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Water Heater Leak in San Diego CA 92107

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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This is a water damage job that was caused by a water heater leak in San Diego, CA.  The affected areas of this garage was the drywall and flooring.  Both the drywall and flooring needed to be removed in the affected areas due to bound water and insulation removal. Laminate wood flooring was also removed due to presence of vapor barrier beneath the flooring.  

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW was able to preform the demolition and dry out work.  Listed below is a review that was left by our client.  

"I was referred to SERVPRO when my water heater blew in the garage, and the water leaked inside the walls. Scott came in, explained everything in details, and checked for wet spots inside the wall and floor.
All employees were very polite, always on time, and left the place very clean. In the end, they did a great job, and I will definitely use them again if I ever need (I hope I don't!).
Before hiring any water damage restoration service in San Diego, I highly recommend you speak with Scott." 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is locally owned and operated and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster.  

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Water Damage Caused By Storm

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

24/7 Emergency Service Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration 619-435-0365

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster to any Size Water Emergency

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. 

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit San Diego, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. No job is too big for SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today: (619) 435-0365

Do I Have Water Damage??

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

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Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

More than just removing excess water, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW restoration professionals have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

Our professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Flood vs Homeowners Insurance

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

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There basically are two insurance policies that deal with a homeowner's damage due to water -- a flood insurance policy and a homeowners insurance policy. Losses not covered by one of these policies may be covered by the other. Knowing the losses to which your home could be exposed will help you decide whether to buy one or both of these insurance coverage.

While insurance policies may differ in the coverage provided from homeowner to homeowner, there often are basic features common to all policies. You should ask your insurance agent or insurance company about the specifics of your insurance policy. In the meantime, the Insurance Information Network of California offers the following general information based on standard insurance policies.

Flood Insurance

As the name implies, a standard flood insurance policy, which is written by the National Flood Insurance Program, provides coverage up to the policy limit for damage caused by a flood. The dictionary defines "flood" as a rising and overflowing of a body of water onto normally dry land. For insurance purposes, the word "rising" in this definition is the key to distinguishing flood damage from water damage. Generally, damage caused by water that has been on the ground at some point before damaging your home is considered to be flood damage. A handful of examples of flood damage include:

  • A nearby river overflows its banks and washes into your home.
  • A heavy rain seeps into your basement because the soil can't absorb the water quickly enough
  • A heavy rain or flash flood causes the hill behind your house to collapse into a mud slide that oozes into your home.

Flood damage to your home can be insured only with a flood insurance policy -- no other insurance will cover flood damage. Flood insurance is available through your insurance agent, insurance company or local Federal Emergency Management Office (FEMA). To determine if your home is located in a flood plain, contact your county planning office. If you are living in a flood plain, flood insurance may be an excellent purchase.

Homeowners Insurance

A homeowners insurance policy doesn't provide coverage for flood damage, but it does provide coverage for many types of water damage to your home. Just the opposite from flood damage, for insurance purposes, water damage is considered to occur when water damages your home before the water comes in contact with the ground. A few examples of water damage include:

  • A hailstorm smashes your window, permitting hail and rain free access into your home.
  • A heavy rain soaks through the roof, allowing water to drip through your attic or ceiling.
  • A broken water pipe spews water into your home.

Even if flood or water damage is not covered by your homeowners insurance policy, losses from theft, fire or explosion resulting from water damage is covered. For example, if a nearby creek overflows and floods your home, and looters steal some of your furnishings after you evacuate, the theft would be covered by your homeowners insurance because it is a direct result of the water damage. However, the flood damage would be covered only if you have flood insurance.

It's important to note that flood insurance and homeowners insurance do not duplicate coverage for water damage. Instead, they complement each other.

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides free inspections. 

(619) 435-0365 (24/7 Office) 

Children and Fire

7/4/2019 (Permalink)

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Many Children who set fires lack both supervision and fire safety education.  The following are a few things, according to the Burn Institute, that you can do to make sure your children are safe.

        Educate your children that: 

  • Fire is a tool, not a toy. 
  • Fire is dangerous and that it can kill. 
  • All fires, even small ones, can spread quickly.
  • Even adults must follow fire safety rules. 
  • Leave matches alone.

       Other things you can do:

  • Supervise children at all times
  • Store matches and lighters in a secure place away from a child's reach 
  • Occasionally check under your child's bed and inside the closets for burned materials. Parents often discover the first signs of evidence that a child may be playing with fire. 
  • Teach children not to touch matches and lighter, but to tell an adult where they are and have the adult put them in a safe place.
  • Explain the importance of only using matches as a tool and when an adult is present. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is proud to serve our local communities.  

Water Heater Burst San Diego Ca

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

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This is a review from a customer who was referred to SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW by her Farmers Insurance Agent.  

"I was beyond thrilled with SERVPRO. My water heater burst and flooded my sons room and my storage room. I had never dealt with water damage before and had never filed a homeowners claim before. They really helped walk me through the process, what my options were, and helped me make informed decisions. They were very responsive, always on time and provided a great service. Everyone I interacted with was so professional and helpful. So appreciative for all their help." 

We were able to pack out the contents in her sons room and have a storage pod delivered to her home.  Once the dry out was completed we moved her belongings back inside and completed the job.  

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides free inspections if you suspect water damage.  

(619) 435-0365 (24/7 Office) 

Scald Injuries

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW (619) 435-0365 (24/7 Office)

The definition of a scald is "a burn injury caused by hot liquid, steam or food." The following is some information provided by the Burn Institute to prevent Scald Injuries from occurring. 

The #1 Place Scald Injuries Occur is in the kitchen

  • Use back burners and turn pot handles backwards
  • Never carry a child while cooking
  • Use oven mitts when cooking or handling hot food and drinks
  • Got a kid, get a lid on your hot coffee and tea

The #2 Place Scald Injuries Occur is in the bathroom

  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees or less 
  • Check the water temperature before putting a child in tub or shower. 100 degrees or lower is safe for children. 
  • Supervise children in the tub 

      Top 3 Steps to prevent scalds

  • Child Supervision- Always watch your children because scald accidents can happen in a flash with a splash
  • Household Modifications-Make small changes to high-risk areas of the home like the kitchen and bathroom
  • Everyday Precautions- Take simple safety measures, such as making the kitchen a "Hot Zone" when cooking. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Emergency Ready Profile

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW will provide a free assessment of your building which will help save you time in an event of a disaster.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. 

No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be "Ready for whatever happens." 

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW today to inquire about an Emergency Ready Profile for your facility!

(619) 435-0365 (24/7 Office) 

Coronado Water Damage Review

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides free water damage inspections. Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Every two months or so, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW will choose a review to post on our blog.  You can also visit our testimonial page to see what other clients have said about working with SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW. 

This review is from Karl of Coronado, Ca.   

"Late on a Sunday afternoon my downstairs was flooded with water and raw sewage from an apparent blockage in the city sewer system. Within one hour of calling Scott Tomsey at SERVPRO Coronado he and his team were already at work removing all water and contaminates and rescuing my property from further damage. Their quick response and action allowed me to stay in my home while repairs are being made to restore my property to its previous condition, which would not have been possible without their timely response and hard work on a Sunday night."

https://www.SERVPROcoronadosandiegobaysw.com/testimonials

San Diego Weather

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW

San Diego is known for having some of the best weather in the country, which is a reason why many are unsure of what to do when a storm does hit.

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today: (619) 435-0365