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3/7/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is a professional restoration and cleanup company that offers a wide range of services for residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by water, fire, mold, or other disasters. There are several reasons why SERVPRO may be a good choice for restoration and cleanup services:

  1. Fast response time: SERVPRO has a 24/7 emergency response team that can quickly respond to disasters and start the cleanup and restoration process as soon as possible.

  2. Professional expertise: SERVPRO technicians are trained and certified to handle a wide range of restoration and cleanup services. They use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that the job is done right.

  3. Comprehensive services: SERVPRO offers a wide range of services, including water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, and more. This means that they can handle all aspects of the restoration and cleanup process, from start to finish.

  4. Insurance coordination: SERVPRO works closely with insurance companies to ensure that the restoration and cleanup process is covered by insurance. They can also help with filing insurance claims and providing documentation for insurance purposes.

  5. Customer satisfaction: SERVPRO is committed to customer satisfaction and offers a satisfaction guarantee for their services. They also provide ongoing communication throughout the restoration and cleanup process to ensure that customers are informed and satisfied with the work being done.

Don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Hollywood Hills/Los Feliz team of experts at 323-667-3100

How to Prepare For a Rain Storm

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Preparing for a rain storm can help protect your home and property and ensure that you and your family stay safe. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a rain storm:

  • Check your gutters and downspouts: Make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and in good working order. This will help ensure that rainwater can be properly channeled away from your home.

  • Secure outdoor items: Bring in any outdoor furniture, toys, or other items that could be blown around by high winds or flooding. This will help prevent damage to your property and neighboring properties.

  • Check your roof: Inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles or other issues that could cause leaks during a heavy rainstorm.

  •  Trim trees and shrubs: Trim any trees or shrubs that are close to your home and could potentially cause damage in high winds.

  • Stock up on supplies: Be sure to stock up on supplies, such as food, water, batteries, and flashlights, in case of power outages or other emergency situations.

  •  Create an emergency plan: Make sure that you have an emergency plan in place in case of severe weather. This should include a plan for where to go if you need to evacuate and a plan for how to communicate with family members if you are separated.

    By taking these steps, you can help ensure that you are prepared for a rain storm and minimize the risk of damage to your home and property.

How to remove Soot from Concrete

2/13/2023 (Permalink)

Brick Soot Brick Soot

Fires can happen anywhere. While the cause of fires vary, every year thousands of homes, commercial properties, and industrial facilities deal with the cleanup after a blaze. In the aftermath of a fire, structural engineers and insurance companies will work together to determine if a property can be salvaged. In many cases, a fire restoration specialist will work with the owner to resurrect the property from the ashes. 

The approach a fire restoration specialist takes to remove soot from brick can be different depending on the cause of the fire, how long it burned, what the fire consumed, type of fire damage and where the soot accumulated. These factors, plus the amount of square footage damaged will determine the recommended cleaning methods. Fires that involve diesel fuel, plastics, rubber, or other petroleum based products typically create an oily soot while fires that involve wood and other construction materials can leave fine powder residue.

Brick is particularly susceptible to water absorption and subsequent damage. Caution should be used when pressure washing brick with liquid cleaning products, as they can penetrate porous masonry products (including mortar and brick) which can lead to material breakdown and deterioration.

Micro-abrasive cleaning is a dry option that cleans the surface soot without the need to deal with liquid runoff. Sponge Blasting is one of the faster methods of soot removal.

How To Safely Remove Mold from your Home

2/10/2023 (Permalink)

Shower Tile Mold Bathroom Mold and Mildew

Mold is a type of fungi that grows in damp, humid environments. Mold spores are everywhere – in the air, on surfaces, and in the dust. When these spores come into contact with moisture, they can start to grow and multiply. Mold grows best in warm, damp, and dark places. It can often be found in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, or any other area of the home that doesn’t have good ventilation.

One of the best ways to remove mold is to use a mixture of water and bleach. This solution will kill most types of mold and spores. However, it’s important to use caution when using bleach as it can be harmful to your skin and eyes. If you’re not comfortable using bleach, you can also use vinegar. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and will kill most types of mold.

If you have mold in your home, it’s important to take action immediately to remove it. As a matter of fact, mold can be dangerous to your health, so it’s important to remove it as soon as you see it. Although there are many do-it-yourself mold removal products on the market, we recommend that you leave this job to the professionals. Our team of experts has the experience and training necessary to safely and effectively remove mold from your home. 

Senior Living facilities

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is very proud to state that our involvement with our community is one of our main focuses. Our biggest example of this is the work we do with Sunrise Senior Living Homes, we service and restore the homes of our elderly and senior citizens whenever they are in need, and we are happy to say that it has strengthened our relationship with our community because of it. Many of our clients speak highly of our services and that is what we strive for, to provide service our clients are happy with on a consistent basis to uphold our standard of service. This applies with all our other clients as well, which is why we are always open to calls 24/7, 365 days a year. 


5/18/2022 (Permalink)

In places like California where storms don't occur often,  the infrastructure and plumbing is not entirely ready for large scale storm flooding. There have been scenarios such ass the example that is about to be written, where the infrastructure failed and cased massive damage. This example is a case when there was a storm in Southern California and the flood waters that came from the storm filled he storm drains to a point where they went beyond capacity and cracked, this caused the flood water to flood into an apartment building nearby the affected area. This type of damage is sometimes a freak accident such as this is unavoidable, but the best thing to do is  always keep in mind that such scenarios can occur, so when disaster strikes you can act quickly. SERVPRO is always ready to help!


5/18/2022 (Permalink)

When businesses are in need SERVPRO is there to help, we are proud to work with many places such as T-mobile and Metro which we have had a very successful relationship with for many years. Providing our services to local businesses is not only part of our livelihood but also a part of our community relations we are so proud of. When it comes to servicing our local businesses we know that time is money and as a community we can’t afford to risk people’s livelihoods so we work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get these businesses back to operating condition. We see what we do as a vital part of our community and as such, we’d like to set a standard that we uphold of healthy community interaction and relationships.

Storm Water Damage Tips

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after 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 summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Different Fire Damages

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage is almost always devastating, regardless of size and damage. An important thing to know though is the type of fire damage you may have endured. SERVPRO is always here to help in any way we can, even if it's just to educate the community. If you take a good look at the picture here from a past job you can see that this home suffered a major loss due to a house fire. There's damage from smoke, soot, and ash on the walls leaving a black layer and a strong odor. There's regular physical damage that fire tends to cause when something is directly touched or set on fire. Something many people may not realize though is the water damage that comes with a fire. Anytime the fire department is called to battle a fire you can count on water damage from the fire hoses. If the home is left long enough with the water soaking into the furniture, carpets, flooring and everything else in the home, mold can form. If your home suffers a loss from a fire, don't wait! Call SERVPRO to come and get the job done.

Friendly Reminder

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

With so many different restoration companies out there, why should you choose SERVPRO? Here’s why, SERVPRO is not only the #1 largest restoration company in the US but we are also one of the oldest. We have an impeccable service history in the past decades and we are the brand that insurance companies and clients alike trust with their restoration and remediation issues and our only goal is to provide the very best service every single day, because our clients depend on us to get their properties back to undamaged conditions as fast as we can. This is just a friendly reminder of the reasons why you should choose SERVPRO! And don’t be hesitant to call us in case of any questions or emergency at the number on our website.