Recent Water Damage Posts

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

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Insurance

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

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

Flood Insurance

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

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

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Common Signs of Water Damage in Mission Valley?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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Water damage can happen at any time. When your Mission Valley home or commercial business needs help locating and restoring water damage, our local team in Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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Flooded Floor in Allied Gardens Home?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

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I heard a funny, hissing, and gurgling noise in my kitchen and went to investigate. The water supply line to my dishwasher split, and water covered the floor. I knew I had to act fast to avoid permanent damage to my floors. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East, and they sent a team out right away and immediately went to work. They used powerful extraction equipment to remove the water and installed powerful air movers and blowers to dry the area quickly. They also monitored and documented the drying process to ensure the kitchen was returned to normal moisture levels. Thanks to their fast work, my floors were salvageable, and now you would never know there was a small lake in my kitchen!

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

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SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is a leader in water damage restoration services. When your Allied Gardens home or business has water damage, we are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”  Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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Water Damage Prevention Tips for Linda Vista?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Linda Vista residents and businesses have relied on SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East to restore water damage for many years. Our fast emergency response time combined with our commitment to excellence has garnered many loyal customers!

Water Damage Prevention Tips

Here are some tips from the Institute for Business and Home Safety to prevent water damage:

  • Never pour grease down the drain
  • Plant trees away from lateral drain lines to prevent roots from damaging piping
  • If your home’s sewer system is connected to the city’s sewer system, a particular problem for older homes, or if you are located downhill or below street level, contact a plumbing professional to install a backflow prevention assembly into your sewer system
  • Call a professional if you notice signs of a plumbing problem
    • An increased monthly water bill
    • Banging pipes
    • Rust stains
    • Moisture in the walls or on the floor
    • Signs of wet soil erosion near the foundation

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When your Linda Vista home or commercial business needs water damage services, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained technicians is on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Call us today at 619-303-3599.

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Hidden Water Damage in Mission Valley?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Sometimes water damage is not readily apparent. Water leaks can hide inside walls and ceilings and cause severe damage over time. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East invests heavily in technology and training for our technicians. Being able to locate the source of hidden water leaks and damage saves our customers time and money. Here are some examples of the advanced technology and equipment we use to find, extract, and dry water damage:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  •  Surface moisture meters
  •  Infrared imagery
  •  Evasive moisture detectors
  •  Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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When your Mission Valley home or commercial business has a water 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.

Flooded Floor in Mission Valley?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been restoring water damage for Mission Valley residents and businesses for years. Here are some tips on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive in the event of a flooded floor:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After Flooding

  • 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

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

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When you have a water damage emergency in your home or business, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Toilet in Grantville?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has years of experience restoring water damage in Grantville. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Here are some tips from the EPA for detecting a toilet leak:

  • One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within ten minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.
  • If your toilet is leaking, the cause is often an old faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays, or minerals build up on it. It’s usually best to replace the whole flapper, which is a relatively easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time.

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Leaking in Serra Mesa?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Leaking suspicion in Serra Mesa?

In a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), 37 percent of homes over 20 years old were more likely to have water damage attributed to a shower, and over half of the water damage incidents involved a faulty shower pan. 

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been restoring water damage for Serra Mesa residents for years. Our water restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call.

Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS:

  • Inspect tile and grout every six months, paying attention to loose or cracked tiles and cracked or crumbling grout lines and repair as needed
  • Test the shower pan annually by blocking the floor drain and filling the shower stall with approximately 1 inch of water. Use a pencil to mark the water line and leave the water standing in the shower pan for 8 hours. If the water level decreases, you know you have a leaking shower pan.

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Washing Machine Flood in Clairemont Mesa East?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Washing Machine Washout in Clairemont Mesa East Home?

When my washing machine’s water supply line broke it caused my entire downstairs to flood. Everything had to be moved out before the damage could be repaired to the floors and drywall. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East, and I’m glad I did! The SERVPRO team handled the cleanup and repairs from start to finish. As licensed general contractors, they were able to supervise the drywall and floor replacement.

General Contractor License #: 1037786

They cleaned and sanitized all of the restorable items that were damaged by the water and used a number of cleaning techniques.

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

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When you need water damage cleanup and restoration services in your Clairemont Mesa East home or commercial business, 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.

Water Damage in Tierrasanta?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A room is flooded with water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East responds to many water damage emergencies throughout the year in Tierrasanta, and we know that every minute water damage goes unmitigated brings the cost and the repair time up exponentially. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage that water can do over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

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When your Tierrasanta home or business has a water damage emergency and needs mitigation and remediation 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.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Window Leak in Allied Gardens?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

A windowsill is shown damaged by a water leak. We restore all kinds of water damage in San Diego.

