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Pacific Hurricane Season in San Diego?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

High winds and huge waves batter the San Diego coastline during a storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego City.

Pacific Hurricane Predictions for 2020

According to the United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a near, or below-normal hurricane season is predicted for the Central Pacific region. The NOAA report forecasts between two to six tropical storms, including tropical depressions, named storms, and hurricanes. Hurricanes moving through Baja California Sur are known to bring their high winds and rain to San Diego as they rotate clockwise up the coast and inland. You never know when San Diego might experience hurricane or tropical storm damage, but SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is ready to respond to any storm damage emergency you may have. The NOAA describes some of the hazards to expect when a tropical storm hits:

  • Storm surge can bring an abnormal rise in water levels due to high winds, and is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the U.S.
  • Flooding from heavy rains can persist for days after the storm has ended
  • High winds can cause signs and items left outside to become dangerous flying missiles
  • Dangerous waves can harm coastal residents and mariners

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to any size storm damage emergency. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your property damage in San Diego “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Choose SERVPRO of San Diego City SW

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a group of a people. The wonderful people who make up the team of SERVPRO of San Diego City SW!

When you choose SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, you get a wealth of experience, knowledge, and the best of the best in terms of water remediation companies in San Diego. Water damage is no laughing matter.  It costs businesses and homeowners millions and millions of dollars a year in lost revenue and time.  If you do have water damage, you need to know who the best water remediation company in San Diego is, and that is SERVPRO of San Diego City SW: 1.) We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year2.) We are a IICRC Certified firm, which means we've been recognized as being a top provider in the restoration and cleaning business3.) We are licensed, bonded and insured - which is a requirement by the California State Contractors Board4.) We'll bill your insurance company directly and alleviate some headache and hassle off your plate by dealing with a claims adjuster Water damage is no laughing matter. Water damages cost business and
homeowners millions of dollars a year in lost revenue and time. We don’t wish
water damage on anyone but if you need to, you know to call the experts. Call Serv-
pro. We are available day and night to help you out. We will come to your place of
business or home within an hour to extract the water. We only use the latest and
greatest in state-of-the-art equipment.
SERVPRO San Diego SW is here to help you with all your commercial remediation and
restoration needs.  Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.  

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Handling HOA Water Issues

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is honored to be on the fall cover of the San Diego Community Association Institute's magazine.  To learn more about SERVPRO of San Diego City SW and our various other SERVPRO locations throughout San Diego County, click this link to read the entire issue.

A small snippet of the article is below for your reading as well.

Founded in 2015 by San Diego residents and childhood best friends, Benjamin Sussman and
Jordan Katz, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW & Centre City/Uptown has grown exponentially in that time. Ben comes from a construction background where he oversaw large remodels for a major American retailer, and Jordan previously worked for a SERVPRO location in Orange
County. In 2017, Ben’s wife, Lisa, joined the team at a pivotal time to oversee client retention
and business development, having come from a finance company where she was overseeing sales
and marketing.


Initially operating out of Ben and Lisa’s 2-bedroom house in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego, the company had a physical warehouse and office within 6 months, and now five years later has two state-of-the-art facilities in central San Diego.


“Our first SERVPRO franchise territory covers downtown San Diego. Working day in and day
out in the San Diego high-rises downtown, we learned very quickly the importance of fast
response time, offering superior customer service, cleanliness, and learning the ins and outs of HOA work,” said Ben. “Thanks to that knowledge and always doing our best on each job, we have since acquired 3 additional franchise territories here in San Diego County.”

Defensible Space for Fire Prevention in San Diego?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

A city backyard is shown with dead grasses and combustible materials. We are fire damage restoration specialists in San Diego City.

Fire Season in San Diego

The backyard in this picture is a fire waiting to happen. Once vegetation dies, like the dead grasses in this picture, they become easy fuel for any wayward spark or ember. Dry weather combined with combustible organic materials like fallen leaves, dead grasses, and even outdoor patio furniture cushions can be great fuel for fires. You can protect your home from fire damage by creating defensible space around your structures. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has seen the destruction that fire can cause to property and offers these tips for creating a defensible space around your property from the County of San Diego and the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Clear combustible vegetation in a 100-foot radius from any structure
  • Replace mulch with noncombustible mulch products like rock
  • Keep rain gutters free of debris and use metal rain gutters
  • Implement a maintenance strategy to keep the zone clear of dead plant materials

Call Us Today

In the event your San Diego home or business gets damaged by a fire, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® We have a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to any size fire damage emergency. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Climbing the Dirty Walls in Logan Heights?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

An orange-gloved hand is shown scrubbing a wall in a commercial building with a scrub brush. We are commercial cleaning experts in San Diego.

Dirt Gets Everywhere

It never ceases to amaze me. Dirt manages to go places in my building I never thought it could go. Whoever thought the ceiling could get dirty? I discovered this when I was getting ready to repaint my office complex. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) had not been properly maintained and it had distributed dirt, dust, and who knows what all over my walls and ceilings. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW came to my rescue and sent a team of highly trained technicians out to professionally clean all of my walls, ceilings, and floors. I was able to keep to my painting schedule and the paint adhered to the clean walls and ceilings beautifully. They also inspected and cleaned my air ducts and HVAC unit!

Routine Cleaning Regimen

After I had my office repainted, I understood the value and benefit of having my office complex on a routine deep cleaning schedule. Now I have my walls, ceilings and floors professionally cleaned every 12 months and I have my HVAC system inspected at the same time.

Call Us Today

If your downtown commercial business needs commercial cleaning services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean restore your commercial property in Logan Heights “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

New Defensive Cleaning Program in the Gas Lamp Quarter?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Highly magnified images of viral pathogens and microbial growths cover the image. Is your San Diego business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

San Diego County Sees Record Breaking Number of COVID-19 Cases

With the recent spike in cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in San Diego County, it is more important than ever to adhere to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to protect yourself and others from infection. According to a San Diego news report, on July 28 there were 498 new positive COVID-19 tests, a new record for the county. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW understands how important it is critical for businesses to maintain a clean, infection-free environment for their customers and employees in the Gas Lamp Quarter. With this new standard of cleaning in mind, we are offering businesses and retail locations a new defensive cleaning program to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

What does it mean to be Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned? It means that your business has been deep cleaned through our viral pathogen cleaning program and has been certified with a propriety Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield signage telling your customers the date that your business has had all of its touchpoints, heavy traffic areas, tools, equipment, nonporous, and porous surfaces cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized with hospital-grade cleaning products approved by the CDC.

Call Us Today

Call SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW today at 619-269-5004 to get a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation. We’ll clean and disinfect your business in the Gas Lamp Quarter “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW protects San Diego from all kinds of storm damage

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

dark clouds of a hurricane vortex Tropical storms and hurricanes can’t defeat SERVPRO of San Diego City SW

Storms, Severe Storms, and Hurricanes

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is an expert on restoring property from storm damage.

It can be overwhelming to look at a water-logged building, but the only thing homeowners and business owners need to know is to call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW at (619) 269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has 24-hour emergency service, Sunday through Saturday, including holidays and weekends.

Impress the Neighbors with your Knowledge

  1. Whatever happens, remember: SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Here to Help®.
  2. The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has a Flood Map Service Center. Enter a location and find out which areas are most likely to flood.
  3. A storm becomes “severe” at wind speeds of 58 mph.
  4. San Diego is more likely to get hit by a tropical storm than by a hurricane.
  5. The difference is that the wind speeds for hurricanes have to be at least 74 mph, so at 73 mph, the storm is a “tropical storm.”
  6. A difference of 1 mph isn’t all that comforting.
  7. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW restores property to preloss conditions.
  8. Storm hazards can include:  hail, lightning, flash floods, low visibility from rain.
  9. Tropical storm and hurricane hazards include the above, as well as: larger hail, inland flooding, and tornadoes.
  10. A severe storm caused the Great Flood of 1862. It remains the largest known flood in the histories of California, Nevada, and Oregon.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROsandiegocitysw.com/storm-flooding-restoration

High Rise Building Damage in San Diego?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

San Diego skyline on a summer day No job is too big in the Gas Lamp Quarter.

Chosen Mitigation Partner for Downtown San Diego

Property damage can happen at any time for any reason in San Diego, and when it does, you can count on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to help you with the initial cleanup and restoration process through to the completion of the job to return the damage done to your commercial property or business back to pre-damage condition. We will also help with the insurance process and paperwork. We have been serving the downtown San Diego community for years and can be onsite quickly to provide these services and more:

  • Water damage cleanup, including water extraction services
  • Fire, smoke, soot damage cleanup
  • Emergency board-ups
  • Mold remediation
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Contents cleaning and pack out, pack back services
  • Reconstruction

We work with many downtown businesses, government agencies, high-rise buildings, and more and work on commercial properties of all sizes including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

If your commercial property needs restoration and reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean  your property damage in the Gas Lamp Quarter “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Tsunami in San Diego?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A large Tsunami wave is shown ready to crash onto the shoreline. Storm damage can take many forms in the Gas Lamp Quarter.

Tsunami’s Happen in San Diego

In February a powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Chile caused Tsunami warnings to be in effect for the western coast of the Pacific Ocean all the way up to San Diego and north to Santa Monica. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), a tsunami is a series of waves caused by earthquakes or undersea volcanic eruptions. As the waves travel inland, the waves build and become larger the closer they get to the shore. Fortunately for San Diego residents, SERVPRO® of San Diego City  SW has years of experience dealing with all kinds of storm damage and no job is too big. Here are some safety measures you can take if you are under a Tsunami warning in the Gas Lamp Quarter:

  • First, protect yourself from an Earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On.
  • Get to high ground as far inland as possible
  • Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters
  • Listen to emergency information and alert
  • Evacuate: DO NOT wait!
  • Leave as soon as you see any natural signs of a tsunami or receive an official tsunami warning
  • If you are in a boat, go out to sea

Call Us Today

If you experience storm damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your storm damage in the Gas Lamp Quarter “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Monsoon Moisture and Thunderstorms in San Diego?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

The southern Pacific Ocean and coastline is shown with heavy clouds above, hinting at storms to come. Thunderstorms are known to happen in San Diego in the Summer.

North American Monsoon

Did you know that monsoon moisture from Mexico can contribute to summer thunderstorms in San Diego? According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), an intraseasonal weather system, called a Madden-Julian Oscillation pattern, can have a significant impact on regions that experience rainy seasons during the Summer, which in turn can impact rainfall in the San Diego region. Last year we experienced thunderstorms from the desert regions all the way to the coast that caused flash flooding and closed roadways. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has years of experience working on storm damage cleanup and restoration jobs all over the city and offers some tips from the National Weather Service to stay safe in the event you are caught in a severe thunderstorm:

  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to get struck by lightning
  • Stay inside a sturdy building or shelter that can protect you from lightning, hail, and damaging winds
  • Stay away from windows
  • Bring your pets inside
  • Postpone outdoor activities until the storm has passed

Call Us Today

If your San Diego home or business suffers storm damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.