Recent Water Damage Posts

Condo Water Damage in San Diego

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Condo Water Damage in San Diego Water damage to a condo in downtown San Diego.

This photo was taken in a HOA/condo high-rise in San Diego during a recent water damage inspection.

The client had his own fan running (ours are industrial grade), and the blue tape marks show affected areas.  Our project managers use this to assist our crews with where demolition needs to take place.

In this case, water damage was caused by a leak in the unit above, which can be fairly common in San Diego high rises.

Because we are the downtown San Diego SERVPRO, we work regularly in high rises and HOAs. We know the rules, we know what questions to ask the management company, and we know how to keep residents happy.

If you have condo water damage in San Diego, call the team here at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW.  We can be reached 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

Water Damage to a Dentist's Office in San Diego

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to a Dentist's Office in San Diego Water damage in a dentist's office in San Diego.

This photo shows what happens when significant water damage occurs to a commercial property, in this case, a dentist's office in San Diego.

The water damage was so severe that the majority of the building materials had to be removed, including all of the flooring.

In this case, the materials under the flooring required "floor scraping", which isn't always the case. Thankfully, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW has state-of-the-art equipment, including a "ride on" floor scraper, that does the work in less than half the time of manual labor. Time is money in business, and we want to get our customers back in operations. 

If you have commercial water damage in San Diego and require water removal or extraction, call SERVPRO San Diego City SW 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We can be reached at 619-269-5004.

Water Damage Cleanup in Downtown San Diego

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup in Downtown San Diego Equipment placed and tape marks where drywall cuts will need to be made.

When you have water damage, most of us have no idea where to begin. That is where we come in. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the go-to water damage cleanup company in San Diego, and there are so many reasons why.  We'll get into those reasons later.

This photo shows a condo in San Diego that suffered from water damage. The owners called SERVPRO of San Diego City SW to assist them in the cleanup, and we arrived onsite during their scheduled inspection time to walk the property and identify the areas that were wet, and give them a scope and game plan.

We held their hand every step of the way.  From the insurance claims process to the repair put back - we'll be there.

Do yourself a favor and choose an insurance preferred vendor, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-269-5004.

Downtown San Diego's SERVPRO for Water Damage Needs

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Downtown San Diego's SERVPRO for Water Damage Needs Water damage at a condo high-rise in downtown San Diego.

For residents of downtown and uptown San Diego, we are absolutely the go-to SERVPRO.  As the closest SERVPRO for area residents, our average response time is typically 45 minutes for an emergency call - morning, noon, or night.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW knows that time is of the essence when dealing with water damage, because our goal is always to save the materials in your home or business, and when you arrive quickly to an emergency water loss, you have a better chance of being able to "dry in place", when means less demo, when means less construction.

No one ever plans for a water damage emergency, but they do happen. And when it does, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW can hold your hand through the entire process.  Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

How does a water damage insurance claim work?

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How does a water damage insurance claim work? Water damage from a second story tore through this ceiling at a business in San Diego.

If you suspect or know you have water damage at your San Diego business or residence, depending on the amount of damage, you may find yourself filing a claim with your homeowner's insurance provider.

 There are a few things to know when you file an insurance claim for water damage.1. You can hire whoever you want to help you with the water damage cleanup. Your insurance carrier will have a preferred vendor, and most of the time that is us, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW, but you do reserve the right to hire whomever you wish to help you with your water damage cleanup. 2. When you call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW:We arrive onsite and will assess and stabilize the situation. This means if there is standing water, we will remove it by using our water extraction tools. We will then contact your insurance company to confirm scope before doing any invasive acts such as demolition of wet drywall, this way we ensure there are proper approvals in place, or if there isn't, we can let you know what type of work you're looking at. 3. We bill your insurance direct:We're not like those other guys that refuse to work with your insurance company and will hand you over our bill and demand you pay up. We will bill your insurance directly and agree on cost with them, that way you aren't left paying thousands of dollars out of pocket that your insurance company is refusing to pay.  If you need water damage cleanup services anywhere in San Diego, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004. We promise to make it "Like it never even happened."

