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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

Call Us!

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.

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

Call Us!

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 Floor in Mission Valley Real Estate Office?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A team of SERVPRO technicians responds to a water damage emergency. We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day, 365 days a year in San Diego.

Water damage can happen at any time of the day or night, and our team in Mission Valley follows the same process for every water damage restoration as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When your Mission Valley home or commercial business has water damage and needs emergency 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.

Smoke, Soot, and Fire Damage in Mission Valley Business?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

A firefighter is putting out a fire. San Diego businesses rely on us to restore fire damage.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East follows a comprehensive, seven-step process when restoring commercial fire damage for commercial and residential customers.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Mission Valley commercial business or home has fire damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East will clean and restore the fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”  Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Odor Problem in Mission Valley?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A person is smelling something unpleasant. Our technicians are trained and certified in the science of odor elimination in San Diego.

My Mission Valley store had an unpleasant odor I could not trace. It was starting to hurt my business, and I had to do something fast before losing more customers. A friend told me about SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East, and they sent a team out right away to inspect and assess the problem. They traced the odor to three different sources: a drain in the bathroom, a vent outside the building, and a dead mouse inside a wall. Yuck!

Odor Removal Process

Odor identification and removal can be tricky because odors may come from a number of sources inside and outside the structure. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to identify and eliminate offensive odors. We never mask odors or take shortcuts as these methods do not work.

First, we will identify the cause of the odor and determine the conditions where the scent contacts surfaces. Our technicians may use several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor completely, and the odor can often be removed without a trace.

Odor removal is a science, and you can rely on our professionals to neutralize and restore bad odors, “Like it never even happened.”

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is a leader in odor removal and deodorization services. When your commercial business or home needs odor removal services, we are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Backed Up Sewer System in Mission Valley Business?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

An “out of order” sign sits outside a men’s bathroom. We clean and restore sewage damage for businesses in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is a trusted leader in sewage cleanup and restoration services. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to clean areas contaminated by grossly unsanitary water quickly and efficiently. Because sewer water may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness, bringing in professionals to clean this type of contamination is essential. Here are the three different types of water contamination we address:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into categories two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

Sources for category three, “black water,” include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When your Mission Valley commercial business or home needs sewage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond to your call. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rebuilding Services in Kearney Mesa?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Men are standing on a scaffold outside a building. We provide commercial rebuilding services in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been restoring commercial property damage in the Kearney Mesa area for years. We understand that every day your business is closed represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. When your business is damaged, our priority is to get your business operational again quickly. We can provide continuity of service by supervising a full range of restoration services.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • 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

General Contractor License #: 1037786

Call Us!

When your Kearney Mesa commercial business or home needs rebuilding services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services for Mission Valley Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

An office is in the process of being cleaned. We deep clean commercial businesses in San Diego County.

Even if you have your workplace routinely cleaned by a professional cleaning service, your offices can begin to look dull and tired over time. Cleaning products can build up and leave a film, and you may have odors in your workplace you have gotten used to, but your new clients will notice right away. You only have one chance to make a great first impression, so it is important to keep your work environment looking its best.  

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers a wide variety of cleaning services that exceed what a regular janitorial service can do. Our cleaning services range from cleaning restaurant vent hoods to removing biohazardous contaminants.

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • 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!

When your commercial business needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® We have a team of  highly trained technicians who can perform a wide variety of specialty cleaning services to keep your business looking its best. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll clean and restore your Mission Valley business, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism and Graffiti Damage in Tierrasanta?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is shown covered in graffiti. We remove and restore graffiti damage in San Diego County.

Keeping Your Tierrasanta Business Looking Great

Vandalism and graffiti never make a commercial business look favorable, and the damage can dissuade customers from walking through your doors. When vandalism and graffiti are left unmitigated, it sends a message to the vandals that it is okay to deface your business. Broken windows can cause significant water and mold damage when not repaired quickly.

