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Illegal Fireworks Fire in Allied Gardens?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

4th of July fireworks light up the night sky over a lake. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local team in Mission Valley East wishes everyone a safe and fun 4th of July celebration. Although fireworks are illegal in the County of San Diego, many fun activities and events are planned for our nation’s birthday. On this 4th of July, there will be a free community fireworks display at Lake Murray Community Park, just minutes away from Allied Gardens. The day will be filled with food, fun, bands, and fireworks. Fireworks will be launched at Lake Murray and can be seen from anywhere around the lake.

The National Fire Protection Association offers these fun fireworks-free 4th of July celebration alternatives to get into the patriotic spirit:

  • Use glow sticks; they glow in the dark and are a safe alternative to a sparkler. Fun for all ages.
  • Loud and proud. Noise makers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local party supply stores or create your own.
  • Outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bug spray!
  • Shoot red, white, and blue silly string - fun for all ages
  • Make a patriotic craft with the family
  • Throw a birthday party for the USA, and don’t forget the cake

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When your Allied Gardens home or commercial business has fire damage and needs fire damage restoration services, our local team in Mission Valley East will clean and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Crime Scene Cleanup Services in Clairemont Mesa?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A crime scene technician places yellow crime scene tape around the perimeter of an active investigation. We clean and restore crime scenes 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Have you ever wondered who cleans up after a crime scene investigation? We do! Accidents and crimes happen every day in San Diego County. After the first responders or detectives have cleared the scene, there may be blood, broken glass, and property damage to address. Our local team in Mission Valley has been cleaning and restoring crime and accident scenes for commercial businesses and homes in Clairemont Mesa for years. Whenever possible, we work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers and get your business operational quickly. Our technicians are highly trained and certified to handle sensitive situations and safely clean and restore trauma and crime scenes.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

Crime scene investigations leave behind fingerprints and evidence-gathering chemicals that are not easy to remove without the right cleaning agents. Our technicians follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines and protocols.

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

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When your Clairemont Mesa commercial business or home has crime scene or accident 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.

Wind Advisory Issued for Serra Mesa?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Palm tree fronds are blown over during a strong wind gust. We restore storm damage - no matter how big the job is - in San Diego!

Last month a wind advisory was issued for many parts of San Diego County. Our local team in Mission Valley responds to property damage emergencies caused by winds every year in Serra Mesa. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for protecting your home from wind damage:

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.

Replace Gravel and Rock Landscaping Materials

Rock and gravel materials can cause serious damage during a severe wind event. Gravel has been found in mailboxes during very strong wind events and has even shredded vinyl siding. Replace these materials with a softer material, such as mulch or dirt.

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 regularly. 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.

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When your Serra Mesa home or business has storm 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.

How Do I Know if I Need Water Damage or Flood Insurance for My Mission Valley Home?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

An aerial view of the Mission Valley area of San Diego is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

Do you know if you need flood insurance? If you live in Mission Valley, you may live in an area that floods from time to time. Our local team in Mission Valley has been restoring water damage for many years. Here is some helpful information from the Insurance Information Institute (III) about water damage insurance:

Water Damage Insurance

According to the Insurance Information Institute, different types of water damage are insured by different policies. It will be important to review your standard homeowner’s policy to determine any additional coverage you may need. For instance, some policies cover sewer and drain backups, but many do not. In these cases, you can purchase a sewer backup rider for your homeowners or renters coverage.

Burst pipes and wind-driven rain are generally covered by homeowners and renters insurance policies. Basically, any water that comes from the top down, like rain or a burst sprinkler, is covered by a standard homeowners policy.

Flood Insurance

Typically, water that comes from the bottom up, like flooding from an overflowing river, will be covered by a separate flood insurance policy and can be purchased from the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and some private insurers. If you live in a flood-prone area, learn more about appropriate coverage.

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When your Mission Valley home or business has water or flooding 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.

Smoke Odor and Residue Removal Services for Kearny Mesa Businesses?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is filling a room. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in San Diego!

Our local team in Mission Valley has been restoring fire damage for Kearny Mesa businesses for years. Every fire leaves a unique blend of residues derived from things (plastic, paper, electronics, chemicals, etc.) that burnt during the event. We use the following equipment to eliminate smoke odor and residue:

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

An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. 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

Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

This is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on 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

This odor elimination method relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

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When your Kearny Mesa commercial business or home has smoke 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.

