Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

Visible signs of storm damage

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

After the storm, preventative maintenance

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

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

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Emergency Storm Damage Mitigation Services in San Diego?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Debris from a severe storm blocks a street. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team restores storm damage “Like it never even happened.” As soon as we arrive, we will inspect and assess the damage and tarp and board up any parts of the structure that are exposed to the elements to minimize the potential for further damage.

Wind damage is a common form of storm-related property damage in San Diego. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for protecting your property from wind damage:

Secure Fencing, Porches, Canopies, and Sheds

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

Anchor Any Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

If you have an external fuel tank or any utilities located outside, anchor or tie them down according to the ground anchor instructions. This will help reduce the risk of them overturning and sliding.

Replace Gravel and Rock Landscaping Materials

Rock and gravel materials can cause serious damage during a severe wind event. Gravel has been found in mailboxes during extreme wind events and has even shredded vinyl siding. Replace these materials with a softer material, such as mulch or dirt.

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When you have a storm damage emergency 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.

What Can I Do to Prevent Damage from Santa Ana Winds in San Diego?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Strong winds blow around a high-rise building. We respond to wind and storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our San Diego City, South West team is trained and certified to restore wind and storm-damaged properties in San Diego day and night. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for preparing for wind damage:

Secure Patio Furniture, Canopies, Fencing, Porches, and Sheds

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Seal Cracks and Gaps

Prevent wind or water from coming in. Make sure caulking around windows and doors is in good shape and not cracked, broken, or missing. Fill any holes or gaps around pipes or wires that enter your building with a waterproof sealant.

Anchor Any Fuel Tanks and External Utility Links

If you have an exterior fuel tank or any utilities located outside, anchor or tie them down according to the ground anchor instructions. This will help reduce the risk of them overturning and sliding.

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When you have storm damage in your San Diego home or 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.

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.

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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.

Storm-Damaged Home in Golden Hill?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

A man walks on a city street with an umbrella during a rainstorm. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring storm damage in Golden Hill for many years. Storms often blow in with little or no advanced warning, causing wind and rain damage. March is one of the rainier months of the year in San Diego, bringing on average 2.26 inches of precipitation. If you haven’t already, now is a good time to inspect your home to ensure water can not enter your home during the next storm.

A drone can be used to fly over your home to check for damaged roof tiles or shingles, and it will also show you where your rain gutters are clogged.

Check your downspouts to make sure they are pointed away from your home’s foundation and that there are no barriers that would cause water to pool around your home’s foundation.

Locate the storm drains and check them to make sure they are clear of debris. If the storm drains are blocked, you can report this on the County of San Diego’s website.

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You never know when the next big storm will wreak havoc on your home or commercial business. If you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooding the Gaslamp Quarter?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A scene of the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, California, during the day. We restore storm damage quickly and efficiently in San Diego.

This winter has brought heavy rain and intense storms to the Gaslamp Quarter. Every part of San Diego County has above-normal rainfall to date this season. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW offers this helpful tip from the Institute of Business and Home Safety for protecting your home from heavy rain:

Check wall air conditioners

Internal Drain

If the air conditioning unit has an internal drain, make sure the pipe size is adequate and water is running and flowing freely in order to handle a high volume of water.

Caulking of Air Conditioning Unit Sleeve

Look for any gaps, cracks, or other damage that indicates improper caulking around the edge of the sleeve to the exterior of the building. This increases vulnerability to water entry.

Orientation

Tilting the air conditioning unit sleeves slightly (two degrees) towards the exterior wall can significantly reduce the water’s entry.

Weather Stripping

Proper weather stripping between the air conditioning unit and the sleeve can reduce the water from entering.

If your home has wall air conditioners

  • Ensure the size of internal drain pipe is adequate and water is flowing freely
  • Ensure there is proper caulking and weather stripping around the unit
  • Ensure unit is installed with a 1/4-inch (two-degree) bubble tilt toward the outside

Call Us Today!

When you have storm damage in your Gaslamp Quarter home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to respond quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Worst Flooding in San Diego History?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain falls during a severe storm. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been mitigating and restoring storm damage for San Diegans for many years. We haven’t seen anything like the Flash Flood of 1821 recently. Here’s what happened that year:

That September, a wall of water cascaded down the steep mountain slopes of the east county and filled Mission Valley overnight. Orange objects bobbed up and down like corks on the fast-moving current: ripe pumpkins, hundreds of them, snatched from the fields of El Cajon Valley. The torrent was so strong it forged a levee of silt along its southern shore. It closed the channel to San Diego Bay and changed its course to Mission Bay. Since the day before had been clear, no one expected such a sudden, overwhelming deluge.

