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Water Damage After A Rainstorm

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

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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 San Diego Bay SW/ Coronado 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. 

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is also happy to provide a free inspection for any suspected water damage after a rainstorm.  

San Diego Weather

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.

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(619) 435-0365

Water Damage Caused By Supply Line

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage can occur at anytime throughout the day or night.  This Coronado homeowner walked downstairs to find a water supply line had malfunctioned while the family was sleeping. 

The Latest Coronado News

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado arrived within an hour of getting the call to begin extracting.  We were able to provide a pack out service for their personal belongings while the home was being worked on.  The homeowner was thrilled and was nice enough to write us a testimonial on his experience.  

"The team did a great job! Very thorough and professional! Would highly recommend them and already have. In an emergent situation, they responded quickly and knew exactly how to handle the water damage. They were there through the entire process and always available. 100% satisfied!"

Free Inspections

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

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What happens once you call your insurance agent after you experience a water loss?  Hopefully someone is taking a look at the damage prior to filing a claim. As a courtesy to our clients, we will go our and provide a free inspection. Most insurance companies will leave a claim on your record even if no money is ever paid out, so you want to be educated prior to filing a claim. 

There are a lot of moving parts when someone is going through their insurance company after experiencing a water damage loss.  SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado works with all major insurance companies and is in constant contact with all parties involved. 

Over 30 Google Reviews

Listed below is a 5 Star Google Review from a local insurance agent in Coronado, Ca.  

"SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado provide excellent customer service and quality work. I’ve referred clients to them and have always received positive feedback during and after the process. Johnny and his team are professional and responsive throughout the process." 

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

Smoke Damage Caused By Fire in San Diego

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

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In the wake of a fire that has covered homes with smoke and ash, it’s important to begin clean up as soon as possible in order to prevent permanent damage or discoloration from soot residue.

Valley Fire

Here are some tips for fire victims facing clean up

• Ventilate the home. Place a box fan in an open window to draw the air and dust out.
• Clean from top to bottom. Start with the ceilings, walls and fixtures, and work your way down to the contents of the room, then to the floor.
• Vacuum floors and upholstery. Make sure your vacuum cleaner has a high efficiency filter. Otherwise, you risk blowing soot back into the air.
• Some draperies, clothing and machine-washable items may be laundered. Use a mild alkaline cleaner to neutralize the acid in the soot. Fine clothing should be dry cleaned.
• If the damage and residue are heavy, it may be best to hire a professional to thoroughly restore your home and belongings.
• Check with your insurance company to see if smoke damage from outdoor sources is covered by your policy.
• Professional restoration technicians know that damage increases and restoration costs escalate the longer neutralization, corrosion control and cleaning is delayed. When homeowners prolong the restoration of their home, they extend the effects brought on by the smoke exposure. 

Have Fire or Smoke Damage? SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado can help. 

Please Call (619) 435-0365

24/7 Emergency Services

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado is happy to share another 5 Star Google Review.  This water damage emergency was caused by a fire sprinkler malfunctioning on a Sunday evening.  

Google Reviews

"SERVPRO was a pleasure to hire. We called last minute with a water damage emergency and were taken care of that same day. As a building renter and not owner, it was tough to get things rolling to take care of the water damage, but SERVPRO was accommodating and helpful in getting things started as fast as possible. The job was fast, efficient and professional. They cleaned up after themselves and as they went along. They worked very well with our insurance company and documented everything. If you are looking for good help, SERVPRO is the company to go with. I can not say enough good things about this company. They will be used again if we are ever in need."

Google Review

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Employees in PPE SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado provides free inspections. Please call (619) 435-0365 to schedule

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado takes great pride in providing excellent customer service.  Listed below is the latest 5 Star Google Review we received for a deep cleaning in San Diego County.  

Google Reviews

"We were in an emergency situation and needed new floors and a deep clean of our entire house in short time. They came in and packed everything out of our house and into PODS for the flooring. All the old flooring throughout the house was ripped up and hauled off and the new flooring went in without a hitch. They arranged painters to attend to two rooms that needed fresh paint after much hole repair and patching. Finally, everything was moved back into our house. Every item and surface space was cleaned and sanitized. Our air was sanitized and our house was spotlessly clean when we came home. Everything was done with great care and on time, beautifully. We highly recommend Mike, Scott and the whole team there!"

