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SERVPRO Otay Mesa/San Ysidro Remains Open for San Diego

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

San Diego in the daytime Call SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to Clean & Disinfect Your Business

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.

Reminder

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.

Link:

https://www.SERVPROotaymesasanysidro.com/

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

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

The wine aisle of a liquor store is shown fully stocked. 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 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.

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.

Tips for Standing Water in San Diego

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

women on a cliff staring at water Floodwaters cause havoc on commercial property in San Diego.

A flood doesn’t end once the storm stops. We still have to deal with all that standing water. The floodwater can take up to 11 days to disappear. It’s not time to go fishing.

If you have to evacuate your office, do not go back until you have been told it is safe.

Be careful driving in San Diego.  Remember to “Go around. Don’t Drown!” The water may still be too deep for safe travel.

Floods are not natural swimming pools

  • Sewage, debris, and other unpleasant things can be in the stormwater leftovers
  • Swimming, wading, or rafting can make you sick  
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Water conducts electricity.  Underground power lines can give you a dangerous shock

Floodwaters vs. Animals in San Diego:

  • Snakes and other animals may get into your building. Wear work boots and heavy gloves when you clean up
  • Some animals might find your office a cozy place to live
  • If tap water is unsafe to drink, it is unsafe for your pets

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Commercial Flood Insurance in San Diego.

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

cartoon character with rain coming down  Does your San Diego commercial property need flood insurance?

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance 

www.fema.gov

Commercial Property Loss in Otay Mesa

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

smartphone loaded with SERVPRO app Call SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/ San Ysidro for any commercial property needs.

Building a business is a crazy idea. It takes sweat, blood, and tears not to mention hard work and lots of hours. We know that your business is precious to not only you but also your employees and customers. We want to make sure that if a disaster from property damage, like a fire from an electrical fire, or water damage from a sprinkler break or mold and microbial growth issue, we are ready to help you. But we want to help you prevent disasters and have a plan of action in case a disaster does strike. 

SERVPRO provides a free app for business owners to set up to outline what to do and who to call if any damage occurs. We can help you set up your profile so you are ready for whatever happens. 

Faster To Any Size Disaster

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

fleet of SERVPRO vehicles Faster To Any Size Disaster

When a disaster like a sprinkler breaks in a warehouse the gallons of water that come pouring down in just a matter of minutes can be insane. From the moment the pipe breaks the water starts to pour down causing damage to your building but also everything within it like computers and your inventory. 

When your business has damage you are not able to help your customers and your work comes to a halt. We know that the longer your business is down unable to serve your customers the possibility of losing your customer's business is a real threat. We help you you to get back on your feet after property damage and back to business as normal. We are the team that will help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Prepare Your Business for a Storm in Otay Mesa / San Ysidro

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

warehouse Prepare Your Business for storm damage

Otay Mesa / San Ysidro knows how devastating storms can be. Storm damage and water damage can be especially harsh on small- or medium sized businesses; the Small Business Administration estimates that 25% of such businesses never recover after a disaster forces them to close. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa / San Ysidro want San Ysidro businesses to thrive and is sharing these tips for preventing the worst. 

Preventing Storm Damage in Otay Mesa / San Ysidro

  • Make sure your employees will be safe:
    • sign up for text alerts from the business and from local weather alert services
    • encourage them to keep emergency kits at home and in their cars
    • keep emergency supplies available
    • encourage employees to stay at home or to leave early enough to avoid the storm
  • Get updates on weather from your local stations or the National Weather Service
  • Have insurance that covers against hazards such as high winds
  • Post contact for plumbers, vendors, customers, any building contractors
  • Prepare for internet or power outages by having all contact information available offline

If storm damage or water damage strikes your business, call SERVPRO of Otay Mesa / San Ysidro right away. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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