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Ready for your call!

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Ready for your call!

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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 Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
(818)365-3736

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 Sylmar/ San Fernando 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.

What to Expect

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)?

About SERVPRO of Sylmar/ San Fernando

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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.

About us...

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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 Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
(818)365-3736

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 Sylmar/San Fernando 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.

What to Expect

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)?

About SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando

SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando 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.

Mold Behavior

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –(818)365-3736

What are you looking for?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we take pride in all the areas we are certified in. We are a one stop shop! Just a little example of what we are certified to do:

IICRC Certifications:

Water Damage Restoration

Applied Microbial Remediation 

Fire & Smoke Restoration 

Applied Structure Drying

Odor Control 

Claims Training Certified:

Subrogation Certified Training 

Environmental Protection Agency:

Renovation Repair & Painting Certified

Crime & Trauma Scene Bio-recovery   

Contents Processing & Pack-out 

Call us at 818-951-6780 for any kind of clean up we can help with! Our friendly staff is always on standby 24/7 just in case you have an emergency. 

Check your trees

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Most damage to a property during severe weather occurs when limbs or trees fall. High winds and saturated soil conditions typical of winter storms can cause tree roots to fail and branches to weaken. The heavy rainfall is what causes the ground to be so saturated and makes the trees unstable. Trees that retain foliage in winter such as conifers and certain oaks are most at risk for damage because the foliage adds weight and wind resistance. None of this is any easy experience for a homeowner. That is why pre-storm strategies are recommended to identify potentially hazardous conditions and to help reduce the risk of damage before harsh weather occurs.

In many cases, hazards are not always obvious to the untrained eye and correcting them can be a dangerous job. While it is impossible to totally protect your trees and property from severe storms, a certified tree specialist can inspect for issues that could predispose trees to failure. This could include a climbing inspection or an analysis of decay that may be present in the branches, stems, or roots.

Drain it out

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drain it out dehumidifier draining the water out of the air

Water damage can happen in all kinds of ways and there all many different ways of cleaning it up. This is one way SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando gets that water out. This is a dehumidifier and it is draining the moisture in the air into the sink. When you first walk into a room with water damage it can feel very humid and that's what this machine is for. Just one of the ways to dry an affected area. We also use other equipment that do different jobs but at the end of it all we get the affected area dry and ready to restore. Once we have wrapped up the drying process the next step is the reconstruction crew comes in repairs the room back to normal or new.

What is water damage

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

What is Water Damage?

Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water coming in  where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood , and others.

The damage may be extremely slow and minor such as water spots that could eventually mar a surface, or it may be instantaneous and catastrophic such as flooding. However fast it occurs, water damage is a very major contributor to loss of property.

One's homeowner's insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the process of water damage restoration. While a common cause of residential water damage is often the failure of a sump pump, many homeowner's insurance policies do not cover the associated costs without an addendum which adds to the monthly premium of the policy.

  

Our Crew

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Crew We love our Employees!

When your business or commercial property is affected by a disaster, the interruption can greatly impact your revenue, customers and employees. At SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando, we understand that an immediate and efficient response is essential to quickly getting your business back to running at full capacity.

Commercial recovery requires the trained techniques of an experienced team prepared to handle the unique challenges of a large-scale environment. Our service area is not limited to any certain areas. We can service all of California if needed. We have on-call staff available 24/7 to respond to your emergency. Upon receiving a call from your company, we will send a specialist to your location to assess the damage and develop an action plan for moving forward.

Be at ease commercial property owners

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Sylmar/ San Fernando we believe in offering our customers a personal approach focused on effective solutions, communication and transparency in our objectives. In an emergency situation, we want you to feel confident knowing that we will take care of the details, allowing you to focus on your business. As a licensed, bonded and insured company, each and every one of our restoration technicians are fully certified and prepared to meet the challenges of your commercial restoration project with quality workmanship.
Commercial Services SERVPRO of Sylmar/San Fernando Offers
  • Water Extraction & Equipment Rental
  • Commercial Dehumidification
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Odor Neutralization & Removal
  • Mold Removal & Remediation
  • Emergency Structural Stabilization & Board-Up
  • Interior & Exterior Demolition
  • Professional Floor & Upholstery Cleaning.

Just to name a few...

Fire Damage leftovers

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage leftovers These were possessions at one point.

What to do right after the fire...

When you make a fire damage insurance claim, you'll likely need to submit an inventory list of all damaged personal property to your home insurance company. This will require you to begin separating the damaged and undamaged items. It's important to note, though, that having a detailed list of all your possessions already on hand will alleviate a difficult process and help settle the claim much faster.

This list should include the brand name, receipts, purchase price, serial number, and the description of each item. If you don't have copies of the receipts, or if they were destroyed in the fire, make sure to get copies of your previous bank statements.

Any belongings that aren't damaged should be kept in storage. Most homeowners insurance companies will help cover storage costs if the home is rendered uninhabitable — but more on that later.