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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.

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.

Sewer Backup in Uptown Business?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

An arrow points to the location of public restrooms. We respond to commercial sewer backup problems 24-hours a day in San Diego!

SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown’s team of highly trained technicians have the experience and equipment necessary to safely mitigate and restore this type of “Black Water” contamination.

Uptown businesses and residents can rely on us to respond to sewage and toilet overflow emergencies 24-hours a day. Our technicians have the specialized training and OSHA-approved protective gear necessary to safely address any size of sewage backup or toilet overflow problem you are facing.

Category 3: “Black Water”

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

In San Diego, aging sewage systems are a common cause of sewage backups. Additionally, older sewer lines deteriorate over time and can also cause problems. Whatever the reason, you can count on SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown to restore any sewage system backup, “Like it never even happened.” 

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When your Centre City commercial business or home has a sewer backup problem,  SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Little Italy Business Damaged in Recent Storm?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A patio umbrella is flying away in the wind. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When strong winds sent patio furniture flying during a recent storm, I had no idea it would cause property damage to my restaurant in Little Italy. A front window was broken, and rainwater entered the restaurant overnight. I was worried that we wouldn’t be able to open for lunch as usual. My insurance adjuster told me to call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown. It was the best call I ever made.

The team arrived quickly and immediately extracted the water and set up air blowers and dryers. They repaired the broken window and documented and monitored the drying process. In a short time, my restaurant was clean and storm-damage-free! They used industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment which shortened the restoration time.

Water Extraction Equipment

SERVPRO uses powerful water extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your business or home.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water 
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown restores storm damage for Little Italy businesses and residents, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Restaurant in Old Town?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

The inside of a Mexican restaurant is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

When my Mexican restaurant in Old Town flooded three hours before opening, I panicked. A pipe burst, and water covered the dining area. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown. The team arrived quickly and immediately began extracting the water using powerful industrial-grade air movers and blowers. They monitored and documented the drying process and cleaned and deodorized the room. Thanks to SERVPRO's fast and efficient work, we were able to open the restaurant on time, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown responds to commercial water damage emergencies throughout the year, and we know how important it is to business owners to have their businesses up and running quickly after a flooding situation.

  • We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Check the status of our CSLB license anytime by visiting anytime. Our license number is 1037786.
  • We are locally owned and operated, which means the success of your job isn't with some corporate office far away; it's with local San Diegans Ben and Lisa Sussman and Jordan Katz.
  • We are centrally located, so our average response time to an emergency water damage job is under 1 hour
  • We bill your insurance company directly, which alleviates the headache and hassle from your water damage insurance claims process.

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Old Town businesses and residents can trust our technicians to restore their water damage quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Infestation in San Diego Business?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of microscopic mold spores is shown. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation in San Diego County.

Musty-smelling office in San Diego?

If your San Diego business has recently had water damage, you may have mold. A leaking roof, leaking pipes, or condensation in the building’s air conditioning system can encourage mold growth. Microscopic mold spores are always present in the Earth’s atmosphere. Once they find the perfect moist conditions, the mold will colonize quickly and rapidly spread to other areas of the structure. SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown’s technicians will locate and repair the source of excess moisture to discourage the mold from returning after the mitigation and remediation process is complete. Our technicians are highly trained and certified as:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

We are trained to work in all kinds of buildings and workplaces, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

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San Diego businesses and residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown to mitigate and remediate mold damage quickly and efficiently. We understand how important it is to get your business operational again quickly. We’ll restore your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services in Little Italy?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A commercial kitchen is shown sparkling clean. We provide deep cleaning services for commercial businesses in San Diego!

My Little Italy restaurant was starting to look tired. We had a janitorial service that came in each night, but the cleaning products they used were beginning to leave a dull residue. My commercial kitchen also needed to be deep cleaned. I called SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown, and they came out and listened to my concerns and came up with a plan to deep clean the dining room, kitchen, and restrooms. They explained that some cleaning solutions leave a residue, and even if you are having your business cleaned routinely, it can begin to look dull over time.

The SERVPRO team went to work and cleaned my restaurant from ceiling to floor. They cleaned the light fixtures, windows, millwork, furniture, floors, and every single surface. They decreased my hood vent and cleaned out all the floor drains. They were thorough, my restaurant looked and smelled great!

