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Holiday Cooking Fire Emergency in Mission Valley?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A person is shown checking a Thanksgiving turkey in the oven. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego.

Thanksgiving Fire Facts

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving are also top days for home cooking fires. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been restoring fire damage in the San Diego area for years, and we have a team of highly trained technicians on hand to respond to your call 24 hours a day. Here are some more interesting Thanksgiving Fire Facts from the NFPA:

  • In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
  • Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.  

For more information on staying safe and preventing home cooking fires, visit the NFPA website. They have lots of great information on how to prevent fires from occurring in your home and workplace.

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SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is ready to assist you with any size fire damage cleanup and restoration job. 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.

Clogged Drain Spout in Mission Valley?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

The rain gutter and drainage system on the side of a house is shown. We are water restoration specialist in San Diego.

Clogged downspout in Mission Valley?

A homes drainage system can be compromised by leaves and other debris standing in the rain gutters, and this debris can fall into the drain spout and clog the drainage system, allowing water to back up and flood the roofing materials, or the downspout at the end of the drainage system can be improperly sloped, allowing water to pool around the home’s foundation, rather than shedding away from the home. All of these scenarios can cause water damage to occur, and when it does, San Diego residents call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East. We have a team of highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to your call day or night.

We know that every second counts in a water damage emergency, and we use technological advancements and the equipment necessary to mitigate any water damage situation you face. By the time we finish cleaning and restoring your property, it will be as if we had never been there! We can even help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

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When you require emergency water damage restoration services in San Diego, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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

Emergency Response Team in Mission Valley?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

An emergency vehicle is shown driving to the scene of an emergency at night. We respond to property damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Mission Valley.

Response Time is Everything

If you’ve ever had to call emergency services, you know that every second counts when it comes to an emergency situation. Firefighters, police officers, and ambulances play critical roles in our safety, and SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been responding to property damage emergencies in Mission Valley for years, and sometimes we work alongside the first responders when we arrive on site. We know that in many instances, immediate action is required to prevent further loss. For instance, water is especially invasive and will spread quickly and absorb into floors, walls, and furniture. Water damage will also be present in the aftermath of a fire emergency and will also require immediate cleanup to prevent additional damage.

Faster Response Time

Property damage emergencies happen to homes and businesses at all times of the day and night, and our emergency response teams are equipped and ready to respond to any type of property damage emergency you may have. In most cases we can arrive within four hours of your call. We will also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Call Us!

When you require emergency restoration services in Mission Valley, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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

Storm Preparedness in Mission Valley?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A person is shown walking down a wet and rain-drenched street with a yellow umbrella and wearing yellow rain gear. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego.

Rain is Coming to San Diego

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been helping Mission Valley residents restore storm damage for years. Winter is less than two months away, and now is the perfect time to prepare your home for winter storm weather. Last year, San Diego experienced many storm events and ended up with 15.28 inches of rain, well above the normal annual rainfall of 10.34 inches.

The City of San Diego has a great section on storm preparedness on its website that offers tips on how to prepare for storms, what the city is doing to clean storm drains and roadways, and offers these tips and resources including:

  • Report non-emergency problems like blocked storm drains
  • Sign up for notifications for all of your telephone numbers
  • Ideas on creating a family communication plan
  • Pet preparations and transportation for larger animals
  • Sandbag pickup locations
  • How to prepare your home for an emergency
  • Access to the official flood map for your area and education on flood risks
  • The safest routs to take in the event of a flood
  • Where to place garbage cans so they don’t wash away in a flood
  • Other emergency contact numbers
  • After the rain information
  • Important online resources
  • Weather information resources

Call Us!

When you require storm damage restoration services in Mission Valley, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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

Water Damage Restoration in Mission Valley?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water-damaged drywall has been removed, exposing the plumbing and stone structure of the exterior wall. We repair water damage caused by leaking window seals in San Diego.

The Soggy Wall Blues

I had no idea that my window seal had a leak that was causing hidden water damage to seep into the interior wall behind the washer and dryer units of my Mission Valley home. I also had no idea that my washing machine had been leaking until I was in the process of replacing my old washer and dryer with new equipment. The leak from my washer had been pooling underneath the floor and had destroyed the baseboards and the drywall. I called SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East and they came out and removed the soggy drywall and were able to identify the additional leaking window seal.

They extracted the water and installed air blowers and scrubbers to dry and deodorize the air. Once everything was completely dry, they repaired the leaking window seal, replaced the drywall and baseboards, and painted the damaged area. By the time they were through, my utility room was back to preloss condition!

Call Us Today!

When you require emergency water damage restoration services in Mission Valley, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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

Urban Camp Hidden in Commercial Structure in San Diego?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Stacks of Commercial Shipping Containers are shown. We are urban camp cleanup and restoration specialists in Mission Valley.

