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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.

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.

Robbery in Hillcrest Business?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses a crowbar to break into a commercial building. We clean and restore crime scenes 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Do you know that the chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in San Diego is one in forty-six? According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego is not one of the safest communities in America, and San Diego’s crime rate is higher than sixty-three percent of California’s cities and towns of all sizes. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has restored commercial and residential crime, accident, and trauma scenes in Hillcrest for many years.

Crime scenes and accidents leave behind blood and other biohazard contaminants, posing serious health risks. Our technicians are trained and certified to manage sensitive situations and safely clean and restore crime and accident scenes. Additionally, crime scene investigations leave behind fingerprint and evidence-gathering chemicals that are difficult to remove without the right cleaning agents. Our technicians follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and protocols.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us Today!

You never know if a crime or an accident may impact your commercial business, and if you need crime and trauma scene cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s technicians are on-call 24-hours a day in Hillcrest to serve you. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tsunami Warning for San Diego?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A tsunami zone sign is shown. We restore commercial storm damage2 4-hours a day in San Diego County.

The volcanic eruption under the sea off the small island nation of Tonga brought a tsunami advisory to the San Diego area on January 15. Businesses in the coastal regions of Southern California, including San Diego, were affected, and many places were closed to the public. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring property damage for the San Diego business community for many years. Here is some information from the National Weather Service about tsunami warnings:

Tsunami Warning: Take Action – Danger! A tsunami that may cause widespread flooding is expected or occurring. Dangerous coastal flooding and powerful currents may continue for several hours or days after initial arrival. Follow instructions from local officials. Evacuation is recommended. Move to high ground or inland (away from the water).

Tsunami Advisory: Take Action – A tsunami with potential strong currents or waves dangerous to those very near the water is expected or occurring. There may be flooding of beach and harbor areas. Stay out of the water and away from beaches and waterways. Follow instructions from local officials.

Call Us!

When you have storm damage in your San Diego commercial business or home, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to respond quickly to get your business operational again. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Commercial Business in the Gaslamp Quarter?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A businesswoman is giving a thumbs up. We restore damage for San Diego businesses 24-hours a day.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been helping businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter with their restoration needs for many years. We work with many different types of companies and in many different kinds of buildings and workplaces.

  • 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

Here’s a recent Google review from one of our commercial real estate management companies:

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was the best remediation team I have ever worked with. Unfortunately, it is something I am used to dealing with when working in commercial real estate management. These guys are top-notch! Responsive, quick, and quality work and skills. I really enjoyed working with the entire staff, from the guys on the site to accounting. Highly recommend their service to anyone looking. Tiffany Reck

BONUS: They will work directly with your insurance team, so you don’t have to!

Services: Flooring, Mold inspection, Water damage cleanup, Plumbing, Painting

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call. We’ll clean and restore your commercial property damage in the Gaslamp Quarter, “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.

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.

Biohazard Contamination in San Diego Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A biohazard warning sign is shown on a container door. We mitigate and restore dangerous biohazards in San Diego County.

Although SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is better known for our fire and water restoration services, our technicians are also trained to clean, decontaminate, and restore dangerous biohazards.

These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Biohazard spills require professional decontamination services. Here are some safety tips from our website:

What to Do 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

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet 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!

When your commercial business or home needs biohazard cleaning and restoration services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Readiness for Marina District Businesses?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A picture of San Diego, CA is shown from the bay. We are trusted leaders in commercial restoration services in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is a chosen mitigation partner for homeowner association companies, high-rises in downtown San Diego, property management companies, insurance companies, construction companies, government entities, and more. We have been restoring commercial property damage in the Marina District and other parts of San Diego for years.  

Having a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile gives business owners an immediate plan of action in the event of an emergency. This allows timely mitigation and can help minimize the damage fire and water can do.

  • No cost assessment of your facility
  • Provides facility information for shut-off valves, priority areas, and priority contact information so you are ready for whatever happens
  • A document that contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide and immediate plan of action allowing you to get back into your building faster following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial property damage emergencies in the Marina District. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your commercial damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Water Damage in East Village Store?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

A check out counter in a convenience store is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in San Diego.

When my convenience store flooded it was a disaster. There was no way I could let customers into the store until the water was cleaned up. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW, and I’m glad I did. Even though it was the middle of the night, they arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

They inspected the store for the cause of the water damage and tracked it down to a pipe in the wall. They were able to repair the pipe while another team extracted the water from the floors and cleaned underneath all of the shelving units. They set up powerful air movers and dryers and documented the drying process to ensure that normal moisture levels were restored. We were able to open on time that morning, and the wall was repaired the same day. Thank you, SERVPRO!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to more water damage emergencies throughout the year in the East Village than any other form of commercial property damage. Water is invasive, and it will seep into and underneath anything in its path, and it can cause time-consuming and expensive repairs if the damage is not mitigated quickly.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in East Village. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your commercial water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold-infested Business in San Diego?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A wall covered with mold is shown. We remediate mold damage for businesses in Downtown San Diego.