According to the San Diego County Planning and Development Services, graffiti should be removed immediately so graffiti vandals will be deterred from striking there again.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to vandalism and graffiti damage emergencies 24-hours a day. We can clean driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Depending on the nature of the vandalism, our technicians will perform:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage in Serra Mesa Business?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is covered in soot. We are trusted leaders in commercial fire damage restoration in San Diego.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for Serra Mesa

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to commercial fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Serra Mesa, and we often arrive onsite as the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department is getting ready to leave the scene. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. They are trained and certified in:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We understand the importance of getting your business back up and running quickly. We can supervise a full range of restoration and construction services, allowing you one convenient point of contact for the entire restoration process.

We have the training, experience, and equipment required to mitigate and restore fire damage on all kinds of commercial properties, including:

  • 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

Call Us Today!

When your Serra Mesa business or home has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Water Damage in Mission Valley?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

An office lunchroom is shown with modern furniture. We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Mission Valley Mission

When our office lunchroom flooded, it was a total disaster. Water covered the hardwood floors, and we knew we had to act fast. Our insurance adjuster told us to call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East. They arrived quickly and immediately began the restoration process by extracting the standing water from the lunchroom floor. After that, they installed powerful air movers and air dryers and documented the drying process to ensure the room was returned to normal moisture levels.

Because of their fast response time, there was no structural damage, and the hardwood floors didn’t buckle or require replacing! Here are some tips from our website on what to do if you have a flooding emergency:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in Mission Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Mold Problem in Kearney Mesa?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of microscopic mold spores is shown. We are trusted leaders in commercial mold mitigation and remediation in Mission Valley.

Mold situation in Kearney Mesa.

Mold spores are microscopic and float about in the Earth’s atmosphere waiting for the optimum conditions to present themselves. When the spores locate the perfect moist and warm area with a good, organic food source, they will land and colonize becoming visible in as little as forty-eight hours or less!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been mitigating mold damage in Kearney Mesa commercial properties for years, and our highly trained technicians will quickly contain and remediate any mold infestation you are facing. In many cases, a water leak has attracted mold. When we arrive, we will assess the situation and repair any leaks we find to minimize the opportunity for the mold to return.

Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Call Us!

When your commercial business experiences a mold problem, it will spread quickly to other areas if it is not contained and remediated quickly. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained and certified mold remediation technicians ready to respond day or night. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your mold damage in Kearney Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Commercial Fire Damage in Mission Valley?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A worker is grinding a piece of metal that is throwing dangerous sparks of fire all around the shop. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Shop fire?

The new office employee dropped off some cardboard boxes, got called away, and forgot to move them. They caught on fire when sparks from a metal grinder made contact with the flammable paper products, and we had a fire in our shop. We were able to extinguish it quickly, but there was soot damage that we could not clean, and we called SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of fire restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency in Mission Valley day and night. We pretest every item we clean to ensure it is salvageable. Depending on the type of soot and smoke damage present, we may use one or a combination of 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

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Mission Valley. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your commercial damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Warehouse Fire Damage in San Diego?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters are putting out a fire in a large warehouse. We respond to commercial damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Mission Valley.

Leaders in Commercial Fire and Water Restoration for San Diego

When my warehouse in San Diego caught fire, I thought it was a total loss. Fortunately, things looked worse than they were, and my warehouse was salvageable. After the firefighters extinguished the fire, my warehouse was a total mess.

Even though the fire happened late at night, I called  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East and they arrived quickly, did a detailed assessment of the damage, and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. In a few short hours they had cleaned and restored enough of the building to allow my employees to come to work that morning, and they continued to restore the damage throughout the week with minimal disruption to my employees and customers.

At SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East, no job is too large. We provide a full range of restoration services to handle any size job.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is ready to respond 24-hours a day to your commercial damage emergency. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in San Diego, “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.

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.

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!

Call Us Today

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.

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.

Soiled Carpets in San Diego?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

A commercial carpet cleaning wand is being used to deep clean a carpet in an office. We are carpet and upholstery cleaning specialists in Mission Valley.

