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Water damage in Long Beach California

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage from pipe Water damage in the ceiling.

Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage

Majority of all homeowners have experienced a loss from water damage. It can spread contamination, ruin your paint and damage our floor. The good news is that 93% of all water damage could have been prevented with the right knowledge.

Plumbing systems, especially in older homes, are susceptible to stoppages and damage. To prevent plumbing problems before they start, be on the lookout for cracks, bulges, stains and other signs of moisture on your ceiling or floors.

Appliances get older, their pipes can rust and their hoses can weaken. Dishwasher leaks can leave an unwelcome puddle on your kitchen floor. Common causes include worn gaskets, broken doors and clogged drains. It can cause damage to your tile, electrical wiring and paint.

Bathroom and sink drains can become quickly clogged with dirt, grease, hair and other substances. Pipes can break down, and structural damage is common. If drain clogs are not cleared, problems such as disease, sickness and aggravated health conditions could occur. If left unchecked, clogged drains can cause damage to other places in your home.

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems within your home can cause floods. Be sure to have these systems inspected and cleaned regularly. If you know there is an impending storm, shut off your central air conditioning to prevent damage and risk of electrocution.


8/20/2020 (Permalink)

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The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new perspective as we all strive to get back to work, get back out, and get back to business. As we move toward this new normal, it’s hard to know just what your customers expect, and what you need to do as a business owner to make them feel comfortable about visiting your storefront again.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) provides the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on workers and employers. Access content on risks and transmissibility, OSHA Standards, worker’s rights, and medical and preventative steps. Visit

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for community facilities, but the information is relevant to all commercial cleaning operations. It covers cleaning and disinfecting protocols, recommended protective equipment and hygiene practices, and employer considerations. On Wednesday, April 1, the agency issued new guidance on the timing of disinfection after a suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case. 

While maybe not an obvious choice for cleaning information, the EPA does have good online resources on which disinfectants are most effective against SARS-CoV-2. As Brain Corp’s cleaning expert Chris Wright mentioned in his blog this week, “COVID-19 Best Practice Tips for Robotic Floor Care,” retailers and other businesses need to start adopting the same rigorous cleaning approaches as hospitals do. This includes adding a hospital-grade neutral disinfectant to robotic floor care units, instead of just water.

Storm in Long Beach, California

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage Storm Long Beach, California

Natural disasters like storms can put pressure on a city's infrastructure and sewage system. In severe cases, this pressure can cause systems to fail and result in flash flooding or road overflow. SERVPRO Northwest Long Beach operate a 24-hour emergency call line alongside a rapid response unit to help you should you experience property flooding or need emergency repair.

As a standard, we offer our community emergency board-ups as well as industrial-scale water removal equipment like gas-powered pumps and truck-mounted extraction units. We commit to arrange a service within one hour of your call and arrive onsite within just four or less. As always, you can rely on us to provide qualified technicians to help cleanup and restore your home or your business in an emergency. Our owner, Henry Sonboli has over 10-years’ experience in restoration and can coordinate with your adjuster to remain in the budget for a seamless effort from inspection to completion. For free estimate contact us at 562-506-4992.

Fire Damage

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Long Beach California What to do after fire damage.

There’s been a horrible disaster at your business property, a fire! In order to minimize business interruption and additional recovery costs, the restoration process must begin as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to count on the professionals to assess the damage and get to work quickly so that business can resume as normal.

5 ways to get rid of smoke smell

1- Air out the place as soon as is safe and possible

2- Make the area to have positive air pressure by bringing the outside to force in the inside to leave outside.

3- Get rid of the items that are not salvageable and clean the salvageable items with proper chemicals.

4- Wash all the items that are washable including.

5- Call the professional restoration company SERVPRO NORTHWEST LONG BEACH which have industrial cleaning equipment and the training how to deodorize and clean all the affected areas.

Commercial Restoration

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Commercial Water Damage in Long Beach

SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach responds quickly to your fire, water, mold damage and Sanitizing emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big warehouse store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of over 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward to provide your employees and customers ongoing safety as you operate after the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Northwest Long Beach professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service. Don’t forget to ask about our free estimate.

Water damage in Long Beach area

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Residential Water Damage Water damage in the bathroom.

When water enters a home from flash floods, flooding rain, burst pipes or broken water heaters, the damage can be extensive. Water left on flooring and furniture can cause complete loss. In addition, water that seeps into walls can cause sheetrock to warp, damage electricity and cause mold growth. That is why it is essential to find the best water remediation company as quickly as possible when flooding occurs.

The longer water sits in a home, the more likely significant damage will occur to personal property and the structure. While the floodwaters may recede, getting an area free and clear of flooding damage usually requires the efforts of a professional water damage company. SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach have the necessary equipment to remove standing water and dry out areas exposed to flooding. However, knowing the right company to hire for the job is not always easy. Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Long Beach / Signal Hill property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal. Don’t forget to ask about our free estimate

Storm damage in Long Beach, CA

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Storm safety

When you are out enjoying gorgeous summer weather, having the day interrupted by thunderstorms is quite an inconvenience—but it can be extremely dangerous, as well. Any thunderstorm, even the quick ones associated with summer heat, can cause serious damages to those in their path.

Because these storms often happen with little notice, we have assembled some tips to help you be storm-smart no matter where you are.