Overnight mold damage in San Diego?

I was going to show a potential buyer a commercial property for sale at the end of the week and went over to do a walk-through of the property before the showing. When I opened the door, I immediately smelled a musty odor, and on further inspection, I noticed mold growing on the wall next to a window. When I looked closer, I saw a crack in the seal around the window frame, and water and moisture from the recent rain created the perfect moist conditions for mold to grow. Oh no! I couldn’t show the building in this condition, so I called SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW.

The SERVPRO team arrived quickly and worked fast to mitigate the damage. They repaired the leaking window seal and contained the infestation to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the building. Then they went to work remediating the mold. They explained that mold could never be completely eradicated, but it can be mitigated and remediated. These microscopic spores are always present in the atmosphere, floating around and waiting for the perfect conditions to land and propagate.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW are on call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial mold damage emergencies in the San Diego area. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Convenience Store Fire San Diego?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A cracked, and soot-covered wall is shown damaged by a recent fire. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Logan Heights.

Late-night fire.

I was working the late shift at the convenience store one night and as a customer was walking out of the store, he remarked that there was a fire in the bathroom. What? It was so weird. He just calmly walked out, and I immediately went back to investigate. Sure enough, the light above the sink was throwing sparks that had caught the wall on fire! I was able to put out the fire and called the San Diego Fire Department to inspect the cause. Evidently, there was a short in the electrical system that caused the fire.

At SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW, we have been helping commercial business owners restore fire-damaged properties for years, and we help get you back to business as usual as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimal disruption to your employees and customers.

Our fire restoration technicians arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. The store was able to remain open while we repaired the bathroom damage, and we supervised the repairs to the wiring. By the time we completed the repairs, you would never know there had been a fire in the bathroom!

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is on call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in San Diego. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Pipe Failure San Diego?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

A large cast iron pipe has burst and is spraying water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Gas Lamp Quarter!

Under Pressure?

When a pipe burst in the newly remodeled office complex, I had to act fast. We were one week away from the new tenants' final walkthrough, and the entire first floor of the building was wet. Water covered the entire area, and all of the new carpeting and floors were saturated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in San Diego

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego. When we arrived at this downtown office complex, we immediately set to work and moved the furniture out of the way, and extracted all of the standing water. We supervised the repair of the burst pipe and documented the entire drying process.

Once the area was entirely dry, we cleaned and sanitized the carpets, baseboards, floors, and furniture. In three days, we returned the building to preloss condition.

Call Us Today!

We know that every moment counts when mitigating commercial water damage as anytime your business is compromised, you stand to lose customers. No matter when you need us, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is on call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial water damage emergencies. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your fire damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke and Soot Damage in Logan Heights?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A wall inside a commercial building is shown with smoke and soot damage. We are fire damage restoration specialists in San Diego.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Thank goodness for the firefighting efforts of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Station 7! A circuit breaker overloaded, and my 24-hour convenience store in Logan Heights caught on fire in the middle of the night. Thankfully no one was injured, and the firefighters contained the fire to the wall where the circuit breaker was located. When the firefighters left, I had to deal with the utility closet walls, the back supply room, and the back hallway that were smoke and soot-damaged. There was also water left on the floors from the firefighting efforts.

I called SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW, and they arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup efforts while another team member provided an assessment of the damage and helped me with the insurance process and paperwork. The cleanup team extracted the water from the floors and cleaned the fire-damaged area from top to bottom. We even were able to remain open during the restoration process!

Call Us!

When your commercial business is damaged by smoke and soot, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of commercial restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your commercial fire damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Building in San Diego?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown leaking out of a utility closet in a commercial building. Commercial businesses count on us to mitigate water damage!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW are proud to serve the San Diego business community. Over the years, we have responded to many commercial property damage emergencies, and we understand the importance of mitigating the damage as quickly as possible to minimize any disruption to your business, employees, and customers. Our team of highly trained water restoration technicians has the advanced training, experience, and equipment to return your property to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. Some of the water damage mitigation services we offer are:

  • Emergency water extraction
  • Contents pack-out and restoration
  • Building dry-out and demolition when necessary
  • Repairs, "put-back", after the demolition is done

By providing complete project management from start to finish, you have one point of contact managing the entire project from beginning to end throughout the entire restoration process. We will also help you with the insurance process and paperwork and will deal directly with your insurance company.

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of commercial restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Property Damage in San Diego?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

The San Diego city skyline is shown with lots of tall buildings on a sunny day.   We provide many commercial restoration services in downtown San Diego.