5 Star Google Review

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is happy to share another 5 Star Google review.  We are happy to have relationships with a number of people from various industries throughout San Diego and it's surrounding areas.  

This review is from a Real Estate Agent in San Diego that has referred a number of her clients to SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado.  

San Diego Real Estate

"It’s so hard to find great service, great prices and people who actually know what they’re doing these days. I can’t speak more highly about the experiences I have had in the past using SERVPRO. I’m a local real estate agent and having good quality people in your contacts, who you know do an excellent job is a must. I have had positive experiences personally with SERVPRO and that’s why I recommend them to any of my clients who need their services. Peace of mind and great service." Erica B   

Signs of Mold After Storm

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Truck in Rain If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado tends to receive calls regarding mold weeks or even months after a storm. Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. 

IICRC Standards

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
  • If your home or business here San Diego has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

How To Handle Smoke Damage After A Fire In San Diego

7/13/2020 (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.

 Air Quality After Fire

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.  

USS Bonhomme Richard

Roof Leak Coronado 92118

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

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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. 

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado tends to receive a lot of calls regarding roof leaks after a storm comes through San Diego.  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. 

Contaminated Storm Water

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." 

If you believe you have water in your ceilings or walls, please call us for a FREE Inspection.  

Preparing Your Home and Business in San Diego County

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is preparing for the 2020 fire season. Listed below are 7 ways you can help reduce that your home or business will become fuel for a wildfire.   

San Diego Wildfire

  1. Clear- Clear off pine needles, dead leaves and anything that can burn from your rooflines, gutters, decks, porches, patios and along fence lines.  
  2. Screen and Seal- Walk around your home or business to see what openings you can screen or temporarily seal up.  
  3. Store Away- Store away furniture cushions, potted plants & other decorations from decks, patios, or porches.  
  4. Rake- Rake out any landscaping mulch to at least five feet away. 
  5. Trim- Trim back any shrubs or tree branches that come closer than 5 feet to the building. 
  6. Remove- Walk around your home and remove anything within 30 feet that could burn.  
  7. Close- If ordered to evacuate, make sure all windows and doors are closed tightly.  

San Diego Summer Season

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is looking forward to having the beaches open back up.  Listed below are some tips in preventing accidentally finding carelessly dumped hot coals.  

San Diego Burn Institute 

  • Always wear sandals or shoes getting to and from the beach to avoid hot, buried coals. 
  • Be aware of tar and hot coals from the fire rings on the beach.  
  • Only dispose of hot coals in proper containers; do not cover hot coals with sand! Buried coals remain hot for up to 24 hours and may cause a serious burn injury to an unsuspecting beachgoer.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado spends a lot of time at the beach during the summer.  As the beaches slowly begin opening up, we hope everyone enjoys and stays safe this summer.  

What Steps To Take After a Fire in San Diego County

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado 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.
  • Change HVAC filter.   

      Fire Victim Resources

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.  

San Diego Property Managers Turn to SERVPRO

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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

IICRC Certified Firm

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. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.   

Restaurant Employees Test Positive In Coronado

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado today at  619-435-0365 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

After Hours Water Damage Coronado

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

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A sewer main line back up in Coronado, Ca caused an unpleasant evening for this resident.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado received this call at 7:15 last Thursday evening and we had a crew out to this residence 45 minutes later.  This was a Category 3 water loss, which is known as "black water" and is grossly unsanitary.  

Categories of Water 

Due to this being a Category 3 water loss all affected porous material needed to be removed. This included vinyl and laminate flooring, baseboards and plaster around the perimeter of the affected areas.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is a preferred vendor for all major insurance companies, including USAA, which is the insurance carrier on this particular job.  

We are locally owned and operated and are open 24/7 for any of your water damage emergencies.  

Smoke Damage Caused by Kitchen Fire in San Diego

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

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One of the biggest changes during the "shelter in place" order, is that many more individuals and families are cooking at home. 