Office Carpet Cleaning Saves Money

Can you remember the last time your office carpets and furniture were professionally cleaned and deodorized? Heavy traffic areas and touchpoints can show dirty residue, leaving your customers wondering what else isn’t clean. Soft, porous surfaces require routine cleaning to extend the life of the material. According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, (CRI), soft or porous surfaces such as carpets, floor mats, and upholstery should be routinely cleaned to remove dirt, germs, stains, and odors.  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers these carpet cleaning tips from the World Floor Covering Association to keep your floors in top shape:

  • Wipe your feet often and place doormats around entrances to your office
  • Shut curtains and blinds when the sun is most intense to prevent discoloration
  • Snip the snags when you see them to prevent further damage
  • Consider rearranging furniture from time to time to prevent crushing carpet and leaving compression indentations

Call Us Today

We are trusted leaders in the cleaning and restoration industry and have been serving the Mission Valley area for over 40 years. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East can address moderate to heavy soil conditions and recommends having your carpets and upholstery cleaned every 12 months. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll professionally clean and restore your floor coverings and furniture “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East protects San Diego businesses

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Lorax tree at Scripps Park in San Diego SERVPRO of Mission Valley East sees all of San Diego in the lorax tree at Scripps Park

There is a Lot to Love about San Diego

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is a San Diego business owned and run by San Diego residents. To show off our credentials, we bring these fun facts:

  • Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) lived in La Jolla after WWII ended until his death in 1991, which may explain why…
  • UCSD has the largest collection of original Dr. Seuss manuscripts in the world
  • Wyatt Earp lived in downtown San Diego for 7 years
  • Per capita, San Diego has the largest number of dog-friendly restaurants in the United States
  • Our city has approximately 7,000 small farms – the most of any other in the country
  • We have great weather!
  • The owners/operators of SERVPRO of Mission Valley East are part of the San Diego community 

San Diego has a Lot to Love about SERVPRO of Mission Valley East

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is a local company that provides a wide range of commercial services (cleaning, disaster recovery, and all kinds of restoration) for the area. We are experts, and have nationally-recognized certifications to document our expertise.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has 24-hour emergency service, every day of the year. We are Faster to any size disaster, and we fight water or fire damage to restore businesses to their preloss conditions whenever it is possible.

Call us at (619) 303-3599.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmissionvalleyeast.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

Crime Scene Cleanup in Mission Valley?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A chalk outline of a body is shown on a street in San Diego. We provide trauma and crime scene cleanup services in San Diego.

Crime Scene Safety First

Violent crimes and aggravated assault happen pretty often in San Diego County. Property crime activity alone amounted to 18,424 calls between January and August of 2019. When your home or business suffers from criminal activity or trauma, do you know who to call after the police have completed their reports? Crime and trauma scenes require specialized cleaning services due to the nature of the crime scene and the crime scene processing. For instance, blood and bodily fluids may be involved, requiring specialized gear and equipment to safely restore the area. Other residues left behind may also require specialized cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization services. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has years of experience with crime scene and trauma cleanup and restoration and is on call 24 hours a day to assist you with sensitive restorations like these. Here are some of the services we offer:

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

Call Us Today

If your home or business in San Diego needs crime scene or trauma cleanup services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll clean and restore your crime scene damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Can Protect San Diego

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Building lobby with small tables & chairs, no people, very clean SERVPRO of Mission Valley East cleans & disinfects San Diego businesses

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in San Diego. We still work against damage from fires and storms because emergencies can’t be scheduled.

Call us any time of the day or night whatever the emergency. Damage from water, soot, and smoke worsens over time, which is why we promise to be Faster to Any Size Disaster.

(619) 303-3599

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SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is qualified to help businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19. Schedule a preventive cleaning for your business today. We have the training, equipment, and supplies to follow guidelines set by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration), the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and OSHA (the Occupational Health and Safety Administration). 

We clean and disinfect:

  • Electronics
  • High-touch areas such as railings, counters, office supplies, door handles
  • Porous surfaces, including carpets, curtains
  • Nonporous surfaces, including concrete, tile, glass, and desks or tables

If an object or structure is in a business, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East can clean it. We are Here to Help®.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmissionvalleyeast.com/

Mission Valley Families Benefit From Professional Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

A woman places a cloth face mask over her nose and mouth, showing her eyes only. It’s never been more important to clean and disinfect your home in San Diego.

