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Restoration and What We Mean When We Say "Like it never even happened."

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Before and after photos of a fire damaged kitchen. Sometimes photos do a better job of explaining our restoration process and what we mean when we say "Like it never even happened."

If you find water, fire or mold damage to your property, you should call a restoration company for help. But maybe you don't quite know what a restoration service does. And as you search and compare, you find that SERVPRO of North Hollywood claims to restore your property "Like it never even happened." But what does that claim really mean?

At its simplest, it means we restore your home or business to its preloss condition. Here's how:

Damage Cleanup

Yes, we extract water and dry out water damaged ceilings, carpets and furniture. We clean and deodorize smoke and soot from fire damaged walls. We remove mold from attics and crawl spaces etc. We even clean dangerous stuff that no one really wants to clean.

This is all part of the cleanup and remediation process. In other words, we remove the source of the problem to mitigate further damage to your property. As long as water is left to soak, soot corrode or mold to fester, the damage may grow worse over time.

But we're not done.

Restoration Service

The water is dry. We wiped away the soot and removed the mold. Done, right? Nope. SERVPRO of North Hollywood is a licensed contractor with the resources to help you rebuild. Because what comes next is just as important: restoration.

By definition, restoration means "a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition." In other words, the end result is that anyone who enters your home or business would be hard-pressed to know there was damage. From patching and repainting walls to rebuilding entire rooms, we'll restore your property to its preloss condition... or better.

But sometimes mere words or a definition fail to do this process justice. The photo accompanying this post is a perfect example. On the left, you can see the smoke and soot damage covering everything: ceiling, cabinets, walls and more. On the right, we've removed the fire damaged property and replaced it with shiny fixtures, counters, cabinets and paint.

Of course, not every water, fire or mold disaster requires such a wholesale overhaul. But when you call SERVPRO of North Hollywood, you can feel secure knowing that when we say "Like it never even happened," we mean it!

What Happens When You Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO restoration specialist taking a call. When you call SERVPRO of North Hollywood, a restoration specialist will answer your call. They're capable of answering most questions you may have.

With some property damage, the need to call a restoration company is obvious. Crawl space flooded? Sewer line backed up into your basement? Walls covered in soot from a fire? Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood.

Other times, you might suspect a problem but you're uncertain whether you need professional restoration services. The signs are present. That musty odor you can't pinpoint? That drop in water pressure that accompanies a hidden water leak? Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood.

We're not suggesting you call us in every situation, of course. But for any size water, fire or mold damage, the sooner it's mitigated, the better. It may turn out to be a small problem you can resolve yourself. Either way, fast action saves you time and money in the long run!

To help you decide, here's what happens when you call SERVPRO of North Hollywood for help with a water, fire or mold disaster.

During Your Call

When you call SERVPRO of North Hollywood, a highly-trained restoration specialist will answer your call. They're capable of answering most questions you have about the restoration process.

They'll ask you to describe the problem in as much detail as possible:

  • What type of damage (water, fire/smoke/soot, mold, biohazard etc)?
  • What caused the damage (rain, water leak, burst pipe etc)?
  • Is the source under control (is the leak fixed etc)?
  • How large is the affected area (part/all of a room, multiple rooms etc)?
  • When did the damage happen?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • Are you the property owner?

This question is key: for liability reasons, we cannot enter a property without the owner's permission. If you're a tenant, you'll need to get authorization from the owner or the property manager before we can inspect and mitigate the damage.

At this point, you may be wondering about cost. While we can quote you a minimum, we won't be able to provide an accurate estimate without inspecting the affected area first-hand. Only then can we understand the full extent of the damage and determine the level of equipment, manpower and time necessary to fix it.

In most cases, your insurance company will cover the cost of the cleanup and restoration work. We understand you may not be eager to involve them. But we work with most major insurance providers to make the process as painless as possible.

If you're authorized and decide to proceed with an inspection, our restoration specialist will gather your contact info, send you a Docusign and schedule a visit. In many cases, we can have a restoration technician on-site anywhere in Los Angeles in as little as one hour.

After You Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood

After you call us, our restoration technicians follow a prescribed 6-7 step process to clean up and restore your property. The process is a little different depending on the type of damage:

From that first call to SERVPRO of North Hollywood to the completed restoration, we'll take good care of you every step of the way.