The Burn Institute of San Diego is promoting home safety first and has provided some tips on how to prevent kitchen fires.  

Burn Institute

  • Install a smoke detector near, but not in the kitchen. 
  • Use caution when lighting the pilot light or burner on a gas stove.
  • Don't use metal in the microwave.
  • Don't overfill pots or pans with oil or grease.
  • Wipe up spills and don't cook on a dirty stove.
  • Always roll up long sleeves and tie back long hair when cooking. 

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  

5 Star Yelp Review Water Damage San Diego

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

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This client had a slab leak in her home in San Diego, CA.  Due to the number of rooms that were affected, a storage POD was required in her driveway, so that that the family's personal belongings could be stored.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is a preferred vendor with all major insurance carriers, including Farmers, who was the carrier on this particular job.  

We were able to coordinate with the adjuster and communicate with the client every step of the way.  The client was happy with the work we did and was kind enough to leave us a 5 Star Yelp review.  

5 Star Reviews

"Our SERVPRO team was OUTSTANDING!  They were extremely knowledgeable and gave me advice on certain issues I was unknowing to.  I feel so fortunate because I couldn't have been given a better team.  I will only ever recommend SERVPRO to anyone needing their assistance!" 

-Lisa R (San Diego, CA)

Fire Safety During Coronavirus in San Diego

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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One of the concerns that comes with the "shelter in place order" in San Diego, CA, is that people are going to be spending a lot more time at home, which causes a concern with home fires caused by candles.  

According to the San Diego Fire Department, fires started by candles cause an estimated $539 million in direct property damage each year.  

candle safety tips

Listed below are some safety tips listed by the San Diego Fire Department. 

  • Avoid using lighted candles
  • If you do use candles, ensure they are in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders and placed where they cannot be easily knocked down.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Always burn candles on heat resistant surfaces. A candle can melt plastic.
  • Never burn candles near combustibles such as curtains or decorations.
  • Never put candles near windows or exits.
  • Never leave candles within reach of small children or pets.
  • Keep burning candles at least four inches apart.
  • Votive and scented candles turn to liquid as they burn. Be sure they are in a glass or metal container.
  • Extinguish candles before leaving a room or falling asleep.
  • Keep the candle wick neatly trimmed down to 1/4 inch. Trimming the wick keeps the candle burning slower with less smoke.
  • When a candle's flame gets too high, blow it out, let it cool, trim the wick again to 1/4 inch, and then relight.

Commercial Water Damage Services

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

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Listed below is another 5 Star Yelp Review from a client that experienced water damage in a high rise building in Coronado. Ca.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado prides itself in communicating to our clients every step of the way.  From our experience, a water loss might occur once or twice during someone's lifetime, while we deal with this on a daily basis.  

Client Reviews & Testimonials

"I am very happy with my experience with SERVPRO of Coronado.  Scott and his crew did work for me after a leak in a bathroom.  Communication was prompt.  They showed up on time, every time.  They knew exactly what to do to rectify my situation.  They did everything above and beyond.

I always felt supported, even in a time when I didn't know what to do next.  I hope to never need them again, but I wouldn't hesitate to contact them in the future if needed."

Please give us a call for a free inspection. 

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. 

CDC

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW / Coronado at (619) 435-0365

Smoke Detectors Preventing Fire Damage in San Diego, CA

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado 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.  With Daylight Savings time occurring recently it's a good time to talk about the importance of smoke detectors. 

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. 

San Diego Fire Department

Installation

  • 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.

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. 

Water Damage San Diego 91950

3/2/2020 (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. 

Client Reviews

"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!"

Helping Detect Water Damage

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry.

These advancements allow SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado Professionals to restore a property back to a preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. 

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. 

IICRC

Listed below are a few examples of the advanced technology we use here at SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado

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

Imperial Beach Networking Breakfast

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Imperial Beach Pier We are proud to serve our local communities (619) 435-0365

This morning provided an exceptional view and a great opportunity to enjoy breakfast with the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce.  

The chair of San Diego County Board of Supervisor, Greg Cox was there to highlight some of the activities and initiatives going forward in 2020.  There are a lot of programs being put in place by Greg Cox and his team to help with the homeless population in Imperial Beach and it's surrounding areas.