Community Partners

Did you know that SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is the chosen mitigation partner for many HOA companies and high-rises in downtown San Diego? We also work with property management companies, insurance companies, and government entities. We work all over San Diego and have extensive experience restoring property damage in buildings of all kinds and sizes including:

  • 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams of highly trained technicians at any time of the day or night. We understand the importance of getting a property back up and running as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to your employees and customers or tenants is critical, so we work with this in mind. Our commercial services include:

We also provide commercial cleaning services that go beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service as follows:

Call Us Today

When you need commercial restoration services in San Diego, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW  is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

My employees think we may have mold, what do I do?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of an HVAC system. This photo shows mold surrounding an HVAC system in downtown San Diego. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW performed mold remediation for this unit.

If your employees are suffering from allergies or sneezing a lot indoors, they may be reporting a suspected mold or mildew issue.  This is where SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can help. While we are not an air quality hygienist, we do have many environmental hygienist companies we work with, so we would be able to refer you to one to take air samples to help determine whether there is an elevated mold spore count indoors versus outdoors.  Many people may not know that mold is present in our everyday lives, it's just a matter of whether those levels are elevated or considered normal. If you think you have mold problem in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is here to help.  We have decades of experience handling mold and water damage issues, and our technicians are IICRC certified and on standby 24/7/365 to help. Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW handles large losses

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of men and equipment. This commercial water damage job affected offices and a concrete parking structure in the Fashion Valley area of San Diego.

As a business professional, you must prepare for emergencies.  No one wants to believe your property or hotel will suffer extreme devastation, but even here in San Diego we have water intrusion issues and fires occur each and every single day. To adequately prepare for an emergency, you need to have a business continuity plan in place.  Most people may not know where to begin when putting an emergency preparedness plan together, but SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is here to assist you with that. If you had a fire sprinkler water emergency - what would you do?  Would you know where the risers are?  How to shut off water to the entire building in an emergency?  Our business continuity plan will help you with this and much, much more. For help developing this, call us anytime at 619.269.5004.  When you need a LARGE LOSS RESPONSE TEAM, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is prepared for all of it.

Climbing the Dirty Walls in Logan Heights?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

An orange-gloved hand is shown scrubbing a wall in a commercial building with a scrub brush. We are commercial cleaning experts in San Diego.

Dirt Gets Everywhere

It never ceases to amaze me. Dirt manages to go places in my building I never thought it could go. Whoever thought the ceiling could get dirty? I discovered this when I was getting ready to repaint my office complex. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) had not been properly maintained and it had distributed dirt, dust, and who knows what all over my walls and ceilings. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW came to my rescue and sent a team of highly trained technicians out to professionally clean all of my walls, ceilings, and floors. I was able to keep to my painting schedule and the paint adhered to the clean walls and ceilings beautifully. They also inspected and cleaned my air ducts and HVAC unit!

Routine Cleaning Regimen

After I had my office repainted, I understood the value and benefit of having my office complex on a routine deep cleaning schedule. Now I have my walls, ceilings and floors professionally cleaned every 12 months and I have my HVAC system inspected at the same time.

Call Us Today

If your downtown commercial business needs commercial cleaning services, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean restore your commercial property in Logan Heights “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can be a business owner’s closest ally

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

sunset view of the San Diego Skyline San Diego thrives with SERVPRO of San Diego City SW

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is a local business

The owners of SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW are residents Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz. They understand what it is to run an independent, local business because SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is an independent local business. They know how important it is to recover quickly from disaster. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Here to Help® all businesses be at their best operations even after an emergency.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW knows national business

This local company is part of a national franchise. Reputation is important. Resources are important too. In a city-wide emergency, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can call for help from any of the other over 1,700 franchises.

Always available in an emergency

Disasters worsen over time. In an emergency, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is ready, even at 4:00 in the morning on a holiday or weekend. Call us at (619) 269-5004.

Handles disasters

Damage from water, storms, fire… SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has it covered. Need a clean-up to prevent the spread of infection or to get rid of biohazards? We’ve got that covered too. We get rid of graffiti, mitigate mold, and eliminate strange odors.

Handles regular stuff

Cleaning and disinfection, HVAC cleaning, roof repair, and carpet installation are among the chores that take time away from your business. Call us at (619) 269-5004 to arrange for SERVPRO of San Diego City SW to handle them.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Independently Owned and Operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROsandiegocitysw.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW provides deep-cleaning to San Diego businesses

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

window being cleaned with a squeegee Not just clean: SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Clean

SERVPRO®of San Diego City SW is part of the San Diego business community. It is a local business that serves other commercial interests, both local and national.

