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Taking Care of "Business"

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

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.  

Dedication

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

­­­Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we are dedicated to making sure our customers are in the know of what is going on with their property during a loss. Often, we hear from customers that they fear not having a say in what goes in their home. We make sure to include the customers in all decisions that are being made when it comes to their home. We are here to serve the customer and we want to make sure they can put their confidence in our trained and professional technicians to communicate all necessary procedures prior to them being performed. Our technicians will always make sure to have approval by the customer prior to do any work. We know your home is a part of your family and we want to make sure we care for it just as you would.  We are proud to be working for you on such an important part of your life and we want to make sure you know that as well.

Have You Seen Us?

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

You may have seen our name on TV or have heard about us from a friend, but what do we actually do? Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we pride ourselves with assisting customers in their time of need when it comes to a loss in their home. Our trained and professional technicians are prepared to handle even the worst of situations. Our technicians will respond to a loss call 24/7 and will go out to the loss site as soon as possible to begin surveying the situation and assessing the loss and what is needed to get the property back to the way it was before the loss even happened. Our technicians put a plan of action together which is then sharded with the customer and the insurance company. We make sure we get all prior approvals before any work is completed so everything is done by the book. We want the customers to feel like they can actually take a breath and know that everything is being taken care of as it should be.

California Fire Season

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

It can be hard to deal with any loss in a home, but a fire loss can be devastating causing a total loss at times. Here in California instead of harsh winters we have sweltering hot summers, which can be very detrimental when you’re in the middle of a drought. We have seen some awful summers with multiple wide spread fires that have affected many homes. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we are prepared to assist from the smallest to even the biggest disaster. We work hard to make sure we help every step of the way during a loss. A fire can be very different than a water loss and often, we will take inventory of everything that has been affected in the home and we carefully clean what can be salvaged. We ensure plenty of documentation is done so we can then relay all information to your insurance company prior to beginning any full repair work on the property.  Although the loss may have created a mess, we want to make sure we make things clear on moving forward to getting your property back to the way it was prior to the loss even happening.

Put Your Trust in Us!

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

A fire can be scary and when it happens in your home it can be disheartening. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we know how stressful it can be to deal with any loss when it comes to your home. Our trained and professional technicians make sure to communicate with you from the very beginning regarding the scope of what is needed. The technicians will gather all the necessary documentation needed so we can communicate with your insurance company regarding what is recommended as far as repairs. When going through a loss it is important to make sure you are aware of the steps that are needed to get your property back to the way it was prior to the loss even happening. We believe in transparency, and we want you to feel like you can put your full trust in our team to help you get through this tough time.

Navigating the Loss

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

While a water loss can be devastating enough a storm loss can cause significant damage to a home. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we have participated in many storm events assisting families across the country in their time of need. It can be hard dealing with any loss in your home and knowing where to start first can be very confusing. We help our customers navigate through such a difficult time by assisting them in reaching out to their insurance company and communicating the scope of the repairs needed as well as ensuring the customers know who they can communicate with in case they have any questions regarding coverage. We get many different questions throughout the process and our trained and professional technicians are prepared to assist in answering every concern. We take our time to explain the why behind every action we take so you know what to expect during the process.

Prepping For The Future

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

A storm can come through unexpectedly and because of this it can be hard to prepare. As a home owner we can always prep the best we can, but we can’t always foresee the future. It is definitely not a small topic all of the major storms that have hit across the country. It can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the damage a hoe can incur from a storm. We have assisted with multiple storm losses and have helped many families get back into their homes after the extensive damage. A small water loss can be difficult alone, but a storm water loss can affect the entire home and we want to make sure we help families as quickly as possible. We do our best to help each family know that we are there to serve them in every way we can while providing them with the comfort of knowing their home is in good hands.

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.

California Fires

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

California Fire Firemen Battling a California Fire

Last year California experienced a couple sets of major wildfires that left families having to evacuate their homes without knowing what they would be coming back to in the future. Unfortunately, not every loss that occurs on our properties are small and can easily be taken care of within a week or a two. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we are ready and willing to jump right into the mess and take care of the big or small losses for you, so you can take care of the many other issues that may be at hand during such a trying time.

A fire loss can be devastating and while that is true, our goal here at SERVPRO is to come in and restore the property like the damage never even happened. Our trained and professional technicians are knowledgeable in every step of the restoration process working hand in hand with insurance companies to make sure everyone is on the same page from the beginning of the job to the very end.

Into The Storm

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage to homes as a result of a storm

SERVPRO is widely known for our bright green trucks and while we are hard to miss around town, did you know that we also aid other SERVPRO franchises around the country? When it comes to major catastrophes such as hurricanes, we all come together as one team for one focus and that is helping those affected by the disaster.

Late August of last year Louisiana was hit by multiple storms back-to-back. As one team SERVPRO was called out to the location ready to assist in the restoration of the many homes that had been affected. Our trained technicians went straight to work and aided dozens of families during the midst of a pandemic and the ongoing storms. We were able to bring relief to those who were bombarded by the many issues the hurricane brought and gave them hope for a new beginning in such trying times. Our team spent months restoring homes all around Louisiana working closely with other local SERVPRO technicians.

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.

Here For It All

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Driveway fire damage Dama

Our name says it all, and here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we aim to serve our community the best we can. Communication is key in every aspect of life and our trained and professional technicians are prepared to answer all questions and concerns. Whether it be a water loss, fire loss, or mold remediation any kind of damage to your home can be devastating. We understand that going through such a loss poses challenges that you may have never expected. While we assist with the physical labor of repairing your home, we also ensure that even the small details are taken care of so you can focus on the larger and more important issues. Our office communicates every step of the way with the technicians and your insurance company acting as a liaison for all necessary paperwork, action plans, and approvals that may be needed to complete the work on your home.

The Storm brings us!

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Photo Photo of a storm

Lately our country has unfortunately been the victim of many large storms, hitting both the east and west coast and even in between. Louisiana has experienced a large amount of the effects and to aid with the damages, our trained and professional technicians here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes sent a team to assist in the matter. We truly believe in helping our neighbors whether that be 2 miles away or 500. We take our time to analyze the situation and the needs of each customer regarding what is needed to fix their home and get it back to before the disaster even happened.

