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Sewer System Backup in North Park Home?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown. We respond to sewer backups 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When your sewer system backs up in North Park, and you need emergency cleanup and restoration services, our Center City Uptown team is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are trained and certified to restore black water contamination quickly and efficiently. Here are descriptions of the different types of contaminated water we address:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three, (3) if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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When your North Park home or commercial business needs help restoring black water contamination, our local team in Centre City/Uptown will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Restoration Company Offering Building and Reconstruction Services in Uptown?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

A person is replacing a window. We provide restoration services from start to finish in San Diego.

Sometimes property damage requires rebuilding and reconstruction services to complete a fire or water damage restoration. Our Centre City Uptown team provides a convenient and seamless restoration experience as we are licensed to perform and supervise a full range of cleanup and restoration services. We have established relationships with all major insurance carriers and can help you with the paperwork and process. Our customers have peace of mind knowing they have one company and person managing the entire restoration from start to finish.

General Contractor License #: 1037786

Building and Reconstruction Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

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Property damage can happen at any time and for lots of reasons. Last year, natural disasters affected one out of ten homes in the United States. When your Uptown home or commercial business needs rebuilding and reconstruction services to complete a restoration, our local team in Centre City/Uptown will restore and rebuild your property “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Water Damage Customer in San Diego?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A yellow happy face symbol has a checkmark below it. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in San Diego County.

Water damage never happens at a convenient time, and it can cause significant damage if the area is not dried quickly. Our Center City Uptown team responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Here is a recent Google review from a happy water damage customer in San Diego:

“Oh my gosh, I can’t say enough about SERVPRO Uptown...they helped out one of my clients with a water loss, and everything was smooth and seamless from beginning to end. They work directly with State Farm as a preferred service provider, and ultimately the client wasn’t confused as a result of the teamwork between our company and SERVPRO. They’ve won my trust, and I look forward to seeing them serve other clients who are dealing with the unexpected (a claim). Breath of fresh air for me as the insurance agency owner knowing that my clients are in the right hands (not to be confused with the slogan of one of my direct competitors). Thank you, Rebecca and team, for what you do on the daily!” Brad Sund

Service: Flood restoration

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

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When you have water damage in San Diego, residents and businesses can count on our local team in Centre City/Uptown to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Prevent Sewer backups in My Little Italy Home?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Someone is flushing a toilet. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our Center City Uptown team responds to sewer backups and water damage emergencies every year in Little Italy. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing sewer backups in your sewer lateral and the city main:

 Properly dispose of grease

Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools, it will solidify in the drain, the property owner’s line, or the main sewer, causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.

Properly dispose of paper products

Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers, hygienic wipes, and feminine products do not deteriorate quickly. They can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner’s lateral and city main.

Periodically cut tree roots

If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to have the roots cut by a professional regularly.

Replace your line with new plastic pipe

Plastic pipe will prevent tree roots from entering your line by replacing your line and tap with a new plastic pipe.

Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backflows.

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When you have a water damage emergency, Little Italy residents and commercial businesses can rely on our local team in Centre City/Uptown  to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Should I Pack if I Need to Evacuate in Hillcrest?

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

People are packing a suitcase. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

You never know when you will face an evacuation event in San Diego County. Wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters may require you to vacate your home with little advanced warning. Are you and your family, including pets, organized and ready to act more quickly if an emergency strikes? Our Center City Uptown team responds to storm damage emergencies every year in Hillcrest. The Insurance Information Institute offers helpful information on how to arrange your evacuation ahead of time.

It is important to organize your evacuation ahead of time and have a “go-bag” ready that includes:

  • Prescriptions and other medicines
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water
  • Flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries
  • Clothing and bedding (sleeping bags, pillows)
  • Special equipment for infants or elderly, or disabled family members
  • “Comfort items,” such as special toys for children
  • Computer hard drive and laptop
  • Cherished photographs
  • Pet food and other items for pets (litter boxes, leashes) 
  • Important documents
    • Insurance policies
    • Banking information
    • Passports
    • Birth and marriage certificates
    • Social security cards
    • Recent tax returns
    • Wills and deeds
    • Employment information
    • Home inventory

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When you have a p storm damage emergency, Hillcrest residents and commercial businesses can rely on our local team in Centre City/Uptown  to restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Water Damage Customers in Banker’s Hill?

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

A happy customer is leaving a five-star review. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego!