Supervisor Greg Cox

We also were lucky to see the Imperial Beach Fire Department receive a Pelican light donated by the Woman's club.  

With over 1700 SERVPRO's, we are lucky to have the opportunity to be locally owned and operated.  Our goal in 2020 is to be more active in our local communities and we look forward to continue doing so.  

Water Damage Caused by Rain

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van in the rain 24/7 Emergency Service Fire & Water-Cleanup & Restoration (619) 435-0365

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Rain is very important for the natural environment but it can become a problem if it gets into your home.  One of the most common sources of water damage in a home is rain and it can get into your home in so many ways.   

Excessive rainfall can lead to considerable damage in a home as it has the potential to flood basements, ruin foundations and building materials, and contribute to mold growth.  

Rain water can spread within a home by getting absorbed into porous building materials and if the problem is not dealt with right away, the damage can become extensive.  The following are some of the ways rain can cause damage in your home:

  • Seepage: Rain commonly enters homes by seeping through cracks in the foundation. This is much more likely to happen if the gutters are not draining properly and rain water gathers near the sides of the house.  Too much seepage can begin to ruin the foundation.
  • Roof Leaks: If there is any damage to the roof, rain water can leak into the attic or upper floors and cause structural damage to the walls and ceilings.
  • Flooding: Excessive rain can lead to flooding in your home which causes extensive damage and brings in microorganisms that can be harmful to your health.
  • Mold: Rainy or wet conditions contribute to mold growth because mold needs moisture to thrive. Mold not only causes serious property damage, but also threatens your health.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is here locally to answer any questions you might have.  

Water Damage Insurance Claim

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today- 619-435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado works with all major insurance companies and is a preferred vendor for major companies, such as State Farm, Farmers and AAA.  

We understand the stress that comes with a water damage claim and we do everything in our power to make it as smooth as possible.  Listed below is a Five Star Google review from a State Farm agent, whose clients we have helped out over this past year.  

"I have been working with SERVPRO for almost a year now. Every time one of our clients works with them we hear the same response "WOW". Not only do they go in fast and repair what to some people is the worst damage they have seen in their home, but they make our clients feel better and are there for support. They make the worst day into a hopeful one. Greatly recommend their service to anyone in need. Johnny has been amazing to all our clients because he is friendly, honest and empathetic with them. Thank you!"

Google Review Water Damage San Diego

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

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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!!"

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

IICRC Certified Firm

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

2020 IICRC Certification Have Questions? Call Today – (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is a certified firm of The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  The 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.

Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

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 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.

Free Inspections for Water Damage San Diego

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado received another Five Star Google review:  

"We had a leak in our children's room and I had no idea what to do or how to go about getting someone to fix it.  Called SERVPRO, Johnny came out free of charge to assess the damage.  He identified the source of the leak and even made sure I understood what needed to be done.  Very grateful to them and the piece of mind they provided me!"-Shelley 

This client experienced some water damage due to a recent powerful storm that came through San Diego.  When responding to a water damage call, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment.  

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business.  The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful. 

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help 

(619) 435-0365

Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado had another successful turnout, for the annual Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines.  

Marc Leishman was crowned the 2020 Farmers Insurance open with a 7-under 65 on Sunday and a one-shot victory over John Rahm.  

SERVPRO is proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA Tour.  SERVPRO has extended it's sponsorship with the PGA Tour through the 2020 season. This year we are also expanding our involvement in the golf community by having a new partnership with PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker. 

As part of the partnership, Snedeker will wear the SERVPRO house logo on the collar of his golf shirts at Tour Events.  Snedeker will also make several appearances on behalf of the SERVPRO brand and take part in various marketing and social media campaigns to promote the partnership.  

Imperial Beach Clean-Up

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO family member helping pick up litter Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado takes pride in getting involved with the community it serves.  On Martin Luther King Day a few team members, including family, attended the Imperial Beach Cleanup at the beloved Rose Teeple Park. 

This great event was organized by 'I Love a Clean San Diego'.  It was a beautiful day to be outside serving the community.  

