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Water Damage San Diego, Ca 92113

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage San Diego, Ca 92113 Flooded Warehouse in San Diego

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW responded to this flooded warehouse in San Diego, Ca.  This warehouse is approximately 6000 square feet and 90% of the warehouse was affected by standing water.  There are a number of reasons why your San Diego home or business could flood including the following: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your property
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW was able to assist in packing out the contents of this warehouse in order to dry out this facility properly.  

We are Water and Flood Damage Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment 

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

IICRC Certified Firm

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO IICRC Certified Firm IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. 

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Does Filing a Claim Make Sense

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has a reputation of doing good and honest work.  We know that sometimes filing a homeowners insurance claim can raise your premiums, which is why we are happy to provide a free estimate.  

Below is a testimonial from Pamela in San Diego, CA

"Just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with your recommendation of Mike at SERVPRO of Coronado. He inspected my downtown unit Monday and let me know there was no longer any moisture, it was completely dry, and that there was actually no need for his services. He was also able to recommend a company to test my air quality. It's unusual to find a contractor that doesn't try to sell you on something unnecessary. I would certainly recommend Mike to your other clients." 

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Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services "Like it never even happened"

Fire and smoke damage is especially destructive. Listed below are some of the services SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provide to help restore your home after fire and smoke damage.  

Structural Cleaning - After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW Professional will pretest to determine the extent of damage, and then use the specific equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your structure. Depending on the amount of soot, we may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing. In other cases, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW will clean to “prepare for painting”. This process deodorizes and ensures the new paint will adhere properly to the surface.

Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW begins by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate.  Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more. Finally, we can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested.

Deodorization – SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW professionals provide specialized services that rid your home or place of business of offensive odors left by fire or smoke damage.  We do not merely cover up lingering odors with a fragrance, we seek out the sources of the odor and remove them.  

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Smoke Detectors

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Detectors Lifesavers

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in fire and water damage restoration; it's the cornerstone of our business. In our past experience we have seen the differences in a home or business having functioning smoke detectors versus non-functioning.  

Smoke detectors are some of the most important things in your home or business, because they are proven lifesavers.  More fatal fires occur at night when people are sleeping.  Listed below are some tips on installing and maintaining properly working smoke detectors, courtesy of the San Diego Fire Department. 


  • Install a smoke detector on each level of your home.
  • The detector should be centrally located between the bedrooms.
  • Place smoke detectors in each bedroom.
  • If you, or someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, consider installing an alarm that combines flashing lights, vibration and/or sound.
  • Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises). Ceiling mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall; wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
  • If you have ceilings that are pitched, install the alarm near the ceiling's highest point.
  • Don't install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts where drafts might interfere with their operation.

Test and Maintain

  • Test detectors once a month.
  • Detectors should not be painted.
  • Most units should be vacuumed once a year to remove cobwebs and dust that may impair a detector's sensitivity.
  • Never paint smoke alarms. Paint, stickers, or other decorations could keep the alarms from working.
  • Smoke alarms don't last forever. Replace your smoke alarms every ten years. California law requires that the new alarm you buy will have a ten-year, sealed battery.

Replace Batteries Semiannually

  • Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.
  • Whenever your change your clocks to or from daylight saving time you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

What to Do if Your Alarm Sounds

  • Don't try to fight the fire yourself.
  • Get out of the house as quickly as possible.
  • Call 9-1-1 as soon as you are out of the house.

What to Do if Your Detector Makes a Chirping Sound

  • A chirping sound usually indicates a low battery. Replace the battery. 

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Water Damage Timeline

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Timeline Faster to any size disaster

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW prides itself in being faster to any size disaster.  Listed below is a timeline showing reasons why an immediate response helps minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration cost. 

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants. 

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San Diego and Coronado Commercial Properties

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial San Diego and Coronado Commercial Properties Have Questions? Call Today – (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is happy to have a working relationship with property managers throughout Coronado and San Diego.  SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage in commercial buildings.    