Flooded Home in Mission Valley?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

A laundry room is flooded with water. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local team in Mission Valley knows that our fast emergency response time saves our water damage customers time and money in many cases. Water is invasive and can penetrate surfaces quickly if left untreated. Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to restore water damage, no matter how big the job is. Here is a recent Google review from one of our water damage customers:

“Dealing with a plumbing-related flood in our house is super challenging- Adan and his team from SERVPRO made it so much less stressful. Adan is an excellent communicator and always kept us updated. The office staff were great about scheduling and confirming when Adan or anyone would need to be at our home. The demo crews that worked in our home were polite and did a great job, never left any mess, and completed work in a timely manner! They are definitely recommended!!” Laura Manasan

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Water damage can happen when an appliance breaks down, your sewer system backs up, or when the plumbing system falls into disrepair. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to 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.

Thunderstorms and Lightning in Mission Valley?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Bolts of lightning light up a stormy sky. We mitigate and restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Although Mission Valley residents and businesses experience some of the best weather in the world, we do experience severe weather every year. Our local team in Mission Valley responds to storm damage emergencies day and night. Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to tackle storm damage, no matter how big the job is. Here are some examples of the kinds of weather we are exposed to in San Diego:

Santa Ana Winds

These hot, strong, and damaging winds blow into Southern California in the fall and winter but are also known to occur at other times of the year. In past years they have overturned semi-trucks and vehicles on freeways and caused severe structural damage.

Wildfire Season

As the vegetation dries out, the risk of wildfire increases, and wildfires are known to occur at all times of the year, especially during the summer to fall months.

Pacific Hurricane Season

The Pacific Hurricane Season begins on May 15 and lasts until November 30 each year. Last year’s season featured multiple landfalls along the coastline of Mexico that brought tropical storms to parts of San Diego County.

Additionally, we get thunderstorms and lightning and heavy rain from atmospheric rivers. We witnessed hundreds of lightning strikes during a big thunderstorm earlier this year!

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Storm damage can happen at any time and sometimes with little advanced warning. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business has storm 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.

Grease Fire in Mission Valley Kitchen?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

The walls around a stove are damaged by a grease fire. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

The National Fire Protection Association reports cooking fires as the number one cause of fire damage in homes in the United States. Our team in Mission Valley East has the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore fire damage, no matter how big the job is. Here are some tips from the NFPA for cooking safely:

What you should know about home cooking safety
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turning off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • Be on alert! Don’t use the stove or stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire. Keep oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — away from your stovetop.

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Cooking fires can happen at any time in Tierrasanta. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Common Signs of Water Damage in Mission Valley?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water-damaged paint is cracking on a wall. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Water damage becomes a bigger issue in many cases because people don’t know how to recognize the early warning signs. That muffled dripping sound may not be in your head – it may be inside the wall!

If you suspect you may have water damage in your Mission Valley home or business, but you can’t locate the source, our team in Mission Valley East can help. We use sensitive moisture detection and measuring equipment to find the source of hidden water leaks and damage. Here are some signs of water damage:

  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet areas or water pooling on the floor
  • Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can’t place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can’t locate
  • Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be
  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 

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Water damage can happen at any time. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business needs help locating and restoring 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.

Pack Out and Move Out Services in Allied Gardens?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Boxes and household furniture are loaded in a moving truck. We provide packing and moving services when needed to complete a restoration in San Diego.

Move-Out and Pack-Out Services in Allied Gardens?

Sometimes it is necessary to move and store belongings offsite while the restoration process is underway. Our team in Mission Valley can help by conducting an organized and efficient move-out of the area requiring restoration. Then, when the restoration process is complete, we will coordinate the return of your stored belongings. Here is a Google review from a customer who used these services:

“Last year, I had water damage at my house. Recently I was speaking with Bret Breska, telling him how amazed and pleased I was with the work that SERVPRO did with the packing up of the rooms, especially when we were able to return and unpack, I found nothing broken. He reminded me that it is not too late to post a review. Thank you for the great job done.” YB

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

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Property damage can happen at any time, and when the damage is extensive, you may need to relocate your household items until the repairs are complete. When your Allied Gardens home or commercial business needs move-out and pack-out services, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.