the category of water damage is important as well. Here at SERVPRO, we determine the category of the water depending on if the water is considered sanitary or contaminated. Category 1 water is known as clean water. This water can come from an overflow from a sink, bathtub, or other appliances. Category 2 water is considered significantly contaminated. Also known as ‘greywater’. This water may contain bacteria or fungi, but typically no feces. The water damage may be discharged from your washing machine, dishwasher, toilet, etc. Category 3 water is considered grossly contaminated. This is also known as “Black Water”. This type of water damage most often comes from sewage backups which can be distributed through many sources in the home. This water does contain harmful bacteria and fungus, and even fecal matter. With these three categories, it helps us easily determine what kind of water damage we are dealing with and how to properly remediate it. Count on us here at SERVPRO of Park la Brea to protect your home, your family, and your health. 

Communication is Key during Mold Damage Restoration!

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Not all restoration companies can be easy to work with as allowing a company into your home as a very nerve-wracking experience. However, here at SERVPRO of Park La Brea, we pride ourselves on being a small woman-owned business providing highly competitive services, prices, and customer service skills to all of our customers. Each lost that we work on we make sure that our customer feels comfortable and safe with the working conditions and the necessary work that needs to be completed in advance. We never attempt to hide any costs and we never approach a customer with hidden costs at the end of a loss. Everything is communicated extremely well and we pride ourselves on our ability to communicate efficiently with our customers.

Water Damage Restoration Doesn't Need to be Expensive!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Choosing a restoration company to assist with a water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, or mold damage restoration is not an easy task for any resident of Los Angeles County. However here at SERVPRO of Park La Brea, we hope to make that decision a little easier by providing affordable services with a secure staff of highly trained technicians. I understand that hiring any person to enter your home to provide services can be a nervous decision to make, however, with our experience and qualifications, we feel confident in handling any loss and any home in Los Angeles or in California. So if you are in need of any of these services, don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss the options available to you and to discuss our highly competitive prices.

Storm Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA can happen!

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

There are certain things that we are unable to control in this world and Mother Nature is truly one of them. Being prepared is our only true weapon against any kind of natural disaster and having SERVPRO of Park La Brea by your side is always going to be the best alternative when searching for the most optimum restoration team. SERVPRO Of Park La Brea professionals are prepared for the unpredictable, whether you ’re dealing with:

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Wildfires

Our team is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With SERVPRO of Park La Brea maintenance team and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Very Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. When too well, well Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Commercial Building 20 Stories High Affected by Water Damage

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage in Los Angeles happens more often than you may think, and we at SERVPRO of Park la Brea are the experts on commercial water restoration! Whatever the size, big or small, we are here to help. Highly trained technicians are available 24/7 for any water damage restoration emergencies. 

Many commercial buildings in Los Angeles have withstood the test of time but that also means that it is more susceptible to water damage. Are you prepared for any disaster that may happen to your property? SERVPRO of Park la Brea offers a personalized “Emergency READY Profile” to ensure that you and your commercial building is prepared for any disaster that may come. The “Emergency READY Profile” can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

We are committed to giving the best service we can to our community, call us for a free quote today, 323-552-5600!

Hurricane Michael Strikes In Florida

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Michael was the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the contiguous United States since Andrew in 1992, these types of hurricanes cause complete roof failure on many residences and industrials buildings. Local SERVPRO Storm teams were dispatched to Panama City, FL in response to Hurricane Michael.

We at SERVPRO of Park la Brea were compelled to extend our services in solidarity to our team in Florida. When disaster strikes an area of our country, we have the ability to dispatch members of our own highly trained & experienced Storm Team to help with the cleanup & restoration from devastating storm damage. We recognize the importance of being able to return to your own home after a storm and here at SERVPRO Park la Brea we treat each home as though it is our own. Only Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. All Water damage of any sizes is welcomed!

Unusual Stormy Weather in Los Angeles

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Spring season got off to a wet start in Southern California which included torrential downpours, thunderstorms, lightning, and hail. Los Angeles experienced widespread flooding which shut down roads and caused damage to different commercial properties. Here at SERVPRO Park la Brea we are the specialists to call for any of your water damage and water damage restoration needs.

Any Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. All Water restoration and water damages are our specialties! We have a highly trained team of technicians that are available 24/7! Home Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Our mission is to provide the utmost best service to our community and to make sure you and your family are safe from any type of harmful damage. 

Leaders in Mold Remediation

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Los Angeles is home to many historic and antiquated properties. With that being said mold is at the forefront of the issues that you need to be aware of. Nobody wants to deal with mold problems but these need to be taken care of immediately. Here at SERVPRO of Park la Brea we pride ourselves in our mold remediation services with over 500 successful mold remediation jobs under our belts.

 Mold damage in older Los Angeles homes can be especially tricky! There are various kinds of molds, from white mold to black mold, and they can bring many kinds of bacteria and illnesses into your house, which is why you need to get it tested and see what you’re dealing with. Don’t wait any longer to deal with your mold issue as it may cause serious health damage if not taken care of. We provide cutting edge service as well as same day inspections, call us for a free quote today, 323-552-5600!

Mold Got You Down?

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

With showers and storms prevalent in Los Angeles this spring, the conditions for mold to grow has increased in homes. Remember, most molds grow in humid, moist places, so keep an eye for any water leaks, broken pipes or places with unwanted condensation. Mold damage is not uncommon in even the most well-kept home. Mold damage in homes can be most seen in places with high levels of condensation, like the bathroom and kitchen. These issues would need to be dealt with immediately.

 Here at SERVPRO Park la Brea we are committed in providing the utmost best service in mold remediation, with same day inspections from our specialists we can assist you in mold damage, mold cleanup, or any mold remediation needs. Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call!

We can travel for any water, fire, or mold restoration loss!

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

While we may be based out of Los Angeles California, we are a team that is able and capable to travel anywhere for any size loss. During the recent storms in the other parts of our country, our team has traveled to support and assist people in need when they needed it most. We are ultimately committed to our community and to the members of our community but at the end of the day, we are in this business to help people during their times of need. Experiencing water damaged, fire damage or mold damage is not easy and if you are not comfortable with the team that you have selected can be a very stressful experience. We pride ourselves on being able to spend as much time as necessary to make each one of our customers feel confident and secure and the services that we are able to provide.

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as a fire or water damage, never reopen! Of the business that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

Are You "Ready for whatever happens?"

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the events happens, but well before it happens. Commercial Water damage, commercial water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Commercial Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Commercial Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

The SERVPRO Emergency READY profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program. Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company.

By working with SERVPRO of Park La Brea to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is the leader in water and fire restoration and remediation and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. Highly trained technicians for commercial water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Commercial Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Help us help you become Ready for whatever happens!

Water, Fire or Mold Damage Restoration - we are the Team!

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Park La Brea, we make our customers our family as we are extremely grateful for the ability and opportunity to provide services to your home or place of business. We understand that there are many options available to our customers for a restoration company however we would like to be the first choice when making this decision. As a result, we make sure that each of our technicians is highly trained in that each loss is handled with the highest level of professionalism possible. Picture of our technicians are experts in water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold damage restoration and we feel confident that we are the right team to handle any loss. We are the premier team in the Los Angeles area to assist with any type or size loss! 

Storm Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage can happen at any time and can cause serious damage to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding while the strong winds can cause roof damage to your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with the damages will help you be ready to take steps immediately after the storm. Home Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Home Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Home Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

Water Damage From Contaminated Water

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness of exposed to the contaminated areas.

By following these simple Do's and Dont's, you can help prevent further damage from occurring in your home! However, don't wait too long before contacting the experts at SERVPRO of Park la Brea! Highly trained technicians for home water damage restoration needs are available 24/7.  Home Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Storm Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

We understand the value and importance of being able to return home after a storm or other catastrophic event. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we approach each home as though it was our own; treating it with the utmost respect and dignity it deserves. If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO Of Park La Brea can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area in order to better assess and treat the damage. Any Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. All Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! All Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!  While moving outs of the affected areas are not always our first choice, sometimes it is necessary to efficiently service the area. Here are some reasons a move out may be right for you:

  • A quicker remodeling processes
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When all restoration services have been completed, SERVPRO of Park la Brea can help assess the area and determine whether or not the home is safe and secure to return to. Our most important goal is making sure you and your family are safe from any type of harmful damage. You will return back into your home "Like it never even happened." Only Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. All Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is more than unsightly. It can be expensive, and it can pose a serious health risk. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we always have competitive prices for top quality work. But until we are on site, we cannot help! So, for the health and safety of your family, it’s important that you treat water damage as soon as you become aware of it. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

 Treating water damage immediately lessens the chance of that damage turning into mold. Mold spores grow and thrive in standing water. They can even thrive in areas where water has dried up, but the resulting damage has not been treated or was not treated correctly.

 Water damage can get crazy expensive if it’s not treated right away. It can move from water rings to corroded drywall to the ruined carpet to mold in the blink of an eye. As much as we depend on water, it can be a destructive force when mishandled or contaminated. Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 Don’t let water damage go from a minor annoyance to a major catastrophe. Call in SERVPRO today to get your home clean, dry, and safe as soon as possible.

Fire Damage Restoration. Who to call?

