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Water Damage Los Angeles - Secure Insurance Coverage

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage insurance claim support by the SERVPRO restoration team. If you need water damage restoration services in LA, we can help you secure coverage!

Under most circumstances, your primary home owners insurance policy covers most water damage losses within your home. While there are many exclusions that may apply, there are key items that are vital to address prior to and during an unexpected water damage. 

Find out how our Insurance Professional Team has secured insurance coverage for 90% of our clients in 2021.

While this blog provides some tips to help secure your insurance coverage, our insurance professional team greatly understands the insurance claims process and can be contacted 24/7 for full claims analysis.

Prior to experiencing an emergency water damage: 

  1. Ensure your insurance coverage is active, that your coverages are appropriate, and consider your deductible amounts. Learn how changing your deductible can completely change your water damage insurance claim experience (blog coming soon). 
  2. Document as much as your home as possible. Saved photos of all rooms, furniture, valuables, etc. may help in the event that these items are destroyed. 
  3. Perform regular maintenance around your home. Insurance claims are likely to be denied if evidence of negligence is discovered.  

In the event that you do suffer a water damage in your home, consider these tips which may significantly affect your claim:

  1. What was the source of the damage and has it been corrected? Generally speaking, the insurance carrier will rely on documents provided by emergency repair technicians (plumbers) to determine coverage. Correcting this is imperative and maintaining a record of this report is of even greater importance. 
  2. After correcting the source and obtaining an initial loss report, contact SERVPRO of Park la Brea who can help determine, utilizing the outcome of the report, if coverage will be afforded based on your policy. 

With the right policy in place, proper maintenance of your home, and by utilizing our Insurance Professional Team, your insurance claims process will be streamlined and maximized for value. 

The Sneaky Places Mold Loves to Hide | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Visible mold growth on building materials. Have you inspected these areas for signs of bacterial growth?

Are you concerned that you may have mold in your commercial business? Mold loves to grow in damp areas, so you can bet that mold is growing if you have moisture issues.

There are many different places mold can hide and grow without you even noticing that it is there:

  • In a property’s basement or crawlspace 
  • In the walls of bathrooms and kitchens
  • Underneath carpeting, especially if it is in an area with moisture problems such as a bathroom or kitchen
  • Ventilation ducts because they provide a dark, damp place for mold to grow

Mold can grow in your business without you even knowing it is there. This is what makes treating mold quickly essential - it may grow, spread, and damage your property far before the signs of mold show up.

The best way to get rid of mold is to tackle it at the source. Contact the mold remediation professionals at SERVPRO today to learn more about mold removal and mitigation services. Together, we can rid your business of toxic mold - for good.

What is a Restoration Company? | SERVPRO of Los Angeles

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

Air Mover and Dehumidifier with a plus sign pointing to text. Spooky Season is upon us, we are the experts at spooking water away.

When it comes to water, fire, and other disasters in the home, you can rely on the services of a restoration company to help you get back on your feet. 

Restoration companies are businesses that specialize in the removal and cleanup of water or fire damage from residential or commercial properties. These services can include things such as:

  • Emergency response to a home fire, natural disaster, severe storm, flood, or any other property damage event
  • Extraction of water, mud, and other contaminants from your home
  • Treatment for mold growth to prevent re-contamination of the structure
  • Restoration of your home with replacement furniture, appliances, cleaning products, clothing, and more.

Restoration companies will typically provide 24/7 emergency services. This is especially important if you have water damage, as time is of the essence to prevent further damage.

If your home has experienced damage, don't waste a moment. Contact the water damage experts at SERVPRO to discover how a restoration company can help you recover from even the most unexpected catastrophes.

SERVPRO Mold Remediation Cleanup in Los Angeles

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold mitigation small identifier but the SERVPRO cleanup team is here. SERVPRO Mold Damage Cleanup Does It All! Catch the Damage Early!

Dealing with mold in your home or business is never easy. While bacterial growth is not always visible, and only reveals itself when the infestation has grown significantly, we can better understand the conditions necessary for mold to grow and ensure that these conditions are not present within our property. 

Not sure where to begin? Understand the Mold Remediation Process and how you can minimize the damage and ask us for  FREE QUOTE. 

Before mold strikes, here are some tips on how to stop black mold in its tracks:

  1. Research how mold grows and thrives - and ensure that your business invests in mold mitigation methods proactively.
  2. If your workplace is filled with high moisture and humidity levels, mold spores can easily thrive in your place of business.
  3. Check for any sources of water near your business. Sometimes, even a small leak can cause or be an invitation for black mold.
  4. Make sure you address the black mold problem promptly. If you find it has already caused damage and infestation, this needs to be addressed immediately.

Your business has enough to handle without dealing with the impacts of mold. If you are concerned about mold in your commercial property, contact SERVPRO of Park la Brea - the region's leading mold mitigation and removal team. SERVPRO will help you take care of mold on your property without any hassles.

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.

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.

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! 

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! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!