If you think you need help with water, fire or mold cleanup, don't hesitate! Call SERVPRO of North Hollywood and feel secure that we'll clean and restore your home or business "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Emergency? 4 Fast Steps to Prevent Further Damage.

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency water leak. If you have an emergency plumbing leak, turn the water off ASAP to help mitigate water damage to your property.

Many of our water damage cleanup jobs aren't emergencies. Caused by long gone rain or pipe leaks, some water damage isn't noticed until a new tenant moves in or it's time to renovate. It's important to address the damage when discovered, and remediate any mold, so it doesn't worsen over time. But this type of water damage doesn't require an emergency response.

However, some water damage is an emergency and should be handled as such. For example: active leaks that threaten valuables or documents, gray or black water flooding or standing water near electrical outlets. Of course, calling SERVPRO of North Hollywood is an important step in mitigating a water damage emergency. But there are a few quick things you can do before you pick up the phone to call in the water restoration specialists.

Stem the Tide

If the source is an overflowing fixture, appliance or a pipe leak, turning off the water can help stop the flow. Sinks and toilets usually have their own nearby valves. If not, or if the plumbing leak source is unknown, turn off the water at the main.

Disconnect the Power

If the water level threatens electronics or outlets, you'll want to cut the power. Unplug devices or turn off circuit breakers and steer clear of the affected area to prevent electrical shocks.

Clear the Area

Get furniture and other possessions off the floor or away from the water. The longer your valuables are exposed to water, the worse the damage can get. Restoration is often less expensive than replacing damaged items. But the more moisture is left to soak into a surface, the more likely it will need replacing.

Call Your Insurance Provider

Homeowners can be reluctant to involve their insurance company for fear of red tape, paperwork and increased premiums. But SERVPRO of North Hollywood works directly with most major insurance providers. And our experience helps ease the claims process, reducing costs and the risk of delays in restoring your property.

Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO.

Most important, get the drying and clean up process started by calling SERVPRO of North Hollywood at (818) 754-0050. Emergency water damage specialists can be on-site anywhere in Los Angeles in as little as one hour. We'll assess the damage and place our fleet of air movers and dehumidifiers to make a water damage emergency "Like it never even happened."

Earthquake! 3 Disaster Response Steps You Can Take in 30 Minutes or Less.

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Earthquake damage. An earthquake doesn't have to be this big to be a disaster. Check your property for damage and call SERVPRO 24/7 for recovery assistance.

"Did you feel that?" Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter light up in the aftermath of an earthquake of any size near Los Angeles. Most of the time, we tweet, roll over and go back to sleep. But the key to an effective disaster response is quick action. So the next step you feel your property shaking, here are a few things you might want to do before tucking in.

Check on Loved Ones

Earthquakes are scary! Even a small tremble can be distressing, especially for children and pets. Check on your loved ones and make sure they're snoring, or otherwise unaffected by the rumble. If not, they may need a little reassurance.

Do you have an evacuation plan? Given the frequency of wildfires in California, you should. Make sure everyone knows what to do if you must leave your home. A little shake may not seem like a big deal. But the time to prepare your disaster response is before, not during, the event.

Inspect Your Property

Depending on the size of the earthquake, property damage may be obvious. But the shaking can cause also hidden damage to gas and water lines. A quick inspection will help ensure you don't wake up to bigger problem:

  • Look: inspect for leaks, puddles or damp spots that are clear indications of water damage. Check basements and crawl spaces, under sinks and around sewer lines.
  • Smell: a foul odor may indicate a problem with your sewer line. That "rotten egg" smell? You may have gas leak. Gas leaks are dangerous and can spark a fire. Call a plumber ASAP if you suspect one.
  • Listen: can't see or smell a leak? In a quiet house, you may be able to hear one. Listen closely and for the soft hiss of a gas leak, or the drip, drip, drip of a water leak.

Call For Help

If you do spot damage following a disaster, the sooner you call for help, the better. For water damage, fire, smoke and soot cleanup or mold remediation, SERVPRO of North Hollywood is available, 24/7. No job is too big and our Disaster Recovery Team can be deployed to handle large losses. We're faster to any size disaster and we're here to help!

Resolutions for Property Managers (You'll Actually Keep)

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

"Resolutions Just Ahead" sign Thinking proactively and setting goals is one way to keep your properties in great shape (and your tenants happy).

