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Wind Damage in Logan Heights?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A tree is shown being buffeted by strong winds. We are storm damage restoration specialists in San Diego.

Strong Winds Can Cause Property Damage

San Diego is no stranger to strong winds. Last month we saw a record-setting Artic air mass from the Rockies and Great Basin cause some of the strongest Santa Ana winds to blow through the southern California region. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA), Santa Ana winds are “Strong down slope winds that blow through the mountain passes in southern California. These winds, which can easily exceed forty miles per hours, are warm and dry and can severely exacerbate brush or forest fires, especially under drought conditions.” SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has seen firsthand the damage strong winds and storm damage can do to property in the Logan Heights area, and our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams quickly, so we can arrive and immediately begin securing the property and repairing the damage.

If you experience property damage from high winds or any other type of bad weather, we have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate the damage and restore your home or business back to preloss condition quickly and efficiently.

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When you need residential or commercial storm damage restoration services in Logan Heights, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW  is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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

Clogged Rain Gutter in Logan Heights?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A person is shown cleaning debris out of a clogged rain gutter. We are water damage specialists in San Diego.

A Little Prevention. . .

Have you inspected your rain gutters lately? Rain is expected to fall in San Diego County, and Logan Heights residents can take extra steps now to prevent water damage from seeping into your home from clogged rain gutters! When rain gutters get clogged and water cannot drain through them properly, they overflow and saturate the ground beneath them. This can cause pools of water to form that will penetrate and seep into any cracks in the concrete of your home’s foundation, which can cause structural damage, in some cases, making the house shift under its weight.

Clogged rain gutters can cause:

  • Roof leaks
  • Damage to Siding
  • Gutter damage
  • Foundation Damage
  • Landscape Damage

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to all kinds of water damage emergencies. Our water restoration specialists are specialty trained and certified and advanced technology is used to extract any standing water and completely dry, disinfect, sanitize, and deodorize the damaged area.

Call Us Today!

When you experience water damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day and are typically on-site within four hours of your call to immediately begin the restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Rain Coming to San Diego?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A designated parking space is partially covered in water in a flooded parking garage.  We are storm damage restoration specialists in downtown San Diego.

Stormy Days Ahead

Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported the first rainstorms of the season for San Diego on November 19. Snow levels dropped below 5000 feet, and flash flood warnings remained in effect for some areas. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW

has been mitigating flooding and other storm damage emergencies in downtown San Diego for years. Our team is required to undergo initial and continuous training to stay up to speed with technological advances, new industry standards, and best practices. Our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams quickly, often arriving on-site and working alongside first responders.

Because we are part of a network of over 1700 franchises nationwide, no job is too big. We can access the resources and personnel of these franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to the Disaster Recovery Teams, elite teams specializing in mitigating major storm and disaster events all across the nation including, most recently:

  • 2020 California wildfires
  • 2019 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, and Rita

Call Us Today

When you need residential or commercial storm damage restoration services in San Diego, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW  is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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

Property Damage in San Diego?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

The San Diego city skyline is shown with lots of tall buildings on a sunny day.   We provide many commercial restoration services in downtown San Diego.

Community Partners

Did you know that SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is the chosen mitigation partner for many HOA companies and high-rises in downtown San Diego? We also work with property management companies, insurance companies, and government entities. We work all over San Diego and have extensive experience restoring property damage in buildings of all kinds and 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

Our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams of highly trained technicians at any time of the day or night. We understand the importance of getting a property back up and running as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to your employees and customers or tenants is critical, so we work with this in mind. Our commercial services include:

We also provide commercial cleaning services that go beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service as follows:

Call Us Today

When you need commercial restoration services in San Diego, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW  is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW handles current-era water damage

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Arizona rock formation, “The Wave.” If water damage looked this good, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW wouldn’t do restoration.

Water damage

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is a powerhouse of expertise when it comes to repairing water damage, but we’re still impressed by the amount of damage even a little bit of water can do.

When equipment failure turns an office into a water park or water from a broken pipe warps a kitchen floor, call us at 619-269-5004. We offer 24-hour emergency service, every day with no exceptions.

It could be worse

While no one at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW understands why misery is supposed to make anyone feel better; someone’s parents always insist it is true. In that spirit, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW brings…

Epic Water damage  

We’ve mentioned it before, and we’ll mention it again: The Grand Canyon. Leave the water running for a couple of billion years and look what happens. It’s spectacular. It’s a relief no one wants to undo the erosion.

The Wave (in Arizona) is a stunning rock formation caused by rain, other runoff, and wind. If water damage could sculpt this kind of beauty out of San Diego buildings, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW might have to get into the business of destruction and out of the business of restoration.

The deceptively named Bryce Canyon in Utah is not a canyon. It is a series of tall structures formed by eons of water erosion. The views are gorgeous, but the lack of flat surfaces makes it difficult to house a family or build a business.

When the water damage isn’t geological…

Call us at 619-269-5004.

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

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW Won’t Let Fire Damage Hound Your Property

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Dalmatian on a greenish blue background SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW spotted this dog online

A Worst-case Scenario

If a fire or its byproducts (such as smoke, soot, or water from the fire-fighting efforts) damages a home or business in San Diego, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has 24-hour emergency service, every day of the year. We will do our best to restore everything to pre-damage condition.

Call us at today at 619-269-5004.

Ever wonder how Dalmatians become associated with fire departments?

When we don’t need fire fighters to rescue us, we like to imagine their Dalmatian dogs jumping onto the engines, wagging their tails, and showing off their spots. How did these dogs become associated with firefighting?

Anyone who has had Dalmatians (or seen that movie) knows these dogs are fast, energetic, and beautiful. Back in Europe in the 1700s, wealthy people had Dalmatians run alongside their horse-drawn coaches to keep the paths clear.

When towns and cities started organizing fire departments, the fire fighters used Dalmatians for the same reason, and also to keep the horses calm near the fire. As a side benefit, the Dalmatians kept the fire stations free of rats.

Dalmatians were perfect dogs for the fire-fighting companies. They were – and are -- energetic, loyal, and have endurance. Some departments still keep Dalmatians as mascots. Not even Dalmatians can keep up with engine-powered vehicles, so any fire departments that keep a Dalmatian do so for the company, and perhaps the “gosh, that’s a cute dog” factor.

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

Sewage Leak Gone to the Dogs in the Gaslamp Quarter?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

A dog is shown wearing black-rimmed eyeglasses and is sitting on the toilet while reading the newspaper. Sewage leaks are nothing to bark about in San Diego.

Sewage Leaks Happen

You never know when a sewage leak might happen, and when it does, you need to get professional help. Water leaks fall into three types of contaminated water:

  • Category 1: “Clean Water”
  • Category 2: “Gray Water”
  • Category 3: “Black Water”

Sewage leaks fall into the “black water” category as the water is highly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or even death if ingested. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to sewage wastewater can increase the chance for microbial exposure that can compromise your health. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been serving the San Diego community for years and has mitigated sewage spills of all kinds, both residential and commercial.

Sewage backups must be considered as emergencies and should be dealt with as soon as possible. Our water restoration specialists are specialty trained and certified to clean and restore black water emergencies safely.

Call Us Today

When you experience a sewage backup in your home or business, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day and are typically on-site within four hours of your call to immediately begin the sewage mitigation process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean and restore your sewage backup in the Gaslamp Quarter, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Halloween Fire in Logan Heights?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Strings of party lights and two carved pumpkins with menacing faces, illuminated by candle flames, are shown on a table We are fire damage restoration experts.

Spooked by Halloween Fire Damage?

It’s that time of year again, and with Halloween occurring in the time of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, it is a safe bet that there will be smaller parties held in people’s homes, and fewer kids will be going door to door to trick or treat with their friends.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2013 and 2017, Halloween decorations catching on fire caused an average of 780 home fires each year. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been providing fire cleanup and restoration services to the Logan Heights community for years and has seen the aftermath of home fires of all sizes and causes. Our technicians are fire and water damage specialists and are committed to providing the highest level of service while we restore your fire damage to preloss condition. Our technicians are trained in:

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

Call Us Today

When you experience a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® From the moment you contact us, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your fire damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Water Leak in Logan Heights?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A water drop is shown falling into a pool of water. Check you homeowners insurance policy to see what types of water damage are covered under your policy in San Diego.

Little leaks Can Add Up

Did you know that water damage coverage under a homeowner’s insurance policy varies depending on the cause of the damage? In a recent article, Allstate Insurance describes the types of water damage that will and will not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. For instance, water damage caused by a slow leak or a leaky toilet due to poor maintenance will not be covered, but water damage caused by burst pipes and hoses will. Thankfully, locally owned and operated SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring water damage in the Logan Heights area for years.

Highly Trained Team

Our team of highly trained technicians is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to any size water damage emergency. Our technicians are certified in water damage restoration by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We provide continuous education opportunities to all of our staff to help them stay current with industry standards and best practices.

Call Us Today

When your home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® From the moment you contact us, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your water damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.”

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

My employees think we may have mold, what do I do?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of an HVAC system. This photo shows mold surrounding an HVAC system in downtown San Diego. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW performed mold remediation for this unit.

If your employees are suffering from allergies or sneezing a lot indoors, they may be reporting a suspected mold or mildew issue.  This is where SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can help. While we are not an air quality hygienist, we do have many environmental hygienist companies we work with, so we would be able to refer you to one to take air samples to help determine whether there is an elevated mold spore count indoors versus outdoors.  Many people may not know that mold is present in our everyday lives, it's just a matter of whether those levels are elevated or considered normal. If you think you have mold problem in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is here to help.  We have decades of experience handling mold and water damage issues, and our technicians are IICRC certified and on standby 24/7/365 to help. Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.