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Mold Discovered in Water-Damaged Business in the Gaslamp Quarter?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a ceiling by an air vent. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation services in San Diego.

Often mold damage is a symptom of water damage. When it rains in San Diego, commercial properties may incur roof leaks or other forms of water intrusion. Even a small water leak can encourage mold growth, and once the mold begins to colonize, it can spread rapidly to other parts of the structure. Our local San Diego City, South West team mitigates and remediates mold problems in commercial buildings quickly and efficiently in the Gaslamp Quarter. During the inspection and assessment process, we will locate the sources of the excess water and make repairs to discourage the mold from returning after the mold is removed. Here are some tips from our website on things you can and should not do if you find mold:

What to Do

  • Stay out of the affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact our San Diego City, South West for mold remediation services

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

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When your commercial business or home in the Gaslamp Quarter has a mold problem, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Parts of San Diego Flooded By Heavy Rain?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

A powerful rainstorm is seen over the ocean. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego County.

Last month, a massive storm brought rain, snow, wind, and hail to San Diego County, with San Diego city receiving close to two inches of rain. Some roads were closed due to flooding. Our local San Diego City, South West team has been responding to storm damage emergencies for many years. We know that our fast emergency response time is key to avoiding more severe damage in many cases. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses these terms to describe flood warnings:

Flood Watch

  • Be Prepared. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will happen, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flood Warning is issued when a hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flash Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood-prone area, move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

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When your home or commercial business in San Diego has storm damage, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Heating Equipment Fire in East Village Home?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A space heater heats a room. We restore fire damage 24 hours a day in San Diego.

Our local San Diego City, South West team wants everyone to be safe around heating equipment. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) offers the following tips for staying safe around space heaters.

Space Heater Safety Tips

  • Make sure your space heater has a label that is recognized by a testing laboratory. 
  • Before using any space heater, read the manufacturer’s instructions and warning labels carefully.
  • Inspect heaters for cracked or broken plugs or loose connections before each use. If frayed, worn, or damaged, do not use the heater.
  • Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep, and don’t let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
  • Never use a space heater to warm bedding, cook food, dry clothing, or thaw pipes
  • Heaters must be kept at least three feet away from anything that can burn, including papers, clothing and rugs.
  • Locate space heaters out of high traffic areas and doorways where they may pose a tripping hazard.
  • Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.
  • Place space heaters on level, flat surfaces.
  • Always unplug and safely store the heater when it is not in use

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When your home or commercial business in East Village has a fire damage emergency, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Are the Top Causes of Water Damage in Sherman Heights?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

A pipe on top of a water heater is leaking. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

Water damage is the most common form of property damage in the United States. Our local San Diego City, South West team often responds to water damage emergencies in Sherman Heights. Our team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the United States experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.

The most common causes of water damage are:

  • Severe weather
  • Clogged gutters
  • Leaking pipes
  • Washing machine water supply line leaks
  • Condensation from air conditioners
  • Blocked drains
  • Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
  • Leaking water heaters

Here are some more facts about water damage:

  • 98 percent of basements in the United States will experience some form of water damage during their lifespans
  • 37 percent of homeowners in the United States claim to have suffered losses from water damage
  • 5 billion is the annual cost to insurance companies from water damage and mold in the United States
  • $6975 is the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim
  • The average age of failed washing machine supply line hoses is 8.7 years
  • 75 percent of water heaters fail before they are 12 years old

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When your home or commercial business in Sherman Heights has a water damage emergency, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Floor in a San Diego High Rise?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

The San Diego waterfront and skyline with the Grand Hyatt Hotel and glass highrise buildings is shown. We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day in downtown San Diego.

Our local San Diego City, South West team has demonstrated experience mitigating and restoring water damage in highrise buildings throughout San Diego. Our fast emergency response time is key to minimizing the chances of secondary damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs. We use powerful, industrial-grade water extraction equipment and monitor and document the drying process to ensure the damaged area is completely dry and returned to normal humidity levels.

Water is invasive, and it does not take long for it to cause severe damage to a structure.

Water Damage Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Water Damage Within 1 - 24 Hours

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in your commercial property or home, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

East Village Pets Unhinged By Severe Wind Gusts?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A scared pet is staying calm under a blanket during a wind storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local San Diego City, South West team restores storm damage throughout the year. East Village homes and businesses are buffeted each year by the Santa Ana Winds. Many pets become anxious during these wind events and don’t understand where the noise and wind are coming from, exacerbating the problem. Here are some tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for managing your pet’s anxiety during a storm or wind event:

How to Help a Scared Pet

  • Keep calm! Your dog is aware of your emotions; they are more likely to get upset if you are.
  • Let them hide. If they prefer to stay under the bed, in a closet, or bathroom, let them stay there. 
  • Consider creating a safe place if your pet does not have a place to hide. Interior rooms with less noise or light flashes are a good place to start.
  • Try distracting your pet by playing games. You can turn on the TV, play soft music, or give them a food puzzle or kong filled with their favorite item are all great ways to distract your pet. 
  • Anxiety vests or shirts may also help your pet feel calmer

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Encanto Residents?

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

People hold lit sparklers indoors during a holiday get-together. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

According to the American Red Cross, home fires generally increase during the fall and winter, with December and January being the peak months. Our local San Diego City, South West team offers these fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family in Encanto safe this holiday season:

  • Watch your cooking
    Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food
  • Give space heaters space
    Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach
  • Inspect electrical cords
    Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections
  • Be careful when using candles
    Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Have a home fire escape plan
    Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
  • Test smoke alarms
    Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than ten years old.

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your home or business in Encanto, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Happens When I Call for Emergency Water Damage Services in Golden Hill?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A person is on the phone getting help with a water damage issue. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When you discover water damage, the first step is to call us. Our local San Diego City, South West team has technicians on standby 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help. Water is invasive and can cause serious damage in as little as one to two hours, and fast action is necessary to avoid further damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs.

When you call, we will ask you questions regarding the nature of your water damage emergency. These questions will tell us how many people and what equipment and resources to bring.

Here are the questions we will ask:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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!

When you find water damage in your home or business in Golden Hill, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Business Benefits From Powerful Water Extraction Equipment in Logan Heights?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is pointed at a property to detect temperature variations. We use industrial-grade equipment to extract water quickly in San Diego County.

When your commercial property in Logan Heights experiences a water damage emergency, fast mitigation is required to pull the water from the damaged areas quickly before secondary damage can occur. Our San Diego City, South West team, uses powerful equipment to extract and dry water-damaged areas rapidly and efficiently. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure the site is returned to normal moisture levels. Here are some examples of the types of equipment we use:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

When your Logan Heights commercial property or home has water damage, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your commercial damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Happens When I Call for Emergency Water Damage Services in Golden Hill?

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

A person is on the phone getting help with a water damage issue. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When you discover water damage, the first step is to call us. Our local San Diego City, South West team has technicians on standby 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help. Water is invasive and can cause serious damage in as little as one to two hours, and fast action is necessary to avoid further damage and more costly and time-consuming repairs.

When you call, we will ask you questions regarding the nature of your water damage emergency. These questions will tell us how many people and what equipment and resources to bring.

Here are the questions we will ask:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

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!

When you find water damage in your home or business in Golden Hill, our San Diego City, South West team is Here to Help ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.