Christmas Tree And All Other Fires Move Fast
In Less Than 20 Seconds This Room Can Not Be Entered
If you are ever faced with a fire, CALL 911! This film was produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and presents how seconds count in protecting human life. We first watched this film for our Community Emergency Response Team Training from FEMA. Fire moves at amazingly fast speeds, and must be extinguished properly based upon materials burning... in less than 20 seconds the room pictured can not be entered because of temperatures and air quality.
Always call for emergency services 1st. Keep a fire extinguisher in key locations throughout your house. Train everyone on escape routes and where extinguishers are located... and yes, how to use the extinguisher.
Hopefully, none of us will ever have this experience, but if we do these tips can save lives. For additional information call us at 562 506 4992, we will provide you an excellent brochure on the Do's and Don'ts of emergencies... sometimes what you DON'T do is even more important than what you do.
Fire Can Affect Multiple Lifes
Attached Housing, Home Owner Associations, and Commercial Property Pose Special Challenges When Emergencies Occur
The expansion of attached housing, large Commercial/Apartment buildings, and Homeowner Associations have added many important considerations to safety and fire prevention/containment. A neighbors fire may create substantial smoke and water damage to neighbors.
It is highly beneficial to know what steps Associations have take... if none, it is very wise to open that discussion. Establish what has been done for fire containment, what prescribed and alternative escape routes are in place... And tested all. Know what insurance is in place for the Association, what individual insurance exists, what plans are in place if cleanup and repairs are ever needed... under any circumstance.
Then call SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach and ask about the benefits of SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plans. A no charge service performed to help provide a plan for when emergencies occur. 562 506 4992
Southern California Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
Be careful! With improper action, you may be spread mold throughout your home.
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can spread the mold infestation... When mold is disturbed, the mold spores become airborne and can circulate inside your entire home.
What to Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
Don't touch or disturb the mold.
Don't blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
Don't attempt to dry the area yourself.
Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in mold cleanup and restoration... Our crews are highly trained, skilled, and experienced restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and scientific techniques to properly remediate your mold quickly and safely.
See Signs of Mold? Call Us Today: 562 506 4992
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team program is an opportunity for each of us to make our neighborhoods safer.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) | Ready.gov
When disaster hits, many times the only resource available to help is your neighbor.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations.
Learn more by visiting your local Fire Station or the CERT website. BE PREPARED!
Water Emergencies Must Be Resolved Rapidly
Improper attempt to "dry" this storm damaged ceiling has added significant to damage, costs, and mold remediation.
Ignoring storm damage and water is never a good idea... In this case, water was allowed to sit in wet insulation on dry wall and very quickly developed mold. Dark marking began to appear within the old water marked area in this ceiling and seams began to sag.
The scope of all work becomes much larger and more complex when storm damage is not eliminated quickly. In this occurrence, a large section of the ceiling had to be carefully removed. We then removed all moisture affected insulation (much larger than would have been originally removed). All affected wood was then HEPA vacuumed, sanitized, sanded, and dehumidifying and air scrubbing equipment was installed.
This was simple water damage from a storm and did not need to change to mold. The rapid addressing of water leaks would have eliminated water and saved days of work and $$Thousands!!!
Black Water in a Parking Garage Can Displace Thousands of Tenants
A Broken Pipe Can Paralyze a modern high-rise... ceasing all operation
A break in a black water pipe can shut down a building even faster than a Storm or a Fire. Each day thousands of cars transport hundreds of thousands of employees and residents to and from high rise buildings... offices, residential, and mixed use.
In this case all the units were all in great condition, but the break in the pipe closed all parking... No parking, No Access. Increased safety concerns and health exposures require Fast Action!
Once the plumbing was properly repaired to prevent further damage, SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach catapulted into action... Bio-hazard water was carefully extracted. We then set up proper dehumidifying and air scrubbing equipment to prepare for the final crew that was deployed to use sanitizing solutions. This team removed toxic debris and sanitized to minimize risk of further/continuing contamination. Fast action minimized down time. Best practices assured work completed properly the first time... no rework, no second efforts needed saves both time and money!
What's your Emergency Plan?
Water From A Broken Pipe Quickly Makes Home Uninhabitable
A Broken Pipe Quickly Floods Home...Quick Response Saves Thousands .
The night before this emergency the family enjoyed the warmth and comfort of the home they had enjoyed for years. The next day while everyone was gone a broken water pipe flooded several rooms in just a matter of hours and required relocation.
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach arrived within an hour of the first call. We immediately began extracting water to help limit the scope of damage. It was necessary to remove the carpet padding, but, because of quick action and proper solutions, we assessed that their new carpet could be saved. We then set up dehumidifying and air moving equipment to begin the drying process... all in the same day.
When a Water, Smoke, Fire, or Mold emergency hits... Call SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach 24/7 for fast response.
562 506 4992
Roof Damage Shuts Popular Local Restaurant
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach Gets Restaurant Ready to Reopen... FAST!
When severe weather flooded a popular family restaurant, SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach responded! Rapid response prevented even more water damage from occurring. After extracting water and stabilizing the interior, we completed inventory recording, debris removal and disposal, and installed dehumidifiers and air movers to immediately begin drying. By moving quickly and scientifically we were able to limit further damage due to delays.
After drying process was complete all equipment, walls, artwork, fixtures, and furniture were cleaned. Specialized Solutions for each category or surface was identified and used to assure proper sanitation and cleanliness.
All inspections after completion of restoration work were all successfully passed. The restaurant was back in business serving happy customers again.
CALL SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach when water. smoke, fire, or mold emergencies occur.
562 506 4992
Water Rushes In Jepordizing Equipment and Utilities
Rapid Flood of Subterranean Utility Room
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach is available to you 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can significantly increase the damage.
We Answer the Phone And Are Ready to Respond...
Call Today 562 506 4992
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert, a trusting to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration... 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.
Your SERVPRO partner 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 Northwest Long Beach
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach 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.
Restoring Your Southern California Commercial Property After Water Damage...
Commercial Water Damage Events Can Be An Expensive
Challenge To Both The Owner and The Tenant
Flooding and water damage events at Southern California commercial properties can be complex. Numerous issues require a knowledgeable and flexible response... With an immediate response. Whether dealing with a small water cleanup or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges that require scientific processes and solutions
Our professionals are trained to be aware of legal and environmental compliance and how to fully restore damaged property. Because of quick response and best practices we also work to minimize cost. We understand that every hour of cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises... Call Us: 562 506 4992
About SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach
SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property due to a water, smoke, fire, or mold event. Our staff is trained/certified in restoration, from initial training at SERVPRO's corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification. You can be assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to restore your property quickly, competently, and within regulatory compliance.