Disasters can strike even well-established businesses. Floods, fires, and pandemics can knock businesses back so hard they never recover, with small businesses being especially vulnerable. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW wants San Diego businesses to thrive, and will use its hazard-remediation and restoration techniques to put a business back to full operation.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW works with both small and large companies in San Diego County. Businesses trust SERVPRO of San Diego City SW to provide a variety of services, including:

  • Regularly scheduled cleaning
  • Proactive cleaning (approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Cleanup of biohazards, including mold, trauma, and crime scenes
  • Restoration from fire or water damage
  • Reconstruction

Emergencies don’t take time off after business hours, so SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is available to respond to a disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. When disaster strikes, it is time to call the professionals at (619) 269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW works all over San Diego County, so we are available no matter where the business is located. Clients include:

  • Property management companies
  • Office complexes
  • Big-Box stores
  • Restaurants (private or chain)
  • Small retail spaces
  • Government/military bases or installations
  • Manufacturing
  • Motels/Hotels

If you have questions, please call us at (619) 269-5004, or reach out on our website. 

We are Here to Help®.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROsandiegocitysw.com/

The importance of being properly insured

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a building with bubbles on the floor. This building was vandalized and had a burglar spray fire retardant all over the space. SERVPRO was onsite in under an hour to assist with cleanup.

Insurance is not a fun or exciting topic. If you are a business owner though, it is extremely important to know what kind of insurance to have, and what your coverage limits are.  If you do not have the right insurance, you may not be covered in the event of a fire, water, or earthquake emergency.  

The first thing to do is to call your insurance agent and ask what types of emergencies are covered in your policy. If you do not have adequate coverage you should ask how much additions to your policy would be and add them. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to having proper insurance coverage. Find out what your insurance policy covers before you need it and then when you need you will have no stress or headaches.

Also, some policies stipulate you must have burglar alarms, or cameras, etc.  Be sure to find out what you have to do to hold up your end of the bargain.

We have personally seen insurance companies decline water damage claims for businesses that were supposed to have burglar alarm systems in place, did not, and had an intruder vandalize the building and cause catastrophic water damage.  Had this business owner installed the burglar alarm, the claim would have been covered.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is always here to help.  Reach us at 619-269-5004.

Vandalism Cleanup? SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can help!

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a dirty building. This photo shows the aftermath of a fire extinguisher being sprayed all over a building in San Diego. We helped with the cleanup.

It’s just a typical Monday morning. You arrive to work and have a surprise waiting for you. Someone you don’t know has entered your business, sprayed graffiti all over the walls, and sprayed fire extinguisher residue all over. After the initial shock wears off, you get to cleaning it up. Realizing that you don’t have the proper tools and equipment for this type of clean up, you call the experts at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW.

We are available to restore your business like new and “Like it never even happened.” We are experts in vandalism cleanup and restoration. Do not hesitate to contact us any time, day or night.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is here 24/7/365 at (619) 269-5004. We are a preferred vendor for most insurance companies, and will bill your insurance company directly.

Water extraction and removal in San Diego

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a building with missing flooring. This gym in San Diego recently suffered from a major flood, and needed SERVPRO to assist them with the cleanup and dry out.

If your business has flood damage and you've never experience water remediation vendors before, you probably don't know where to begin or who is the best company to call.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW makes it our mission to restore your property after a flood "Like it never even happened."

We're industry known for being the go-to commercial water damage cleanup company in San Diego, and have helped thousands of business owners with their water restoration problems throughout San Diego County.

If you need SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, we're on standby to assist you any time, of any day. Call us at 619-269-5004 and we'll be onsite within an hour.

Best water remediation company in San Diego

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a condo. In this photo, it shows the "after" of water damage to a building in downtown San Diego.

When you need the best water mitigation company in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the obvious choice to call.

A few things about us:

1.) We are licensed by the state of California's contractor board which is super important when choosing a water damage vendor. Our CSLB number is 1037786, check the status of it anytime

2.) We are locally owned and operated, so you deal directly with decision makers, and not some corporate office

3.) We are an IICRC Certified firm.  The IICRC sets the industry standard for restoration and cleaning

4.) We are familiar with government contracts, including prevailing wage reporting for water damage jobs

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.  We'll help you restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Water Extraction in San Diego

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

A man using a piece of equipment. This is a photo of Ever, one of our top technicians, performing water removal at a property in San Diego.

When your business has major water damage and needs water removal and water extraction services, SERVPRO is here to help.

As the nation's leading water remediation company, SERVPRO is locally owned and operated by Ben and Lisa Sussman, and Jordan Katz.

We make it our mission to help restore your property after water or fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Our team of trained and certified restoration technicians work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assisting customers with all of their water and fire damage needs.

If you need water extraction services in San Diego, call SERVPRO of San Diego City anytime at 619-269-5004.

I had a fire, what do I do?

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a building's framing. A commercial fire cleaning that our team performed.

When you have extensive fire damage to your San Diego property, there is a reason so many call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO, the team in green, is the industry-leading company that you know and trust for your mitigation needs.