We are learning more about the new coronavirus, COVID-19 every day. We know that the virus is spread primarily through the air by coughing and through person-to-person contact. Because it is highly contagious it is very important to keep high-touch surfaces in our homes clean and disinfected. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that we have been providing specialty cleaning services for years and have experience safely cleaning and removing biological pathogens similar to COVID-19.

CDC Guidelines for Face Masks

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a cloth face mask covering while out in public can help to reduce the risk of exposure and will help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing cloth face masks in public settings is mandated in California and it is important to know how to wear a cloth face mask properly. The CDC recommends cloth face coverings should:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego families to know that we are ready to respond to any specialty cleaning and water or fire damage emergency you may have. Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our biohazard and specialty cleaning services.

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

Essential Businesses in Mission Valley Can Rely on Us for Biological Cleaning

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A row of commercial washing machines in a laundry mat stand with their doors open, ready to launder clothes. We have years of experience dealing with biological contaminants in San Diego.

Did you know that the virus that is responsible for infectious disease COVID-19 can live for up to three days depending on the surface type? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), COVID-19 can live in aerosols for as much as three hours, on copper for up to four hours, stainless steel and plastic for up to three days, and cardboard for up to 24 hours. It is easy to see how readily a person can become infected, and while not everyone who becomes infected will present with symptoms, asymptomatic people can unknowingly transmit the disease as well.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that our highly trained professionals are trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. We use labeled, EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™, with claims against similar organisms to COVID-19. Our technicians undergo initial and ongoing training in specialty cleaning to stay up to speed on current industry standards and technological advances.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the routine cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, railings, keyboards, light switches, bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, tables and tablets. We follow all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego commercial businesses to know that we are Here to Help®. Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our biohazard and other specialty cleaning services.

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

We Provide Valdalism and Graffiti Cleanup and Restoration Services for Businesses in San Diego

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

The exterior brick wall of a commercial building is shown covered in graffiti. We’ll restore your commercial vandalism damage in Mission Valley “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that preventative measures can be taken to minimize damage to your home or business before vandalism or graffiti damage occurs?  According to The Project for Public Spaces, “vandal proofing” is a type of preventative measure that involves coating vulnerable surfaces to resist damage. Two common categories are “barrier” and “sacrificial” coatings. Barrier coatings are permanent coatings painted on clean surfaces to make future graffiti easier to remove. Sacrificial coatings are removable coatings painted onto a clean wall so that graffiti can be easily removed along with the protective coating. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents and business owners to know that we are ready to quickly respond to remove vandalism and graffiti from homes and commercial businesses. Other vandalism and graffiti cleanup services include:

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained professionals on call to take care of property damage to your home or commercial property 24 hours a day.  Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our vandalism cleanup and restoration process.  We’ll take care of your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services for San Diego

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A sparkling clean commercial warehouse is shown empty and ready for business.  We provide commercial cleanup and mold remediation services in Mission Valley “Like it never even happened.”

Was your commercial property or residence damaged by water? If your home or business experienced water damage mold may be present. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth. Mold can never be completely eradicated as it is always present in the atmosphere waiting for the right conditions to grow. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors it creates the perfect environment for mold growth. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants commercial businesses and homeowners in San Diego to know that in the event of commercial damage, they are here to help. Our technicians are trained and certified to address mold remediation issues such as:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning

If you need help with commercial mold remediation services in your home or office SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and have the training and the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties in San Diego. Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your Commercial damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Tips for Escaping a Structure in the Event of a Fire in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Desk with supplies and tablet Know what to do in case of a fire in your San Diego area property.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East knows a small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes.  Sometimes, a portable fire extinguisher is not enough to save your San Diego property and the only thing you can do is escape.  

