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Who Can Help With Smoke Damage Caused By a Fire?

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

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

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 Structural Cleaning - After a smoke or fire damage, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors will often need a thorough cleaning. Your experienced SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado 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.   

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 San Diego Bay SW/Coronado 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.

Deodorization – SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado 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.

Does My Insurance Cover A Water Heater That Burst?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado responded to this emergency call in Eastlake, CA. The homeowner heard what sounded like someone taking a shower outside, only to find that his water heater had burst from the outside closet.  

Unfortunately for this homeowner the damage was already done.  SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado was able to discover, during our free inspection, that the walls and flooring had been damaged in the bedroom next to the water heater closet.  

Once the client filed a claim we were able to begin work right away.  We were able to finish demolition in one day and picked up our equipment after three days of drying.  

Most homeowners are unaware that an insurance company typically doesn't cover the cost of a new water heater, but does cover the damage that the water heater caused.  

Google Review

The homeowner was so happy with SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado that he left us a Five Star Google review.  

Does SERVPRO Provide Free Estimates?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado prides itself in being faster to any size disaster.  

Because we are a preferred vendor for all major insurance companies, an estimate is not needed.  We work off of the same price list, so the insurance companies typically want us to get started right away to help minimize the damage. 

Listed below is a timeline showing reasons why an immediate response helps minimize the damage and restoration cost. 

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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. 

What Should I Do If I Notice A Roof Leak After A Storm?

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

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With unexpected July rain in San Diego, SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado has been receiving a number of calls regarding potential water damage caused by leaking roofs.  

San Diego County and it's surrounding counties are known for having beautiful weather year round.  A lot of times the rain is a welcome sight, but along with traffic accidents, roof leaks are common after a good San Diego storm, especially in the summer months. 

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If you have water stains that come across the ceilings or run down the walls, the cause is probably a leaking roof.  The hard part in tracking down the roof leak, is that you usually need a rain storm to detect it, which makes it especially hard in San Diego. 

Listed below is a 5 Star google from a Coronado resident who had a roof leak after a storm.  

"Outstanding company that was very professional and responsive to my needs. Not every day I have a roof leaks and SERVPRO understands this! Recommend to all who may need this kind of service." 

Google Reviews

If you believe you have water in your ceilings or walls, after this unexpected summer rain in San Diego, please call us for a FREE Inspection. 

Who Should I Call for Water Damage in San Diego?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Reasons for using SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado for Water Damage: 

When a flood or any other water related event occurs like a broken supply line, drainage leak or a damaged water heater, it's necessary for you to act quickly by getting professional flood restoration services. Cleaning up water damage involves more than just drying and wiping the residue away.

Delaying makes the damage worse because the water will seep into the walls, furnishings, floors, and this may result in mildew and mold growth.

Water mitigation can be devastating to any residential or commercial property, but when one gets professional services from the certified technicians at SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado you can be assured it is being handled properly.

Water damage mitigation

Water in a home or water in a business can cause damage like oxidation of metal (rust), rotting wood, composite building materials delamination, and microbial growth. If water cleanup and the drying process isn’t started immediately, the stability of the structure can be compromised. 


Restoration Solutions

The first thing to consider when you have a flooded home or business is safety. The first assessment made will be if there are any risks posed to anyone in the home or business due to the water damage. The next step is locating the cause of the problem (be it a pipe leak, supply line break or broken water heater, etc.) and correcting the source of the intrusion.

Depending on the cause of loss, SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado will be able to work with the proper third party to stop the source of the water intrusion. After assessing the water damage, we will follow the IICRC standards for mitigating the loss in the affected home or business. These services will be handled by our licensed and trained water cleanup professionals.

Preventing mold and mildew

In case you have experienced mildew or mold after water in home or water in business, you know how hard it is to get rid of the problem. Prompt water and flood damage restoration can reduce the chances of mold growth.

Insurance issues

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado will assist you in dealing directly with your insurance company. We will gather a list of the needed repairs and proof of damages to provide to the insurance company.  

Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low. We can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality. 

