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Soot-Damaged Ceiling in Sherman Heights?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is cleaning a soot-damaged ceiling. We clean and restore fire, smoke, and soot damage in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring fire, smoke, and soot damage in Sherman Heights for many years. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. After we complete the water removal and drying process, we perform the following:

Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When you have fire damage in your Sherman Heights home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Worst Flooding in San Diego History?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain falls during a severe storm. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been mitigating and restoring storm damage for San Diegans for many years. We haven’t seen anything like the Flash Flood of 1821 recently. Here’s what happened that year:

That September, a wall of water cascaded down the steep mountain slopes of the east county and filled Mission Valley overnight. Orange objects bobbed up and down like corks on the fast-moving current: ripe pumpkins, hundreds of them, snatched from the fields of El Cajon Valley. The torrent was so strong it forged a levee of silt along its southern shore. It closed the channel to San Diego Bay and changed its course to Mission Bay. Since the day before had been clear, no one expected such a sudden, overwhelming deluge.

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No matter how big the job is, we have the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and restore flood damage. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

When you have a storm damage emergency in your San Diego home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Microwave Fire in Logan Heights?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A microwave oven sits on a counter in a kitchen. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring fire damage in the Logan Heights area of San Diego for many years. Microwave ovens are convenient and used by many to reheat and cook food, but improper use can cause fire damage. Here are some microwave oven safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • PURCHASE a microwave oven that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Make sure to complete and return the product registration card. This way, the manufacturer can reach you if there is a recall on the product.
  • PLUG the microwave oven directly into the wall outlet — never use an extension cord
  • MAKE sure the microwave oven is at a safe height, within easy reach of all users
  • OPEN food slowly, away from the face. Hot steam or the food itself can cause burns.
  • FOOD heats unevenly in microwave ovens. Stir and test before eating or giving to children.
  • NEVER heat a baby bottle in the microwave. Since a microwave oven heats unevenly, it can create hot pockets, leading to burns. Warm the baby bottle in a bowl of warm, not hot or boiling, water, or by running it under the tap.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency in your Logan Heights home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Washing Machine Flood in Sherman Heights?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A washing machine supply line is shown. Our San Diego team is highly trained and certified to restore water damage.

Sherman Heights needs to know.

I was doing laundry and chores around the house when I heard the sounds of water running down my stairs. Oh no. It had to be my washing machine. Sure enough, water was shooting out of the wall through the damaged hose. The water damaged the laundry room, hallway, and stairs. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW. It was the best call I ever made!

The SERVPRO technicians arrived quickly and immediately went to work. They extracted the water and set up powerful air movers and blowers to remove the excess moisture from the floors and air. They monitored and documented the drying process and cleaned and deodorized the damaged areas. They replaced the supply line hose, and now you would never know I had a waterfall on my stairs!

SERVPRO Water 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

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in your Sherman Heights home or commercial business, you can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Property Damage Restoration Teams in Golden Hill?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

A person is studying in a computer room. Our San Diego team is highly trained and certified in property damage restoration.

Golden Hill needs to know about our highly trained team!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW invests heavily in training, certification, and ongoing education for our team members. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Here is some information from our website about our training programs:

The Employee Certification Training is a self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after the successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

A 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new franchise owners and covers many restoration topics:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise’s employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

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SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call in Golden Hill. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Commercial Business in the Gaslamp Quarter?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A businesswoman is giving a thumbs up. We restore damage for San Diego businesses 24-hours a day.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been helping businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter with their restoration needs for many years. We work with many different types of companies and in many different kinds of buildings and workplaces.

  • 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 and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Here’s a recent Google review from one of our commercial real estate management companies:

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was the best remediation team I have ever worked with. Unfortunately, it is something I am used to dealing with when working in commercial real estate management. These guys are top-notch! Responsive, quick, and quality work and skills. I really enjoyed working with the entire staff, from the guys on the site to accounting. Highly recommend their service to anyone looking. Tiffany Reck

BONUS: They will work directly with your insurance team, so you don’t have to!

Services: Flooring, Mold inspection, Water damage cleanup, Plumbing, Painting

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call. We’ll clean and restore your commercial property damage in the Gaslamp Quarter, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Golden Hill?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A roof has some damaged shingles. San Diegans trust us to restore storm damage 24-hours a day!

Although San Diego is known for having some of the best weather in the world, storms and severe weather does happen in San Diego. We get Santa Ana winds, atmospheric rivers, thunderstorms and monsoonal moisture from the Pacific hurricane season. We have had tsunami warnings and high ocean tides. Winter weather is upon us in Golden Hill and SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants everyone to be prepared for storms. Here are some tips for protecting yourself from winter weather from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping
  • Learn how to keep pipes from freezing
  • Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power
  • Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication
  • Remember the needs of your pets
  • Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights
  • If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact theLow Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians can help. We are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Golden Hill, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Portable Heater Fire in Logan Heights?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A portable space heater is shown. San Diegans trust us to restore their fire damage 24-hours a day!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW offer these heating safety tips to Logan Heights residents from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Install wood-burning stoves following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Call Us!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians can help. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

High Water Bill in East Village?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of a water meter is shown. San Diegans can count on us to restore water damage 24-hours a day!

Does your water bill seem higher than usual? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), minor water leaks account for more than one trillion gallons of water wasted in United States homes each year. Many water leaks are not visible, and even minor water leaks can cause significant damage to a home over time. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW uses advanced technology and techniques to locate and identify hidden water leaks in homes and businesses.

The EPA offers this helpful leak detection information:

  • A good method to check for leaks is to examine your winter water use. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
  • To check for a toilet bowl leak, 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.

Call Us!

If you suspect a hidden water leak in your East Village home or business, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians can help. Using advanced technology and techniques, we’ll help you locate and restore the water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dirty Restaurant in the Gas Lamp Quarter?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A picture of the Gas Lamp Quarter of San Diego is shown. We provide commercial deep cleaning services in San Diego.

My Gas Lamp Quarter restaurant was looking tired. The floors and upholstery had taken on a dull sheen. There was also a discernable stale smell I couldn’t place. I called SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW, and they sent a team over to deep clean the dining, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. Every surface and piece of furniture and equipment was deep cleaned. Now my restaurant looks and smells great!

Even if you have a routine janitorial service, you may notice that your business is beginning to look dingy.  Some cleaning products can build up over time and cause surfaces and fabrics to look dull. We offer a full range of commercial cleaning services to keep your business looking its best. The cleaning products we use are environmentally friendly and approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us Today!

When your Gas Lamp Quarter business or home needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians will restore the sparkle to your business, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.