From the start we with work with the insurance companies to make sure we are communicating all facets of the job. We want to ensure that there are no surprises when everything is said and done. Assisting others outside of our current community has been a great pleasure and knowing we are helping others in their great time of need is all we can ask for as a growing company.

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.

Mold you Say?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in closet Mold that has presented itself from a water loss

When we hear the word mold, our mind automatically jumps to worst possible conclusion. Mold can begin to present itself, depending on the temperature of the moisture, more quickly than normal. That is why it is very important to contact a professional as soon as you notice a water loss. Waiting for material such as drywall to dry out by itself can cause secondary damages and can be even heavier on your pocket when it comes to repairs. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we take the time to educate our customers on how to prevent further damage to their home as well as assist them in navigating their way through their current loss. Taking the necessary steps and precautions is the best way to ensure the same situation does not occur again. While we cannot always foresee when a loss may occur, we can make sure we stay vigilant in recognizing a loss and acting sooner rather than later.

Serving Our Business Community

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Equinox foyer 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.

Always There!

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

COVID Cleanup 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.

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.

What Do We Do?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

EQ Placed Equipment placed in a flooded basement

Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, we often get calls regarding what is entailed in the water mitigation services that we provide. When the unexpected occurs, it is hard to think beyond what is necessary and homeowners rely on SERVPRO to give them the knowledge and the tools needed to get their lives back to the way it was before the loss.

Our Technicians are trained and certified to inspect a loss and take care of the damages that may have been caused to the property while working closely with the insurance company and homeowner ensuring communication through the entire process. We take pride in providing service with up-to-date equipment that aids in the drying process of the damaged structure or contents. Our goal is to make sure that all the affected areas are dried to be restored in an appropriate amount of time. After the drying has been completed, we begin the process of restoration, which may be necessary depending on the amount of damage that occurred from the loss.

Fire Catastrophes

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 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.

Communication is Key!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Customer Communication Lead technician letting the customer know the scope of the job

Often, we are called out to a home to conduct an inspection and there are many questions the customer has from the start. The main question being, what is involved in the water mitigation process. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes our trained and professional technicians begin by conducting a formal inspection of the water loss and the areas of the property that have been affected. The technicians will use a moisture reader to determine the areas that need drying and will then determine what equipment will need to be placed to effectively dry the home in a timely manner.

While it is important to dry the structure quickly, we also want to make sure everything is done properly and sometimes that can include multiple steps to get to our result. We communicate every step of the process with your insurance company to make sure all approvals have been received and so that they are aware of any necessary procedures that need to take place to complete the job. It is a team effort to get a property back to the original state it was in prior to the disaster ever happening.

Reaching out everywhere

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Storage Facility Dehumidifiers that have been setup in a storage facility

While we pride ourselves in being the go-to business locally for all restorative needs, we also want to make sure we can contribute to the needs of our country. So how do we achieve that? Whenever there is a large Storm that has hit a part of our country, we join other franchises from around the states in assisting families and businesses in the affected areas. We will spend months on end in those affected states helping restore properties while working closely with the insurance companies from start to finish. It can be a very difficult and trying time for individuals when a loss has occurred in their home especially on such a large scale from something like a storm.

Often, we see home completely affected leaving us to remove affected material from the entire home stripping it to just the frame. This can be a lengthy process and we try our best to make sure everything is communicated every step of the way not only with the insurance company, but with the customer as well. We want to make sure we are helping ease the loss the customer is enduring by assisting in every way possible on our end.

We Are Always Here to Help

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Tech wearing PPE We are prepared for anything!

Unfortunately, there is always the possibility of the unexpected and when that happens it is important to have someone in your corner. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we work closely with your insurance company to ensure that they are part of the process every step of the way. We want you to feel confident in the work we are providing and know that you can trust us to take care of the job from start to finish to help restore your property to the condition it was in prior to the disaster even happening.

We know that dealing with a disaster can be stressful, that is why our trained and professional technicians take the time to walk you through step by step of what is needed in the restoration process ensuring there are no surprises when It comes to the completion of the job. We are available to answer all the questions that could arise and shed some light to a very dreary situation.

Helping Near and Far

7/18/2021 (Permalink)

Storage Facility Mitigation 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

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Gym Water Mitigation 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.

Biohazard Sterilization

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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!

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

LLCRC Certified

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?

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Asbestos Analysis

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

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:

  1. Making sure you have been properly trained for work with asbestos and understand what is required of you and the plan of work.
  2. Do not eat, smoke or drink in the work area. 
  3. Use any equipment provided, including that for personal protection; ensure it is clean and in good working order. 
  4. 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

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

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!

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. 

Rancho Palos Verdes Attractions

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Come and enjoy Los Angeles with the coastal scenery at its finest and well worth the short commute if your in the nearby cities.  

  1. Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Reserve.
  2. Point Vicente Lighthouse - Built in 1926 and beautiful to see in the Palos Verdes area. 
  3. Wayfarers Chapel - Swedenborgian church what welcome people of all faiths and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
  4. Terranea Discovery Trail 
  5. Deane Dana Friendship and Nature Center -  Picturesque and panoramic views of the pacific ocean. 
  6. The Palos Verdes Art Center - A nonprofit  visual arts school and gallery, to inspire individuals to create and appreciate art. 
  7. Del Cerro Park - Awesome views to see and the best place to hike or ride your mountain bike.
  8. 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

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

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. 

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.

Trot for the Troops!

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Trot for the Troops!

Accompany the USO for our debut of the Trot for the Troops fundraiser and express your thanks and gratitude for the servicemen, women and families that sacrifice so much for this great nation. 

We are asking for your assistance in spreading the word and raising money for the USO to support our troops. Register and join Team West at gonforarun.com/uso. They will be providing a custom music playlist and warm-up video to pump you up. The race registration deadline is November 28, 2020 and for those who register after November 16, 2020 you will receive your medal, and t-shirt post-race, but will be able to download your race bib for the run.

