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How long does reconstruction take?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

technicians at a demo job Technicians at a building job.

How long does reconstruction take?

Reconstruction is the final step to the remediation process. Many factors play into how long a reconstruction can take. The factors depend on size of property and size of loss. Most remediation companies will have the reconstruction complete between 1 - 2 weeks. Some remediation companies have requirements to have the process complete within a 10 day period.

What are some factors that can prolong the reconstruction step? 

If the area in where the loss occurred is not dried a remediation company can not begin reconstructing. Sometimes the process can be delayed due to specific issues of the loss. An example of this would be a pipe breaking in your upstairs bathroom - this will require a specialist such as plumber. 

Sometimes losses can occur in various parts of a home, this will definitely require more time since drying time and rebuilding will occur in multiple areas of your home.

If you are on a time crunch make sure to let your remediation company know. Remediation companies such as SERVPRO of San Diego East work as teams with other SERVPRO companies.

Is there a Loss too Big for Mitigation?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

before and after of living room disaster A before and after of reconstruction.

Unless your home or business has completely burned or shook to the ground from an earthquake or flood - we have good news for you - your home is salvageable. Many people are familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines, they are notorious for buying really botched homes and fixing them up. If you have ever seen an episode of their show you probably noticed that they turn disasters into beauties. 

Water Damage

Water damage can be caused by so many scenarios: sewer backup, pipes bursting, floods, rain storms coming through the roof, the list goes on. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has a method in which technicians first extract the water and then dry your walls. Once everything is completely dry the demo process begins. This is where damaged walls or infrastructure are taken down and later replaced, also called reconstruction.

Fire Damage

Fire Damage is very similar, the additional step is cleaning soot and making sure all smoke odors are eliminated from the home or property. 

If your home has been hit by disaster get your home inspected before calling it a loss, you might be surprised by what can still be saved. There is hope.

If you ever find yourself in any of these situations give SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego a call at (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Mid-City also Provides Cleaning Services

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

Dirty carpet getting cleaned Dirty carpet being cleaned.

SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is an emergency service that is ready to perform during storms, fires, and a water damage crisis. There’s a lot that goes into each circumstance. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego is committed to fully restoring your home or property. That is why we also provide cleaning services. One of our final cleaning services that is often looked past is carpet cleaning. 

Carpet cleaning is our finishing touch, it adds a brand new feel and smell to your residence. In the event of water damage your carpet may have an unusual smell to it. Your carpet may even be stained from soot or soil. When fire damage is involved there might be hidden residue that needs to be cleared for health reasons. We make sure your carpet has specific cleaning based on the material. 

Carpet cleaning is an added bonus to your emergency. If you would only like certain areas cleared make sure you let a technician know. Call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego at (619) 280-2398 to clean your home’s water or fire damage emergencies.