Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Damage

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

It is really important that you address any water damage issues you are having quickly and thoroughly. Sometimes we think we can handle the situation ourselves but in most cases we need to reach out to restoration companies such as SERVPRO so that they can come and asses the situation. Restoration companies have the proper equipment, tools and trained staff to take care of the problems  at hand and discover hidden problems that are not visible to the eye.

So just remember to have SERVPRO on speed dial for all your water, fire and mold needs. They are a very well trained staff and are ready to help you feel "Like it never even happened."

Water

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Severe summertime rains are making it hard to stay positive! As more rain is forecasted, in California for the coming weeks, more homeowners are worried about their already flood damaged homes and basements.

When the rain has already soaked the ground, there really is nowhere for it to go, but up through the basements of homes. Of course if a wet basement goes unchecked, it can ruin floors, walls and create an environment for mold to grow and even damage roofing.

When you find yourself in this predicament remember to call SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga at (818) 951-6780 for help or an estimate and we will be there to help you through this rough time. Dealing with water damage can never be a fun thing but you don't have to do it alone. 

24 hours in the day!

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

It is really important that you address any water damage issues you are having quickly and thoroughly. Sometimes we think we can handle the situation ourselves but in most cases we need to reach out to restoration companies such as SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga so that they can come and asses the situation. Restoration companies have the proper equipment, tools and trained staff to take care of the problems  at hand and discover hidden problems that are not visible to the eye.

So just remember to have SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga on speed dial for all your water, fire and mold needs. They are a very well trained staff and are ready to help you feel "Like it never even happened".

Flooded? Time Lapse of damage that can occur...

4/16/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (818)365-3736

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Sunland Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

4/19/2017

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Sunland basement could flood, including: 



    • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
    • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
    • Storm sewer backup
    • Sanitary sewer backup
    • Foundation drainage failure
    • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
    • And many more



Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today -(818) 365-3736

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:



    • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
    • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
    • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
    • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
    • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
    • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment



Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (818)365-3736

Leaking in a crawl space!

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaking in a crawl space! Crawl space disaster

Finding out that water damage has affected your home is never an exciting moment. That’s because cleaning up water damage can be stressful, tedious and overwhelming for those who lack the experience and knowledge it takes to remove water damage properly. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way! Water damage remediation companies like SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga exist to help remove the damage for you, so you don’t have to worry about removing a thing. Give us a call and our team will do everything we can to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. We like to make it like it never even happened.

We recently received a call from a homeowner in Sunland, after they had detected a water leak in their home. Not sure where exactly the water damage had spread to throughout the house, they knew that they would need a professional water damage remediation company’s help. That’s when they decided to call SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga.

After speaking with the homeowner on the phone, we immediately sent our Inspector Benny out to inspect the damage. He ended up finding water damage in the bathroom, hallway, living room and bar area. Benny didn’t want the damage to spread any further, so he called our Crew Chief, Peter, and the rest of our team to begin the cleanup process.

Once our team arrived at the home, we started the drying process and discovered the leak has spread to the crawl space. We immediately cleaned that up and continued the mitigation. 

The homeowner was very pleased with our end results. They appreciated our team’s expertise and ability to remove all signs of water damage from their home. We were happy to help! 

If water damage is affecting your home, contact SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga today. Our team will be over to remove the water damage in no time at all.

EMS

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
(818)365-3736

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water Damage equipment

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage equipment Equipment used for water damage

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga is fully stocked with all the kinds of equipment necessary for any job that we are faced with. This is just one of the pieces of equipment that we use for any water damage situation. This special machine is one that sucks the moisture out of the air and the hose drains it into wherever is available. In this case we were able to drain straight into the sink. 

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Cut it out!

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cut it out! cutting out the wall is necessary in some water damage jobs

Water damage is not always an easy thing to take care of when it comes to drying out the area. In some cases we have to cut out parts of walls and tear up floors. This is an example of what it looks like to cut up some of the dry wall when it is soaked with water. This is also a good way of drying the studs to ensure there will be no further water damage in between the wall. 

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Don't know what to do? Just read our list of tips!

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't know what to do? Just read our list of tips! Don't forget to check off the list!

Here are some things you should do immediately once water damage has occurred at your home or business:



  1. Make sure that the water source is turned off instantly to stop the leak from expanding.

  2. Make sure that you turn off power outlets and electric appliances in or near flooded areas if it is safe to do so, otherwise stay clear of the area until professional help is at your assistance.

  3. Remove paper products from the source of water right away to prevent more damage from occurring.

  4. Get in contact with SERVPRO!


SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga is a locally-owned company with national resources, ready to respond at a moment's notice to water damage in your home. Call us 24/7 at (818) 365-3736.

Faster to your Sunland/Tujunga Water Damage Event

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Sunland/Tujunga Water Damage Event SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sunland.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (818)365-3736

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Sunland Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sunland Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration This Sunland home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Sunland basement could flood, including: 



  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

  • Storm sewer backup

  • Sanitary sewer backup

  • Foundation drainage failure

  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

  • And many more


Have Questions about Basement Flooding?


Call Today -(818) 365-3736


If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.


The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.


We are Flooded Basement Specialists:



  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques

  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (818)365-3736

Sunland/Tujunga 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sunland/Tujunga 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Sunland.

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
(818)365-3736

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga

SERVPRO of Sunland/Tujunga specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.