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SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Serving the Community

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch we not only specialize in restoration and cleanup services, but we also love to participate and give back to our community. 

Every fall, we partner up with the San Fernando Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving Dinner. Most recently, we collected over twenty-six hundred rolls for dinner. It's always a blessing knowing that these families will be well fed on a day of thanks and love. 

Additionally, Jenn of our marketing team volunteers at the CAI-GLAC's outreach committee. Some of the projects she has contributed to include the Spark of Love Toy Drive, Tree People - environment cleanup, SCV Single Mothers Outreach and much more. Knowing that our team members have a heart and passion for the community only further solidify the integrity of SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch.

SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Here to Help

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch prides themselves on customer service. Here at SERVPRO we make ourselves available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our office staff work hard day in and day out to help every customer who may call. They are well trained and up to date with everything there is to know about SERVPRO so that they might help to the best of their ability. 

 When it comes to our techs and men who work out in the field they carry respect for every customer they come in contact with. They are aware that everyone they help is in a stressful situation and try their best to alleviate any stress they can. Our men are kind and well trained here at SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch!



SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Mold Tips

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

·         Stay out of affected areas.

·         Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

·         Contact SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

·         Don’t touch or disturb the mold.

·         Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.

·         Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.

·         Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch specializes in mold cleanup and restoration; in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (818) 842-1400 

What are Air Movers?

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

What is an Air Mover?

Air movers are used in construction and water restoration projects, having a wide variety of industrial applications. They are primarily used to increase air circulation, which speeds up water evaporation and reduces drying time. Compressed air is also used to maximize airflow in a blower fan or air mover. Some other names for air movers are “industrial air blowers”, “commercial blower fans” or “floor drying fans”.

Air movers are an essential tool when mitigation services are needed due to water damage or restoring flood or disaster damage. Some advantages of drying a building with the use of air movers are as follows:

  • Low power draw
  • High velocity, making them ideal for cooling and ventilation purposes
  • Reduces water damage dry out time to carpets and floors, as well as wall cavities behind drywall
  • Dries concrete and paint
  • Removing fumes or gases from a work space

TYPES OF AIR MOVER UNITS

The type of air blower affects the speed and direction of airflow and the amount of space that can be covered by the air mover. There are three major types of air blower units used in most commercial dry out scenarios:

  • Axial: Axial blowers are designed to move large amounts of air across a wide space. These tend to be larger air movers that produce high airflow. Unlike centrifugal air movers, which can direct air in several directions, axial air movers only move air horizontally. They’re ideal for drying walls or top-down drying treatments on carpets. They’re sometimes used for ventilation and equipment cooling.
  • Centrifugal: This type offers a more compact air mover designed for spot treatments. Centrifugal air movers draw air from several sources and direct it to a particular spot. They are often used in restoration work to dry hard to reach areas like under cabinets and in crawl spaces and closets. Most centrifugal air movers can be adjusted to provide airflow at a few different angles. Centrifugal blowers are heavy-duty air movers that produce lower CFM than axial air movers.

SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch is Certified!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a bad or unpleasant experience with a company? We can assure you that will not be the case with SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch. In times of disaster and crisis, it is crucially important to choose a company who will not only get the job done, but look after the client as well. 

The SERVPRO team is always ready to make any disaster "Like it never even happened." With specialized training, our technicians are well prepared to handle water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, bio-hazard cleanup and much more. Along with the expertise, here at SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch you can expect professionalism along with kindness and courtesy. 

SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch is not only an IICRC-WRT certified firm but each of our crew chiefs are certified and ready to go 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call us here at (818) 842-1400.

SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch Expertise

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a bad or unpleasant experience with a company? We can assure you that will not be the case with SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch. In times of disaster and crisis, it is crucially important to choose a company who will not only get the job done, but look after the client as well. 

The SERVPRO team is always ready to make any disaster "Like it never even happened." With specialized training, our technicians are well prepared to handle water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, bio-hazard cleanup and much more. Along with the expertise, here at SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch you can expect professionalism along with kindness and courtesy. 

At SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch our crew chiefs are certified and ready to go 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call us here at (818) 842-1400.



What to do in Case of Potential Soot and Smoke Damage

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

A few simple steps could help minimize secondary soot and smoke damages

SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch is connected to a network of SERVPRO professionals called the Disaster Recovery Team to aid victims of smoke and soot damage within the affected areas. Though personal safety is always the primary concern in these situations, the first several days after the fire is controlled are critical to preventing secondary damages from smoke and soot. Once the local authorities say it is safe to return to your home and/or business, SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch would like to offer the following steps to help minimize additional harmful effects.

DO:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpet.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator completely and prop the doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.
  • Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.     

DON’T:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water. They may have been contaminated.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
  • Even if your property didn’t suffer fire damage, there may be soot particles and residues left to clean up. If cleaned improperly, the odor and effects can linger long after the fire has been extinguished. From the structure itself to the contents inside, SERVPRO of Chatsworth/Stevenson Ranch uses the latest technology and training to leave your property smelling fresh and clean.

We are available 24/7 and always here to help. Call now (818) 842-1400



Preventing Water Damages

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is something no homeowner wants to deal with. It often comes unexpectedly and without warning. Water damage can cause structural damage and if not treated quickly can eventually result in mold. But good news! There are some easy tips to avoid water damage in your home.

  • Make sure your home has good drainage, clean the rain gutters often and make sure they are clear. If you live on a hill, slope your yard away from the home so that it will direct water away from the home. 
  • If you already have leaks, make sure they are fixed immediately. Check for dark spots under pipes or on the ceiling. 
  • Maintain your roof, if there are missing shingles replace them immediately.

SERVPRO of Chatsworth / Stevenson Ranch is faster to any size disaster!

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 818-842-1400



Tip that YOU can do!

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Hello SERVPRO of Chatsworth Readers!

Ever found yourself in a situation where your home or business has been affected by a flood? What can you do in those precious moments before help arrives to respond to the situation?

We have another article to share from our friends over at FEMA with some tips on what YOU can do to clean up after a flood. And don't forget the most important tip of them all - for a team that is faster to any disaster, including your water damage at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Chatsworth for help!

Read on:

"Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere. 

Flooding can occur slowly over many days leaving enough time to evacuate in advance or prepare to be home for several days without power, water, or access to roads or services. Or, as in the case of flash flooding, it can happen very quickly with little or no warning and you may need to move quickly to make it to higher ground. 

In the event of a flood, America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for a Flood offers the following tips to reduce the risk of damage to your home or business: 

  • Elevate critical utilities, such as electrical panels, switches, sockets, wiring, appliances, and heating systems;
  • In areas with repetitive flooding, consider elevating the building;
  • Waterproof basement areas and make sure your sump pump is working; and
  • Move furniture, valuables, and important documents to a safe place.

After a flood, timing is of the essence. Water left in your home for a significant period of time can cause mold, and even in some cases, structural damage. It is important to clean your home as soon as possible following a flood.

Keep in mind that extreme care is necessary when cleaning out your home following a flood. America’s PrepareAthon!’s how-to flood guide also provides recommendations on how to best protect yourself and your property after a flood:

  • Avoid wading in floodwaters as they often contain dangerous debris like broken glass, metal, dead animals, or contaminants, such as sewage, gasoline, and oil;
  • Do not enter a damaged building unless it has been cleared by authorities. There may be structural damage to the foundation, electrical hazards, or hidden damage;
  • Take precautions and wear appropriate protective equipment, such as gloves, safety glasses, rubber boots, and masks that protect you from dust and other dangerous particles;
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or you’re standing in water;

Restoring A Chatsworth Commercial Building

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

looding and water damage events at Chatsworth 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.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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.

About SERVPRO of Chatsworth

SERVPRO of Chatsworth 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.

Meet our Team: http://www.SERVPROchatsworth.com/crew-photos