So put your health efforts toward a good cause and become part of the Force Behind the Forces.  November 21 through November 28: log your run, jog, bike, swim or walk. Your support helps service members stay united.

23rd Annual Peninsula Parade of Lights 2020

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

23rd Annual Peninsula Parade of Lights - Drive Thru

The popular annual Palos Verdes Peninsula Parade of Lights traditionally features floats, marching bands, Santa and other community partners making their way though a brightly lit commercial area of Rolling Hills Estates.  This year a reverse celebration is modified to allow spectators to drive through a festively lit Ernie Howlett Park's parking loop to enjoy beautiful holiday vignettes.

Sponsoring this event  is the California Water Service, the City of Rolling Hills Estates will hos a family friendly drive through parade on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm to help ring in the holiday season. 

Location:  Ernie Howlett Park

25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

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

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

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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.

COVID-19: Clean Surfaces

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

General cleaning and disinfecting are an imperative part of lessening the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Routine cleaning with soap and water alone can reduce the risk of exposure and is a necessary step before you disinfect dirty surfaces. 

Areas frequently touched by multiple people, such as desks, door handles, phones, light switches and faucets, should be cleaned and disinfected daily.  More frequent cleaning may be required based on level of use. 

Not only do you benefit but doing something to enhance the quality of your health but also with the help to the community that surrounds all of us.  

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes services our local community and is equipped to clean and disinfect any home or commercial establishments.  Locally owned and can be contacted via phone (424) 570-9900 or email at office@servpropalosverdes.com

Here for Every Step!

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Packout Truck being loaded with packed items to take to onsite storage unit

While much of our efforts here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is geared to getting your home or business back up and running after any disaster, we also focus on the little things needed during the process. Often, customers do not think of where my belongings are going to go during water mitigation after a pipe burst or how they might get that smoke smell out of their valuable paintings after a fire. Our trained and professional technicians are equipped to help in every aspect of the restoration process to make sure it is like the disaster never even happened.

We offer onsite storage for any belongings that may need to be stored during the job and even box it up for you while taking inventory of every item. We transport your belongings to and from our storage facility to make everything as easy as possible for you during such an already difficult time.

When your belongings need that extra care like throw rugs that might have been soaked or paintings that smell of smoke, we bring them to our facility to care for them in the proper and careful way. We want to make sure they are back to the state they were in before the disaster happened.

The Cleanup

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

What happens when there is a need for biohazard cleanup?

When we think of a 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 be3 possible that our technicians would have to remove and replace the affected section of wall, floor, or ceiling. 

Our trained professional are discreet and do not go into any details other than what is needed in order to het your home back to its original state.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is available 24/7 and if there are any questions can be reached at (424) 570-9900. 

Restoring Damages of a Loss

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Fastest response to disaster: Any fire or storm damages can be the most devastating accidents that can ever happen to anyone. We here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes ensure that each of our customers are treated with care and compassion through these difficult times.  We educate and also assist with guiding our customers each step of the way.  SERVPRO is recognized as a leader in recovery of fire losses and we strive to keep that reputation.   

Here are a few tips if any disaster should happen:

  1. Notify your insurance agent as soon as possible. 
  2. Ask for a copy of a fire report (if applicable)
  3. Keep a record of all damaged items
  4. The restoration process

Services that SERVPRO of Palos Verdes provide: water remediation, fire restoration, mold remediation, storm damage and commercial services. 

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.

Ready to Weather the Storm

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

Winter Season Weather!

Ready for any size disaster and ready to weather the storm.  Although heavy rains may impact our neighborhood and often challenging, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is powered and equipped to 24/7. The winter season is here and here are a few tips of staying warm at home: 

  • Invest in thermostat radiator valves.
  • Maximize you insulation.
  • Block out the draughts.
  • Use timers on your central heating.
  • Wrap up warm
  • Use your curtains.

Keep the heating systems clear. A radiator wont produce maximum heat unless air can flow through it.  If your room feels chilly, make sure furniture or other items aren't restricting airflow. If you have any questions or concerns in keeping your home warm do not hesitate to give our skilled technicians a call at (424) 570-9900.

Understanding Covid 19

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

As we are returning to our normal lives we still need to continue to practice safety from washing our hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds, covering the nose and mouth with the face mask and social distancing. SERVPRO of Palos Verdes offers a state of the art disinfectant service known as Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC).

Businesses all over the world are taking precautions to protect the people and SERVPRO is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If this is something that you are interested in, please do not hesitate to give us a call.  

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is here to help and make it "Like it never even happened."

For a quote please contact (424) 570-9900.

Mold Vs. Mildew

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on Furniture Mold Growth on Furniture

Let’s face it – nobody likes to live in dark and dank conditions, where both mold and
mildew abound. It is not only unhealthy for the inhabitants, but it also wreaks a
destructive path across the structure as well as the items within the home like food,
leather shoes and coats. Both mold and mildew are considered types of fungi and it will
help if you are able to tell the difference so that the proper and effective treatment can
be dispensed. Mildew is a type of mold, but the same does not apply in the opposite
direction as not all …

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even in your clothing or family pet.
  • Mold spores live on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow when exposed to water. These mold spores may produce allergies.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be taken care of. Otherwise, the mold will return.
  • Mold has a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Also high indoor humidity can cause mold growth. Always try to keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

Call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes         

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes. A representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

Cleaning Contents

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes cleans your furniture, decorative items, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorize using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes understands mold and mold growth and has the training and equipment to remediate mold in your home or business.

How to Bounce Back

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Fire 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

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Outside dining 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.  

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.

More Than Just Restoration

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Packout Packout done and taken to on site storage

While much of our efforts here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is geared to getting your home or business back up and running after any disaster, we also focus on the little things needed during the process. Often, customers do not think of where my belongings are going to go during water mitigation after a pipe burst or how they might get that smoke smell out of their valuable paintings after a fire. Our trained and professional technicians are equipped to help in every aspect of the restoration process to make sure it is like the disaster never even happened.

