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Storm Damage Restoration Services in Hillcrest?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A fallen tree is shown in a neighborhood.  We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego!

It was a dark and windy night. I woke up hearing a huge crashing sound. When I went to investigate, I discovered a tree had blown over and damaged the side of my home. I called SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown, and they sent a team out right away to deal with the damage. They cut down the tree and then inspected the side of the house for damage. The siding and a corner of the roof facia were damaged, so they made the repairs. Now, you would never know that a tree had fallen in Hillcrest!

Storm damage can happen at any time of the year in San Diego, and when it does, you’ll want to hire a company that understands the stress and worry that comes with property damage. Franchise owners Benjamin Sussman and Jordan Katz are passionate about helping people and businesses put their lives back together after a disaster. They believe in placing the customer’s needs first and have developed strong and lasting relationships with residents and businesses in the San Diego area as a result.

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When you need help mitigating and restoring storm damage, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your storm damage in Hillcrest, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage Safety Tips for Old Town?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Old Town Residents Want to Know

When my smoke alarm went off in the middle of the night, I remember the rush to get everyone out of the house safely. Thankfully everyone was safe, and the fire was contained to one room. SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Old Town and we offer these tips from our website on what to do while waiting for help to arrive:

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 a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers

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Fires can happen at any time, and when you require fire damage restoration services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your fire damage in Old Town, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Candle Fire in Banker’s Hill Bedroom?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Banker’s Hill Bedroom Candle Fire Blunder

My bedroom was transformed into a spa-like setting when I lit all of the candles. Unfortunately, a gust of wind sent my gauzy curtain into the flame of a candle and started a fire in my pretty bedroom. Fortunately, we were able to put the fire out and call SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown.

Candles' flames create ambiance, but they can be dangerous if improperly used. Here are some candle safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over easily
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface
  • Light candles carefully
  • Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  • Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home
  • Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles.

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When you need fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your fire damage in Banker’s Hill, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism in North Park?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is shown damaged by graffiti. We restore graffiti and vandalism damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”

Although SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown is more well known for responding to fire and water damage emergencies, we also provide a full range of specialty cleaning services, including vandalism and graffiti cleanup.

The County of San Diego, Graffiti Abatement Department suggests that if you find graffiti on your property, it should be removed immediately. San Diego County states that the prompt removal will discourage further graffiti because graffiti vandals want recognition for their work. When they see that their graffiti is quickly removed, it will deter them from striking that area again.

Additionally, the San Diego County website offers information on how to report graffiti you may see in progress:

If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 858-565-5200 and report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. A Deputy will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have called at the time.

Vandalism and Graffiti Removal

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

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When your home or commercial business needs vandalism and graffiti restoration services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your property damage in North Park, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorms in Banker’s Hill?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown at night. We restore storm damage in San Diego, “Like it never even happened.”

Last month San Diego experienced several thunderstorms. Rolling thunder and bright flashes of lightning brought heavy rain to many parts of San Diego County. SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown responds to storm damage emergencies in Banker’s Hill throughout the year. We have the experience and equipment to mitigate and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently.

Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for preparing for a thunderstorm:

  • Know your area’s risk of thunderstorms. They can occur year-round and at any hour.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Identify sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices
  • Secure outside furniture

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When your home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your storm damage in Banker’s Hill, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Escape Planning Tips for North Park?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A young family is exiting a residence during a fire drill. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown responds to fire damage emergencies in North Park throughout the year. The National Fire Protection Association urges people to make a fire escape plan to include:

  • Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or a mailbox) a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave as a closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Install alarms on every level of the home
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors

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When your home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your fire damage in North Park, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Uptown San Diego?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has been responding to water damage emergencies in the Uptown area of San Diego for many years. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for inspecting indoor plumbing systems:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

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When your Uptown home or commercial business experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Pacific Hurricane Season in Centre City?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Patricia is shown making her way to Mexico. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Storm damage happens.

SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has been responding to storm damage emergencies in the Centre City area for years. At this time of year, we may see the rain coming up from the south resulting from Pacific hurricanes. The Pacific Hurricane season begins on May 15th and ends on November 30th each year. Here are some interesting facts about tropical cyclones from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Tropical Cyclone Classifications

In the western North, Pacific hurricanes are called typhoons; similar storms in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific are called cyclones.

  • Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 miles per hour or less.
  • Tropical Storm: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour
  • Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher.
  • Major Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or higher, corresponding to a Category 3, 4, or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your storm damage in Centre City, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Building and Reconstruction Services in Old Town?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

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Property Damage Happens

When our office building flooded, my insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown. They arrived onsite quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. Some parts of the drywall required removal and replacement, so I was happy to discover that they offered building and reconstruction services, too!

Property damage can happen at any time for any reason in Old Town, and when it does, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® We can supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services when required to complete the restoration. This allows our customers one convenient point of contact throughout the entire restoration process.

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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When your commercial business or home requires building and reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians ready to complete the restoration. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your commercial property damage in Old Town, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage in Little Italy?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Happens

At SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown, we know that our fast response time saves our residential and commercial business customers time and money when it comes to restoring water damage. Water damage can happen at any time for any reason in Little Italy, and we can typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call.

Here are some water damage emergency tips from our website that you can do after flooding, while you are waiting for help to arrive:

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

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When your home or commercial business requires water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in Hillcrest. Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.