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No matter how big the job is, we have the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and restore flood damage. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

When you have a storm damage emergency in your San Diego home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Golden Hill?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A roof has some damaged shingles. San Diegans trust us to restore storm damage 24-hours a day!

Although San Diego is known for having some of the best weather in the world, storms and severe weather does happen in San Diego. We get Santa Ana winds, atmospheric rivers, thunderstorms and monsoonal moisture from the Pacific hurricane season. We have had tsunami warnings and high ocean tides. Winter weather is upon us in Golden Hill and SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants everyone to be prepared for storms. Here are some tips for protecting yourself from winter weather from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping
  • Learn how to keep pipes from freezing
  • Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power
  • Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication
  • Remember the needs of your pets
  • Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights
  • If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact theLow Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW’s highly trained technicians can help. We are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive within four hours of your call. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Golden Hill, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-269-5004.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Wind Warnings for San Diego?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preparing for High Winds

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

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Santa Ana Wind Season in Sherman Heights?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

Santa Ana Winds

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

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Storm Damage in Logan Heights?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown filling the sky at night. We restore storm damage in San Diego County.

I woke to the sound of thunder and lightning. It seemed like the lightning storm lasted forever. I was glad I was home and in bed. In August, lightning lit up the sky in a pre-dawn electrical storm that affected most of San Diego and most of San Diego county. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Logan Heights, and offer these lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service:

Lightning: What You Need To Know

  • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up

Indoor Lightning Safety

  • Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches

Call Us Today!

When your home or business needs storm damage 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. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Extreme Heat Safety Tips for San Diego?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A thermometer is shown in the triple digits. We are trusted leaders in storm restoration services in San Diego County.

Preparing San Diegans for Extreme Heat this Summer

This summer, San Diego is experiencing extreme heat and excessive heat warnings in many parts of San Diego County. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW offers these safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on preparing for extreme heat:

Find places in your community where you can go to get coolwhile following the latest guidelines from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Try to keep your home cool:

  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades
  • Weather-strip doors and windows
  • Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out
  • Use a powered attic ventilator, or attic fan, to regulate the heat level of a building’s attic by clearing hot air
  • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness. For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flash Flooding in East Village?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flood water covers a road. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

East Village Flood Warning?

The San Diego County Department of Public Works offers helpful information on local flooding hazards. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day and offers this information on things you can do now to prepare for a flood event:

  • Educate yourself of the flood risks in your area
  • Find a fast and safe route to high ground from your home, place of work, and school. Be aware of which transportation routes may be closed in case of flooding.
  • Put together an emergency flood kit which should include: a first aid kit with essential medicines, drinking water, a flashlight, batteries, non-perishable food, a portable radio, a can opener, blankets, and warm clothing.
  • Be sure to have temporary care lined up for your pets in case of flooding
  • Buy flood insurance; most homeowners’ policies do not cover flood damage
  • Store your valuables and toxic materials in higher areas of your house
  • Create a list of the contents in your house complete with photographs. This will be useful for flood insurance claims and tax deductions following a flood event.

Call Us!

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

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

Thunderstorms in San Diego?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown striking over the ocean. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Gas Lamp District.

Severe Weather Hits San Diego

Although thunderstorms are less common in southern California, there has been some thunderstorm and lightning activity in San Diego this winter. Thunderstorms are severe storms that can cause lightning, high winds, hail, flash flooding, and tornadoes. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of storm restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies. Here is some helpful information from the National Weather Service  about thunderstorm notification:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued. The watch is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Take shelter in a substantial building. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area that may be impacted by large hail or damaging wind identified by a trained spotter/law enforcement who is watching the storm.

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

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

Flood Warning for San Diego?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

High tides are flooding a coastal walkway. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Downtown San Diego!

Surf’s Up San Diego?

Last month brought unseasonably high temperatures to San Diego County and a high surf advisory and flood warning for the coastal towns. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and floods may:

  • Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems.
  • Develop slowly or quickly. Flash floods can come with no warning.
  • Cause outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day and can typically be on-site within four hours of your call. FEMA offers these instructions to follow if you are under a flood warning:

  • Find shelter right away.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
    • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
  • Depending on the type of flooding:
    • Evacuate if told to do so.
    • Move to higher ground or a higher floor.
    • Stay where you are.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of storm restoration technicians ready to assist you day or night. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your storm damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”  

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

Storm Preparedness in San Diego?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

A couple and their dog walk through some puddles after a heavy rain. San Diegans trust us to restore storm damage 24 hours a day!

Winter is Here in San Diego

San Diego has already had some storms this winter season that brought rain and high winds to many parts of San Diego County. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW responds to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day, and our team of restoration technicians have the advanced training, experience, and equipment to mitigate storm damage or all kinds. Power outages have been a common theme and have impacted many residents, so here are some safety tips from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)to stay safe after a power outage:

  • When in doubt, throw it out! Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees or higher for two hours or more, or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.
  • If the power is out for more than a day, discard any medication that should be refrigerated, unless the drug’s label says otherwise. If a life depends on the refrigerated drugs, consult a doctor or pharmacist and use the medicine only until a new supply is available.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business experiences a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help® Our team of storm restoration technicians is ready to assist you day or night. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your storm damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”  

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

Strong Storms Cause Water Damage in San Diego?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

A tree is shown being buffeted by strong winds. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Logan Heights.

Strong Storms Cause Water Damage in San Diego

It’s that time of year again, and San Diego knows that rain and strong winds can cause storm damage to their homes and businesses. San Diegan homeowners were able to prepare for the first storm of November by obtaining sandbags from local fire departments in areas where water typically comes down onto their houses and can intrude into their homes, causing property damage.

I was shocked when this storm system landed, bringing strong winds of up to 25 miles per hour and anywhere from .14 inches to 2.70 inches of rain to various cities in the county. Freezing temperatures in the higher elevations brought 7 inches of snow to Mount Laguna, and many students in Julian got a snow day! SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been serving the San Diego community for years, and helps residents mitigate storm damage no matter how big the job is. Our 24-hour emergency service has teams of highly trained storm and water restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to your storm damage emergency at all hours.

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San Diego commercial businesses and homeowners trust SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW with their commercial and residential storm damage restoration jobs. Call us today at 619-269-5004.

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

Wind Damage in Logan Heights?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A tree is shown being buffeted by strong winds. We are storm damage restoration specialists in San Diego.

Strong Winds Can Cause Property Damage

San Diego is no stranger to strong winds. Last month we saw a record-setting Artic air mass from the Rockies and Great Basin cause some of the strongest Santa Ana winds to blow through the southern California region. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NOAA), Santa Ana winds are “Strong down slope winds that blow through the mountain passes in southern California. These winds, which can easily exceed forty miles per hours, are warm and dry and can severely exacerbate brush or forest fires, especially under drought conditions.” SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has seen firsthand the damage strong winds and storm damage can do to property in the Logan Heights area, and our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams quickly, so we can arrive and immediately begin securing the property and repairing the damage.

If you experience property damage from high winds or any other type of bad weather, we have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate the damage and restore your home or business back to preloss condition quickly and efficiently.

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When you need residential or commercial storm damage restoration services in Logan Heights, 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.

Rain Coming to San Diego?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A designated parking space is partially covered in water in a flooded parking garage.  We are storm damage restoration specialists in downtown San Diego.

Stormy Days Ahead

Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported the first rainstorms of the season for San Diego on November 19. Snow levels dropped below 5000 feet, and flash flood warnings remained in effect for some areas. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW

has been mitigating flooding and other storm damage emergencies in downtown San Diego for years. Our team is required to undergo initial and continuous training to stay up to speed with technological advances, new industry standards, and best practices. Our 24-hour emergency service allows us to mobilize teams quickly, often arriving on-site and working alongside first responders.

Because we are part of a network of over 1700 franchises nationwide, no job is too big. We can access the resources and personnel of these franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to the Disaster Recovery Teams, elite teams specializing in mitigating major storm and disaster events all across the nation including, most recently:

  • 2020 California wildfires
  • 2019 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina, Wilma, and Rita

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When you need residential or commercial storm damage 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.

Water Leak in Logan Heights?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

A water drop is shown falling into a pool of water. Check you homeowners insurance policy to see what types of water damage are covered under your policy in San Diego.