We offer onsite storage for any belongings that may need to be stored during the job and even box it up for you while taking inventory of every item. We transport your belongings to and from our storage facility to make everything as easy as possible for you during such an already difficult time.

When your belongings need that extra care like throw rugs that might have been soaked or paintings that smell of smoke, we bring them to our facility to care for them in the proper and careful way. We want to make sure they are back to the state they were in before the disaster happened.

More Than Just Restoration

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Packout Packout done and taken to on site storage

While much of our efforts here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is geared to getting your home or business back up and running after any disaster, we also focus on the little things needed during the process. Often, customers do not think of where my belongings are going to go during water mitigation after a pipe burst or how they might get that smoke smell out of their valuable paintings after a fire. Our trained and professional technicians are equipped to help in every aspect of the restoration process to make sure it is like the disaster never even happened.

We offer onsite storage for any belongings that may need to be stored during the job and even box it up for you while taking inventory of every item. We transport your belongings to and from our storage facility to make everything as easy as possible for you during such an already difficult time.

When your belongings need that extra care like throw rugs that might have been soaked or paintings that smell of smoke, we bring them to our facility to care for them in the proper and careful way. We want to make sure they are back to the state they were in before the disaster happened.

Summer Time Fun

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is here!

Summertime in California can be an exciting time, even during a pandemic we are managing to still enjoy the little things we used to. Swimming, Barbecues, and bonfires are amongst the best pastimes enjoyed here in SoCal. While that all seems quite fun, it is important to remember that being cautious is still part of that fun. When participating in such activities like a backyard bonfire or BBQ remember these few tips to ensure a safe and memorable experience:

-Make sure the fire pit is far enough from any home dwelling in an open area (same for the BBQ)

- Make sure only a knowledgeable adult is tending the fire or BBQ

-Do not overexert the fire more than is needed keeping the pile at 5’x5’ to keep the flames containable

- Make sure to have some water source nearby in case the fire gets out of hand

- Do not throw anything into the fire such as aerosols, canisters, or anything that contains foam or paint

- Make sure the wood you are using is dry and seasoned with no coating or anything attached to it

- When done with the bonfire make sure to douse with water and turnover the charred material with a metal shovel

While summer memories are usually great, sometimes there are unexpected situations. Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes our trained and professional technicians are equipped to help you during those summertime mishaps.  We want to make sure we get you and your loved ones back at it and having fun as quickly as possible after any kind of unplanned home disaster.

Keeping up with COVID-19

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Here our technician is taking the proper steps to sanitizing 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?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water Remediation in Commercial Building 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.

Every Minute Counts!

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Orange colored bachground with an overflowing sink, with yellow and orange towels under the sink Water Loss Rules!

In each and every emergency loss SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is enforced that we follow the industries standard of 1 - 4 - 8. The essence of:

  • 1 - Within 1 hour from the time SERVPRO of Palos Verdes receives a loss notice, we will call you or the point of contact to schedule services.
  • 4 - In a period of 4 hours from receiving the loss, our technicians will be on-site to start mitigation services.
  • 8 - Not beyond 8 hours we will have a preliminary report of the loss back to the appropriate person (claims representative, property manager, customer etc.)

In majority of cases many losses can definitely be reduced both in size and cost of the claim with fast and adequate response.

Call and schedule for a quote at (424) 570-9900. 

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

support@pvhomestour.com

Waterfront Town Square and Promenade

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

A councilman standing in front of a podium ready to do a speech with 3 suited genltmen behind him overlooking the waterfront. Things to See in San Pedro!

The Port of Los Angeles will begin construction the San Pedro Promenade and Town Square Project.  San Pedro Public Developer Wayne Ratkovich gathered with Port and public official for a ground breaking project.  The project begins at 6th Street, just east of Harbor Boulevard and then ends at Berth 74 in San Pedro.  

After years of p[planning, two components of San Pedro's long-awaited new waterfront were feted Monday, Jan 26 as port and city officials joined with developers to break ground on a town square and the next portion of the promenade.  First phase for the project will begin with the promenade along the waters edge, visitor restrooms and additional public landing for recreational boaters. 

Korean Friendship Bell

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Friendship Bell with the blue skies in the background. Beautiful Act of Friendship!

This beautiful act of friendship was a gift by the South Korean government to the United States to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. This is to symbolize friendship between the two countries. This was dedicated on October 3, 1976, and declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.  

Commonly know as the Korean Friendship Bell this massive bronze bell housed in a stone pavilion in Angels's Gate Park, in San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.  Located at the corner of Gaffey and 37th Streets, the section of the park is alternatively called the "Korean-American Peace Park" and occupies part of the former Upper Reservation of Fort MacArthur. 

Fire Safety for Kids 2020

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Cartoon figure of a mother scolding her child for holding matches, also with the text of 10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids at Home Fire Safety for Kids 2020

Every year kids under the age of five have a much higher risk of dying in a residential fire compared to children in other age groups, according to the US Fire Administration.  Majority of these fires occurred in homes without smoke detectors.  

To protect your kids and family safe, the following are recommended for each home:

  • Reduce clutter
  • Do Not overload electric outlets, extension cords or wall sockets.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Hide all matches and lighter out of reach of children.
  • Make sure all fire extinguishers are conveniently located in your home.
  • Replace any electrical outlets.  
  • Do not use really old appliances.
  • Keep an eye on Garage safety.
  • Keeping your clothes dryer system proper maintenance.
  • Replace circuit breakers with arc-fault circuit interrupters. 

2020 Women in Restoration

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Half body shot of a woman holding a hard hat with a tool belt, with the text of Recognizing Women in Restoration Honoring the Best of the Best in Restoration!

Women are taking more remarkable roles in the restoration industry every year. This year's 2020 Recognizing Women in Restoration campaign is the award's fifth anniversary.  This is all about finding and recognizing leading ladies in all positions within the restoration industry.  

