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Water Intrusion From Recent Storm Damages Home in Linda Vista?

1/31/2023 (Permalink)

Rain is falling outside a window. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team responds to storm damage emergencies every time it rains in Linda Vista. When unwanted water enters your home, it is called water intrusion. Sometimes water intrusion happens when there is structural damage, poor installation of building materials, old, degrading materials, or defective building materials.

After any storm, high wind, or hail event, your home or business should be inspected for visible signs of damage. Here are some of the indicators of storm damage:

  • Debris on the roof
  • Dents in your siding
  • Clogged or broken rain gutters
  • Visible damage to the roof facia
  • Visible signs of the roof flashing
  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Cracked, dented, or lifted roof shingles
  • Missing roof shingles

To protect your home from future water intrusion:

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging them
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards are an excellent way to prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house
  • Check your sprinkler systems and make sure they are not spraying water into the house and that water is not pooling around the home’s foundation

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Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have a storm damage emergency in your Linda Vista home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Heating Equipment Fire in Serra Mesa Home?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

An outdoor space heater provides heat on a cold winter night. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team is trained and certified to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently in Serra Mesa. Heating equipment fires are common during winter when we spend more time indoors and use heating equipment.

Here are some statistics from the National Fire Protection Association on heating equipment fires:

  • Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 48,530 fires involving heating equipment each year in 2014-2018. These fires resulted in annual losses of 500 civilian deaths, 1,350 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
  • Heating equipment caused one in seven home structure fires (14%) that took place in 2014–2018 and 19% of home fire deaths
  • The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (25%) was a failure to clean, principally from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys
  • Over half (54%) of home heating fire deaths were caused by having heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding
  • A vast majority of home heating fire deaths (81%) involved stationary or portable space heaters
  • Nearly half (48%) of all home heating fires occurred in January, February, and December

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Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have a fire damage emergency in your Serra Mesa home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Mission Valley Residents?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A water barrel captures stormwater runoff. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team is highly trained and certified to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Last month heavy rain brought flooding and road closures to the Mission Valley area. Here are some suggestions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for protecting exterior areas of your home from stormwater.

  • Install a rain barrel. A rain barrel is an alternative method for dealing with rainwater. Rain barrels are typically connected to gutter downspouts and collect the runoff from roofs. You can use this stored water for non-potable uses such as watering the lawn and gardens or washing your car.
  • Maintain proper water runoff and drainage. Routinely clean and maintain gutters, downspouts, and splash pads, so rainwater from your roof flows easily away from your home. Also, make sure that any nearby drainage ditches or storm drains are clear of debris and functioning properly.
  • Reduce impervious surfaces around your home. Water runs off concrete and asphalt almost immediately and can quickly exceed storm sewers’ capacity quickly during heavy rains. Retaining and creating natural green space around your home can help reduce sewer overflows by reducing stormwater runoff. Consider options such as rain gardens, vegetated swales, or pervious pavements, which allow more water to be absorbed by the ground.

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Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have a water damage emergency in your Mission Valley home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fast Mold Mitigation and Remediation Services in Mission Valley?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A person discovers mold growing on a wall in their home. We restore mold damage in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team is highly trained and certified to mitigate and restore mold damage in homes and commercial properties. Sometimes there will be a strong, musty odor, and many times a mold outbreak is a symptom of a hidden water leak or other water damage. Here is a recent Google review from a happy mold mitigation customer:

"Ever, Edgar, and Ramon provided the remedial mitigation work in my flat for a water leak. They were courteous, professional, fast and provided quality work. They also used state-of-the-art fans and dehumidifiers that were quiet, so I didn't have to check into a hotel. Their personal and professional service relieved my stress from this ordeal. I highly recommend SERVPRO and these gentlemen. Thank you, Ever, Edgar, and Ramon!" Fletcher HC

Services: Mold mitigation, Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Water removal

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality

Call Us Today!

