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When Storms Hit, SERVPRO N. Vista/ San Marcos is Ready!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms Hit, SERVPRO N. Vista/ San Marcos is Ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Vista.

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Vista, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 760-758-3454

Muddy Mess North of Us

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Muddy Mess North of Us Freeway 101

As SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos was finishing up work for the Ventura fire, the heavy rains hit. The rains in Santa Barbara were so heavy that it caused mud slides. All the burned, loose shrubs on land were easily being pushed down hills along with dirt. The homes that had survived the fire were now being taken out by mud slides. Just as we thought the crisis was over. Of course our crew members decided to stay longer to help. The only problem was the mud slides had shut down main and side roads. Our team was stuck in the hotel while the streets were being shut down left and right. All we could do was wait. Finally the storm stopped and the damage was done. Houses that we were working on were now gone. It was a very sad time for so many people, but SERVPRO of Escondido did not give up. Fire, Rain and mud cannot stop us. We found ways around the roads that were shut down and began work immediately. It is amazing to see how people come together during times of need. Our additional crew members drove 7+ hours to get to Santa Barbara, taking back routes and windy roads. It has been long working days for our crews that are up north, some are still there. We are so thankful here at SERVPRO of Escondido to have such hard working team members on our side!

Protect Yourself From Mold

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Protect Yourself From Mold Mold

Here are some tips to keep mold out of your home:

  • Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent.
  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
  • Inspect the roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building, and perform necessary maintenance.
  • Respond to all water instructions immediately.
  • Keep in mind mold can grow as soon as 24 to 48 hours after water damage under some conditions

The first 24 hours is the most important in water mitigation. Be sure to call as soon as you detect a leak or water damage in your home.

Contact SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold. (760)758-3454

Is Your Vista Home Growing Mold?

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Your Vista Home Growing Mold? Mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise mold removal and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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 AC/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. These 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today 760-758-3454

Smoke & Soot

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke & Soot Kitchen fires happen when you least expect it

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Wet Smoke: Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke: Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today 760-758-3454

Happy to Help

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Happy to Help Yelp Review

No one knew the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara would turn into the largest wildfire in California. It burned through 273,246 acres of land. It destroyed 10,000 homes. SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos headed up north to help as soon as the fire calmed down and it was safe to travel. A lot of homes were left in ashes but the neighboring ones left standing had serious smoke damage to everything in the home. There was a layer of soot on everything. When items or walls have smoke damage, it's the only thing you can smell. The smell of smoke is very powerful. Our team was happy to be welcomed into our customers homes and give them clean air to breathe again. It is very important to keep our customers updated and share our knowledge with them along the whole way. As you can see in this yelp review, we want to make you as comfortable and happy as possible. 

We Can Handle Any Size Job

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Handle Any Size Job Our Equipment

Our warehouse is equipped with everything we need to dry out your commercial building! We are always prepared for any size job. SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property. Our crew is trained specifically for restoration. We know that the small things can be handled but when your commercial building is flooded and you're in over your head, call us! Let us take over and you will not have a thing to worry about. We are able to complete a job from start to finish. We have a contents crew to pack out any loose items(when needed) and a restoration crew to do the demolition and we even have a repair crew that can put your building back to better than it was before. At SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos we are a one stop shop! Call us if you have any questions: (760)758-3454

Commercial Floods- Get Back To Business Quicker with SERVPRO

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Floods- Get Back To Business Quicker with SERVPRO Warehouse Flood

Flooding and water damage events in Vista commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we're dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPROS corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Do You Suspect Mold In Your Home?

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

What is mold?

Molds are simple organisms that are found indoor and outdoor. They are very small spores. The color can be anywhere from white to orange and green to black. 

What does it need to grow?

To grow, mold needs food ex: leaves, paper. It also needs moisture and a place to grow. 

Can you find mold in your home?

Absolutely. Sources that can cause problems for mold are flooding, leaky roofs, mud, steam from cooking, shower or bath steam/leaks, damp clothes, humidifiers.

How can you prevent mold in your home?

  • Check for moisture on windows 
  • Check for wood warping
  • See if you can smell a musty odor
  • check for cracking of plasterboard

If water penetrates any of these areas, there is potential for mold growth.

All of these tips can help save you from a moldy mess! 

If you suspect you have mold call:

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos at (760)746-6440.

Outside Water In Your Home

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

It could be a disaster if a home does not have a good drain system when storm rains will not let up. The water will continue to collect until it's pushing on your door searching for any sign of a crack to get inside. If the house is unoccupied for the duration of the storm the water can continue to leak in. A lot of times when water comes from the outside, it becomes dirty. The water can flow small particles of dirt into the crack under the door. Another example of contaminated water is sewage such as a toilet overflowing.

Here are some tips when dealing with contaminated water:

  • Don't spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas. 
  • Don't turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don't use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by it.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.