Tips about Water Damage from the EPA
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.
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.
- Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, pools, or any other containers.
- Empty water from damaged materials that aren't usually outdoors, such as discarded furniture, household items, bookshelves, building materials, trash, etc.
- Drain wet areas and puddles of water, or fill them with dirt.
- More ideas for controlling mosquitoes
- Why? The importance of controlling mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus or Zika
Jump on your water damage immediately by calling SERVPRO of Simi Valley.
Our Promise To You
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
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."
Being Prepared and Recovering from Frozen Pipes
Frozen pipes are the worst!
It's obviously not very cold in Southern California but it is possible for your home to suffer from frozen pipes. A burst pipe can have serious and costly effects on your home or business. However, there are things you can do to be prepared for these freezing conditions. Any areas of your home or business where pipes are present should be well heated during the winter, or at the very lease well insulated. It's optimal to keep the temperature well above freezing and not letting it get below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
When you know temperatures are going to dip close to freezing, leaving your faucets dripping can also help prevent pipes from freezing.
But what should you do if a pipe has already burst? Know where your main water shutoff valve is! This is one of the most important things to be aware of to quickly stop the extent of damage being done, shutting the water off can prevent additional areas from damage.
After all this is said and done and if you have still suffered a water damage from a frozen or burst pipe call SERVPRO of Simi Valley for immediate assistance.
Small Space Heaters & Your Safety
It's always a good idea to double check your appliances and make sure they are both off and unplugged.
Heating and electrical equipment are some of the top causes for structure fires in the United States, especially in homes. Space heaters should be setup at least a few feet away from furniture or other combustible objects. Always make sure to check the equipment and clean it regularly. It is a good idea to make sure the appliance is turned off, or even unplugged whenever you leave your home. Cleaning your space heater can be done by spraying compressed air throughout the inside and vents to get rid of dust and debris that may accumulate but you may need to remove the front cover to do so. While many modern space heaters have safety shut offs built in, it is still a good idea to turn it off when it will not be monitored, just to hopefully prevent you from a fire loss.
3 Ways to Prepare for Commercial Water Damage
Don't let this be you! Be prepared as best you can.
When you own a business, you have a bit of pressure on your shoulders to protect your assets as well as the assets and information of your clients. Here are some ways to protect yourself from a commercial water damage on your property.
- Computer Backups – the most necessary thing you can do!
- Plastic and Metal Filings – sometimes computers aren’t reliable and having paper backups can save you in case computers can’t be saved.
- Dehumidifier and Ventilation – this can help with microbial growth problems later on after a water damage and keeps your office air dry.
There isn’t a guarantee that you will always be safe from water damage but if you are prepared it can make the headache a lot easier. When it’s time always call SERVPRO of Simi Valley, we understand that you need to get back into business quick and we will work with you to make that happen. Keeping not only you but your customers satisfied!
The Best in Commercial Restoration
Even if it seems like everything is going well, and no disaster is on the horizon, you and your company should be taking proactive steps to manage the potential risk that a disaster could bring your commercial property. Take time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO of Simi Valley, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around and don't know where to start.
- Are they a 24-hour emergency response team? If 25/8 was a thing SERVPRO is on it, never be afraid to call us because we will be there.
- Do they work with your insurance? Of course, we want you to be covered so we will do our part to help you and communicate with all parties involved.
- Are they safe and reliable? Absolutely, we hold team meetings every morning to go over a new or refresher topic of safety to keep everyone reliable and aware.
- Do they have expert technicians and the experience? All of our technicians and office staff are IICRC trained and have continual training to ensure they are up to date and aware of all possible losses.
- Will they update you and keep your file safe? Yes, we promise daily updates to both you and your insurance company so you will never be in the dark.
These are all great questions to have and to ask along with many others. Never be afraid to ask too many questions. At SERVPRO we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with us as your primary commercial disaster response team because we know we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
SImi Valley Water Restoration
Don't stress about water damage when you can call SERVPRO.
When you google “water damage restoration” or “water damage” thousands of entries pop up and it seems overwhelming. On that page you will see “best water damage company” and “water restoration pros” but when you see SERVPRO you should know that we are the best in the business. In our franchise alone we operate with 4 other franchises under one owner who has taken the time to thoroughly understand the water damage business and has built a reputation as the water damage experts in Ventura County. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has dealt with over hundreds of water damaged homes and will continue to service those in the Simi Valley community. Trust your home and property with SERVPRO we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Things to Know About Fire Damage
Indoor elements and outdoor elements can cause fires and you need to prepared.
Those who survive the fire with minimal or no damage to their homes are very fortunate, but recovery may still take some time. This is particularly true if the fire was close enough to your home to cause soot, smoke or water damage. And, even if the fire never threatened your home, fires occurring miles away can still deposit ash and cause your home to smell like smoke. Before any fire cleanup efforts begin, you must ensure that the area is safe. Confirm that evacuation orders have been lifted and assess your property. If your home or property sustained damage that you need to report to your insurance company. If your home experienced significant fire or water damage, it is best to hire a company that specializes in this type of cleanup to do the work for you. SERVPRO of Simi Valley has dealt with hundreds of fire damaged homes so you will feel confident trusting them with your home as well.
Create a Disaster Plan for Your Business
You think it won't happen to you and then it does, always be prepared with a plan.
Natural disasters may not be predictable but the resources that your restoration business company will need to handle them is not. Make sure your company is ready to help with restoration efforts when disaster strikes by having the best equipment, supplies, and informational resources for those affected. Specific to California flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes are the most common. You should be prepared with these items: dust masks, moisture meters, flashlights and extra batteries, first aid kit, cell phones and chargers, generators, water bottles, emergency pamphlets with information, etc. When disaster strikes the last thing you want is to be frantic and unorganized when it comes to the basics. Having a plan ahead of time will benefit not only you but the people that you will be able to reach and help. SERVPRO has a program called the Emergency Readiness Program where we come to your home or business and map out a plan for you in case of an emergency. If you are interested in having an ERP done please call us!