I Love A Clean San Diego

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado picked up litter from around the neighborhood to beautify the local community.  We are waiting to get the final numbers, but in 2019 over 1,000 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed from the local environment.  

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado would like to thank 'I Love a Clean San Diego' for organizing this great event.  We look forward to participating in other events in 2020 and doing our part to make our community the best it can be.  

Contaminated Water Damage San Diego

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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We prepared a list of things you should do and should not do in a contaminated water situation.

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

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW proudly serves San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Fire and Water Damage Restoration, as well as Mold Mitigation Services.

Have Questions?  Call Us 24/7 – (619) 435-0365

Commercial Water Damage San Diego

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration.  Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.  

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

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.

Five Star Water Damage Review

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

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This is a client that experienced water damage for the second time in the last couple of years.  Listed below is her five star yelp review.  

"HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! SERVPRO of Coronado responded to my call on Friday evening and was at my house within an hour after an unforeseen leak occurred in my second story master bedroom.  On the initial call, we were advised what actions to take right away before they arrived.  Once at our home, a survey of the area where the leak as well as adjacent walls and floors occurred, and a recommendation for a dry out was implemented.  We were in very active touch via text throughout the weekend to monitor the progress and 2 additional visits occurred the following week to determine the progress.  Ultimately a dry out was all we needed and SERVPRO's immediate response helped save us thousands of dollars as well as an insurance claim for damage.  We were so impressed with their professionalism, customer service, expertise and response time.  Of note, the same chapter of SERVPRO responded to another serious water damage issue that occurred in our prior home a couple of years ago and I was equally impressed with their service.  Will always use and recommend in the future if need be" 

Sarah S. 




Should I File a Claim for Water Damage

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

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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." 

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

Water Damage San Diego

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in San Diego, CA. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

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

Residential Services

Whether your San Diego home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

There's never a convenient time for Fire or Water Damage to strike your San Diego commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

Water Leak San Diego Ca 92154

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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As a courtesy to the insurance agents that we work with, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides free inspections to their clients. 

We happily provide this service, which allows us to get an understanding of the scope of a job. 

We take pride in communicating with each potential client on what was found during the free inspection, so that they can make an educated decision with their agent, if a claim should be made or not.  Listed below is another 5 Star Google review we recently received. 

"I’m very happy with the service I received from SERVPRO. I was treated with respect and everything was handled in a very professional way. The most important part was the way the SERVPRO team were able to accommodate their work schedule since my work schedule is from 6:30 to 6:30 all week. If I have the opportunity, I will highly recommend SERVPRO . Thank you SERVPRO!"

Water Damage San Diego

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

 Servpro truck in an alley parked in the rain SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is available 24/7/365. Call us today for a free inspection. (619) 435-0365

When most people experience a water damage loss the first thing they do is contact their insurance agent.  Once SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW arrives, we will explain to you step by step on what to expect next.  The list below is of what to do and not to do before SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW arrives.  

 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 

Be prepared for storm season in San Diego

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in the rain Have Water of Flood Damage? Call Us Today- (619) 435-0365

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen!  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. 

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.  The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information or can be an ideal supplement to any well-designed emergency preparedness or existing contingency program. 

Rather than simply reacting to disaster situations, most prefer proactive measures to establish a relationship with a restoration services company.   

By working with SERVPRO® of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW to develop your personalized Emergency READY Profile your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. 

SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. Call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW at (619) 435-0365 Today for a No Cost Assessment of Your Facility!

Water Damage in San Diego Ca 92154

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

Laundry room with washer and dryer Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

This is a laundry room in San Diego, Ca that sustained significant water damage due to a malfunctioning hose.  

A multi-company and multi-region study of homeowners’ insurance claims from water damage revealed:

  • Washing machine-related failures are one of the top 10 leading sources of residential water losses.
  • These failures cost an average of $5,308 per incident after the deductible was paid.
  • Failures of supply hoses accounted for more than half of all washing machine-related losses.
  • Of the water supply hose failures resulting in water loss claims, 78% involved washing machines that were less than 11 years old. Of these failures, 54% occurred in washing machines between 8 and 10 years old.
  • Approximately 6% of all washing machine failures occurred in unoccupied homes.
  • Failures that occurred in unoccupied homes resulted in claims that were on average nearly two-and-a-half times more severe than those occurring in occupied homes.