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

It can be alarming and scary to watch a smoldering fire burst into a dangerous inferno. When a fire spreads outdoors (like a forest fire), everyone understands that trees and air aid the speed and progression of the fire. In your home, it can be more difficult to understand. Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 One of the main causes of spreading fire in a home is age – or rather, the lack of age. Newly constructed homes often contain brand new furnishings. These new construction materials combined with new furniture and fixtures tend to burn quickly because newer building materials are simply more flammable.

 Another reason home fire spread so quickly is because of the natural tendency to panic. Opening doors can provide oxygen that unintentionally feeds the fire. Running through the house trying to find loved ones or retrieve sentimental possessions is a panicked move. Don’t do it. It can be hard to keep your wits about you in a moment of panic, but it can help save the lives of the people you love. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

 Equip your home with fire extinguishers, fire escape routes, and other safety measures. In the unfortunate event of a fire, you’ll be able to escape as quickly as possible and lead your family to safety. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we are always willing and ready to help install any of these fire prevention tools in your home!

Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles should be treated Immediately!

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody wants to deal with mold problems, but once you see mold in your house, you need to take care of it, immediately. Keep in mind, before you can do anything yourself, you should test the mold. Mold damage in older Los Angeles homes can be especially tricky! Here are a few tips to counter mold damages and are some tips before a mold remediation team gets on site!

There are various kinds of molds, from white mold to black mold, they can bring any kind of bacteria’s and illnesses into your house, which is why you need to get it tested and see what you’re dealing with.

If the test shows the problem isn’t that bad (most of the cases aren’t), you can clean it up yourself. You should know; however, this is a long process that requires sealing up the whole area of your home, special gear, and deep cleaning. As a result, you should consider contacting a professional mold remediation team, like SERVPRO of Park la Brea, to handle your mold damage needs!

Once all the cleaning is done, look for the original cause of the mold and repair it. Remember, most molds grow in humid, moist places, so keep an eye for any water leaks, broken pipes or places with unwanted condensation. Mold damage is not uncommon in even the most well-kept home. Mold damage in homes can be most seen in places with high levels of condensation, like the bathroom and kitchen.

Last, but not least, test for mold again. Keep in mind bacteria could still be around, the same as mold dust, and the only way to really know the mold is gone is to get your house tested again. In order to keep your family safe and healthy, call in the professionals to handle all of your mold needs. We can provide free inspections, estimates, and work with your insurance providers to complete the work! Mold cleanup and mold damage is something that should be handled by professionals, and we are here to help 24/7!

Los Angeles Fire Damage Restoration

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

A house fire can be a traumatic experience. It can have consequences far beyond the material losses of the fire. Keep reading to see three other ways a fire can affect your family and the signs you should look for. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty! Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call!

  1. Separation Anxiety
    Stress following a fire can manifest as an unwillingness to be separated from each other even for brief periods of time. If your spouse is reluctant to return to work or your children balk at going back to school after a fire, they may be experiencing separation anxiety.
  2. Sorrow and Loss A house fire can cause your family to lose some items that no amount of insurance can replace. Family photos, family heirlooms, and treasured trinkets cannot be replicated. Coping with these losses can lead to initial bouts of sadness and regret.

If you or your family experience either of these follow-up effects in the aftermath of a fire, consider seeking professional help. A therapist can help your family recover and thrive again. You’ve hired one set of pros to restore your home, now employ another kind of pro to restore your family. Remind the people you love that escaping and surviving the fire is the most important thing. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we understand how traumatic this experience can be and will always be here to help in whichever ways we can. Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA should be treated NOW!

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

As much as we would like to avoid water leaks, broken pipes, rain coming down our roof or sudden and unexpected bursts of water, sometimes water damage is unavoidable. However, it’s not impossible to deal with. Water damage is something that, on average, happens approximately 14,000 times a day in the United States. SERVPRO is here to help with any and all of these losses. Water damages are serious and should be treated by a professional water damage team in Los Angeles!

   Dealing with water damage will depend on where the damage was done. If we’re talking about our roofs leaking water through our ceilings, the best way to deal with it is by restoring the roof and waterproof it right away to avoid any future leaks. SERVPRO is here to help and provides excellent services in regard to water damage clean up, water remediation, and all other water removal needs.

   When it comes to indoor places inside your home getting flooded, make sure to call in SERVPRO to get all the water out and properly dry it and ventilate the area. We do this to avoid moisture and any kind of humidity that could set in and create mold. We are the leading providers for water damage clean up, water restoration, water damage, and water extraction.

   The same procedure applies for bathrooms and broken pipes or sinks. The most important thing to do is to get all the water out (and repair the leak immediately) and ventilate it right after. SERVPRO of Park la Brea can help you through any situation, from beginning to end! We step in right after water damage may occur and provide a certified water damage team to help through the tough times.

   Last, but not least, do not forget to also dry whatever got wet during the water damage. Furniture, clothes, books… These things can damage pretty quickly and even get mold too if you don’t take care of them as quickly as possible too. Ask SERVPRO about the different resources we have available to clean furniture, clothing, or even save damaged or wet documents! All this in addition to our premier water damage team, water cleanup skills, and water remediation work in the Los Angeles area.

Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles should be treated Immediately!

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody wants to deal with mold problems, but once you see mold in your house, you need to take care of it, immediately. Keep in mind, before you can do anything yourself, you should test the mold. Mold damage in older Los Angeles homes can be especially tricky! Here are a few tips to counter mold damages and are some tips before a mold remediation team gets on site!

There are various kinds of molds, from white mold to black mold, they can bring any kind of bacteria’s and illnesses into your house, which is why you need to get it tested and see what you’re dealing with.

If the test shows the problem isn’t that bad (most of the cases aren’t), you can clean it up yourself. You should know; however, this is a long process that requires sealing up the whole area of your home, special gear, and deep cleaning. As a result, you should consider contacting a professional mold remediation team, like SERVPRO of Park la Brea, to handle your mold damage needs!

Once all the cleaning is done, look for the original cause of the mold and repair it. Remember, most molds grow in humid, moist places, so keep an eye for any water leaks, broken pipes or places with unwanted condensation. Mold damage is not uncommon in even the most well-kept home. Mold damage in homes can be most seen in places with high levels of condensation, like the bathroom and kitchen.

Last, but not least, test for mold again. Keep in mind bacteria could still be around, the same as mold dust, and the only way to really know the mold is gone is to get your house tested again. In order to keep your family safe and healthy, call in the professionals to handle all of your mold needs. We can provide free inspections, estimates, and work with your insurance providers to complete the work! Mold cleanup and mold damage is something that should be handled by professionals, and we are here to help 24/7!

Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Most people think of mold as having only two colors – green and black. Mold actually comes in a variety of colors and knowing that can help you. Ignoring mold because you mistake its color for something other than what it is can allow it to grow and fester. Here are a few other colors you can be on the lookout for.

Brown or gray mold skulks around mostly outside your home. It can cling to bushes and shrubbery and blend right in, therefore going unnoticed. Blue or white mold is usually found on foods like cheese and can cause a nasty allergic reaction in addition to its ick factor. Pink mold frequently hides out in bathrooms. It can cling to fixtures and cause discoloration and can even be found in the residue from shampoo bottles. Mold damage, Mold cleanup, or any Mold remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Mold restoration and Mold damages are our specialty! Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call!

Walk through your home and take a good look around. Eliminate any sources of these colored molds and you’re well on your way to mold-proofing your home. Highly trained technicians for Mold damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Mold damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA? Call SERVPRO!

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can be a serious problem to anyone. Whether it comes from a leaking roof, an old pipe, or even sewage overflow, it’s not a nice thing to experience. This is why you should consider calling SERVPRO during a water damage you may encounter. SERVPRO is the number one provider for water damage, fire damage, and mold damage. SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the best choice for your water damage needs, including water clean-up and mold clean up! Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

   A restoration team is a team of professionals prepared to assist you during any kind of water damage. They don’t only have the knowledge to do so, but all the implements necessary to successfully get the water out of your home. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty!

   Restorations teams offer way more than just plumbing services. They assist you all the way from getting the water out, evaporate any remaining water, and avoiding any kind of humidification that could potentially happen. Water damage is a serious problem in a home which can lead to mold damage or can cause structural damage. SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the team to call!

   In the case of a flood, they’ll run a quick evaluation of the situation before starting to act not only to get the water out but to stop the leaking. SERVPRO would also save as many of your belongings as possible and restore the damage that was done. Water damage, if not treated immediately, can make the water damage go from a small loss to a large water damage loss very quickly! But SERVPRO is here to help! Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7.

   They know how to deal with water, whether it be rain, pipe leaks or any other kind of water damage, they will restore the part of your home that was damaged by it. By the time SERVPRO is done, they will leave things better than it was before! While there are many restoration teams in the market, we'd hope you'd consider calling SERVPRO, the most trusted, professional company in the market! Water damage, water cleanup, and any other losses, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

Mold Damage is Natural?

