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Demonstration Videos for COVID-19 Clean-Up Services

8/1/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Torrance, we’ve created a series of videos showing the services provided by our location for COVID-19 clean-up. The situation does not seem to be getting better, so keeping a clean home and business is essential now more than ever. Going about a task like this may seem difficult for you, but that is why we are here to help!

Our clean up services can adhere to your schedule and business needs. These clean ups can be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Whatever is best for your COVID-19 business plan. The chemicals used by our highly trained technicians are certified by the CDC to kill bacteria and viruses on a multitude of surfaces. Our technicians will also arrive in proper PPE, with N95 masks and full suits to protect both themselves and our clients from the pestilence we all know too well. 

Click here to be brought to the video page which will have 3 parts to our demonstration. If you are interested in this service we provide, you can find our 24 hour service line at the top right of any SERVPRO of Torrance webpage (310) 320-2112. We are here to help you during the COVID-19 crisis. The best we can do is wear our masks and follow CDC guidelines to unite together and fight this virus!

What to do in the Face of Storm Damage

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

In Southern California, the weather can be pretty unpredictable. One year we are in a drought, and the next rain is falling all winter. It is important to be prepared for these types of conditions, because homes are not indestructible structures. A storm can cause serious damage to your property, and it’s best to be aware of what to do when confronted with storm damage.

Scope for Hidden Damages

Water from heavy rain can seep into the nooks and crannies of your home making mold growth more likely. After a storm, look in all of the often overlooked places of your home to check for flooding and water build up. It’s important to catch this soon to prevent mold growth. If you are not sure if your home is damaged from a storm, call a disaster recovery service like SERVPRO to inspect your home for any storm damage.

Steer Clear of Affected Areas

After inspection, if your home has suffered from damage, to keep everyone safe, keep a good proximity from the affected areas. If your property has mold damage, the mold can produce allergens that can be dangerous for humans to be around. And if water has accumulated in your home, it can affect the structural integrity of your property. Keep yourself and the occupiers of your property safe!

Call a Disaster Recovery Service

Once you are sure your property has suffered from storm damage, call a disaster recovery service like SERVPRO to restore your home back to new. Here at SERVPRO, we have a 24-hour emergency service line at (310) 320-2112 for your property’s restoration needs any time of day. We have over 50 years of experience in disaster recovery, so you can trust us to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

Summer has come! Here's what to look out for to prevent fire damage

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Here in Southern California, our summers are hot! With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees, this is the catalyst for many brush fires that sweep the state every summer. These fires have the unfortunate potential of reaching resident areas, which is why being prepared for a fire should be in the mind of one who lives in high risk areas. 

To prepare for these situations, consider making an emergency home kit. This blog goes into detail of the types of materials you want to add in the kit to ensure you’re as prepared as possible if that tumultuous time ever comes. Even if you aren't in a high fire risk area, it is still wise to equip your home with an emergency kit because the events of the future can never be predicted. 

In addition to brush fires, the appliances in your home could be a potential catalyst of fire. Since temperatures are higher than usual, these appliances have a greater risk of over-heating, potentially causing a fire. To prevent this, read our blog on home inspection. This will give you information on how to inspect different appliances and tools in your home to make sure they are functioning properly, minimizing any potential for dangerous malfunction. 

Take this as a reminder to note the change of seasons and how it could affect your home or surroundings. Here at SERVPRO we are dedicated top riveting you with not only the best restoration services, but with great information to prevent us having to make it “Like it never even happened,” in the first place. For any questions, or to schedule an inspection, call our 24 hour service line at (310) 320-2112. 

How We Can Help

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician in PPE Here is our SERVPRO technician geared up in PPE to make it "Like it never even happened!"

Our beloved community Torrance is slowly reopening as we still face the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is eager to be able to enjoy life again as if it were normal. But as we know, the new normal is very different from life before the pandemic. The CDC has drawn out guidelines for businesses and cities to re-open, but with strict health guidelines to keep infections as low as possible. You can find these guidelines on the CDC website. To keep your business or even home as safe as possible read up on these guidelines and enforce them in your environment to not only protect yourself, but others as well. 

So what can SERVPRO do to help during the pandemic? Well, we have a wide range of services that can instill confidence in both business and homeowners during the pandemic. Our technicians here have PPE approved by the CDC. This PPE is usually used in category 2 and up water damage cases and biohazard clean-up. But now as a business that provides in-person services for our clients, this PPE will be used in almost every job we do. To see photos of our technicians in PPE, check out our photo gallery. SERVPRO can help you during this pandemic by providing disinfecting services for your commercial business or home property. We have several chemicals and disinfectants approved by the CDC to kill bacteria and viruses on all types of surfaces. These clean-ups can be scheduled daily, weekly, monthly, or maybe even just once. Let us know and we can be there to provide impeccable disinfecting services for your property! To schedule one, call our 24 hour emergency service line at (310) 320-2112. We pick up the phone 24 hours a day to be there for our Torrance community at all times. To learn even more about what we can do for you, read our blogs.

How is your business doing during COVID-19?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we care about our clients and their well being. It is obvious that COVID-19 has impacted every member of the community. We want to know how you are doing, and how we can help. As businesses slowly open up with proper health restrictions in place, maybe your business is in need of some inspection, cleaning, or restoration before starting up. Let us know, and we will be there to help.

To learn more about the services we provide, browse around the website or read our "Why SERVPRO" blogs. We have a wide range of services to meet the needs of the Torrance community.

We also have blogs about how to maintain your business during COVID-19, with tips and pointers on what you can do to inspect your own property. Also feel free to take a look at some other blogs unrelated to COVID-19 about what to do if your property faces any sort of natural disaster damage. 

