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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.

High Wind Warnings for San Diego?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Cumulonimbus clouds fill the sky. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day, every day. Last month, we experienced severe thunderstorms. Here is some information on wind alerts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away.
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us!

When your San Diego home or business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians can assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Outdoor Electrical Safety Tips for East Village?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A home is shown with outdoor lighting around trees and planter beds. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in San Diego County.

East Village residents and businesses love their outdoor spaces and use lighting to improve the look and safety of their homes and workplaces. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW offers these tips from the National Fire Protection Association for outdoor electrical safety:

Outside Electrical Work

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work
  • To prevent an electrical shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim any branches that might fall into electric wiring

Equipment Safety

  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use
  • Store your electrical tools indoors
  • Keep electric tools away from children
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clean
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace any damaged cords right away
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use

Call Us Today!

When your East Village home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians can assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Bathtub Leak in the Gaslamp Quarter?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A bathtub is filling with water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Tub trouble in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Brain fog is a real thing. I came home and ran the bathtub. My mom called and totally forgot about the bath running until I heard the sound of water cascading down the stairs. There was water everywhere, and I knew I had to act fast. My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW. The technicians arrived quickly and began the water removal process almost immediately.

They extracted the water by using powerful industrial strength wet/dry vacuums. This fast water removal process reduced the drying time and helped prevent secondary water damage, mold, and bacterial growth. They inspected the carpet and pad to determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor. Because the water was extracted so quickly, they did not have to remove my carpet or pad. They used moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters to measure the extent of moisture saturation and used an infrared camera to ensure there was no water behind walls and ceilings. Finally, they monitored and documented the drying process to ensure the areas were returned to normal moisture levels. Thank you, SERVPRO!

Call Us Today!

When your Gaslamp Quarter home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians can assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster To Any Size Disaster in Logan Heights?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A vehicle is traveling on the road at night. We respond to property damage emergencies day and night in San Diego County.

Disasters happen at all times of the day and night. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians are on-call and ready to respond at any time, 24-hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. Our immediate response time helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

We follow the one-four-eight-hour-rule, meaning:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

Property damage always comes with the need for fast response and action. Over the years, we have developed positive relationships with many insurance companies. We can also help you with the insurance process and paperwork. No matter what form of property damage you are facing, you can trust us to be with you every step of the way. We are always available to answer your questions and will keep you informed of our progress until the job is complete.

Call Us Today!

When your Logan Heights home or commercial business has fire, water, or another form of property damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians are available to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Property Damage in San Diego?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A contractor is reviewing building plans. We restore commercial property damage in San Diego County.

In many cases, building and reconstruction services will be necessary to restore a property to preloss condition. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring commercial damage for San Diego businesses for many years. We have a general contractor's license and can supervise building services. This gives our customers one convenient point of contact for the entire project, eliminating the headaches of managing a construction project.

General Contractor License #: 1037786

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space

We are a chosen mitigation partner for homeowners association (HOA) companies, high-rises in downtown San Diego, property management companies, insurance companies, government entities, and more. We have experience restoring property damage in many different commercial business settings:

  • 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

Call Us Today!

When your San Diego commercial business or home needs reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004. We'll restore your property damage, "Like it never even happened."

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Santa Ana Wind Season in Sherman Heights?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A child is cooling off with pouring water during a Santa Ana Wind event. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Santa Ana Winds begin in the year's cooler months. They being in October and end in May. These strong, hot seasonal winds are known to cause property damage. Last season the winds caused severe property damage and overturned a big semi-truck. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies in Sherman Heights each year. Here are some interesting facts about Santa Ana Winds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Santa Ana Winds

  • Occur when air from a region of high pressure over the dry, desert region of the southwestern United States flows westwards towards low pressure located off of the California coast
  • These dry winds flow east to west through the mountain passes in Southern California
  • These winds are most common from October to May
  • These winds feel warm or hot because as the cool desert air moves down the side of the mountain, it is compressed, causing the air temperature to rise
  • These strong winds can cause major property damage
  • These strong winds increased wildfire risk due to the dryness of the winds and their speed

Call Us Today!

When your Sherman Heights home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004. We'll restore your storm damage, "Like it never even happened."

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Safety Tips for East Village?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Trick-or-Treaters are shown. We restore fire damage in San Diego County.

The National Fire Protection Association is urging everyone to consider fire safety during Halloween celebrations. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to fire damage emergencies in East Village during the year and offer these safety tips:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
  • When using electrical lighting to decorate your home, make sure it is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

For families still planning to attend Halloween parties or go trick-or-treating:

  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric that could come in contact with open flames or other heat sources
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costumes

Call Us Today!

When your East Village home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dirty Dog Disaster in Encanto?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A very dirty little white dog is shown. We deep clean and deodorize pet messes in San Diego County.

Canine chaos reigns supreme in Encanto.

My little dog Smokey looks so harmless, but when he sees a mouse or rat, he goes berserk! I was giving him a bath outside when he spotted a mouse by the woodpile. He jumped out of the bath and started chasing the little mouse through the garden and into my house. Yikes! By the time I got him and the mouse outside, my house looked like a disaster zone. My couch and rugs were spotted with mud and that smelly dirty wet dog scent permeated the house. Yuck!

I called SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW and they sent a team out to clean my furniture and floors. They neutralized the dirty dog smell and now you would never know my house had been a doggy disaster zone.

SERVPRO Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors & Walls
  • Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Building Services
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business needs deep cleaning and deodorization services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean and restore your Encanto home, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.