Water Heater Leak in San Diego CA 92107

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

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)

Call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW for a free inspection. (619) 435-0365

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

Children and Fire

7/4/2019 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team Trailer Have Questions? Call Us Today-(619) 435-0365

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)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW

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

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

Blame it on The Rain

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Sunset at the beach in San Diego. Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today-619-435-0365

According to the San Diego Tribune, the heavy rainfall we received this past year has resulted in extensive vegetation growth that will eventually dry out and turn into fuel for wildfires. 

There is a dilemma about what to do regarding people who live in fire zones.  An analysis by the Los Angeles Times showed there are 1.1 million structures in the state's highest-risk fire areas.  San Diego is # 2 behind Los Angeles with 88,000 buildings in the highest-risk fire areas.  

“We’re going to continue to have fires,” CAL FIRE Deputy Chief David Nissen told Smith. “They’re going to be a part of people’s lives in Southern California and California generally. It’s what we do to adjust to minimize risk.”

Hopefully no homes or offices are damaged by fires this year, but it is inevitable that the smoke and soot from wildfires will reach all corners of the county.  

If you have a strong smell of smoke or soot in your home it is usually covered by your homeowners or renters insurance to have your home and belongings cleaned and deodorized from top to bottom. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW provides free inspections.  Please call us @ 619-435-0365

Fire and Burn Safety

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

With summer approaching the following are a few fire and burn safety tips from The Burn Institute. 

Sun Safety 

  • When going outdoors always wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 25 with UVA and UVB protection and re-apply often and after swimming-serious sunburns can occur even when it is cloudy or overcast. 
  • Wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes and wear a broad-rimmed hat to protect your head and neck.  

Campfires

  • Always use a designated fire pit. 
  • Never leave a campfire unattended. 
  • Always supervise children around campfires. 
  • Before leaving your campsite, make sure the fire is properly extinguished-douse and stir the fire with water. 

Hotel Safety

  • Upon arriving at your hotel room locate two exits closest to your room
  • Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk. 
  • At the first sign of smoke stay close to the ground and head for that exit-in most cases it's the smoke that kills people and not the fire. 
  • If you are trapped in your room turn on the bathroom vent, open the windows, phone 9-1-1 for help and give them your room number, fill the bath with water, stuff the cracks of your door with wet towels and sheets.  

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Summer season.  

Water Damage in Commercial Propery

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today for a free estimate: (619) 435-0365.

Flooding and water damage events in San Diego commercial properties are often complex. Whether you are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, San Diego of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is available 24/7/365. 

Common Causes of House Fires

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Here are top 3 most common causes of house fires as identified by the National Fire Protection Association. 

From 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 8,200 home structure fires that were started by candles per year. These fires caused an annual average of 80 deaths, 770 injuries and $264 million in direct property damage. 

Facts and figures

During the five-year period of 2012-2016:  

Candles 

Candles caused 2% of reported home fires, 3% of home fire deaths, 7% of home fire injuries, and 4% of the direct property damage in home fires. Roughly one-third (37%) of home candle fires started in bedrooms. These fires caused 30% of the associated deaths and 50% of the associated injuries

Falling asleep was a factor in 11% percent of the home candle fires and 21% of the associated deaths.

  • On average, 23 home candle fires were reported per day. 
  • Three of every five (60%) of home candle fires occurred when some form of combustible material was left or came too close to the candle.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 12% of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4% the rest of the year.     
  • Cooking
What you should know about home cooking safety
  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

3. Electrical 

Facts & figures
  • In 2012-2016, electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in 35,100 reported home structure fire, on average, per year.
  • These fires involved equipment such as wiring, lighting, cords and plugs.
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment ranked first in direct property damage, and third among the major fire causes in the number of home fires, and tied for third in home fire deaths and home fire injuries. 