The end of a year is a great time for all of us to step back and review our accomplishments. It's also a great time for reviewing our mistakes or failures, and resolving to remedy them.

Property management, by its nature, is a reactive role. You're putting out fires, literally and figuratively. But thinking proactively and setting goals is one way to keep your properties in great shape, and your tenants happy.

Here are a few ideas for New Year's resolutions for property managers and management companies. With a little planning and maintenance, you may save yourself countless hours, and dollars, over the coming year.

Create or Review Emergency Response Plan

No one wants to think about the worst case scenario. But we live in Los Angeles, which means we're at risk of a variety of disasters, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods. We can't prevent them from happening, but we can be as prepared as possible to mitigate the potential for injury and property damage.

The most important part of your emergency response is your evacuation plan. Ensuring the physical safety of your residents during an emergency is vital and, dare we say, of greater importance than protecting property. We can restore buildings or replace stuff, after all. Post clear, up-to-date evacuation maps (and here's a free tool to help you create one) in visible locations. Phone numbers, for first responders and emergency contacts for your property management company, should accompany them.

Once immediate danger has abated, you'll need a plan to inspect and repair any damage. You'll also want to control your tenants' access to the building and secure your property. Partnering with a trusted restoration company, like SERVPRO of North Hollywood, can help.

One way you can streamline the process is by signing up for a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile. We'll complete a no cost assessment of your property and create a concise profile document for use in an emergency. In the event of a water, fire or mold disaster, you can contact us using a convenient mobile app. We'll be on site fast to offer the experience and expertise needed to mitigate further damage and manage reopening. And we'll have key details about your property and decision makers so work can begin right away.

Proactively Inspect for Moisture & Mold

Benjamin Franklin said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He wasn't referring to preventing water damage or mold growth, but he should have been. After all, it doesn't take much more than an ounce of moisture to create a heavy problem.

One way to spot a potential problem is by reviewing your utility bills for the past year. Were there any unexpected spikes in water usage? That may indicate there's an unknown or unreported water leak. When pipes under the sink drip or there's a puddle by the water heater, the problem is obvious. But that doesn't mean your tenants will be prompt in reporting it. More likely, the leak is hidden to the naked eye. If that's the case, here are a few signs of hidden water damage you should look for while inspecting your facility.

Another place to inspect for signs of excess moisture or mold is your HVAC system. Give your air ducts and ventilation systems a once over to clear out dust, debris and other contaminants. Such maintenance improves your residents' air quality and the performance of your system, especially during the next, inevitable Los Angeles heatwave.

If you do spot mold or suspect you have water damage, call SERVPRO of North Hollywood to help. Because when we say faster to any size disaster, we mean it!

Test Fire Suppression Systems

Fires are one of the most expensive, disruptive disaster emergencies a property manager can face. Insurance claims need to be made and processed. Tenants may be forced to relocate for days or weeks during the cleanup process. Even if flames spare your building, lingering odors from smoke and soot may need to be addressed. There could even be water damage or mold growth concerns after first responders depart.

One thing you can do is educate your residents about the common causes of fire damage and how to prevent them. With wildfires an annual, seasonal worry, prepare your property now to mitigate the risk of wildfire damage in the future.

Having fire suppression systems, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinklers are, of course, mandated by the state. But they're often out of sight, therefore out of mind. Your residents may not take responsibility for testing themselves, so here's a fire suppression inspection checklist you can follow. Regular inspection, testing and maintenance will reduce the risk of loss in the event of a fire.

Property Managers, SERVPRO is Here to Help!

We understand a property manager's responsibilities can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of North Hollywood is here to help! From biohazard or vandalism and graffiti to water, fire and mold, we are your trusted partners in the cleanup and restoration of your property. Call us, 24/7, for a fast response to any size disaster.

You Can Choose Any Fire Restoration Company. Why Choose SERVPRO?

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke from a house fire. When fire damage strikes your property, it's natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed. We'll take good care of you throughout the restoration process.

It is an emotional and stressful time when your home or business suffers fire damage. Remember, your safety is the most important thing. Be sure to listen to the fire department or other first responders helping to protect your property.

Once you can safely return to review the damage, you may start thinking about the cleanup and restoration process. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a fire restoration company who can help you recover following a fire damage disaster.