Water damage can happen at any time in Allied Gardens.

Pipes break, appliances fail, and rain can cause water intrusion. Water is invasive and will find its way into and underneath a home’s structure. The windowsill shown in this photo shows water damage caused by a leak in the roof’s facia that allowed water to seep down the outside of the window and into the windowsill over time. Here is a water damage timeline that describes the damage water can do to a structure in as little as one day:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rain Gutter Damage in Mission Valley?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

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When working correctly, rain gutters can help prevent water intrusion and damage to your Mission Valley home. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers these tips from expert Bob Villa on how to tell if your rain gutters are damaged:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use some binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job for evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden Water Leak in Serra Mesa?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Bill Too High in Serra Mesa Home?

Did you know that your water bill can be a good indicator of a hidden water leak? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website offers some great tips on detecting and fixing household water leaks, saving homeowners about ten percent of their water bills!  SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East offers these tips from the EPA on finding water leaks:

Take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there are serious leaks.

Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.

Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak.

Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks.

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When you need help with water damage, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained and certified restoration technicians ready to respond day or night. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your water damage in Serra Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Leaking Kitchen Sink in San Diego?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown leaking out of plastic plumbing pipes underneath a kitchen sink. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Mission Valley.

A sinking feeling in San Diego?

The plumbing featured in this picture shows water leaking from a loose pipe connection. This is a simple fix, but when a leak like this goes unrepaired for too long, it can become a labor-intensive and expensive repair.

According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), water damage caused by a sink averaged more than $7000 per incident. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East has been mitigating water damage emergencies in San Diego for years, and we know that our fast response time helps our customers by minimizing the extent of the damage and the cost of the repairs. Here are some sink maintenance and repair tips from the IBHS:

Loss Prevention and Maintenance Tips

  • Inspect plumbing beneath sinks every six months
  • Ensure connections are secure and there is no evidence of corrosion on the pipes
  • Look for kinks in copper of plastic pipes
  • Kinks in pipes can lead to pinhole leaks over time
  • Locate the water shut-off valve
  • Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off and replace the valve if needed

Call Us Today!

When you need help with a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your water damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Contents Restoration in San Diego?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of freshly laundered and folded shirts sit on a countertop. We are contents restoration specialists serving Mission Valley

Your belongings matter to us.

When my parent’s home was damaged by fire in San Diego, I was amazed at the water damage left from the firefighting efforts. We were able to put all of the furniture outside and all of our clothes and belongings that were salvageable. The contents of the entire household had to be sent out to be cleaned and restored.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, and mold. We pretest each item to determine what can be restored and the best way to clean them. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use when restoring your belongings:

  • 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!

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

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

Toilet Base Leak in San Diego?

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

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A little leak and a big problem

If you see water leaking around the base of your toilet do you know what to do? Most toilet repair jobs are pretty inexpensive and can be done easily, but sometimes these repairs are left unmitigated for too long, and the water is given the chance to seep underneath the flooring into the subfloor below. Even a small leak can cause structural damage, so it’s a good idea to take care of leaks right away.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East restores water damage jobs of all kinds and sizes in San Diego and sees what water can do when a leak is not corrected. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), water damage from toilets costs $2000 to $10,000 per incident and 78 percent were caused by faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, or toilets that overflowed.

No matter what kind of water damage you have, our highly trained team has the equipment, experience, and training to clean and restore the damage. We can also manage the repair work when building and construction services are required.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is here to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Clogged Drain Spout in Mission Valley?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Clogged downspout in Mission Valley?

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

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

Call Us!

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

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

Water Damage Restoration in Mission Valley?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

The Soggy Wall Blues

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

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

Call Us Today!

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

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

Water Damaged Ceiling in Mission Valley?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

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

Hidden Leak Blues

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

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

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

Call Us Today

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

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

Burst Pipe in Mission Valley?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water damage can be a splash in the face

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

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

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

Call Us

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

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East fights for San Diego against water damage

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

White woman looking at wall that has exposed pipe, pipe has burst & caused water damage Burst pipes don’t have to stress San Diego; SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is ready to rescue the city from damage

Always Ready to Battle a Water Disaster

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is available all day, every day to respond to water and water-damage emergencies in San Diego. “Every day” means “365 days out of a year”; it doesn’t mean “every business day”. When water damage happens to a San Diego home or business, call SERVPRO of Mission Valley East at (619) 303-3599. We’re always ready to send out a team.

Time is damage, and damage costs money. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East starts work quickly to reduce further damage. Once that is done, we can start undoing the water damage, with the goal of returning property to the pre-water-damage condition.

Like it Never Even Happened®

Water extraction, drying, cleaning, and disinfection are not enough to get homes or commercial properties back to preloss condition. For that, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East provides restoration: repair and reconstruction.

Services include:

  • Carpet or carpet-pad repair or installation
  • Repair most types of flooring, including marble, hardwood, tile, and linoleum
  • Drywall replacement
  • Roof repair
  • Document drying
  • HVAC cleaning
  • Painting
  • Upholstery repair
  • Mold mitigation
  • Storage of contents
  • Decontamination
  • Supervise reconstruction

For answers to questions, or to schedule regular services:  Call (619) 303-3599

Remember: SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Faster to any size disaster.   

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Independently Owned and Operated.

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SERVPRO of Mission Valley East won’t let San Diego drown

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

flood house, reflection of roof in the water San Diego stays dry with the help of SERVPRO of Mission Valley East

One Reason to Call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East

Indoor swimming pools are a treat, but only when designed to be there. If an overflowing tub or never-stopping faucet causes water damage in a San Diego home or business, no one will be sending invitations to a poolside party.

When the inside turns into the poolside, call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East at (619) 303-3599.  We have 24-hour emergency service, so there is no need to wait for business hours. Because disasters happen at all hours, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is available at all hours.

Upon Arrival

Technicians will inspect and assess the damage and remove all of the water. Water extraction is not enough. The next step is drying and dehumidification. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East technicians have training and equipment to measure how much water is hidden in the structure or the contents. They use drying equipment and dehumidifiers to bring the moisture level down to pre-damage levels. They also monitor the floors and walls to ensure that no excess water remains in the structure. Fans, dryers, and dehumidifiers prevent more damage, and increase the likelihood of successful restoration of the property and its contents.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is a member of the community. We want the best for our community.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROmissionvalleyeast.com/

Did Your Broken Hot Water Heater Leave Your Business Flooded in Mission Valley?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

office underwater including man swimming. Water damage is no joke in San Diego.

Hot Water Heaters Cause Major Damage

My hairdresser rents a space inside a multiple use building that houses over 100 individual beauty salons. Last year, the two huge hot water boilers that heat the water for the entire building went out and flooded one entire wing of the building overnight. All the drywall had to be replaced in the hallway. Some of the salons had water damage. The carpet and carpet pad and baseboards had to be torn up and replaced, too. It was a good thing that SERVPRO was called in to mitigate the damage because the building was open seven days a week. In fact, the repairs were done overnight every night until they were completed, which took about a week. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that when your business experiences water damage, we will work to minimize the disruption and get the repairs completed as quickly as possible.

Call Us

We are on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day to respond to your emergency. No matter what kind of water damage emergency you may have, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego business owners to know that we are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our water restoration services.

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East won’t send San Diego down the drain

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

towels on the floor of a brightly lit room, sopping up large amount of water SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Won’t Send You Down the Toilet

Overflowing toilets in San Diego don’t just ruin someone’s day. They can damage floors, ceilings, and room contents.

When a toilet overflow causes a flood, don’t panic – at least not for long. Call SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East at (619) 303-3599 or reach us online; we are available 24/7/365.

If your water lines break in a San Diego home or business, the flood will be clean water. If the water contains the range of what goes into toilets, the flood will be black water. No matter what kind of water causes a flood, the quality degrades quickly. Microbial growth shows up within 48 hours.

Water starts damaging drywall and furniture finishes within minutes. It can seep into the floor and damage the ceiling below. With more time, there is more damage.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Faster to any size disaster because speed matters. Our technicians will remove standing water and use dehumidifiers to get rid of hidden moisture. We are experts in cleaning biohazards, mold remediation, and restoration from water damage.

No matter what happens, we are Here to Help®

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Water Leak Detection Services for San Diego

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

 A seeping spot of water from an unidentified water leak is creating a water spot on the ceiling.  We provide water leak detection services to Mission Valley.

