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What is the Process for Removing Mold From My Home in Logan Heights?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on a wall inside a house. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation services in San Diego.

Our San Diego City, South West team restores mold damage in Logan Heights using this comprehensive process:

Mold Remediation Process

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs or require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

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Our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help® when your Logan Heights home or business has a mold problem. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Summer Storm Causes Flooding in Commercial Properties in San Diego?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

A view of downtown San Diego is shown. We restore commercial storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

This summer, San Diego has experienced thunder and rain from monsoonal moisture moving over our region. Flash flood warnings and watches were issued in many parts of San Diego County. Our San Diego City, South West team is a trusted leader in commercial storm damage restoration services. Here are some things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

Storm damage can happen to businesses and homes throughout the year in San Diego. Our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® when you have a storm or flooding emergency. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Monsoonal Moisture Brings Summer Rain to San Diego?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

A car drives through the rain from monsoonal moisture. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is a trusted leader in storm damage restoration services. August has brought unexpected thunder and rain throughout San Diego County, with flash flood warnings and watches issued in many parts of the county.

The North American Monsoon Season lasts from June 15 until September 30 in the Southwestern United States. Sometimes monsoonal moisture carries over to Southern California as it did in August. Here is some information about the North American Monsoon from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

North American Monsoon

  • High pressure south over Mexico with westerly flow aloft most of the year
  • High pressure moves north over Four Corners and brings moisture into the southwest
  • Generally weaker than the Asian Monsoon because the Mexican Plateau is not as high or as large

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Storms happen throughout the year in San Diego. When you suffer storm damage or flooding in your San Diego home or commercial business, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help. ®

Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. We will immediately tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements to secure the structure and begin the mitigation process to minimize the potential for secondary damage. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do if I Have a Water Damage Emergency in East Village?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

A large water stain is visible on a wall. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Water damage often occurs with little or no advanced warning in East Village. Pipes break, appliances fail, and sewers back up at all times of the day and night. Our San Diego City, South West team offers these tips from our website on things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When you discover water damage in your East Village home or commercial business, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Biohazard Contamination Closes Business in the Gaslamp Quarter?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

An employee places a “sorry we’re closed” sign on the front door of a commercial business. We are trained and certified to decontaminate biohazardous situations in San Diego.

With all of the different variants of the coronavirus, COVID-19, it’s never been more critical to consumer confidence for businesses to adhere to a higher standard of cleanliness.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to clean and restore areas contaminated by viral pathogens. Gaslamp Quarter businesses can rely on us to provide deep cleaning and decontamination services that exceed what a routine janitorial company can do. 

Our professionals will meet with you on site to evaluate your specific needs. We’ll take into consideration things like high-traffic areas and touchpoints and design a cleaning program tailored to your needs. We provide collateral and door emblems that tell your customers your business has been professionally cleaned to a higher standard of cleanliness.

We use our proprietary products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and high hospital-grade cleaning solutions and adhere to cleaning and decontamination standards established by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Call Us Today!

When you have COVID-19 or other biohazard exposure in your Gaslamp businesses or residence, we are Here to Help. ® You can rely on our highly trained and certified team of professionals in San Diego City, South West, to clean and decontaminate “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Wildfire Protection Tips for Encanto Residents?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Flying embers light up the night sky. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When you have a fire damage emergency in Encanto, our San Diego City South West team typically arrives on site within four hours of your call for help. Summer is here, and dry vegetation can ignite and spread rapidly. The San Diego County website offers information on creating defensible space around your home to protect it from wildfire damage. Clearing combustible vegetation and planting fire-resistant plants can help minimize wildfire risk.

Combustible vegetation is any material including dry grass, brush, weeds, litter, and waste that can catch fire easily in its natural state. 

Combustible vegetation can only be removed by mowing, cutting, and grazing as long as the root structure is left intact. Any trees you remove shall have the stumps cut no higher than 8 inches above the ground. The only exception would be an orchard, and orchard trees may have their stumps wholly removed. However, combustible vegetation can be replaced with fire-resistant plants.