If a fire does happen, first call the fire department. Once the blaze has been put out you can contact the highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW to service your home and repair and restore after a fire damage. Call (619) 435-0365 

Moisture and The Impact of Mold Growth

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects.  Listed below are some pointers on minimizing mold growth in your home or business

  • When water leaks or spills occur indoors - ACT QUICKLY.
    If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.
  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly.
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flowing properly. Moisture and Mold
    PREVENTION and control tips
  • Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive ($10-$50)
    instrument available at many hardware stores.
  • If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes - ACT QUICKLY to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture/water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity.

Actions that will help to reduce humidity:

  • Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible. (Combustion appliances such as stoves and kerosene heaters produce water vapor and will increase the humidity unless vented to the outside.)
  • Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers when needed.
  • Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering. Use exhaust fans or open windows whenever cooking, running the dishwasher or dishwashing, etc.

Actions that will help prevent condensation:

  • Reduce the humidity (see preceding page).
  • Increase ventilation or air movement by opening doors and/or windows, when practical.
  • Use fans as needed.
  • Cover cold surfaces, such as cold water pipes, with insulation.
    Increase air temperature 

SERVPRO of Coronado/San Diego Bay SW is here to help and ensure that your home or business is dry and safe to be in.  

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

Why SERVPRO

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

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

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 Coronado / San Diego Bay SW, 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 Coronado / San Diego Bay SW will be able to work with the proper third party to stop the source of the water intrusion. After assessing the water damage, SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 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 Coronado / San Diego Bay SW 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. 

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Storm Preparation and Cleanup

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Only stay in a home if you have NOT been ordered to leave. 

  • In structures, such as a home, examine the building and plan in advance what you will do if winds become strong. Strong winds can produce deadly missiles and structural failure.
  • Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and open only when necessary.
  • Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Unplug small appliances.
  • Fill bathtub and large containers with water for sanitary purposes.

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 turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (619) 435-0365

Helpful Tips in Preventing Mold Growth

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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/

Smoke and Soot Damage

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

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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Customer Testimonial on Water Damage Incident

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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?
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Water Damage Timeline

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

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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Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA Tour

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

 5 year old boy standing in front of a SERVPRO branded sign Proud Sponsor of the PGA Tour

The PGA Tour is making it's annual stop in San Diego this week.  The Farmers Open, which is played at Torrey Pines, begins play on Thursday January 24th, and concludes on Sunday, January 27th.  

SERVPRO has extended it's partnership with the PGA through the 2020 season.  According to Sue Steen, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., chief executive officer, "The entire SERVPRO family is proud to be associated with the prestigious and well-respected PGA Tour. This sponsorship allows us to showcase our capabilities not only to the communities where PGA events are held, but also to the huge television and online audience that follows the Tour. Both individual property owners and commercial facility owners will have the opportunity to learn about SERVPRO and the services offered as they enjoy watching the world's best players compete on the world's most beautiful golf courses." 

The Farmers Open has strong ties to San Diego with past champions such as Billy Casper, Gene Littler, and current PGA Standout, Xander Schauffele, who played collegiate golf at San Diego State.  

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW is also a preferred vendor for Farmers Insurance, so this is one of our favorite weeks of the year. We are available locally in our community, ready to respond at a moment’s notice if things go wrong at your home or business. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened” for both commercial and residential customers. 

Please know that we are here to help 24/7.  

619-435-0365 

Remediating Mold in Your Coronado Home

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has years of experience in helping our customers through each step to put you back into your home.

SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW uses different cleaning methods for each unique surface to remediate mold

Mold is often undetectable in homes until it has become a significant problem. Not every type of mold has that distinctive, ‘musty’ odor and if the growth started behind a wall or in the attic, the smell is not noticeable until the mold has grown into a large colony of spores.

Restoring a home due to the effects of mold damage is a task that needs a professional service. SERVPRO keeps a trained crew on 24-hour notice to support our neighbors and customers. We have some of the best-trained personnel in the industry to clean mold from the property and safely remove it from each home.

These technicians first determine the type of surface infested. This inspection decides both the cleaning methods needed and how much time may be required to complete the job. We usually divide surfaces into porous, nonporous, and semi-porous categories.

Porous surfaces are typically building materials and fabrics; drywall and upholstery for example. They are often cleanable, but if the mold is very thick or has grown into the material, we dispose of it. Our cleaning methods for these surfaces involve vacuuming them with special HEPA filters that catch tiny amounts of loose mold, even a single spore.

