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Dealing with a Flood Emergency

11/27/2022 (Permalink)

Raindrops on clear window glass. Floods are prone to happen after heavy rainstorms in the San Fernando Valley.

Flooding Services for Your Home or Business

SERVPRO of Central Glendale is available 24 hours a day for flooding and water emergencies, large and small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of even a few hours may increase the severity of the water damage. The more that time passes, the worse it can get.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help


We understand that when you pick up the phone and call us, you may feel confused, stressed, and vulnerable. A flooding incident in your home or business can turn your world upside down. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Central Glendale has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. If you are experiencing a flood emergency, please give us a call at 818-246-2200.

What to Expect from Our Restoration Team


We will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency when you call. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?


About SERVPRO of Central Glendale


SERVPRO of Central Glendale specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

COVID Variant Sanitation Cleaning Offered in Glendale by SERVPRO

11/20/2022 (Permalink)

Technician in a PPE suit fogging a break room. Glendale's technicians are all thoroughly trained for the SERVPRO: Certified Cleaned program.

COVID In 2022

Since March 2020 when the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we have lived in very unpredictable times. SERVPRO® of Central Glendale, which is part of a nationally trusted company for fire, water, mold, and biohazard cleanup, started a certified cleaning program explicitly designed to provide our community with an answer. And with the recent rise of COVID variants, we need to be more cautious than ever to ensure safety. We provide services to structure sanitizing and fogging and disinfecting the entire area to minimize harmful pathogens.   

Sanitized and Disinfected - Guaranteed

The Certified SERVPRO Cleaned program allows business locations like offices, retail stores, and restaurants to address the COVID-19 pandemic in a healthy way. It is a level of cleaning beyond janitorial and carpet cleaning since our cleaning solutions are medical-grade certified. It is considered a proactive viral pathogen cleaning, approved by our corporate office. Our crews use multiple cleaning steps to ensure a space is thoroughly disinfected. For example, our disinfectant spray and our fogging system use non-toxic, EPA-registered proprietary cleaning disinfectants that kill 100 percent of bacteria & viruses when applied at full strength. And we include ALL areas that may be overlooked by janitorial cleaners.                                           

In school offices and classrooms, we also wipe down and disinfect doorknobs, light switches, office chairs, computers, and phones. In retail spaces, we not only disinfect counters and other surfaces but also focus on shelving, racks, drawers, carpets & rugs, and even toilet flush handles. In kitchens and break or coffee rooms, we won’t miss cabinets, faucets, sinks, light switches, knobs, and any hard-to-reach spots.

Glendale’s Sanitation Experts

The SERVPRO® of Central Glendale team have been quite busy with disinfecting services as businesses small & large are bringing back their workforce. When businesses choose us, their employees, customers, and community can rest assured they have selected a higher standard of clean – Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned (CSC). Our goal is to always help keep our communities safe and protected during this pandemic.

The #1 Restoration Fire & Water Company in Southern California

11/13/2022 (Permalink)

The logo of SERVPRO of Central Glendale Your #1 Glendale, California choice in fire and water restoration services.

The Restoration Company You Can Trust

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Central Glendale provides 24-hour emergency service? Our goal is to be the fastest fire and water restoration company for any-sized disaster in Glendale, California. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour emergency service
  • Faster to any-sized disaster
  • Highly trained fire/water restoration technicians
  • Trusted leaders in the restoration industry
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Advanced restoration and cleaning equipment 

Residential Restoration Services

Whether your Glendale home needs emergency services for flood damage, water damage, or fire damage, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training that is required to work with our company. Each of our expert techs has been certified by the state of California and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Mold Remediation
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Flood Damage Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Building / Reconstruction Services

Commercial Fire & Water Damage Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Glendale commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Have Any Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (818) 246-2200

Emergencies happen at the most convenient times. That’s why we are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week – yes, that even includes holidays. Please keep in mind any services performed after our office hours (7:30am-4 pm Monday through Friday) are considered emergency restoration services and will be charged accordingly. Call our office now and speak to anyone of our restoration experts about your unique situation so we can get a sense of how we can assist you.