When you have a fire, it can be scary and it can feel debilitating. You often don't know where to turn or what to do, or where to start. That's where we come in.  As the trusted team in green, there are a few reasons why so many San Diegans turn to us in their time of need:

1. We are licensed, we are bonded, we are insured.

2. We have the experience you want in a restoration contractor.

3. The owners of our company, Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz, make customer service our TOP priority, and that shows in how our staff treats you and communicates with you.

4. We bill insurance directly, so we take away some of the stress and hassle of the insurance claims process from you.

Commercial Water Extraction in San Diego

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a person steam cleaning a dental office. Here is one of our Crew Chiefs, David, doing a steam cleaning on a dental office flood job.

When you need commercial water damage extraction in San Diego, SERVPRO is here to help.

As the industry-leader in water damage and fire damage needs, we have the tools and equipment necessary to handle any size disaster - whether it be a small one room water job, to a 14-story+ HOA flood in downtown San Diego.

We are constantly reinvesting in our company and are proud to own specialty equipment that most of our competitors do not, including our own generator.

When your hotel or property has major water damage and need a cleanup company, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is a quick phone call away. We are 24/7 and you can reach us at 619-269-5004.

I had a fire, what do I do?

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of exposed framing in a commercial building. A commercial fire cleaning that our team performed.

When you have extensive fire damage to your San Diego property, there is a reason so many call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO, the team in green, is the industry-leading company that you know and trust for your mitigation needs.

When you have a fire, it can be scary and it can feel debilitating. You often don't know where to turn or what to do, or where to start. That's where we come in.  As the trusted team in green, there are a few reasons why so many San Diegans turn to us in their time of need:

1. We are licensed, we are bonded, we are insured.

2. We have the experience you want in a restoration contractor.

3. The owners of our company, Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz, make customer service our TOP priority, and that shows in how our staff treats you and communicates with you.

4. We bill insurance directly, so we take away some of the stress and hassle of the insurance claims process from you.

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

Commercial Water Damage in San Diego

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage cleanup in San Diego. Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

When your commercial property suffers from water damage, you need a partner you can trust with a quick response time to get you back in business ASAP.  That's where SERVPRO San Diego City SW comes in.

We are the go-to commercial water damage cleanup and restoration contractor in San Diego, and there is a reason for that.  Known for our impeccable cleanliness, friendly staff, and a team that truly cares, our customer service is unparalled.  

We have all of the tools and equipment in-house to get you back into business faster.  We own our own 125kw diesel generator which allows for us to get businesses back in operation sooner than our competition without the proper equipment if utility services are an issue.

Whether it be water extraction, using blowers or dryers (we call them air movers and dehumifidiers), etc. the SERVPRO of San Diego City SW team is here to make it "Like it never even happened."

HOA Water Damage Specialists in downtown San Diego

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

When your HOA high-rise in San Diego has water damage in common areas, or you have a preferred vendor list for owner issues, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has got you covered.

We are the only SERVPRO franchise based in downtown San Diego, so we know the ins and outs of HOA vs. owner issues, insurance processes, etc.  We go above and beyond to care for your property and your owners units, because we take great pride in what we do and how we serve.

Whether it be a minor faucet leak, or major water damage affecting 100 units, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is able to handle it all. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.  We will make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO San Diego Commercial Water Damage

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Here is a photo onsite at a commercial water damage job in Poway, San Diego.

When you have water damage in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, sometimes searched by SERVPRO or Service pro, we are the ones to help.

We not only have all of the proper licenses and certifications, but we have the know-how and industry experience to help you get your home or business back into shape "Like it never even happened."

We hold a General Construction license (CSLB #1037786), IICRC certifications, etc.  Our owner, Ben Sussman, is a 'Commercial Drying Specialist', certified by the IICRC.  Whereas most of our competitors are not, and don't have the commercial water damage experience that we do.

If you need water damage cleanup in San Diego, call the experts here at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW.  We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Mold Remediation in San Diego

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of debris on a recent commercial mold remediation project.

When you have a large-scale mold remediation project in San Diego, turn to the trusted experts of San Diego City SW.

We've handled mold remediation projects from small to large, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical buildings
  • Hotels
  • Government buildings
  • Museums
  • And more.

We do prevailing wage work regularly, so if your project is a prevailing wage one, we understand what that entails and so does our team. 

We bill insurance direct should the project be going through insurance, and we have a team of mold remediation experts who have been doing this for their entire careers. We work with the best industrial hygienists in San Diego, and we do free inspections.

Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Water Damage in Downtown San Diego

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

One of our employees onsite at a large commercial water damage job in downtown San Diego, California.

Water damage is one of those things that not everyone thinks about, especially being in San Diego. Typically when one thinks of water damage to a property, you think of hurricanes, heavy rains, heavy flooding, etc. And let us be the ones to tell you - heavy rains can cause extreme damage to San Diego properties, but there are also other causes to potential catastrophic water damage to a commercial property. Are you prepared?