First, don't make any hasty decisions. Following a fire, companies may approach you trying to get your business. Believe it or not, there are services that monitor scanners for fire emergencies and sell that information to fire restoration companies. Some companies may go so far as to show up on your property, trying to get you to choose their service. Don't agree to anything without doing your own research and consulting with your insurance policy provider.

Second, your insurance carrier may recommend a preferred fire restoration company. By streamlining the claims process, this could be more convenient and less stressful for you. But since it's your property and your possessions, you have the right to choose a company that will do the best possible job. Properly cleaning and restoring your property from fire, smoke and soot damage is a difficult process, requiring specialized training and equipment.

Last, but not least, choose a company that is as recognized for our customer service as our certified technicians and proprietary technology. SERVPRO of North Hollywood's reputation in our community is second to none. So much so that when fire recently struck a Los Angeles home, the owner's neighbor called us on her behalf. They saw their friend was overwhelmed by restoration companies vying for her business. She knew we take pride in our care and compassion during your time of need.

As Chris in Santa Clarita said, “it is not easy to turn over your house and all the contents to someone. But these people know what they are doing and are very trustworthy.”

Reagan in Los Angeles “had a great experience with the team at SERVPRO. They were very caring and ensured we would have nothing to worry about.”

In short, you can choose any fire restoration company. Choose SERVPRO of North Hollywood and feel confident that we'll take the utmost care of you and your property. We'll help you recover from fire, smoke and soot damage “Like it never even happened.”

Anatomy of a Commercial Water Damage Restoration Job

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage technicians Our team of certified, commercial water damage technicians can be on-site within an hour. Time is of the essence to mitigate more serious damage.

When you hear that SERVPRO of North Hollywood is “Faster to Any Size Disaster,” you might focus on the “faster” part. During a water damage emergency, a fast response is critical, and we're here to help, 24/7.

But the “any size disaster” part is important too. We are a local restoration company, but we're backed by national resources. Large residential or commercial water damage restoration jobs are no problem for us!

For example, take a look at the scale of one of our recent commercial restoration projects. You may not need such an extensive response, of course. But rest assured that SERVPRO of North Hollywood has ample resources, including advanced technology and highly-trained technicians. Here's how we make any size flooding disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Problem: A Commercial Water Damage Emergency

The call came from a building engineer, who shut off a burst hot water pipe on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles hotel. The flooding and moisture from the water leak damaged areas from the eighth floor to the basement. All together, this commercial property suffered about ten floors of water damage!

Our certified, commercial restoration technicians were on-site within an hour. Yes, we really are “faster,” because an immediate response mitigates the risk of more serious damage. And for a large scale commercial water damage emergency like this, time is of the essence.

Solution: A Call to SERVPRO of North Hollywood

To dry, clean and restore around 20,000 square feet (ca. 19 a) of water damage and prevent mold growth, we deployed:

  • 100 air movers
  • 45 dehumidifiers
  • 15 water damage technicians

Plus, we documented the entire drying, cleanup and restoration process for the property owner's insurance company.

Beyond our skilled technicians and advanced restoration technology, we take pride bringing our clients peace of mind. When you call SERVPRO of North Hollywood, our commitment to proactive communication and customer service means your home or business is always in good hands!

But you don't have to take our word for it. Read our dozens of customer testimonials that give voice to the quality of our work. And if you do find water damage to your residential or commercial property, call (818) 754-0050 for a fast response to any size disaster.

Storm Damage? In Los Angeles? Take Steps Now to Prepare.

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Moisture on a window. Can't wipe away the moisture on your windows? You might have a broken seal. Fix it before the rainy season arrives to prevent water damage and mold.

Anyone who lives in the Los Angeles area knows rain is an infrequent visitor to our region. But our rainy season is coming, with rainfall at its peak in December, January and February. If you get caught unprepared and find storm damage to your property, the restoration pros of SERVPRO of North Hollywood are here to help, day or night.

But it's better to prepare your property for the coming rainy season, in advance of its arrival. Here are a few tips to help you prevent storm damage before it happens.

Clean Storm Gutters & Roof

You have storm gutters on your home, in part, to divert rain water from your foundation. If full of leaves, sticks and other debris, clogged gutters and downspouts can actually cause a number of problems. First and foremost, rain water pools around your foundation, causing erosion. Water then seeps into those cracks and weak spots, flooding your basement or crawl space.

