Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Dishwasher Disaster Floods Centre City Apartment?

5/30/2023 (Permalink)

Water drops cover a wood floor. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in San Diego!

In the United States, more water damage claims are made annually than any other type of property damage claim. Our local Centre City/Uptown team has been restoring water damage in Centre City for many years, and one of the top causes of water damage is a leaky dishwasher.

Leaking dishwashers damage floors and baseboards, cabinetry, and anything else in the path of the water. This excess moisture also encourages mold growth. Here are some tips for preventing dishwasher leaks and flooding disasters:

·      Follow the manufacturer’s directions for installation

·      Load dishes following the manufacturer’s guidelines

·      Be sure the dishwasher is level

·      Routinely inspect the door gasket and seal. If you see a lot of steam emanating from the dishwasher, you probably have a leaking door seal.

·      Do not overload the dishwasher

·      Do not leave the home while the dishwasher is running

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water damage emergency varies in scope and degree of severity, but we follow these steps for every restoration:

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

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Appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters, refrigerators, and ice makers can fail and cause damage to your home or business at any time of the day or night. When you have a water damage emergency, our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Washing Machine Leak Causes Mold Outbreak in Banker’s Hill Home?

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

Mold grows around a leaking door frame. We are San Diego’s top choice for mold removal services!

When you discover mold growing in your home or business it is often a sign that there is a water leak somewhere that is causing the excess moisture and mold growth. Our local Centre City/Uptown team is a trusted leader in mold damage mitigation and restoration services.

We will determine the cause of the excess moisture and correct the problem as part of the mold remediation process. Sometimes the mold damage is extensive and requires construction services to complete the restoration. We are licensed contractors and can supervise a full range of rebuilding services, including:

General Contractor License #: 1037786

  • 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
  • HVAC Services
  • 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

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Mold outbreaks can happen to anyone when the right moist and warm conditions are present for the mold to colonize. When your home or commercial business in Banker’s Hill has a mold problem, our local Centre City/Uptown team is Here to Help. ® we’ll restore your mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Remediation Customers Singing Our Praises in Centre City?

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

People are singing. We mitigate and remediate mold outbreaks in San Diego!

Centre City residents benefit from our trained and certified mold remediation team in Centre City/Uptown. Here are some Google reviews from some of our mold remediation customers:

“We had a major water leak through the roof, affecting 2 rooms. Garrett and Ever , the technicians, were very competent, polite, and informative. We especially liked SERVPRO’s quick response time and the weekend service when we had a problem. The office staff was also very easy to contact and polite.” K Murphy

Services: Furniture removal, Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Mold inspection Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

“My house was flooded from storms in the SF bay area and no one was available up here to help. I connected with SERVPRO’s San Diego office and crew, a family-run business, and they came all the way up to the bay area and treated me like I was a member of their family! They took care of everything that needed doing with such proficiency, efficiency, and KINDNESS, during a very stressful time. Their warmth, care and technical expertise surpassed so much of what is being offered anywhere these days that I couldn't recommend them more!

Services: Water damage-related mold removal, Water damage-related cleanup & repair, Flooring, Mold inspection

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

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When your home or business has a mold problem, our local Centre City/Uptown team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What is the Process for Removing Mold and Restoring the Mold Damage in Hillcrest?

3/28/2023 (Permalink)

A mold remediation technician is wearing a hazmat suit and a respirator in preparation for providing mold remediation service We are trusted leaders in mold removal services in San Diego!

Hillcrest residents benefit from our trained and certified mold remediation team in Centre City/Uptown. Here is the process we follow for every customer we serve:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold.

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

When your Hillcrest home or business has a mold problem, we can help. Our local Centre City/Uptown team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-583-2133.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Recent Rain Causes Mold Outbreak in Centre City?

2/14/2023 (Permalink)

A closeup view of microscopic mold spores. We are leaders in mold damage remediation in San Diego.

Our local Centre City/Uptown team is trained and certified to restore mold damage by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) the certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. San Diego County experienced heavy rain recently, and as a result, some homes experienced mold outbreaks.

These colonies can become visible in as little as 48 hours and can spread quickly. Because mold is always present in the air, it can never be completely removed, but it can be controlled and remediated.

Here is some information about mold from our website:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call Us Today!

When you discover mold growing 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.

What you should know about mold

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of a building. Here is a photo showing mold damage to a property in San Diego. SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown assisted in remediation.

If you are on Google searching for clues about mold, you probably suspect you have a mold growth issue in your home or business.  Allow SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown to educate you, per the EPA.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are a few things you should know about mold:

  1. There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  2. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  3. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  4. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by:
    • Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
    • Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
    • Increasing ventilation
    • Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
  5. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  6. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  7. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
  8. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
  9. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

If you do have a mold issue, SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown is here to help and restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime at 619-583-2133.