Recent Posts

COVID CLEANING FOR VENTURA'S REOPENING DATE JUNE 15TH!

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

five technicians in full protective gear wiping down desk tops and cubicles in office Give us a call 805-507-5507 to get your COVID CLEANING

AS CALIFORNIA SETS ITS GOAL FOR JUNE 15 FOR FULL REOPENING...

SERVPRO of NORTHWEST VENTURA COUNTY IS HERE TO GIVE YOU PIECE OF MIND.  

For specialized cleaning services, including the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive pathogen cleaning program, call us today!

AS MANY SCHOOLS, PLACES OF WORSHIP, PROFESSIONAL SPORTING VENUES, OUTDOOR PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS, AUTO DEALERS, MOVIE THEATRES, FITNESS CENTERS, CAR WASHES EXECUTE THEIR OWN PERSONAL REOPENING PLANS WITH MODIFICATIONS, it is more important than ever before, to ensure cleanliness in your homes and businesses. Being proactive can make a world of a difference for you and those around you as we OVERCOME COVID-19 AND EXHIBIT VIBRANT HEALTH!

WHAT MAKES OUR COVID-19 CERTIFIED: SERVPRO CLEAN SERVICE DIFFERENT THAN REGULAR CLEANING SERVICES?

Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County we go above and beyond to keep Ventura safe by staying up to date DAILY with the current guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends cleaning of high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, tabletops, light switches, handles and any other high touch areas specific to your home. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work than regular janitorial staff. We also use special cleaning products like our hospital grade disinfectant SERVPROXIDE.

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR…..CALL RIGHT NOW TO JOIN HUNDREDS OF OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AS WE KICK OFF CALIFORNIA’S REOPENING DATE WITH A SPECIALIZED CLEANING!!!!

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us at: 805-507-5507 

When Water Damage Strikes!

4/2/2021 (Permalink)

Man with blue glove using a meter on a white ceiling Our Technicians use moisture meters to detect hidden levels of moisture within building materials.

The first 24 hours are crucial in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County professionals will be on-site to help. Here are the steps we follow when handling water damages:

INSPECTION – Our technicians will inspect all areas for moisture to get an idea on the extent of water damages. They will then review the inspection with you and provide you with next steps.

EMERGENCY SERVICES – If SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura finds that emergency services are needed, we jump into action and give you a step-by-step overview. Emergency services include extracting standing water, removing baseboards and setting up drying equipment. The quicker we move to contain the area, the faster we can mitigate damages.

MONITORING – To help ensure your home or business dry to appropriate industry standards, a SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura professional will monitor the drying process daily. Progress will be communicated with you.

DEMOLITION-If SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura finds that materials are not showing progress after a reasonable time, we may recommend removing materials. We leave the area clean and ready so you can contact a contractor of your choosing to help with your re-build. 

EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE TIPS:

  • Shut off the water source, if you are unable to call a local plumber
  • Turn off circuit breakers for areas that are wet to prevent electric shock
  • Remove as much excess water as possible. Do NOT use a vacuum to extract water as this can lead to electrocution.
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet flooring to prevent secondary damages
  • Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other sensitive valuables to a dry place
  • Do not turn on light fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

For more information on recovering from water damage, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County at 805-507-5507

Mold In Your Ventura Commercial Property?

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building showing drywall removed. steel framing Commercial Building After Mold Remediation

Mold is all around us! 

Add a little water and give it a few days, and before you know it, mold is active and spreading.

We get a lot of calls at SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County concerning mold in commercial buildings. Don’t panic!

We can address your concerns, by finding out:

  • Where is the source of moisture?
  • What needs to be repaired to stop the spread of moisture and mold in the workplace?
  • What are the next steps to get business back and running?

When you can't see visible mold but find that employees are having some health effects in the workplace, we refer you to an Environmental Hygienist for Indoor Air Quality and Mold testing.  

SERVPRO can remediate mold, but we do not test for mold.

An Environmental Hygenist is able to give the business owner more information. This typically includes 1.) a full site visual inspection, 2.) collection and testing air and surface samples, and 3.) measuring the moisture levels in the building.

Their findings and recommendations are included in a report, or protocol, which is given to the customer.

  • The next step is for the commercial customer to send us the protocol.
  • We can then do an assessment at the business site.
  • At that point we can give you an estimate, and scope of work, keeping in mind that there may be unknowns.

For more information on our Mold Remediation Process, click here.

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is locally owned and operated and available for Emergency Service 24/7. Call us for Mold Remediation at 805-507-5507

Don't Let Water Damage Stop Your Ventura Business!

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Two employees in orange vests placing protective plastic on dental equipment Our Technicians at a local Dental Office in need of Emergency Water Damage Services.

Water damage can happen to anyone. When that pipe bursts in your Ventura Business, that could mean shutting down and a loss of income. We pride ourselves in getting to you quickly! We don't want sitting water turning into a mold problem for you later down the line.

Our technicians are pros when it comes to working around your office equipment/ stations. 

  • Get an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) appointment scheduled for FREE!! Should a pipe burst and flood your business, an ERP will save valuable time to mitigate the emergency and speed up the cleanup and recovery process.

Click here to get started with your Emergency Ready Profile

SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is available for 24 Hour Emergency service.  We are “Faster to any size Disaster” and are a “Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry”. Call Us 805-507-5507

SERVPRO is READY To Handle Your Commercial Loss

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

commerical building showing water spill and equipment Here is a photo of a large commercial loss in Ventura. Remember any TIME any SIZE, SERVPRO of NW Ventura County is here to help 805-507-5507

During these difficult times, an unexpected Water, Fire or Mold loss can ruin businesses in our Ventura Community. Check out our blog on how to prepare your business for disaster.

So what gives us the ability to handle any size disaster? The answer is our reliable franchise system. We work together and have unlimited access to commercial grade equipment that when needed, we can request additional reinforcement from a neighboring franchise, large loss division or corporate office. We also carry hundreds of air movers, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to help with our local jobs. We are a preferred company to many major insurance companies because they recognize we handle water mitigation the right way.

We are part of a larger infrastructure that is ready and devoted to helping our local communities. So when it comes to Disaster Relief, know that SERVPRO is here to save the day.

Faster To Any Size Disaster 805-507-5507

Christmas Fire Safety 2020

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

A decorated Christmas tree in fire This photos shows how quickly a dry Christmas tree can be engulfed in flames when left near a heat source. Image by nfpa.org

I know it seems early to be talking about Christmas. We haven’t even bought the ingredients for our giant Turkey for Thanksgiving! But Holiday safety is best to be discussed as soon as we start seeing those twinkling lights and tinsel in the stores. Before you start your holiday decoration planning, always remember to check for possible fire hazards.

Here is a quick checklist for things to look for. You can find more information on the Red Cross Website:

  1. Check all holiday light cords to make sure they are not frayed or broken. Keep strands of lights to no more than three per extension cord.
  1. Make sure your tree is watered and kept fresh so as not to dry out. For artificial and fresh trees, make sure you keep away from fire hazards. And of course once Christmas is over make sure you dispose of your tree properly and DO NOT leave to dry out in your backyard.
  1. Keep candles away from decorations and make sure you blow them out before going to bed.
  1. When cooking on the stovetop, make sure you stay in the kitchen. Kitchen fires are still the leading cause of most house fires.
  1. When decorating outdoors, use outdoor approved lights and follow the fire hazard prevention labels.

Check out the NFPA for more information on fire safety. Make sure you review the fire safety plan we discussed in our October Blog with your family.

Be Safe this Holiday! And know that SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is always here for you when you need us 24/7!

805-507-5507

Commercial Water Damage: SERVPRO of NW Ventura is Prepared To Handle It.