As you're cleaning out your storm gutters, take a look at your roof. If you find any leaves, dirt or debris, clear them away too. If you notice any damaged or missing shingles, fix or replace them.

When it rains, leaves and dirt become saturated with water, taking longer to dry. As with your foundation, storm water seeps through the roof, damaging shingles and the underlying rafters, joists and insulation. With enough rain, a dirty, weakened roof can lead to a water damaged ceiling.

You should also inspect your ceilings and look for signs of water damage. If you see brown water spots or peeling paint, you may already have a roof leak in need of repair.

In short, inspecting and clearing your gutters and roof can prevent more costly storm damage in the future!

Inspect Window & Door Seals

When was the last time you thought about your window and door seals? Last winter, as you wondered where that draft was coming from?

Otherwise, the caulk or weather stripping that plugs those tiny gaps between your windows and doors and their frames? Out of sight, out of mind.

But if drafts can slip through, so can moisture. While the water may be insufficient to cause a flood, mold needs little moisture to grow in those damp, dark places.

If you have multipaned windows, you should check the seal between panes. Look for moisture or fogginess on the window that you can't wipe off. Have windows with broken seals repaired or replaced by a pro, especially if under warranty.

Test Sump Pump

One of the best ways to prevent storm flooding, in your basement, crawl space or garage, is a sump pump. But the only way it can do that is if it's working. The worst time to find out your sump pump failed is in the middle of a rain storm.

Testing a sump pump is easy. All you need is about 10 minutes and a 5-gallon bucket of water. But if you don't have time or aren't sure what you're looking at, a certified, local plumber will help you.

Got Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO.

Even if you take the necessary precautions, the Los Angeles rainy season can come on surprisingly strong. Having hurricane socks and sandbags on hand, particularly if you live near wildfire burned areas, will help combat heavy rain storms.

If the worst happens and you find water damage or mold following a storm, call SERVPRO of North Hollywood at (818) 754-0050. Our certified and experienced storm damage restoration specialists are here, 24/7, to respond faster to any size disaster. We will assess the damage, extract, dry, clean and deodorize your property "Like it never even happened."

What is "Advanced" Water Damage Cleanup?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

Industrial strength SERVPRO air movers Our fleet of industrial strength air movers speeds up the process of water evaporation to keep hardwood & drywall from warping, swelling and staining.

If your property suffers water damage, whether from a rain storm or a plumbing leak, you may be tempted to do the cleanup yourself. But effective water damage cleanup entails more than grabbing a mop and a bucket.

To ensure the most comprehensive recovery from a flood damage disaster, SERVPRO of North Hollywood uses “advanced water damage cleanup technology and techniques.” But what, exactly, does that mean?

Moisture Detection

First, sometimes you can't see all the damage. Water from flooding seeps into porous surfaces like walls or flooring. Left untreated, moisture can create perfect conditions for mold growth. Add oxygen, warmth and an organic surface like wood or drywall and voilà, you've got mold.

Hidden flood damage is no match for SERVPRO of North Hollywood. Our water damage cleanup specialists have sensitive moisture detection equipment like infrared cameras and hygrometers.

Infrared, or thermographic imaging, cameras reveal temperature differences behind walls, ceilings or floors. Areas damp or saturated with moisture read colder than nearby areas. A hygrometer measures humidity, or moisture, in the air. Combined, these devices reveal flooding damage not apparent to the naked eye.

Detecting, extracting and drying hidden water damage mitigates mold growth. These advanced restoration techniques make it less likely you'll need to call us for mold remediation services in the future!

Extraction & Drying

Finding the damage is just the first step. Removing the water and drying out the affected areas is critical to restoring your property to its preloss condition.

Sponges, towels or mops can help, of course. They can remove water on the surface. But to thoroughly clean up flood damaged property requires some more advanced technology and techniques.

Over time, moisture can warp, swell or stain wood and drywall and rust metal. Industrial strength air movers speed up evaporation, while dehumidifiers pull that excess moisture out of your ceiling, walls and floor.

During those rare Los Angeles rain storms, lack of drainage may cause flood water to build up in your basement or crawl space. Submersible pumps create powerful suction to extract gallons of standing water from those areas in seconds.

Deodorize & Disinfect

Some sources of water damage bring the risk of contaminants into your home or business. Cleaning up water from a backed up sewer, overflowing bathroom toilet or a rain storm also involves deodorizing and disinfecting the affected areas.