Some preparation steps you can take include:

1.) Ensuring you have the right insurance policies in place. Do an insurance review with your agent or broker to be certain you have the proper coverage in place.

2.) Having a business continuity plan in place. Many businesses don't, and it's not unheard of for a business to go under if something unexpected happens and they can't come back from it.

3.) Take advantage of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP!) A SERVPRO ERP is a free app tailored specifically to your property and contains tons of useful info like where gas and water shutoffs are, store the names and numbers of all of your vendors in one place, and much more. Call us anytime for a free ERP consult.

When water damage strikes your San Diego County property, there's no one better to call than the team at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW. Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Water Damage Medical Building Hillcrest

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Significant Water Damage to Medical Clinic in Escondido

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

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.

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.

Are You and Your Property Prepared for an Emergency?

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Flood disaster cleanup efforts.

If you have never found yourself in an emergency disaster situation, you can consider yourself
lucky. As a trusted leader in emergency services, we assist property owners each and every
day with disasters that they suddenly find themselves facing, and many of them don’t know
where to begin.


Fortunately, we’re here to help. And we can assist you with providing some insight on how you
and your team of trusted professionals can and should prepare yourselves, so that if you’re
faced with an emergency, you know where to begin.

If you are also someone who does not have a business continuity plan in place, you are not alone.


However, being prepared for any situation is vital. First and foremost, for the safety of others,
and secondly, for the preservation of your property. We have partnered with The American Red Cross in situations of emergency and disaster, so with that, here are some tips to exercise emergency preparedness:


1. Know the Needs of Your Residents and Staff – Are there people within your building/
property that may need help exiting during an emergency? Who will be there to assist
them?
2. Where are the Exit and Egress Points? – If you have a multi floor building and the doors
to the escape route are blocked, can someone safely exit through a window?
3. Design Your Emergency Exit Plan – Find the safest routes and back up routes to exit the
building and identify where the safest & closest meeting area is during emergency
4. Execute drills of emergency plans – Educates and informs residents and staff to proper
egress from property
5. Train staff on the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (more details on this later!) –
Prepares them for the unexpected
6. Know your local resources and contacts – Faster response time for providers to assist in
a disaster.
7. An overwhelming majority of business have a preparedness plan in place. Do you? Planning
ahead can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind for homeowners, property
managers and businesses. Knowing that you are ready for whatever happens can give you
some peace of mind so that in the event you find yourself in the midst of a disaster situation,
you’re equipped to handle it.
8. 15-40 percent of businesses fail following a natural or manmade disaster. 
9. 94 percent of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their
business within the next two years. 

One way we can help you is by assisting you in developing a free SERVPRO EmergencyREADY Profile for your business. The Emergency Ready Profile, or ERP, can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. It’s essentially a database
of everything you need to know in relation to your property with emergency contacts – all in one
place – available to access anywhere you have internet connection. Knowing what to do should
an emergency arise can make all the difference.


Here’s a little bit more about the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile:
1. Free assessment of property – No need to allocate funds
2. Provide a concise profile document that contains only the most critical information
needed in the event of an emergency – The best way to be prepared
3. Identification of key decision makers – An established chain of command can expedite
restoration process, saving time and money
4. Guide to the property or building after a disaster – Minimize the time your business is
inactive or property is inaccessible
5. Establish your designated provider in mitigation and emergency restoration – SERVPRO
is an industry leader, no disaster is too small or too large
6. Provides facility details such as locations of shut off valves, access points and
emergency resources – Having a reference of what to do and how to do it allows emergency
personnel and you to be ready for whatever happens


Depending on your location in San Diego County, your home, property or business might be
more susceptible to a flood or to a fire. Living in California, everyone can potentially be harmed
by an earthquake. So, the most important thing for you to do is make a plan and become
prepared. Take the opportunity to look at www.ready.gov and find out additional ways that you and those important to you can be more prepared for natural and manmade disasters.


If you find yourself in need of a disaster cleanup company, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004. 

For more information or to request a free Emergency Ready Profile for your property, call Tanya of SERVPRO of San Diego City SW at 619-269-5004, or you may reach her by email at
tanya.SERVPROsdcsw@gmail.com.

Commercial Water Damage Experts in San Diego

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

A shot from a recent commercial water damage cleanup job we did in downtown San Diego.

It's Monday at 7:30am, you are walking in to your office with coffee in hand and what do you find? A water soaked floor!

When you don't know where to turn or who to call, that's where SERVPRO of San Diego City SW (us!) come in.

We see this time and time again, where commercial properties that are not managed over the weekend end up discovering water damage first thing Monday morning when they come in to work from a weekend at home.

