Recent Storm Damage Posts

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.

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.

Winter Storm Warning in Mission Valley in March?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

A pair of rubber boots dry off on a wooded deck. We respond to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in San Diego.

I woke up to the sound of thunder and intense flashes of lightning lighting up my room. The thunder was so loud that it kept me awake for most of the night! Along with the heavy rainfall, some parts of San Diego County had snow. The day after this big storm left the region, the Santa Ana winds returned. March was a busy month for storms and storm damage.

Our team in Mission Valley East responds to storm damage throughout the year. Each season has its own set of unique challenges. We have strong Santa Ana winds, atmospheric rivers, thunderstorms, and the Pacific monsoon season. All of this inclement weather can cause storm damage to homes and businesses in the area.

No matter what form of storm damage you face, we have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore your storm damage quickly and efficiently. Our technicians typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. Our fast response time helps to minimize the potential for further damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs in many cases.

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

Wind-Damaged Home in Mission Valley?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A view of Mission Valley, California, looking towards the ocean after a storm has passed. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in San Diego.

Do you know that our team in Mission Valley East responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day? Last month, strong winds and severe weather pummeled San Diego County. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offer these definitions for the various classifications of wind alerts:

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have 58 miles per hour wind gusts and/or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury

 Call Us Today!

When your Mission Valley home or business needs storm damage restoration services, our local team in Mission Valley East will restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.”  Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flash Flooding in Mission Valley?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A street is flooded. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Do you know how to stay safe during a flood? SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is a trusted leader in storm damage mitigation and restoration. Here are some tips for staying safe during a flood from the American Red Cross:

Indoor safety

  • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities
  • Boil tap water until water sources have been declared safe
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals
  • Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio, or TV stations for the latest information and updates
  • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded
  • Dispose of any food that comes into contact with floodwater

Outdoor safety

  • Don’t walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Just six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you over, and two feet will float a car
  • If caught on a flooded road with rapidly rising waters, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground
  • Don’t walk on beaches or riverbanks
  • Don’t allow children to play in or near floodwater
  • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain dangerous insects or animals.
  • Stay out of areas subject to flooding. Underpasses, dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc., can become filled with water.

Call Us Today!

When your Mission Valley home or commercial business needs storm damage services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East’s team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Forty-Three Days of Rain in Mission Valley?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Sandbags prevent water from flooding an area. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Our technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to handle any storm damage emergency, no matter how big the job is. When we arrive, we will immediately secure the structure by tarping and boarding up any areas exposed to the elements and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We will monitor and document the drying process to ensure the area is restored to normal moisture levels when water damage occurs.

Here is some information on the worst flood in San Diego’s history:

The Noachian Deluge of 1861-1862

In San Diego, rain fell for forty-three days, from Christmas of 1861 through January.

  • Roads and dry washes became streams, streams, rivers. One dug a 50-foot deep arroyo at San Luis Rey.
  • Others carried soil, boulders, trees, livestock, and water-logged adobe houses
  • Derby’s Dike, which channeled the San Diego River to Mission Bay, broke, and all the lowlands from Mission Valley to Point Loma were underwater
  • Throughout Southern California, an estimated 200 people and 200,000 head of cattle drowned

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage Emergency in Tierrasanta?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A tree is blown over. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When a tree falls on your house in Tierrasanta late at night or in the early hours of the morning, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Our fast emergency response time can make the difference between an easy fix or a more extensive, time-consuming, and costly repair. We follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, meaning:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Storm damage can happen at any time, and our technicians have the specialized equipment, advanced training, and experience to mitigate and restore any type of storm damage, no matter how big the job is. We are licensed general contractors and can supervise a full range of construction and repair services when required to complete a restoration. This gives our customers one convenient point of contact for the entire restoration and eliminates the headaches of managing multiple trades and vendors.

General Contractor License #: 1037786

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When your Tierrasanta home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of technicians on-call to respond to your emergency at any hour of the day or night. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Pack-out Services for Storm-damaged Mission Valley Homes?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A person is taping a box shut. We can pack and move your belongings during a restoration in San Diego.

Last month San Deigo County experienced severe thunderstorms. When high winds damaged the roof of my Mission Valley home, we had to pack up the contents of each room and move them out during the restoration process. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East helped me pack up and store my belongings offsite while the repairs to the roof were being made. Once the restoration was complete, they coordinated with me the return of my items and even helped me put everything back in place.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

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

We will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs when the restoration is complete. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

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Storm damage can happen at any time in San Diego County. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of 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.

Storm-damaged Roof in Allied Gardens?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

The shingles on a roof are damaged. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Allied Gardens.