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. So when an emergency situation arises in your business or commercial property give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

To learn more about our commercial restoration services please give us a call.  619-435-0365. 

Advanced Technology

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Advanced Technology Detection Equipment

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively. Listed below are a few examples of the advanced technology we use here at SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW:

Detection Equipment:

  • Moisture Meters-used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials. 
  • Infrared Camera- used to identify water location for thorough water removal 

Extraction Equipment:

  • Extractors-used in cleaning carpets and upholstery and in removing water from floors following a water damage.  

Air Moving Equipment:

  • Air Movers- used at a high speed, the air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace. 

Dehumidification Equipment:

  • Dehumidifiers- By extracting water vapor from the air, dehumidifiers lower the humidity. They pull the moist, humid air in and discharge dry, warm air. The dry air acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from wet materials. 

Odor Removal and Deodorization:

  • Air scrubbers- Remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.
  • Thermal Foggers and Deodorization agents: Used to remove odors and/or contaminants on your property. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is here to help.  619-435-0365

Happy Customer

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Happy Customer SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW

We love sharing letters and testimonials from our satisfied customers. Here is one we received after a flood in North Park, Ca. 

David, had a major flood due to a 90-year-old water main that burst, creating a sink hole, which caused flooding in homes, streets, and parks.  

"Have you just been wiped out? Then you'll want Scott - NOW. I'm writing this three days into a major flood, and on a weekend- Scott has been here everyday as well as tending to other customers at the same time! I am extremely impressed with his and his crew's work ethic. I'm going through this flooding issue a second time in about a year (due to the city's crappy infrastructure) - and SERVPRO has been an actual dream to work with. These guys had me dug out, mud'ed out, washed, and in the process of drying before anyone else on the street! Like I said, they are still working on my place as I write this - but the care & professionalism by Scott & crew has been so impressive that I just had to write this. THANK YOU SCOTT & SERVPRO TEAM!!"

Thank you David.  We were happy to help you out and appreciate such a wonderful testimony. 

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Air Duct Cleaning

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Contact SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW today at (619) 435-0365

The air circulating throughout your business is the same air flowing through the ducts and being breathed by you, your employees and your customers. Regular cleaning of your business' ductwork will help keep it free from dust and other contaminants as well as increase its efficiency and prolong the life of the equipment.

Here are some of the benefits of having your duct systems professionally cleaned: 

  • Creates a Cleaner Living Environment
    • Having your air ducts professionally cleaned reduces the dust that would otherwise circulate throughout your living space, landing on your furniture, your bedding, your flooring…just about everywhere. Fortunately, a thorough air duct cleaning reduces the amount of interior cleaning and dusting necessary to maintain a hygienic home.
  • Reduces Allergens and Irritants
    • In addition to dust, air ducts frequently contain harmful contaminants and micro-organisms. These include bacteria, pollen, mildew, mold spores, and similar toxins. A periodic air duct cleaning promotes healthier living…otherwise the dirty air in your home just keeps re-circulating over and over.
  • Helps Everyone Breathe Easier
    • Even if no one in your household suffers from chronic allergies or respiratory problems, cleaner air makes it easier for everyone to breathe. Even among the most healthy, dust and pollutants entering the nose and lungs can trigger sneezing and coughing, as well as sinus and bronchial congestion. Air duct cleaning creates a more comfortable environment and promotes well-being. 
  • Removes Unpleasant Smells and Odors
    • Pets, household cleaning agents, paint fumes, mold, tobacco use and even food preparation all contribute to stale smells in the air ducts. Every time the furnace or air conditioner is running, these odors will repeatedly flow through the house. Even an accumulation of dust and dirt over the years can lead to a musty scent coming from the ductwork. A detailed cleaning of the air ducts removes all odor trapping particles, resulting in a fresher smelling home. 

For more information please call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW