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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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.