Do you have a water leak but can’t determine the cause? Even a small leak left unrepaired can cause mold and other water damage to your home within days. Leaving water damage unrepaired even for a week can significantly increase repair costs. This is because the water has been given time to permeate walls and underneath floors which may result in additional structural repairs. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego Residents to understand the process used to identify and repair water leaks in your home of office. When we respond to your call for help, we will:

  • Provide a detailed inspection of your home or property and prepare a damage assessment
  • The damage assessment will inform the plan of action we take to repair the cause of the water damage
  • Completely survey the damage and conduct a complete safety inspection
  • We will move furniture and property contents and block items to prevent rust or stains

If you have a leak but can’t identify the source call us. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has a team of highly trained professionals on call 24 hours a day. We have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment necessary to locate and repair leaks at their source. Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our water cleanup and repair process.  We’ll take care of your water damage helping to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Mission Valley Residents Benefit from our Contents Restoration Services

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

A broken pipe is shown with water seeping into the soil causing erosion. We provide water cleanup and restoration services in San Diego “Like it never even happened.”

You never know when water may seep into your home and cause damage due to a broken water pipe outside your house. Water may cause damage to your home’s structure, and it may also damage your belongings, furniture and keepsakes. SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants San Diego residents to know that we not only provide water damage cleanup and restoration services for your home or business, we also provide contents restoration services including:

  • Dry cleaning is used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet cleaning is an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and wipe cleaning are effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam cleaning is used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive cleaning involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion cleaning is used when contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

If your home or business experiences water damage call us. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants San Diegans to know that our team of highly trained professionals are available 24 hours a day to help you with your water damage and contents restoration needs. Call us today at 619-303-3599. We’ll take care of your water damage and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Why SERVPRO Can Handle Any Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Jobs in Mission Valley.

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is on site of a property damaged by water. The floor of a building is flooded with water in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East wants you to know that when water damages a residence or commercial business, every hour spent restoring that business back to pre-damage condition counts. Business and property owners of San Diego will benefit from our highly trained specialists that are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Our ability to immediately respond to a water emergency helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Here are some of the water damage services SERVPRO of Mission Valley East provide:

  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Building restoration services
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Storm damage
  • Biohazards

If you find yourself dealing with water damage from a failed appliance, a leaky roof, a broken pipe or another kind of water emergency, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties damaged by water for San Diego business owners. Call us today at 619-303-3599 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Flood Insurance in Mission Valley East

12/14/2019 (Permalink)

carton town with water damage Flooding and water damage are no match for SERVPRO of Missin Valley East

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in San Diego. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in San Diego charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance 

www.fema.gov

Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Mission Valley East

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room When water causes damage to your home or business, we are Here To Help.

If your home or business in Mission Valley has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

Links:

www.fema.gov

Tips for Standing Water in Mission Valley

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

A flood doesn’t end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all that standing water. The floodwater can take up to 11 days to disappear. It’s not time to go fishing.

If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.

Be careful driving in Mission Valley.  Remember to “Go around. Don’t Drown!” The water may still be too deep for safe travel.

Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the stormwater leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick  
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Water conducts electricity.  Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock

Floodwaters vs. Animals in Mission Valley:

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up
  • Some animals might find your office a cozy place to live
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Staying Healthy around Standing Water in San Diego

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Home with standing water Staying safe when flooding and water damage occurs.

Staying Healthy Around Standing Water in San Diego:

Standing water of any kind in San Diego can be a powerful source of disease. Floods can be worse due to the amount of water involved. Even small puddles can pose a risk. 

Different kinds of debris can be found in floodwater such as dead animals, rotted plants, and sewage, to name a few. If you have water damage inside your home, watch for debris in the home as well to include rotted food and electrical problems. 

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of  Mission Valley East suggests:

  • Washing dirty clothes and towels in hot water. Use bleach if possible
  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected. 
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Disinfect toys before letting children play with them
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in San Diego:

  • Avoid floodwaters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Possible Causes for Water Damage in San Diego

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

pipe with leaks Water damage can be messy, we can help.

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in San Diego:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in San Diego.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start the cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in San Diego:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Blackwater. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 



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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Toilet Leaks Can Seem Small but Create A Big Mess

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Toilet with water on the ground Toilet Leaks Can Seem Small but Create A Big Mess

A leak from a toilet may seem like a little issue; more of a headache then an actual issue, but even a small amount of water can call a big mess. Many people may see just the water on the floor around the base of the toilet and think that just mopping up the mess will take care of the problem, but damage can be much more excessive then is visible.

It is not uncommon for toilets to malfunction and leak or have a wax ring fail and cause water damage, but it makes it no less annoying and frustrating when it happens to you, in your home. SERVPRO of Mission Valley East has been helping with water damages from toilet leaks and pipe breaks for many years and our trained and experienced crews of technicians are ready 24/7, 365 to respond and help you when disaster strikes.  We are ready to help you.