It's Not Always Obvious
Even if you haven't had an obvious leak, water damage could indicate that a hidden pipe or joint is leaking. It could be behind a wall or under your floor. If you ignore it, not only is it doing more damage, but you'll also be paying higher utility bills for the water that is being wasted.
You should never ignore water damage, even when the cause has been eliminated. You may think that the moisture will dry out, but it can cause serious underlying problems for not only the structure of your home but also you and your loved one's health.
If you experience water damage in your home, immediately call the professionals at SERVPRO. Never take any chances with water damage in your home.
What Should You Do After Flooding?
What should you do after flooding? Are you in need of some tips for what to do after flooding? Either way, being prepared just in case it might ever happen is helpful as well!
Here are some tips:
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summertime.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe and dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
Avoid additional risks and do not hesitate to call us at SERVPRO. We are ready and here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days all year!
Keep Your Pets Safe From Risk of Fires
According to the American Red Cross, home fires are the most common disaster they respond to - and also the most preventable. Planning ahead is the best way to promote the safety of the people and animals in your home. From preventative caution to making an evacuation plan which should include pet safety.
Here are some steps to protect your pets:
- They should have their own disaster supplies kit ready in advance which should include food, water, pet records, spare collars and/or leashes in case you need to control or calm them from being frightened.
- Have a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
- Include your pets and take them with you when you practice your escape plan. Train them to come to you when you call for them.
Following these steps can lower the risk of harming your pets from a fire.
Coronavirus Cleaning Services
SERVPRO is here to help disinfect, sanitize and clean your home and business!
As we are learning new developments about the Coronavirus COVID-19, we must do our part and take advised measures to flatten the curve and protect ourselves and the ones we love.
Need Specialized Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today 818-730-1434
SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here are 10 key indicators of Coronavirus symptoms which can appear two to two weeks after exposure:
- Shortness of Breath
- Dry Cough
- Chills and Body Aches
- Sudden Confusion
- Digestive Issues
- Pink Eye
- Loss of Smell and Taste
- Headache, Sore Throat, Congestion
It is important to consult your medical provider if you develop any severe or concerning symptoms.
Tips from the CDC on stopping the spread of germs is to:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
- When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your mouth and nose.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touch objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
As a vendor of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we are always here to help the community. For more information about our services, please contact our Executive Vice President of Sales, Genna Grinblat at Genna@SERVPROwestcoast.com or at 818-730-1434. Let us know how we can help.
Home Sprinkler System for your Culver City or Baldwin Hills Property
They're almost invisible and blend in with the decor of your home.
We’ve seen them in commercial and industrial properties and public buildings, but did you know you can get fire sprinklers installed inside your home? 85% of all US fire deaths occur inside the home and installing an automatic fire sprinkler could potentially save your life and your home. There is an 80% reduction in the risk of occupants dying in a fire when fire sprinklers are present. Additionally, there is a 70% reduction in direct property damage per fire. On top of reducing fire damages, fire sprinklers are cost effective. A report commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation places the average national cost of installing sprinklers in new homes at $1.35 per sprinkler per square foot, or about one percent of the total construction cost. Sometimes smoke alarms just don't cut it and if you want extra protection against fires home sprinkler systems are not a bad investment. If you or someone you love suffers from a fire loss be sure to call us at SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills.
Your Commercial Retail Property
Our Project Managers are happy to be helping you!!
At SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills, our number one priority is getting your business back in operation as quickly as possible.
When disaster strikes your store, you need the expertise of a specialized team who is experienced in limited business interruption. At SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills, we are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours to allow you to continue your business operations. SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills is experienced in working with retailers to make sure that all merchandise and structure materials are restored and get your business back to normal retail operations.
Call SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills for information or help with any disaster help. We are constantly available 24/7 for all of your disaster needs and/or questions.
Just one of the many medical rooms strategically placed with equipment for maximum drying.
This fertility clinic suffered a large water loss due to a broken toilet supply line. Our technicians had to work carefully and quickly with this high-end fertility clinic because relocation of the IFV clinic was not an option nor was it allowed. The business was to remain open during business hours, which meant that our crews worked after business hours from 5PM to 6AM, to disturb the business. Every morning when our large loss response team left, no one would have ever known they were there all night taking care of the water damage that was in the clinic. We have the ability to accommodate any emergency circumstance such as this one where we had to work over night with a deadline in under a week to ensure that the company was able to still run smoothly and take care of their patients.
Bathroom Ceiling Caves In
Massive hole in bathroom ceiling after rain.
Late one evening this homeowner in Beverly Hills heard a loud crash in his bathroom and immediately thought it was a burglar. Little did he realize that his roof collapsed due to all of the rain Southern California experienced one winter. The roof in his bathroom could no longer hold the weight of the water leaking through into his home and pooled over his bathroom and fell in. SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills was called in to clean up the aftermath. Our trained and certified technicians removed all the debris and all the standing water from the home's bathroom. The homeowner joked that the bathroom had not looked that clean since they bought the house two years prior. You can always trust SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills to get your home back to prime condition.
Fire and Structure Cleaning in Brentwood, CA
You don't want soot in your soup! Brentwood Kitchen covered in smoke and soot damage.
This Brentwood home was the victim of smoke and soot damage from a nearby brush fire that caught wind and entered. The owners had left for the day and left windows open to air out the home and when they came home they soon realized what had happened. While this may seem small and not a large water or fire loss SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills can handle it all, even structure cleanings. SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills are your experts in pack out and structural cleaning. The kitchen, living room, and dining room were all covered in soot and smoke making it hard for the customers to function in their own home. They soon realized that they wouldn't be able to handle this on their own and called SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills to come lend a helping hand.
Keeping Your Home Safe in a Storm in Beverly Hills, CA
A damaged roof after high winds in Beverly Hills, CA
While Southern California may not experience tornadoes, hurricanes, or any other natural disasters, we still do get hit with mud slides, heavy rains, and wild fires. It is always best practice to understand the area and surroundings of which you live in. If you know that your home has been near storm damages and experiences, it is best to be knowledgeable. SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills specializes in all extreme storm damages, even if you think your damage may be small, we are the best team to help you. SERVPRO of Culver City/Baldwin Hills is also a Large Loss Response Team (LLRT) and we are equipped with everything needed to handle even the largest of storm damages, we work with neighboring SERVPRO's to help them with anything that they might need a few extra hands for.