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Wind-damaged Home in Otay Mesa?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A fence is blown over. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Don’t get blown over by wind damage in Otay Mesa!

Have you inspected your home and prepared it for high winds? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro responds to property damage emergencies throughout the year. From October to May, the powerful Santa Ana Winds can wreak havoc on properties. Anything not tied down can become a flying projectile. Here are some tips for minimizing wind damage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

High Wind Warnings 

  • Are issued when sustained winds of 40 miles per hour or greater or gusts up to 58 miles per hour or greater are expected
  • These high winds are usually associated with severe thunderstorms and hurricanes

Preparing for High Winds

  • Be sure your property is secure
  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us Today!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your storm damage in Otay Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-Damaged Belongings in San Ysidro?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown coming into a house from the ceiling. We restore water-damaged belongings in San Diego.

We treat your things with special care.

Whenever possible, we work to “restore” versus “replace” your water-damaged belongings. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro uses over six different cleaning methods to restore water-damaged belongings in San Ysidro. When your home or business has water-damaged belongings that require restoration, we will pretest every single item to determine the best cleaning method to use to restore the item to pre-damage condition. Here are some of the cleaning methods we may use:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Call Us!

You never know when you’ll need water damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained water restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your water damage in San Ysidro, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Technology Advances in Otay Mesa?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is shown. We use technology to restore property damage in San Diego.

Only the best for our Otay Mesa customers!

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has adopted technological advances into our restoration services, allowing us to more efficiently restore properties back to preloss condition.

Technological Advances

Recent technological advancements in the field of psychometry allow us to more effectively dry water-damaged areas through the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity. We follow industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for restoration and cleaning as follows.

Moisture Detection, Water Extraction, Drying Equipment, and More

Using specialized equipment such as infrared cameras, we can detect and measure moisture levels. Sensitive moisture detectors, like hygrometers, are used to measure moisture saturation levels.

When we are mitigating water damage, we use powerful submersible and gas-powered pumps to remove high-level water, and we use truck-mounted and portable extraction pumps that perform efficient water removal. Additionally, air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and deodorization agents, and OSHA-approved sanitizing and anti-microbial treatments are used when needed to stop the growth of bacterial, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your property damage in Otay Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fallen Tree in Otay Mesa?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A tree has blown over into a house in a suburban area. We restore storm damage in San Diego.

Trees Fall in Otay Mesa

When a severe storm happens, it can bring damaging winds with it. Trees can be uprooted by a combination of water-saturated soil and high winds and can fall onto your home or business in the blink of an eye. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Otay Mesa, and when necessary, we provide tree removal services.

Storms can cause structural damage that may require building and reconstruction services to complete the restoration. We are licensed general contractors through the California State License Board.

Storm Damage 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
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • 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

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your storm damage in Otay Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-damaged Home in Otay Mesa?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of moving boxes are shown inside a house. We provide pack-outs when needed to restore fire damage in San Diego.

When my home was damaged by fire, the entire roof had to be replaced, and all of the contents had to be moved out. Some items were not damaged by the fire and required offsite storage, but other items needed to be sent out for restoration. I was happy to find that my insurance covered these services and that SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro provided these services. The team came in a helped me pack and move out all of the belongings in the house. This allowed the restoration to move quickly, and we moved back into the house sooner than we thought. Thank you, SERVPRO!

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

When your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, we can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

Once the restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Call Us!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your fire damage in Otay Mesa, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Home in San Ysidro?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown coming out onto a walkway from inside a house. We have the equipment and experience to quickly mitigate water damage in San Diego.

Do you know that water can cause serious damage to a home in as little as one hour? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians have the experience, advanced training, and equipment necessary to quickly and efficiently mitigate water damage. Here is a water damage timeline that describes the damage water will do within a week:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical fire in Otay Mesa?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A person is plugging a cord into an outlet. Call an electrician if you see sparks coming from an outlet in San Diego.

Shocking News!

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro responds to some electrical fire damage emergencies each year in Otay Mesa. Here are some electrical safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time
  • Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home.
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected.
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets, so you don’t have to use extension cords.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians in San Ysidro?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A room with computers sits empty waiting for a class to begin. Our restoration technicians are some of the most highly trained technicians in San Diego County.

Highly Trained and Certified Team in San Ysidro?

When you have a fire or water damage emergency, you will want to know you are hiring a team with the equipment, advanced training, and experience to quickly and efficiently handle any size disaster. Our employees are required to undergo initial and continuous training and education. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Training

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

e-Learnings

Additionally, our employees have access to web-based training classes. These voluntary training sessions are designed to be self-paced to help SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro employees stay current with industry standards and best practices. These training courses are comprised of video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module.

Call Us Today!

At SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, we invest in training and ongoing education for our team. Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Business in Otay Mesa?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A restaurant is shown. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Water damage can happen at any time, and when this happens, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® We are trusted leaders in commercial water damage restoration. We have been mitigating water damage in Otay Mesa for years, and commercial businesses know they can rely on us to arrive quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Water damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. Plumbing systems fail, sewage systems overflow, and flooding can occur.  We understand how critical it is to get your business back to “business as usual” after a commercial water loss, so whenever possible, we will minimize the disruption to your employees and customers.  

Our commercial water restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and usually arrive on-site within four hours of your call. They are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. We have the equipment, specialized training, and experience to restore your property to preloss condition.

Call Us!

When your business or home requires emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your commercial water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Power Outage Safety Tips for San Ysidro?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A room is shown by flashlight during a power outage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Storm damage can happen at any time in San Ysidro, and when this happens, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), extended power outages may impact communities and the economy. Here are some power outage tips from FEMA:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Use a generator, but only outdoors and away from windows
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines for using power-dependent medical devices
  • Check with local officials about heating and cooling locations open near you

Preparing for a Power Outage

  • Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity
  • Plan for batteries and other alternative power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such as a portable charger or power bank
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long the battery backup will last

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business requires storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in San Ysidro. Call us today at 619-439-2407. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.