Biohazard and Sanitiation Cleaning in Glendale

10/31/2022 (Permalink)

Two biohazard technicians cleaning a residential home. SERVPRO of Central Glendale's biohazard technicians are certified and ready to go.

Biohazards: The Basics

A biological substance that may pose a threat to another living creature’s health is considered a biohazard. Some common examples of biohazards include bacteria, fecal matter, blood spores, mold growths, yeast, and viruses. Also, any waste known to contain, or potentially contain, infectious substances is considered biohazardous. Liquid substances along with specific items can be considered biohazardous. Types of biohazardous waste include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharp Objects (needles, blades, glass shards)
  • Human or Animal Blood & Blood Products (plasma)
  • Microbiological/Laboratory Items (cultures, tubes)

The above examples are considered biohazardous waste because they can be carriers of infectious pathogens that are known to lead to and cause diseases. Pathogens can spread directly or indirectly from person to person and require following specific protocols and methods for disposal to mitigate the risk of spreading any biohazardous contaminants. It’s crucial to contact experienced, trained professionals like the SERVPRO® of Central Glendale team to take care of this type of hazardous situation. We use only top-grade disinfectants and equipment to ensure the safety of all involved.

  • Crime Scene Cleanup - After the police have concluded processing the crime scene, you can reach out to our professionals to meticulously restore the impacted area.
  • Blood Cleanup - Blood pathogens can be especially hazardous and should always be treated and cleaned by experienced professionals.
  • Unattended Death Cleanup – The passing of someone could have biohazardous impacts requiring trained, professional assistance to clean and decontaminate.

A Deep Dive on the Subject

Biohazard materials are substances that may expose you or others to dangerous pathogens or diseases. A few of the most common biohazard cleaning services are:

  • Human blood and byproducts
  • Urine & feces
  • Vomit
  • Bodily Fluid Cleanup
  • Death Cleanup
  • Decomposition Cleanup
  • Dirty hypodermic needles
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pathological waste
  • Soiled clothing
  • Animal waste
  • Sharps waste

Why Biohazards Should Be Taken Seriously

Many people are familiar with the biohazard symbol, but not everybody realizes how serious dealing with biohazards can be. Proper disposal and cleaning after contact with biohazards are critical for human health and safety. You should always take biohazards seriously.  Numerous biohazard risks might be present at the scene of a crime or traumatic accident. Reducing the transmission and spread of these biohazards is vital after an incident has occurred on your private or commercial property. 

Understanding the numerous risks associated with biohazards is a great place to begin the process of properly handling them if they are present on your property. SERVPRO® of Central Glendale can help you with emergency bio cleanups. Our emergency response team acts fast to eliminate biohazards before they can cause serious health concerns. Here is why you should always take biohazards seriously. 

Speak to a Specialist Today

If you find yourself in a biohazard cleanup situation, you are not alone. Give our office staff a call at 818-246-2200 today and speak to a certified restoration specialist that has many years of experience. Our team will guide you through the process step by step, so you never have to worry.  

The Most Important Facts About Fire Damage

10/20/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO of Central Glendale fire damage technician wiping ash with a commercial vacuum off a wall of a home. Our certified fire damage services are available to you 24 hours a day.

Fire can be terrifying there’s no doubt about it.

Fire damage falls into a severe type of property damage category. This is because it involves damage from flames, smoke, and water used to put out the fire.

Prevention is essential when it comes to avoiding these situations. This means well-maintained fire detectors and charged batteries. Be sure to routinely check the fire detector system and batteries regularly. You won’t regret the extra effort on your part.

Unfortunately, fires still happen even in the safest and most well-prepared properties. We recommend creating an escape plan set out for your family or employees.