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

5 Star Customer Service for Water Damage

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Listed below is another 5 Star Yelp Review.  SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado takes great pride in our customer service. 

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"We had a wonderful experience with SERVPRO and its owner, Scott.  We called Scott after discovering a flood in the crawl space under our house.  He was very nice and was over to our house within 20 minutes!  He surveyed the damage and gave us his honest, professional opinion.  We felt he was very trustworthy and there was no question that he knew his stuff.  We also appreciated the willingness to work in a 24" crawl space.  We proceeded with his recommendations and everything is working perfectly now.  

The plumber he recommended was also very reasonable priced, quick, and professional.  

Hopefully we never have another flood but if we do we will definitely call Scott!"

Slab Leak Causes Water Damage

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Concrete Meter Questions regarding water damage caused by a potential slab leak? Please Call (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado responded to a call from a homeowner in Carlsbad that suspected he had a slab leak.  

The homeowner was referred to us by his Farmers Insurance Agent.  The first step in the process is to provide a free inspection to see the extent of the water damage.  This home was a little different in that the flooring throughout the home was concrete.  

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Luckily we have a Tramex CME 4 moisture meter, that is a handheld electronic moisture meter used for testing moisture conditions in concrete and other floor slabs and screeds.  A low frequency electronic signal is transmitted into the material under test via the electrodes in the base of the instrument.  

Once the insurance claim was filed and approved with Farmers, SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado was able to dry out the home within 72 hours.  

Free Inspections

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Dog with SERVPRO hat Have Questions Regarding Our Free Inspections? Please Call (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay/Coronado provides free inspections to any potential client that suspects water, fire or smoke damage. 

There are many times the free inspections do not turn into a job and that's ok.  We believe the most important thing is being honest with the individual and pointing them in the right direction.  Below is our latest 5 Star Google review.  

Google Reviews   

"Scott's team was amazing! Very professional and kind. You feel you are dealing with friends.  They checked my ceiling and gave me an estimate, and started promptly the next day.  They realized I had cancer and they provided a HEPA device to suck all the dust and odors and they did not want to charge me for that.  They came 2 days later and removed all the equipment and left everything as clean as a whistle.  The team was very engaging and explaining step by step all that they did.  I was very impressed with their attitude and professionalism.  I would use them for any future projects and would 150% recommend them to any friend or relative."

Five Star Google Review for Water Remediation Services

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado received a call from this homeowner in Imperial Beach.  He woke up to a pipe bursting in his living room.  Listed below is his five star google review.  

Google Reviews

"It's a terrifying thing when you wake up in the morning and go out into the hallway and find you are standing in 3" of water soaked carpet, on the 2nd floor of a wood building. I was recommended by the local plumber who came and discovered the cause to contact SERVPRO which I did immediately. Within hours the response was overwhelming. I opened the garage door and 7 or 8 techs carrying blowers and vacuums came sweeping in. It felt good as a small business owner in San Diego to feel like Mike Barsnica and the crew had my back. They knew what to do, and did it immediately. And calmed my nerves, no small feat! lol Mike kept me informed thru the entire process and worked around the fact that I needed to stay here during every day of the clean up, demo to finish. They gave me enough space to make it work. It was not an easy, or fun process, but the managers and crews were all top notch. I deal with the HVAC trades in my business life everyday, for 30 years. I notice a high level of professionalism when I see it. Can't recommend you folks enough. Thanks for giving me my home back." Bill B

Where Do I Go After A Fire In My Home?

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Truck parked on street Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today - (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado receives a number of calls throughout the year after a home experiences a fire loss.  A common question asked by those that experience such a traumatic loss is, "where do I go now?"  

A huge resource for families after a fire loss is the American Red Cross.  The following statement is taken from the American Red Cross Website, 

American Red Cross 

"The Red Cross empowers ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts in emergency situations. We train. We mobilize. We connect donors and volunteers to those in urgent need of a helping hand. Whether it's a wildfire or a home fire, a call for blood, or a call from a service member or military family in need, the Red Cross is there." 

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado hopes you never need the American Red Cross, but are grateful that they are here to help those in time of need.