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Why Should You Choose SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Our franchise owners have been in the business for over 26 years. We have the experience & knowledge it takes to handle your water or fire damage.

Our employees go through extensive training through SERVPRO U, getting an introduction to water mitigation and customer service. We do continuous education and assist our team in obtaining their IICRC certification in water and fire mitigation. We have well rounded restoration technicians that have the passion for service, and the knowledge to effectively handle your loss.

Our team will communicate with you throughout the process so you know your next steps. You can trust we are experts in this area and are here to help you get back on track.

Our skill and professionalism makes us a preferred vendor with many insurance companies. We follow proper procedures and work with integrity, always looking out for our customers.

Check our restoration page on how we can help you.

So the next time you have a water or fire damage, call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 805-507-5507

It’s The Hidden Water Damage You Don’t See

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

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After a water loss, you may be quick to dismiss the need for mitigation services. You don’t see any physical damage to your drywall or floors. You may not feel that the wall or floor is wet when you touch with your bare hands. As we know in this industry, looks can be deceiving.

Professional Restoration Technicians have the right tools to detect moisture in your home or building. Below are just a few of those tools and how they help identify trapped moisture:

-Moisture Meters: This tool helps measure the moisture level on surfaces. Can detect moisture from .25’’-.75’’ deep. It is non-penetrating and wont damage surfaces.

-Pin Moisture Meter:  These have two metal probes that you can physically stick into wood framing in order to get a moisture reading. And electrical current will flow between the two prongs and measures resistance. Since wood does not conduct electricity and water does, we can get an accurate reading based on the resistance measured.

- Thermohygrometers: Measures the relative humidity and temperature of the atmosphere. Many people don’t realize the science behind drying methods. A lot of our atmospheric climate will determine the method of drying used to dry affected materials.

-Thermal Imaging Moisture Meter: Thermal imaging detects subtle temperature differences which can point our technicians in the right direction. Moisture can be very difficult to detect because at times, you may not see physical damages with the naked eye. This allows us to narrow down the field of vision.  

Check out our website for more information on the water assessment process.

Give SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County if you suspect water damage 805-507-5507

Storm Damage- Cleanup & Restoration

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

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We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

Our team responds immediately to any size disaster. We understand that emergencies can happen day or night. In the event of a Storm Disaster, we have the support of other franchises nationwide. We work together with the local community to get you back on your feet. With the assistance of our Storm Disaster Recovery Team, SERVPRO can mobilize at a moment’s notice. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is here to help!

Earlier this year we had the privilege of joining the Storm Disaster Recovery Team in Texas. Thousands of SERVPRO franchises teamed up to help our fellow Americans during a natural disaster. That is what SERVPRO is all about! Not just helping our local communities but showing up when others are in need.

We are storm damage specialists. Our specialty is flooding and storm damage restoration. With our extensive water damage training, we are the experts you need when disaster strikes.

If you need a company with the resources to handle large commercial or storm disasters, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County are the ones to call. 805-507-5507

Hidden Water Damage after a Storm

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Basement showing flooding. 2 inches of standing water Flood damage after a storm can leave significant damage behind. Don't wait until it's too late to have an assessment. Call us Today!

The high winds have died down and now you're left picking up the pieces. 

You’ve removed debris from your property, fixed fallen fences and may have used your own towels to soak up any water intrusion. If you’re thinking everything is good to go, that may not always be the case.  

Storm Damage is not always limited to just the visible damages you see. Water has a way of getting into every nook and cranny. You may not see these hidden damages for a few weeks. At that point, you may have a mold problem that has now affected more than you bargained for. That is why would should call us, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is always ready to assist. We offer a FREE initial inspection to see if we find a presence of water intrusion. Our technicians are equipped to assess your home and give you a recommendation if needed. 

Give us a call now to schedule your inspection today 805-507-5507

Fire Safety This Holiday Season

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Shows fire in oven and woman running away This holiday season, be ready and be safe!

As we inch closer to our Thanksgiving Holiday, we know households in Ventura County are busy perfecting their recipes for the big day. One of the #1 causes of fires, is cooking. So let’s take a moment to review some fire safety tips this season.

#1: If you have a fire in your oven. Immediately turn your oven off and allow the food to cool down before you open and clean. If the fire however has escaped the oven, immediately leave your home and call 911

#2: Always stay in the kitchen with you are grilling, boiling, frying or broiling food

#3: Keep sleeves rolled or wear close fitting clothes while cooking. Prevents cloth from accidentally lighting on fire

#4: Keep flammable items away from the stove that can catch fire. Such as paper towels, rags, oven mitts, or wooden utensils.

#5: Keep appliances plugged directly into a wall outlet. Do not use extension cords.

For more fire safety tips please visit the National Fire Protection Association.