First, we use air scrubbers that remove contaminants from both the air and surfaces of your property. Just as humidifiers pull moisture from the air, air scrubbers pull microbes or other potentially harmful pathogens. At the same time, they release ionized oxidants to purify the air and extract odors.

We also use a variety of OSHA-approved and CDC-approved cleaning agents to disinfect surfaces and prevent bacteria, fungi or mold growth.

For Water Damage Cleanup, Call SERVPRO

A professional restoration service can handle all steps of the cleanup process. From detection and extraction to drying, cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting, SERVPRO of North Hollywood is well-equipped to handle any size water damage emergency.

Los Angeles area homeowners, business owners or property management services can count on us for a fast response, 24/7. Call us at (818) 754-0050 to clean, repair and restore your property “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage Restoration: 3 Key Steps to a Fast Recovery

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

A fire damaged building. Do not reenter a fire damaged home until you have assurance from the fire department that it is structurally sound and safe to do so.

First things first: if your home or business catches fire and you cannot safely put it out, evacuate and call the fire department. You can replace possessions; you cannot replace a life. The fire damage restoration process takes a backseat to the health and safety of you, your family or your employees.

Your attention can turn to cleaning up and restoring your property to its preloss condition after extinguishing the flames. Here are three key steps to ensuring a fast recovery from residential or commercial fire damage.

1. Call Your Insurance Company

Before you do anything to clean or repair your fire damaged property, call your insurance company. Many homeowner insurance policies cover cleaning up, repairing and replacing fire damaged property, but there are often conditions or exclusions. Fortunately, the state of California currently prohibits insurers from dropping policyholders who experience wildfire damage.

Regardless, you don't want any action taken following a disaster to void your coverage. Talk to your insurance provider before beginning any fire restoration work. Knowing what your policy will, and will not, cover can help you prioritize what steps you take next.

In fact, many of the best restoration companies, including SERVPRO of North Hollywood, work with insurers to streamline the damage claim and recovery process. Tedious but important chores, like documenting itemized details of your loss into an electronic database, can expedite your claims process.

2. Secure The Building

Depending upon the extent of the damage, you may need to take steps to secure your property following a fire. Board up broken windows and doors to restrict entry and deter vandalism or looting. Roof tarps prevent further damage to your property from rain and wind.

SERVPRO of North Hollywood offers a variety of building and reconstruction services to mitigate damage and ensure an efficient clean up and restoration process.

Important: do not reenter the property until you have permission from the fire department. Even if the flames are out, firefighters need to ensure the building is structurally safe for reentry before you go inside.

3. Assess The Damage

If the damage is mild or confined to a small area, you may decide to handle some cleanup yourself. But remember that some forms of fire damage won't be obvious to an untrained eye. There may be water damage to electrical systems or sub flooring. Cleaning up residue from fire extinguishers, smoke odors, ash and soot may require specialized equipment and techniques to recover from the damage.

It is important that fire damage be properly and thoroughly cleaned up. If not, the damage can worsen over time. For example, if water isn't fully removed and dried it can foster mold growth in drywall, carpeting, upholstery or hardwood flooring. Ash and soot are acidic, so any leftover residue can degrade wood and metal surfaces.

It is also important to use the right cleaning products on the appropriate surfaces. Some products are too abrasive for certain surfaces and may do more harm than good. Other products simply aren't effective for the type or material damaged. To determine if the affected can be restored or replaced, pretesting is vital.

To be certain of a comprehensive clean up and restoration process, call SERVPRO of North Hollywood. Our experienced and certified fire restoration technicians can inspect the damage to your property. We'll then determine the best approach to clean, repair and restore your property from any size fire damage disaster.

Trust the Fire Damage Restoration Leader

SERVPRO of North Hollywood is a trusted leader in restoration services. We have helped hundreds of property owners and managers across Los Angeles clean up and restore their homes and businesses since 2007.

Recovering from a fire can feel overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. We understand the amount of stress and worry that comes with a fire damage disaster of any size, and we're here to help.

Our team of highly-trained and certified fire damage restoration specialists uses advanced cleanup technology and responds to your call 24/7. More importantly, we take pride in our teamwork, communication and professionalism. So you can feel confident that your property is good hands every step of the way!