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We Provide Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services for Otay Mesa

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

White, billowing smoke is filling a room, making it hard to see. We’ll restore your property after a fire in San Ysidro “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that San Diego county homes are at high risk of burning in the event of a wildfire? According to a recent report from CoreLogic, San Diego is ranked as one of the top three cities in southern California at greatest risk for wildfire damage. Floating embers can be carried for over a mile through wind and can cause spot fires that can ignite homes. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants residents and commercial business owners in San Ysidro to know we will respond to any fire damage emergency and quickly begin cleanup and restoration services. The National Fire Protection Association offers seven ways to reduce wildfire risk from burning embers:

  1. Clear pine needles and other combustible materials from roofs and around your property
  2. Store away outdoor cushions and furniture that could ignite
  3. Screen and seal vents and other openings into your home so embers can’t get in
  4. Rake landscaping mulch to at least five feet away from structures
  5. Trim back bushes and shrubs that come within five feet of your house
  6. Remover anything around your house that can be ignited
  7. Close all windows and doors and pet doors

If you experience fire damage call us today at 619-439-2407. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of professionals on call 24 hours a day to and restore your fire damage in Otay Mesa “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Preparedness Tips for San Ysidro

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds and heavy rainfall can be seen in the distance over a rural road in east San Diego county. We’ll take care of your storm damage in Pine Valley “Like it never even happened.”

Are you ready in the event of a storm or emergency? Do you know what should be stocked in a household emergency kit? These are some of the emergency preparedness details families should be thinking about during storm season. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants Pine Valley residents to know that when storm conditions occur be prepared. Here are some of the recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • One gallon of water per day per person for at least three days
  • A three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • A battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for sanitation
  • Prescription medications
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food
  • Matches
  • Important family documents, bank information and insurance policies, cash and traveler’s checks

If you require storm damage services, our team of highly trained professionals are on call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro will clean and restore your storm damage in Pine Valley making “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is independently owned and operated.

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Services for Otay Mesa Business Owners

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Yellow crime scene tape is preventing public access to a crime scene currently under investigation. We’ll take care of your biohazard spill in San Ysidro “Like it never even happened.”

We hope it never happens, but every year some businesses in Otay Mesa are impacted by crime and other accidents. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants business owners to know that we have the training and experience to professionally clean any form of biohazard that may impact your business. Our team of professionals are trained to safely remove substances that can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments and are on hand 24 hours a day to respond and begin the cleanup and restoration service, allowing you to get back to business as soon as possible. Here are some of the biohazard services we offer:

Until help arrives, we suggest that you stay out of affected areas and treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated. Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage. We understand that every day your business is closed is a day of lost revenue, so our technicians are standing by and ready to quickly respond to these incidents. Call us today at 619-439-2407. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro will clean and restore your biohazard emergency in Otay Mesa and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro Battles Storm damage

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

rain falling on plant When storms cause damage, SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here To Help.

It takes only 1 inch of water to damage a home or a business in the San Ysidro area. That means one heavy rainfall or one burst pipe. Far smaller amounts of water will cause severe damage if not cleaned up right away. Mold can destroy materials with only a trace amount of water.

Storms that cause water damage are possible anywhere, even places as beautiful as this one. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro knows that water damage does not stop once the storm has passed, which is why we are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks/year. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster because:

  • The sooner we start, the less damage there will be
  • Even a limited amount of destruction is destruction – no job is ever too small
  • Residential and commercial properties are important – no job is ever too large

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has trained technicians and the latest equipment for recovery from storm damage. SERVPRO trains its employees in:

  • Structural drying
  • Carpet and other textile recovery
  • Mold mitigation
  • Deep cleaning
  • Materials restoration
  • Documentation for insurance companies

Remember, we are Here to Help®

Restoration "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of  Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.fema.gov/blog/2019-09-26/financially-prepare-disaster

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa /San Ysidro Provides Specialty Cleaning Services

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A large commercial kitchen of a restaurant is clean and ready for business. Commercial restoration services for your business in San Diego “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that offensive odors can impact your business? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants San Diego business owners to know that we offer a wide variety of commercial cleaning services to meet your needs. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are experts in odor identification and elimination. The process of identifying and eliminating odors can be challenging and we have the training and equipment necessary to identify and eliminate them. First, we will inspect and identify the cause of the odor and the point of surface contact, then we will clean and remove the odor with specialized products capable of penetrating surfaces and will neutralize the odor. Other specialty cleaning services we offer are:

We hope you never need to use our odor removal services but if you do, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your commercial specialty cleaning needs. SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants to help. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your commercial damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa / San Ysidro is independently owned and operated.