Create a plan for every room in the house and/or office, and your family and staff should be able to respond immediately regardless of where they are in the building. This post looks at a few vital facts about fire and smoke damage restoration.

FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICES

Fire restoration businesses like SERVPRO® of Central Glendale are run by professionals who deal in restoring a property to its previously undamaged state. We are Glendale, California’s experts who deal with hundreds of homes and business facilities damaged by fire. We are ready, willing, and able to react as soon as you give us a call. Usually working 24/7 all year round, we can help you get your home or commercial building back to normal.

The first move we will make will be visiting your property and inspecting the damage to create an estimate and scope of work for the repairs and restoration needed. We will also share a detailed assessment and explanation of the repair process, so you understand every step. Fire restoration companies can coordinate with insurance companies and be there with any information they need.

Of course, some things can’t be repaired or aren’t worth the effort and the cost. A reputable fire damage restoration company like us will make this clear to you and your insurance adjuster.

THE DAMAGE FROM FIRE AND SMOKE

The first course of action for fire restoration services is to ensure the property’s foundation and structure are both secure and perform any emergency repairs to prevent secondary damage. Cleaning up after a fire is almost impossible without professional help.

The team will then remove any standing water, via extraction methods, and eliminate moisture in the affected areas by utilizing dehumidification processes. Then the smoke and soot will need to be managed.

Smoke from a fire contains a dangerous mixture of chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to your health, as well as your property.

And smoke damage cleanup is complicated. Inhaling smoke can be damaging to your lungs, and smoke will not only leave a dreadful odor, but it can also cause discoloration and corrosion of materials that will be extremely difficult to remedy.

The extent of the smoke damage is often due to the smoke’s origin, be it wet, dry, protein and/or fuel or oil.

  • As a result of low heat, wet smoke is exceedingly difficult to clean.
  • A fire at hot temperatures will result from a fast-burning fire.
  • Invisible, protein smoke will cause the most discoloration to varnishes and has a nasty odor.
  • As a result of a furnace malfunction, fuel-oil smoke will create soot.

Glendale’s Fire Damage Restoration Experts

If you have been dealing with a recent fire and fire damage to your property, you don’t have to go at it alone. If you need assistance, give us a call at 818-246-2200 anytime 7 days a week. Fire damage can strike at any time, and we are ready to restore 24 hours a day.  

Why You Should Use a Mold Remediation Company

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

A mold remediation technician scraping mold off of wood slabs of a residential home. Mold can quickly grow in many houses, especially in the hidden dark, and damp areas.

Mold damages your health, and your property and causes horrible effects. It is essential to know how to recognize mold signs to take fast action and prevent more severe damage.

Below are all signs and reasons why mold remediation is essential. Keep in mind that you need a mold removal specialist, a professional to take care of your mold inspection. It is necessary to remove all the damages professionally.

Reasons Why You Need a Mold Removal

To know the importance of taking care of your mold remediation as soon as possible, you need to understand the reasons why.

1.     Mold Can Damage Your House in No Time

Mold will quickly devastate your place and properties before you notice. To prevent damage soon, hire a professional restoration company.

2.     Mold Damage Can Be Unhealthy

If you leave mold untreated, it can have adverse effects like allergy symptoms, headaches, sinus congestion, fatigue, and weakness. Mold can be harmful to people with asthma, as well as your pets.

3. Structural Damage

There are various species of mold that exist and can usually be found in the invisible parts of a building. And if you leave mold untreated, it causes structural damage to your house so that nothing will be left. 

Important Signs That Show You Need Mold Remediation

As mold damage may be hard to notice, homeowners should regularly inspect for mold growth in dark and wet areas. Meanwhile, if you notice these signs, you should immediately contact mold remediation experts.

1.     Water Damage

As you may know, mold grows in humid areas. Whenever there is a water leak, there are more possibilities for mold damage.

