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What is SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego’s drying process?

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water in the building Extreme water loss in Indianapolis.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego uses state-of-the-art water removal equipment along with a drying process catered to best fit your home. So what exactly does the drying process look like? Here are a couple things to expect when water damage has struck your home.

The drying process begins with inspection of loss and source of water entry. Our goal is to stop water flow immediately to prevent additional water damage. Once the source of water has been established we begin moisture mapping. Moisture mapping is how SERVPRO keeps track of damp areas within your home. We keep track of this throughout the whole process. Then we bring in equipment to dry the moisture after a few days the damaged areas should be all dried up.

Call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego at (619) 280-2377 for any of your water damage losses.

Simplify your Move Out Day

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Pack out items for storage. A building had a pipe break and needed there items evacuated.

Moving your items can be a tedious task and also very time consuming. Did you know that SERVPRO of San Diego East can help you move your items. SERVPRO uses moving terms such as ‘pack out’ and ‘pack in’. Pack out is the service for moving contents or items out of a home or building. Pack in is putting items or contents back into a home or building. You may want to use our “move out” services for the following scenarios:  

  • If you are moving to a new home.
  • If you are remodeling your current home.
  • If your home has experienced a recent storm.
  • Repairing damages of a fire.
  • If you need to move out your items and place in storage.

There are some steps we take in order to get a move-out started. The first step is preparing the initial scope and estimate, the next step is conduct a pre-move-out review of your items, and the final step is to prepare for the move-out.

You can request packing materials if you have certain items you prefer not to be touched by the move out crew. This is typically for items that are valuable.

Make sure to call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego at (619) 280-2398 for any of your moving away assistance.

Rain the Greatest Indicator of Infrastructure

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water in living room Standing water in living room.

San Diego, CA has been experiencing a lot of rain. Rain is a great indicator of quality of construction to buildings and homes. Rain comes with a flood of emotions as well as water damage. 

Some possible losses consist of:

  • Flood in your home.
  • Ground water entering your home or property through the ground.
  • Roof leaks.
  • Sewage backup.
  • Pipes bursting.

When such losses occur it is important to take action immediately. Water damage may not seem hazardous, but it can cause mold and make the infrastructure of your property or home fragile. It can lead to drywall softening and collapsing that could either damage your valuables or put yourself and those around you at risk. 

If you are experiencing any losses make sure to call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego at (619) 280-2377.

What is Water Damage?

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Flood in dining room table. Category 1 flood in a home.

Water damage can come from various events. Water may enter a structure from broken water pipes, leaking water heaters, washing machine overflow, roof leaks, fire-fighting efforts during a fire, sump pump failure, flooding, sewer backups, and many other sources. If the water is from a clean source, such as a broken water pipe, restoration of materials is much more likely. Water damage is also handled in different ways depending on the category.

Categories are terms SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego uses to appropriately mark what processes need to occur during remediation. The categories are classified in three groups. Category 1, 2, and 3. 

Category 1: is water damage that is not contaminated. Some examples of category 1 is a pipe bursting, overflowing sinks, or defective appliances, and natural disasters. Toilet water can be considered category 1 if no chemicals are in the water and does not contain human waste.

Category 2: is water damage that carries waste products such as chemical, but does not contain human waste. Some examples are overflowing washing machine, dishwasher leaks from dish waste. Other examples would be water from aquariums or waterbeds.

Category 3: is water damage that is unsanitary it is also known as black water. This water most likely contains human waste. Some examples are sewage back-ups. 

Please make sure you call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego if you have any water damage.

So what exactly is mold?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold found in bottom floor on cement Mold discovered in bottom floor on cement wall.

Do you have black or green looking clusters of spots on the wall, floor, bathrooms, kitchen, sinks. If your answer is yes then you might have mold. But what exactly is mold? How does mold occur? I am going to outline this for you. 

What is mold? 

WebMD states that “mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere” thus making it impossible to actually completely remove mold. Mold comes in different colors such as: white, black, green, orange, or purple.  

Is mold bad? 

Mold is not bad. Mold breaks down dead leaves, plants, and trees helping our environment create soil. But this is an issue inside our homes or properties. We do not want mold breaking down the material in our homes. 

How does mold reproduce? 

Mold reproduces through moisture. Having a pipe leak or rain come into your home needs immediate drying. Now you know that mold is found everywhere in microscopic levels and can easily create mold with certain doses of water. 

How to control mold? 

Mold is found everywhere, so all we can do is control it. Reduce moisture. If you are aware of any leaks in your home make sure to fix them immediately and dry up the area completely (SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego can help with that.) Also if you have current mold clean it up and restore the area – make sure that root of the issue is fixed or else you have to consistently keep restoring those effected areas. 

I hope you learned a lot about mold, and remember it is best to contact professionals like SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego.

Reviews and Feedback

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

The outside of Servpro corporate offices Our corporate offices located in Gallatin, Tennessee.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego's hope is to serve our surrounding community and build a lasting relationship with our clients and customers. That means we want to have honest reviews and feedback. This helps us grow as a team and improve our services.

Here are the 3 way you can leave us your review.

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO619

-You can head to the “Reviews” section of our Facebook page, and leave your review there, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram, (@SERVPRO_sandiego) to stay updated on what is going on in our surrounding community and what our team is up to.

Yelphttps://www.yelp.com/biz/SERVPRO-of-san-diego-san-diego

-Yelp requires stars ranging from 1-5 and a brief assessment of how we did! This is where you can leave your feedback for how we can improve as a team for other “yelpers” to see.

GoogleSERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego

-Google is the leading search engine in the world, if you go to google.com and search for SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego  in the bar,  you will see multiple SERVPRO franchises in San Diego, be sure to click on the correct SERVPRO! (SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego) You can then leave a review with a star review ranging from 1-5.

Thank you so much for your honesty and it was a pleasure working with you! 

Our Promise

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Two people talking We are always in contact with our customers and clients.

We know first hand the discomfort and the annoyance that can happen, when you feel out of the loop on a project going on in your home or property.

That means SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego wants to make you a promise that we want to keep and hold on to.

We want you to know what's going on. Our goal is to ensure you, as our customer feel honored and respected through the remediation and mitigation process. 

Our goal is to keep you as updated as possible to ensure that you have no doubts as to whether the job will be done correctly or not. We want to make sure we develop a healthy and honest relationship, so you can trust us through the process.

Leading the way

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

A crew chief leading his crew SERVPRO of Mid-city San Diego is trained by the best!

At SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego, we are always wanting to learn from the best in order to be the best. That is why we love to employ those who have a background in leadership, whether it be in a formal pastoral role, or military role, our employees know how to run a team.

When you call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego you can be confident that our team and it's crew chiefs or senior technicians are ready to lead the way and ensure that you are taken care of. 

Along with leading their team, they want to serve you to the best of their abilities and be able to meet your needs, our leaders understand the pain and stress you may be under, that is why we are here to help. 

The right equipment for the right job

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

a truck filled with green air movers. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego carries the right equipment for the right job!

Have you ever wondered why all the fans, dehumidifies and sometimes air scrubbers are needed on some jobs?

Why the number of air movers in a room is extremely important to the drying process?

What type of air movers we even use?!

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego only uses the best equipment when it comes the restoration field. You can trust that when we show up to your home, property, or business, that the job will be done right, with the right equipment. 

Our production technicians and crew chiefs know what tools and equipment to use, and are well educated and well versed in how to set up the equipment you will need!

Remember to call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego (619) 280-2398