Here are some tips for protecting your roof from strong winds from State Farm Insurance:

  • Strong winds can cause shingles to peel off, especially if edge shingles are not well secured or the adhesive on their tabs has failed
    • A roofing professional can evaluate your roof, and if needed, additional roofing cement can be added under each tab to help keep the shingles attached during a high-wind event
  • The shingles should be attached to roof decking of solid 5/8-inch-thick plywood
  • The roof decking should be attached to the roof framing using eight diameter ring shank nails and a secondary water barrier created by installing self-adhering flashing tape over the joints in the roof deck
  • For greater resistance to wind uplift, apply a bead of construction adhesive along both sides of the intersection between the roof decking and the rafters or trusses. Your roofing professional can provide you with information about additional safeguards.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies in Allied Gardens. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

San Diego River Flooding in Mission Valley?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

The San Diego River in Mission Valley at sunset is shown. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego County.

The fifty-two-mile-long San Diego River runs through Mission Valley on its way to Mission Bay Park. This river has a long history of flooding, and low-lying areas next to the river, like Mission Valley, have been susceptible to flooding throughout history. The problem is exacerbated by commercial and residential development within the flood plain over the last thirty years. Although the El Capitan Dam was built to intercept the river, Mission Valley is still prone to flooding because it is located in a natural flood plain. To date, there is no viable solution to address the flooding in Mission Valley.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to flooding and other storm damage emergencies throughout the year. We have the equipment, advanced training, and experience to mitigate storm damage quickly and efficiently. As part of a national network of over 1700 franchises, we have strategically placed storm teams on standby should a disaster strike. This catastrophic storm and major event response team has been mobilized to major fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters.

Call Us Today!

When your Mission Valley home or business needs storm damage cleanup and restoration 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 storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flash Flood in Kearney Mesa?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

The dark clouds of a rainstorm are shown. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Flash flood warnings and flash floods happen in San Diego County with some regularity as thunderstorms can happen at any time of the year, bringing heavy rain. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been mitigating and restoring storm damage for the residents and business owners of Kearney Mesa for years. We know that in most cases, our fast response time is instrumental in minimizing the potential for further property damage.

The San Diego County Department of Public Works has a flood warning section on their website that explains the difference between a FLOOD WATCH and a FLASH FLOOD WARNING:

  • FLOOD WATCH – means that flash flooding is possible within the watch area
  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING – means that a flash flood is imminent or has been reported in the warning area and evacuation is advisable, and you may have thirty minutes or less to act

Make sure to listen to the Emergency Alert System through local radio and television stations and to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio at 162.40MHz.

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm 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 storm damage in Kearney Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Emergency Kit for Mission Valley Pets?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A Golden Retriever is shown holding a first aid kit. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in San Diego.

Pet Emergency Kit Assemble Tips

Do you have an emergency plan in place for your pets? SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been responding to storm damage emergencies in Mission Valley for years, and we have seen the positive impact emergency planning has on families and their pets. Here are some pet emergency kit assembly tips from the American Red Cross:

Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers to be carried easily.  Your kit should include:

  • Sturdy leashes, harnesses and/or carriers to transport pets safely and ensure that they can’t escape
  • Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter/pan and a manual can opener if your pet eats canned food
  • Medications and copies of medical records stored in a waterproof container
  • A first aid kit
  • Current photos of you with your pets in case they get lost. Since many pets look alike, this will help to eliminate mistaken identity and confusion.
  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets
  • Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable

Call Us!

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

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

Disaster Recovery Team in Mission Valley?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy rain is shown falling on the ground. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Severe Weather Hits Mission Valley in March

March brought some pretty severe weather to San Diego County. Some areas of the county experienced thunderstorms, hail, high winds, heavy rain, and snow! SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been restoring properties damaged by storms for years in Mission Valley, and our technicians are on call 24-hours a day to respond to any size emergency.

When we arrive, we will tarp and board up any broken windows or other areas of the structure exposed to the elements. We will inspect the damaged area, provide you with an assessment of the damage, and contact your insurance adjuster. On top of providing cleanup and restoration services, we can also supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services.

Disaster Recovery Team

As part of a nationwide network of over 1900 SERVPRO franchises, we have access to disaster recovery teams that can mobilize quickly to respond to any size emergency or disaster. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

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

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

Thunderstorms in Mission Valley?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm is forming in the distance. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When thunder roars, go indoors!

Thunderstorms are dangerous. In 2019 there were three-hundred, and ninety-six recorded lightning strikes in San Diego County. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Mission Valley. Thunderstorms can happen any time of the year in Mission Valley, and it is always a good idea to prepare in advance for this eventuality. With this in mind, here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be safe when thunderstorms threaten:

Thunderstorms and Lightning

Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and can:

  • Include powerful winds over 50 miles per hour
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash flooding and tornadoes

IF YOU ARE UNDER A THUNDERSTORM WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • When thunder roars, go indoors!
  • Move from outdoors into a building or car.
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings.
  • Unplug appliances.
  • Do not use landline phones.