Water damage happens all the time and for many reasons in Banker’s Hill. Pipes break, appliances fail, and sewers back up at all times of the day and night. Our Center City Uptown team typically arrives onsite within four hours of your call, and we strive for five-star reviews from every customer we serve. Here is a recent Google review from a happy water damage customer:

“Oh my gosh, I can’t say enough about SERVPRO Uptown...they helped out one of my clients with a water loss, and everything was smooth and seamless from beginning to end. They work directly with State Farm as a preferred service provider, and ultimately the client wasn’t confused as a result of the teamwork between our company and SERVPRO’s. They’ve won my trust, and I look forward to seeing them serve other clients who are dealing with the unexpected (a claim). Breath of fresh air for me as the insurance agency owner knowing that my clients are in the right hands (not to be confused with the slogan of one of my direct competitors). Thank you, Rebecca and team, for what you do on the daily!” Brad Sund

Service: Flood restoration

Call Us Today!

When your Banker’s Hill home or commercial business has water damage, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fireworks-Free Fourth of July Celebration Ideas for Centre City?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

People celebrate the 4th of July without using fireworks. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in San Diego!

The 4th of July is next week, and lots of families will be celebrating our nation’s birthday. Our Center City Uptown team wants everyone to have a safe 4th of July holiday and offer these alternatives to fireworks from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Use glow sticks as a safe alternative to sparklers. They are fun for all ages.
  • Loud and proud. Noisemakers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local party supply stores or make your own.
  • Have an outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bug spray!
  • Red, white, and blue silly string
  • Make a patriotic craft with the family
  • Throw a birthday party for the USA and don’t forget the cake!

Do-it-yourself noisemakers

Noisemakers are a surefire party-starter. 

Idea 1: Clean and dry empty water bottles, then fill them with coins, marbles, or beads. Twist the caps back on tightly or glue them shut. Decorate the bottles with glued-on streamers, glitter, or paint.

Idea 2: Take two clear plastic cups and fill the first cup with dried beans, popcorn, coins, buttons, small bells, beads, rice, etc. Put the second cup on top of the filled cup with both lids touching, and tape the two cups together. Shake and have fun!

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When your Centre City home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Howling Winds Scaring Pets in North Park?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A dog hides under a blanket during a storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Yes. Pet anxiety is real, and our furry friends can get very anxious when thunderstorms or the Santa Ana winds whip through North Park. Our Center City Uptown team has been mitigating and restoring storm-damaged properties in San Diego for many years. Here are some tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for managing your pet’s anxiety during a severe storm:

According to the ASPCA, there are many things you can do at home to help your pet. Please note that one thing does not work for all pets—so keep trying and see what works.  

  • Keep calm! Your dog is aware of your emotions; they are more likely to get upset if you are.
  • Let them hide. Let them stay there if they prefer to stay under the bed, in a closet, or bathroom. 
  • If your pet does not have a place to hide, consider creating a safe place for them. Interior rooms with less noise or flashes of light are a good place to start.
  • Try distracting your pet by playing games. You can turn on the TV, play soft music, or give them a food puzzle or kong filled with their favorite item are all great ways to distract your pet. 
  • Anxiety vests or shirts may also help your pet feel calmer

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When your North Park home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Alarms for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Banker's Hill?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A fire alarm is fitted with a strobe light to alert deaf and hard-of-hearing people. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our Center City Uptown team restores fire damage in Banker's Hill every year. People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing require special fire alarms. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers these alarm safety tips for people who are deaf or hard of hearing:

  • Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf. These alarms use strobe lights to wake the person. Vibration notification appliances, such as pillow or bed shakers, are required and are currently activated by the sound of a smoke alarm.
  • As people age, their ability to hear high-pitched sounds decreases. Research from NFPA's Research Foundation showed that older adults are unlikely to respond to alarms with strobe lights.
  • Older adults or other people who are hard of hearing (those with mild to severe hearing loss) can use a device that emits a mixed, low-pitched sound. In its current form, this device is activated by the sound of a traditional smoke alarm.
  • Always choose equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory
  • Make sure everyone in your home understands and reacts to the signal (light, vibration, or sound) used in their situation
  • All smoke alarms should be tested at least monthly. Replace smoke alarms and equipment for people who are deaf or hard of hearing according to manufacturer's recommendations.

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When your Banker's Hill home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Washing Machine Woes in North Park Home?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A woman calls for emergency help while watching her dishwasher overflow. We restore water damage in San Diego County 24-hours a day.

It was a good thing I was visiting my mother in North Park the day she put the wrong soap in the dishwasher. Giant clouds of soap bubbles were pouring out of the dishwasher, and water flooded the floor. Thankfully the professionals in Centre City Uptown sent a team over quickly!

Our Center City Uptown team’s fast emergency response time saves our customers time and money in many cases. Water is invasive and can cause damage in as little as one hour. We use industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment and monitor the drying process to ensure the area is restored to normal humidity levels. We clean and sanitize everything exposed to the water and restore the area to pre-water damage conditions. Here is the process we follow for all water restoration jobs:

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

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When your North Park home or commercial business needs help with water damage, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.