Recent Water Damage Posts

What to do during a loss

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, you can never completely be ready for when the unexpected happens. When a water loss occurs in a home it can be very confusing and many time customers are unsure of the steps to take. You can take as many preventative measures as possible, but in the moment everything tat was clear can become very blurry. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we assist from the very start beginning with our office.  Any loss in a home can be very devastating and we try to relieve some of those troubles by assisting in the communication with your insurance company so you can focus on more important tasks. Our trained and professional technicians communicate all necessary procedures to the office and the customer, so we are all on the same page and never miss a beat. We want our customers to feel confident that they can sit back and let us take care of the hard stuff  for them.

Preparing for a Water Loss

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

While we may not experience the harsh winter weather here in California like other states experience, we do still have to make sure we are prepared for other weather conditions. We are not always prepared to handle any kind of rain here, but it is important to be aware of the possible damages that can occur from that kind of a loss. Water damage to a home can cause a major headache and can also take time to fix. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes our trained and professional technicians are prepared to assist with any loss your home may face. We want to make sure we take care of the loss from as soon as it happens to help ensure there is no secondary damage to the property. It is important for us to make sure you are in the loop every step of the way, so you know what to expect from the start.

The Unexpected

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Basement Water Damage Water damage to basement

Unfortunately, the unexpected happens quite often, and when it does, we are prepared to handle it. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we get called out to homes and businesses that are right in the middle of a water loss and their property has been flooded. Many times, customers have no idea where to begin and that is where we come in. We are prepared to assist with the loss from the very start. If insurance is involved, we communicate the plan of action every step f the way with the adjuster and the customer making sure everyone is on the same page. We never want the customer to feel as though they are lost in the process and do not know what is going on.

The customer will be able to address their concerns and ask as many questions as possible they need answered with our trained and professional technicians. We want them to feel confident their property is being taken care of the way it should be.

Helping Through the Process

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged Material Insulation that was needed to be removed due to water damage to the drywall

It is a known fact that any damage to a home or property can cause major turmoil for the one who owns the property. Dealing with the damage is only one facet of getting back to your normal day to day life. The process can be grueling and emotionally exhausting to deal with all the ups and downs of figuring out every detail of how to restore your home back to the way it was before the loss even happened. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we work hard to ensure our customers can put their full trust into our technicians and our office staff. We want to make sure we can provide outstanding service and ease our customers mind from the headache of having to deal with paperwork, estimates, and appointments. Moving forward is exactly what we want them to think about and we help our customer do just that.  By assisting in the claim process and making sure we speak with the insurance companies and providing all the necessary information to get the job done quickly and efficiently, we are helping the customer get back to their everyday life.

We will be there

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

photo of truck Our truck in Louisiana

It can be hard navigating through all the necessary channels when you experience a loss in your home. It is important to know that you have someone that is on your side and knowing someone is there for you during such a difficult time can be a great relief. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we care about the relationships with our customers, and we want to make sure that we are providing the excellent service they deserve.

Our trained and professional technicians are prepared to assess a loss from the moment they arrive and to provide accurate and professional options to repair the damages to your home. We will gather all information needed to formulate an estimate that is shared with you and your insurance company prior to any work being performed creating a plan of action for all repairs.

Always Sunny in California?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

exterior wall damage damage to an exterior wall from a rain storm

While Southern California is typically thought of as the place to go where the sun always shines, we are still susceptible to mother nature. Although we may not experience harsh winters with large amounts of snow, we do experience the occasional heavy rainstorm. Often Angelinos are not prepared for the after math of such a storm because we have this pre-notion that the sun will always be out for us. This can cause some major problems when a disaster does occur due to the unforeseen natural occurrences.

Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we are prepared to aid in the water mitigation and restoration needed to get your home back to the way it was before the damage even occurred. Our trained technicians are not only certified to take care of the issues at hand, but they are also knowledgeable in educating those we serve with the necessities on prevention for such circumstances. We try to equip our customers with the proper tools needed to help them in the future foresee the potential hazards or problems, if any, that may arise due to faulty plumbing, water heater issues, etc.

