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Who To Call For Your Worst Cleanup?

3/28/2020 (Permalink)

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It might be an embarrassing phone call to make, but rest assured that SERVPRO of Simi Valley is prepared to handle it all, and we mean all. Biohazard cleanup can be challenging work that requires technicians to handle potentially hazardous materials and a proper handling of the viruses, crime or trauma scene, which is crucial to the safety of everyone involved. Biohazard cleaning is NOT the same as a standard cleaning company or janitorial service; it involves cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing the affected area(s). If you’re facing the task of cleaning up a biohazard, don’t do it alone. Leave it to the professionals and not the NCIS pros you see on TV. Biohazards can be extremely serious and if not handled properly can be an even bigger issue in the long run. 

Follow us on our Social Media pages!

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

hand pointing at follow button Stay in touch with us on any of our social media channels! Which one do you have?

Do you already follow us on our social media pages?  If you have not done so already, come find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram!  We aim to provide great content by giving everyday helpful tips, showcasing our work both commercial and residential jobs and just keeping it fun overall.  Some of our posts include the science of identifying and eliminating odors can be tricky, but as professionals in deodorization, we can take care of it.  Some other examples of what we post are many emergency preparedness tips and showing before and after photos. We also like to share the jobs we’ve done in the past in cities such as Los Angeles, Century City, Hollywood, Downtown, Bakersfield, Sylmar, and just all over the West Coast.  What would you like to see us share on our pages? Let us know! We would love to hear from you. 

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What Should I Do When My Water Heater Leaks?

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

There are a few reasons a water heater would leak. Here are five things to look for when finding the source of a leak:

Leak at The Water Supply Lines.

It’s always important to check above the water heater first because you want to check the plumbing pipes.  A drip from the top can easily leak down making it look like it’s coming from inside the tank.

Leak at The Water Heater Nipples.

These are located at the top of the water heater.  The water heater nipples connect the water heater to the cold water inlet pipe and the hot water exit pipe.  This is another common area to find a leakage.

Leak at The Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve.

It is more serious when there is a leak coming from the T&P valve because it can be a few causes in itself to figure out.  For example, the leaking t & p may point out the overall water pressure in your home is too high, and that the pressure regulator is not working properly.

Leak at The Drain Line.

This is located a the bottom of the water heater and it is common for the drain valve to fail to close completely after draining or flushing.

Leak in The Tank.

If you’re unable to find the leak from any of the four above, it is likely the tank inside the water heater has gone bad and will need to be replaced. 

A leak will not fix itself. If you do not feel comfortable fixing it yourself, the best thing to do is to not wait for it to get worse. Call SERVPRO of Simi Valley here in Southern California to find and fix the source of your leak, so you can avoid dangerous damages and expensive repairs.

SERVPRO of Culver City / Baldwin Hills Has The Resources and Experience To Mitigate Any Size Water and Fire Damage!

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

hallway in hotel wrapped up in plastic Westside of Southern California, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Luxury Hotel suffered fire and water damage.

Luxury hotel located in Santa Monica, Los Angeles suffered a small fire that set off the fire suppressant system causing water damage to four floors.  Our team quickly deployed our key project coordinators and water technicians to moisture map, photograph the entire loss for the insurance companies and owners, document the smoke/soot, set the proper mitigation equipment to control odor and begin to speed up the evaporation process. 

Our ownership is the first SERVPRO to utilize Matterport digital photography. This camera system provides a virtual tour of the affected areas to help all interested parties. Our team has performed work for the Ojai Valley Inn located in Ojai, California, the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake, California, the Disney Holiday Inn in Anaheim.  Rosewood Miramar in Santa Barbara was also cleaned by our team. Our team is the preferred vendor for Caruso Properties.

Why Choose a Professional Fire Restoration Company

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians cleaning up an auditorium after an electrical fire No matter what your business is we will be prepared to help you through a fire damage.

Smoke and soot travel further than flames, so cleanup can be a challenge. A fire cleanup company is trained to identify and remove smoke and soot damage from your business or property. After an assessment, they have the right equipment to professionally restore your property.

SERVPRO of Simi Valley should be your top choice for the following reasons: local professionals, licensed and insured, professional equipment and techniques, 24/7 emergency service, and we have the promise to make it "Like it never even happened." 

With these things in mind you can be rest assured that SERVPRO will take care of you and your commercial property. We have worked hundreds of fire damage jobs and are the best in the business when it comes to working with you and your insurance company. 

Water Damage According to Science

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

H20 clipart Science helps us to help you.

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chance of any secondary damages. If your business suffers from water damage, our SERVPRO professionals will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether that materials are drying
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material- but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, the professionals at SERVPRO have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has state of the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? Your local SERVPRO have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Property Management

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO we know it is our priority to return your damaged property and items to preloss condition.

Whether natural or man-made, a disaster at one of your client's facilities needs to be handled by experienced professionals who understand the importance of your tenants' safety. At SERVPRO of Simi Valley, our teams are experienced in helping manage both commercial and multi-family properties during the recovery process while maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants. Our professionals work hard and fast to minimize the interruption for your tenant's daily operations. SERVPRO is a reliable resource when an emergency occurs at your properties. SERVPRO responds fast and works with the property owner/property manager to get tenants back to their lives.

Tips about Water Damage from the EPA

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

Mosquito with a cancel sign Mosquitos can cause lots of problems, don't delay your water damage.

We only see mosquitoes every few months a year but they can can huge problems. 

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding

Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. 

Mosquitos can sharply increase after a flood, due to the sudden availability of standing water which they require for breeding -- even very small amounts of water. As flood waters recede be sure to drain, overturn, or empty areas -- no matter how small -- to reduce mosquito breeding areas and help reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

Jump on your water damage immediately by calling SERVPRO of Simi Valley.

Our Promise To You

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

House with bubbles clipart Keeping your home pristine.

You would think this questions would be easy but it isn’t. In your city there could be dozens of restoration companies that you could choose from. Your insurance agent will probably recommend some restoration companies to you but you might want to research for yourself. And we are to tell you that SERVPRO of Simi Valley can promise that we are around the clock, reliable, and professional. We have been around for just under a decade and we understand that you might Google names like Service Master or Restoration Management Company but we promise we want to work with you and your insurance agent to get you back to living like normal. You can always check out our Yelp page for more customer testimonials or we are just a call away to explain to us what your issue is, we want to deal with your restoration issues! Our promise is that you won’t be disappointed you chose us as your experts.

SERVPRO of Simi Valley

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Shaking Hands Clipart Trust us to take care of your unnecessary loss.

Coming up on our 3 year anniversary SERVPRO of Simi Valley was taken over by its now owner, Alan Reed, since then he has built a successful multi franchise operation in Southern California. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has been onsite for the Thomas Fire in 2017 and the Malibu Fires in 2018 as well as other natural disasters around California. His offices are filled with technicians that are passionate about their line of work and claims managers that are compassionate about restoration. There is not a job that Alan and his team cannot handle and they thrive in hard situations where they can pull through to fix everything in their power. If you ever have any doubts about working with SERVPRO please feel free to read our testimonials page or Yelp reviews from clients we have had the pleasure of working with in the past to be assured that you are making the best decision when it comes to hiring a restoration team. SERVPRO of Simi Valley can and will make it "Like it never even happened."