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Otay Mesa Residents Can Protect Their Families With Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO banner on the balcony of a San Ysidro apartment Otay Mesa Residents Can Protect Their Families With Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

Specialty Cleaning for Your San Ysidro Home

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants the residents of San Ysidro to know that we provide specialty cleaning services to remove biological pathogens similar to COVID-19 from your home and we want to help you keep your home clean of infectious disease.

Tips for Running Errands Safely

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urges us to frequently wash our hands and to routinely clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces. Additionally, they provide tips for running errands and shopping:

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others while shopping and in lines.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.
  • If you are at higher risk for severe illness, find out if the store has special hours for people at higher risk. If they do, try to shop during those hours.
  • Disinfect the shopping cart, use disinfecting wipes if available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.

Call Us Today

When you require specialty cleaning services outside the scope of routine janitorial cleaning, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants to help. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to learn more about our specialty cleaning services in San Ysidro.

We Follow CDC and EPA Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting Businesses in San Ysidro

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO techs in PPE cleaning a San Ysidro, CA business We use EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and sanitization products to clean commercial businesses in Otay Mesa.

Commercial Cleaning and Sanitization Services

We live in a world where routine cleaning and disinfecting has never been more important to protect our health and wellbeing. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend routine cleaning of homes and commercial businesses of all high-touch surfaces as the new coronavirus, COVID-19, can remain on surfaces for up to three days depending on the surface type. SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants business owners of Otay Mesa to know that we adhere to the highest standards and follow all guidelines set by the CDC and local authorities. Our team of technicians undergo rigorous initial and ongoing training to keep current on industry standards and technological advancements.

Some examples of high-touch surfaces include doorknobs, handles, bathroom fixtures, light switches, keyboards, tabletops, common areas, counters and other frequently touched surfaces such as:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars

Call Us for a Proactive Cleaning Today

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has the specialized training required to clean and disinfect your business outside the scope of routine janitorial services in Otay Mesa or San Ysidro and are on call  24 hours a day. Once we receive your call, we will be on site within four hours. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

How Each Type of Fire Damage Affects Your Restoration Costs

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fully burned and sooty window frame One thing that is present after a lot of fires is soot.

Different Types Of Fire Damage

The average cost to have a fire remediation company cleanup your business after fire damage varies greatly. Business owners can expect to pay for thousands of dollars in damage. However, several different types of damage can affect each estimate.

Soot Removal
One thing that is present after a lot of fires is soot. It is basically organic matter that was not completely burned by the fire. There are two different types of soot, and they affect your estimate differently.

Dry soot results from high-oxygen fires and will only add a couple of thousand dollars to your bill.
Oily soot results from low-oxygen fires and will be significantly more expensive to clean.

Water Restoration
Extinguishing the fire will require the use of water or chemical suppressants. You should expect to pay a few thousand dollars to remedy the water damage from extinguishing the flames. If the firefighters used a chemical extinguisher, you could expect to pay less. All of your carpeting or other floorings will be thoroughly dried and cleaned during this process to prevent further damage to your business.

Smoke Cleanup
Once the water and soot have been cleaned, any smoke odors will need to be removed. This step will involve getting rid of the odors' source so that no lingering smoke smell returns to your business. You will often pay less than a thousand dollars for this, although the exact price will be based on your chosen remediation method.

Rebuilding Costs
When you add up these costs, you get the amount necessary to clean your business in San Diego, CA. You also need to add rebuilding costs to your estimate to understand the amount necessary to restore your building to its pre-disaster condition.
A commercial fire can do a lot of damage. To get the most accurate forecast of your restoration costs, you need to understand more about each type of damage and the cost to repair it.

How to Treat Water Damaged Items in Your Commercial Building

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Wet documents in San Ysidro, CA Documents damaged by water

Many Objects Can Be Salvaged If They Are Treated Properly

Many problems can come with a flooded company building. Whether the water has come from a broken appliance, burst pipe, or storm in San Ysidro, CA, the excessive moisture can affect both your building and the items in it. Luckily, many objects can be salvaged if they are treated properly within a reasonable amount of time.

1. Objects With Hard Surfaces
Items with hard surfaces will be the easiest to treat. Most often, these will only need to be wiped down and dried. If the flooded company building is the result of flooding during a storm, these items will also need to be sanitized to remove any bacteria or contaminants present in the water.

2. Upholstered or Fabric Items
Because they are more absorbent, items such as rugs, cushions, curtains and upholstered furniture that are made with fabric can be more difficult to thoroughly clean. If the water damage was closer to the surface, dry cleaning might be enough to return the items to an acceptable condition. If there is mold or contaminated water present, some property may need to be thrown out and replaced.

3. Paper Documents
You might assume that paper items such as important documents or artwork will be completely ruined if they have water damage. This is not always the case. Professional cleanup and restoration companies often have access to equipment that can sanitize and dry these items.

4. Electronics
If there are electronics in your flooded company building, these will need to be handled with care. Turning these devices on before they are completely dry can result in permanent damage. Depending on the type of water involved, some items might be fine after they are drained. Others will need to be inspected, cleaned, and repaired by a professional.
A broken pipe, severe storm or another emergency can be frustrating on its own. Add in damage to your property, and the situation becomes even more stressful. The good news is that most items can be saved as long as you take the right steps.

