What happens when there is a need for Biohazard Cleanup?
When we think of home cleanup and restoration, we often think of fire or water damage. Many individuals do not realize that it also encompasses biohazard cleanup, which can be quite dangerous when it comes to the pathogen threat. Depending on the spill, like blood, remediation could be more than just a cleanup of using hospital grade cleaning agents. Often, Blood leaves a stain which means it might be possible that our technicians would have to remove and replace the affected section of wall, floor, or ceiling.
The cause of the spill can be a sensitive matter, and at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we pride ourselves in being professional and empathetic to all remediation and restoration needs. Our trained professionals are discreet and do not go into any details other than what is needed in order to get your home back to its original state.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is locally owned and readily available at (424) 570-9900.
We Can Do It All!
Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we often get calls pertaining to a home disaster originating from a fire, overflowing toilet, and even mold growth. Many times, we are asked do you only work on residential homes. The answer is, NO! SERVPRO is trained and equipped to handle any job big or small. With COVID-19 lurking among us, there have been many concerns, especially in areas where there lots of individuals that gather such as schools or libraries, of how to ensure that everywhere is sanitized. Our trained and professional technicians have gone to numerous large and small sites sanitizing the location in multiple ways to ensure the safety of those that frequent there. Making sure we are taking the necessary precautions to beat this virus has become the number one priority amongst the world and here at SERVPRO we are taking the necessary steps to lend a helping hand during this pandemic.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes can be contacted at (424) 570-9900.
Certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration
Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we are proud to say that we are LLCRC certified! But what does being LLCRC certified actually mean? LLCRC stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration where they have developed the standards for the industry. They have also developed the language and the terminology that has enabled the industry to communicate more effectively as well as ensuring the correct procedures are being followed when it comes to any loss.
At SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we feel it is absolutely necessary to make sure you are confident in the work we are providing. Being LLCRC certified helps you as the customer feel secure in the decision you have made by entrusting us with your home restoration needs. It can be stressful when it comes to any kind of loss in your home and you want to be sure that the correct steps are being taken and that everything is being completed correctly and in a timely manner.
What else is involved in fire restoration?
Requirements of Fire Restoration
Recently, Southern California was affected by large brush fires that engulfed many homes. California is widely known for its fires and earthquakes, but what happens to the homes that are damaged due to a large fire. When our technicians are called out to a fire loss, they are not only looking at the structure of the home and the repairs needed, but they are also accessing the personal contents of the home to see what can be cleaned and salvaged. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes our technicians are trained and certified to do a thorough walkthrough of a home and note every area that is need of repairing as well as being able to determine what home contents can be restored at our facility back to the original condition.
We try our very best to provide all the services that may be necessary in restoring your home due to a loss, so you do not have to deal with 10 different companies during an already difficult time. We do all the work for you by communicating with insurance companies from the start to even storing belongings.
For a quote please do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Palos Verdes at (424) 570-9900.
The Sizzle of the Storm
What to do when your home has been affected by a storm.
Normally, we receive calls about a pipe burst or maybe a toilet leak that has caused water damage to a home. Lately our technicians here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes have been assisting other teams in Louisiana with hundreds of homes that have been affected by the multiple storms that have hit that area. Unfortunately, mother nature has a mind of its own and as much as we prepare and anticipate for the next “Big One”, we cannot always foresee the amount of damage that may be caused from such catastrophes.
From the moment you contact our office we are prepared to help every step of the way to ensure you feel supported in such a crazy time. Our technicians are trained and certified to inspect your home for damage that has been caused by the storm, prepare an estimate for the work needed on your home, and complete the work that has been estimated. We work side by side with your insurance company to make sure we remain on the same page to get your home 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.
Winter Month Fires!
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.
- Candles in the home should be extinguished if you are leaving the room.
- Any food material in the kitchen that is prone to burning needs to be properly taken away.
- Any holiday trees or lights need to be taken down to prevent any combustion of electrical issues.
- 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.
Rancho Palos Verdes Attractions
Come and enjoy Los Angeles with the coastal scenery at its finest and well worth the short commute if your in the nearby cities.
- Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve.
- Point Vicente Lighthouse - Built in 1926 and beautiful to see in the Palos Verdes area.
- Wayfarers Chapel - Swedenborgian church what welcome people of all faiths and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Terranea Discovery Trail
- Deane Dana Friendship and Nature Center - Picturesque and panoramic views of the pacific ocean.
- The Palos Verdes Art Center - A nonprofit visual arts school and gallery, to inspire individuals to create and appreciate art.
- Del Cerro Park - Awesome views to see and the best place to hike or ride your mountain bike.
- Trump National Gold Club - Watch the sunset over the water and Catalina Island.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is locally owned and services the areas of San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Miraleste and Palos Verdes Estates.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Launching off the Christmas season with Peninsula Community Church's fifth annual Christmas tree lighting. Join us Friday, December 4 at 6:30 pm online at pccpv.org/livestream as we gather LIVE for an evening of Christmas songs, and the lightning of our tree while you stay home, all nice and warm.
Here are a few tips that you need to know before setting up your Christmas lights:
- Consider using LED lights instead of incandescent lights.
- Never leave your lights unattended.
- Get rid of old lights.
- Securely fasten all outdoor light strings.
- Avoid using electric lights on metallic trees.
- Be smart in using extension cords.
- Keep your Christmas tree from becoming a fire hazard.
SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is available any time and day of the week. Contact (424) 570-9900. We would like this time of year to be bright and merry, but most importantly safe for the family and friends to cherish.