Women are creating a new voice in the restoration industry and generating new ideas and ways restoration companies should be run. 

Here are the requirements to this years campaign:

  1. Women have to have at least 10 years experience in the restoration business.
  2. Women can nominate themselves or by a colleague.
  3. Include any images, references and so on you feel will help strengthen the profile submission. 
  4. Any questions to email the R&R Editor Michelle Blevins at: blevinsm@bnpmedia.com

Deadline for entries is: Friday, February 28, 2020

Grand Opening: Halo of Hope Cancer Foundation

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Text of Halo of Hope with a heart, side angel wings and a halo above. Cancer Patient Support Group!

Come join Moderator Angelica Roxas, Breast and Lung Cancer Survivor and Founder/President of Halo of Hope Cancer Foundation along with Life Coach, Dr. Elise Ho, for this FREE south Bay support group.  

Grand Opening Event

Date:  February 5th, 2020, Saturday

Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Location: Peninsula Center Library

(3rd floor - Conference Room)

701 Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Inviting all Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers and family members and ask any questions that they may have. Share their stories, knowledge, experiences and feeling with others while receiving encouragement, support and guidance.  Most importantly help to give HOPE.

Beverages & Appetizers will be served

  • Fun activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Making connections
  • Resources provided and much more.

Stay or Go

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

2 firemen's shadow ablaze is a large wild fire in front of them Evacuate of Shelter in Place?

In a wildfire or earthquake, do you evacuate or shelter in place?  Palos Verdes Peninsula CERT is sponsoring a free talk on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pm covering a "Stay or Go."  An open forum for a Q & A mainly geared mainly toward the inexperienced Peninsula resident who is unprepared, which is unfortunately includes many of us.  

Topics will include what it takes to be ready to Evacuate your family as well as what you need to do to be ready to Shelter in place.  Learn simple steps you can take today to protect yourself, your family and your home.  

Location:  Hesse Park

29301 Hawthorne Blvd.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. 90275

This event is FREE for all Peninsula residents. 

Nature Walk at Abalone Cove

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Pacific ocean view of the shoreline. Nature Walk!

Docent Guided Nature Walk at Abalone Cove

Enjoy a guided tour of Abalone Cove on Saturday January 25th, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  Location:  Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Ecological Preserve.  Hike past the unique native flora and fauna and explore the tide pools teeming with fascination marine life.  The hiking difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  The trail to and from the tide pools is approximately 1 mile and involves about a 120 ft change in elevation. This is a kid-friendly hike but the trails and rocky beach are unsuitable for baby stroller.  Sorry, no dogs allowed on the beach.  The hike is free and the rain cancels a hike.  Parking fee  applies to all the Nature Walk participants.  Car pooling or ride sharing is strongly suggested.  

For more information, please call (310) 544-5366.

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

Multicultural Film Festival 2020

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Multi Colored movie reel with the date of April 3-5 on the reel. 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. 

Century-old Vanderlip Mansion - For sale on Palos Verdes Peninsula

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Front structure photo of the Vanderlip mansion. Palos Verdes Peninsula Home For Sale!

The patriarchs of the Vanderlip family is now looking for a buyer who wants to take on the challenge of maintaining the historic property.  But now just how much the potential buyer retains of the original house and its collections has yet to be determined.  The house is under no official preservation requirements, and the siblings have placed no preconditions on the sale, they said.  Discussions are now percolating about finding a home on the peninsula to house a museum to preserve the Vanderlip legacy and artifacts, but nothing has been decided. 

This property is 7,700 square-foot main home, built in 1926, and surrounding gardens, swimming pool, tennis court and 10 guest houses, went on the market this month for $12.995 million. 

Brand New Homeless Shelter in San Pedro

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Street Corner with blue tents set up for the homeless New Shelter for the Homeless!

This new temporary shelter in the middle of San Pedro's growing homeless encampment will soon come online, after it received unanimous approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  The $300,000 county-funded project will re purpose the vacant public health building at 122 W. 8th Street, to house 40 people for 120 days, after which the goal will be to move them into more permanent housing.  the shelter use will be restricted to three years.  

The 14,500 square-foot facility on the corner of 8th and Beacon streets, which will house 20 men and 20 women in separate quarters with privacy dividers, will include 24 hour supervision and security, services provided by medical and social case worker, and 3 meals a day to be brought in from the outside to the inside. 

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.

Sunshine Trails

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

A group of local citizens waving at the camera with a ocean blue background. Ocean Trails

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

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Red flyer with a smiling rat holding a sign "Free Admission" for 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

12/24/2019 (Permalink)

Empty los angeles street with no traffice but has wet concrete floor. SoCal Christmas!

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.

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. 

Veterans Day Celebration: Film Festival & Family-Friendly Activities

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Movie poster with the titles:THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD and THE LAST SIGNAL Veterans Day Festivities!

Veterans Day Celebration and Film Festival

This Veterans Day, the Battleship of IOWA Museum will host a FREE Veterans Day Film Festival from 10 am- 4 pm.  With a live Q & A by Emmy Award winning director Kyle Olson.

These documentaries will debut their film The Last Signal and They Shall Not Grow Old at the Veterans Film Festival in San Pedro at 250 S. Harbor Blvd. San Pedro Ca. 90731

Locally owned and ready to help our community SERVPRO of Palos Verdes (424) 570-9900

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The event is FREE but RSVP is required

Family-Friendly event throughout the whole day including mural painting and Vicky the Dog story time with author Carole Hershman.  Food and drinks will also be available for purchase from Mike Caccavella Catering. 

Tips to Preventing Water Damage to your Home

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Grey Loveseat with white wooden chair that is engulfed in about a foot of standing water. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Check your appliances regularly- Check appliances regularly for leaks according to manufacturers directions.
  4. 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. 

West Nile Virus: Do's and Dont's

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon picture of a mosquito being sprayed by a spray can.  Text writing of the 3 R's:  Reduce, Repel and Report Mosquito's and other stinging insects prevention!