24/7 Water Cleanup Company in San Diego

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 24/7 Water Cleanup Company in San Diego Here's a photo of saturated carpet at a residence in El Cajon, San Diego.

If you find yourself Googling the phrase "24/7 water damage cleanup company in San Diego", and you've landed on our page, look no further!  First thing is first, give us a call at 619-269-5004, someone will always answer the phone!

Now, the fact that you need emergency water damage cleanup in the middle of the night is not fun. But let your pain be our pleasure, our technicians can be onsite within 1 hour typically (yes, even in the middle of the night!), and they will begin immediately with emergency water extraction which will help prevent any secondary damage.

Once our water extraction has taken place and we've set up some specialty drying equipment, we'll set an appointment for the next day to review the entire scope of work with you and help you through the process. Whether you'll be paying out of pocket or filing an insurance claim, we can assist you every step of the way.

And you should know, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is a preferred vendor for most insurance companies. This is important because it means you won't be stuck with a bill from an independent contractor, while your insurance company says their scope of work wasn't approved! 

Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.  

24/7 Emergency Water Damage Removal

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

When unexpected water damage hits your property, allow SERVPRO of San Diego City SW to help.

Our highly trained and experienced water damage cleanup team and water restoration experts will arrive at your San Diego home or office usually within 1 hour of receiving a call. Whether it's water extraction that's needed, or an inspection using moisture monitoring equipment, we've got your back every step of the way.

We use commercial grade air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity in your home and restore your property back to normal. Once the dry out process is complete, we can handle repairs if you need us to.

SERVPRO has been providing mold removal, fire damage repair, biohazard cleanup, and water damage services since 1967.  We're the brand you know and trust. 

If you need urgent water damage cleanup services, we're here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us anytime at 619-269-5004.

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Water Damage Cleanup Crew In San Diego

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

When you are looking for an emergency water damage cleanup crew in the San Diego area, look no further than the experts of SERVPRO of San Diego City SW.

Being centrally located, our average response time to an emergency water damage occurrence is less than one hour.  This means that 2am pipe burst that you have can be handled swiftly.  We also answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can reach us at any time, any day of the year, at 619-269-5004.

Since we opened our doors several years ago, we've quickly become the go-to restoration experts for property managers, plumbers, facilities managers, and homeowners alike. We can be trusted to take care of your property or your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial & Business Water Damage in San Diego

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial & Business Water Damage in San Diego Here's a photo of Jordan, one of the owners of our franchise, onsite doing moisture monitoring.

When your commercial business faces water damage in San Diego, we want to be the ones you call. We have an average response time of less than 2 hours, and our team is dedicated to making your loss, "Like it never even happened."

We got a call several months ago from a large hotel in the San Diego area that had had a fire in one of their hotel rooms, and as a result of the fire and the fire being extinguished, three floors of hotel rooms were flooded in the process. This is actually fairly common, even if a fire is contained to one room or a small area of a structure or property, the secondary water damage can be massive, and it can be a massive headache.

But let your pain be our pleasure. We'd be honored to hold your hand through the process of restoring your business or property back from water damage. Our team is honest, we're thorough, and we will hold your hand every step of the way.

Truly there is no job too big or too small for us, and you can reach us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. When you are in San Diego and facing commercial or business water damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is who to call.

Sewage Backup Cleanup in San Diego

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sewage Backup Cleanup in San Diego A photo of a bathroom that had a sewage backup in the downtown area of San Diego.

It's not pleasant having to deal with a sewage backup. We often get calls from San Diego homeowners or renters that need help with cleaning up their home or place of business after a sewage backup occurs.