Your pain is our pleasure, and we make it our mission to help you get your property cleaned up, dried out and restored to preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

Water damage can be a huge headache, but it doesn't have to be. We'll hold your hand throughout the entire process and you can rest easy knowing you have trusted experts taking care of your property.

Call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

San Diego Commercial Water Damage

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Here's a photo of a commercial building in Poway that suffered from serious damage. This is a "during the cleanup" shot.

It's true that commercial water damage in San Diego is often the result of floods and water that comes from weather events and storms, especially here in San Diego. But - what many business owners and business space renters forget is that storms and severe weather are not the only cause of floods and water damage to a commercial property. Commercial water damage in San Diego is surprisingly common year-round, and it can have a drastic effect on the operation of your business. Here are some of the more common causes of water damage to commercial buildings.

1. Sprinkler system malfunction

This one we see A LOT! And usually it happens on weekends when one comes in to the office Monday morning to an incredible amount of water damage. Some office and retail buildings have sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. These sprinklers come in handy during a fire emergency, but they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. 


2. Damaged appliances and equipmen

Any business that makes use of appliances or equipment (common in restaurants and catering facilities), can find themselves in a messy water damage situation if an appliance fails and sends water across the building. 

3. Broken pipes and plumbing

If the plumbing system in your workplace fails, the end result could be minor to serious water damage. We've seen it all here at SERVPRO. 

 
4. Backed up sewer lines 

Another common cause of commercial water damage in San Diego is backed up sewer lines. Often this comes as a surprise. If the sewer line to your building becomes backed up or damaged, there are some potential dangers associated with contaminated Black Water. We have certified IICRC technicians to help.

 
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW will get you back up and running again. Call us anytime 24/7 at (619) 269-5004 for fast help.  Check out our team here.

Preparing Your San Diego Business For an Earthquake

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

An earthquake can happen at any time, so read on for a few quick tips on how to make sure your business is prepared. And remember, when disaster strikes, you can always call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW for assistance.

"An earthquake can happen at anytime and anywhere. Unlike many other natural disasters, earthquakes can strike during any season. It can also occur with little to no warning at all. 

Earthquakes can knock out heat, power, and communications services, sometimes for days at a time, leaving people stuck without utilities or other services. Your goal for protection is to learn to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during an earthquake.

Most casualties and injuries during an earthquake occur when: people fall while trying to walk or run during the shaking; when they are hit by falling, flying, or sliding items or non-structural debris; and/or when they are struck or trapped by collapsing walls or other parts of the building.

The America’s PrepareAthon! How to Prepare for an Earthquake explains what the public should do before, during and after an earthquake:

  • To prevent potential injuries, take the time to secure your space. Secure items that might fall, fly, or slide in an earthquake. Imagine if the room was picked up and shaken up and down and side to side and then determine what items would be thrown around.
  • Make sure your business is safer during earthquakes and more resistant to earthquake damage. Get professional help to assess the building’s structure and then take steps to install nonstructural solutions, including foundation bolting and cripple wall bracing.

The America’s PrepareAthon! Prepare Your Organization for an Earthquake Playbook  explains how business owners can take the necessary steps now to prepare themselves and their staff for an earthquake.  

The playbook helps to enhance organizational coordination and communication on preparedness and operational continuity by recommending the following:

  • Hold a preparedness discussion to explain company plans and policies to motivate employees to be better prepared at home and work;
  • Explain and practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On;
  • Conduct a tabletop exercise with your staff to ensure that the organization is familiar with and knows how to implement readiness plans;
  • Develop an employee communications plan with all staff contact information, including emergency points of contact;
  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings in your community; and
  • Organize and keep handy important documents such as insurance information and rental or mortgage agreements.

It is important that business owners discuss their plans with their employees to ensure they are aware of what to do and where to go during an earthquake threat.

Top Commercial Mold Damage Tips to Remember After a Flood

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Top Mold Damage Tips to Remember After a Flood

If your home or commercial building recently flooded due to storm damage or some sort of plumbing issues, you're probably unsure of the next step. Not only are you worried about property damage from the water, but you also have to worry about mold in your home or business. Mold can affected indoor air quality, can cause significant property damage, and can cause a foul smell that even the best deodorization techniques can't get rid of! Follow these tips if you're dealing with residential or commercial mold in San Diego.

Get Rid of Moisture

This is the very first step! Before the mold can be properly addressed, as much moisture as possible needs to be removed. If there is standing water, it can be dangerous to walk into your home or commercial property, so please make sure you can safely enter the building or structure. 

Protect Yourself

You just never really know what can be floating around in standing water that can hurt you. For example, electrical wiring. You don't want to endure an electrical shock. Once you know you can safely enter, PROTECT YOURSELF by wearing protective clothing, such as gloves and a face mask.