This time of year brings nasty and unwanted insects into our community.  In recent months there have been issues regarding the West Nile Virus from mosquitoes in the LA County. Below are a few tips to prevent being bitten by a mosquito. 

Prevention Tips :

  • Eliminate any standing water on your property- mosquitoes breed in standing water.
  • Avoid activity at dawn and dusk.
  • Apply repellent containing the active ingredient DEET when outside.
  • Wear protective clothing (loose, light colored, long sleeve shirts and pants. 

We as a county can significantly contribute to the fight against the West Nile Virus by following the above prevention tips.  We have to remember, if they cant breed, they cant bite.  

The California West Nile Virus website is a great resource for tracking any activity within the state: http://westnile.ca.gov/

Housing Units in Development

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Large Housing Structure of about 7 stories high. Downtown San Pedro's Development in Progress!

In the past couple of years San Pedro, Ca. is seeing a tremendous increase in development.  There are over 3,400 new housing units that are in developmental process.  Mostly are apartments above a first floor commercial in the downtown San Pedro.  10 percent is designated for low-income individuals and families. 

Calling the new development including the designation of downtown San Pedro as the Opportunity Zone that brings significant tax incentives for investment.  

Construction will begin in early 2020 on the town square of 6th St with its public boat dock and connection to the Public Market.  

For more information on these and other development projects go to: http://nwsanpedro.org/

For any water or fire cleanup give SERVPRO of Palos Verdes a call at 424-570-9900

Dormant Fault Underneath Los Angeles

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Map of Southern California empasizing with red arrows pointed from which city to city the fault lies. Sleeping Giant Underneath the Harbor!

Known as the Wilmington Blind-Thrust fault scientist have believed this fault to be dormant. But researchers have declared that this is active and can devastate Los Angeles. 

The fault stretched from about 12.5 miles staring from Huntington Beach, exactly right under the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbors towards the east side of Palos Verdes Peninsula to Santa Monica Bay. 

Franklin Wolfe, a doctoral student in the structural modeling and earth resources from Harvard declare the fault, "like a sleeping giant beneath the harbor."

Earthquake preparedness in every household should be planned and rehearsed if such seismic disaster may occur.  Strategies of the duck-cover and hold tactics and knowledge of evacuation procedures.  For additional information on earthquake preparedness visit:  https://www.osha.gov/dts/earthquakes/preparedness.html.

Ponte Vista Development- San Pedro

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Overview of San Pedro city with the vincent thomas bridge in the background.  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.  

Small Brush Fire in Palos Verdes Estates

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Helicopter pouring water over the hillside of Palos Verdes Estates dousing a brush fire. Palos Verdes Brush Fire!

On the 2700 block of Paseo Del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates, a brush fire broke into flames but was doused quickly burning less than two acres.  Fire and police officials quickly on the scene of the fire a little after 6 am.  Road closure was needed in the area while the firefighters battled the blaze. 

Fire helicopter were on site within ten minutes along with the Palos Verdes Police Department. A little after an hour the fire was then declared 100 percent contained.  

It is safe to notify the Lunada Bay area and its surrounding areas that there were no structure damaged and all the local citizens are safe along with pets.  

For any fire damage cleanup call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes for a quote at 424-570-9900.

Fire Clean Up in Los Angeles!

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

2 firefighter spraying down a very large fire with foam. Cleaning up after the fire!

As most of the fires from Simi Valley, Ca to Ventura county are mostly contained, and the ashes have settled.  The realization of building or cleaning up after fire effects can be stressful. 

With SERVPRO of Palos Verdes always ready to help available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to our nearby locals.

Here are some tips that you need to know about any Fire Damage Cleanup:

  • Fire causes reactions that release noxious and even deadly chemicals that can contaminate other parts of the building. A MUST is top always protect and decontaminate yourself with personal protective equipment. 
  • Try not to pose yourself for any risk by gutting or or cleaning up any debris. Please refer to any professionals for any cleanup.

Update: Los Angeles Getty Fire

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Freeway with the hillside a blazen. The freeway direction of Getty Ctr Drive, Sunset Blvd and Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles Getty Fire 2019

Los Angeles was engulfed with the Getty Wildfire and is till this date 79% contained. With the cause of the fire being from an accident start, caused by a tree branch that broke off and subsequently landed in nearby power lines during the high winds of Santa Ana.  Thankfully there were no civilian injuries. 

But there was about 15 homes that have been damaged and 10 homes that have been destroyed.  Realizing that the remediation to these properties will be stressful SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is ready to help.

To make life easier for our fellow LA residents, give us a call and request for a quote at (424) 570-9900. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Serving the Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Palos Verdes Estates area.

Tips to Prepare your Property for the Fall Season

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Wood colored Mansion with plenty of windows and a large front yard. 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. 

  1. Cleaning out of the gutters before the winter season arrive. 
  2. With colder weather arriving, cleaning up overgrown plants from the summer months should be removed. 
  3. Assessment of the following: furnace, how water heater and duct work.  Making sure to replace any filters and light bulbs are all working. 
  4. Total inspection of the whole house from the outside checking all windows that no hot air is escaping.

Unexpected Events to Cleanup/Board up

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Front store door and window that boarded up with plywood. Vandalism? Graffiti? Board up?

Locally owned and available to help with any size disaster that may come, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is never to busy for any unexpected cleanups that is needed.  Our skillful crew and will step by step inform the customer of any questions regarding the clean up process.  

Vandalism to a property is something we are unable to avoid and can be very stressful. One of our services that we provide is the clean up and possible board up using our special chemicals and machines for this service.

Please do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule with one of our office administrators for a quote at (424)n 570-9900.  

Are You Prepared?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Servpro green text:  READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS. ARE YOU? Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What exactly is an emergency response plan?  We all must understand that within minutes of an emergency from a fire or water is extremely critical. when an emergency happens, the first priority is safety and the protective actions for life safely.  Second is the stabilization of the emergency and how to minimize any potential damages.  of the Knowledge of all emergency exits, location of fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is ready for any emergency disaster and help with planning an emergency response plan. Give us a call and schedule an Emergency Response Plan to prepare you and your fellow workers, or family members to any situations that can happen.

