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Storm-Damaged Business in San Ysidro?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A business has a broken window. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego.

In January of 2020, San Diego County had a gust of wind recorded at 106 miles per hour. Many believe this is the strongest wind ever recorded in our county. Storm damage can happen anytime, and San Diego county gets its fair share of storms throughout the year. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has been restoring storm damage in San Ysidro for years. We know how important it is to our customers to get their businesses operational again quickly after experiencing storm damage.

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore any storm damage, no matter how severe the damage may be. We have extensive experience working in all kinds of buildings and business settings.

  • 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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You never know when the Santa Ana winds or another severe weather system will cause property damage. When your San Ysidro commercial business or home needs help with storm damage,  SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are on-call 24-hours to respond to your call. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Otay Mesa?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Emergency supplies sit on a table. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Severe weather has been recorded in San Diego county since before it was a county! The missionaries recorded flooding events as early as 1770. Power outages and flooding are some reasons why it is a good idea to be prepared in severe weather. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro offers these tips from the American Red Cross on things you should have on hand in a survival kit:

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Storm damage can happen at any time in Otay Mesa. When your home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are on-call 24-hours to respond to your call. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Ember Fire in Otay Mesa?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Sparks are flying through the night air. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Do you know that burning embers can travel for more than a mile? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro offers this information from the National Fire Protection Association about embers:

  • Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and or vegetation that can be carried more than a mile through the wind that can cause spot fires and ignite homes, debris, and other objects
  • Research around home destruction versus home survival in wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way that the majority of homes ignite
  • There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments
  • Experiments, models, and post-fire studies show that homes ignite due to the home’s condition and everything around it, up to 200 feet from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone.
  • HOME IGNITION ZONES To increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire, choose fire-resistant building materials and limit the amount of flammable vegetation in the three home ignition zones. The zones include the Immediate Zone: (0 to 5 feet around the house), the Intermediate Zone (5 to 30 feet), and the Extended Zone (30 to 100 feet).

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When your Otay Mesa home or commercial business has fire damage, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to help you. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Property Damage in Otay Mesa?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

A business professional is giving a “thumbs up.” We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is committed to providing the highest level of service and support to our commercial customers. Here are some recent Google reviews:

“SERVPRO representative Michael Lu has always been responsive to my requests for service and damage assessment. He knows we need help and comes to help us assess the damage and formulate a repair plan, usually within hours. That is a trait not shared by the competition who can take days to get out to you. SERVPRO delivers excellent service coming out quickly to clean up the water damage and open walls or ceilings to dry the area thoroughly. They are my go-to guys, and their level of professionalism and the quality of their work is an asset to our building.” Antonio Aguilera Jr

“If you’re looking for great quality and amazing customer service, I can’t recommend Tara and her team enough. Any time I come across clients that are experiencing a loss, I refer them to her, and she always goes above and beyond to turn a stressful situation into an easy process!
From communication to quality of service, I promise you’re in great hands! Thank you for always making sure you’re clients are satisfied.” Emily Ramos

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When your Otay Mesa commercial business or home has a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Santa Ana Winds in San Ysidro?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Leaves are blowing up into the sky. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has been restoring storm damage for San Ysidro residents for many years. Storms can happen at any time of the year in San Diego County. The Santa Ana winds are high-speed and dangerous winds that blow down from the mountains to the coast in Southern Californian and Baja Mexico.

Here are some interesting facts about the Santa Ana winds from AccuWeather:

The wind speed can be magnified as air tries to squeeze over mountain passes and rush downhill through the canyons that are aligned in a northeast to southwest direction. As the air descends in elevation, it becomes compressed, heats up, and dries out even more.

Moderate Santa Ana winds can often break tree limbs, send unsecured debris flying into windows, raise clouds of dust and cause wildfires to ignite and spread rapidly.

In addition to a heightened risk of wildfires, whole trees and high-profile vehicles can be knocked over, and sporadic power outages are likely in more extreme cases.

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San Ysidro residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to restore storm damage every day of the year. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve you. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Lights Safety Tips for Otay Mesa?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A home is decorated with holiday lights. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. More electrical fires happen during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Here are some electrical outdoor safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Outside Electrical Work

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work
  • To prevent an electrical shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim any branches that might fall into electric wiring

Equipment Safety

  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use
  • Store your electrical tools indoors
  • Keep electric tools away from children
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clean
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace any damaged cords right away
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use.
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use

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Otay Mesa residents and commercial businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to restore fire damage, no matter how big the job is. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve you. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage in San Ysidro?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in San Diego.

SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to use advanced technology to find water leaks hiding behind walls and in ceilings. Here are some examples of the kinds of technology and equipment we use to save our customers time and money:

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Recent advances, like infrared cameras, help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • We use infrared cameras to identify water locations for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

  • 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

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San Ysidro residents and commercial businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to quickly locate and restore hidden water damage. Our technicians will restore your water damage,  “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Black Water Contamination in Otay Mesa?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Broken sewer pipes are shown. We are equipped and trained to restore dangerous black water contamination in San Diego.

Do you know that exposure to sewer water can cause severe health problems? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to safely restore areas contaminated by black water. Here are the three classifications of contaminated water:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and all contact should be avoided. Sources for category three, “black water,” 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

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Otay Mesa residents and commercial businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to clean and restore areas contaminated by black water. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to restore black water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Pest Damage in Otay Mesa?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A rat nest is shown. We safely clean and restore areas damaged by rodents in San Diego.

I woke up one night because I heard scratching noises inside the walls of my room. Uh oh. The next day I began looking for indications there were unwelcome visitors. I found a trail of dog food crumbs leading out through the dog door. Once outside, I noticed one of the foundation vents had a small gap in it. When I looked through the vent, I saw animal excrement that could only come from a rat. Yikes! Time to call the pest control people.

As the weather becomes cooler, animals like mice, rats, bats, and raccoons will start looking for a warmer place to live. Once they get inside a structure, they can cause significant damage by chewing insulation, wood, and wires. This can cause fire risk and health hazards. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are trained and certified to restore areas impacted by pest excrement and to clean, decontaminate, and deodorize areas infested by pests.

Here are some signs that you may have pests in your attic:

  • Scratching noises
  • Evidence of excrement
  • Nesting materials
  • Missing shingles or screens

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Otay Mesa residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to clean and restore areas damaged by pests and other biohazards. We’ll take care of your biohazard problem, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Dirty Offices in Otay Mesa?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A clean and modern office is shown. We provide deep cleaning services to keep San Diego businesses looking great!

Cleaning products can build up on top of surfaces, leaving a dull film over time. Even if you have a professional cleaning service, your workplace may start to look dull and smell stale. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro provides a wide variety of deep cleaning services for commercial businesses that go beyond a routine cleaning service. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Commercial Cleaning Services

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

SERVPRO Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before 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

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When you need commercial cleaning services for your Otay Mesa business or home, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained technicians will deep clean your business and keep it looking its best. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.