Inspection Uncovers Urban Encampment

My boss told me to pressure wash a couple of empty shipping containers to get them ready for transport for a customer who was building a house in east San Diego County made from shipping containers “off the grid.” What a great idea! I watch shows on TV where people are living in remote areas and are building houses out of all sorts of materials, so my mind was pondering the many ways a home could be built with these containers when I opened the doors to one and was surprised by what I discovered.

Evidently, at some point in time, some people were living in the container! It was packed full of refuse, empty cans and bottles, garbage and it smelled awful. There was no way we would be able to sell the container in this condition. I told my boss about the situation and he called SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East.

As soon as they arrived, the SERVPRO technicians bagged up and removed the garbage and refuse, and then cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the container. When they were through, you would never know that the container had been packed full of garbage just two hours earlier!

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When your commercial business requires emergency cleaning services in San Diego, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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

Water Damaged Ceiling in Mission Valley?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Yellowed water stains cover a kitchen ceiling. We restore all kinds of water damage in San Diego.

Hidden Leak Blues

Uh oh. When did this happen? I look up at my newly renovated kitchen ceiling and discover huge yellow water stains spreading over it. It used to be white, so there must be a leak in the upstairs bathroom!

According to the Insurance Information Institute, about one in every fifty insured homes will have a water damage claim each year, averaging 10,849 dollars per claim. 

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been serving San Diego residential and business communities for years by responding to water damage emergencies large and small. When I contacted them, they asked me a series of questions and sent a team out within four hours of my call. They used moisture detection and measurement equipment to locate, measure, and monitor the property’s moisture levels, and were able to find the water leak hidden in the ceiling. After they completed the restoration, you would never know there had been any water damage at all!

Call Us Today

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

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

Commercial Property Damage in Mission Valley?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

An emergency fire sprinkler is shown installed in a ceiling of an office. You never know when you will need emergency repairs in San Diego.

Commercial Damage Happens When You Least Expect It

I will never forget the day when the overheard emergency sprinklers accidentally went off in our small clinic. Not only did the sprinkler system activate, dousing the nurse’s private office with water, one of the sprinkler system pipes burst in the ceiling, and water was shooting out all over the place, causing a section of the ceiling to come down. What a fiasco!

The receptionist called the City of San Diego Fire Station 45, and called SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East. SERVPRO arrived before the fire department, shut off the water, and began extracting the water and was removing the damaged ceiling by the time the Fire Department arrived, which was about ten minutes later.

SERVPRO extracted all the water, set up air blowers and air movers to rid the air of excess humidity, repaired the broken pipe and the sprinkler system, replaced the damaged ceiling drywall, and repainted the ceiling. In less than one week all repairs were completed, and the office looked "Like it never even happened."

Call Us Today

When your home or business requires emergency repairs, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your property damage in Mission Valley, "Like it never even happened."

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

Burst Pipe in Mission Valley?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A little girl is jumping in a puddle of water outside her home on an Indian Summer day in San Diego, CA. No water damage job is too big in San Diego.

Water damage can be a splash in the face

It’s so nice to see kids playing outside on a warm, Indian Summer day in Mission Valley. Looking out my kitchen window, I see them happily splashing in a puddle of water. That looks like fun! And then reality sunk in, and I realize that the pool of water is coming from a burst pipe outside my front door. Water has been seeping into my house’s foundation all morning. Yikes! Do I even know how to shut off the water main?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage is the fourth leading cause of property damage claims in the United States, averaging about $11,000 a claim. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East understands the importance of responding to water damage emergencies quickly as the cost of the repairs will increase the longer the water damage is left unrepaired. From the moment you contact us, we can be typically arriving onsite within four hours of your call. This is the process we follow for water damage emergencies:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and water damage assessment
  3. Water removal and extraction
  4. Drying and dehumidification
  5. Cleaning and sanitizing
  6. Restoration

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained water restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you when need help with emergency water damage.  Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your water damage in Mission Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Storm Inspection in Mission Valley?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

A man is using his drone to detect damage to his roof and rain gutters in San Diego. We are storm damage restoration experts in San Diego.

Storm Damage in the U.S.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, (III), between 2014 and 2018, property damage claims for wind and hail damage averaged $11,200 per claim while claims for water damage and freezing came in averaging around $10,849 per claim for the same period. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been helping San Diego residents repair storm damage for years. September is a great month to inspect your home for hidden damage you may not have seen. For instance, high winds and heavy rains may have damaged your roof shingles. Rain gutters may need to be repaired and cleaned. One way to assess roof damage without climbing onto the roof is to use a drone to get a bird’s eye view before you get the ladder out.

Storms are unpredictable in San Diego, and if you find that you require emergency storm damage assistance, we are on call 24 hours a day to assist you. When we arrive, we will secure your property and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Our team of highly trained technicians is ready to restore all kinds of property damage caused by storms.

Call Us

When you experience storm damage in Mission Valley, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East can be on site within four hours of your call to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

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