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Fire safety for office buildings.

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

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

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Smoke damage to your commercial property

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

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

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Commercial Damage in San Diego

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is licensed in mold remediation.

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

  • Contact the San Diego housing authority  
  • Review your lease about your rights and responsibilities
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Commercial Damage from Mold in San Diego

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

Mold:

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

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is licensed in mold remediation. 

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Mold and Microbial Growth in San Diego

Mold & Mildew in San Diego

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

San Diego residents can educate themselves about mold and mildew.

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Commercial Response in San Diego

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

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Causes of water damage in San Diego

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
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Floods and water damage in San Diego

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. 

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Property damage in your home from water damage

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
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Water Damage in San Diego

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. 

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Fire Safety in San Diego

Smoke and fire damage is something all of us at SERVPRO of Mission Valley East would like to see you avoid. In the event, the worst happens and you are faced with this kind of disaster, you can count on us to lend a helping hand. We have a team of highly trained professionals to walk with you each step of the way when repairing the damage from smoke, water, and fire in your San Diego home.

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the home.

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P.A.S.S. - How to use a fire extinguisher

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher:   SERVPRO of Mission Valley East suggests you remember 

P.A.S.S.

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side

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Be prepared for fires in San Diego

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East hopes your San Diego area business stays safe from fire.  If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning fire damage and smoke damage. 

To be safe, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East recommends you keep, maintain, and know how to use fire extinguishers.  

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage & smoke damage from spreading throughout the office.

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Fire safety in the Kitchen

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of Mission Valley East shares these tips. They make more sense than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including: dish towels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stovetop
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources
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Candel safety in San Diego

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed
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Storm damage in San Diego

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
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Why you should choose SERVPRO of mIssion valley East.

Mission Valley East is Here To Help you make it "Like it never even happened." Our crews are ready 24/7, 365 to respond when property damage causes damage to your home or office. 

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Microbial Growth in your home

Mold and microbial growth can occur with in 48 hours of moisture being present. It is vital to take care of water damage immediately. If you begin to smell a musty smell you may have a mold or microbial growth problem. 

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What can SERVPRO do to help me?

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is Here To Help you when disaster strikes. We can help make it "Like it never even happened" when water, fire and storm damage strikes your home. 

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Why SERVPRO of Mission Valley East can help you.

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in San Diego.

We can help with Water, Fire, Mold and more. 

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Mold and Microbial Damage in San Diego

When mold or microbial growth causes damage in your home or office, you may not even know until discoloration begins to show. If you believe your property has suffered from mold or microbial damage, give us a call and we can make it "Like it never even happened." 

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Storm damage in San Diego

When winds sweep through it may cause high winds and that can lead to property damage. If storm damage strikes and causes property damage at your home or office you can count on SERVPRO of Mission valley East to help. 

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Storm threat

When storms roll in to town it can be fun to watch and entertaining to see the lightning strikes. But it can also be rather dangerous so it is important to follow all directions and head all warning signs. 

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First Aid Kit Supply List

In case of a storm make sure that you have a stocked emergency aid kit for your household with enough for each member of the home. 

You should have: 

Water 

Batteries 

A First Aid Kit 

Flash Light 

Medication 

Important documents

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Being prepared with a first aid kit

When a storm strikes its crucial to be prepared and have supplies on hand in case of harm. Make sure that you have what you need for pets, family members including medications and equipment. 

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SERVPRO Storm Response

When a storm comes to town whether a wildfire or extreme winds that cause damage SERVPRO of Mission Valley East is here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

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Document Restoration

When water damage happens not only is your home or business affected but oftentimes your contents are as well. We specialize in document and content restoration helping to make it "Like it never even happened."  

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We have one goal.

We have one goal. Our goal is to help make it "Like it never even happened." Whenever disaster strikes our on-call crews are ready to respond and begin the remediation process. 

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Know the risks

Did you know? More then 15,000 fires a year are started by clothes dryers. Clean the vents at least once a year. 

Make sure to know what risks are in your home and how to prevent them. 

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Put help in the palm of your hand.

We want to put help in the palm of your hand with our SERVPRO Emergency Profile Ready App. Know who to call and what to do before the disaster strikes.