If you have Fire Damage, call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County: 805-507-5507

Heater Safety

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Old lady in rocker chair reading a book. Space heater located 3 ft apart Follow safety tips to keep your loved ones safe.

Here in Ventura County we don’t get cool weather very often. That is probably why when temperatures dip below 60 degrees, we start pulling out our space heaters. Here are some reminders about heater fire safety to keep you safe this season.

#1: Make sure your heater has an automatic shut off feature.

#2: Make sure your heater has been tested by a recognized testing facility

#3: Make sure you don’t run your heater overnight while you sleep.

#4: Practice the 3ft rule when placing your heater. Keep it away from flammable objects

#5: Make sure your heater is placed on a flat solid surface.

Stay warm and stay safe out there!

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is here to help. Check out our website for information on how we can help you with Fire & Smoke Damage or give us a call at 805-507-5507

https://www.SERVPROnorthwestventuracounty.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

Common Commercial Water Damages

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Common Commercial Water Damages

Water emergencies can occur at anytime. It’s important to do routine maintenance and checks just like you would your home, before your business is significantly impacted. Have a plan in place to minimize business interruption.

Follow this link to sign up for SERVPRO’s no-cost to you Ready Profile Setup https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/ReadyProgram

TOP 5 Commercial Water Damages:

  1. Appliances & Equipment Leaks: This is common in restaurants and catering businesses. When appliance failure occurs, it can cause water damages to you facility. This also applies to HVAC systems and Water Heaters.
  1. Sprinkler Systems: Older buildings can have outdated sprinkler systems. If these systems have not been updated, they can be found faulty and may be in need of replacement. Sprinkler system malfunction, can ruin inventory and business assets
  1. Broken pipe or Plumping Issues: Just like in your home, pipes can burst or corrode over time. Pay attention to things like low or high water pressure and have your water meters checked by your maintenance crew periodically
  1. Sewer Line Backup-All commercial buildings will have bathroom facilities and some with multiple drain lines connected together. When your main line back up, it can cause sewage overflow. Sewage water is a category 3 (black water) contamination and requires sanitization and in all cases any porous materials that came in contact with that water, will need to be removed.
  1. Roof Penetrations: If the roof on your building has not been serviced or replaced in the last 10 years, it can lead to severe damage to the interior of your building. Sometimes, especially here in California, we don’t get as much rain and so leaks aren’t always apparent. We do get strong wind gusts and so it is important to have your maintenance personnel assess any damages after a significant wind storm.

Whatever the cause. SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is here to help you! Call us at 805-507-5507

EMERGENCY Ready Program for Your Ventura Business

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

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There is no easier way to get your business ready for any type of water or fire disaster than with SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Program.  This is a pre-planning program that prepares your business during an emergency.

*No-cost to setup and do an assessment of your facility

*Involves collecting critical information that will be needed in case of an emergency

*Provides guide on how to re-gain access to your building following a disaster

*Establishes SERVPRO for Northwest Ventura County as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider

*Identifies who is in line for authorizing work

*Provides facility details such main water shut off valves and priority contact information.

For information, please visit us at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/ReadyProgram

Give us a call to set up your walk-through today! 805-507-5507

Emergencies Don’t Sleep. Neither Do We

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

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We all know emergencies don’t wait for a convenient time to happen. When your building is faced with a 2am flooding, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County answers the call. Within 1 hour we can have our emergency responder technician onsite to help guide you through the next steps and assess the situation. Within 4 hours we can have a crew ready and mobilized to help with emergency services.

When your business is on the line, you want someone reliable and with the resources to get things done. That is where we come in. Have your emergency ready profile setup with SERVPRO so these situations go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Visit us at: https://www.SERVPROnorthwestventuracounty.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

To see how we can help your business during a water emergency

805-507-5507

Heavy Rains and Wind in Ventura County

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Green Servpro Ram Truck parked by curb showing gutter flooded with water When heavy rains hit, storm drains can overflow. Keeping sand bags available to prevent water from traveling into your home can come in handy

With the bomb cyclone moving onto our shores, we got a taste of storm weather this week. It was a good reminder that we should always be prepared even when we live in sunny California. Make sure you are signed up to receive emergency alerts in your area. Our hills are susceptible to mudslides and flash floods when we get rain in this area. It is always important to be prepared and be safe. Here are a few tips to help you this season:

*Have sand bags available in case you need to create a temporary barrier to protect your home

*Have flashlights with fresh batteries available for power outages

*Make sure you clear your rain gutters from fallen leaves and debris to prevent them clogging and causing secondary damages to your roof

*Visit Ready.Gov/floods for more information on how to be prepared.

*Sign up for Alert Notification for Ventura County: https://www.readyventuracounty.org/vc-alert/

For emergency water damage call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 805-507-5507