We have the proper PPE and disinfecting equipment to clean your property before its opening. The customers of Torrance will be pleased to support local businesses and to see them clean and flourishing. Schedule an inspection through our 24 hour service line (310) 320-2112. Our services are still open during these times, and we want to make sure yours are too.

Have the recent rains affected your home?

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Blurry house through a rainy window Slay the rainy season!

At the beginning of California’s lockdown, the weather was still getting over the cold and rain. For several days periodically it rained well, the perfect time for some cozy weather as we were all newly quarantined in our homes. Now that we are moving into hotter temperatures, it’s a good time to acknowledge the state of your home after those storms. You do not want any mold growing in the summer to overpower the smell of freshly cut oranges on a sunny pool day?! To prevent this, inspect your home for things like clogged gutters (blog here), leaks through walls or behind them, mold growth (blog here), or problematic mudslide areas (blog here). 

If you come across something out of the ordinary while inspecting your property, call us at our 24 hour emergency service line to schedule an inspection from our technicians. We will come out and tell you what is wrong or right and the estimate of any needed repairs/restoration. We also have PPE to keep the current times of COVID-19 in mind. We hope our Torrance families are well, and that the homes and businesses of our community are in the best shape.

Why Isolation is the Perfect Time for Home Maintenance

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

hidden mold How mold can hide in your home and grow over time.

Here in California the weather is getting hotter while we remain in lockdown. The outside grows more tempting but we must remain indoors until it is safe for everyone to begin life again. But for now, what can we do to occupy our time and feel productive? Like mentioned in our previous blogs, inspect your home for damage!

Though Southern California does not experience much rain, the winter season this year brought us a good amount of stormy days to offset the intense summers. But, with rain comes hidden home damage that is easily overlooked. Especially since rain is not a frequent thing we Californians prepare for. It is important we do not forget about this type of damage from storms even though it may not happen in our area as much.   It is in your best interest to check your property for any hidden leaks in the walls, crawl space, or through the ceiling. Unwanted moisture will promote mold growth, damaging your property. Also, the rain can bring up mud and dirt outside which has the possibility of shifting to affect your home. This can happen through mudslides or at the bottom of sloped land. 

These are some things to consider after storms to make sure your home has endured it properly. And if not, that is okay! Call us at (310) 321-2112 to inspect your property. We will give you a clear and accurate estimate of the damage costs and repair time. Call us if you want it  to look “Like it never even happened.”

Pluggin’ the Gutter

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Dirt in gutter Clean your gutters to prevent home damage.

Gutters are an easy thing to forget about, and they seem to only be remembered in the middle of a storm. Storms can do some powerful damage to your property as far as water goes (trust me, water goes pretty far). If your gutters happen to be clogged in the middle of a storm, there can be some hefty destruction.

When the gutters become clogged, all the water from a storm will run off the roof. Instead of being routed through the gutter’s drainage system, all the water flows off to the side of the home/property. If you’re unaware that the gutters are clogged, this can lead to water spilling and then sitting all along the sides of your property, which can lead to issues such as water and foundation damage.

It’s mostly recommended to clean out your gutters twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall.We say mostly, mostly because different areas have different climates. For example, an area with a lot of trees could require you to clean your gutters more often. A more desert landscaped area could get by with the recommended two cleanings.

In the event that your gutters do clog during a storm and property has been damaged, you can call SERVPRO 24/7 to get repair underway. SERVPRO of Torrance is available at any time to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Goblin on the Sales Floor

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Imagine: the quarantine has been lifted, the stores are open, and the shoppers eagerly await outside. It’s the first time anyone has been allowed to shop in person since the lockdown. It’s opening time; the doors have just opened to the customers on the other side. All the shoppers waltz into your commercial property. They’re excitedly running through the aisle and whizzing through the products. 

There is a moment of pure joy throughout. Life seems to be returning to normal again. Then, there is a shrieking cry from a customer in the middle of the sales floor.  The manager of your property rushes to see what’s the matter. A woman named Karen is passed out on the ground next to a smelly, giant mold goblin. Where did this mold goblin come form? He’s the result of a leaky pipe that was dripping unnoticed throughout the entire quarantine.

Even though it can seem like the world has stopped since we are all stuck in our homes, the fact is that commercial properties still stand against the elements. Burst pipes, mold, storm damage, and fires can still happen at commercial properties, and all situations should be addressed in a timely manner to avoid prolonged damage from happening. The phones at SERVPRO are open 24/7, so we can make it “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO of Torrance for all your restoration needs on your commercial property.

How to Maintain Your Commercial Business During COVID-19

5/3/2020 (Permalink)

sorry we're closed sign Don't let this stop your commercial business from maintaining its cleanliness and safety!

Times are tough here in America during COVID-19. The situation changes by the day and everyone is asking themselves, “When will everything go back to normal?” Unfortunately, no one knows the answer to that question. But, there are things we can do while in isolation to still gain a sense of routine and normality. 

For commercial business owners, essential or not, it is imperative that business operating properties are maintained throughout the lockdown to ensure when things are up and running again, you are able to operate at full potential. If your business is temporarily closed, it’s insides and out have been untouched making hidden and timely damage like mold prone to happening. So what can one do to avoid this?

As a business owner, you should be able to visit your commercial property during the pandemic to check for these things. Our blog on Commercial Business Maintenance covers all of the routine things to check on a property of business nature. Just because business is not running doesn't mean property maintenance is not required. Take this extra step for your property and your business will be in the best shape possible for when our country begins to open its doors again.

If confronted with any problems during your commercial property maintenance check up, call us at our 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency service line (310) 320-2112. We will answer to any questions or comments you have, and if needed an inspection of your property can be scheduled. We are here to help during COVID-19!