Little leaks Can Add Up

Did you know that water damage coverage under a homeowner’s insurance policy varies depending on the cause of the damage? In a recent article, Allstate Insurance describes the types of water damage that will and will not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. For instance, water damage caused by a slow leak or a leaky toilet due to poor maintenance will not be covered, but water damage caused by burst pipes and hoses will. Thankfully, locally owned and operated SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has been restoring water damage in the Logan Heights area for years.

Highly Trained Team

Our team of highly trained technicians is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to any size water damage emergency. Our technicians are certified in water damage restoration by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We provide continuous education opportunities to all of our staff to help them stay current with industry standards and best practices.

Call Us Today

When your home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help.® From the moment you contact us, we can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your water damage in Logan Heights, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Pacific Hurricane Season in San Diego?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

High winds and huge waves batter the San Diego coastline during a storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego City.

Pacific Hurricane Predictions for 2020

According to the United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a near, or below-normal hurricane season is predicted for the Central Pacific region. The NOAA report forecasts between two to six tropical storms, including tropical depressions, named storms, and hurricanes. Hurricanes moving through Baja California Sur are known to bring their high winds and rain to San Diego as they rotate clockwise up the coast and inland. You never know when San Diego might experience hurricane or tropical storm damage, but SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is ready to respond to any storm damage emergency you may have. The NOAA describes some of the hazards to expect when a tropical storm hits:

  • Storm surge can bring an abnormal rise in water levels due to high winds, and is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the U.S.
  • Flooding from heavy rains can persist for days after the storm has ended
  • High winds can cause signs and items left outside to become dangerous flying missiles
  • Dangerous waves can harm coastal residents and mariners

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to any size storm damage emergency. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your property damage in San Diego “Like it never even happened.”

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

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW protects San Diego from all kinds of storm damage

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Storms, Severe Storms, and Hurricanes

SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is an expert on restoring property from storm damage.

It can be overwhelming to look at a water-logged building, but the only thing homeowners and business owners need to know is to call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW at (619) 269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has 24-hour emergency service, Sunday through Saturday, including holidays and weekends.

Impress the Neighbors with your Knowledge

  1. Whatever happens, remember: SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is Here to Help®.
  2. The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has a Flood Map Service Center. Enter a location and find out which areas are most likely to flood.
  3. A storm becomes “severe” at wind speeds of 58 mph.
  4. San Diego is more likely to get hit by a tropical storm than by a hurricane.
  5. The difference is that the wind speeds for hurricanes have to be at least 74 mph, so at 73 mph, the storm is a “tropical storm.”
  6. A difference of 1 mph isn’t all that comforting.
  7. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW restores property to preloss conditions.
  8. Storm hazards can include:  hail, lightning, flash floods, low visibility from rain.
  9. Tropical storm and hurricane hazards include the above, as well as: larger hail, inland flooding, and tornadoes.
  10. A severe storm caused the Great Flood of 1862. It remains the largest known flood in the histories of California, Nevada, and Oregon.

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

Link:

https://www.SERVPROsandiegocitysw.com/storm-flooding-restoration

Tsunami in San Diego?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A large Tsunami wave is shown ready to crash onto the shoreline. Storm damage can take many forms in the Gas Lamp Quarter.

Tsunami’s Happen in San Diego

In February a powerful 8.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Chile caused Tsunami warnings to be in effect for the western coast of the Pacific Ocean all the way up to San Diego and north to Santa Monica. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), a tsunami is a series of waves caused by earthquakes or undersea volcanic eruptions. As the waves travel inland, the waves build and become larger the closer they get to the shore. Fortunately for San Diego residents, SERVPRO® of San Diego City  SW has years of experience dealing with all kinds of storm damage and no job is too big. Here are some safety measures you can take if you are under a Tsunami warning in the Gas Lamp Quarter:

  • First, protect yourself from an Earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On.
  • Get to high ground as far inland as possible
  • Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters
  • Listen to emergency information and alert
  • Evacuate: DO NOT wait!
  • Leave as soon as you see any natural signs of a tsunami or receive an official tsunami warning
  • If you are in a boat, go out to sea

Call Us Today

If you experience storm damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your storm damage in the Gas Lamp Quarter “Like it never even happened.”