Winter Month Fires!

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Keeping your home fire free this time of season can be easily prevented.  We have arranged a list of the most common causes of the fires in the home for this winter season. 

  1. Candles in the home should be extinguished if you are leaving the room.
  2. Any food material in the kitchen that is prone to burning needs to be properly taken away. 
  3. Any holiday trees or lights need to be taken down to prevent any combustion of electrical issues. 
  4. Space heaters need to be placed and away from any flammable elements.

In an event of any fire emergency and to experience a stress free situation make the first call to SERVPRO of Palos Verdes and let us help you get your home or commercial business back. Our technicians are trained and available any time of the day or night. Please do not hesitate to call at (424) 570-9900 for a quote or any questions. 

Outstanding Feedback

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

2020 has been such a roller coaster of events, but SERVPRO of Palos Verdes still has received exceptional reviews and below is one testimonial of our services.

"I just want you to know that from the very first time that I spoke to you, you were very patient, kind, understanding and answered all my questions. Putting my mind at ease! I know you were dealing with other customers, but you made me feel like as if I was the one and only customer you had. My husband and I evacuated Mansfield, Texas which is 6 hours away from my home.  I have had full trust in you being in my home with being so far away! Then, I met you and you were very  professional yet caring. Thank you for calling me, sending photos of the damage and assuring me that everything is going well in my home. Thank you for making what could've been a stressful time not stressful at all.  I thank God for placing you and your SERVPRO Crew in my life.  May God continue to bless you and your crew.  I hope to see you whenever we can come back and find a place to stay until our home is repaired."

Gratefully Yours,

Roy and Jacquetta F.

Warming Up

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

House Warming

We are entering the wintery months of the year,  it is important to prepare for possible power outages so that your home can remain warm, even if the power is out.  Here are a few easy and simple tips for you and your family to keep cozy as you wait for the power to come recover: 

  • Close the curtains at night.
  • Light up your fireplace and candle.
  • Drink warm liquids.
  • Break out the blankets
  • Do some cooking
  • Layer your clothing

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes has been serving the nation with the best possible methods.  Our restoration team has been an example of that.  If ever any there is any water or fire damages arises then remember the name.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes can be contacted 24 hours a day 7 days a week at (424) 570-9900.

Our History of Water Damage

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleaning and Restoration System

The restoration process starts once we are called.  SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is available around the clock no matter what size disaster.  Our skilled technicians are dispatched as soon as possible to prevent and damage worsening. 

Water damage assessment is the next step.  So we can provide the best solution our team has given a few tips before arrive: 

  • Determine and stop the water source
  • Determine the type of water damage and contamination level.
  • Move any furniture and belongings that may be blocking to help prevent any stains on the flooring. 

Water Extraction or Removal is the next part of the process, where our team is equipped with state of the art pumps and truck-mounted vacuums. Drying and dehumidification along with cleaning and sanitizing to successfully complete the remediation process. 

If you are interested in any of our services please do not hesitate and contact SERVPRO of Palos Verdes at (424) 570-9900.

What is involved in Water Remediation

11/7/2020 (Permalink)

Material Removed Drywall and flooring removed from area in order to dry the structure completely

When a customer ends up in the unfortunate situation of needing water remediation, whether it be from a pipe leak, water over flow, or roof leak, it can be quite confusing on the steps that are needed to get your home back to its original state.

Here at SERRVPRO of Palos Verdes we begin our work with the initial phone call. After we have received the information pertaining to the loss, we send out our professional technicians to assess the affected areas and determine the work that is needed to be performed. Often, our technicians will begin drying the affected areas the same day of the inspection by placing the proper equipment which is then monitored over a period of days to achieve the necessary drying specifications. In some instances, demolition and reconstruction services are needed in order to properly dry any area that may have been affected in order to prevent mold or further damage to the structure. It is extremely important to contact our office as soon as you notice any type of water leak so you can be one step ahead of the disaster.

