Recent Storm Damage Posts
SERVPRO Safety Work Plan for COVID-19
LEARN PROPER SAFETY PROCEDURES TO REDUCE RISK AT YOUR BUSINESS
Reviewing and understanding Federal, State, OSHA, and/or CDC guidelines for maintaining a healthy and safe work environment is a critical step to minimizing risk to your business. Proactively taking steps to create and maintain a clean and safe work environment demonstrates that you take the health and safety of your employees and occupants seriously.
DEVELOP A WORK SAFETY PLAN
• Inspect space and develop a plan to maintain social distancing requirements and allows for flexible work schedules including maintaining remote work capabilities
• Commit to monitoring and following public health guidelines
• Implement and maintain safe, social distancing practices
• Encourage frequent hand washing
• Provide hand sanitizer stations
• Develop a daily disinfection plan
• Remind employees to stay home if they are sick
HAVE YOUR ENTIRE OFFICE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED
• Disinfect spaces, furnishings, and mechanical systems before employees return to the workplace
• Inspect for obvious signs of damage like broken windows or doors or water leaks
• Inspect for hazards (electrical, mechanical, structural, physical, etc.)
SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills is certified to disinfect your offices for a safe return, call our offices to schedule with our crews.
Wind Damage Restoration Specialists
No matter where you live, you’re prone to some type of storm damage, even if it’s just a little wind damage. This is why we should all be prepared, especially in Southern California with the Santa Ana winds.
At SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills, we have knowledgeable storm-damage restoration technicians prepared to offer assessment, repairs, and cleanup services. We’re prepared for any challenge, from massive storm damage to minor wind damage. Time and time again, we’ve helped homes get back to the way they were before the damage occurred.
We are here to help you pick up the pieces of your life after wind or storm damage. Wind damage may not happen often but when it does we know it can be a headache to deal with. You can always trust the storm damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO.
Flooding is rare in SoCal but always be prepared.
While it may not be common in Southern California to get a lot of rain but when we do it seems to come in insane amounts. Here are some flood facts from SERVPRO corporate:
Flash floods can bring walls of water 10 to 20 feet high.
Flooding can be caused by spring thawing (snow and frozen grounds melting in the spring), heavy rains, snowmelt runoffs, flash floods, and mudflows.
Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires.
In preparation for a flood, it is important to stock up on first aid items, non-perishable foods, gallons of water, battery-operated electronics, extra batteries, and personal hygiene necessities.
SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills is your flood exper and we are always here to help.
Southern California and Storms
Storms in Southern California! While they are not common when the storms hit sunny California, it seems as if this state falls apart. Although, we do need the water because we are in a drought.
If you were to ever experience a storm damage loss to your home or business your first call should always be SERVPRO.
We have the experience, trained technicians, and detailed office staff ready to go in case of an emergency. Mostly, we have seen leaking roofs and clogged drains outside causing standing water to seep into homes, even though it doesn't happen often it is always best to be prepared until SERVPRO can get on site.
You should check your home's rain gutters and clear them of all debris as well. You can always ask your local fire departments for sandbags if you have water seeping in from under your doors. Just like SERVPRO, they are always here to help too.
How to Handle Severe Storm Damage
Severe flooding causes structural damage and creates health and fire hazards. While we don’t experience tornadoes or hurricanes, Southern California does experience heavy rain during the year, and it can lead to massive floods. Always wait for severe weather to calm down before trying to call professionals out to come help, it may not be safe still. But don’t wait too long after, because it’s a fine line for microbial growth to start forming in your home. It’s better to let the SERVPRO crew handle this process due to potential hazards. Floods can bury and move chemical containers and hazardous waste far from their original locations. Let officials handle chemical and electrical hazards. The longer you wait after a storm the more hazards you risk; insurance companies stress that storm cleanup begin as soon as possible. Always call SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills if you ever experience storm damage.
American Red Cross Partner
SERVPRO began a National partnership in March of 2013 with the American Red Cross as the largest corporate sponsor for the Ready Rating Program. As a Disaster Responder member, SERVPRO of Arleta/Hansen Hills is among an elite group of companies and foundations from almost every industry. The Red Cross, and SERVPRO alike, are very refutable companies that people know and trust and by working together we are able to come together for our communities and neighbors in any time of need. Even though Southern California may not experience storms like the rest of the country doesn't mean that when storms do hit they are taken lightly. Partnering with the Red Cross allows our company to be apart of something bigger than just water and fire remediation. We are always here to help.