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What Process Is Used to Restore Water Damage in Centre City?

1/31/2023 (Permalink)

A water-damaged room is undergoing restoration. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Centre City/Uptown team is on call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Every water damage event is unique, and we follow this restoration process for every restoration:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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When you have water damage in your Centre City home or commercial business, our local Centre City/Uptown team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Industrial-Grade Water Extraction Equipment Saves North Park Residences Time and Money?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

A wooden subfloor reveals water damage. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in San Diego.

Water damage never happens at a convenient time, so our local Centre City/Uptown team is on call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial water damage emergencies in North Park. Using powerful, industrial-grade equipment saves our customers time and money by minimizing the chances of secondary damage in many instances.

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • 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
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Water Damage Restoration Process

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction
  • Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5: Cleaning and Repair
  • Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in your North Park home or commercial property, our local Centre City/Uptown team will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke From Nearby Fire Causes Employees to Evacuate in Uptown?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Employees evacuate a smoke-filled room. We are trained and certified to remove smoke odor in commercial properties in San Diego.

When your business is damaged by smoke, our local Centre City/Uptown team can remove the smoke, odor, and residue “Like it never even happened.” Smoke leaves behind a unique signature based on the fuels that were burned during the fire. Here are some examples of smoke removal equipment we use:

Air Scrubber or Filter

A heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines use ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor.

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When you have smoke damage in your Uptown commercial business or home, our local Centre City/Uptown team will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Can Storms Cause Mold Damage in my Home in Banker’s Hill?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

Ceilings and walls show visible signs of water and mold damage from a storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Diego.

If you notice a strong, musty smell in your Banker’s Hill home after a storm, you may have stormwater damage that is causing mold to grow inside your walls or attic. Mold is often a symptom of excess water, so you’ll want to have your home inspected for storm damage and mold growth. Fortunately, our local Centre City/Uptown team can assist with storm and mold damage issues. Flooding and rain from storms can encourage mold growth, so it will be important to determine and correct the cause of the water intrusion from the storm damage as part of the remediation process.

After any major storm, high wind, or hail event, your home or business should be inspected for visible signs of damage. Here are some of the indicators of storm damage:

  • Debris on the roof
  • Dents in your siding
  • Clogged or broken rain gutters
  • Visible damage to the roof facia
  • Visible signs of the roof flashing
  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Cracked, dented, or lifted roof shingles
  • Missing roof shingles

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency in your Banker’s Hill home or commercial business and need cleanup and restoration services, our local Centre City/Uptown team will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Christmas Tree Fire Prevented in Centre City Home?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

A dead Christmas tree is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies in San Diego.

Happy New Year! Is your Christmas tree still in your house? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges residents to get rid of their trees after Christmas or when the tree is dry. Our local Centre City/Uptown team responds to fire damage emergencies every year in the Centre City area during the holiday season. Here are some tips from the NFPA for preventing Christmas tree fires:

After Christmas

Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage or placed outside against the house. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

Christmas Tree Fire Facts

  • Electrical problems cause almost one-third of home Christmas tree fires
  • Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes more than one in every five fires

San Diego County Christmas Tree Recycling

In San Diego County, Christmas trees can be recycled curbside on trash collection days. They will also post a list of drop-off locations in the county.

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When you have a fire damage emergency and need cleanup and restoration services, our local Centre City/Uptown team will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Graffiti and Vandalism Damage to Little Italy Restaurant?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, vandalism and graffiti damage happens. The County of San Diego urges people to immediately remove graffiti on We restore vandalism and graffiti damage in San Diego.

Unfortunately, vandalism and graffiti damage happens. The County of San Diego urges people to immediately remove graffiti on the property to discourage graffiti vandals from causing more damage. Graffiti vandals want recognition, so they will move on to another site when their “work” is removed quickly. Graffiti and vandalism send the wrong message to potential customers, too.

The San Diego County website recommends that if you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 858-565-5200 and report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. A Deputy will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have calls at the time.

Our local Centre City/Uptown team responds to vandalism and graffiti damage calls 24-hours a day. Our technicians are trained and certified to clean and restore this type of property damage.

Vandalism and Graffiti Removal

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal

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Our local Centre City/Uptown team is always Here to Help ® when you have any vandalism or graffiti damage in your Little Italy commercial business or home. We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Prevent Storm Water From Entering My Home in North Park?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A downspout drains water during a storm. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego.

Last month, San Diego County received between one and six inches of rain when a storm out of the Gulf of Alaska merged with moisture from the sub-tropics. Our local Centre City/Uptown responds to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute to keep your home protected from unwanted water intrusion:

Inspect and Repair Your Home’s Exterior

You can prevent water from entering your home by inspecting your home’s exterior for any place where water can enter the house and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check your rain gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging them
  • Check your downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the house
  • Gutter guards are an excellent way to prevent clogs and water intrusion into the house
  • Check your sprinkler systems and make sure they are not spraying water into the house and that water is not pooling around the home’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will quickly find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter the foundation wall through cracks.

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Our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help ® when you have storm damage in your North Park home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips for South Park?

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

Fir trees are decorated with holiday lights outside a home. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in San Diego.

Do you know that most home fires occur each year on Saturdays and Sundays in December and January? Our local Centre City/Uptown wants everyone in South Park to have safe and fire-free holiday celebrations and offer these tips from the National Fire Protection Association  to ensure you have a happy holiday season:

Holiday Decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame-resistant or flame-retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding them.

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Our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help ®  when you have a fire damage emergency in South Park. Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Is Centre City Prepared for Power Outages?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

An aerial view of San Diego is shown. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in San Diego!

Winter is coming, and with it comes chances for power outages. Our local Centre City/Uptown wants businesses and residents to be prepared for power outages. A backup generator in good working order can prevent food from spoiling and keep your lights on when a power outage occurs.

Here are some tips from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety for maintaining and servicing your generator:

The time to maintain a generator is well before a major storm or disaster strikes. Backup power can help maintain a consistent building temperature and reduce the risk of freezing pipes leading to business disruption and damage. 

Permanent

  • Permanent generators should have a proper maintenance plan that includes weekly, monthly, and annual checks. See the manufacturer’s specifications for more information.  
  • Run the unit on its maintenance plan weekly to ensure it properly functions in an emergency. Individual units may have a timer that allows a programmed test to be scheduled, and qualified personnel should oversee these scheduled weekly tests.  
  • Check the generator enclosure for loose debris or other conditions that could cause the unit not to function correctly.  

Portable 

  • Store in a dry location
  • Set up a maintenance schedule to include periodic test runs for the unit 

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Our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help  when you have a storm damage emergency. ® Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What If I Need Help Cleaning My Apartment in North Park?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A service technician is cleaning blinds. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in San Diego!

Although we are better known for fire and water damage restoration services, our local Centre City/Uptown team also provides many deep cleaning services that exceed what a routine cleaning service can do. With the holidays fast approaching, many busy people in North Park are choosing to use our deep-cleaning services. Here is a recent Google review from one of our many happy customers:

“Iris and Raul helped me clean my apartment. They were both very friendly, understanding, patient, professional, and a real joy to be around. My experience was a very pleasant one. I had been worrying about it before they came because it was my first time, and I had someone before that tried to help but threw away a bunch of my things, etc.” Catherine B.

Positive: Quality, Responsiveness

Specialty Cleaning Services For You

Grime, odor, and moisture challenges require specialty cleaning. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), to provide a full range of deep cleaning services:

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism
  • COVID-19

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When you need help cleaning your apartment, our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help. ® We provide a full range of cleaning services for your home or business in North Park when you need them. Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.