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Believe it or not, mold is a natural occurrence both indoors and out. Mold, unfortunately, can grow and thrive anywhere – on hard surfaces, paper, carpeting, and we’ve all seen moldy food, right? Mold becomes a problem, though, when it grows out of control indoors. Highly trained technicians for Mold damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Mold damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 As soon as you begin to see mold in your home, it’s crucial that you begin restoration as soon as possible. Some types of mold produce mycotoxins that irritate skin and air passages. Get rid of it. Here are three good reasons why:

  1. It’s unsightly. Mold, once it starts to grow, can creep up walls and crawl across ceilings. Yuck.
  2. If you ever plan to sell your home, eradicating mold is imperative. No one wants to purchase a moldy home. If you can sell it as-is, your asking price will be greatly reduced.
  3. Mold restoration is more than an investment in your home, it’s an investment in the health and safety of your family.

 Mold can impact the health of your family by causing allergic reactions, itching, and sneezing, and can make the air you breathe toxically. Don’t wait. Invest in quality mold restoration immediately. Mold damage, Mold cleanup, or any Mold remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Mold restoration and Mold damages are our specialties! Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call!

Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles needs to be treated immediately!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

If you’ve discovered mold in your home or business, the time to enact a thorough mold remediation is now. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like through a roof or plumbing leak. The removal of mold is something that should never be taken lightly. If mold gets into a porous surface, it can gradually eat away at it until there’s nothing left. Mold damage, Mold cleanup, or any Mold remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here.

Despite its insignificant appearance, mold can cause serious structural problems in your home or business. It is important to contact SERVPRO of Park La Brea as our team is experienced in mold remediation and ensuring its prevention of reoccurrence. Mold restoration and Mold damages are our specialty!

Mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.

Mold can be scary, but we shouldn't be afraid! While bleach may be your best cleaning friend, let SERVPRO of Park la Brea tag in on this moldy case! Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for Mold damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Mold damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA is more common than you think!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water can seriously damage your whole house in a matter of seconds. Sure, a little bit of water doesn’t seem like much, until a pipe leaks and you’ve got your whole house flooded with water! Now it’s time to call in SERVPRO. But before that, check this out! Water Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here.

Luckily for you, you can prevent water damage from happening in your home with just a few upgrades and little investment:

  1. Waterproof your roof. A leaking roof can mean a leaking ceiling, which can transform into ugly patches and even mold. To avoid this, simply waterproof your roof before the raining season begins.
  2. Check any old or leaking pipes. These are most likely to break and cause a huge flood, make sure to check them and change them or repair them as soon as you possibly can.
  3. Keep an eye out for humid spots. Dark spots on your walls or floors can mean there’s a pipe broken or a leak happening. If you spot any, make sure to call a restoration team or a plumbing service.
  4. Check your sewer system. A black water leak can easily happen too if you don’t take care of the pipes that create the sewer system of your home.

As you can see, preventing water damage can be done by taking proper care of your house every other month, and avoiding any kind of possible water leak. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles, we handle it all!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster in commercial buildings can happen more often than we think, and whether we like it or not, being prepared for any kind of fire, water, or natural disaster has to be a number one priority at the workplace. Older homes in Los Angeles are more likely to have water damage as a result of outdated construction practices, so here is how to prevent them!

The very first step towards preparing your tenants for a disaster has to be education. Inform them about what they should do in case they’re in the work place at the moment of an emergency. Would they know how to respond to a floor? Would they know where to go during a fire? How would they respond to a water damage?

Give them all the information they need to keep safe in any disaster situation, what they should and shouldn’t do. And once that’s done, make sure to supply the workplace with all the materials needed to survive these events, such as our Emergency Ready Plans. This plan can help in any cases of water damage in commercial buildings, water damage commercial properties, and more!

Fire extinguishers, alarm buttons, proper signalization in case they have to exit the building quickly… Whatever they might need. In order to prevent further damages and to keep everyone involved safe, you must take the necessary steps! We can set this up to prevent fire damage, fire damage in commercial buildings, and more! Call us today to schedule an Emergency Readiness Program Plan today - Free of charge!

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles? Call SERVPRO!

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

When your business is affected by water damage, fast action is crucial. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed! You have a lot to lose—documents, inventory, computers, equipment, and revenue when your business is closed. While you can prevent water damage, sometimes disasters happen. Commercial buildings are more likely to sustain large-scale water damage, and if you own a commercial property, knowing what to do in a water damage emergency situation can reduce your total losses, get you back to work sooner, and save you a lot of headaches along the way. Because commercial properties are usually unoccupied overnight, on weekends and on holidays, it is possible for significant damage to occur. Knowing what to do when disaster strikes can prevent you from experiencing unnecessary upsets for yourself, your employees, and your customers. Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7 for commercial needs.

There are many steps you’ll need to take to get your commercial property back in order following a water damaging event. Contacting SERVPRO of Park La Brea, skilled water damage restoration experts, is the best first step in getting your business property restored from a disaster. SERVPRO of Park la Brea can help your business become ready through our Emergency Readiness Program! Contact us today to make the change into a more prepared tomorrow! Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty, especially with commercial properties!

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles is Serious!

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

When you have a building that has been damaged by natural causes or by fire/water damage caused by internal issues or human error, it is extremely important to search for a professional team that will provide total restoration of the structure to its original state. In the words of SERVPRO of Park la Brea, someone to make it "Like it never even happened." Stopping water entry, getting rid of excess water and salvaging furniture and other items is not advised to do without professional assistance. You can risk upsetting the structure and can potentially harm yourself. While we've all considered the 'Do it yourself' method, it is important to call a professional, SERVPRO of Park la Brea, to assist in remediating and restoring your property. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here to help. Water restoration and water damages specifically are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call for all needs! We have Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7.

We can handle Water damage of any sizes!

Safety Tips for Commercial Water Damage Cleanup:

  • Turn off electricity
  • Do not use home or shop vacuums to remove water, to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Do not turn on heating or air conditioning units if the situation is sewage-related. This may spread contamination.
  • Wash your hands following contact with damaged items.

Mold Damage Remediation in Los Angeles in Bathrooms and Beyond!

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be harmless most of the times, however, there are cases in which people even dealing with white mold can become extremely hard, even dangerous. In which cases, you should call a professional to remove it. Mold damage in a Los Angeles home can be tricky to handle alone, but we are here to help! Mold clean-up is a process that requires special detail and equipment.

All of our SERVPRO teams are qualified to test and remove any kind of mold (yes, even black mold), and make all kinds of reparations needed to make sure you don’t even have to deal with bacterial growth again. Mold removal that is performed by SERVPRO is the best in the industry.

Keep in mind, removing mold requires a lot of hard work, especially if the mold has already spread throughout larges surfaces of your house. You’ll need professional gear and equipment to remove it, so make sure a qualified SERVPRO technician is there to help! Mold damage may seem scary, but it is easily treated!

Our team will remove the affected materials, clean it and make any other actions as needed. They’ll also go to the source of the problem (a water leak, a broken pipe...) and determine a fix immediately. As a result, we can easily perform mold removal, cleanup mold, and treat your mold damage.

Hiring a professional to remove mold and take care of any old leaks causing the problem, is one of the best decisions you’ll ever made, especially when you realize just how harmful mold can be to your health. Mold damage, mold clean up, mold remediation, we are here! SERVPRO is prepared to respond 24/7 to any of your restoration needs!

Local Restaurant Water Damage

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

We've all heard of Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, but trust me when we say, water damage is a true nightmare for a Kitchen! While many people think SERVPRO is limited to residential claims, we can travel and work in any area. In a place in which food is served, it is important to treat the area properly and professionally. Before SERVPRO, the SERVPRO of Park la Brea was in the restaurant industry; so, they mean business when tackling these losses. We know how urgent it is for businesses to jump back on their feet after a fire/water damage, and the SERVPRO team is the quickest to respond, the most trusted brand, and always ready to take on any size claim. We always like to leave things "Like it never even happened." Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes is welcomed! Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialties! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

Water Damage In Los Angeles

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

We've all used one. I bet you have more than a few in your house right now. But don't be mistaken! A Towel is NOT a Restoration company! While it may seem as though you are removing water efficiently from the surface of the flooring, water tends to travel in places most people have never thought of. Typically, moisture can be found in drywall, baseboards, flooring, subflooring, and even in the air! SERVPRO has all the essential tools to accurately measure, monitor and determine the extent of the damage. Removing the water at the moment may seem like a 'quick-fix', but without professional examination, a simple fix could turn into a very large and expensive problem. Next time this happens to you, put Mr. Towel on hold and call SERVPRO of Park la Brea! Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialties! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes is welcomed!

Mold Damage in Los Angeles

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is not uncommon in lots of homes, especially older homes in Los Angeles area. It’s not something you want to get used to or allow to grow unchecked. Once mold spores become visible in your home, your best bet is professional mold restoration. If you live in a balmy climate or your home isn’t well ventilated, try these five easy ways you can prevent the growth of mold. Mold damage, Mold cleanup, or any Mold remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Mold restoration and Mold damages are our specialties! Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call!


  1. Prime with a mold inhibiting primer before painting walls.

  2. Keep vents – especially bathroom vents – clear and open to help prevent moisture build-up.

  3. Fix drain leaks as soon as you notice them. A buildup of water in hidden areas is a breeding ground for mold.

  4. Avoid carpeted floors in basements that are prone to flooding.

  5. Make sure the boundary around your house slopes down so that rainwater runs away from your foundation.

 Remember the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? That’s never been truer than when dealing with mold. Mold restoration is the cure, but these helpful tips are prevention. Highly trained technicians for Mold damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Mold damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Mold Damage is Natural?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Believe it or not, mold is a natural occurrence both indoors and out. Mold, unfortunately, can grow and thrive anywhere – on hard surfaces, paper, carpeting, and we’ve all seen moldy food, right? Mold becomes a problem, though, when it grows out of control indoors. Highly trained technicians for Mold damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Mold damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 As soon as you begin to see mold in your home, it’s crucial that you begin restoration as soon as possible. Some types of mold produce mycotoxins that irritate skin and air passages. Get rid of it. Here are three good reasons why:

  1. It’s unsightly. Mold, once it starts to grow, can creep up walls and crawl across ceilings. Yuck.
  2. If you ever plan to sell your home, eradicating mold is imperative. No one wants to purchase a moldy home. If you can sell it as-is, your asking price will be greatly reduced.
  3. Mold restoration is more than an investment in your home, it’s an investment in the health and safety of your family.

 Mold can impact the health of your family by causing allergic reactions, itching, and sneezing, and can make the air you breathe toxically. Don’t wait. Invest in quality mold restoration immediately. Mold damage, Mold cleanup, or any Mold remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Mold restoration and Mold damages are our specialties! Mold damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Mold damage team to call!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The loss suffered in a fire can range from minimal to total. In the days following a fire, your mind will dwell mostly on the safety and wellbeing of your family. SERVPRO of Park la Brea takes the following three steps to assess the level of loss in your home.

 First, we will decide what is salvageable and what is not. We will dispose of any building materials damaged in the fire that no longer safely serve their purpose or no longer meet building and safety code specifications. Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

 Second, our fire restoration experts will then examine your home for any structural damage. This type of damage must be addressed as soon as possible to determine when it is safe for your family to reenter the home, to remove any wanted possessions or to take up residency while repairs are made. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty! Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call!

 Finally, we will calculate the number of financial resources it will take to restore your home to its previous state and to replace any damaged or destroyed personal property. The very first thing you should do after a fire is to take care of your family. The next step is to call on SERVPRO of Park la Brea who can help restore your home and peace of mind with our fire damage experts.

Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Ugly brown rings on the ceiling are a sure sign of water damage. Here are three unusual things you might not know are indicators of water damage. Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

  1. The Nose Knows
    If you notice a musty smell, don’t cover it up with air freshener or Damp Rid. Track it down and you’re likely to find invisible water damage.
  2. A Surge In Water Bills
    If your water bill skyrockets and your water consumption doesn’t, it’s a sure sign of a leak. Follow the money to find a hidden leak that could be causing major damage.
  3. Loose Tiles and Grout
    If the tiles and grout in your shower are impossible to clean or are loose or jiggly, there’s probably a leak caused by water damage in the wall behind the tiles.

Be on the lookout for these hidden clues and you’ll save yourself time and money. Don’t ignore them because the longer they go unchecked, the worse the problem gets. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty! Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call!

Water Damage Restoration In Los Angeles

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Flood waters are not clean water; therefore, most porous building materials must be removed and replaced with new materials. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty area!

Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call for your needs!

Steps You Can Take Before The Professional from SERVPRO Arrives:

  • If at all possible, stop the water at its source.
  • Remove loose items from floors.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture to avoid any damage.
  • Remove colored rugs and other items that may stain floor coverings.
  • Take out wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Pin up any draperies or furniture skirts to keep them as dry as possible and to prevent staining.
  • Position plastic blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on and open windows for maximum drying in summer.
  • Move art and other decors to a dry place.

Most importantly, make sure that you and your family are safe and out of harm's way. If any of these tasks put you or your family in harm, don't do it! While these may alleviate some of the damage, it is always better to let the professionals handle it. Highly trained technicians here for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7 for any need. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed, call us today!!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles can be dangerous!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage, the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home almost noxious to live in. Both can create irritating odors, discolored walls or ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration of ash left over. Fire damage, Fire cleanup, or any Fire remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here. Fire restoration and Fire damages are our specialty!

SERVPRO of Park La Brea knows just how devastating a fire can be. Our team is trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Our Fire restoration process involves:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

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

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

All in all, while this may seem like a long and complicated process, we are here to ease your mind and take away your worries. We are here to help you in your time of need. While we hope a disaster like this never happens to you, we hope that if it does, you are prepared. Fire damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the Fire damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for Fire damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Fire damage of any sizes are welcomed!

Storm Water Damage Restoration in Los Angeles, CA may happen one day!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Strong winds and strong rainwater can do the most damage to the interior and exterior of your home, which can be devastating. After your home is damaged by wind or other natural elements, the storm isn't necessarily over; in fact, it might be just the beginning. Water restoration and water damages are our specialty!

Common types of damage after a storm include roof, window, and structural damage as well as exterior damage. You’ve seen it in the news. Extreme (and some not-so-extreme) weather events are leaving their mark on homes and properties across America. Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your home but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Park La Brea understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. Water damage, water cleanup, or any water remediation needs, SERVPRO of Park la Brea is here.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea professionals have the credentials, expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Park La Brea has the equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end. Water damage restoration isn’t easy, but SERVPRO is here to help! SERVPRO of Park la Brea is the water damage team to call! Highly trained technicians for water damage restoration needs are available 24/7. Water damage of any sizes are welcomed!

So, when an emergency situation arises in your home or business, give SERVPRO of Park La Brea a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles can happen one day. Be Prepared!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Home fires, no matter what caused them, can be extremely scary. But keep calm and learn what to do if a fire happens in your home. This is how to get everyone out safely and as soon as possible. Fire damage is not something that should be taken lightly, and fire cleanup and fire remediation teams should be contacted immediately.

The very first thing you need to do is alert everyone, but make sure not to panic. If there’s a kitchen fire, or if an electrical failure caused a fire, alert everyone as soon as you see it or sense the smoke. These are the first steps of serious fire damage. SERVPRO is here!

Once everyone is aware, follow the escape plan you had when you learned how to be prepared for a fire. It’s extremely important you know the best route out of the house and guide everyone out as quickly as possible. Safety is always our number one priority with any fire damage and through every fire cleanup. SERVPRO will help.

While you’re heading out, remember not to go back or delay to look for material things, go to the door and get out. In case you can’t walk, or can’t see due to the smoke damage, crawl to the floor and move like that until you reach the door. Smoke and Soot can make the conditions of the home very unsafe during fire damage. SERVPRO is the way to go!

Again, if by any chances you’re caught on fire, remember to immediately stop, drop and roll to stop your clothes from burning and getting bad burn injuries on your body. Once you’re out, count everyone to make sure you are all safe. Los Angeles homes, typically older homes, are more likely to suffer from more serious fire damage. As a result, it is important to contact a fire remediation team immediately for fire clean up!

Last, but not least, call 911 as soon as you have the chance. Don’t try to investigate the fire or go back in for personal belongings for any reason. Once the fire department has marked the area safe to enter, call SERVPRO of Park la Brea for a quote and to treat the fire damage!

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles. Are you prepared?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Although preventing a fire should always be a priority, sometimes accidents happen and we still need to be prepared to run away from the fire, the ashes and the smoke. Lucky, preparing for such an event is easier than you think.

  1. Have Smoke alarms set. These alarms can detect fire pretty quickly and go off the second they sense smoke, potentially saving your life. Install them all around the house, not just near the kitchen.
  2. Have a fire extinguisher ready at all times to disperse smoke and put down the fire, especially near the kitchen area, since most accidents like these are kitchen fires.
  3. Make sure you have an escape route. During the fires, the ashes and smoke can be pretty deceiving, so make sure you know your way out.
  4. Learn how to stop, drop, and roll. This simple technique can not only stop your clothes from burning, but it can stop the fire overall and avoid a bad burn.
    Learn how to move by crawling on the floor and avoiding all the smoke floating around. This particular one can potentially gain you more time and help you escape quickly.

Being prepared for a fire is all about planning ahead and controlling yourself in the situation. Fire and smoke can be terrifying but being prepared and knowing what to do could save your life.

Fire Damage Restoration in Los Angeles in any home!

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

First and foremost, fires can be extremely dangerous and scary if they are not dealt with promptly. In most cases, fires are caused by simple mistakes. Left the stove top on? Forgot the lasagna in the oven? Didn't burn out that candle? These are all, simply ways in which a fire can start. Fire damage in the Los Angeles area, considering our tight community, is very impactful. Fire cleanup, fire damage, and fire remediation specialists are here to help at SERVPRO of Park la Brea

For starters, when it comes to preventing kitchen fires, never leave your kitchen unattended when cooking. Keep stoves with hot oil in the back of the kitchen at all times, and never leave without turning them off. Same goes for when using the oven, never leave it alone. Fire damage is unforgivable! But the fire cleanup team is here to help! Soot clean up, smoke removal, and more!

When it comes to the rest of the house, follow these simple tips to prevent fires in your home:

  1. Do not leave any flammables near the kitchen. Nor sprays, oils, cleaning utensils. Absolutely nothing that can burn quickly.
  2. Keep an eye for old outlets extenders or old chargers. They can heat up and explode, causing an electrical failure at home, and even a huge fire.
  3. Never, ever, extinguish oil fire with water! This can cause a reaction and the fire would just spread, burning everything nearby.
  4. Pay attention to weird smokes or odd odors, these can tell you when something in your house is burning up and you can stop it before it turns to a whole house fire.

How Water Travels to Your Home

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Is the water that travels to your pool the same as the water that travels to your sink?

Having running water at home it’s one of those things we don’t stop to appreciate enough. Sure, opening up your tap and getting water it’s great, but do you really know how water travels through your home to make that possible?

   Believe it or not, understanding the plumbing system that goes through your house and how those pipes work is actually easier than you think. If you didn’t know it by now, here’s how water gets through your house every day:

  1. The main line: This water line is connected to the city’s main pipes, that’s where you get all your water from.
  2. The Waterline: This is a huge pipe that takes the water from the main line directly to your home. It’s usually buried very deep on the ground, and you’ll never see it.
  3. The Inside pipes: Once the water is in your home, it gets split into two main pipes, one for the cold water, and the other for the hot water. They both go through your pipelines into your sink, shower, bath and more, but only the hot water lines go through your water heater.

It is easy to overlook the many things that make our lives easier, however, it is always nice to be able to appreciate these once in a while! 

Water Damages Can Get Out of Hand Quick!

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

A pipe broke in a bathroom, was not promptly fixed, and required much more remediation work!

Water damages are very real and can put you and your house in danger. And they usually happen because we didn’t pay enough attention to minor problems going on in our houses.

Not all water damages necessarily have to bea full flood, but they can turn into that if you don’t take care of the leaking pipes and old plumbing system in your house. You see, something as little as a leaking pipe in your sink can become a mold problem in a matter of weeks.

Leaving water problems unattended can bring many problems to your home. Leaking pipes can lead to humid places, which can lead to mold. Not to mention, water can even corrode your old pipes, and even leak through your roof and walls.

Water damages are serious and should be treated as such. Don’t let a leaking pipe or an old plumbing system deteriorate the state and value of your home. Take care of it, restore it if you can, and save yourself from all that trouble.

Causes of Home Fires

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

A small candle fire caused all of this damage!

Whether we liked it or not, home fires are very common, and the truth is, they can be caused by anything. It’s not only about a hot stove left unattended, or an overheated oven anymore, there are many things in your home that can potentially cause a fire.

  1. Kitchen Fires: Probably the most common ones, kitchen fires happen all over the country. Hot stoves, hot cooking oil, heated ovens and flammable objects near a fire, all can turn into a horrible accident.
  2. Electric Fires: Leaving your electronics plugged in overnight can potentially overheat the outlet and cause an electric failure that turns into a house fire.
  3. Candles/Matches: Lighting up a fire or a match in the wrong place can also start a fire, especially if you leave candles on flammable surfaces, it can lead to the fire spreading and burning everything on its path.

   As you can see, a lot of things can burn and start a fire. However, it is very easy to prevent these kinds of scenarios. There are many precautionary measures to make sure this does not happen. Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea to find out how! 

Fire? Smoke? Soot? Oh my.

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses our high-efficiency air scrubber to remove airborne particles that are invisible to the human eye!

Small fires don’t stop when you extinguish them away. Sure, the fire is gone, but the smoke, heat, and ashes can cause just as many problems to your house, turning a small fire into major damages.

For example, small fires can leave big marks on your walls, floors, and ceilings due to the heat coming from the flames. These types of marks are usually black and are extremely hard to remove.

Not only that, the smoke and ashes from a small fire can damage your electronics. Actually, smoke can get into electronic devices, causing them to malfunction and even cause the circuits to fail.

More so, the heat itself can melt objects that the fire didn’t get to touch. This includes electric outlets, electronics, clothes… Whatever was near the small fire at the moment it happened. Not to mention the smoke and burnt odor that can stay in your house for days, weeks, or months.

Asmall fire can be the cause of major damages around your house, even after the fire itself has been put away. Because of this, it is important to have your property checked, even if there is not substantial visual damage, by a professional!

My Milkshake Brings All the Mold to the Yard

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growth on gypsum board, also known as drywall!

Yes, that same mold we so desperately try to get rid off because it’s full of bacteria, that same mold we hate seeing, it’s actually everywhere! And it is way more common than you actually think.

Not only can mold be easily found outdoors (since it grows naturally there) but, believe it or not, it can grow indoors pretty much on almost everything. To give you an idea, here’s some places you can find mold:

  1. You can find mold in humid places: Under your sink, over your old leaking pipes, on your bathroom, your basement… Pretty much anywhere that’s humid and has water nearby.
  2. You can find mold in wood:Wood walls, wood floors, all kinds of wood products can bring mold into your house whenever they’re exposed to humidity.
  3. You can find mold in various foods: Old veggies, bread, fruit and even meat can grow mold pretty quickly too.
  4. You can find mold in your yard!: Yes, mold can also grow in your very own backyard, since fallen leaves are a perfect place for mold growth.

But don’t worry, although mold is everywhere, there’s still a lot you can do to prevent it from spreading through your home. Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea if you have any questions in regards to mold or bacterial growth!

Stinky Feet? Check for Mold!

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

From an inch to a yard, how quickly mold can grow!

Believe it or not, not all the mold you see is bad for you. Actually, mold is pretty much everywhere around you, both in your house and outside of it, you just don’t really notice it.

And although there are some types of mold (Like black mold) that are full of bacteria and can be very bad for you and your home, most of it is pretty much harmless. You just have to learn how to differentiate between them.

  • OK mold: These are the kind you can find outside your home, that is pretty much everywhere. Then there’s the kind used in medicine and in some foods (like cheese!). And last, but not least, there’s regular mold growth, because yes, mold grows in your house (in your shower, windows, sink...)While you should not be too worried about this type of mold, it is important to capture it early before it grows into something more dangerous!
  • Bad mold: Also known as black mold, this is the kind that grows in places that are the perfect environment for mold growth like wood floors, wood products, and even walls. This kind of mold spreads bacteria through the air, making it extremely dangerous. This type of mold can form extremely quickly, so being proactive is very important!

Mold shouldn't be scary! However, unless a professional is involved, you should not underestimate the power of mold!

Your Building, Their Safety!

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

From a small building to a skyscraper, have an ERP ready!

Every commercial building should be prepared for any kind of disaster. Let it be a tower, a mall, or even a department store, all should have an evacuation plan ready in case something bad happens.

Whether it’s a fire, a water flood or even an earthquake, these kinds of places need to be prepared to face situations like these and be able to successfully evacuate everyone and keep them safe.

Evacuations plans are all about planning ahead and being prepared. Here are good tips all commercial buildings should follow:

  1. Create different emergency escape routes that are both visible and accessible to everyone.
  2. Teach your employees or staff members what to do in case of a disaster, and how to guide people into these safe areas.
  3. Keep fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, emergency buttons and such in check and functioning at all times.
  4. Have an evacuation policy that covers all the procedures in case of a disaster.

The best part is, SERVPRO of Park la Brea can do all of this for you with our Emergency ReadinessProgram! Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Build For Success, Plan for Anything!

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

A giant stairwell in a highrise building. A great example of a well-executed emergency exit!

Disaster can happen at any time, and commercial buildings need to be prepared to face these kinds of situations. They need to have evacuation systems that will lead everyone to the nearest exit. And to do that, backup generators and emergency lights are necessary.

Whenever a disaster happens, especially during natural disasters, the power could go off, leaving everyone in the dark. That’s when back up generators come in and offer a solution.

Meanwhile, emergency lights run on batteries that can last up to 2 hours and are great to light up the path towards the emergency escape routes, backup generators are needed to power up fire alarms, more lights and other life safety equipment.

That’s why it is so important for commercial buildings to have both backup generators and emergency lights installed, and why it’s vital to check them regularly and make sure they’re working just fine. Don't know where to start? Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea to get started!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Although water traveled under this carpet, we were able to successfully dry and save it from being removed!

There are many ways rainstorms can cause excessive damage to your home. It’s not only because of the great amount of water pouring down the sky but because of all the differenttypes of damages that come with it.

  • Water: Due to the massive amount of water that pours down during a rainstorm, water could not only leak through your roof, but your house could be in risk of experiences a major flood due to all the sewers and plumbing systems being over flooded.
  • Lightning: Not only water can cause damage, but lightning strikes too. If a lightning strikes your house, it could damage every electronic that was puggled into an outlet, and even cause an electric failure, resulting in a fire.
  • Wind: The rapid and strong winds coming from a rainstorm can easily knock trees out, shatter windows and even cause damage to your roof and ceiling.

Rainstorms can be extremely damaging, however, there are ways to prevent these events and prepare your house for these kinds of situations. Call SERVPRO of Park la Brea to make sure you and your home are prepared for any type of storm!

I Bless the Rains Down in Africa

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Although we had to remove drywall, we saved this property from much more damage!

Rain Storms, lightning storms, and even hurricanes can damage your home in more ways than you might think. These natural powerhouses can be extremely dangerous if you aren’t well prepared.

