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Water and Fire Damage Restoration

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the industry leader in the cleanup and restoration industry. Whether is your home or business, we provide emergency mitigation services. If your property experiences a water or a fire loss. With nearly 1,700 U.S and Canadian Franchise locations, we are strategically positioned throughout the nation to be faster to any size disaster. This allows us to restore properties faster and get you back into you home or business quicker. 

Call the Cleanup Team!

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Call the CLEANUP TEAM that's faster to any size disaster. 

THERE IS NEVER A GOOD TIME for storm waters to flood your property or fire to smoke out your home or business. Disasters seem to strike at the worst possible moment. 

According to statistics gathered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), residential structure fires peak between 4 p.m and 6 p.m - right when manny offices are closing up for the day. 

Fires don't abide by the 9-to-5 work day, that's why you need a cleanup and restoration company that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No matter what time of night or day, help is just a phone call away. 

Call Us Today 213-315-5136

Fire Restoration

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the industry leader in the cleanup and restoration industry. Whether is your home or business, we provide emergency mitigation services if your property experiences a fire loss. With nearly 1,700 U.S and Canada Franchise locations, we are strategically positioned throughout the nation to be faster to any size of disaster. This allow us to restore properties faster and get you back into your home or business quicker. 

Timely, efficient mitigation is the key to reducing cost and minimizing business interruption. The sooner restoration and cleanup begins, the sooner your home or business can resume your everyday lives. 

When fire and water take control of your life, contact SERVPRO of Westlake Professionals to help you take it back. 

"Like it never even happened." 

Did you Know?

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

When fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of Westlake helps you take it back. 

Did you know, one of the easiest way to protect yourself during severe weather is to have a weather radio in your home? A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio is just as important as having a fire alarm. A weather radio design to alert you to dangerous weather situations such as an approaching tornado. It allows you to be warned ahead of approaching storms providing you time to seek shelter. A weather radio is the most reliable source for weather alerts. 

There are many different weather radios available for purchase, but there are a few key features to consider before selecting one. 

Call Us Today 213-315-5136 

Fire Prevention

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

Every Bedroom Needs a Working Alarm!

Half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m and 7 a.m.. when most people are asleep. 

  • For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in your home. When one sounds, they all sounds. 
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. Outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. 

Test alarms at least once a month by pushing the test button. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or if they do not sound when tested. Some people specially children and older adults, may need to help to wake up. Make sure someone will wake them if the smoke alarm sounds.

When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place. 

Call the fire department from a cellphone or a neighbors phone. Stay outside until the fire department says its safe to go back inside. 

Key Fire Safety Tips

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Some fires are unavailable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips , can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home. 

  • Watch your cooking- stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling or broiling food.
  • Give space heaters space- Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. 
  • Smoke outside- If you must smoke inside, have a sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed. 
  • Inspect electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damage have broken plugs or have loose connections. 
  • Be careful when using candles- Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep. 
  • Install smoke alarms- Install smoke alarms on every level of your office or home and inside bedrooms.
  • Install Sprinklers- Sprinklers can help maintain and sometimes even extinguisher fires, giving your local fire department a better chance of saving your property.  

Key Fire Safety Tips

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Some fires are unavailable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable. The following tips , can help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your business or home. 

  • Watch your cooking- stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling or broiling food.
  • Give space heaters space- Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. 
  • Smoke outside- If you must smoke inside, have a sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed. 
  • Inspect electrical cords- Replace cords that are cracked, damage have broken plugs or have loose connections. 
  • Be careful when using candles- Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep. 
  • Install smoke alarms- Install smoke alarms on every level of your office or home and inside bedrooms.
  • Install Sprinklers- Sprinklers can help maintain and sometimes even extinguisher fires, giving your local fire department a better chance of saving your property.  

Flooded basement in Los Angeles

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below grown level. There are a number of reasons why your Los Angeles basement could flood. including:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure 
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure 
  • And many more

We use advance inspection and monitoring equipment to determine your home structure is actually dry. 

If water damage is not handle quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today- 213-315-5136 

Service Response Guidelines

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation. 

  • Within one hour from a notice of a loss, a SERVPRO of Westlake Professionals will contact you to arrange for service. 
  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Westlake Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
  • Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by SERVPRO of Westlake Professional. 

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

Do:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source. 
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. 
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. 
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletops items. 
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushion for even drying. 

Do not do:

  • Enter room with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. 
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining. 
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall to wall carpets to cause staining. 
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner. 

Large loss

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

Wherever there is a house full of water or an office full of smoke, you can count on SERVPRO of Westlake Professionals to respond quickly. 

Remember our efforts as we joined forces to clean up a huge water loss. 

Remember with a water or fire damage event Think Green. 

No job is too small or large for SERVPRO of Westlake to make it "Like it never even happened."

We are Water and Fire Specialist:

  • We are available 24 hours 7 days per week. 
  • We're Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly- One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly- Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards 
  • We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us Today- We're Here To Help- 213-315-5136