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.  

Art Walk- Downtown San Pedro

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Crowded corner street with a large gathering entering the street art fair. San Pedro things-to-do November 2019

Art Walk- Downtown San Pedro 

Every 1st Thursday of the month

Date:  November 7,2019 between 6 pm-9 pm.

***If you enjoy live music on the streets, in galleries, restaurants and shops, this is the best place to be.***

The First Thursday Art walk tour is different every month- new artist in town, galleries with rotating exhibits, and artist that have been apart of the Arts District for years.  Each month the tour lasts about one hour and visits different artist and galleries providing an overview and introduction of San Pedro's lively Arts District. You can walk to the shops, eat at the restaurants or enjoy the variety of gourmet food trucks. The cuisine ranging from English Pub to Mexican Cafes, Mediterranean to Italian.  The event is open air and for free.  

Palos Verdes Celebrates Fall Festival 2019

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Grassy area with white portable chairs and tables under an array of trees and christimas lights with lots of community people Fall Festival 2019

Fall Festival 2019

Palos Verdes homeowners have a new fall activity to enjoy at the South Coast Botanic Garden 2019.  October 12 and 13 from 11 am- 5 pm.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate all things Fall.   this would include garden themed jewelry, artwork, food and drinks (available on purchase)  The Festival will be featuring pieces from "Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature," The Garden's new art exhibit.  This is a special season  at the Garden and will include games and activities for all ages, fall wares, and seasonal harvest beer and wine. 

Also for fun you will be able to hop on the tram for a free ride to and from the tram of the festival.  There will be a Garden Craft sale and will feature a pumpkin beer for sale.  

This event is free with your paid Membership or you can purchase a general admission ticket for $9 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children 5-12 and anyone under 4 is free.  

Located at South Coast Botanic Garden at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 

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. 

Location:  

398 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Date:

October 27, 2019

Time:

3 pm - 9 pm

Parking: 

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.

LA Harbor Boat Show 2019

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Collage of boats on the water and citizens of the community standing on the boats. Events in San Pedro 2019

Come and Join the Festivities!!

LA Harbor Boat Show (In-Water)

The 4th annual LA Harbor In-Water Boat Show at the Cabrillo Way Marina in the heart of Los Angeles Harbor is back.  Come aboard and compare a large selection of new boats, as well as some of the finest brokerage vessels on the Pacific Coast.  Whether you're a buyer, a seller or just evaluating the market, this is the premier boat show for a side by side comparison.  If you love boating and sailing, don't miss this show. 

Entrance is FREE

Parking Fee: $10 is available at the end of Miner Street, Berth 46

When:  Thursday, Sept. 19, 12 noon-7 pm

           Friday, Sept. 20 12, noon- 7 pm

           Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 am-7 pm-7 pm

            Friday, Sept. 22, 10 am- 7 pm

Before SERVPRO Arrives

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Left side of couch where one side has soot from fire damage,and the right side is clean after our services. Fire Preparedness

Once SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is dispatched for a fire emergency service here are a few tips before we arrive:

Do's:

  • Place any dry towels in all carpeted walk ways to prevent any secondary soiling. 
  • Limit any kind of movement at the location to prevent any sediments in growing.
  • To protect any chrome trim to provide a light coat of lubricant. 

Don'ts:

  • Do not try to clean any furniture or upholstery unless first consulting a SERVPRO professional. 
  • Do not try to was wash or clean any of the walls and first to contact a SERVPRO professional. 
  • Last but not the lease to also not clean any electrical appliances without consulting a SERVPRO professional.

Locally owned and available 24 hours 7 days a week for any emergency services give us a call at 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:  

Pro's:   

  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.  

Con's:

  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. 

Carbon Monoxide-Be Alarmed

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Outline of an orange home that has a skull and bones in the center. Stamped right under is Carbon Monoxide: Be Aware Carbon Monoxide: BE ALARMED

Carbon Monoxide also known as CO, is the most common cause of injury and death due to poisoning worldwide. It is non-lethal and the exposure can be undetected. Here are a few facts to know in regards to the symptoms of this colorless, odorless and tasteless poison.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion

These symptoms should not be taken for granted and we as a community need to take precautionary steps in order to keep our families health in tact.  Making sure that vents for the stove, furnace or laundry area are free from debris.  Using any kind of grills inside the home and also warming up the car in the garage and to have no blocking of the exhaust pipe 

Here at SERVPRO of Palos Verdes we provided the skill, honesty and integrity I order to provide the consumer with the highest degree and 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

Muscle Walk of Los Angeles

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Come celebrate strength and join us for our Muscle Walk of Los Angeles!

Muscular Dystrophy is a community of diseases that make muscles weaker and less flexible over time.  Caused by genetics that control how the body keeps muscles healthy. 

Our muscle walks are celebrations of giving strength.  An opportunity to recognize the members of our community. Also to come together and support of our common cause.

Time and Date: October 5, 2019

10 am-1 pm

Location:  Cabrillo Way Marine

2293 Miner St.

Los Angeles, Ca. 90731

Admission is FREE!

Create your own team or sign up for the Muscle Walk as an individual.  Ask others tio join and support you with a donation.  This is a fun experience for all ages and be a rewarding experience. 

The Drying System of Water Damage

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

The stress of having any emergency water damage to your home or business is a service that SERVPRO of Palos Verdes provides with our skilled technicians that are certified from the IICRC.  

Our system for drying are as follows:

  1. Distinguish every component that is wet to help prevent any secondary damage to occur.  
  2. All of wet materials measured for moisture to identify which equipment to use. 
  3. Set up of the professional equipment which includes also setting up in tough to reach places. 
  4. Monitoring all drying machines to verify the progress of drying.  

For any emergency services either it be water or fire cleanup SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is available 24/7 and can be contacted at 424-570-9900.  Our experienced technicians are ready to help in any way. 

The 1-4-8 Rule

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

In order to ensure that your emergency service is promptly settled, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes has an exclusive procedure for fast and definite response to keep your mind at ease. 

The 1-4-8 rule:

  • 1-Once emergency services has been arranged, SERVPRO will arrive on-site within 1 hour.
  • 4- Mitigation services will be provided by our skilled technicians within 4 hours. 
  • 8-A verbal briefing will be provided to the insurance adjuster in any procedures needed.

In any emergency, please do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Palos Verdes a call at 424-570-9900. Locally owned and franchised you can rest assure that our skilled certified technicians will provide any emergency services with professionalism, knowledge and respect to make you feel as, "Like it never even happened." 

Beat the Heat Buzz

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon sun with sunglasses Simple and Easy Tips For Beating the Heat

Southern California is in the midst of summer torridness and we all cannot forget the proper precautions needed to have a fun and safe summer. Here are a few helpful tips:

  1. Hydration- Heat makes you sweat, meaning it will cool down your body and not knowing that you will also be dehydrated. Drink lots of water to keep the body fresh. 
  2. Sunscreen- Any sunscreen rating anything above 15 SPF to prevent any sunburn.
  3. Sunglasses- Not only will you have styling summer fashion but also prevent the cornea of your eyes to block UV rays.

Try to avoid any consumption of alcohol or caffeine. Instead of replenishing your body it end in the result of being more dehydrated. 

If you have any further questions or would like to know more about any preventative tips for the remaining of the summer, please call and do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Palos Verdes at 424-570-9900.

Los Angeles Career Fair- Sales and Professional 2019

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Please come and join the Diversity Career Group Fairs & Job Fair for the 20th 

PROFESSIONAL JOB FAIR

DATE:  Wed, September 11, 2019

TIME: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

LOCATION: 

Hilton Hotel LAX

5711 W Century Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90012

Please join in this FREE admission event and sit down and interview with nationally known employers.  Please be professionals dressed and have your resume in hand. 

Free attendance for candidates and please contact for any special rates.

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is locally owned and is available for any emergency services 24 hours 7 days a week.  To make an appointment please call 424-570-9900

Vandalism in a Rancho Palos Verdes store

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Cleaning up a Palos Verdes Estates home

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

shows after wiping and hepa vacuum of hallway

Not only does SERVPRO of Palos Verdes help with jobs such as mold remediation, water disasters or even storms we also provide cleaning services.

This particular job our technicians went in and started with wiping and disinfecting all of the bathrooms. They then hepa vacuumed the entire house including all walls, ceilings and floors. 

What is a Hepa Vacuum?

A hepa is a type of filter that traps a large number of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners would recirculate back into the air of your home or business. Hepa has been proven to trap at least 99.97% of particles of 0.3 microns or larger.

Some of the cleaning services SERVPRO of Palos Verdes has to offer include:

  • Clean & deodorizing carpets
  • Clean door or window openings
  • Clean walls & baseboards
  • Hepa Vacuum
  • Clean light fixtures
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

Our techs are available and always ready to help, call us today!

Restoring a Harbor City business after sewage back up.

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Florida Storm Crew Update

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Some of the debris from a Home on there yard

Good Morning all here is a recent update that is going on in Florida. Crews have been performing 5-7 home inspections per day. Here is a picture of some of the devastation the people of Panama City Florida is dealing with. The destruction is just horrible. The Crews have been working nonstop helping the people of Panama City, Florida.

Storm Crew Update

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Crew Arriving to a job onsite in Florida

Crews have already started helping the people of Panama City, Florida. Right now we have 31 Job leads and counting from SERVPRO Corporate. Good Job guys keep up the good work. Our hearts and prayers to the people of Panama City, Florida.

Damage From Hurricane Michael

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Tree fallen over causing damage from Hurricane Michael

Here Is a Picture of the devastation from the crew of SERVPRO Palos Verdes of damage created by Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida. 

Storm Response

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes has sent out crews to support the Storm Response Unit in Panama City Florida. Good Luck, Be Safe crews.

Does Your Palos Verdes Home Have A Mold Problem

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (424) 570-9900

Holiday Safety

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Palos Verdes wants you to keep your home and family safe this holiday season.

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without seasonal decorations such as Christmas trees and twinkling lights. These accessories make the holidays more joyful, but not being cautious when using them can lead to unwanted situations. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are more than double the amount of fires on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year. Here are some ways to prevent fires in your home during the holidays:

  • Choose an artificial Christmas tree instead of a real one, since artificial trees are less likely to start a fire. Make sure the tree is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant.
  • Position trees at a good distance from heat sources, such as radiators and fireplaces.
  • If you use extension cords to light up multiple indoor lights, consider plugging them into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for extra safety.
  • If you have outdoor decorative lights, ensure that they’re securely fastened to trees, gutters and/or other parts of the home. Use secure clips to prevent the wind from whipping them and lights from breaking. 
  • Unattended cooking is the most common culprit of kitchen fires. Never leave food unattended when cooking.
  • Test your smoke detectors before the holidays and be sure to have fire extinguishers ready if a fire starts.
  • Leave one foot of space between candles and anything else and make sure the candle holders or bases are stable. Don’t leave candles burning when you leave the room or going to bed. Always supervise them.
  • If your home has a fireplace, have the chimney inspected and cleaned before using. Place a protective screen around the fireplace to prevent embers from reaching your carpet or other materials.

    For professional fire, water and mold restoration services, contact your SERVPRO of Palos Verdes.

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.

Mold 101

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated.

Mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.

The main things mold needs to grow in a home are organic materials to feed on and moisture. Your home already provides plenty of organic materials for mold to live on such as wood, drywall and various other building materials.

Keep in mind that most molds need 24-48 hours of moisture to begin to grow. Therefore if a suitable material in your home is wet for more than 24 hours then you run the risk of mold starting to grow. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today -424-570-9900

Palos Verdes Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/19/2016 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home and walls, causing hidden damage and odor. At SERVPRO of Palos Verdes, our smoke/soot damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

 Smoke and soot facts:

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke:

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Palos Verdes will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services:

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
424-570-9900

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