Fire-resistant plants

  • Grow close to the ground
  • Have a low sap or resin content
  • Grow without accumulating dead branches, needles, or leaves
  • Are easily maintained and pruned
  • Are drought-tolerant

Call Us Today!

Encanto residents and businesses can trust our team of professionals at San Diego City, South West, to restore fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Leaking Air Conditioner Causing Water Damage in Sherman Heights?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water stains are visible on a ceiling. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in San Diego County!

Sherman Heights Locals Need to Know

Do you know that running your air conditioning system with the windows open can cause your air conditioning system to leak? I didn’t. One day I looked up and saw a large water spot on my ceiling; I couldn’t trace the leak to any plumbing issues and was stumped.

I called the local San Diego City South West team, and they discovered an overflowing drip pan caused the water leak. Yikes! Evidently, the air conditioner’s evaporator coil was clogged with dust and debris, causing the water in the condensation pan to overflow and leak onto the ceiling. The technicians fixed the air conditioning unit coil to prevent further damage. Once the area was completely dry, they replaced the drywall and insulation and repainted the ceiling. Now, you would never know I had water damage!

Water Damage 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!

Sherman Heights residents and businesses can trust our team of professionals at San Diego City, South West, to restore water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Praise for Local Cleanup and Restoration Services in East Village?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A happy customer is speaking on the phone. We aim for five-star reviews in San Diego County!

Our San Diego City, South West team are trusted leaders in property damage restoration services in East Village. Here are some recent Google reviews that say it all:

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

“Kiana Johnson was the job coordinator to have an appliance removed, and she had phenomenal customer service. Ms. Johnson was the utmost professional. I was a consumer with a lot of questions, and she answered all of them very timely and was knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using SERVPRO and working with Kiana Johnson.” Tracy Ross

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness, Value

“Our home had multiple pinhole pipe leaks in our downstairs living areas. Michael Lu at SERVPRO responded promptly to our distress calls, which gave me great comfort knowing he could be relied upon in our time of distress. His expertise greatly reduced what could have been major water damage to our home. My husband and I highly recommend his services.” Christine Ferrer

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

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East Village residents and  commercial businesses can trust our team of professionals at San Diego City, South West, to restore their property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.  

How Can I Determine If I Have Storm Damage In Sherman Heights?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Homeowners inspect their home’s exterior for storm damage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Most of the time, San Diegans enjoy a temperate climate and sunny skies. Still, San Diego County does experience inclement weather periodically that can cause structural damage to homes and businesses. Our San Diego City, South West team are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Sherman Heights. Once a storm passes, inspecting your home’s exterior for visible signs of storm damage is a good idea. If you discover any damage, make repairs right away. Here are some things to look for when inspecting your home or business for storm damage:

Visible signs of storm damage

  • Debris on the roof
  • Dents in your siding
  • Clogged or broken rain gutters
  • Visible damage to the roof facia
  • Visible signs of the roof flashing
  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Cracked, dented or lifted roof shingles
  • Missing roof shingles

After the storm, preventative maintenance

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Unclog rain gutters and remove any debris
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house

Call Us Today!

Sherman Heights residents and businesses can trust our team of professionals at San Diego City, South West, to restore storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in San Diego County?

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Storm clouds are moving over the city of San Diego, California. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Last month, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for San Diego. Our San Diego City, South West team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter. Safe shelters include homes, offices, shopping centers, and hard-top vehicles with the windows rolled up.

Crouching or getting low to the ground can reduce your chances of being struck but does not remove you from danger. If you are caught outside with no safe shelter nearby, the following actions may reduce your risk:

  • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges, or peaks
  • Never lie flat on the ground. Crouch down in a ball-like position with your head tucked and hands over your ears so that you are down low with minimal contact with the ground.
  • Never shelter under an isolated tree
  • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter
  • Immediately get out of and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (such as barbed wire fences, power lines, or windmills)

If you are in a group during a thunderstorm, separate from each other. This will reduce the number of injuries if lightning strikes the ground.

Call Us Today!

When you have storm damage in your San Diego home or commercial business, our San Diego City, South West team can help. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.