Preventing Water Damage in Your Home

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Leak from a water pipe water pipe that has begun to leak

We at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes are the best to call when you have any kind of water related issue in your home. Usually we are called once the problem has occurred, but how can you prevent the issue from happening to start? Many times, a water loss occurs because of faulty valves or even a crack in a water pipe. By following these few tips, you could possibly save your home from some major damage.

  • If you notice you have a sink clog, contact a professional right away
  • Make sure to check and replace if needed any faucet supply lines
  • Test all water valves often to make sure they are working properly
  • If you notice any brown colored stains on the drywall there could be something wrong with the hidden pipes
  • Make sure to upgrade washing machine hoses
  • Know where your water main is located
  • Install water detection devices

Of course, there are just some circumstances that can not be avoided and when those situations arise SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is here with our trained and professional technicians ready to help as quickly as possible.

Palos Verdes Homes Tour 2020

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Water painting of the mountainside filled with beautiful flowers surrounding a home. Things To Do In Rancho Palos Verdes!

The Circle of the Palos Verdes Art Center is extremely excited to present this years:  Palos Verdes Homes Tour 2020

Come and enjoy the beautiful and refreshing homes and gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Opening the doors to the a fabulous art and fun collections during the Palos Verdes Homes Tour.  Sponsored by the Circle of the Palos Verdes Art Center. Come and take a break during your self paced, self driving tour of this year's featured homes and enjoy an included leisurely lunch at the Art Center and shop the unique boutiques and our own Collected Treasures. 

Date and Time: Fri. & Sat. March 20-21, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Location:  Palos Verdes Art Center

5504 Crestridge Road

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Homes Tour:  $65

SoCal Museums Free-For-All

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

2 children and a father looking at ducks through a window. Southern California Weekend Events!

SoCal Museums Free-For-All 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

With wonderful and sunny southern California weather this is an event that will fulfill you and your family's weekend.  Over 40 museums presenting art cultural heritage natural history, and science will open their door and invite visitors to attend FREE of charge.

This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions.  Regular parking fees apply at each museum.  

List of Participating Museums:

  • The Broad
  • The Museum of Tolerance
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
  • California African American Museum
  • California Science Center
  • Getty Center Museum
  • La Brea Tar Pits
  • Kid Space Children's Museum
  • LACMA 
  • Los Angeles County Fire Museum

Bridged Makeover

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Aerial view of the Vincent Thomas Bridge with the Desmond Bridge in the background. Bridges Unite!

Two iconic structures that connect Long Beach and San Pedro, as well as the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, have both received much fame for their attention lately.  The Gerald Desmond Bridge the 515 foot tall bridge will be completed later this year.  The new bridge will ease congestion and allow larger ships to pass underneath it.  

The replacement for the Desmond Bridge is said to be costing a $1.5 Billion budget and slated for completion this year.  The Vincent Thomas Bridge on the other hand will be closed periodically  for Caltrans repairs over the next couple of weeks. The $4.8 million project to replace finger joints on the bridge and is scheduled for completion by 2021.

Consoles n' Kicks Tournament 2019

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Football player in the throwing stance position.  In a red #15 Jersey.Left side saying Consoles N Kicks, Street Soul Presents Things to do in San Pedro!

Charity:  Boys and Girls Club of the Port of Los Angeles

Consoles N Kicks Presented by Street Sole

Created and Produced by A2Z eSports

ConSoles n' Kicks presented by Street Sole brings together Los Angeles sneaker Culture and eEsports/Gaming Lifestyle for an event that's first of the its kind. 

Gamer will compete for cash and kicks while the live stream will feature special guest appearances from influences in the sneaker and gaming community like San Pedro's own, Wallychamp.

There will be exclusive sales and giveaways of kicks, clothes and art to raise money for the Boys and Girls club. 

Registration is Free Online until December 13, Late registration is anytime after December 14: $50

All players that enter to play in the tournament get a free pizza from Big Nick's Pizza!

Location:  Street Sole 

317 West 6th Street

San Pedro Ca. 90731

City-Wide Brush Clearing Event

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Large tree with leaves in a very large area of land of grass. Prevention to Fires!

Brush Clearing-Fall Season 2019

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes holds a bi-annual brush clearing event.  The goal of the event is to assist homeowners to dispose (free of charge) excess brush, hedges, tree branches in order to comply with the fire safety guidelines.  This event is most helpful to the property owners with large properties or canyon properties.  Also will provide homes that need trimming.  

Waste that is acceptable may be in tied bundles of in the EDCO carts.  Loose Material, trash or construction and demolition material will not be collected.  Schedule your brush clearing work with your gardener and landscapers in advance.  

Collection this week will be for Friday, November 9, 2019

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes serving the locals of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Miraleste and Palos Verdes Estates. 

November Chills 2019

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Mountainside of Griffith Park Observatory under dark clouds. Stay Warn Los Angeles!

NovembeRRR 2019

As Los Angeles cools down, are we really ready for the coldness that is upon us. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert from the Antelope Valley to Los Angeles. 

Resident in those areas were advised to stay indoors and take steps to protect themselves from the cold, including dressing in warm clothing and putting on hats, scarves, gloves and socks.  

For those who do not have any warm place to say in can visit indoor public facilities or call 211 for help finding the nearest shelter. 

Locally owned and franchised SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is ready to help in any way.  

Dia de Los Muertos Festival 2019

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

Colorful skull surrounded by flowers with a banner in the middle that says, Dia de los Muertos Festival San Pedro San Pedro's Dia de Los Muertos Festival 2019

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Festival 2019 in San Pedro, Ca. 

Dating back to the Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs, the modern holiday is a synthesis of Aztec and Spanish traditions.  It is not a sad occasion or a time for mourning, rather it is when family and friends gather to remember and celebrated departed loved ones.  In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is a national holiday, though it is celebrated in other parts of the Latin America and the Philippines as well. 


398 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731


October 27, 2019


3 pm - 9 pm


Topaz Building Parking Lot

568 South Centre St.

Cross Streets:  6th and Centre St.

$10 Parking 

Admission is FREE!

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is locally owned and proud to serve the community. For a quote please call (424) 570-9900.

Water Damage Emergency Services

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

A plaque with the Servpro Logo of SERVPRO Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration. Water Emergency Preparedness

Before having our technicians on site here are a few tips before we arrive on site for any water damage services:  


  1. To prevent any secondary damages to shut off the water source. 
  2. Any extra water, to remove by blotting or mopping.
  3. To discard or shore up any upholstery needed to dry evenly.  


  1. Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water. 
  2. Do not turn on any light fixtures especially if the ceiling is sagging from retained water.  
  3. Do not leave any colored items such as books or magazines on any wet carpeting. 

For any questions or concerns please feel free to call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes where our technicians have the skill and honesty io order to provide the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible. 

Avoiding Water Damage to your Building

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

A washing machine with a spillage below in blue, saying Water Under Washing Machine, Is it Leaking or is it a Spill? Is it Leaking or is it a Spill?

To manage your property at its best and keep water damage clear from any costly responsibilities in the future.

1. Knowing the location of the main shut off valve is good to know especially when going on vacation and having to water coming into your property. 

2. Checking appliances a few times a month such as  maybe a loose hose or a corroded pipe. 

3. Replacing any hoses for the washer and dryer can be very helpful due to most water damage is from a washer machine leaks.  

4. Also to prevent any damages, once in a while take a look at your water bill in making sure that there are no major differences in the bill. 

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is locally owned and franchised.  Making sure that we have the skill and honesty to provide the consumer with the highest degree of professionalism possible. (424) 570-9900

Prevent Backflow Water Damage

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage - Call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes

• To prevent sewage backflows talk with a plumber regarding the installation of backflow restrictors and other such devices.

• Store items above the floor to prevent damage; using either wood blocks or shelving. Be sure down spouts from rain gutters are directing water away from the house.
• Add window well covers to the outside of your home. Adjust the grade of your property where it meets the foundation.
• Check the working operation of sump pumps and/or sump alarms.
• Have a stand-by sump pump.
• Turn off outdoor water spigots and ensure the line is drained prior to winter.
• Turn off water supply lines to washers, toilets and sinks when you take vacations.
• Arrange for frequent visits by friends while you are on vacation.