Top 5 Places Where Mold Forms in Businesses

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

Drywall covered with mold Mold can lead to structural damage if not taken care of soon enough.

Check The Following Five Areas In Your Office

One big aspect of mold prevention is early detection. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate the possibility of fungal intruders in San Diego, CA, uncovering growths that have recently begun to develop grants you an opportunity to stop infestations from worsening. Here are five locations within your office that should be checked regularly.

1. HVAC Drain Pans
Air conditioning pans are located near your temperature control system’s cooling coils. The sweat that develops as air moves through the coils drips into the pan. When flow rates become too high, the collected condensation can overflow. This runoff sometimes soaks ductwork, making mold a possibility.

2. Ducts
Air moving through ductwork contains heavy moisture. When this buildup condenses, it gets absorbed into duct linings. Besides checking for growths, ensure that your system’s airflow rates are optimal as an additional form of mold prevention.

3. Ceilings
Because they tend to be porous, mold sometimes grows in ceiling tiles. Those adjacent to HVAC system vents are particularly vulnerable. Mold in ceilings can also result from roof leaks. When this happens, the eventual water damage gives good reason for hiring an expert roofing repair team. Such professionals are also typically capable of safely removing mold growth.

4. Carpeting
Carpets are susceptible to spills, floods, and leaks. Look underneath yours to determine whether dampness exists. A wet vacuum should be employed when water is discovered. Follow this step with a good steam cleaning. Fans and dehumidifiers may also be used to accelerate the process.

5. Wallboard
Flooding, groundwater and mechanical system leaks are common causes of damp wallboard. Get rid of compromised wallboard by cutting at least 20 inches above the water’s high point. Make certain that all wall and ceiling cavities are thoroughly dried before installing a fresh set.
An important part of mold prevention is rapid discovery. Halt the progress of fungal invasions by regularly checking your building’s most common trouble spots.

What to Do After an Emergency

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Background of a fire truck with the words CALL US Call the fire department

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire is a process. Certain steps must be followed, from choosing remediation professionals to beginning fire mitigation, that will set you on the path to recovery. Here is everything you must know to deal with an emergency.

Respond to Emergencies

The first thing you must do after a disaster is to respond to the emergency. This means:

  • Ensuring the building is empty
  • Calling the fire department
  • Turning off the utilities to prevent further fire damage
  • Making sure everyone is following your fire safety plan
  • Cooperating with the fire officials
  • Keeping everyone out of the building

Assess the Damage
After the fire has been put out, it is time to assess the damage. Once the fire department has cleared your home as safe, you may enter and see what happened.

Call a Disaster Company
After your business sees fire, smoke, and water damage, it is natural to call your insurance adjuster immediately. However, it is often best to call the disaster company for your building in Pine Valley, CA, first.

Call Your Insurance
Your disaster relief company will be at your building that day and will give you an idea of the extent of the damage. Once you have this information, it is time to call the insurance company.

Begin Disaster Cleanup
Your disaster company will start the cleanup as soon as possible. Some of their work will start as soon as they arrive to prevent any chances of further damage.

Gather Necessary Evidence
This is a task that the disaster company will perform. They will go through your building and gather any evidence of fire damage your insurance company will need.
Knowing what to do after your building sees fire damage is important. Reacting quickly and following the appropriate steps will get your business running again. These steps will help you get through the remediation process smoothly.

SERVPRO Otay Mesa/San Ysidro Remains Open for San Diego

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro remains open for business in San Diego. 

Damage Remediation

Call us when storm damage, fire, or water threatens your business.  Our number is 619-439-2407, or you send an online form. Even during this pandemic, we are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Our technicians remediate existing damage and prevent things from getting worse, all according to safety guidelines from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Proactive as well as Reactive

Did you know that SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is qualified to clean up biohazards and to provide hospital-grade cleaning and disinfection? Call us to clean and disinfect your business to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We even clean electronics, and pay special attention to high-touch surfaces such as door handles, telephones, and business equipment.


Proper hand-washing, social-distancing, and wearing face masks are the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro is Here to Help®.

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


Odor Removal Services for Otay Mesa Businesses

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

A skunk is seen standing on a lawn, lifting his tail to spray someone. Odor removal services for San Ysidro businesses “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that skunks are native to San Diego County and have found urban areas especially attractive? According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), skunks love to dine on garbage from restaurants and other commercial businesses, and they love to dig on lawns as they provide easy pickings for worms and other insects that they love to eat. They only have one weapon for defense which is their defensive spray, and once exposed, it is very difficult to remove the smell from clothes and other surfaces. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro wants to share some tips from the San Diego Humane Society with the San Ysidro community on what can be done to coexist with skunks:

  • Do not feed the skunks
  • Never leave pet food outside
  • Never discard edible garbage were skunks can get to it
  • Secure garbage containers
  • Place apple cider vinegar-soaked rags around your yard to discourage digging
  • Trapping and relocation of skunks is not a recommended or viable alternative.

We hope your business or residence never experiences the need for odor removal, but if you do, we want to help. We are experts in odor elimination and are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. Call us today at 619-439-2407 to find out about our odor removal and deodorization services.  SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has a team of professionals on call 24 hours a day to take care of your odor problem in San Ysidro “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 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.

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.

Beware of Flash Flooding in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through the accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro. When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience. SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible. The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened,” and that we can continue to be your cleanup and restoration specialists in the future.