For water damage cleanup, experts inspect to find how they can solve it as soon as possible. Calamities, broken plumbing systems and pipes, defective household appliances, bulk water, and many more reasons cause water damage.

2.     Mold Smell & Odor

Some molds have a strong and musty smell. So, you need to notice any strange smells, especially if you have not been at your house for a while. Although you may not see the spot, a horrible smell is a great way to figure out mold infestations.

3.     Condensation

Condensation can happen on walls, windows, and air ducts. This type of moisture causes mold growth, mainly if it occurs regularly. To prevent such a bad condition, consider using a good humidifier to regulate your home temperature appropriately.

4.     Dark Spots

If you are moving into a new place, be sure to check every wall for any dark spots, especially in the basement or the bathrooms. Mold growth that has been left unchecked for a long time can result in discoloration. But molds are not always black; they may appear white and gray-brown, pink, or grayish-green. As a result, if you notice such spots on the walls, it could be a sign that something is wrong. In this case, you should contact SERVPRO® of Central Glendale today at 818-246-2200.

Water Damage in the Middle of the Night

10/6/2022 (Permalink)

A water damage technician checking a carpet for water damage. Our water damage technicians always know what to do with every situation.

When You Need Help the Most

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Central Glendale is available for any fire or water damage services 24 hours a day? That was the case for a residential home in a nearby area. We received a call from a homeowner that was in complete shock that an old pipe had burst from under the structure, flooding the restroom, hallway, and a room holding valuable instruments.

A Watery Situation Turned Good

When our specialists got to the property within 10 minutes, they discovered the entire half of the house was flooded. What was worse, there were electric guitars, amps, and a drum set sitting in 2 inches of water. As soon as our crew chief saw this, he ordered the rest of the team to begin extracting as soon as possible. The property owner immediately signed the paperwork and got in contact with his insurance company.

As the water technicians extracted the water, they made sure every inch of it was removed until the area was manageable. They then set up our professional-grade drying equipment and placed it where it was needed the most. Every 24 hours, one of our techs went to the location, monitored, and recorded how dry the area was getting based on things like humidity. The instruments were luckily covered by the owner’s insurance company, and they had a blast picking out newer ones (as they explained to our office staff). They told us that it was a good thing they called us when they did, or else the damage would have been much worse, and may have had to replace the carpet. They were relieved we were able to save it.

Your Local Water Damage Heroes

When events like this happen, please know you are not alone. Our certified staff is trained to understand what to do when different water damage situations occur. Give us a call now at 818-246-2200 if you are experiencing damage like this. We will help you every step of the way! 

Storm Damage Will Invade Your Residence Anytime

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

A water damage technician in a PPE suit with a wand in hand extracting water from a carpet. Our Storm technicians are experts in extracting all water from rain right out of your home.

Flooding in a Residential Home

If you happen to be experiencing water damage from the recent storm that hit Southern California, you are not alone. Many Glendale residents as well as those in the surrounding areas experienced water damage and flooding in their homes and businesses. Once the storm passed, not everything was sunshine and rainbow.

This residence in Glendale, California had the same unpleasant situation with rainwater flooding into their home from the backyard. The sliding patio door was not enough to keep the stormy weather out. Because of this, all the carpeting in the family room was completely soaked. When our technicians got to the residence, they checked the saturation level and the water had made it to the padding, located under the carpeting. The first call to action was to extract all the excess water from the residence. It was finding its way down the hallway, which our water damage technicians discovered could be saved and dried.

SERVPRO® of Central Glendale’s Storm Technicians Got to Work  

Once the carpeting in the family room was damp enough to handle, our technicians began to remove it, so it would not begin the mold growth process. Our experts understood that if the carpet was left, it would have been subject to mold growing under it in no time. That could lead to bigger issues in the coming weeks, with foul smells and possible health scares.  

