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Ventura Fire Damage Restoration From Start to Finish

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Completely burnt home kitchen When Disaster strikes SERVPRO is there for you 24/7 Call 805-507-5507 NOW!

Securing your property with SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura's  board up is is only the first step in the process of getting your life back under control after a fire incident in your home or business. We not only board up your loss but also offer security to fend of any intruders that may see your loss as an opportunity.  Proper Mitigation and Restoration, from highly trained IICRC certified technicians with cutting edge technology ensures you that SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County has you covered from loss to recovery. We also do construction repair on major losses. 

Whether is preparing your business ahead of time with one of our Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) or having us programmed ahead of time in your smartphone. This simple preparation cannot be stressed enough.

SERVPRO of  Northwest Ventura County has been helping families and businesses recover when disaster strikes, for over 25 years  You can trust the fire professionals that your insurance companies trust to refer you to when you have a fire .... trust SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County to get the job done right.

 SERVPRO 24 hour Emergency Services Fire - Water Damage - Mold - Biohazard - Covid 19 cleaning and more 805-507-5507

Why the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile Call SERVPRO® today 805-507-5507 to get started!

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business or residential property, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

 Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

A no cost assessment of your facility.

– This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

– It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.

But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

– This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

Establishes your local SERVPRO® of NW Ventura County Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

– You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

– This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

– Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance

of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners, property managers, risk managers and facility management. It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile® containing critical facility information to help speed up response time.

How to Protect Your Home or Business In a Flood Zone

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing for a flood. If your home or business has recently suffered from flood damage, then contact SERVPRO of NW Ventura County 805-507-5507.

Each year homeowners face the possibility of flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or burst piping. It’s important to stay prepared & to protect your property if you live in or work near a flood zone. Although you can’t completely stop a flood, you can minimize the impact that water has on your property. Below are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading or destroying your property.

Be Prepared

The best thing you can do if you think you live in a flood zone is to have a plan of action in advance. Here is a list of things to consider:

  • Store all important documents in a watertight secure container.
  • Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & any other valuables.
  • Contact your marketing representative at SERVPRO of NW Ventura County in advance and set up an Emergency Ready Plan for protecting your home & getting a quick service response after a flood.

 Use Sandbags & Flood Barriers

Let’s face it, some homes are more susceptible to water damage. Lower flood water, however, can be contained by simply laying out sandbags & setting up flood barriers around your doors. Even if some water manages to get, sandbags & flood barriers can reduce the water damage & can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Look at Your Home’s Construction

If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, then invest in components that are waterproof or create a tighter seal around the structure. Some of these include:

  • Concrete flooring instead of wooden floorboards
  • One-way valves in your plumbing to prevent water backup in the plumbing system
  • Waterproof all of your electrical outlets
  • Cement render & lime plaster
  • Water resistant window & door frames
  • Flood skirts around brick homes

Helpful Updates & Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County is Here in Your Community & Here to Help!
  1. Update on taxes: Tax Day is now July 15, 2020.

 Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has announced that the government is, "moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties."

  1. Update on Student loan payments are extended for 60 days

The Department of Education announced that student loan borrowers will be able to suspend their federal student loan payments without a penalty and without accruing interest for at least 60 days.

  1. Resources if you lose your job as result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

If your work has been compromised or you think it may be, read here. & please share with anyone who could use this information. Thank you for helping us help one another. 

  1. Check in with your overall health & wellness.

If you’re able to over the next few days, check out these resources for looking after your overall wellness. Bring your stress level down with these simple steps:

Stay positive. Laughter has been found to lower levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the arteries, and increase "good" HDL cholesterol.

Meditate. This practice of inward-focused thought and deep breathing has been shown to reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure. Meditation's close relatives, yoga and prayer, can also relax the mind and body.

Exercise. Every time you are physically active, whether you take a walk or go for a jog, your body releases mood-boosting chemicals called endorphins. Exercising not only helps you destress, it also protects against heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your heart muscle, and helping you maintain a healthy weight.

Unplug. It's impossible to escape stress when it follows you everywhere. Cut the cord. Avoid the internet and TV news. Take time each day — even if it's for just 10 or 15 minutes — to escape from the world.

Find ways to destress. Simple things, like a warm bath, listening to music, or spending time on a favorite hobby, can give you a much-needed break from the stressors in your life.

Therapy or coaching can help provide clarity. Find affordable online mental health resources.

Escape. Here are some free virtual getaways.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Here to Help If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call SERVPRO of NW Ventura County at 805-507-5507

SERVPRO of NW Ventura County is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

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.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

Discovering Sources of Water Damage at your Property

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage/Flood To schedule a free water damage inspection today, give us a call at 805-507-5507

If you discover a water leak in your home, the first few minutes are crucial. The main priority is to avoid panic and concentrate on getting the source of the water stopped.  The most common water leaks in a home can be traced to the kitchen or a bathroom.