Making a Wildfire Safety Plan for Young People Home Alone in Otay Mesa

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A wildfire has caught fire and is burning in a field. Wildfire season comes early to San Diego.

Did you know that only 21% of students interviewed in wildfire-prone regions know what to do if they are home alone when a wildfire breaks out? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa wants San Ysidro families to know that having an evacuation plan in place for your loved ones to follow when you aren’t home can save lives. Here are some tips from the National Fire Prevention Association for developing a plan:

  • Work with a trusted neighbor close by who know your children and can evacuate them if you are not home to do so
  • Set up a schedule with other working parents in the neighborhood so that one is always at home and can make sure the children are safe
  • Pack a “Go Bag” with treasured items, water, food, prescriptions they can grab and leave with quickly
  • Practice together with their pets if time allows to crate them for removal
  • Have a designated contact, like an out of town family member programmed into their cell phone so you can find each other quickly

We hope you never need fire damage services, but if you do, SERVPRO of Otay Mesa wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties to pre-damage conditions in San Ysidro. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa is independently owned and operated.

Storms can cause damage to your home in Otay Mesa

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

A rainstorm in full force falls over the roof of a house. Storm damage cleanup and restoration in Pine Valley “Like it never even happened.”

Heavy rainfall causing floods and storms can lead to damage to your home or business in no time. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa wants residents of Pine Valley to know that when a storm damages your home or business, our highly trained professionals will respond to cleanup and restore your property to pre-damage condition. Our ability to immediately respond to a storm emergency helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Emergency contact 24/7
  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification services
  • Cleaning and repair
  • Odor removal
  • Restoration

The American Red Cross offers these important tips to follow until help arrives:

  • From wallboards to rugs, items that are not thoroughly dried can sprout mold and mildew
  • Bring all soft items outside if possible as sunlight and wind will help them dry faster
  • Throw out items that have absorbed water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected.
  • Keep the windows open and run fans to pull moisture out of wood floors and subfloors, beams, doors, etc.

If you find yourself dealing with storm damage, SERVPRO of Otay Mesa wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties to pre-damage condition in Pine Valley. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your commercial storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Provides Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Services to San Ysidro.

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Three technicians in biohazard wetsuits are estimating the damages to a commercial property.  Biohazard cleanup and restoration in Otay Mesa “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa wants you to know that when a fire damages a commercial business, every hour spent restoring that business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Business and homeowners of San Ysidro will benefit from our highly trained specialists that are on hand to take care of your emergency cleanup and restoration needs. Our ability to immediately respond to a biohazard emergency helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Here are some of the many biohazard cleanup and restoration services we provide:

Biohazard contamination should be considered very dangerous and may pose a serious health risk. If you find yourself help in need of a biohazard cleanup, SERVPRO of Otay Mesa wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore properties damaged by biohazard in San Ysidro. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your commercial fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa is independently owned and operated.

Plan ahead for evacuation in the event of a storm in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon person in wheelchair near a pool Plan ahead for evacuation in the event of a storm in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro: SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro has these tips for people in our community dealing with disabilities during an evacuation. You may want to consider, during times of flooding, to pack a bag to have ready in case the worst happens. Plan for backup if you have your own car. A storm or flood may damage your car. Ask your healthcare provider to suggest what specific devices you might need if you need to evacuate due to an emergency: Where can I get medical supplies? How I do get accessible transportation? If medical help is needed, where would I go? Does this facility have a disability ramp access? Items to bring with you: Written list for emergency contacts. List of all medications, dosages, and allergies. Style & the serial number of medical devices. Supply of medical equipment. Extra battery for a power wheelchair. Any cushions or padding. Wheelchairs, canes, braces, etc. Medical bracelets. Medical insurance cards. List and/or supply of prescription medications. Our service animals are also affected by storm damage. For people who have service animals in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro, consider: Packing extra food, water, & other supplies for the service animal. Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you. Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal.

Emergency Kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind, and Service Animals in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

black background with green logos Emergency Kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind, and Service Animals in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

Low vision or hearing loss may make a power outage more difficult in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro. Evacuation may also be more difficult.

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro  has these tips:

Have an evacuation emergency kit ready.  You can also use it at home.

For people who have low hearing or deafness in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro, consider the following:

  • Extra batteries for hearing aids
  • TTY
  • If you Sign, have a pen and paper for people who do not know Sign
  • Backup batteries for any augmentative communication devices

For people who have low vision or blindness in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro, consider the following:

  • Use large-print or Braille on labels
  • Magnifiers or other assistive devices
  • White cane (if you use one)

Storm damage makes life more difficult for service animals too.

For people who have service animals in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro, consider the following:  

  • Food, water, and other supplies
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal



Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs