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Your Commercial Retail Property

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Project Managers Walking A Job Site Our Project Managers are happy to be helping you!!

At SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village it is 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 Studio City/Valley Village, we are able to work around unaffected areas and after hours to allow you to continue your business operations. SERVPRO of Studio City/valley Village is experienced in working with retailers to make sure that all merchandise and structure materials are restored to preloss condition and you get back to normal retail operations.

Call SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village for information or help with any disaster help. We are constantly available 24/7 for all of your disaster needs and/or questions.

Commercial Damage Can Present Unique Challenges

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Text, We Can Handle The Big Stuff Trust us! We handle commercial jobs all the time.

Flooding and water damage events in Los Angeles County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Home Sprinkler System

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

Home Sprinkler System - Ceiling 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 sprinklered 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 Studio City/Valley Village

Water Damage Science

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

h2o clipart It's more than just water damage, there's a science behind it.

Did you know there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychrometrics is essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of Encino/Sherman Oaks professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chance of any secondary damages. If your business suffers from water damage, our SERVPRO professionals will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether that materials are drying
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material- but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature often takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out. For this reason, the professionals at SERVPRO have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village has state of the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom line? Your local SERVPRO have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

About Water Damage with SERVPRO

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village 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.

SERVPRO of Studio City Valley Village

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Shaking Hands Clipart We promise to be the best restoration team you could hire.

SERVPRO of Studio City was taken over by its now owner, Alan Reed, about 4 months ago and since then he has built a successful multi franchise operation in Southern California. SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village has been added to a team that 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 Studio City/Valley Village can and will make it "Like it never even happened."

Lightning Strike Warnings

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning Strike Be prepared and call SERVPRO when you need us.

Although lightning can strike anytime, the chance for lightning increases in the summer months. Stay safe with these basic tips from SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village:

  • Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel/postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are expected. Lightning can hit trees and split them into the roads or onto cars.
  • If you do get caught outside, avoid high ground, open spaces, and all metal objects including electric wires, fences, etc. Seek shelter in a substantial building or a fully enclosed metal vehicle. 
  • If you are indoors, stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone and consider unplugging computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric/phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

It is rare to see lightning in a storm in Southern California but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for it. 

Our Promise To You - The Homeowner

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Living Room filled with water, distressed parent and children swimming in the water We know it's frustrating, just call us!

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. Our top competitors include 911 Restoration, Restoration Management Company, Service Master, etc. Most of the time your insurance agent will recommend a restoration company to you, but sometimes you might want to take research into your own hands and that’s why we are here to let you know that SERVPRO is not only the best but SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village is the only place you need. We work hand in hand with you to make sure that you are understanding of everything happening in your home and what your next steps are. We also communicate with your insurance agent to keep them in the loop about the work we are performing. We promise you will never be in the dark about what our technicians are doing and when you will be back to living like normal.

Prepared for Any Size Disaster

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fleet of green SERVPRO vehicles Don't hesitate to call, we have the tools and man power to get you back into business.

While everything is going well, and no disaster is on the horizon, take proactive steps to manage the potential risk disaster could bring your commercial property. Take time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around.

  • 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. SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village 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.”

Water Damage Experts

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

cartoon of man standing in living room with furniture floating The simplest water damage could be your biggest problem.

When you google “water damage restoration” or “water damage” hundreds of thousands of entries pop up and it seems overwhelming. On that page you will see “the 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, is IICRC trained, and has built a reputation as the water damage experts in the Los Angeles County. SERVPRO of Studio City/Valley Village 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.”