Recent Storm Damage Posts

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

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Star Customer Service for Water Damage

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Slab Leak In Bonita Ca

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado responded to a slab leak in Bonita CA.  The slab leak caused water damage to the bathroom and the bedroom behind it.  

The affected material included the drywall, vinyl flooring in the bathroom and carpet in the bedroom.  Prior to starting any work this home needed to be tested for asbestos because of the year it was built.  

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SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado was able to coordinate everything for the homeowner, so that is was one less thing he needed to worry about.  Below is the 5 star google review he was kind enough to leave regarding his experience. 

"SERVPRO responded to a slab leak at our home.  Scott was very informative throughout the process. The crew was always on time and they did a great job.  They also communicated and explained the entire process.  I would highly recommend SERVPRO." 

Heavy Rain Expected in San Diego

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

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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.  San Diego is expecting HEAVY Rain, which brings the threat of flooding.  

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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:

  • 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 can also cause health effects.

SERVPRO of San Diego Bay SW/Coronado is here locally to provide free inspections or answer any questions you have.   

Garage Flooded Caused By San Diego Rainstorm

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Listed below is a 5 Star Review from a client who experienced water damage caused by a flood during the last San Diego Storm.   

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"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!!" 

What Type of Insurance Covers Storm Damage?

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

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


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

Flood Insurance

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

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

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

Homeowners Insurance

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

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

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

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

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.  

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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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Signs of Mold After Storm

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

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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. 

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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.

Free Inspections for Water Damage San Diego

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

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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. 

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Be prepared for storm season in San Diego

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

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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 Caused By Storm

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

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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. 

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Do I Have Water Damage??

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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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. 

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