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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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High Praise for Local Centre City Restoration Company?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of company founders Ben Sussan and Jordan Katz is seen. We provide restoration services in San Diego County 24-hours a day.

Our Centre City Uptown team is proud of franchise owners Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz. Ben and Jordan first met as youngsters playing soccer and have been lifelong best friends ever since. Jordan, Ben, and Ben’s wife Lisa are all owners and create a dynamic trio. Jordan oversees all field operations and quality management, Ben oversees all aspects of office operations, and Lisa manages all of the marketing efforts and the rebuilding division. They attribute their success to putting the needs of their customers first and delivering the best restoration and rebuilding services possible.

We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

Check the status of our CSLB license at any time by visiting www.cslb.ca.gov - our CSLB # is 1037786

We are licensed, general contractors.

General Contractors License #1037786

We are actively involved in the community.

We are members of several organizations, including CAI (Community Association Institute), San Diego County Lodging Association (formerly the San Diego Hotel Motel Association), and IFMA (International Facilities Management Association).

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You never know when you’ll need our restoration services, but when you do, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® We are trusted leaders in residential and commercial cleanup and restoration services! Call us today at 619-583-2133.

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Terrible Odor in Centre City Commercial Business?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

A woman holds her nose to prevent smelling a bad odor. We locate, identify and neutralize foul odors in San Diego County.

Our Centre City Uptown team is certified to locate, identify, and remove odors by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Odor identification can be challenging as odors may originate from multiple sources inside and outside the building or home. No matter what kind of odor issue you are faced with, we will find the source and remove the odor. We never mask odors or take shortcuts as these methods are ineffective, and the smell will return once the masking agents dissipate.

Odor Removal Process

We use scientifically sound practices to locate and eliminate offensive odors. Once we find the places and the cause of the odor and where it is contacting surfaces, we can remove the odor without a trace. Our technicians use several odor removal products capable of thoroughly penetrating surfaces to neutralize unpleasant scents.

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When your Centre City commercial business or home needs help getting rid of a bad odor, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Our odor identification and removal processes will neutralize and rid your business of the bad odor, leaving it smelling fresh, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

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Flying Tree Branch Damages Apartment Home in Centre City?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A tree branch from a Eucalyptus tree is seen. We remove fallen trees and branches 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our Centre City Uptown team is a trusted leader in storm damage mitigation and restoration services. The strong Santa Ana winds and tropical storms that occur during the Pacific hurricane season can send tree limbs and patio furniture flying, causing property damage to residences and businesses day and night. Here is some information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for preventing property damage from strong winds:

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

Secure Fencing, Porches, Canopies, and Sheds

Have them inspected and make sure they are firmly attached and in sound structural condition. Secure any parts of fencing that appear weak or loose.

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Kids Playing With Fire in Centre City?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Stick matches are burning. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our Centre City Uptown team has been restoring fire damage in the Centre City area of San Diego for many years. According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), United States fire departments responded to 30,460 fires each year caused by children playing with fire between 2014 and 2018. Here are some more NFPA statistics:

Ages of children who started fires by playing with fire:

  • Most fires caused by playing with fire are started by children, many under the age of ten
  • Adults (18 years and older) were responsible for just 1 percent of the home structure fires caused by playing with fire
  • Fires that were started by children five years old or younger accounted for a disproportionate share of the deaths, although the fire setters were not necessarily the victims in these fires

Home structure fires caused by playing with fire by month:

  • Fires caused by playing with fire were highest during the school vacation months of June, July, and August, as well as in March
  • Although one-quarter of the home fires caused by playing with fire occurred in the cold weather months of January, February, and March, these fires accounted for half of the civilian deaths

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Fire damage can happen at any time of the day or night in Centre City. When your home or business needs fire damage restoration services, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

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Six-Step Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration Process in Old Town?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is extracting water from a kitchen floor. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Our Centre City Uptown team has been restoring water damage in the Old Town area of San Diego for many years. We follow the damage procedure for every water damage situation as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or require major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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Water damage can happen at any time in Old Town. When your home or business needs water damage restoration services, 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, Smoke, and Soot Damage in San Diego Office Complex?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is filling a business office. We are trusted leaders in commercial fire damage restoration in San Diego County.

Our Centre City Uptown team responds to fire damage emergencies every year in San Diego. According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), United States Fire Departments responded to 3340 fires occurring in general business offices, banks, veterinary or research offices, engineering, mailing firms, and post offices each year during the five years covered in the report. Here are some more statistics from the NFPA on office fires:

  • Fewer fires occur in this occupancy on the weekends since they are less likely to be fully populated
  • The peak times of day for these fires were between noon and 2:00 pm
  • Less than one-third of the fires (31 percent) occurred between 7 pm and 7 am, but these fires accounted for 67 percent of the direct property damage
  • Nineteen percent of fires occurred on weekends, but these incidents caused 31 percent of the associated property loss. These findings highlight the need for automatic detection and extinguishing equipment to protect these properties when they aren’t occupied.

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Fire damage can happen in a business setting at any time and for many reasons. When your San Diego commercial business or home needs fire damage restoration services, our local team in Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.