Call Us!

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

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

Wind Damage Prevention Tips for Mission Valley

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

Santa Ana Winds Cause Property Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call Us!

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

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

Storm Safety Tips for Mission Valley

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

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

Winter Safety Tips

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

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

Call Us!

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

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

Flooding in Mission Valley?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A kayaker is shown kayaking in flood water. We are storm damage restoration specialists in San Diego.

Kayaking in the wake of a flood in Mission Valley?

I was watching a YouTube video of the flooding that happened in Mission Valley last December. The San Diego River flooded its banks and torrents of water went rushing through the Mission Valley flood plain that just happens to be right smack in the middle of a huge parking garage that is part of the Fashion Valley Shopping Center complex. The San Diego River runs behind this huge shopping mall and although it doesn’t happen very often, the river does flood on occasion making the perfect conditions for San Diegans to get out their kayaks and take them for a paddle down Fashion Valley Road!    

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has years of experience mitigating commercial and residential flood and other storm damage. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us!

When you need help restoring storm damage in Mission Valley, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is here to assist you. We have the advanced training, experience, and specialized equipment to restore any size job. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

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.

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.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East strikes against storms in San Diego

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

night-time thunderstorm over San Diego SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Fights Storm Damage in San Diego

San Diego residents and business owners have plans to prevent damage to their properties, but storms don’t follow anyone’s plan.

Tropical storms are more common in the San Diego area than in any other part of California, which is why SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is prepared to restore homes and businesses from any damage caused by water and wind.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has 24-hour emergency service. Call us at (619) 303-3599 any time, and we will respond immediately. We promise to respond Faster to any size disaster because:

  1. Damage from water and mold worsens significantly over time, so our speed prevents harm
  2. Whether a storm damages part of one room or a several buildings, any loss is important to the owner

If the storm damage is extensive, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East will organize a pack-up and move-out of the property’s belongings, making the structural clean up and repair faster, easier, and less expensive. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East cleans the structures and the belongings, providing specialized care for electronics, documents, photographs, upholstery, and flooring.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East also cleans and restores property that had already been damaged. It is not a disaster-only business. Call us to schedule assessments and clean-up and/or restoration services.

If there are questions, call (619) 303-3599 or contact us online.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmissionvalleyeast.com/

Wind and Storms Cause Structural Damage in Mission Valley

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

A dark, moody sky is shown dominated by unstable cloud formations on the horizon. Wind and storms cause damage in San Diego.

Storms Still Happening in San Diego County

The temperatures were so warm last week, and I was so sure that warm weather was here to stay that I packed away all my winter clothes. Now I’m regretting this decision as the weather this week has been windy and cold! Wind gusts were recorded at up to 50 miles per hour, and brought with them dropping temperatures and more rain, keeping the grass on the foothills green for now. Structural damage is not uncommon when high winds occur and SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that we have the specialty training and equipment to respond to any size storm emergency and we want to help.

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

With over 1,700 franchises nationwide, we are uniquely positioned to respond to any size disaster 24 hours a day, and we work together to mobilize our teams, equipment and resources to quickly begin the cleanup and restoration process. We also can help with the insurance process and paperwork.

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No matter what kind or storm, water, or fire damage you may have, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego commercial business owners and families to know that we are Here to Help.® Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our storm response services.

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

San Diego Families Begin Wildfire Prevention Planning

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

A wildfire is moving quickly through a rural grassy area in San Diego County. It’s never too early to plan ahead before wildfire season begins in Mission Valley.

Unprecedented Rainfall Brings Fuel for Wildfires

San Diego County has seen over 10.70 inches of rain this year, surpassing the annual average in April. With rainfall of this magnitude we will see lots of vegetation growth and with vegetation growth comes extra fuel for wildfire season which will begin in a few months. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that we have the training and state-of-the-art equipment to respond to any wildfire storm emergency and we want to help.

Wildfire Prevention

According to the County of San Diego, Planning & Development Services Building Division,  it is a good idea to take preventative measures now to protect your home or property from wildfire damage. Keeping a perimeter of 100 feet of defensible space around your property clear of combustible materials like leaves and other vegetation is state-mandated. Taking inventory and photographing your property will help to facilitate insurance claims in the event you suffer damage from a wildfire.

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

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

Atmospheric River Drops 10.1 Inches of Rain in San Diego County

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Thousands of raindrops are seen crashing and splashing back up after hitting the pavement during a deluge of rain. We’ll restore your storm damage in Mission Valley “Like it never even happened.”

