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Signs it's Time to Replace your Water Heater

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

plumber fixing water heater Plumber replacing water heater.

Having a water heater break is devastating; it may feel like the end of the world. Fortunately it’s not. Water heaters warm the water within a home or property. It is the process of heat transfer that uses energy source to heat water above temperature. If the water heater is broken you are left to only with cold water.

Here are ways you can tell you may need to replace your water heater:

  • You only have cold water.
  • Your water gets warm, but never hot.
  • Your water heater is making a lot of noise.
  • Your hot water is discolored.
  • Your water has a metallic smell or taste.
  • Water is leaking around your water heater.
  • Your water heater is getting old.
  • Soil or residue at the base of your water heater.

We are hoping that your water heater never leaks or explodes and are able to replace it instead of having a flood or other water damage related issues. Know that if there is ever an issue SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is her to help!

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, groundwater, and fire damage repairs.

Coronavirus on Lock Down

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

people in surgical masks servpro san diego mid city san diego mid city A SERVPRO franchise in San Diego cleaned biohazard in quarantine.

Coronavirus has been on the news for the past couple of weeks. Coronavirus began in Wuhan, China and spread through animals. The recent upbringing is caused by an unencountered virus from the coronavirus family. Many Americans were evacuated from China and quarantined in Miramar. Miramar is part of Greater San Diego where our SERVPRO franchises is located and many more. 

Last week we received a call from the Miramar quarantine asking for an interview of the service we provided. We were confused and then realized they called the wrong SERVPRO franchise. Even though we were not the franchise that serviced the quarantine we provide the same cleaning service that combats diseases. 

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has a service called Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration.The biohazard service is for homes or properties that have been exposed to biological or chemical contaminants. We are equipped with tools and resources that eliminate all hazardous ill-borne diseases from the air.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, and groundwater.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Restoration

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

servpro of mid city hanging drywal Minor restoration SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego takes part in.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has seven steps to fire damage restoration. The steps are emergency contact, inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot for all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. The step we are going to focus on today is restoration.

The final step is restoration which focuses on restoring minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, installing new carpet. Major repairs such as reconstruction of various areas or rooms in property can take place as well.

Here are some repairs and minor building services that SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego may do while taking on a water damage home or commercial business.

  •  Drywall Removal and Installation
  •  Hardwood Floor Repair
  •  Tile Floor Repair
  •  Painting
  •  Carpet Repair and Installation

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, and groundwater.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Cleaning and Repair

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mid-City San Diego cleaning services SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego cleaning services.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has seven steps to fire damage restoration. The steps are emergency contact, inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot for all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. The step we are going to focus on today is cleaning and repair.

The sixth step of fire damage restoration is cleaning and repair. This step takes place once the moisture from walls and air are completely dried. We believe restoring is the best approach to any loss, this preserves low cost and focusing on affected areas.

Properties will most likely require cleaning after fire and water damage. Some of the items SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego cleans are furniture, upholstery, clothing and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Odor removal and deodorization helps eliminate odors within your property. We have great technicians who have expertise in cleaning services in San Diego.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, and groundwater.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Removal of Smoke and Soot for all Surfaces

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Soot and smoke in kitchen. The aftermath of a fire in a kitchen.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has seven steps to fire damage restoration. The steps are emergency contact, inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot for all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. The step we are going to focus on today is water removal and drying.

The fifth step is removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces. The aftermath of a fire can be extremely damaging. Soot can cover every inch of your property. Smoke penetrates in your walls, surfaces and air ducts leaving a tremendous smell of smoke.

The importance of having smoke and soot properly removed from your home is the air quality in your property - it is dangerous to inhale the air after a fire. Smoke discolors the walls and in few hours can make kitchen appliances turn yellow. Smoke causes etching in glass and also tarnishes metal. 

Carefully cleaning up the soot is where the fifth step begins. This step is important because it prevents soot from continuing to spread. Cleaning the soot requires removing stains from risk items such as: brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile, porcelain, as well as fabrics.