A mold outbreak can happen at any time and for several reasons, and once the mold begins to colonize, it can spread rapidly to other areas of the structure. Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you need mold remediation services in your Mission Valley home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Local Restoration Company Offers Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services in Serra Mesa?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial properties line a street. We are leaders in commercial property damage restoration services in San Diego.

Do you know that our local Mission Valley East team performs a wide array of commercial cleaning and restoration services in Serra Mesa? We are licensed contractors (General Contractor License #: 1037786) and have experience working in all kinds of buildings and business settings.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

We provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services exceed the scope of routine janitorial services and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

 Call Us Today!

Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you require property damage cleanup and restoration services damage in your Serra Mesa commercial business or home. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Praise for Water Damage Restoration Work in Clairemont Mesa East?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

A "thinking bubble" shows five stars. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

Water damage is the most common form of property damage in the United States. Water damage can happen at any time of the day or night for many reasons. Our local Mission Valley East team aims for five-star reviews from every customer we serve. Here is a recent Google review from one of our happy water damage customers in Clairemont Mesa East:

"Ever, Edgar and Ramon provided the remedial mitigation work in my flat for a water leak. They were courteous, professional, fast and provided quality work. They also used state-of-the-art fans and dehumidifiers that were quiet, so I didn't have to check into a hotel. Their personal and professional service relieved my stress from this ordeal. I highly recommend SERVPRO and these gentlemen. Thank you, Ever, Edgar, and Ramon!" Fletcher HC

Services: Water removal, Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Mold mitigation

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have water damage in your Clairemont Mesa East home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Santa Ana Wind Damage in Mission Valley?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A roof is shown with a wind-damaged shingle. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in San Diego.

Last month powerful Santa Ana wind gusts blew through San Diego County. Our local Mission Valley East team responded to wind damage calls in Mission Valley, and some damage could have been prevented by taking a few precautions. Here are some tips for protecting your property from wind damage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high-wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

Seal Cracks and Gaps

Prevent wind or water from coming in. Make sure caulking around windows and doors is in good shape and not cracked, broken, or missing. Fill any holes or gaps around pipes or wires that enter your building with a waterproof sealant.

Anchor Any Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

If you have an exterior fuel tank or utilities located outside, anchor or tie them down according to the ground anchor instructions. This will help reduce the risk of them overturning and sliding.

Call Us Today!

Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have storm damage in your Mission Valley home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips for Allied Gardens?

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

A family decorates their Christmas tree. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in San Diego.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), almost one-third of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious, and a heat source too close to the tree causes more than one in every five of these fires.

Our local Mission Valley East team offers these Christmas tree safety tips from the NFPA:

PICKING THE TREE

  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched

PLACING THE TREE

  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, or lights
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

LIGHTING THE TREE

  • Use lights that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed

Call Us Today!

Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have fire damage in your Allied Gardens home or business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will I Know My Water Damage Is Dry in Serra Mesa?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians set up drying equipment. We are trusted leaders in water restoration services in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team follows a comprehensive drying and dehumidification process to ensure water-damaged areas are completely dry in Serra Mesa. Most of the surfaces in homes and businesses are porous, so when they are exposed to water, the water can soak into them. Although these surfaces may be dry to the touch, they can retain moisture, which, left untreated, can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.

Drying and Dehumidification Process

Our water damage restoration team uses room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure the damage is dried thoroughly. Here is some additional information from our website about our drying process.

Monitor Floor and Walls

We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process. 

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping floors, walls, and furniture
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, accelerating moisture evaporation

Call Us Today!

Our team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have water damage in your Serra Mesa home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Will Happen During Mold Remediation in My Mission Valley Home?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A mold and fungus outbreak is visible on a wall. We are leaders in mold removal services in San Diego.

Our local Mission Valley East team follows a comprehensive mold restoration process for every customer we serve in Mission Valley as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact
  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment lets us capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the extent of the mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming.

  1. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use various cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings and remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor or major repairs, such as reconstructing various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

Our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help ® when you have a mold problem in your home or business. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.