  • They can cause floods: Due to the excessive rains and over flooded sewers it’s very likely your house could experience a flood during a storm.
  • They can damage your house foundations: Water leaking through your floor, roof and walls could seriously damage your house foundations to the core.
  • They can damage your electronics: Lightning strikes during rain storms could strike your house, causing all the electronics (small or big) to malfunction or even be damaged for good.
  • They can damage the exterior of your house: During storms, strong winds can pick up bushes and branches, and even knock out trees that could very easily shatter your windows.
  • They can cause material losses: Furniture, clothes, electronics, food… It can all be easily ruined by water.

As you might notice, nature is a force not to be reckoned with, but although we can’t control it, preparing your house for water damage, can potentially save you thousands of dollars in reparations later.

How to Prepare your Tenants for A Disaster

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

From the ceiling to the basement. Because the staff wasn't trained with how to deal with water damage, it flooded the entire building!

Disaster in commercial buildings can happen more often than we think, and whether we like it or not, being prepared for any kind of fire, water, or natural disaster has to be a number one priority at the workplace.

The very first step towards preparing your tenants for a disaster has to be education. Inform them about what they should do in case they’re in the work place at the moment of an emergency. Would they know how to respond to a floor? Would they know where to go during a fire?

Give them all the information they need to keep safe in any disaster situation, what they should and shouldn’t do. And once that’s done, make sure to supply the workplace with all the materials needed to survive these events, such as our Emergency Ready Plans.

Fire extinguishers, alarm buttons, proper signalization in case they have to exit the building quickly… Whatever they might need. In order to prevent further damages and to keep everyone involved safe, you must take the necessary steps! Call us today to schedule an Emergency Readiness Program Plan today - Free of charge!

How to Prevent Mold Growth at Home

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growing in moist, damp, hard to reach areas.

From white mold to black mold, having these kinds of problems are way more common than you think. Yes, dealing with all the bacteria and potential diseases these things bring can be hard, but there are ways to prevent them.

Mold grows in areas where there’s moisture or unwanted condensation . This means, wherever there’s a leak, a broken pipe, or a humid place in your house, it’s potential a great spot for mold growth.

Prevent mold growth by keeping all areas of your house properly ventilated and dry. Take a moment to do a quick inspection of your house and recognize the places that need to be checked immediately.

Make sure whatever unwanted wet area is dried immediately; same goes for ventilating any area of your house that could potentially hold moisture and grow black mold. Remember, mold grows in moist/humid places, which can be easily avoided by keeping everything dry and ventilated.

Check your floor tiles to make sure they’re fine, under your sink, repair all broken leaking pipes, keep your bedroom ventilated at all times and keep and eye for dark/humid places at home… Just by doing that, you can easily prevent mold growth. If you notice excessive moisture, or have any bad odors that you cant explain, give us a call to schedule a free inspection!

Should I handle Mold Myself?

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can be sneaky. Make sure if you find mold, that you determine its source too!

Nobody wants to deal with mold problems, but once you see mold in your house, you need to take care of it, immediately. Keep in mind, before you can do anything yourself, you should test the mold.

There are various kinds of molds, from white mold to black mold, they can bring any kind of bacterias and illnesses into your house, which is why you need to get it tested and see what you’re dealing with.

If the test shows the problem isn’t that bad (most of the cases aren’t), you can clean it up yourself. You should know, however, this is a long process that requires sealing up the whole area of your home, special gear, and deep cleaning.

Once all the cleaning is done, look for the original cause of the mold and repair it. Remember, most molds grow in humid, moist places, so keep an eye for any water leaks, broken pipes or places with unwanted condensation.

Last, but not least, test for mold again. Keep in mind bacterias could still be around, the same as mold dust, and the only way to really know the mold is gone is to get your house tested again. In order to keep your family safe and healthy, call in the professionals to handle all of your mold needs. We can provide free inspections, estimates, and work with your insurance providers to complete the work!

SERVPRO is the Team for you!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

The growth was small, but without proper treatment, spread everywhere!

Mold can be harmless most of the times, however, there are cases in which people even dealing with white mold can become extremely hard, even dangerous. In which cases, you should call a professional to remove it.

All of our SERVPRO teams are qualified to test and remove any kind of mold (yes, even black mold), and make all kinds of reparations needed to make sure you don’t even have to deal with bacterial growth again.

Keep in mind, removing mold requires a lot of hard work, especially if the mold has already spread throughout larges surfaces of your house. You’ll need professional gear and equipment to remove it, so make sure a qualified SERVPRO technician is there to help!

Our team will remove the affected materials, clean it and make any other actions as needed. They’ll also go to the source of the problem (a water leak, a broken pipe...) and determine a fix immediately.

Hiring a professional to remove mold and take care of any old leaks causing the problem, is one of the best decisions you’ll ever made, especially when you realize just how harmful mold can be to your health. SERVPRO is prepared to respond 24/7 to any of your restoration needs!

Fires, How To Prevent them!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

A beautiful home damaged by kitchen smoke damage!

First and foremost, fires can be extremely dangerous and scary if they are not dealt with promptly. In most cases, fires are caused by simple mistakes. Left the stove top on? Forgot the lasagna in the oven? Didn't burn out that candle? These are all, simply ways in which a fire can start.

For starters, when it comes to preventing kitchen fires, never leave your kitchen unattended when cooking. Keep stoves with hot oil in the back of the kitchen at all times, and never leave without turning them off. Same goes for when using the oven, never leave it alone.

When it comes to the rest of the house, follow these simple tips to prevent fires in your home:

  1. Do not leave any flammables near the kitchen. Nor sprays, oils, cleaning utensils. Absolutely nothing that can burn quickly.
  2. Keep an eye for old outlets extenders or old chargers. They can heat up and explode, causing an electrical failure at home, and even a huge fire.
  3. Never, ever, extinguish oil fire with water! This can cause a reaction and the fire would just spread, burning everything nearby.
  4. Pay attention to weird smokes or odd odors, these can tell you when something in your house is burning up and you can stop it before it turns to a whole house fire.

Fires will Burn without an Alarm!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

A Fire Alarm on the ceiling of this long hallway!

Although preventing a fire should always be a priority, sometimes accidents happen and we still need to be prepared to run away from the fire, the ashes and the smoke. Lucky, preparing for such an event is easier than you think.

  1. Have Smoke alarms set. These alarms can detect fire pretty quickly and go off the second they sense smoke, potentially saving your life. Install them all around the house, not just near the kitchen.
  2. Have a fire extinguisher ready at all times to disperse smoke and put down the fire, especially near the kitchen area, since most accidents like these are kitchen fires.
  3. Make sure you have an escape route. During the fires, the ashes and smoke can be pretty deceiving, so make sure you know your way out.
  4. Learn how to stop, drop, and roll. This simple technique can not only stop your clothes from burning, but it can stop the fire overall and avoid a bad burn.
    5.Learn how to move by crawling on the floor and avoiding all the smoke floating around. This particular one can potentially gain you more time and help you escape quickly.

Being prepared for a fire is all about planning ahead and controlling yourself in the situation. Fire and smoke can be terrifying, but being prepared and knowing what to do could save your life.

How to evacuate a Fire!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Home fires can happen in even the newest of homes!

Home fires, no matter what caused them, can be extremely scary. But keep calm, and learn what to do if a fire happens in your home. This is how to get everyone out safely and as soon as possible.
The very first thing you need to do is alert everyone, but make sure not to panic. If there’s a kitchen fire, or if an electrical failure caused a fire, alert everyone as soon as you see it or sense the smoke.
Once everyone is aware, follow the escape plan you had when you learned how to be prepared for a fire. It’s extremely important you know the best route out of the house and guide everyone out as quickly as possible.
While you’re heading out, remember not to go back or delay to look for material things, go to the door and get out. In case you can’t walk, or can’t see due to the smoke damage, crawl to the floor and move like that until you reach the door.
Again, if by any chances you’re caught on fire, remember to immediately stop, drop and roll to stop your clothes from burning and getting bad burn injuries on your body. Once you’re out, count everyone to make sure you are all safe.
Last, but not least, call 911 as soon as you have the chance. Don’t try to investigate the fire or go back in for personal belongings for any reason.

Water Damages are sometimes Unavoidable!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO set up equipment to reduce the chance of bacterial growth after a water damage!

   As much as we would like to avoid water leaks, broken pipes, rain coming down our roof or sudden and unexpected bursts of water, sometimes water damage is unavoidable. However, it’s not impossible to deal with.
   Dealing with water damage will depend on where the damage was done. If we’re talking about our roofs leaking water through our ceilings, the best way to deal with it is by restoring the roof and waterproof it right away to avoid any future leaks.
   When it comes to indoor places inside your home getting flooded, make sure to call in SERVPRO to get all the water out and properly dry it and ventilate the area. We do this to avoid moisture and any kind of humidity that could set in and create mold.
   The same procedure applies for bathrooms and broken pipes or sinks. The most important thing to do is to get all the water out (and repair the leak immediately) and ventilate it right after.
   Last, but not least, do not forget to also dry whatever got wet during the water damage. Furniture, clothes, books… These things can damage pretty quickly and even get mold too if you don’t take care of them as quickly as possible too. Ask SERVPRO about the different resources we have available to clean furniture, clothing, or even save damaged or wet documents! 

Restoration Team? Choose SERVPRO

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO extracting water from tile floor that was recently installed!