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

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When you need commercial cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Centre City/Uptown is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133. We’ll deep clean your Little Italy business, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Building and Reconstruction Services in Old Town?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

A building is shown under construction. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

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.

Mold Problem in Old Town Office?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on the ceiling in a commercial building. We mitigate and remediate commercial mold problems 24-hours a day in Old Town.

Commercial Mold Problem in Old Town

When the roof to our office complex leaked, enough moisture came into the building to create a mold problem. There was a musty odor that I could not locate anywhere in the building. The next day I looked up and saw mold spreading across the ceiling where it hadn’t been yesterday. I called SERVPRO of Centre City / Uptown, and they sent a team out to mitigate and remediate the problem. Here are some facts about mold from our website:

  • 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 air conditioning, or 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
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed to discourage the mold from returning
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent 

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When your Old Town commercial business has a mold damage emergencySERVPRO of Centre City / Uptown has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day.

SERVPRO of Centre City / Uptown is Independently Owned and Operated.

What You Need To Know About Fire Damage If You Are a Landlord

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

worker wearing protective gear while taking of soot damage from ceiling, door have plastic barrier containment Fire cleanup services in North Park, CA.

In the case of an apartment fire in North Park, CA, it is not unusual for there to be some confusion over who pays for certain things. After all, the renter does not own the property, though he or she is living there and probably thinks of it as a home. Also, many of the items in the apartment belong to the renter whose possessions have suffered certain types of fire damage: smoke odors, burns and soot stains. As the landlord and the owner of the property, it is your insurance that will pay for any structural damage to the building.

Renter Responsibilities

It can often be difficult to unravel the different areas of responsibility between a tenant and an owner. In general, a renter should have his or her own renter's insurance. In the case of an apartment fire, this should cover damage to clothing, furniture and other possessions of the renter. While occupying the apartment, the renter should do the following:

  • Turn off all hot surfaces when leaving the apartment
  • Operate appliances according to guidelines
  • Avoid storing flammable materials
  • Avoid dangerous practices such as smoking in bed

Negligence on the part of the renter could invalidate an insurance policy. It could also expose the renter to lawsuits by the landlord.

Landlord Responsibilities
As the landlord, you are responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance coverage. In the case of a fire, you are also responsible for most if not all repairs to the building. A professional fire restoration company is a good resource for you to tap at this time. Highly-trained technicians can perform the necessary repairs to your building and make it suitable for tenants. They will also make sure the fire cleanup is done correctly and according to professional standards.
An apartment fire is a distressing event for everyone involved. With insurance and professional help, the recovery process can proceed in a smooth manner.

How To Prevent Mold Recurrence

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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How To Prevent Mold Recurrence

Recurring mold growth in your Old Town, CA, business is unwelcome and frustrating. Fortunately, knowing the causes for the recurrence will help you keep the problem at bay.

Necessary Conditions
Mold returns for the same reason that it occurs in the first place: The conditions are right. The following are three things that fungi need to thrive:

  • Warmth
  • Food source
  • Water source

Most indoor locations are warm enough to support mold. Nutrient sources, including pulpy products, dust, and dirt, are regularly found in most buildings as well. The presence of water, however, can generally be controlled.

Prevention Methods
Even if a professional restoration company performs the initial mold removal, it is still up to you, the business owner, to prevent future growth. As discussed above, the presence of water is generally the easiest condition to control. If the area with the recurring mold problem is prone to high humidity, install a dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the area. Address water damage as quickly as possible and dry up spills, leaks, and all standing water immediately.
In addition to keeping the area as dry as possible, there are specialized products available that are resistant to mold growth. Common options include paints, primers, and fabrics. There are also sprays that can be applied to certain surfaces that are thought to help repel mold.
Another option is minimizing the number of mold spores present in the area. These spores occur almost everywhere, so it can be helpful to trap them in a HEPA filter before they have a chance to colonize. You may even have a chance to address two factors with one product if you select a combination dehumidifier and purifier.
Ideally, mold that has been properly removed would not return. However, this is not always the case. Fortunately, there are a variety of tactics available to those who are struggling with recurring mold growth.