 Three common causes of sewage backups are: A ClogJust like drain pipes, main sewer lines can become clogged, which can cause sewage backups in your home. If it's just one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be giving you trouble, it could just be a clog in that drain. However, if a flush creates a sewage backup in your home, you probably have a blockage in your main sewer line. A few tips to try and prevent clogs are: 1. Do not use your toilet as a waste basket! Flush only toilet paper down your toilet.2. Avoid dumping large quantities of anything down your garbage disposal. Use the trash bin instead.3. Do not pour grease down your drain. Grease and fat, even when liquid, can harden your plumbing, collecting debris and creating a fierce clog. Tree RootsAnother common cause of home sewer backups is tree roots. Even if the area directly above your sewer line is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could be the cause of your sewage backup problem.Collapsed and/or broken sewer linesIf you San Diego home or property, your sewage backup could be caused by broken, cracked, or collapsed lines. Plastic sewer lines have become the norm now, but most older homes were built using cast iron and clay piping that can break down over time. If you are dealing with a sewage backup in San Diego, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004. Our trained team of professionals can get your home clean and back in shape "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage in San Diego

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage in San Diego

There are many scenarios that cause water damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW knows that water damage emergencies in your home can be traumatic for you and your family. That’s why it’s critical for professionals to immediately address, assess and fix the problem.

Causes of Water Damage

Sometimes appliances can cause more harm than good. When your washing machine, dishwasher, sink or toilet flood, we can be there to fix the problem and restore damage from water quickly.

We have experience with water damage restoration from the following:

Leaking water lines or pipes

Overflowing sinks, bathtubs or toilets

Backed up sewage and septic tank lines

Washing machine or dishwasher overflow

Heavy rain or storms

And more.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is always there for you with 24/7 emergency services. Whatever the cause of the water damage in your home or business, we offer a full menu of service options to restore your property, including:

Water damage assessment

Water extraction

Drying of affected areas such as walls, carpet, padding and furniture

Cleaning and restoration of possessions such as clothes, linens, books and documents

Remediating mold and mildew damage

Locating and repairing the source of leaking water

Storm damage repair

Assisting with filing insurance claims

Why Call Us for Water and Flood Damage Repairs?

We respond and work quickly – Depending on the extent of the damage, we may be able to restore water damage in your home in as little as three days.

We help with your claims – Working with insurance companies while recovering from water damage is stressful. We can work with your insurance company to settle claims quickly.

Water Damage in San Diego

There are many scenarios that cause water damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of San Diego City SW knows that water damage emergencies in your home can be traumatic for you and your family. That’s why it’s critical for professionals to immediately address, assess and fix the problem.

Causes of Water Damage

Sometimes appliances can cause more harm than good. When your washing machine, dishwasher, sink or toilet flood, we can be there to fix the problem and restore damage from water quickly.

We have experience with water damage restoration from the following:

Leaking water lines or pipes

Overflowing sinks, bathtubs or toilets

Backed up sewage and septic tank lines

Washing machine or dishwasher overflow

Heavy rain or storms

And more.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is always there for you with 24/7 emergency services. Whatever the cause of the water damage in your home or business, we offer a full menu of service options to restore your property, including:

Water damage assessment

Water extraction

Drying of affected areas such as walls, carpet, padding and furniture

Cleaning and restoration of possessions such as clothes, linens, books and documents

Remediating mold and mildew damage

Locating and repairing the source of leaking water

Storm damage repair

Assisting with filing insurance claims

Why Call Us for Water and Flood Damage Repairs?

We respond and work quickly – Depending on the extent of the damage, we may be able to restore water damage in your home in as little as three days.

We help with your claims – Working with insurance companies while recovering from water damage is stressful. We can work with your insurance company to settle claims quickly.

For all your water damage restoration and repair needs, call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at (619) 269-5004.

Why Choose SERVPRO of San Diego City SW

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

When your home is business is suffering from water damage, it can be overwhelming selecting a restoration company in San Diego. Here are just some reasons why other San Diegans routinely turn to SERVPRO of San Diego City SW for their water mitigation needs.

Not only do we serve residential and commercial clientele throughout San Diego County, you can turn to us at any time of the day or night and rest assured we’ll get the job done right. We live for making our customers happy and satisfied, no questions asked. We guarantee a job well done.