Water damage can be a serious problem to anyone. Whether it comes from a leaking roof, an old pipe, or even sewage overflow, it’s not a nice thing to experience. This is why you should consider calling SERVPRO during a water damage you may encounter.
   A restoration team is a team of professionals prepared to assist you during any kind of water damage. They don’t only have the knowledge to do so, but all the implements necessary to successfully get the water out of your home.
   Restorations teams offer way more than just plumbing services. They assist you all the way from getting the water out, evaporate any remaining water, and avoiding any kind of humidification that could potentially happen.
   In the case of a flood, they’ll run a quick evaluation of the situation before starting to act not only to get the water out but to stop the leaking. SERVPRO would also save as many of your belongings as possible, and restore the damage that was done.
   They know how to deal with water, whether it be rain, pipe leaks or any other kind of water damage, they will restore the part of your home that was damaged by it. By the time SERVPRO is done, they will leave things better than it was before! While there are many restoration teams in the market, we'd hope you'd consider calling SERVPRO, the most trusted, professional company in the market!

You can Prevent some Water Damages!

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

As water traveled through the roof, it needed to be opened to fully dry the area. Just make sure this is handled by a professional, like SERVPRO!

Water can seriously damage your whole house in a matter of seconds. Sure, a little bit of water doesn’t seem like much, until a pipe leaks and you’ve got your whole house flooded with water! Now its time to call in SERVPRO. But before that, check this out!
Luckily for you, you can prevent water damage from happening in your home with just a few upgrades and little investment:

  1. Waterproof your roof. A leaking roof can mean a leaking ceiling, which can transform into ugly patches and even mold. To avoid this, simply waterproof your roof before the raining season begins.
  2. Check any old or leaking pipes. These are most likely to break and cause a huge flood, make sure to check them and change them or repair them as soon as you possibly can.
  3. Keep an eye out for humid spots. Dark spots on your walls or floors can mean there’s a pipe broken or a leak happening. If you spot any, make sure to call a restoration team or a plumbing service.
  4. Check your sewer system. A black water leak can easily happen too if you don’t take care of the pipes that create the sewer system of your home.

As you can see, preventing water damage can be done by taking proper care of your house every other month, and avoiding any kind of possible water leak.

Problems Caused by Storms

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

This damaged ceiling was caused by a recent rain storm.

Strong winds and strong rainwater can do the most damage to the interior and exterior of your home, which can be devastating. After your home is damaged by wind or other natural elements, the storm isn't necessarily over; in fact, it might be just the beginning.

Common types of damage after a storm include roof, window, and structural damage as well as exterior damage. You’ve seen it in the news. Extreme (and some not-so-extreme) weather events are leaving their mark on homes and properties across America. Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your home but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Park La Brea understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea professionals have the credentials, expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. SERVPRO of Park La Brea has the equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

So when an emergency situation arises in your home or business, give SERVPRO of Park La Brea a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storms Are Unavoidable Events

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Lifting wooden floor caused by water damage.

There are certain things that we are unable to control in this world and Mother Nature is truly one of them. Being prepared is our only true weapon against any kind of natural disaster and having SERVPRO of Park La Brea by your side is always going to be the best alternative when searching for the most optimum restoration team. SERVPRO Of Park La Brea professionals are prepared for the unpredictable, whether you ’re dealing with: 

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Wildfires

Our team is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With SERVPRO of Park La Brea maintenance team and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry.

Important Steps In Fire Restoration

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke residue caused by a fire in home.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Not only can the flames cause enormous damage, the ash, soot and smoke residue that remains will make the home almost noxious to live in. Both can create irritating odors, discolored walls or ceilings and cause breathing issues if there is a high concentration of ash left over.

SERVPRO of Park La Brea knows just how devastating a fire can be. Our team is trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Our Fire restoration process involves:

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

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

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

All in all, while this may seem like a long and complicated process, we are here to ease your mind and take away your worries. We are here to help you in your time of need. While we hope a disaster like this never happens to you, we hope that if it does, you are prepared.

Mold Should Never Be Taken Lightly

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Sitting water in a basement causing mold to begin grow.

If you’ve discovered mold in your home or business, the time to enact a thorough mold remediation is now. Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like through a roof or plumbing leak. The removal of mold is something that should never be taken lightly. If mold gets into a porous surface, it can gradually eat away at it until there’s nothing left. 

Despite its insignificant appearance, mold can cause serious structural problems in your home or business. It is important to contact SERVPRO of Park La Brea as our team is experienced in mold remediation and ensuring its prevention of reoccurrence.

Mold facts: 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 

Mold can be scary, but we shouldn't be afraid! While bleach may be your best cleaning friend, let SERVPRO of Park la Brea tag in on this moldy case! 

When Disaster Strikes Your Business

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

This commercial room obtained mold growth from sitting water pipe leakage.

When your business is affected bywater damage, fast action is crucial. You have a lot to lose—documents, inventory, computers, equipment, and revenue when your business is closed. While you can prevent water damage, sometimes disasters happen. Commercial buildings are more likely to sustain large-scale water damage, and if you own a commercial property, knowing what to do in a water damage emergency situation can reduce your total losses, get you back to work sooner, and save you a lot of headaches along the way. Because commercial properties are usually unoccupied overnight, on weekends and on holidays, it is possible for significant damage to occur. Knowing what to do when disaster strikes can prevent you from experiencing unnecessary upsets for yourself, your employees, and your customers.

There are many steps you’ll need to take to get your commercial property back in order following a water damaging event. Contacting SERVPRO of Park La Brea, skilled water damage restoration experts,is the best first step in getting your business property restored from a disaster. SERVPRO of Park la Brea can help your business become ready through our Emergency Readiness Program! Contact us today to make the change into a more prepared tomorrow!

Commercial Building Safety Tips

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Collapsed drywall ceiling caused by a rainstorm in a commercial building.

When you have a building that has been damaged by natural causes or by fire/water damage caused by internal issues or human error, it is extremely important to search for a professional team that will provide total restoration of the structure to its original state. In the words of SERVPRO of Park la Brea, someone to make it "Like it never even happened." Stopping water entry, getting rid of excess water and salvaging furniture and other items is not advised to do without professional assistance. You can risk upsetting the structure and can potentially harm yourself. While we've all considered the 'Do it yourself' method, it is important to call a professional, SERVPRO of Park la Brea, to assist in remediating and restoring your property.

Safety Tips for Commercial Water Damage Cleanup:

  • Turn off electricity
  • Do not use home or shop vacuums to remove water, to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Do not turn on heating or air conditioning units if the situation is sewage-related. This may spread contamination.
  • Wash your hands following contact with damaged items.

Steps You Can Take Before SERVPRO Arrives

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Water mitigation performed after the flood on the bathroom floor. Affected porous materials must be removed as flood water is extremely contaminated.

Flood waters are not clean water; therefore, most porous building materials must be removed and replaced with new materials.

Steps You Can Take Before The Professional from SERVPRO Arrives:

  • If at all possible, stop the water at its source.
  • Remove loose items from floors.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture to avoid any damage.
  • Remove colored rugs and other items that may stain floor coverings.
  • Take out wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Pin up any draperies or furniture skirts to keep them as dry as possible and to prevent staining.
  • Position plastic blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on and open windows for maximum drying in summer.
  • Move art and other decors to a dry place.

Most importantly, make sure that you and your family are safe and out of harm's way. If any of these tasks put you or your family in harm, don't do it! While these may alleviate some of the damage, it is always better to let the professionals handle it. 

Emergency Ready Program!

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Our ERP may be the right fit for your business!

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as a fire or water damage, never reopen! Of the business that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

Are You "Ready for whatever happens?"

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether its a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the events happens, but well before it happens.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program. Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company.

By working with SERVPRO of Park La Brea to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is the leader in water and fire restoration and remediation and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Help us help you become "Ready for whatever happens!"

Do's and Dont's on Water Damage In Your Home

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Basement in which has been flooded by a recent storm. This water can be dangerous to your health!

Storm damage can happen at any time and can cause serious damage to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding while the strong winds can cause roof damage to your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with the damages will help you be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.

Water Damage From Contaminated Water

DO:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON’T:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness of exposed to the contaminated areas.

By following these simple Do's and Dont's, you can help prevent further damage from occurring in your home! However, don't wait too long before contacting the experts at SERVPRO of Park la Brea!

Interruption In Your Home Can Be Stressful

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

Your contents are not safe with a simple piece of plastic! Let us help you determine if a move out is right for you!

We understand the value and importance of being able to return home after a storm or other catastrophic event. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we approach each home as though it was our own; treating it with the utmost respect and dignity it deserves. If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO Of Park La Brea can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area in order to better assess and treat the damage. While moving outs of the affected areas are not always our first choice, sometimes it is necessary to efficiently service the area. Here are some reasons a move out may be right for you:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When all restoration services have been completed, SERVPRO of Park la Brea can help assess the area, and determine whether or not the home is safe and secure to return to. Our most important goal is making sure you and your family are safe from any type of harmful damage. You will return back into your home "Like it never even happened."

3 Uncommon Signs of Water Damage in Los Angeles

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Discolored ceiling is clear indication of water damage in Los Angeles apartment.

