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Commercial Smoke Damage Restoration Services in Mission Valley?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

A firefighter walks through a smoke-filled building to locate the source of the smoke. We restore commercial smoke and fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our Mission Valley East team uses various specialized equipment to restore smoke damage in commercial properties. Here are some examples of equipment we use:

Air Scrubber or Filter: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator: These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging: Fogging machines are used after the building is evacuated. Smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator: A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines use ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification: Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

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When your Mission Valley commercial property or home experiences smoke or fire damage, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flash Flood Watches and Warnings Issued in San Diego County?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

A yellow flood zone ahead sign stands on a stormy day. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Mission Valley.

Do you know the difference between a flood watch and a flash flood warning? Last month, many parts of San Diego County were under flood alerts due to increased monsoonal moisture that brought heavy rain to parts of the mountain and inland areas. Our Mission Valley East team offers this information about flash flood watches, flash flood warnings, and flood watches from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Flood Watch

  • Be Prepared. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will happen, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flood Warning is issued when a hazardous weather event is imminent or is already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flash Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood-prone area, move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

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When your Mission Valley home or commercial property experiences flooding or other storm damage, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Tell if My Swimming Pool is Leaking in Mission Valley?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Dog enjoys splashing in a swimming pool at home. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that leaking swimming pools may weaken your home’s foundation and lose thousands of gallons of water each month. Our Mission Valley East team offers these helpful tips from the EPA to determine if your pool is leaking:

  • Grab a clear container and a marker
  • During the test period, turn off the pool auto-fill, do not manually add water to the pool, and avoid splashing water out of the pool
  • Put the container on the pool steps and mark the water level on the outside of the container
  • Now, fill the container with pool water up to the mark you just made so the levels match
  • Mark the water level inside the container
  • Now, wait and give evaporation time to work, usually two to three days. If it rains or is windy, you’ll have to perform the test again.
  • Place the container on the pool steps. If the water in the pool is lower than the water in the container, you have a leak
  • If both the pool level and the container water levels are the same, you do not have a leak

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When your Mission Valley home or commercial property has a water damage emergency, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Packing and Moving Services for Water-Damaged Properties in Serra Mesa?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

A giant water bubble in a ceiling is beginning to burst in a home. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Water is invasive and can cause considerable damage in as little as one hour. When the water damage in your Serra Mesa home or business requires room contents to be relocated to complete the restoration, Mission Valley East team is Here to Help. ® Offsite relocation allows us to complete the project faster and ensures your belongings are not misplaced or damaged during reconstruction.

Move-our and Pack-out Services

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

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!

When your Serra Mesa home or commercial property has significant water damage, and you need packing and moving services, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Why Are We Mission Valley’s Choice for Property Damage Restoration Services?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

An insurance claim is stamped “approved.” We have relationships with all of the insurance companies in San Diego.

When you have a water, fire, storm, or mold damage claim, our Mission Valley East team will contact your insurance adjuster and help you with the insurance process and paperwork. Here are some tips for creating a home inventory list from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Pick an easy spot to start – A contained area—like your small kitchen appliance cabinet, sporting equipment closet, or handbag shelf—is a great place to get started.
  • List recent purchases– Another way to start is with recent purchases—get into the inventory habit, and then tackle your older possessions.
  • Include the basic information – In general, describe each item you record, note where you bought it, the make and model, what you paid, and any other detail that might help if you need to make a claim.
  • Count clothing by general category (Jeans, shirts, etc.)
  • Record serial numbers
  • Check coverage on big-ticket items – Jewelry, art, and collectibles may have increased value and may need special coverage separate from your standard homeowners insurance policy. While you’re making your home inventory list, check with your agent to make sure you have adequate insurance for these items beforethere is a loss.
  • Don’t forget off-site items
  • Keep proof of value– Store sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals with your list

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When you have a fire, water, storm, mold, or other property damage emergency, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. We restore residential and commercial properties. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Excessive Heat Warning in Mission Valley?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Sun mid day shown We respond to storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Summer is here, and August temperatures can rise into the triple digits in some parts of San Diego County. Our local team in Mission Valley East wants everyone to stay safe during extreme heat and offers this information from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about heat stroke:

Heat Stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. The body temperature can rise to 106 °F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.

Heat Stroke warning signs:

  • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness

You may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency if you see any of these signs. Have someone call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the victim. Do the following:

  • Get the victim to a shady area
  • Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods you can
  • Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102°F
  • If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions
  • Do not give the victim alcohol to drink
  • Get medical assistance as soon as possible

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If your Mission Valley home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Mold Damage Be Removed From My Workplace in Mission Valley?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A technician is preparing a room for mold containment. We restore commercial mold damage in San Diego.

When your business has a mold problem, our local team in Mission Valley East will remediate the mold using this comprehensive process:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  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

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

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If your Mission Valley business or home has a mold issue, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Soot and Smoke Damaged Belongings Be Cleaned in Kearney Mesa?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

A firefighter is surrounded by smoke while putting out a fire. We specialize in cleaning and restoring fire-damaged items in San Diego.

Kearney Mesa residents need to know about these services.

Fire damages more than the home or commercial property. There will be water damage from the firefighting efforts, and soot and smoke damage may affect the entire structure regardless of whether the fire reached those parts of the building. Our local team in Mission Valley East has the specialized training to safely clean and restore most fire-damaged belongings. We pretest every item to ensure we use the most effective cleaning methods. We use several different cleaning methods, including:

  • 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

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You never know if you’ll have a fire damage emergency, but if your Kearney Mesa home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. We can perform a variety of cleaning and restoration services to remove smoke, soot, and water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Do I Know If I Have a Hidden Mold Problem in Mission Valley?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a ceiling. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation services in San Diego.

Our local team in Mission Valley East has been remediating mold damage for years in the Mission Valley area. Mold is often a symptom of a water damage issue. We will locate and address any water damage problems when we perform the mitigation process to minimize the potential for the mold to return once the mold removal process is complete. Here is some information from our website about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation begins, any water or moisture sources must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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When your Mission Valley home or commercial business has a mold problem, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Can I Prevent Water Intrusion in Serra Mesa?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

A storm drain is overflowing. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Water intrusion describes water entering a structure from an outside source. Our local team in Mission Valley East restores water damage in Serra Mesa every year, and we offer these helpful tips from the Insurance Information Institute to keep your home protected from unwanted water:

Inspect and Repair Your Home’s Exterior

You can prevent water from entering your home by inspecting your home’s exterior for any place where water can enter the house and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and drains 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
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will quickly find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter the foundation wall through cracks.

Call Us Today!

When your Serra Mesa home or commercial business has water damage, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.