Once the soot has been completely cleaned it is time to deodorize the curtains and carpets. This is to ensure the smell inside the fabrics of your property are gone. There is also filtering of the air for quality of breathing.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego handles are sorts of emergencies related to restoration. If you need help make sure to call (619) 280-2377.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Water Removal and Drying

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

Water being poured on fire. Water being poured on fire to put it out.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has seven steps to fire damage restoration. The steps are emergency contact, inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot for all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. The step we are going to focus on today is water removal and drying.

You might be thinking - why on earth would I need water removal and drying. Adding water to a fire is the most common way to put it out. Water is not the only way to put out a fire, but if you decide to use water SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego will most likely use the fourth step to the assessment plan. 

The fourth step is known as removing the majority of water from your home or property. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego uses powerful pumps and truck-mount vacuum units to rapidly pull out hundreds to thousands of gallons or water.

If your home requires extensive restoration a move-out or pack-out is done in order to further prevent damage. This is not required for every job only necessary for some.

The water removal process occurs immediately. Removing the water from your property or home is important because this will decrease the drying time.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego uses moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation. Sometimes infrared cameras are used to spot hidden water behind walls and ceilings. 

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego handles are sorts of emergencies related to restoration. If you need help make sure to call (619) 280-2377.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

Windows being boarded up. Windows being boarded up after fire damage.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has seven steps to restoration. The steps are emergency contact, inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service, water removal and drying, removal of smoke and soot for all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. The step we are going to focus on today is immediate board-up and roof tarp service.

Boarding-up and roof tarp services are not always necessary. The purpose of boarding up a property is for safety precautions, minimize liability exposure, and secure contents inside home. Unlike water damage that typically soaks your property, fire damage burns through the structure which tarps are used to keep external environment out as well..

The type of material used will depend on your property and the current environment. This is to ensure that further damage does not occur.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego handles are sorts of emergencies related to restoration. If you need help make sure to call (619) 280-2377.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Inspection and Damage Assessment

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Soot on top of dishwasher. Extreme soot after fire in laundry room.

The second step of fire damage restoration is inspection and damage assessment. This is when a crew member from SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego goes into your home and begins to inspect the damage and loss. This step is also when the crew member establishes a plan to tackle the fire damage.

A plan is established by the crew based on the severity of the fire, extent of fire, smoke, and soot damage. Fire damage also includes water damage due to fire fighters or property owners using water to put the fire out. 

Soot is a black and powdery substance that occurs during incomplete burning. Soot tends to attach onto surfaces like walls and ceilings. There are two types of soot which are either oily or dry, depending on the type determines how the soot is cleaned.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego handles are sorts of emergencies related to restoration. If you need help make sure to call (619) 280-2377.

Fire Damage Restoration Process: Emergency Contact

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

kitchen fire Aftermath of kitchen fire.

The first step of fire damage restoration is emergency contact. As you may know SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is a 24/7 business. We are dedicated to provide the best service to your fire emergencies. It’s extremely important to call as soon as the fire has been put out, allowing ashes and water to sit in your home can increase damage; increase in damage also means increase in cost. 

Once you have called SERVPRO a representative will walk you through steps in order to prevent further damage. The representative will ask you various questions regarding your fire damage emergency. This is to ensure the proper service and equipment are going to be used. 

Here is a list of questions to expect:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your property or home insurance information
  • The street address of where the fire damage emergency occurred
  • The time of the fire
  • The cause of fire

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego handles are sorts of emergencies related to restoration. If you need help make sure to call (619) 280-2377.

Fire Damage Restoration Process

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fire in living room cabinets. Fire in kitchen cabinets.

If you have had a fire in your home or property your first concern is for the safety of the people. But after sometime once everyone has safely been evacuated you are left asking yourself several questions:

  • Am I going to have to buy a new home or property?
  • Is my property salvageable?
  • Who do I call for repairs?
  • How will the smell ever leave?

The good news is, most likely your home will be restored. Once you have called your home insurance company they will connect you with a restoration business such as SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego. SERVPRO will go through the fire damage restoration process. The process has seven steps:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Sanitizing
  7. Restoration

For the next couple of days we will be posting about things related to the process in fire damage restoration.