Be Storm-Smart No Matter Where You Are

Know your options for shelter. If it is clear that a storm is on the way and you are still safely at home, staying put until the threat passes is the safest thing to do. However, the nature of these storms do not always lend themselves to this. If you are caught out and about, your car can be used for shelter to protect you—simply cut off the engine and avoid touching metals in the vehicle.

Practice electrical safety. If lightning strikes the building you are in, the charge will typically travel through the electrical wires on its way to the ground, which can lead to a power surge. Power surges can ruin electronics and lead to dangerous sparking that can cause fires. The best thing to do is unplug everything when you know a storm is incoming, but installing surge protectors at home and at work can protect your items when this is not a possibility.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. If you are seeking shelter in a structure, concrete buildings might seem like the safest place to be. It is important to realize that these, too, can pose a threat, as metals within the concrete can still transmit an electrical charge if lightning strikes the building. If you are in a concrete building, be sure to avoid any direct contact with floors and walls to avoid harm.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. When your day is interrupted by a sudden storm, it is normal to be antsy to get back outside. It is important to follow officials’ recommendations, however—because lightning is able to travel distances of up to 25 miles in order to strike, wait 30 minutes from the last clap of thunder before you head back out.

If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm restoration process.

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7/9/2020 (Permalink)

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As we move further into July, many businesses are starting to reopen again and have begun welcoming staff and the public back. Things may be feeling like they’re somewhat going “back to normal,” but that does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The CDC is still urging both businesses and individuals to continue maintaining safety precautions in order to reduce risk and prevent a second wave of COVID-19 from spreading.

For some, it’s allowing employees to continue to work from home for the remainder of the year. For others, it’s implementing a phased approach of reintroducing both employees and customers to their business environment. For all, a plan that involves a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation is of the utmost importance. Transparency and clear communication of reopening plans, both internally and externally, is proving to be critical for success and support during these trying times.

Why SERVPRO Northwest Long Beach

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Power plant with mold problem after heavy rain.

If you have ever had a disaster in your home whether it was flooding and water damage, fire or smoke damage, discovering mold in a hidden corner, or you have a bat infestation in your attic you might wonder who among all the restoration and clean up companies to call. SERVPRO has over 38 years of experience, highly trained certified technicians, 24-hour emergency service, locally owned and operated, and a trusted leader in the restoration industry.  If you don’t believe SERVPRO is the best check it out these testimonials left by some of our customers.

One week ago, Miguel and Moses from SERVPRO came to our house to eradicate a mold issue. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely courteous. They went the extra mile to do a great job and they provided us with the best customer service we could have asked for. Thank you again for the help!

These guys are great! Any emergency is not too large for this SERVPRO of Northwest Long beach and Signal Hill, CA. 24/hrs. A day 360 days a year they are here for you.

Henry and his team are so kind, efficient and skillful. Highly recommend them. We had a leak in the upstairs bathroom that completely damaged the ceiling of the kitchen below and they came in with a plan and took charge in the best way!

I am very glad to share on our experience with SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach. We had a newly discovered mold situation in our house and knew that SERVPRO was a leader in taking care of these situations. I called SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach because of it's location to our home. Our first contact was Henry, Crew Chief, who was very knowledgeable and patient in relaying what the process was and what would be needed to proceed. From there, everyone we came in contact with regarding scheduling and accommodating what was needed to be done was incredible with our questions and making sure we understood and that we were comfortable with the process. The work has been completed. We are very appreciative that SERVPRO kept the work area contained and neat. They were very professional in the cleanup and conscious in ensuring that everything was taken care of throughout this process. I would highly recommend SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach.

Hose fire recovery

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Recovery Fire Damage

Though having a fire safety plan is the most important thing to consider for your household, knowing how you will navigate the stress of the recovery process is also important to consider.

Keeping yourself safe and organized is the most important thing, and to help reduce the stress, we have put together our top tips for recovering from a household fire.

Top Tips for Recovering From a Household Fire

Prepare yourself for what to expect. The damage from house fires is always unique, but it can be shocking to see if you are not expecting it. Making sure you are aware of the fact that smoke and soot can travel extreme distances throughout your home and that firefights can often lead to broken glass or holes in walls will help you know what to expect before you go in.

Wait to enter your home. It is a natural reaction to want to immediately assess and begin mitigating the damage, but you should never go back into a building after a fire until officials have deemed it safe. Damaged buildings can be hazardous as their structures may have been compromised, so going back in prematurely can put you at further risk.

Contact your insurance company. Insurance companies all vary on how they handle claim filing, which is why it is important to get in touch with yours early on to understand the process and maximize your claim.

Document the damages. Keeping thorough documentation of the damages will help you stay organized throughout the whole process, which will be helpful for you and for your insurance company. We recommend going room by room and taking photos of the damages, and making a detailed inventory list so you do not accidentally forget something in the complications of the process.

Contact your restoration company. Experiencing a fire in your home is a traumatic event for your family, which is why we recommend working with a reputable restoration company so you can return back to normal as quickly as possible. Knowing you can count on the company you have chosen will help you stress less throughout the entire process and enjoy your home once again once it is restored.

If your home is damaged in a house fire, you can count on us to help you. Get in touch at any hour for a quick response with SERVPRO of Northwest Long Beach.