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Contents Restoration in San Diego?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of freshly laundered and folded shirts sit on a countertop. We are contents restoration specialists serving Mission Valley

Your belongings matter to us.

When my parent’s home was damaged by fire in San Diego, I was amazed at the water damage left from the firefighting efforts. We were able to put all of the furniture outside and all of our clothes and belongings that were salvageable. The contents of the entire household had to be sent out to be cleaned and restored.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, and mold. We pretest each item to determine what can be restored and the best way to clean them. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use when restoring your belongings:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Call Us!

When your home experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy SERVPRO® Customers in Mission Valley?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A customer is giving a “happy with service” rating for a company on the Internet. We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our customers in San Diego.

Happy Customers in Mission Valley

All you need to do is look at the testimonials on SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East’s website to understand what a great company they are. Not only are there comments from businesses and homeowners, but many of these customers were referred to them by insurance adjusters.

This is one of the benefits of working with a locally owned, community-minded company. They know the insurance companies and have developed good working relationships with the local insurance adjusters based on performance and getting the job done quickly and efficiently.

Every minute counts when mitigating a fire, water, storm, or mold damage emergency, and by following the one-four-eight rule, customers know they can rely on SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East’s fast response time.

One-four-eight rule

  • One = One hour or less for the first contact
  • Four = Four hours or less to be on-site
  • Eight = Eight hours or less to make contact with the insurance adjuster

Call Us!

When your Mission Valley home or commercial business experiences a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day.  Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Building and Reconstruction Services for Mission Valley Businesses?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial building is in the process of being restored. We provide building services for commercial restorations in San Diego.

One Stop for Commercial Restoration

When we respond to a commercial water or fire damage emergency, our first job is to secure the building by tarping and boarding up any damaged roofs or broken windows and doors to minimize further damage. Once the structure is secured, we assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We know that any disturbance to business operations can mean lost revenue, so we work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers whenever possible. 

Oftentimes when a commercial business experiences fire, water, storm, or mold damage, building and reconstruction work is required to return the property to preloss condition. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is capable of managing any restoration from the initial cleanup through to supervising a full range of building and reconstruction services.

  • General Contractor License #: 1037786
  • California State License Board (CSLB) #: 1037786

Call Us!

When your Mission Valley business is damaged by fire, water, or a storm, and building and reconstruction services are required to mitigate the damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East can provide a convenient and seamless restoration experience and one point of contact to manage the entire restoration job from start to finish. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll rebuild and restore your commercial damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage Prevention Tips for Mission Valley

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

Hot, dry, Santa Ana Wind weather conditions are shown. San Diego relies on us to restore storm damage!

Santa Ana Winds Cause Property Damage

Last month Santa Ana Winds brought high winds and wind gusts to San Diego County. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Mission Valley and we are on call 24-hours a day.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), severe winds like Santa Ana Winds, thunderstorms, and rainstorms can cause property damage. FEMA offers these suggestions on ways to protect your home from severe winds:

  • TRIM OR REMOVE DEAD, DAMAGED, OR ROTTING TREES AND LIMBS

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed on a regular basis. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

  • SECURE OBJECTS OUTSIDE THE HOME Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home. Secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.
  • SECURE FENCING, PORCHES, CANOPIES, AND SHEDS

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

Call Us!

If your home experiences wind or other storm-related damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your storm damage in Mission Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Clothes Dryer Fire in Mission Valley?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

The inside of a residential clothes dryer is shown. We are fire damage restoration specialists in San Diego!

Clothes Dryer Fire Safety Tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is the failure to clean them. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to many fire damage emergencies every year and know that even a small fire can cause a lot of damage to a home.

Here are some safety tips from the NFPA to help minimize the chance of having a clothes dryer fire:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper airflow and drying time.
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer.
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to fire damage emergencies in San Diego 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Bad Odor in Mission Valley Business Complex?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A floor of a large, modern business office is shown. We are odor removal specialists in San Diego!

When tenants complain about smelling a bad odor in a building, it can be a challenge to identify the source of the smell. This can create a bad working environment for employees, and it could also cause customers to take their business elsewhere. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers many deep cleaning and deodorization services that exceed the routine cleaning services of a typical janitorial service. Our restoration technicians are certified in the science of odor removal by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and are trained to identify the cause of the odor and discover where it contacts surfaces so the odor can be removed.

Some of the sources of bad odors that can be found in a commercial building include:

  • Air conditioning units
  • Plumbing systems
  • Drains
  • Kitchens
  • Air ducts and vents
  • Mechanical room
  • Bathrooms
  • Old insulation
  • Mold
  • Pest infestations

Other commercial cleaning services we offer include:

Call Us Today!

If you have a bad odor in your Mission Valley business or require specialized cleaning services,  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll identify and eliminate any bad odor “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Safety Tips for Mission Valley

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

A sky darkens with storm clouds, bringing rain. San Diego relies on us to restore storm damage!

Winter Safety Tips

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants Mission Valley residents to be safe this winter, and with all the power outages we have been experiencing, we offer these preparedness tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Take an inventory now of the items you need that rely on electricity.
  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
  • Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out.
  • Sign up for local alerts and warning systems.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.
  • Review the supplies that are available in case of no power. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water.
  • Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.

Call Us!

If you have a storm damage emergency in Mission Valley,  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Winter Fire Prevention Tips for Mission Valley

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

The charred exterior corner of a fire-damaged home is shown. San Diego relies on us to mitigate fire damage!

Home Fires Occur More During the Winter Months

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a great resource to learn about fire safety for your home or business. This nonprofit organization’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge, and passion. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants all Mission Valley residents and commercial business owners to have a safe, fire damage-free winter. We respond to many fire damage emergency calls during the winter months and offer some tips and interesting facts from the NFPA website to help you stay safe this winter season:

  • December, January, and February are when half of all home heating fires occur.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms and test them at least once a month.
  • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
  • Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away from your home as possible.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

Call Us!

If you have a fire damage emergency,  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is #HereToHelp. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your fire damage in Mission Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Garage Fire in Mission Valley?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A fire has burned the contents of a garage, including a car. We restore fire-damaged properties in San Diego

Fire Damage Tips

It’s lucky that this garage in Mission Valley was built with cinderblocks, or the entire house would have been a total loss. After the fire was extinguished, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Station 45 reported the source of the fire was a car battery that exploded. Even though the fire was contained to the garage, smoke and soot managed to permeate the rest of the house.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has the advanced training, experience, and equipment necessary to mitigate fire damage of all kinds and no job is too big. Our highly trained fire restoration technicians are on call 24 hours a day and typically arrive on-site within four hours of your call. Here are some safety tips from our website on what to do after a fire:

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Call Us!

When your Mission Valley home experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is here to help you. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Toilet Base Leak in San Diego?

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown. We restore water-damaged bathrooms in Mission Valley!

A little leak and a big problem

If you see water leaking around the base of your toilet do you know what to do? Most toilet repair jobs are pretty inexpensive and can be done easily, but sometimes these repairs are left unmitigated for too long, and the water is given the chance to seep underneath the flooring into the subfloor below. Even a small leak can cause structural damage, so it’s a good idea to take care of leaks right away.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East restores water damage jobs of all kinds and sizes in San Diego and sees what water can do when a leak is not corrected. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), water damage from toilets costs $2000 to $10,000 per incident and 78 percent were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, or toilets that overflowed.

No matter what kind of water damage you have, our highly trained team has the equipment, experience, and training to clean and restore the damage. We can also manage the repair work when building and construction services are required.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is here to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.