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the atmospheric river deluge this February set records for rainfall in parts of southern California when 10.1 inches of rain fell at Palomar Observatory northeast of San Diego, and more atmospheric river conditions are predicted for San Diego County in the coming months. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that we have the equipment, experience, and resources to respond to a storm emergency 24 hours a day, every day. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to help you prepare for a winter storm:

The Red Cross also encourages you to speak with family members ahead of time to help reduce fear and anxiety if a winter storm watch or warning is issued. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained professionals on call to take care of storm damage to your home or commercial property.  Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our storm cleanup and restoration process.  We’ll take care of your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

Prepare for Storms

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

heavy rain on cyclist When heavy rains cause a lot of damage, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Here To Help.

San Diego seems to have only two kinds of weather: perfect or scary. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers these tips to prepare for storms and floods. For more detail, see the Metro web site for storm emergencies or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guide for business owners.

Preparation Notes for San Diego

  • Have an evacuation route and a set meeting place that everyone knows how to reach
  • Move trash cans, debris, or other materials away from storm drains
  • Register with the power companies if a family member relies on on powered equipment (such as respiratory aids)
  • Make easily-located emergency kits for people and pets
  • Business owners/managers need to have the numbers of their suppliers
  • Check whether your property is in a flood zone

Storms can lead to water damage with or without flooding. Even a small amount of water allows the rapid growth of mold, and both water damage and mold get more severe very rapidly. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East promises to be Faster to any size disaster for that reason; we aim to mitigate mold damage before it gets worse, restore storm or water damage, and prevent further damage. 

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. Call us at 619-303-3599. 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.sandiego.gov/storm-preparedness

Plan ahead for evacuation in the event of a storm in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

cartoon character near a pool Make sure to be prepared for any potential storm threats

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Mission Valley East:

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has these tips for people in our community dealing with disabilities during an evacuation. You may want to consider, during times of flooding, to pack a bag to have ready in case the worst happens.

Plan for backup if you have your own car. A storm or flood may damage your car.

Ask your healthcare provider to suggest what specific devices you might need if you need to evacuate due to an emergency: 

  • Where can I get medical supplies?
  • How I do get accessible transportation?
  • If medical help is needed, where would I go?
  • Does this facility have a disability ramp access?

Items to bring with you:

  • Written list for emergency contacts
  • List of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • Style & serial number of medical devices
  • Supply of medical equipment  
  • Extra battery for a power wheelchair
  • Any cushions or padding
  • Wheelchairs, canes, braces, etc.  
  • Medical bracelets
  • Medical insurance cards
  • List and/or supply of prescription medications

Our service animals are also affected by storm damage. For people who have service animals in San Diego, consider:

  • Packing extra food, water, & other supplies for the service animal
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

Emergency Kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind, and Service Animals in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

green icons on a dark gray background Make sure that you are completely ready for any storm threat.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in San Diego

Low vision or hearing loss may make a power outage more difficult in San Diego. Evacuation may also be more difficult.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has these tips:

Have an evacuation emergency kit ready.  You can also use it at home.

For people who have low hearing or deafness in San Diego, consider the following:

  • Extra batteries for hearing aids
  • TTY
  • If you Sign, have a pen and paper for people who do not know Sign
  • Backup batteries for any augmentative communication devices

For people who have low vision or blindness in San Diego, consider the following:

  • Use large-print or Braille on labels
  • Magnifiers or other assistive devices
  • White cane (if you use one)

Storm damage makes life more difficult for service animals too.

For people who have service animals in San Diego, consider the following:  

  • Food, water, and other supplies
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal



Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

Evacuation when Medical Supplies Are Needed for your Well-being in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

items for a first aid kit Make sure that you have an emergency in case of a disaster.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in San Diego.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your home in San Diego. 

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list

Some people in San Diego will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications &  supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses 
  • Hearing-aid batteries 
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in San Diego, consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys 
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.  

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/

Preparing for storms in San Diego

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in San Diego. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Mission Valley East turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  •     Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  •     Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  •     Secure loose items
  •     Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  •     Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in San Diego, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Mission Valley East to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2015/05/07/fema-severe-weather-approaches-prepare-stay-informed-and-make-plan

Thunderstorm preparedness in Mission Valley East

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Lighting striking through the sky Although you Cannot Prevent Thunderstorms, you Can Prepare for Them.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Mission Valley East. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East  knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Mission Valley
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf 

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Mission Valley

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon home with damage SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Here To Help.

Managing Without Power in Mission Valley  

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has seen storm damage lead to power outages.   

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Mission Valley, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up a plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery.  You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.




Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html