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Choosing the Best Restoration Company

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Dealing with a disaster in your home or business is frustrating and time-consuming. Whether it's caused by a storm, fire, or a water leak in your home it can make your plate a lot fuller than it already was. After an incident happens it could leave you feeling helpless not knowing what to do and who to call. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granada Hills specialize in turning your home after a disaster back to normal "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO? Why Not Choose Another Company?

Let's change up the perspective, if you, your family, or even your friends are dealing with a deadly illness and you are required to get surgery to survive, having the best and most experienced surgeon to get the job done will be the first thing to come to your mind. Well, your home or business is one of the greatest investments you will ever make, so it's especially important to have the company with the best knowledge, experience, and equipment to return your property to normal condition. 

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

No Job is too big for SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granada Hills

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

We know that it can be overwhelming and frustrating when you have an emergency arise in your home or business. At SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granada Hills, we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond promptly to your emergencies.

No job is too big! Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) with the mindset of performing the best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold, and cleanup.

At SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granada Hills, we have the training, expertise, and resources to handle any size disaster. We are part of the more than 2,000 franchises that SERVPRO has around North America. No job is to big or too far!

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

What Is Water Extraction? And Why Is It So Necessary?

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Extraction overall is exactly what is sounds like, it's the process of removing and drying all the water that has affected your property. 

The Restoration experts will come in and inspect the problem, remove the water, and dry your property back to new..

The Tools and Equipment they use are highly efficient and will get the job done as quickly as possibly.  

The reason its so important to handle water damage on your property swiftly is because it helps prevent structural damage, will minimize mold growth, and of course, speed up the time it takes for it to dry.

The standing water will start to seep into the floors of your property. This water could damage the foundation of your home and put you and your family at risk of health effects. That’s why water extraction is completely necessary to start as soon as possible.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

Why Emergency Mitigation Services Are Important

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

Why?

Whether your property has suffered water damage or came in contact with fire, dialing emergency mitigation services immediately is the first step to recovery.

Immediate Action

Emergency Mitigation Services will arrive on the scene quickly for your emergency. They are trained and have a team of experienced technicians ready to assist your needs.

Faster Recovery 

If your property was affected having a team on-site shortly after will help speed up the process of recovery and keep the damages to a minimum.

Cost Reduction  

With an experienced team on the job, the overall cost can be kept as low as possible. They will move in for cleanup and recovery as soon as a call was taken.

Protection of Important Contents 

The experienced team understands how to handle your important belongings and documents. They will keep track by boxing and labeling everything for professional storage.

Hidden Damage

An experienced technician knows that the aftermath of water damage can cause mold growth, saturation, and sogginess. Mold can start growing within 24 hours after water damage and needs to be attended to immediately. Having an emergency service company on-site can help prevent damages you can not see.

24/7 

An Emergency Mitigation Service is available to assist 24/7. They will arrive quickly, assess the damage, and find a solution to restore your damages "Like it never even happened." 

Have questions about anything? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

Why You Should Leave Water and Fire Damage to the Professionals

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Water and Fire damage restoration are jobs for professionals. Trying to accomplish these issues yourself could be very challenging. It's important to act quickly and expertly to prevent any other damages to your property. They are some things to understand before you even consider to try and handle the restoration process on your own:

Safety 

It's never safe to enter a structure after it was on fire, even though it seems fine from the outside you should always call the experts to assess the safety before entering the property.

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Inhaling soot, which is the black dust made from burnt wood or any oil-based substance, soot can cause severe lung problems. Let the professionals evaluate the situation inside your property before anything.

Water

After the firefighters are finished you may have some water damage to deal with, your property will need to be dried entirely or stuff like mold or mildew with start appearing this could happen in only two days.

Knowing these three things will benefit you in certain situations and will also help you understand these reasons listed:

Hidden Health Hazards 

When there's a fire the most obvious things are the flames and when those flames are out people think that their problems are over. In fact, after the flames are gone the soot and smoke left behind could cause effects to your health if you are highly exposed, so make sure you keep exposure to a minimum. The professionals can clean up this mess with protective gear and specialized equipment to make the cleanup process safe.

Special Equipment 

After a fire, you'll need more than some cleaning products and a mask. Something like soot cannot just be scrubbed away, all surfaces will need to be deep cleaned and sanitized which will remove odors and make your property safe again. Even clothes cannot be put in a washing machine; you will need special dry cleaning to save these items.

Mold Remediation 

If there was water damage, there is also a good chance that mold growth will start and affect your property and health. The professionals know where to look for mold growth and have the equipment to start the removal process.

Since fire is dangerous and can cause many issues it can leave homeowners unprepared and overwhelmed. This is why it’s best to leave it to the professionals 

Have questions or need assistance about anything? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

Faster to your Northridge Water Damage Event

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

a picture of a ceiling with swelling due to water white walls A leak upstairs cause the ceiling to swell. SERVPRO of Northridge was called in to make it right.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Northridge provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Northridge arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (818)993-9339

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Northridge

SERVPRO of Northridge specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.