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

Monsoon Moisture and Thunderstorms in San Diego?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

The southern Pacific Ocean and coastline is shown with heavy clouds above, hinting at storms to come. Thunderstorms are known to happen in San Diego in the Summer.

North American Monsoon

Did you know that monsoon moisture from Mexico can contribute to summer thunderstorms in San Diego? According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), an intraseasonal weather system, called a Madden-Julian Oscillation pattern, can have a significant impact on regions that experience rainy seasons during the Summer, which in turn can impact rainfall in the San Diego region. Last year we experienced thunderstorms from the desert regions all the way to the coast that caused flash flooding and closed roadways. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW has years of experience working on storm damage cleanup and restoration jobs all over the city and offers some tips from the National Weather Service to stay safe in the event you are caught in a severe thunderstorm:

  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to get struck by lightning
  • Stay inside a sturdy building or shelter that can protect you from lightning, hail, and damaging winds
  • Stay away from windows
  • Bring your pets inside
  • Postpone outdoor activities until the storm has passed

Call Us Today

If your San Diego home or business suffers storm damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants to help. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll clean restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

Firestorm Damage in Logan Heights?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Sunrise over the desert brings with it hot, dry Santa Ana Winds to Southern California. Santa Ana winds are a common occurrence in San Diego.

Santa Ana Windstorms

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), Santa Ana winds occur in southern California and bring strong, hot, dust-bearing winds to the Pacific Coast from inland desert regions. These hot, dry winds are known to contribute to wildfires as they dry out vegetation and create the optimum setting for combustible fuels for fires. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW wants the residents of Logan Heights to be prepared and offers these tips from the County of San Diego and the National Fire Protection Association for landscaping around your home to prevent firestorm damage:

California State law requires that residents treat 100 feet of defensible space around their homes. 

  • Remove dead vegetation and other flammable materials
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained
  • Prune tree limbs
  • Stack firewood away from the home
  • Make sure the home's address is visible to emergency vehicles

Call Us Today

If your home or business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained professionals ready to respond day or night and can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004. We’ll restore your storm damage in the Logan Heights area “Like it never even happened.”

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

Help! I have water damage. What do I do?

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a home with drywall cuts and no flooring. Storm water damage to a property in Chula Vista.

When water damage strikes your San Diego property, most of us don't know where to start.

That's where SERVPRO comes in. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have been trusted by thousands and thousands of property owners to help them with their water damage cleanup needs.

A little bit about SERVPRO of San Diego City SW:

1.) Independently owned and operated. We were started by two childhood best friends, Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz.

2.) We are licensed (CSLB #1037786), we are bonded, we hold the proper insurance including workers compensation, auto insurance, as well as general liability insurance.

3.) Our team is trained and holds a high number of designations with the IICRC.

4.) We do it all, from the mitigation work to the reconstruction, we are a one stop shop.

5.) We bill insurance directly, taking away some stress and hassle for you.

The proof is in the pudding. Which is why we have awesome Yelp reviews. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.

Storm Water Damage in San Diego

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

A property in downtown San Diego that had damage from heavy rains in early 2019.

Storm water damage?  We know what you're thinking, "This is San Diego!"  But water damage from severe storms do happen in San Diego, even if we aren't prone to them like other parts of the country are.

When storm damage affects your property - whether it be from a tree falling on your roof, rain damage, wind damage, etc.  SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is happy to help you put back the pieces. We are an insurance preferred vendor for most insurance companies, and there is a reason why. Not only do we do good work, but we have a level of customer service within our company that is pretty unparalleled.  We are locally owned and operated, but don't let that fool you.  As a family owned company based in San Diego, we are large enough to handle any size job, but small enough to care about the work we do.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we'll be there.  You can reach us at 619-269-5004. 

Storm Water Damage in San Diego

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

A property in downtown San Diego that had damage from heavy rains in early 2019.

Storm water damage?  We know what you're thinking, "This is San Diego!"  But water damage from severe storms do happen in San Diego, even if we aren't prone to them like other parts of the country are.

When storm damage affects your property - whether it be from a tree falling on your roof, rain damage, wind damage, etc.  SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is happy to help you put back the pieces. We are an insurance preferred vendor for most insurance companies, and there is a reason why. Not only do we do good work, but we have a level of customer service within our company that is pretty unparalleled.  We are locally owned and operated, but don't let that fool you.  As a family owned company based in San Diego, we are large enough to handle any size job, but small enough to care about the work we do.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we'll be there.  You can reach us at 619-269-5004. 