Ugly brown rings on the ceiling are a sure sign of water damage. Here are three unusual things you might not know are indicators of water damage.

  1. The Nose Knows
    If you notice a musty smell, don’t cover it up with air freshener or Damp Rid. Track it down and you’re likely to find invisible water damage.
  2. A Surge In Water Bills
    If your water bill skyrockets and your water consumption doesn’t, it’s a sure sign of a leak. Follow the money to find a hidden leak that could be causing major damage.
  3. Loose Tiles and Grout
    If the tiles and grout in your shower are impossible to clean or are loose or jiggly, there’s probably a leak caused by water damage in the wall behind the tiles.

Be on the lookout for these hidden clues and you’ll save yourself time and money. Don’t ignore them because the longer they go unchecked, the worse the problem gets.

Why Its Important to have SERVPRO on site immediately!

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Making sure to call SERVPRO of Park la Brea early can save you from a lot of excess damage!

Water damage is more than unsightly. It can be expensive and it can poses a serious health risk. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we always have competitive prices for top quality work. But until we are on site, we cannot help! So, for the health and safety of your family, it’s important that you treat water damage as soon as you become aware of it.

 Treating water damage immediately lessens the chance of that damage turning into mold. Mold spores grow and thrive in standing water. They can even thrive in areas where water has dried up, but the resulting damage has not been treated or was not treated correctly.

 Water damage can get crazy expensive if it’s not treated right away. It can move from water rings to corroded drywall to ruined carpet to mold in the blink of an eye. As much as we depend on water, it can be a destructive force when mishandled or contaminated.

 Don’t let water damage go from a minor annoyance to a major catastrophe. Call in SERVPRO today to get your home clean, dry, and safe as soon as possible.

2 Reasons Home Fire Spreads So Quickly in your Home

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

It may seem like a destroyed fire detector, but this detector saved a family of 4.

It can be alarming and scary to watch a smoldering fire burst into a dangerous inferno. When a fire spreads outdoors (like a forest fire), everyone understands that trees and air aid the speed and progression of the fire. In your home, it can be more difficult to understand.

 One of the main causes of spreading fire in a home is age – or rather, the lack of age. Newly constructed homes often contain brand new furnishings. These new construction materials combined with new furniture and fixtures tend to burn quickly because newer building materials are simply more flammable.

 Another reason home fires spread so quickly is because of the natural tendency to panic. Opening doors can provide oxygen that unintentionally feeds the fire. Running through the house trying to find loved ones or retrieve sentimental possessions is a panicked move. Don’t do it. It can be hard to keep your wits about you in a moment of panic, but it can help save the lives of the people you love.

 Equip your home with fire extinguishers, fire escape routes, and other safety measures. In the unfortunate event of a fire, you’ll be able to escape as quickly as possible and lead your family to safety. Here at the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we are always willing and ready to help install any of these fire prevention tools in your home!

2 Ways Fire Affects The Life Of Your Family

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Family is always most important in any scenario. Protect your family always!

A house fire can be a traumatic experience. It can have consequences far beyond the material losses of the fire. Keep reading to see three other ways a fire can affect your family and the signs you should look for.

  1. Separation Anxiety
      Stress following a fire can manifest as an unwillingness to be separated from each other even for brief periods of time. If your spouse is reluctant to return to work or your children balk at going back to school after a fire, they may be experiencing separation anxiety.
  2. Sorrow and Loss                                   A house fire can cause your family to lose some items that no amount of insurance can replace. Family photos, family heirlooms and treasured trinkets cannot be replicated. Coping with these losses can lead to initial bouts of sadness and regret.

If you or your family experience either of these follow-up effects in the aftermath of a fire, consider seeking professional help. A therapist can help your family recover and thrive again. You’ve hired one set of pros to restore your home, now employ another kind of pro to restore your family. Remind the people you love that escaping and surviving the fire is the most important thing. At the SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we understand how traumatic this experience can be and will always be here to help in whichever ways we can. 

How SERVPRO of Park la Brea Solve A Fire Loss in Los Angeles, CA.

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

With SERVPRO of Park la Brea, we make sure your home is completely restored and structurally fit for your safe return to your home.

The loss suffered in a fire can range from minimal to total. In the days following a fire, your mind will dwell mostly on the safety and wellbeing of your family. SERVPRO of Park la Brea takes the following three steps to assess the level of loss in your home.

 First, we will decide what is salvageable and what is not. We will dispose of any building materials damaged in the fire that no longer safely serve their purpose or no longer meet building and safety code specifications.

 Second, our fire restoration experts will then examine your home for any structural damage. This type of damage must be addressed as soon as possible to determine when it is safe for your family to reenter the home, to remove any wanted possessions or to take up residency while repairs are made.

 Finally, we will calculate the amount of financial resources it will take to restore your home to its previous state and to replace any damaged or destroyed personal property. The very first thing you should do after a fire is take care of your family. The next step is to call on SERVPRO of Park la Brea who can help restore your home and peace of mind with our fire damage experts.

The Different Colors of Mold in your Los Angeles Home

3/30/2017 (Permalink)

Can you spot the mold?

Most people think of mold as having only two colors – green and black. Mold actually comes in a variety of colors and knowing that can help you. Ignoring mold because you mistake its color for something other than what it is can allow it to grow and fester. Here are a few other colors you can be on the lookout for.

 Brown or gray mold skulks around mostly outside your home. It can cling to bushes and shrubbery and blend right in, therefore going unnoticed. Blue or white mold is usually found on foods like cheese and can cause a nasty allergic reaction in addition to its ick factor. Pink mold frequently hides out in bathrooms. It can cling to fixtures and cause discoloration and can even be found in the residue from shampoo bottles.

 Walk through your home and take a good look around. Eliminate any sources of these colored molds and you’re well on your way to mold-proofing your home.

Why Immediate Mold Restoration Is An Absolute Must

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can spread very easily, even onto ceilings! Its the Spiderman of bacteria!

Believe it or not, mold is a natural occurrence both indoors and out. Mold, unfortunately, can grow and thrive anywhere – on hard surfaces, paper, carpeting, and we’ve all seen moldy food, right? Mold becomes a problem, though, when it grows out of control indoors.

 As soon as you begin to see mold in your home, it’s crucial that you begin restoration as soon as possible. Some types of mold produce mycotoxins that irritate skin and air passages. Get rid of it. Here are three good reasons why:

  1. It’s unsightly. Mold, once it starts to grow, can creep up walls and crawl across ceilings. Yuck.
  2. If you ever plan to sell your home, eradicating mold is imperative. No one wants to purchase a moldy home. If you can sell it as-is, your asking price will be greatly reduced.
  3. Mold restoration is more than an investment in your home, it’s an investment in the health and safety of your family.

 Mold can impact the health of your family by causing allergic reactions, itching and sneezing, and can make the air you breathe toxic. Don’t wait. Invest in quality mold restoration immediately.

3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Mold in Your Home

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

If you are unsure what it is, don't hesitate to ask! While we urge you to prevent mold growth, this is a perfect example of when to call SERVPRO .

Mold is not uncommon in lots of homes, especially older homes in Los Angeles area. It’s not something you want to get used to or allow to grow unchecked. Once mold spores become visible in your home, your best bet is professional mold restoration. If you live in a balmy climate or your home isn’t well ventilated, try these five easy ways you can prevent the growth of mold.



  1. Prime with a mold inhibiting primer before painting walls.

  2. Keep vents – especially bathroom vents – clear and open to help prevent moisture build-up.

  3. Fix drain leaks as soon as you notice them. A buildup of water in hidden areas is a breeding ground for mold.

  4. Avoid carpeted floors in basements that are prone to flooding.

  5. Make sure the boundary around your house slopes down so that rainwater runs away from your foundation.


 Remember the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? That’s never been truer than when dealing with mold. Mold restoration is the cure, but these helpful tips are the prevention.

Water Damage on Hardwood Flooring in Los Angeles

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

The Towel seems like a quick fix, but is it really solving my water damage problem?

We've all used one. I bet you have more than a few in your house right now. But don't be mistaken! A Towel is NOT a Restoration company! While it may seem as though you are removing water efficiently from the surface of the flooring, water tends to travel in places most people have never thought of. Typically, moisture can be found in drywall, baseboards, flooring, subflooring, and even in the air! SERVPRO has all the essential tools to accurately measure, monitor and determine the extent of the damage. Removing the water at the moment may seem like a 'quick-fix', but without professional examination, a simple fix could turn into a very large and expensive problem. Next time this happens to you, put Mr. Towel on hold and call SERVPRO of Park la Brea!

Your Favorite Restaurant Restoration in Los Angeles CA

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Kitchen Nightmare! But not the nightmare you'd expect!

We've all heard of Kitchen Nighmares with Gordon Ramsay, but trust me when we say, a water damage is a true nightmare for a Kitchen! While many people think SERVPRO is limited to residential claims, we can travel and work in any area. In a place in which food is served, it is important to treat the area properly and professionally. Before SERVPRO, the SERVPRO of Park la Brea was in the restaurant industry; so they mean business when tackling these losses. We know how urgent it is for businesses to jump back on their feet after a fire/water damage, and the SERVPRO team is the quickest to respond, the most trusted brand, and always ready to take on any size claim. We always like to leave things "Like it never even happened."

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