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Helpful Tips in Preventing Mold Growth

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Helpful Tips in Preventing Mold Growth If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW today- (619) 435-0365

  • Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%--all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. You can buy a meter to check your home’s humidity at a home improvement store. Humidity levels change over the course of a day so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure the air in your home flows freely. Use exhaust fans that vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home fully and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after a flood.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried right away. 
  • To learn more about preventing mold in your home, see the Environmental Protection Agency’s book A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home at 

    https://www.epa.gov/mold  

Earthquake Preparation

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Earthquake Preparation SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 619-435-0365

In the event of an earthquake, secured gas lines are likely to become dislodged, leaving natural gas exposed and possibly resulting in a fire. When it comes to fire safety and earthquake preparedness, having a shut-off valve installed on your natural gas line or propane gas can help prevent fires and should not be overlooked when it comes to earthquake safety. Keep reading for more earthquake safety tips.

Evaluate Your Property’s Risk of Damage

  • If the facility is located in an earthquake-prone area, the gas lines should be properly braced and equipped with proper safety devices. Because most gas or propane lines are rigid, they can be torn from their connection points during an earthquake.
  • A broken gas or propane line creates the potential for a fire or explosion.
  • Fire following an earthquake is a frequent source of property damage that can be reduced by taking the proper steps before an earthquake strikes.
  • Safety shut-off valves will stop the flow of gas when they sense a problem. 

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Please click below for more safety and prevention tips.

https://disastersafety.org/earthquake/earthquake-safety-and-securing-gas-lines/

Water Damage Caused By Leaking Water Heater

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Caused By Leaking Water Heater SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 619-435-0365

Most water heaters last between 10-13 years, and if one is leaking from the bottom of the tank inside the burner compartment, old age might be the cause.  This is caused by years of sediment building up in the bottom of the water heater tank.  Eventually, the bottom of the tank will rust through and begin to leak. 

Avoid Water Heater Failure With These 4 Steps

  • Check your water heater’s age. If your water heater reaches its life expectancy, the risk of a slow leak or sudden burst increases. Consequently, your efforts to inspect and maintain the water heater should increase.
  • What is an anode rod and why should you care?  A “sacrificial” anode rod is installed in water heaters to avoid corrosion of the tank. To determine if your anode rod needs to be replaced, it should be inspected once every two years and at least annually once the warranty has expired.
  • Clean out your water heater regularly. Regular water heater maintenance should include removing sediment by flushing the tank every six months. Water heaters can be flushed by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base of the water heater. Note: Turn off the power and run hot water until it cools before you try to flush the tank since the heated water may be 130 to 140 degrees or more.
  • Get an inspection annually.  Don’t forget to have a plumbing professional inspect your water heater’s shut-off valve and all piping annually. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a signal that more severe damage is coming. 

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Smoke and Soot Damage

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Damage This a den in National City, Ca that suffered some fire damage.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Do's and Don'ts after a fire

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Do's and Don'ts after a fire SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 619-435-0365

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW understands the stress that comes after a fire.  Once the fire is put out, a lot of clients have  questions on what the next step is.  After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers. 

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.  

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Benefits for Property Mangers

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Benefits for Property Mangers Have Questions? Call Today – (619) 435-0365

According to Wikipedia, property management is defined as the operation, control, and the oversight of real estate as used in it's most broad terms.  Management indicates a need to be cared for, monitored and accountability for its useful life and condition.  This is much akin to the role of management in any business.   

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has a working relationship with many property managers in the greater San Diego area.  

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

When it comes to commercial restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW responds quickly to your Coronado business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services: 

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Customer Testimonial on Water Damage Incident

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Customer Testimonial on Water Damage Incident SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW Testimonial 619-435-0365

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW wanted to share another review from one of our previous clients.  Please feel free to read other reviews on the testimonial section of our website. 

"It's very rare for me to write a review, but when I encounter the outstanding service that I received from Scott and his team at SERVPRO, I feel that it warrants the time.  


My upstairs neighbor had a water leak, which ended up coming through my ceiling, damaging my drywall and soaking the wood frame.  I had no idea what steps needed to be taken or where to begin.  Both my insurance agent and my neighbors highly recommended SERVPRO, and I can see why.  They not only walked me through the entire process, exceeding their services, they also helped me to arrange for the drywall and painting. Their service was impeccable, they always gave a very tight window of when they would show up, and were never late.  They were quick, friendly, clean, officiant, they listened to me and were extremely reassuring.  I give them a solid 10!" 

Myia B in San Diego, CA 

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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