How To Create a Disaster Plan for Your Business

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Here Are Four Tips To Help You Prepare Your Company For a Disaster

With storm season coming in San Diego, CA, disaster preparedness should be at the forefront of your mind. Is your business in a flood zone? Do your employees know the procedures? Here are four tips to help you prepare your company for a disaster.

1. Get a Risk Assessment
Before you can create a disaster plan, you need to know the possible disasters. Conducting a risk assessment will give you the knowledge to start planning. A local professional will be familiar with your area and can tell you what you need to prepare for the most.

2. Build a Planning Team
Companies have a lot of moving parts. To create a clear, concise emergency plan, you should include employees from all business sections and demographics. Building a diverse planning team helps you see all of the possible outcomes of an emergency and how to get all of your employees to safety no matter their needs.

3. Create Plans for All Situations
Business preparedness means being ready for multiple disaster scenarios. Different emergencies call for different plans. Sometimes, your employees will need to evacuate. You should have clearly marked exits, emergency maps showing evacuation routes and meet-up points outside of your building.
Other times, you might need to “shelter-in-place.” This means that you should remain inside your facility until the danger passes. Planning for these types of emergencies entails knowing what parts of your building are safest in which emergency. For example, move employees to a small room on the lowest floor during a tornado warning.

4. Plan for the Aftermath
Part of disaster preparedness is being ready for what comes afterward. Assign post-disaster duties to the appropriate people in your company and give them the information they need to get the job done, including important processes, employee communication plans, and the commercial restoration companies in your area.
Disaster preparedness is a large undertaking for any company, but by being ready for anything, you will keep your employees and business safe.

Is Your Business Prepared To Evacuate in the Event of an Emergency?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Escape plan Being prepared is the best thing you can do for a fire damage event.

Is Your Business Prepared To Evacuate in the Event of an Emergency?

While a fire emergency in the workplace is never expected, disasters happen every day in businesses all around the country. That’s why it’s so important to implement a fire drill plan for your employees and customers. By keeping a few simple guidelines in mind when designing your evacuation procedure, you can make sure your business in San Diego, CA is prepared for a worst-case scenario.

1. Pay attention to details.

Where is a fire most likely to break out in your building? How is the customer traffic flow designed? What are the locations of sprinklers and fire extinguishers? These are factors that will need to be considered when planning for an emergency. Map your evacuation route to bypass dangerous areas and allow for the fastest possible exit from the building.

2. Communication is key.

Even the most well-designed fire drill plan is useless if you don’t ensure that every employee knows how to implement it. Keep in mind that your employees will need to guide customers to safety in the event of an emergency, so it’s imperative that they have access to a printed evacuation route and are aware of where all the building exits are located.

3. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Even the most level headed employee can panic if a fire breaks out at work. That’s why evacuation drills should be rehearsed on a regular basis to make sure that everyone knows their role in an emergency. Address any issues or confusion after each drill to develop a reliable exit strategy. Shift leaders and managers should have the contact information for a reliable fire damage restoration company to call after ensuring that all customers and employees are out of the building and first responders are on the way.

While no business owner wants to think about a life-threatening emergency in their building, it’s crucial to have a fire drill plan in place to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. By remembering to prepare for the worst-case scenario, you can prevent a tragedy from occurring.

Business Insurance and Water Damage Coverage

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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No matter how well you plan and the precautions you take your Centre City, CA business is bound to experience water damage. Regardless of size, weather and plumbing eventually will find a way to give owners a headache. While a water remediation and restoration company can get your business back to “Like it never even happened,” having business insurance eases the cost factor.

Water Damage Happens

Water infiltration where it shouldn’t be can happen to new and old buildings. The top two reasons are:

Broken Pipes – Since the majority of the plumbing system is behind walls, a damaged pipe can easily go unnoticed until there is no way to miss the problem, which may mean 100s of gallons of unwanted water.
Gradual Leaks – Along with pipes and connections to toilets, sinks and showers, other common items in a business have the potential to leak. Appliances, HVAC units and fire sprinklers all have the potential to slowly degrade and leak, which will eventually turn into a much bigger problem.

Know Your Policy
Water may be a life-sustaining element, but it can wreak havoc on a business. From rotting wood to corroding pipes, the faster water cleanup can happen the better. The longer a problem sits, even if it is hidden, the greater chance of long-term damage and mold growth. Unfortunately, the cleanup process isn’t always fast or inexpensive. Staying on top of your insurance coverage is key to being able to get back on track as quickly as possible. Most standard policies cover burst pipes, storm damage and leaking equipment, but additional insurance will be needed if located in a flood-prone area. Before damage happens, work with your insurance coverage to have a complete understanding of what is and what may not be covered.
Dealing with water damage can severely impact a budget, from downtime to extensive repairs. Making property insurance a priority is key to being able to make it through an unexpected event.

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Business's Fire Sprinkler System

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Automatic ceiling Fire Sprinkler at the Office Sprinklers are one of your first lines of defense against a fire

Three Tips For Maintaining Your Business's Fire Sprinkler System

Avoiding a damaging fire in your Gaslamp Quarter, CA, building is a top priority for any business owner. One effective way to do so is by installing a reliable sprinkler system. However, only putting the mechanics in place may not be enough to maximize safety. So, here are three tips for maintaining your business's fire sprinkler system.

1. Keep the Sprinklers Unblocked
Installing a sprinkler system is of little use if you end up blocking it. Water may still come out, but it won't be as wide-reaching and effective. Unfortunately, it's easy to block sprinklers by accident. These are a few possible blockages to avoid:

  • Paint
  • Wall or ceiling fixtures
  • Furniture

In order to ensure that you haven't made this mistake, try to take a look at each fire sprinkler once a week.

2. Get the Sprinklers Inspected
Even if you have the best sprinklers money can buy, chances are your system won't stay in peak shape. The last thing you want is your fire suppression mechanisms malfunctioning. Therefore, it's wise to have said system inspected on a regular basis. Keep in mind that this will probably include a test, so you may want to clear out any valuable items and electronics from the area.

3. Open the Control Valves
Water damage is unfortunate. However, what's more, unfortunate is experiencing a building fire. No matter how much you may want to, you shouldn't close the control valves. These valves maintain your sprinklers' water flow, so closing any would render the system practically useless. If you're worried about the fire sprinkler cleanup process, don't be. Commercial building restoration experts can be hired to fix the damage.
Sprinklers are one of your first lines of defense against a fire. If you allow your system to lose efficiency, you could be responsible for substantial damages. So, stay vigilant in your fire sprinkler maintenance. It may be difficult to carry out some of these tips, but safety is too important to neglect.

4 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage in Your Building

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Follow These Tips To Handle Water Cleanup

Most commercial buildings in San Diego, CA, will experience water damage at some point. Secondary damage, such as mold growth and wood rot, can develop days, weeks, or months after the original incident. Your initial cleanup efforts will typically determine whether your building will face secondary or long-term damage. Follow these tips to handle water cleanup the right way and avoid costly and invasive future repairs.

1. Reduce Your Risk
As the old saying goes, prevention is the best defense: Take steps now to reduce your building’s risk of flooding. Routine inspections and maintenance can help you detect wear and tear or weak spots in your plumbing and help prevent broken pipes. Keep gutters cleaned out, monitor humidity levels, and make sure sprinkler systems are properly maintained.

2. Begin Cleanup Efforts Right Away
If water damage does occur, don’t waste any time. Contact your insurance company and a professional water restoration company as soon as possible. The sooner cleanup efforts begin, the less likely secondary damage is to occur. DIY cleanup efforts are often insufficient to fully prevent secondary and long-term problems.

3. Ensure All Building Materials Are Dry
Cut out any wet drywall up to 18 inches above the waterline. Pull up damp carpeting, padding, and other porous floor coverings, and remove wet insulation and any other affected materials. Ensure that the subfloor and the studs or other framing elements are thoroughly dry before beginning repairs.

Use a Two-Fold Approach to Mold

When mold dies, it releases invisible mold spores into the air in an attempt to keep the colony alive. Therefore, it’s important to take a two-step approach to eliminate mold. First, kill any existing mold growth using commercial-strength biocides on affected surfaces. Second, use encapsulants or advanced filtration equipment to extract mold spores from the air.
Repairing secondary water damage is often costly, invasive, and time-consuming. In a commercial building, structural damage or a mold problem threatens your business, clients, customers, employees, and tenants. Under these circumstances, the potential savings of DIY water cleanup over professional water restoration are usually not worth the risk.

How To Avoid Accidental Activation of Your Fire Sprinklers

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Thorough and consistent sprinkler maintenance is essential in San Diego, CA. Not only is maintenance important to ensure your fire sprinkler system operates properly if a fire starts, it is also a key factor in the prevention of sprinkler system malfunctions, including accidental activation. For as much damage as a fire can cause, accidental activation of fire sprinklers can be costly as well. To help prevent unintentional activation of your sprinkler system, keep these five factors in mind.

1. Perform Regular Maintenance

Routine inspections and maintenance must be performed appropriately. Otherwise, regular wear and tear may not be addressed in a timely manner, which can increase the likelihood of accidental activation. Regular maintenance in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards can help alleviate this risk.

2. Prevent Freezing

If your sprinkler pipes freeze, the ice within them can damage the components of the sprinkler system and trigger accidental discharge of water once the ice melts. Sprinkler pipe routes should be assessed for freeze potential prior to installation. Antifreeze loops can be installed to help prevent freezing.

3. Address High Heat Areas

Identify sprinkler heads located near areas of high heat. Even without a fire, it may be possible for those sprinklers to reach a temperature high enough to unintentionally activate your system. In such locations, you should use sprinklers rated for higher temperatures.

4. Plan Ahead for Aging Parts

As your system ages, corrosion of pipes, fittings, and valves can become a concern. While routine inspections and sprinkler maintenance should identify issues in time to address them, it is important to be aware of these risks and plan for them in advance.

5. Exercise Caution and Care

Treat your sprinkler system with care. Do not hang items from pipes or sprinkler heads, paint over them, or otherwise modify your system without professional support.

Properly installed and maintained sprinkler systems are a key component in mitigating the risk of damage from both water and fire. Every business owner wants to be confident that his or her fire sprinklers will activate only in the event of an actual fire. Regular sprinkler maintenance with careful attention to detail can help prevent accidental activations.

Emergency board-up and fire cleaning service in San Diego

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a building. This is a photo of a burned out commercial unit in a warehouse in San Diego. SERVPRO was called to assist with the cleanup.

A fire to your property is probably one of the scariest things that can happen, and the truth is, sometimes fires happen "spontaneously" and there's nothing you could have done to prevent it.

 Whether your business or home has a candle fire, grease fire, or electrical fire, SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown San Diego is on standby and ready to help. A few of our fire cleanup services include: -Emergency board-ups (secure your property ASAP)-Structure cleaning-Deodorization-Contents cleaning-Reconstruction-And more. Basically, if you have a fire to your San Diego property, we can handle it all from start to finish. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We'll walk you through the process and help get you back into shape "Like it never even happened." We can be reached anytime at 619-583-2133.

Emergency water removal in San Diego

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a dental chair. This is a photo of a water removal job SERVPRO performed in the San Diego area.

When you need water extraction and removal at your San Diego property, SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown San Diego can help.

 Our certified technicians are on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with any water damage emergency you have. Whether it be a flooded elevator shaft, or your flooded commercial property or home, SERVPRO is always here to help. A few facts about why you should choose SERVPRO for your water extraction projects are: -We are licensed, we are bonded, we are insured.  Our CSLB # is 1037786-We are an IICRC-Certified firm.  The IICRC sets the industry standards of which we follow-We bill insurance companies direct, alleviating some of the headache and hassle you face as a property owner When you need water damage services, SERVPRO is the obvious choice.  Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-583-2133.

HOA Water Damage in downtown San Diego

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a building with missing drywall. This is a photo of a condo in downtown San Diego that had water damage from a roof leak. Call SERVPRO 24/7 for assistance!

This a photo of a recent water damage job we performed in downtown San Diego. The HOA building had a roof leak and the management team called SERVPRO to do the water damage cleanup and dry out.

There is a reason so many people choose SERVPRO in San Diego. We are a best in class restoration company who are licensed, bonded and insured.

SERVPRO is known as the industry leading water remediation company and we do everything from:

  • Water removal
  • Equipment placement to dry the structure
  • Fire damage cleanup
  • Full service contents division
  • Mold remediation
  • Biohazard/vandalism cleanup
  • Reconstruction
  • And more.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need help with water damage cleanup in San Diego. We can be reached at 619-583-2133.