After finishing vacuuming, we move on to using spray bottles with an antimicrobial cleaner and foaming agents to dampen the surface. Wetting loosens the mold and allows technicians to remove it with cloths and sponges.

Nonporous surfaces are the easiest to clean. This category includes metal and glass tabletops as well as marble and smooth stone kitchen countertops. In many cases, we can remove the mold with dry cloths and sponges. Technicians wipe down the surfaces from top to bottom to prevent accidentally leaving spores at the top or along the sides. If the mold layer is thick, we vacuum it first before dry wiping.

Semi-porous surfaces (concrete and wood decks for example) require methods not acceptable on other surfaces. Affected surfaces may need sanding to wire brushing and other abrasive tools to dig out the mold. The cleaners we use on these surfaces would mar or otherwise destroy glass and metal surfaces. If mold has penetrated the surface of the wood or concrete, technicians may have to sand them down by hand or with a power sander to remove it.

Returning your home to its pre-mold condition is not a quick or easy processes. SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW has years of experience in helping our customers through each step to put you back into your home. If you need us, call (619) 435-0365 today to set up an inspection.

Why is Mold Dangerous?

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

How does mold affect you?

Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.

In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.

Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.

Specific Recommendations:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
  • Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
  • Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.

Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas.

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm#affect

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (619) 435-0365

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold behind drywall.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. 

The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

Read more about mold at:

https://www.epa.gov/mold/brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your-home

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today for a Free Inspection (619)435-0365

Thankful for Canine Angels Service Teams

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Happy Thanksgiving from SERVPRO of Coronado / Imperial Beach / National City.

It’s that time of year again. We hear it all the time, what are you thankful for? Obviously, pumpkin pie immediately comes to mind, then family, friends, good health, and other blessings that most of us take for granted throughout the year. This year we are adding to our thank-you list. We are extremely grateful for all of the unsung heroes who, day after day, make this often troubled world we live in a better place. They don’t want our praise, they just really want to help in any way they can. Canine Angels Service Teams is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that places professionally trained assistance dogs with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 that have physical and developmental disabilities. Thank you all for your commitment to making our world a better place. Happy Thanksgiving from our SERVPRO family to yours.

Coronado and Imperial Beach Chambers of Commerce Joint Networking Mixer

2/28/2016 (Permalink)

On February 11th 2016, SERVPRO of Coronado/Imperial Beach/National City attended this event hosted jointly by the Coronado and Imperial Beach Chambers of Commerce. The event was held at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa.

A hot topic of discussion with many in attendance was disaster preparedness. SERVPRO of Coronado/Imperial Beach/National City was happy to discuss our ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) system with all of the local business leaders, the Coronado City Management team and the Mayor of Imperial Beach, Serge Dedina.

SERVPRO of Coronado / Imperial Beach / National City proudly serves Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Fire and Water Damage Restoration, as well as Mold Mitigation Services.

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Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

4/15/2015 (Permalink)

Mike Barsnica and Scott Tomsey of SERVPRO Coronado/Imperial Beach/National City are pictured here with new Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina.

It was a great pleasure meeting the new Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina last month at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast. SERVPRO of Coronado/Imperial Beach/National City is excited to get involved and help contribute to the goals of the city and community.

SERVPRO of Coronado / Imperial Beach / National City proudly serves Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Fire and Water Damage Restoration, as well as Mold Mitigation Services.

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Coronado Chamber of Commerce

2/20/2015 (Permalink)

Proud Member of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce

We are very proud to announce that SERVPRO of Coronado/Imperial Beach/National City was introduced as the newest member of the Coronado Chamber of Commmerce at the most recent Chamber Sundowner on 2/19/15. The event was held at the Il Fornaio restaurant near the Coronado Ferry Landing.

The Coronado Chamber of Commerce is a pro-active membership organization. The Chamber strives to foster prosperity and champion local business by providing resources and leadership to advance economic development, by advocating the position of the business community as a whole and by enhancing the quality of community life in Coronado. 

SERVPRO of Coronado / Imperial Beach / National City proudly serves Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Fire and Water Damage Restoration, as well as Mold Mitigation Services.

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