Crawl space water damage in San Diego

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of mold in a crawl space where there was water damage due to heavy rains.

If you have water in your crawl space at your residence or business, it could be resulting from storm or rain damage, or another source of water intrusion.

Most of the time, depending on the severity, water extraction is needed as well as drying and dehumidification. 

If you think you have crawl space water damage in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the restoration contractor to call.  We have dedicated crews of professionals on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with any sort of water damage need.

We are an insurance preferred vendor for most insurance companies.  What that means is there will be no hassle when it comes to billing, and we will bill your insurance company directly.

You can reach us every single day of the year, rain or shine, at 619-269-5004.

Make sure to choose a vendor who is licensed, bonded, and insured.  Check their license status by visiting the California State Contractor’s Board at www.cslb.ca.gov.

Hotel Water Damage Cleanup in downtown San Diego

7/13/2019 (Permalink)

This is a photo of a commercial water damage job in downtown San Diego that flooded from a drain back-up during the heavy rains in San Diego.

As the downtown San Diego SERVPRO (sometimes spelled Service pro or SERVPRO), we are the go-to water damage experts for high-rise HOAs, as well as hotels.

When hotels have water damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW are the ones who usually get the call, as we are members of the San Diego Hotel Motel Association and have built strong relationships thanks to that, as well as we have deep and wide experience working in hotels, and we make it our priority to have clean job sites, as well as minimize business disruption.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year, including holidays. Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

Commercial Flooding in San Diego

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of a dehumidifier on a water damage cleanup job in Chula Vista.

While storms are rare in San Diego, they do happen! And while even rarer in summertime in San Diego, they do happen!  We would know.

One recent job that SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was called for was a water damage dry out for a public building in Chula Vista, that was having its roof replaced in the summertime, and while the roof was torn off, a rare but powerful downpour occurred, causing damage to the interior of the building in JULY!

Thankfully, SERVPRO was called, and we were onsite immediately to assess the damage and place equipment.  We were running against tight timelines, but we made it work and surpassed expectations.

If you have water damage in San Diego, call SERVPRO 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 619-269-5004.

Hotel Water Damage in downtown San Diego

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

When your hotel has water damage, you need a trusted team of experts to assist you. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is on-call and available 24/7.

This photo illustrates severe water damage to a hotel in downtown San Diego.

During the heavy rains we experienced in December 2018, this property suffered from devastating rain damage.

Because SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was listed as a preferred vendor for the building's insurance company, we received the call to assist the management company and building owners with extraction and proper mitigation and remediation efforts.

Our team worked several shifts around the clock to get the building dried properly and get the rooms open again. Management was incredibly pleased with the level of service they received from SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, and has continued to call us when they have water damage - big and small.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reach us at 619-269-5004.

Severe Storm Damage Cleanup Experts in San Diego

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

A scene from Louisiana in 2016.

Thankfully, San Diego doesn't experience severe storm damage situations. Unlike our friends down south and back east, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and extreme water damage due to rains and floodings is not common in our part of the country.

But that doesn't stop our team from being "all hands on deck" when our friends in other areas of the States suffer from catastrophic storm damage.

Did you know that for the past several years, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has traveled to Louisiana, Texas, and Sonoma, California to assist with storm cleanup and fire/smoke/soot cleanup?

That's right. Members of our incredible team relocate for weeks or months at a time to assist homeowners and business owners at their time of need. Uprooting their lives, leaving behind families, because they know how important it is to serve and help when offered a chance.

It's a core value that is built into the principles of our business, started by Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz, the owners of our company.

So when you're looking for who to let into your home, choose the good guys! That's us.

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

When Storm Damage Disrupts Your Life

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Two of the vehicles in our fleet.

In San Diego, unexpected storm damage doesn't happen often, but it definitely can and does happen. Last summer in Chula Vista, an unexpected 10 minute torrential downpour flooded a commercial property over a weekend, when the roof had been being worked on - to the tune of thousands of dollars in damages.

Luckily, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW was called and we responded to the job within 30 minutes. We worked hand-in-hand with the contractors and building officials on the scope and the process, we brought in our generator for temporary power to run the equipment, and we helped the contractors meet their project deadline, saving them thousands of dollars.

If unexpected storm damage strikes your business or home, call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We're here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Catastrophic Storm Damage Cleanup Crew in California

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

A photo of just some of the fleet of SERVPRO vehicles during a catastrophic storm. We're your experts during times of disaster in recovery.

When catastrophic and unexpected storms hit our beautiful country, SERVPRO, including SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, has your back.

As a national brand that you know and trust, our over 1,700 independently owned and franchises, come together to help rebuild the devastation that nature causes.

We are proud to be one of the SERVPRO franchises that has traveled not only to Louisiana, but to Texas, during times of severe water damage due to hurricanes, and then to Sonoma, California with the wildfires that ravaged the area in fall 2017.

When storm damage strikes your business or residence, rest assured our entire team is dedicated to making the unexpected damage "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004. When your property is facing an emergency, we can usually arrive onsite within one hour.

Got Water Damage? We can help!

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard, our team, including our owners, traveled to Houston to assist with flood cleanup efforts.

When unexpected water damage strikes your business or residence, the best decision you'll make is deciding who to hire to help you with the cleanup process. Thankfully, you've found us, which means you are half-way there! 

When dealing with an emergency water situation where proper restoration is required, our crew of friendly and kind employees would be happy to hold your hand through the entire process.

Whether it's a leaky kitchen sink, unexpected (rare in San Diego) storm damage, a pipe burst, or a sewage backup, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has got your back!

Here's how it works:

1.) You call us. 24/7 at 619-269-5004

2.) We schedule an appointment, or if it's an emergency situation, we're onsite within 30 minutes to 1 hour

3.) We get to work assessing damage and reviewing scope

4.) We communicate to you, your insurance company (if you're filing a claim), and an insurance adjuster where necessary. This is where we differ from those other guys. We work with your insurance directly on your behalf so there aren't any unexpected or surprise charges at the end of the job

5.) We bill insurance direct

6.) A HAPPY AND SATISFIED CLIENT (you!)

We're here to make you happy and restore your property "Like it never even happened." Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

Storm Damage Cleanup Experts in San Diego

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

This is a before photo from a category 3 storm cleanup that SERVPRO of San Diego City SW performed.

Storm damage isn't something that's usually on your mind as a homeowner or property owner in San Diego. We get it, we live in the land of sunshine and moderate weather pretty much year-round.

But storm damage in San Diego can and does happen. Just last summer, there was a sudden 12 minute downpour in south San Diego that caused severe damage to a commercial property that we did the emergency water cleanup work on.

If storm damage does hit your San Diego property, there is no one better to call than the team of SERVPRO of San Diego City SW. Not only do we do year-round water cleanup work here in San Diego County, but the last several years we've traveled to both Texas and Louisiana to assist with hurricane cleanup efforts there.

So when emergency water damage here in San Diego strikes your property, call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. 

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW and Hurricane Harvey

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Here's one of our owners, Ben, walking back to the car after doing a walk through for a family affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Back when Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast in 2017, we all knew pretty quickly that the devastation would be wide and massive. What we didn't know is that so many of our incredible team members would volunteer to uproot themselves from their daily life here in San Diego and travel to Texas to assist with cleanup efforts.

Once we got word that floodwaters were receding, 6 of our team members as well as our two owners, Ben and Jordan, made the drive out to Houston where we had rented an AirBnB and began cleanup efforts for a number of families in the greater Houston area.

All in all, our team was out there for about 5-6 weeks. They said goodbye to their families and normal lives, because they knew this was a historic opportunity to assist families who needed the help getting back into their homes.

We made lasting relationships and our clients have invited us to stay with them anytime we're back in town! Though hopefully next time it'll be for fun, and not for a natural disaster cleanup.

When Unexpected Storm Damage Ruins Your Home

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Here in beautiful San Diego, we don't often have severe weather. But residential storm damage does happen each and every year. If mother nature takes its toll and damages your property, use these 7 tips for cleaning up after a storm.

1. Get Protective Clothing. Prior to going inside your home, it is imperative that you wear protective boots, clothing, gloves, eye protection, and a mask. Flood waters carry sewage, bacteria and chemical compounds that may be dangerous.

2. Document the Damage.  To help with insurance and FEMA claims, you really need to document the damage as soon as it's safe to do so. Take photos and videos of your entire home from each and every angle. Make sure to get exterior and interior photos!