Hire a Professional

The best thing you can do is leave it to the experts. Rely on a team of professionals to help get your home or business back in tip-top shape. Experts can come in and assess the true extent of the damage and help ensure all of the mold is properly remediated. We promise, it could save you a lot of time, money and headaches in the future. Visit http://www.SERVPROsandiegocitysw.com/ for more information on mold removal.

Protect your San Diego commercial property from rain or storm damage

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Protect your San Diego commercial property from rain or storm damage

Gutters are a very important part of roofs for commercial buildings as they are responsible for transporting water and debris off of roofs. Especially in stormy seasons, it is important to ensure gutters are functioning to their highest ability.

Removal of water and debris in gutters lightens the load on the roof, preventing the possibility of roof leaks and caving under stress from weather. It is important gutters are maintained in optimal working condition to prevent damage to the entire commercial or residential structure. Even though we don't see TOO much rain in San Diego, it's a good idea to be cautious.

Gutters should be inspected twice yearly and cleared of debris that could prevent flow of water and materials from roof. Also, check for standing water in gutters as it could indicate inadequate flow of water. Water should be moving down off the roof toward storm drainage areas. Keeping trees trimmed near the roof will alleviate stress on gutters because the branches will not slow water flow or contribute more debris to gutters.

Ensure water is being funneled away from the building once off the roof, as flooding can sometimes occur due to runoff not having proper.

Water stains on the internal ceiling can indicate a roof leak.

In the case of water damage, roof leaks, and storm damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW provides 24-hour emergency services. Call us at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Mold Remediation In San Diego

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Remediation in San Diego

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – (619) 269-5004

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of San Diego City SW training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

What Causes Commercial Water Damage?

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

What Causes Commercial Water Damage?

Most commercial property owners in San Diego assume their property can only suffer significant water damage during torrential downpours and rare flooding from rainstorms. While this can be true, weather like this is few and far between in San Diego county.

Believe it or not, the most common commercial water damage disasters happen from the following:
 
1.) Sprinkler systems
 
Some office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work with fire protection systems. While these sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are in need of replacement. 
 
2.) Appliances and Equipment
 
We see this most often in restaurants and catering halls, as well as businesses that have appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance falls and sends water across your building, especially on a Friday afternoon when no one is in until monday monring, you may come in to face a water emergency! We've seen this happen A LOT.
 
3.) Broken pipes and plumbing
 
Just like in residential properties, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails, water damage could happen! 
 
If your business or commercial property is suffering from commercial water damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is happy to get you back up and running in record time! Contact us 24/7 at 619-269-5004 for speedy help.

After the fire: Tips for Dealing with Fire Damage In Your San Diego Commercial Property

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

After the fire: Tips for Dealing with Fire Damage In Your San Diego Commercial Property

A commercial fire loss can be overwhelming and mentally traumatic for both the property owner and employees. First and foremost, did you know The American Red Cross provides grief service to help victims, including employees, cope with the mental after effects caused by fire damage? Restoring your commercial property to its previous condition probably seems like an impossible feat. We're here to tell you it isn't. Our fire experts at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can and will help you. Our knowledge, expertise and vast experience can help you get your building looking better than before and back into operational condition. "Like it never even happened." Time is of the essence and getting a trusted restoration partner like us out onsite as soon as possible can save you a lot of headaches down the road. It's critical to call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW so we can get started on the recovery process. We'll work dilligently to clean and restore your property to its pre-fire state. Our team of experts are empathetic and can hold your hand through the very tricky process. We'll guide you ever step of the way. From structural repairs to content restoration to soot cleaning and odor control, you can count on us. Contact SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Property Disasters in San Diego

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Disasters in San Diego

Commercial property disasters at businesses throughout San Diego are more common than you think, and they usually interupt the operations of the business. 

Disaster cleanup at your property calls for immedaite repair work. The repair work should be completed as quickly as possible to reduce the potential for negative impact on revenue, as well as employee morale.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is an experienced and trusted source when it comes to the restoration of commercial properties. We have worked at many restaurants, office buildings, manufacturing plants, retail establishments, and more in San Diego and surrounding cities and neighborhoods.

We're an established commercial mitigation specialist that can provide best practice solutions to get you back up and running "Like it never even happened."

Being a great commercial mitigation and restoration company is much more than simply extracting water and drying a building. We partner with you to get your operations back up and running as quickly as possible. We work closely with your insurance company to keep them informed of every decision we make and communicate why. 

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is here for you when your commercial property faces a disaster. Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We're standing by to help you!

Awesome Yelp Review for Commercial Fire Damage

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

We're so thrilled when we receive a good review from a happy customer! They literally make our day. This review was from a super satisfied customer whose business was destroyed from a commercial fire loss. There was a lot of damage to the building, but we went above and beyond to make every tenant comfortable and informed every step of the way.


If you have a commercial fire loss in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW are the ones you'll want to call.