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How to clean an apartment fire in San Diego

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to clean an apartment fire in San Diego The damage to an apartment unit in South Bay San Diego from an electrical fire. The property owner's insurance agent recommended they call our team.

So your apartment unit or apartment building you manage had a "small" fire and you are wondering whether or not you need full remediation services. There's no easy answer to this because it depends on so many things, including, what burned? How long did it burn for? And more.

What we can say is that SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the chosen smoke/fire cleanup provider for many customers and insurance carriers here in San Diego, and we will always come out for free to give you your best options and provide you with an estimate when necessary.

If you had a small stove fire with no lingering smoke or soot damage, then chances are you can open the windows and the odor will dissipate. Often though, especially with electrical fires, the damage is far more widespread than what meets the eye, and it's very important to call in a trusted team who can give you options and hold your hand through the process.

We make it our mission to help you restore your property to pre-damage condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Water Damage Medical Building Hillcrest

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Medical Building Hillcrest A medical building in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is quickly becoming the go-to restoration contractor of choice for medical buildings and hospitals in San Diego County.

On a Monday morning last month we got a call from a building engineer at a medical facility building in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego who had come into work Monday morning to find significant water damage from a supply line leak on the third floor, affecting units all the way down to the ground level.

Our team was onsite within an hour setting up temporary power (the generator that we personally own), as well as handling water extraction and dehumidifier equipment setup. 

This photo shows the "during" process of the job, where we had to do some demolition throughout the building, though we saved as many materials as we could. This shows a section of drywall that we had to remove, as well as our drying equipment to dry the wood framing.

The building engineer was incredibly pleased with the level of service and attention our team paid to his building, and even called us 2 weeks later when they had another very small water damage issue, thankfully for them.

When you or your team need the top commercial water damage cleanup team in San Diego, call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

Severe Storm Damage Cleanup Experts in San Diego

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Storm Damage Cleanup Experts in San Diego A scene from Louisiana in 2016.

Thankfully, San Diego doesn't experience severe storm damage situations. Unlike our friends down south and back east, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and extreme water damage due to rains and floodings is not common in our part of the country.

But that doesn't stop our team from being "all hands on deck" when our friends in other areas of the States suffer from catastrophic storm damage.

Did you know that for the past several years, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has traveled to Louisiana, Texas, and Sonoma, California to assist with storm cleanup and fire/smoke/soot cleanup?

That's right. Members of our incredible team relocate for weeks or months at a time to assist homeowners and business owners at their time of need. Uprooting their lives, leaving behind families, because they know how important it is to serve and help when offered a chance.

It's a core value that is built into the principles of our business, started by Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz, the owners of our company.

So when you're looking for who to let into your home, choose the good guys! That's us.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.

Significant Water Damage to Medical Clinic in Escondido

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Significant Water Damage to Medical Clinic in Escondido A photo of the hallway at a medical clinic in Escondido, San Diego, CA.

This was a significant water damage claim due to a toilet flap being stuck open over a weekend, and the facilities team coming in on Monday morning to a mess of water.

Having worked with SERVPRO of San Diego City SW in the past, the team immediately knew who to call to ensure they were in the best hands when facing damage of this size.

We worked hand-in-hand with the facilities team of the medical building, walking them through best practices, daily updates, and explaining what the entire process would and should look like.

We got the biggest compliment to our team and service when they asked if we'd be willing to travel across country when other losses happen to their properties. Of course we said yes!

When you are facing water damage at your residence or business, call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

How do I remove mold?

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How do I remove mold? Surface mold at a property in San Diego, California.

At least several times a week we get phone calls for mold remediation estimates. And, by the way, we do free inspections! When we do get those calls, pretty much 9 times out of 10, when someone suspects they have mold, they do have mold.

By the time you suspect mold damage in your San Diego business or home, you probably either see it or smell it. Mold has a very strong odor, and can be bothersome for many.

The important thing to know is that with SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, you are in great hands when it comes to mold remediation.

Our team can come onsite and give you a free inspection and provide you with an estimate, discuss what the process would look like and all  the steps involved, and then at the end of the job, a mold clearance test would need to be performed to show you that we did everything properly.

If you suspect you have mold and you are in San Diego County, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW at 619-269-5004.

When Storm Damage Disrupts Your Life

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storm Damage Disrupts Your Life Two of the vehicles in our fleet.

In San Diego, unexpected storm damage doesn't happen often, but it definitely can and does happen. Last summer in Chula Vista, an unexpected 10 minute torrential downpour flooded a commercial property over a weekend, when the roof had been being worked on - to the tune of thousands of dollars in damages.

Luckily, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was called and we responded to the job within 30 minutes. We worked hand-in-hand with the contractors and building officials on the scope and the process, we brought in our generator for temporary power to run the equipment, and we helped the contractors meet their project deadline, saving them thousands of dollars.

If unexpected storm damage strikes your business or home, call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We're here to make it "Like it never even happened."

My Business Flooded. Who Do I Call?

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage affecting your business can be very scary. As much as 50% of businesses never recover from an unexpected disaster. That's where we come in.

When you choose a water cleanup or fire cleanup provider, you want to make sure you select someone you can trust. When you choose SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, you're choosing a company that's licensed, bonded, insured, and has a trusted reputation among the community, the nation, and insurance carriers alike.

Our team will arrive onsite within an hour to help mitigate damage, and get right to work with water extraction if needed. 

We will hold your hand every step of the way, and we will work always do the right thing. It's our guarantee! 

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're the guys that hospitals, restaurants, HOAs, medical buildings and clinics, and others choose to do their emergency water cleanup.

We can be reached at 619-269-5004, 24/7/365.

Can I Clean A Sewage Backup Myself?

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

So you just came home from vacation to find that your sewer backed up through one of your drains and has damaged your floor and your walls. Instead of calling a cleanup crew, you wonder if you can just clean it up on your own.

 The answer is: no. Home and business owners don't typically have the necessary tools and expertise to handle a sewer backup repair or cleanup. Sewage contains all kinds of toxins and hazardous waste, which can cause serious health problems if you don't have the appropriate gear. That's where we come in. If your sewer causes a backup, call the trusted experts, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, now.  We can be reached 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We'll clean it all up and make your property look "Like it never even happened."

Is mold removal covered by homeowners insurance?

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

We get a number of calls each week from San Diego homeowners concerned that they may have mold. The truth is, 9 times out of 10, if you suspect you have mold, you do. By that time, you probably have noticed a musty smell, or even potentially have seen mold growth on your walls or personal items.

 The next usual question is - well is this going to be covered by my homeowner's insurance? And that's a tricky question to answer, because there's no firm answer either way! Sometimes mold removal and remediation is covered by your homeowner's policy if it was caused by a "covered peril", lii=ke sudden water damage, otherwise more than likely the answer is going to be no. If you suspect you have a mold problem though, don't hesitate to give our team a call. This is our specialty after all, and we offer free on site assessments to help you determine a path forward.  Simply call the SERVPRO of San Diego City SW office at 619-269-5004, and one of our team members would be happy to schedule a free mold walk through assessment. Then, we can provide you with a free estimate and talk to you about your options.

Catastrophic Storm Damage Cleanup Crew in California

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Catastrophic Storm Damage Cleanup Crew in California A photo of just some of the fleet of SERVPRO vehicles during a catastrophic storm. We're your experts during times of disaster in recovery.

When catastrophic and unexpected storms hit our beautiful country, SERVPRO, including SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, has your back.

As a national brand that you know and trust, our over 1,700 independently owned and franchises, come together to help rebuild the devastation that nature causes.

We are proud to be one of the SERVPRO franchises that has traveled not only to Louisiana, but to Texas, during times of severe water damage due to hurricanes, and then to Sonoma, California with the wildfires that ravaged the area in fall 2017.

When storm damage strikes your business or residence, rest assured our entire team is dedicated to making the unexpected damage "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004. When your property is facing an emergency, we can usually arrive onsite within one hour.