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What Can I Do If I Find Mold Growing in My Golden Hill Home?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Condensation around a door frame is causing mold to grow in a house. We mitigate and remediate mold problems for homes and businesses in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to restore mold outbreaks by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Golden Hill. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore areas compromised by mold quickly and efficiently. Here are some mold damage emergency tips from our website for things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact our San Diego City, South West office 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

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Business Contaminated by a Chemical Spill in San Diego?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians wearing protective gear clean up a chemical spill. We are trusted leaders in commercial cleanup and restoration services in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to restore areas contaminated by chemical spills by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We follow local, state, and national guidelines, protocols, and best practices. Here are some safety tips from our website for things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Do This After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

Do NOT Do this After a Contamination

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

Call Us Today!

Accidents happen all the time, and chemical spills should only be cleaned and restored by trained professionals. When your San Diego commercial business or residence is contaminated by a chemical spill, our San Diego City South West team is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore the area “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flying Ember Fire in San Diego Home?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A backyard fire pit is blazing. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to restore fire damage by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for using heating equipment safely and installing having a safe outdoor fire pit:

Carefully consider the placement of heating equipment, keeping anything that can burn well away.

  • Outdoor portable heaters should be placed on a flat, sturdy surface and in a location where they can’t be bumped into or knocked over
  • Fire pits should be located at least ten feet away from the home/structure
  • In areas where campfires are permitted, they must be at least twenty-five feet away from any structure and anything that can burn. Also, make sure to clear away dry leaves and sticks, overhanging low branches and shrubs.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from any type of equipment in use
  • Make sure combustible items, such as blankets and outerwear, are at least three feet away from the equipment

Call Us Today!

When you need help with fire damage in your San Diego 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.

Three Types of Contaminated Water in San Diego Homes?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A storm drain is clogged with debris. We are leaders in water cleanup and restoration services in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to restore areas compromised by contaminated water by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Here are the three classifications of water contamination we restore:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Here is some more information about stormwater from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Stormwater pollution comes from materials washed into the drains
  • Stormwater pollution contains chemicals
  • Bacteria from pet waste
  • Sewage overflow
  • Fertilizers
  • Paint and construction debris

Call Us Today!

Contaminated water should only be mitigated by trained professionals. When you need help with water damage in your San Diego 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.

Happy Customers Leaving Five-Star Google Reviews in Logan Heights?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

People are giving the “thumbs up.” We are leaders in cleanup and restoration services in San Diego.

Our San Diego City, South West team has been providing cleanup and restoration services in the Logan Heights area for many years. Here are some of the recent five-star Google reviews from customers who required water damage restoration services:

“From beginning to end, the level of professionalism that runs through this company is unmatched. Such an easy and pleasurable experience. Would highly recommend their services.” Matt Dacasin

Services: Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Mold inspection

“These guys were AWESOME! I normally don’t leave reviews, but I made an exception for them because they did such a great job. Very professional and took the time to explain. Thanks.” Bruce R

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

“Michael Lu and his team were excellent! Although some major repair work needed to be done to fix the water leak, Michael listened to my concerns about the cleanup process and immediately addressed the issues, such as arranging for a dust containment barrier and miraculously maintaining a fully functioning sink (simply amazing) throughout the process. The team was very professional and efficient throughout the cleanup. I would definitely call on him and SERVPRO of San Diego City SW again for any future needs.” Lester Jaque

Services: Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Plumbing

Call Us Today!

When you need help with water damage in your Logan Heights 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.

Mold Outbreak in Gaslamp Quarter Restaurant?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Do you smell a musty odor in your Gaslamp Quarter restaurant that you can’t place? The recent storms may have caused water leaks and mold. Our San Diego City, South West team has the training, certifications, and equipment to mitigate and remediate mold damage quickly and efficiently. Mold is often a symptom of water damage, so we will inspect and identify the cause of the mold and address the problem to endure the mold does not return after it has been remediated.

Here are some mold facts and tips from our website:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact us 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

Call Us!

When you have mold damage in your Gaslamp Quarter commercial business or home, our San Diego City South West team is always Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Surf Warning in San Diego?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

A heavy rainstorm rolls across stormy seas in the Pacific Ocean. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team was busy responding to storm damage emergencies in March this year! Along with the severe storm, high surf warnings and advisories were issued for the coastal regions of San Diego County. High surf advisories and high surf warnings were issued, and many parts of the county experienced flooding and water intrusion issues. Here are the definitions for high surf warnings and high surf advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

High Surf Advisory

A high surf advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone. High surf criteria vary by region, and high surf advisories are issued using the Coastal and Lakeshore Message (CFW) product.

High Surf Warning

A high surf warning is issued when breaking wave action results in an especially heightened threat to life and property within the surf zone. High surf criteria vary by region, and high surf warnings are issued using the Coastal and Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) product.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Logan Heights?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A person demonstrates how to hold a fire extinguisher. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our San Diego City, South West team responds to fire damage emergencies each year, and many start in the kitchen. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for selecting and using a fire extinguisher: 

  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.
  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
  • Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Highly Trained and Certified restoration Team in South Eugene?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A person is doing online training in an office. We are trusted leaders in cleanup and restoration services in Lane County.

SERVPRO is a top choice for home restoration and repair because our commitment to service with excellence drives everything we do. We invest heavily in training programs for our SERVPRO of San Diego City SW team. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore any form of property damage in Ingleside.

The SERVPRO training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

e-Learnings

Everyone on our staff - from the office team to our field technicians - has access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is a program designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO of San Diego City SW employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Ongoing education keeps our office team and technicians current on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us Today!

When you need help with property damage in your Eugene home or commercial business, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire-Damaged Belongings in Golden Hill?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Precious family keepsakes sit on a table. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in San Diego County.

Our local San Diego City South West team has the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore fire-damaged belongings. We pretest every item before cleaning to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method. Smoke and soot leave behind a unique signature based on the specific fuels the fire burned during the event. We use over six different cleaning methods to restore water-damaged belongings in Golden Hill.

Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Family keepsakes and belongings are irreplaceable, and they hold special memories and meaning, and many are handed down from generation to generation. Although we may not be able to restore every item completely, we can minimize the potential for further damage in many cases.

Call Us!

When your Golden Hill home or commercial business has fire damage, and you need contents restoration services, our team in San Diego City South West is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.