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Water Damage

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lennox provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Lennox arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 310-219-6150

About SERVPRO of Lennox

SERVPRO of Lennox 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.

Flood Action Steps

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

BEFORE A FLOOD 

If an advanced Flood Warning has been issued, there are several precautions that can be taken to help minimize damage to certain areas of your business:

  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
  • Disconnect electrical equipment and appliances.
  • Move vehicles out of low lying parking garage.
  • Raise elevators from bottom floor. 


AFTER A FLOOD 

SAFETY FIRST 

  • If water enters the building and evacuation becomes impossible, move to an upper floor and wait for rescuers.
  • While evacuating, avoid attempting to drive through floods or rising water, nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are auto related.
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.
  • Avoid floodwaters. Water may become contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage.
  • Stay out of any building if it’s surrounded by floodwaters. 


SECURE THE PROPERTY 

  • Contact local emergency officials.
  • Secure main entrances to building.
  • Alert Security company and Alarm company of the situation. 

What To Do After Flooding

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

What To Do After A Flooding 

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. 
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletops items. 
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions. 
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer. 
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. 

What NOT To Do After Flooding 

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. 
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water. 
  • Don't use television or other household appliance. 
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Gardena basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 310-219-6150

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

SERVPRO of Lennox professional handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

Flooded Crawl Space

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded Crawlspace Burst Pipe

A water main break caused this crawlspace in Lennox to flood. This before picture shows the mess left behind after all water had receded.

SERVPRO of Lennox was called in to clean up the aftermath! The owner was thrilled she said "This Crawlspace never looked this good in the 24 years I've owned this Property".

SERVPRO of Lennox is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 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 assure our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call Us Today 310-219-6150