Recent Storm Damage Posts

I need my personal belongings moved after a flood. Who do I call?

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of a group of people. This is a photo of the SERVPRO team. Our technicians are IICRC certified and trained to assist you during your time of need.

Sometimes when SERVPRO is called by a homeowner or business owner to assist with water damage, fire damage, or mold cleanup, we end up calling in our contents division.  Here is why.

If your items aren't damaged from water, fire, or mold, you want to be sure they are protected during the remediation process. Sometimes items can be moved around onsite to allow for proper protection and storage, and sometimes, like when you're in a condo in downtown San Diego, you don't have the room for contents to be moved around in your home or business, so we pack, inventory, and remove them to be stored at our secure facility off-site.

SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown can handle every part of your job from start to finish.  Whether it be water damage or fire damage cleanup, to contents pack-out, to reconstruction.  We do it all.

Call us 24/7 at 619-583-2133. We're the best water damage cleanup company in San Diego, and we are always here to help.

Major water damage and don't know who to call?

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of the inside of a home. This is a photo of a home that had severe water damage from a storm. SERVPRO assisted with the cleanup for the family.

When you have major water damage and are at a loss of who to call - call SERVPRO.

As San Diego's premier restoration contractor, we are locally owned and operated by Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz.  With SERVPRO, you deal directly with decision makers, and we are invested in the communities in which we do business. 

There is a reason that SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for most insurance companies, and it's because we always put you, the customer, first.  We will always do what's right, and unlike our competitors, we have to stand by all the work we do. Our contracts depend on it, plus we just believe in doing the right thing.

If you have water damage in San Diego, call SERVPRO 24/7 at 619-583-2133.

Who to call for water damage cleanup in San Diego?

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of a water heater closet. This is a photo of a residential water damage job SERVPRO was called for in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego.

Who to call for water damage cleanup in San Diego?

So you came home from vacation to a flood in your home and don't know who to call. That's where SERVPRO comes in. Whether you have water damage from a severe rainstorm during winter, or a supply line fail, or a sewage backup, SERVPRO in San Diego is the best restoration company to call.  Here's why: 1.) No one cares like we do. Because we are locally owned and operated, our owners are Ben Sussman and Jordan Katz, we have a vested interest in making sure every single job we do goes smoothly and customers are happy.  With us, you deal directly with ownership. 2.) Superior training. We are a IICRC Certified firm, unlike most of our competitors. The IICRC sets the industry standard, and they have certified us as being the best and most knowledgeable. Why hire anyone else? 3.) We bill insurance direct. We are a preferred vendor for most insurance companies, and we will bill all insurance companies directly, so you aren't left with a bill insurance may not approve. 4.) Licensed, bonded, insured.  Our CSLB # is 1037786, we hold all the appropriate insurances including workers compensation, auto, general liability, and bailees coverage. 5.) We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.  Call SERVPRO at 619-583-2133.

Church water damage in San Diego, CA

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

A photo of our SERVPRO equipment onsite at a church that suffered from rain water damage near downtown San Diego.

This photo shows some of our equipment placed at a church in the Mission Hills area of San Diego, just north of downtown San Diego.

During the heavy December 2018 rains, the church suffered from a roof leak which caused extensive damage throughout its office area.

The church called SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown, as we're one of San Diego's premier restoration companies and located in the same area, just near downtown San Diego.

We had a crew onsite immediately once being called, and set up equipment, assisted with coming up with a plan for services, and kept in constant communication with church staff throughout the entire mitigation process.

If your church, or property of any kind, has water damage, whether it be from a storm or not, have no fear, SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown can help.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-583-2133.

Gearing up for Hurricane Florence

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas, the SERVPRO team is mobilizing and getting ready to assist affected homeowners and business owners up and down the east coast.

If you are in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia or Maryland, emergency declarations have been issued as forecasts show Florence will dump records amount of rain on southern states.

Initially predicted to be a Category 4 storm, Florence has since been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but is still expected to dump up to 40 inches of rain. Storm surges of up to 13 feet are also expected in some areas.

We urge everyone to do as emergency responders ask, keep your families safe, and evacuate if need be.

SERVPRO is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Preparing for storm water damage

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Living in San Diego means very few of us worry or stress about preparing for storms. With a beautiful year-round climate, storms are one of the last things that San Diegans think about.

However, each winter, we receive hundreds of calls from concerned homeowners that heavy rainfall or other storm damage has affected their property, and they're unsure what to do next. They often have questions like, "Is this going to be covered by my homeowners insurance?" "Is this going to be expensive?" etc.

The first answer is, you probably won't get any storm damage covered by your typical homeowners insurance policy, unless you've specifically bought and paid for it.

The second is - damage can cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to thousands, it all depends on the severity of the damage.

Take a few moments this fall to consider the following, and see what you can do to better prepare in case of the event of unexpected water damage.

Are your gutters working and clear from any blockages?

Is your roof in good shape and free from any damage?

Are doors and windows properly sealed?

In the event of water damage at your property in San Diego, call SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 619-583-2133. 

Storm damage at your San Diego property

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

The aftermath of storm damage at a townhome in North Park, San Diego.

Storm damage to San Diego properties isn't typically something we as San Diegans have to deal with, but it can and does happen.

Last summer for example, a random 8-minute downpour caused thousands and thousands of dollars in damages to a school in the south Bay area of San Diego, when the roof was open and being worked on. No rain was on the forecast! But it happened.

Typically though, in "winter" (we laughed writing that!), is when most unsuspecting homeowners and property owners discover their property isn't as protected as they thought. This is when leaky roofs are discovered, faulty or old windows with gaps in them, or even doors that haven't properly been weatherized.

So do yourself a favor this summer and fall, and make sure to inspect your property so you have no hidden surprises come winter. Water damage is no joke, and if left untreated properly, mold can happen.

SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown is happy to be San Diego's known and trusted water damage expert. Call us anytime at 619-583-2133.