Whether you have a broken pipe, a burst washing machine hose, or a leaking water heater, you will want a professional water extraction and often structural drying to prevent crumbling drywall, warped and cracking wood. By hiring professionals now, you can avoid a need for mold remediation later. Sewage backups in San Diego are clearly a health problem, but even water from clean sources become loaded with bacteria and viruses in just 24 hours. There’s a lot more to it than just pumping out water. Our specialty drying equipment and years of experience and training make all the difference in a quick recovery and a slow, much more expensive restoration.

If needed, we have a pack out division that can remove furniture and other personal belongings from harms way, and store them in our secure facility until your home or business is back in tip-top shape. We’ll return them, unpack them, and we’ll work closely with your insurance company to help expedite your claim.

Call us at (619) 269-5004.

Emergency Water Damage Tips For Your San Diego Property

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

Emergency Water Damage Tips For Your San Diego Property

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Call SERVPRO of San Diego City SW 24/7 at 619-269-5004 for all of your emergency water removal needs. Our trusted experts can be onsite in under an hour.

Our Water Damage Customers Love Us!

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Our Water Damage Customers Love Us!

Thank you to Annie for this wonderful 5-star review she left SERVPRO of San Diego City SW on Yelp last year. 

"I absolutely love these guys. My house was flooded during one of San Diego's epic 3-inch rain storms (seriously...has the city heard of drainage??). I called a several companies when it happened, but SERVPRO of San Diego City SW were the only ones able to immediately send out a crew to assess the damage, suck out the water, set up machines, etc. etc. They worked closely with my insurance to get everything sorted - and everyone knows what a pain insurance companies can be. They were the MOST professional company and so great to work with. They went above and beyond in all my millions of requests (and I can definitely be picky). They're super communicative and truly listened to me. I worked closely with Ben & Jordan and can't say enough about how fantastic my experience was with them. I even recommended them to a friend who is a property manager and he has used them several times since then. He also has nothing but positive things to say about every interaction he has had with them. Thank you guys so much!!"

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW and our water, fire and mold experts are here 24/7 for all of your remediation or restoration needs. Call us at 619-269-5004.

SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Gets Outstanding Certificate of Satisfaction

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of San Diego City SW Gets Outstanding Certificate of Satisfaction Check out our perfect score!

Are you like us? Do you LOVE getting rave reviews for work you performed? Of course you do.

Here at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW we take our work very seriously. We love what we do, we love our customers, and we want to make each and every person we serve VERY HAPPY. Everyone from the facilities management team to HOA members, to tenants and owners and insurance adjusters and agents.

We were SO delighted to receive this 10/10 PERFECT score on water damage work performed for a client in San Diego proper.

This client had a pipe burst in their unit and called our team out! We were on-site within an hour, extracting huge amounts of water from the entire property. We were able to help get this client's home back in tip-top shape within just a few days.

If you have water damage, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the remediation company for you! Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004. 

When You Have a Water Loss In San Diego, CA

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

When You Have a Water Loss In San Diego, CA

When it's the middle of the night (or day!), and you find yourself dealing with a flooded home due to water damage, there is no one better to call in San Diego than SERVPRO of San Diego City SW.
 
Our excellent team is there and ready 24/7 to help you get your home back to the way it was before. But swift action is important! Serious damage can occur if issues are not addressed as soon as possible.
 
Our mitigation company will come out and inspect your property. If there is any standing water, it must be removed quickly by our experts here at SERVPRO of San Diego City SW. We'll want to be on site ASAP to ensure the home does not begin to mold or mildew.
 
Once any standing water is removed, we'll set up our professional grade drying equipment and inspect the property to see if any demo will be required. We'll keep you informed every step of the way and work closely with your insurance company. We even do the rebuild construction of your property after water damage has hit your home, so you have to deal only with one company, and not search for contractors.
 
If you are searching for a company in San Diego that offers water, fire or mold remediation services, SERVPRO of San Diego City SW is the one for you! Call us 24/7 at 619-269-5004.

What to do before help arrives with a contaminated water loss

2/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items

Don't:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas

What to do before help arrives with a clean water loss

2/22/2016 (Permalink)

Do:

  • Shut off the source of water if possible
  • Turn off the circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe to access
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet

Don't:

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazard may exist
  • Leave books, newspaper, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors