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When it comes to property loss, we often associate to home loss. Businesses are not exempt from property damage, and it can be very difficult to navigate through the process with such a large loss. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we work hard to make sure the process is effortless when it comes to dealing with the ins and outs of the restoration process. Everything begins right in the office where we diligently go through all the necessary protocols needed when it comes to communicating with insurance companies and large losses. Our trained and professional technicians are in constant communication with the office relaying all concerns from the customer, making sure we are all on the same page. We want to make sure there are no surprises when it comes to the restoration process, being transparent is key in ensuring our customers are confident that we are doing everything possible to restore everything back to the way it was prior to loss even happening.
Ever Changing Times
As we continue to navigate through the ever-changing times, it is important as a business to keep our doors open and move forward. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we understand when a business has a loss it can be devastating, and the most important thing is to make sure to get back up and running as soon as possible. Our trained and professional technicians make sure to eliminate any wandering questions right from the start so that the process of restoration can move as smooth as can be. We take pride in everything we do, and we want to make sure that our customers feel just as important as our family and friends. While it can be daunting having to deal with repairs to your business, making sure getting back up and running is at the top of our to do list and we want to make sure everything gets back to normal for you as if the loss never even happened.
Doing Our Part
With the Pandemic still ongoing it is important as ever to make sure that we are all taking the necessary precautions to keep us safe and healthy. While we want to make sure we keep our families and homes safe it is also important to make sure our businesses are taking the necessary steps to do the same. It is our pleasure her at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes to assist in doing just that, by helping businesses keep their doors open by assisting in the sanitization of all surfaces and areas. Our trained and professional technicians definitely do not lack in detail and this especially important regarding this specific situation. We want to make sure that we are doing our part in the community so that we can all continue to try and go about life as normal as possible given the circumstances.
Taking Care of "Business"
It can be hard to imagine how to move forward when you have a loss in your home, but happens when a business has a loss? There is so much involved when it comes to any loss and for a commercial property there is just that much more. As a business ourselves we understand how important it is to be able to keep your doors open without any down time. We work very hard to ensure that when there is a commercial loss that the business is still able to stay open even while we do our work. It can be hard to Focus on all the necessary steps that are needed during such a large a loss for commercial buildings. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we make sure to assist in every way possible when t comes to a loss so the customer can focus on getting things back to normal before the loss even happened. We make sure to communicate every step of the way with insurance companies and the customers so we all remain on the same page from the beginning.
Serving Our Business Community
Commercial building needing water mitigation
Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, not only do we serve our neighbors and their home needs, but we also assist with our commercial community as well. We are accustomed to large losses and are prepared to handle the worst scenarios. We understand how important it is to not lose any time regarding the function of your business. Our team works hard to remain professional integrity and to remain unnoticed as much as possible as you continue to run your company without having to close your doors unless necessary.
Figuring out what to do next, can be the main challenge at the start of the loss. Contacting your insurance company is the first step in creating a plan of action for what needs to happen moving forward. Our trained and professional technicians will begin by documenting the loss which aids in creating an estimate that is formulated to project what will need to happen to get everything back to the way it was like the loss never happened.
technician in full PPE performing a COVID cleanup for a commercial business
As the world continues to battle through the unknown with this pandemic, one constant has been the unwavering readiness from SERVPRO of Palos Verdes to assist in every way possible. Our trained and professional technicians take every situation very seriously and we take no chances when it comes to exposing ourselves and others to the dangers that have come our way. We utilize all necessary PPE needed to perform the job to our fullest capabilities. If there are any additional precautions that are needed such as wiping down surfaces, we are more than prepared to assist in sanitizing all areas that may require that extra needed attention. We aim to ensure the comfortability of all customers when it comes to such pressing matters, and we want them to know that their health is our number one priority moving forward during this very troublesome time.
Fire Damage to commercial residence
While California may not be susceptible to harsh winter storms, we are known for our fire catastrophes. California has been in a drought for quite some time which means wildfires are bound to happen. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes our technicians are trained to go into a property that has been damaged by a fire and assess the extent of the damage and the necessary repairs that may be needed.
A fire loss can cause severe damage not only to the surface of the structure, but also to the inner structure of the property. Often, our technicians will need to board up areas where the damage is beyond just cleaning soot. Any loss to a property can be devastating, so making the process as easy as can be for the customer from start to finish of the job is essential. We work closely with the customer and the insurance company to make sure that there is always communication from start to finish. It is important to make sure the customer is aware of every step in the restoration process so when the job is completed there are no surprises. We are here to help the customer in any way possible and want to make sure that when you have a property loss, you can count on our team to make the unfortunate situation into an easy, fast, and uncomplicated experience.
Helping Near and Far
There are multiple desiccants that were used to help in the drying process of this multi-level storage facility during a freeze storm.
Most recently we participated in a SERVPRO storm event in Austin, Texas. A storm even is where SERVPROs from all over the country come together at a specific location, specifically where the storm happened. We will stay in the state or location until we have been able to assist all affected homes in the area. This storm happened to affect multiple states and was the largest storm SERVPRO has assisted with. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes it is more important than ever to come together and make sure we are united in moving forward. We truly value our customers and want to make sure they know that every one of them is important and that we are here to provide them with service during such difficult times. We assisted everywhere from helping with family homes to eve big commercial buildings.
Our trained and professional technicians are equipped to address all your needs from answering day-to-day questions throughout the process as well as helping communicate all necessary concerns to your insurance company.
Never A Job Too Big
mitigation that was performed for a large gym company
Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we are often called out to help families who may have experienced some kind of loss directly related to their homes, but what happens to the business community? Our trained and professional technicians are ready to handle every situation whether it involves a fire, rain or water damage, mold damage, or even crime scene cleanup.
Our technicians are prepared to handle the small and big jobs including commercial buildings. We want to make sure we are assisting our local businesses in every way possible which includes coming to their aid when there has been some kind of loss. Often, we are asked if the job is too big to handle and the answer is always, No! We will work closely with the owner of the business and their insurance company from start to finish to make sure everything is restored back to the way it was before the disaster even occurred.
The Risk of Asbestos
Asbestos is perceived as a health hazard and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Asbestos fibers related with these health risks are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause a buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis and result in loss of lung function that often progresses to major disabilities.
Here are some tips to reduce the hazards of working on the cleanup of asbestos:
- Making sure you have been properly trained for work with asbestos and understand what is required of you and the plan of work.
- Do not eat, smoke or drink in the work area.
- Use any equipment provided, including that for personal protection; ensure it is clean and in good working order.
- Ensuring asbestos waste is disposed of safely.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes can be contacted 24 hours, 7 days a week at (424) 570-9900 or email any questions to office@SERVPROpalosverdes.com
Disaster Ready in Palos Verdes
When disaster strikes in Palos Verdes, the last thin you want to think about is where the spare batteries are or whether your perishables have assed their expiration date. Make sure you're ready for any situation and how to handle the aftermath with these tips.
Prepare a "Go Bag"
- First aid kit
- Battery powered flashlights and radio.
- Extra batteries
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Regional maps
- Moist towelettes and any personal sanitation or specific family needs.
Form an Action Plan - When the situation gets chaotic make sure that every family member knows what to do. Prep you home. If the power goes out, unplug appliances and electronics and turn off air conditioners regardless if you stay or go.
Arriving home after a major disaster can be disheartening. For any emergency disaster contact SERVPRO of Palos Verdes (424) 570-9900. Available 24 hours and 7 days a week.
How to Bounce Back
Fire that took place at a Downtown Los Angeles Commercial Building
With the world as it is right now, we must be more conscientious than ever. Whether you are at home right now or are an essential business, it is important to keep in mind the wellbeing of your place of work. Recently many were victims to looting and property damage leaving many commercial buildings affected by vandalism and even fire damage. So how to you come back from such a set back and where do you even begin?
When it comes to commercial building fires SERVPRO has dedicated their efforts to ensuring that the process is smooth from start to finish. The first step is to give us a call right away after the incident. We then send out a team of dedicated technicians who will arrive and assess the damage to the property while putting together a plan to begin the cleanup. With most fire jobs reconstruction is needed and SERVPRO provides extensive professional restoration services while helping to keep your recovery costs down.
The New Norm
Restaurant posting for outside dining
Even though you might not be able to dine in your favorite restaurant, they are still open for take out or outside dining which means they still need us to back them up. Restaurant kitchens are extremely busy and have many large appliances that can cause some serious damage. Oil build up can cause some nasty fire damages and those huge dishwashers and sinks are just waiting for the perfect moment to burst a hose or pipe. Here at SERVPPRO of Palos Verdes our trained and professional technicians are equipped to handle everything a restaurant might need to get them back up running for all of those who are stuck at home ordering in. Staying safe and helping our customers get back to normal is our number one priority here at SERVPRO.
Keeping up with COVID-19
Disinfecting for COVID-19
Cleanliness is key during this pandemic. COVID-19 seems to be spreading fast through our communities and people are looking for ways to keep safe and clean. SERVPRO of Palos Verdes proudly offers COVID-19 cleaning services to both commercial and residential areas. Our highly trained professionals will clean and disinfect your home and/or business and dispose of waste. We use medical grade chemicals that follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. The CDC encourages cleaning surfaces that are frequently used.
Our focus centers on sanitizing everything; from the structure of the building to the porous and non-porous surfaces within it. Our staff is even equipped to handle cases in which homes and business have been directly affected by the virus. Call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes and schedule an appointment to clean your property today!
Why SERVPRO for Commercial Buildings?
This commercial building was heavily saturated by a water leak.
Often, we find ourselves in unpredictable situations at home such as the toilet overflowing, mold damage, and even fire accidents. But what happens when we have these issues occur at our place of work or when a commercial building has been affected? Whether it be a storm disaster or water leak, our professionals here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes are highly trained to handle such situations and have years of experience in commercial and residential restoration services. We understand that getting back to normal operation as quickly as possible is a huge concern for businesses regarding revenue and productivity. That is why, when a disaster emergency arises, its best to give us a call as soon as possible.
SERVPRO Is widely known for our fast and high-quality restoration services as well as providing excellent customer service. We know that dealing with such matters can be incredibly stressful, which is why we offer a range of services directly through SERVPRO to help alleviate any anxiety. These services include emergency service mitigation, insurance claim assistance, reconstruction, disaster planning, and much more.
Multicultural Film Festival 2020
Things to do in Palos Verdes, Ca.
The 2020 Universal Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF)
The 2020 Multicultural Film Festival will take place from April 3- 5 at the RHCC Community Center, Promenade on the Peninsula, Peninsula Center Library and Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes, California. This event, organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group LLC, will present a wide variety of films, including original shorts, documentaries, and animations created by those selected filmmakers from all over the world. This festival will offer an amazing opportunity for all visitors to find out and learn in an outstanding way about different cultures, lifestyles, traditions and beliefs.
Location: 735 Silver Spur Rod, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274
Parking is FREE on the lots outside of the venue as well as in the parking structure of the Promenade on the Peninsula.
Hiking with Friends: Ocean Trails
Save the Date: February 2, 2020
Family Day Hike (Ocean Trails)
Location: 3287 La Rotondra Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. 90275
Sunday, February 2,2020
Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm.
All hikes are subject to change due to weather or trail condition. Meeting time is at 8:00 am
Length of the trail is 2.74 Miles (Round Trip)
Hike Level: Beginner - 2
Duration: 3 Hours
Please be advised that the address is an apartment complex, just follow Rotonda Drive until it ends and you will see the parking lot at the very end.
Departure time is 15 minutes after the meeting time.
This event is FREE but you will still have to RSVP at: www.eventbrite.com
6th Annual Lunar New Year Festival
Year of the Rat 2020!
Lunar New Year Festival
Join us for a Cultural Festival and bring the whole family for some entertainment, Face Painting, Crafts, Petting Zoo and the best Fireworks Finale in Southern California.
This is the 6th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year Festival. It is the lucky year of the Rat. For the chinese zodiac those born in the years of: 1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2008 this will be your year!
When: Saturday January 25th from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm.
Where: Cabrillo Way Marine Promenade (corner of 22nd and Miner St) 2293 Miner Street, San Pedro CA 90731.
Christmas Chills 2019
Christmas Day of Chills
This winter storm slammed the Southland with heavy rain, the city will see a brief break before the wet weather returns Christmas Day. The rain will continue thought showers will mostly be scattered and light. But more rain and snow is expected to roll into the Southland on Christmas Day. Expected is heaby downpours on Thursday. Snow levels could be as low as 3,500 feet in some areas.
Los Angeles and Orange counties will see a high of 55 degrees and 90% change of showers.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for any emergency damage. (424)-570-9900.
Tips to Preventing Water Damage to your Home
Water Damage Prevention!
A Few Easy Tips in Keeping your Home Away from Water Damage
Water damage can be costly so in order to protect yourself from any losses or claims:
- Clean Gutter and Downsprouts- At least clean your gutters from any blockage twice a year. Unmanageable overflow may create puddles that could damage the foundation of your home.
- Maintenance of trees and vegetation- minimize landscaping near utility pipes of if necessary to remove trees and shrubs that have grown too much. Trees roots can wrap around your pips and break them.
- Check your appliances regularly- Check appliances regularly for leaks according to manufacturers directions.
- Know your Water Main- Find out the location of your main and shut if off if you leave for an extended amount of time. If no water goes in the house means no faucet drips that can lead to havoc.
Ponte Vista Development- San Pedro
Work in Progress!
In late April 2019 this year locals have noticed some movement and progress known as the Ponte Vista Project. This is a master planned development adjacent to the exclusive communities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, down in San Pedro.
This 61.5 acre land is in development for a 662 for-sale housing and as of status of this development have made Western Ave much wider. By mid November have the road available for the public by Mary Star High School. Landscaping for the median will begin in December.
Construction of the homes will begin within 2-3 months. Ponte Vista is divided into six planning areas each with specific design guidelines. The developer is currently marketing these areas for potential builders.
Tips to Prepare your Property for the Fall Season
Preparation for your mansion!
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is located locally and covers such territories of Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates and San Pedro area. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and mansions.
Here are a few suggestions to prepare your mansion for the fall season.
- Cleaning out of the gutters before the winter season arrive.
- With colder weather arriving, cleaning up overgrown plants from the summer months should be removed.
- Assessment of the following: furnace, how water heater and duct work. Making sure to replace any filters and light bulbs are all working.
- Total inspection of the whole house from the outside checking all windows that no hot air is escaping.
Vandalism in a Rancho Palos Verdes store
The hole in the wall is how the intruder broke into the store
As many people may know SERVPRO offers tons of different services, this one right here was a special type of job that many people probably have no idea that we are capable of.
This job was caused by an intruder who broke into and vandalized a local Rancho Palos Verdes jewelry store. Detectives had a finger-printing power all over the entire store to try and pick up fingerprints to determine who the intruder was.
Our technicians went in and HEPA vacuumed everything, not only the floors but the walls and ceilings as well. A HEPA filter should trap 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger which makes it extremely powerful.
When SERVPRO of Palos Verdes left the store you would have never known what really went on inside, you would have never known that was just a crime scene and that means our job is finished.
Do not hesitate, call for a quote today.
Restoring a Harbor City business after sewage back up.
This specific loss was caused to a Harbor City business after their neighbors had a sewage backup. SERVPRO of Palos Verdes was there to help, as always. We started this job by extracting the water from the restaurant, hallway, and the bathroom. We also lifted the carpet and tore out the carpet pad, when doing that our certified technicians found mold.
It takes only minutes for water to spread and penetrate everything in site and mold begins to grow in as little as 48 hours. Luckily SERVPRO of Palos Verdes specializes in mold restoration and has all the proper equipment needed.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes was able to complete this job and get the business back up and running in less then one week!
Essentially no job is to much for SERVPRO of Palos Verdes and we are eager to help.