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

two employees standing in an airplane hangar. Water and dirt smeered on the ground in the background Here is a look at an airplane hangar that had a water system burst last year. SERVPRO is available 24/7 for emergency services.

When your business faces a water, fire or mold emergency, you need to think of how this impacts your business and sales. Sometimes a business can't afford to shut down production for long periods of time. It's also important that you choose a service provider that will be thorough so you don't have harmful secondary damages. That is where SERVPRO comes in. 

We want our local community to thrive and get back into business. We follow all proper procedures and work with integrity so you can get back to business as usual. 

No matter the size, SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is prepared to handle it. Working with full transparency so you understand what needs to be done and why. It's no wonder why we are part of most major insurance programs when it comes to mitigation.

CALL us when you need the professionals. 

805-507-5507

BE READY NOT RUINED: How Ventura Business Can Be Better Prepared With The READY Program

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Green backdrop. SERVPRO Ready logo. shows icons of cleaner spray, fire, water drop and mold spores You can either be READY or be RUINED. Take advantage of this program for your Ventura Business!

Every Business Owner knows that when you open your business, you need to be prepared for work place emergencies. This is why we do safety orientations with each employee. Each business should have it's own Repair & Maintenance folder along with emergency numbers easily available to employees and management. 

The READY Program with SERVPRO covers the basics in your Businesses. No cost to set up. Establishes immediate plan of action, so you don't waste time and minimize business interruption.

  • SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profiles is easy to register and set up. And we here at SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County, help set up your team. Click here to get started
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

There is no reason why you shouldn't participate in the program. Download the app and create your Profile today:

SERVPRO Ready Plan

Call to set up an appointment: 805-507-5507

Ventura Storm Threats: Flash Floods & Mudslides

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Background shows burned terrain, mountains. Flash Flood Yellow Sign Flash Floods & Mudslides can occur with little warning. BE READY! -Photo By: Mike Eliason

As we start nearing the close of Fire Season we start to face another threat that we don't always think of until it's upon us. Flash Floods & Mudslides. As our neighbors in Montecito showed us after the terrible 2018 fire season, the devastating mudslide tragedy in Montecito hit too close to home. 

It is important to remember as we come out of fire season just how nature reacts to the charred debris and loose soil. A combination of Fire, Strong Winds and Heavy Rains, are the perfect recipe for disaster.

Although in California we don't see as much rain as other parts of the U.S, it is when we least expect it, that emergencies occur. 

Take note of your surroundings for excess in debris and large branches. If your home is on the Ventura Hills, does your home have trenches that re-direct heavy water? Do you have reflection walls? Be aware of the warning signs and have an emergency kit ready.

Check out Ready.gov for more information on how to protect your homes against Flash Floods and Mudslides.  

Sign up to receive local alerts so you are always ready: 

WATCH, ADVISORY, WARNING-What Does It All Mean?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Flash Flood Warning Sign. Warning ribbon underneath Be informed and ready! Regardless of the level, you should always be aware of your local weather. Be prepared, Be safe!

We see it on all our local news stations all the time. Wind Advisory, Fire Watch, Heat Warning! What does it all mean? 

Here is a quick reference guide to help clear it up:

WATCH: In this case it means there is a chance of a condition happening and usually covers a large geographical area for a substantial amount of time. So in other words, the severe weather hasn't occurred yet but upcoming weather and conditions are setting up to potentially create dangerous conditions.

ADVISORY: Advisory is usually right above a Watch but below the level of a Warning. At this point the expected weather is likely to occur. We see this a lot in our area as Wind Advisories when the Santa Ana Winds are projected. 

WARNING: At this point, the projected severe weather, is occurring, or likely to occur and you are being advised to prepare yourself and your home. Heat Warnings, High Wind Warning, Red Flag Warnings are all common warnings in our local area. 

Check out the National Weather Service for more details on specific warning types.

Be sure to also sign up to receive alerts so you are prepared!