A small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes. Lives are more important than objects, so get yourself and others out of danger.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Offers these Tips for Escape: 

  • Make an escape plan ahead of time. Make sure everyone knows the plan
  • Make sure that all doors and windows open easily
  • Plan at least two different ways of escaping every room
  • When you leave, close the doors and windows to shut in the flames
  • Practice the plan
  • Do not stop to pick up valuables. You can replace objects
  • Make sure your plan includes a place to meet that is a safe distance from the home
  • Do not turn off smoke alarms when you cook.  You may need the warning
  • If you have to go through smoke, crawl under it



SERVPRO of Mission Valley East reminds you to call the fire department once you are outside the home.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers 

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/EscapePlanningTips.ashx?la=en 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

tile wall being cleaned When soot and smoke cause damage, make sure to call SERVPRO of Mission Valley East.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your San Diego home.  

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot. Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal. Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will find the damage in other places. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East looks for damage in/on:

  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas
  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East investigates these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in the San Diego building.  


SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Mold in Rental Property in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

man in PPE cleaning up mold When mold or microbial growth cause damage in your business, make sure to call SERVPRO of Mission Valley East.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley presents: Mold in Rental Property

Mold:

  • grows from mold spores
    • spores are too small to see unaided
    • spores can survive harsh environments for many years
  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • needs to have only
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If you have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. You can even throw it away. However, if you have a large amount of mold, you need licensed mold remediation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is licensed in mold remediation.

Talk to your landlord if you think he/she should hire licensed professionals. If the landlord disagrees:

  • Contact the San Diego housing authority  
  • Review your lease about your rights and responsibilities



Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Preventing Mold Damage in your Basement in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

mold on wood beam Water damage can lead to mold and microbial growth. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Here To Help.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants to help educate others about mold: 

Mold:

  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • to grow, needs:
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture
    • oxygen
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • thrives in basements

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is licensed in mold remediation. We know that the best offense against mold is a good defense. Check frequently for leaky appliances that may drip into your basement causing mold to grow. Mold can also affect your health by producing allergens and irritants. You should never work with mold without having the proper equipment to protect yourself. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has the training and equipment to remediate mold. 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East suggests the following criteria for preventing mold damage in your basement:

  • Maintain humidity below 40%
  • Use water-resistant materials in building/repairing the basement
  • Use galvanized or stainless-steel hardware
  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Cover any dirt in crawl spaces. This will prevent water from seeping through the ground
  • Ventilate the basement
  • Elevate equipment and inventory above the floor



Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-remediation-schools-and-commercial-buildings-guide 

Know the Difference in Mold and Mildew in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mold & Mildew in San Diego

Although both are types of fungi, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants to point out some differences between mold and mildew.  Some kinds of fungi are okay, like mushrooms (if you like mushrooms). Some kinds of fungi are definitely not okay, like athlete’s foot. Molds can be useful: penicillin, anyone?  Mildew is never useful.

San Diego residents can educate themselves about mold and mildew.



Mold

Mildew

What it looks like

  • Usually fuzzy
  • May be brown, yellow, gray, black, white, green, or blue



  • Usually grows in a flat pattern
  • May look powdery or downy
  • Powdery mildew usually starts out white, & often turns yellow, brown, or black
  • Downy mildew usually starts out yellow, then turns brown.

What is not good

  • Can cause damage to homes
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly
  • Can damage plants & crops
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly

What is not bad

  • Might be edible (grilled portobello tonight?)
  • Some are used in making cheeses
  • antibiotics
  • Not a thing
  • Really, nothing

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is ready to help when disaster strikes

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

fleet of trucks SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is ready to help when disaster strikes

When you have property damage from things like a fire or flood you need service. You need it fast. That is where SERVPRO of Mission Valley East comes in. Our crews of trained, compassionate and professional technicians are ready to respond no matter the time or day to your property loss.

SERVPRO of Mission East Valley has helped property owners when they have had fires in their warehouse, or a sprinkler pipe break on the top floor of a local college residence hall. We have on-call teams who are able to respond quickly when disaster strikes. We know that immediate action is the key to limiting damage to your property. If your property is affected and needs mitigation help, call SERVPRO of Mission Valley East 24/7, 365.