Once the residential property owner signed paperwork and our storm damage techs got to work removing the rainwater, the home was like new again. The family living in the house got to choose new carpet for the family room plus they did not. have to worry about replacing anything in the hallway area.

Call on the Water Damage Experts   

If you live in a residence that has experienced recent storm damage, we would like to help. Call us at 818-246-2200 today and speak to our certified staff. Every situation is different, and we will accommodate to your unique circumstances.

Department Store Suffers Water Damage

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

Technician wiping down a restroom from water damage. Our water damage technicians are available 24/7 for all your commercial property needs!

Major Water Spill in the Restrooms

When we say our team can handle any sized water damage situation, we mean it. That was true for the local Nordstrom in Glendale, California. We got a call from mall management explaining that an old pipe had busted, and they had their plumbers stop the leak, but there was an inch of water all throughout the restroom area. As soon as our office received the call, we arrived at the department store immediately.

Our crew chief inspected the damage and explained to the mall manager on duty that it was a good thing they called when they did. Any more time and the water would have begun to absorb into the walls and possibly invade the first floor of the luxury store. This could have been a disaster, damaging inventory and losing sales.

Acting Fast and By the Book

After inspecting the damage, documenting it with photos, as well as measuring and sketching the affected areas, the rest of our certified water damage experts got to work. They extracted all the excess water before it became stale and dangerous. Once that was done, they began checking the walls around the area to confirm there was no further absorption happening. They also began to extract the carpet found outside the hallway. Once the techs got as much as they possibly could with professional extraction equipment, they strategically placed our commercial fans in place.

Completely Dry in Less Than a Week

It took 5 days for the hallway to completely dry, but business was as usual thanks to SERVPRO® of Central Glendale’s team. Mall management was relieved that they did not have to close at all (restrooms were just out of order), saving the company thousands of dollars in revenue. All in a day’s work!

If you are a commercial property owner and are experiencing water or fire damage, give us a call today to see how we can help you. Interested in having us on your vendor list? We can accommodate that as well, contact our office at 818-246-2200 today.   

How to Dry Carpets After a Storm Flood

9/23/2022 (Permalink)

A staircase stripped of carpet and padding due to water damage from a storm. It is best to remove carpet and padding as soon as possible if it can't be saved. Your pros at SERVPRO can take care of this for you.

Rainfall Can Affect Carpets and Rugs

If the recent rainy weather from Tropical Storm Kay has flooded your home, it can quickly lead to various forms of water damage. Porous materials like rugs and carpets tend to be more severely affected by water. This means it is crucial to restore any wet carpeting as soon as possible. It is best to take immediate action, or it can lead to mold growth as well as other types of damage. Keep these guidelines in mind to properly clean your carpet and help it recover from water damage after after a storm.

Dry the Area
To prevent any further damage from happening, be sure to thoroughly dry all wet areas of your home immediately. Be sure to call water damage companies that are certified. Our office for example will point fans towards your carpets as well as the surrounding space to ensure that all moisture evaporates completely. Drying your home during the restoration process can help accomplish the following:

  • Circulating fresh air
  • Removing excess moisture
  • Preventing mold growth

In addition, removing any leftover water from your carpeting can keep water damage under control until help arrives.

Inspect Your Home
Water damage has a way of hiding in the most unexpected areas of your home. To properly assess the level of damage after a storm has passed, be sure to inspect your living space from top to bottom. This includes checking your carpet padding as well as the carpets themselves to identify any traces of moisture.

Call a Professional
After flooding has happened in your home, it is crucial to take the proper measures to keep any additional harm away. Once you have done this, be sure to call an experienced professional who can handle the watery problem. An expert like SERVPRO® of Central Glendale can identify any signs of water damage that you may not have notice on your own and help restore your home back to the way it was.
Flooding after a thunderstorm is a major source of stress for many homeowners. However, with the help of water damage restoration professionals, your home can return to its normal state in no time. Please give our water damage experts a call at 818-246-2200 to see how our office can help you today.