3. Water Extraction.  This, you may need help with. Flood water contains potentially dangerous bacteria, rodents, and insects. It's recommended that you have water extraction handled by a locally owned and operated professional disaster response team.

4. Open Windows. Circulating fresh air is an important step for cleaning up after flood damage and preventing mold growth. 

5. Remove Personal Items. Furniture, clothing, and other items in the house can be removed to speed the drying. Prior to throwing away damaged items, take photographs, and have them evaluated to see if they can be cleaned and restored. 

6. Remove Carpeting, Wet Drywall, and Insulation. If the storm water contains sewage, which many floods do, the flooring in the home will probably have to be removed. Drywall and insulation that has been touched by flood waters and saturated will also have to be removed. This helps prevent future mold growth.

7. Scrub Every Surface.  Each and every surface should be scrubbed with a powerful disinfectant. Your local SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is available 24x7 and stands at the ready to inspect, extract water, disinfect, dehumidify, and restore your home quickly.

This list might seem overwhelming, and it is. Cleaning up and restoring your home after a storm or water damage in San Diego requires hard work, proper tools, and specialized equipment. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Is locally owned and operated, and we'll work directly with your insurance company for a stress-free claim. Call us 24/7 at (619) 269-5004.

Storm Damage Cleanup Specialists in San Diego

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

When your San Diego home or business is facing a disaster, you don’t need to face it alone. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is a professional water restoration business, and we can help you take care of the overwhelming number of things that need to be done. Some things are highly technical and insurance policies require proper mitigation treatments, otherwise they could potentially not cover expensive secondary damage. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is a fully licensed and locally owned restoration and remediation company, and we are highly proficient in full service restoration from start to finish. Our damage restoration technicians are highly trained, experienced, and hold specialist certifications such as IICRC, CRA, and we back them up with our state-of-the art specialty drying equipment.

We are the experts when it comes to water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold remediation services in San Diego, California. Our pack out division can remove your furniture and other belongings and protect them from further damage, storing them at our secure facility.

San Diego may not get a lot of storm damage cleanup, but we do get some. Our storm damage repair services range from debris cleanup to complete reconstruction. Our damage restoration technicians are highly trained, experienced, and hold specialist certifications such as IICRC, CRA, and we back them up with our state-of-the art specialty drying equipment.

We serve both residential and commercial clientele throughout San Diego County, and we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (619) 269-5004.

Emergency Storm Cleanup In San Diego

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Why Choose SERVPRO of San Diego City SW?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your San Diego home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

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We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country and even utilize Disaster Recovery Teams for major storms and disasters.

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Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too, and are proud to be part of the San Diego community.

Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2016 Louisiana Flooding
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Rain, rain go away

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

Rain, rain go away


What's one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S.? If you answered "floods", you are correct!


Heavy rainstorm can cause incredible damage to your property! Make sure you are prepared. Though heavy rain in California is rare, it DOES happen, and we've seen all too well the damage it can do to unsuspecting homeowners and property owners who aren't prepared for the aftermath of that. 


Here at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW we like to be helpful, so here are a few tips to help your home or business avoid floods:


1.) Purchase flood insurance! Get a call in to your insurance agent to ensure your insurance covers floods


2.) Make sure your rain gutters and other drainage systems are installed properly, and clean out your rain gutters frequently


3.) Fix LEAKS IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait until it's too late!


4.) Spend some extra money to install a rubber roof underlayment. It's a waterproof barrier that goes under the shingles and protects your home from water intrusion


If you do experience a flood in your home or business, call us. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is available 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We'll help get your property back into shape "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Goes East For The Louisiana Flood of 2016

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Goes East For The Louisiana Flood of 2016
 
Summer of 2016 brought some of the worst flooding to the state that it has ever seen, causing over 40,000 homeowners to suffer damage.
 
During huge national storms like this, SERVPROs from across the country band together to mobilize efforts and assist those affected. 
 
Our location, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, was one of them.
 
We arrived in Lousiana last August with several crews from our location and immediately began assisting homeowners with demolition, cleanup, drying and restoration efforts. Our teams were onsite for over a month, during this time we built close relationships with the people we served, who were incredibly thankful to SERVPRO franchisees for offering these emergency services.
 
One of our owners, Jordan, had this to say about his experience, "Seeing what these families had to endure was heartbreaking. We were happy to be involved and in the trenches assisting them with rebuilding their homes and their lives."