Most all common water supplies in a home have a shut-off valve nearby and all valves can be turned off with a clockwise turn. If the source of the leak is your washing machine, the valves to shut off the flow are located behind the machine.  Do not disconnect the hoses.  Instead, turn off the water flow where the hoses are connected in the wall.

In the kitchen, you will find shut-off values for the faucet under the sink. This is also where you will most likely find the shut-off valve for an ice maker, if your freezer is equipped with one.  The valve that controls your sink is usually the same valve that provides flow to your dishwasher.  In a bathroom, cutoff valves are below the sink and may be within a sink cabinet if you have one.  The supply line for the toilet is commonly located under and behind the seat.

A water heater can also be the source of your leak. If it is a gas tank, turn off the gas supply first then turn off the water.  The water supply valve is usually located near or above the top of the tank.

Stopping the leak at its source as quickly as possible will minimize damage to cabinets, floors, walls and contents. Within a single minute, several gallons of water can flow into your home and saturate anything in its path, including adjacent rooms.

Some leaks can’t be stopped with an inside valve so the water supply to your house has to be shut off. Lines carrying water into your home come from a main line outside that can usually be found close to the street where your water meter is located.

At SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura, we are experts at mitigating water damage. Our expert technicians work quickly and efficiently to extract any water, assess the damages, set up drying equipment and dry your property to its preloss condition.

How to Properly Claim Insurance for Water Damage to your Home

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Insurance Claim Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura at 805-507-5507, a restoration company you can trust!

Flooding & water damage are not situations that the majority of home owners ever expect to face. However, when it does happen, you will probably be at a loss of how to deal with it, especially when it comes to insurance coverage.

Should the unforeseen happen, the following will help walk you through to file a claim;

Review Your Insurance Coverage- Review all of your insurance documents. Locate the phone number for your insurance company’s claims office. If you can’t find it on any paperwork, then it should be on their website. Before you call, have your policy in front of you for reference.

Be Calm- Make sure you are not emotional when you make the call. You need to be able to talk to the claims adjuster (the insurance representative who will discuss the details with you) in a way that is clear & concise. You will not be able to do that if you are noticeably upset.

Keep Your Details Brief & Straight to the Point- Just give the claims adjuster the facts. Unless they ask for details, keep it as short as possible, giving them only the information they need to understand the situation. There are rules & regulations that govern insurance coverage, so you do not need to try to persuade the adjuster over the telephone.

Have Proof- Pictures of your dishwasher overflowing or flooding around a door are definitely proof that can be used to help make your case. Receipt from a plumber or information from the city or county about the cause of the damage will also be very helpful in getting the claim processed.

Mitigation- If you need to mitigate the damage (stop it from getting worse), the insurance company may make a recommendation for a company. It is ONLY a recommendation, so you can contact another restoration company if you prefer.

SERVPRO's Process for Mold in Your Business

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

mold on drywall Call SERVPRO today for a free inspection for your business. 805-507-5507

Every business' mold damage scenario can be  different and require a different solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below explain the “typical” process:

Step 1 : Emergency Service. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County@ 805-507-5507.

Step 2 : Inspection and Assessments.

Step 3: Mold Containment.

Step 4: Air Filtration.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold infested Materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings 

Step 7: Restoration

Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Ventura County 24/7/365 @  805-507-5507

Commercial Restoration Services

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

No Job is Too Large for SERVPRO of NW Ventura County SERVPRO of NW Ventura County can handle the big stuff!

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Emergencies Don’t Sleep. Neither Do We.

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NW Ventura County provides Emergency Services Contact SERVPRO of NW Ventura County at 805-507-5507 for emergency services day or night!

Flash floods, broken pipes, electrical fires, and more can all happen at any moment, day or night. The damage caused by water, fire, smoke and mold can be devastating to any commercial property, especially if it is not addressed immediately. That’s where SERVPRO of NW Ventura County comes in to help.

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of property restoration, available—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer 24/7 emergency services so that you can have peace of mind knowing we’ll respond right away to your commercial building damage. We believe in the importance of ensuring that our customers are happy. No matter how difficult the restoration process, we want to ensure that you understand the steps ahead and that you are confident in our technicians. We understand that your business may well depend on our ability to provide efficient, effective restoration services. You can have confidence in our team.

Our business-minded water damage experts understand the pressures you are facing as a business owner. We are here to get your business up and running as quickly as possible. Our technicians provide restoration for all types of disaster damage, including water damage, smoke damage, mold damage, storm damage, and more. No project is too big for our team!