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Flooding Tips for Homeowners

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Homeowner tips for water damage:

  • Identify the source of the leak and fix it, if you can. You may need to call a plumber at this stage.
  • Turn the water off if it is a leak or broken pipe.
  • Cover windows and areas of the roof if water is leaking through them.
  • Move items to a drier area.
  • Place wooden blocks under furniture to protect from wet carpeting.
  • Place all damaged items off to the side that you want to replace-for claim purposes.
  • Do not use electrical appliances when standing on wet flooring.
  • Make a list of the repairs needed and take photos of the damage.

SERVPRO of N. Vista/San Marcos is available to you 24/7, 365 days a year. We are experts in mitigation! Call us as soon as the water hits so we can assure the least amount of damage is done. Call now at (760)758-3454

Stormy in California

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Dehu equipment in warehouse We have all the proper equipment needed to get your property back in order.

Southern California is not known for rainy weather but when it does rain for the few days out of the year, it comes in heavy! We are blessed to live in a beautiful place where the sun is always shining but because of that we do not really prepare ourselves and our properties for the potential damage that a rainstorm can bring. Storms show us the faulty roof tiles, and potential bad workmanship of the home in general. Sadly the only way to know these faults exist is for a rain water leak to show you. As long as SERVPRO of Escondido gets out there as soon as possible to address the issue early on, there will be less damage to the home and be able to get the home back to working condition quickly. 

If you have a leak or water damage in your home or business, call us today for an inspection! (760)758-3454

Rain in San Diego

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Trucks loaded up in warehouse parking lot. Our trucks are always packed and ready to go for any size job.

Here at SERVPRO of N.Vista/San Marcos we are not strangers to the damage that can be caused by rain. Here's our recommendation for preventing what could become a huge headache because of rain. Have your roof inspected once a year!!

Far more can happen and go wrong then a couple of ugly water stains on your ceiling. If you don't catch the leak, it could begin to rot the frame of your home. When wood gets too wet and ultimately damaged by water, it has to be replaced. So basically what could start as a little bit of water from a little bit of rain can spread causing unnecessary and expensive water damage and/or eventually mold damage costing you much more than the price of a simple inspection.

This has been one of the wettest years San Diego has seen in over 50 years.  Keep dry, keep safe, and inspect your roofs San Diego.

Why Our Team Is The Right Choice For You.

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchises listed Our four franchises can help with any size disaster.

-- We have four SERVPROs built into one, giving us more resources and personnel to get the job done and achieve the top-notch results we have strived for since the beginning.

-- We are the largest SERVPRO of San Diego County, meaning no job is too big for us to handle.

-- We have enough personnel for any emergency situation, and our strong belief in employee retention means well only send the most qualified, experienced people to the job.

-- SERVPRO is the preferred vendor for 75 percent of insurance companies in the country.

-- SERVPRO has been named one of the best contractors nationwide by USAA every year for the last decade

-- If SERVPRO ever needs assistance, we already have a list of qualified subcontractors ready for any situation

-- SERVPRO has all of the proper insurances and licenses, making us a legit business you can trust

-- SERVPRO is always the first and fastest on the scene, and well take care of all your needs from start to finish. Were well-versed in everything we do, and we believe in top quality.

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos (760)758-3454

Through all the storms you weather, SERVPRO is there for you.

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard trailer We have a trailer specifically for biohazard cleanups.

If you have a flooded crawl space or parking lot, our team has the knowledge and proper drying equipment to get the water out. We have the equipment needed to get under crawl spaces and pump out the water and keep it dry to limit the water damage. 

Other services we offer include:

If you need a trauma-scene cleanup, biohazard spill cleanup, or an infested property cleanup, we have the trained personnel along with the proper insurance and OSHA certifications needed to get the job done. When we purchased the SERVPRO of Carlsbad franchise, we brought onto our team biohazard cleanup specialist, Bobby, who has been with the SERVPRO franchise for years. He knows the protocols and proper cleaning agents that are needed in these types of situations. We are thankful to have such a knowledgeable asset on our team!  

SERVPRO N. Vista/ San Marcos (760)758-3454

We Have the Proper Equipment

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Generator used for power outages. Our generator can provide power when yours is out!

To repair water damage, you must have the proper equipment.

We have it all, right at our fingertips. Even if the water damage is severe, our extraction machines are strong enough for the job. When an entire level of a home or even a commercial building is flooded, the huge extractor machines we have can get the water removed quickly. A lot of times when there is water damage, the electricity is shut off. If there is no electricity, we have our own generators to power us as we work. Our generators allow us to plug in the proper equipment we need to get the place dried out in no time. Being able to supply our own electricity allows us to get the job finished in a timely manner so you can get your home or office back to working condition ASAP! 

Our 2021 Team of Leaders

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team photo with masks. SERVPRO team 2021

The mission started in 1991, when Joe and Steve sat down for lunch in Camp Pendleton. Both were serving in the U.S. Marines Corps, and they began discussing what they'd do when their service was over. Eventually, they broached the possibility of starting a business together.

In July of that year, they created G.I. Joe Carpet Cleaning, the humble beginnings of a decades-long partnership. Because of their other duties, they could only work at nights and on their days off.

Joe retired from the Marines in 1995, giving him more time to dedicate to the growing business. In 1998, his son, Juan, was old enough to join, and that year, they re-branded the company as G.I. Joe Restoration.

Five years later, Joe and Juan bought their first franchise, SERVPRO of N. Vista/San Marcos. In 2005, Steve retired from the Marines, allowing him to join Joe and Juan as three owners of SERVPRO.

In 2018 the three bought SERVPRO of Escondido, then continued on to purchase SERVPRO of Carlsbad in 2019, followed by the acquisition of SERVPRO of NE San Diego County in 2020.

Today, SERVPRO employs nearly 75 people from four locations across southern California, with a headquarters in San Marcos. Though we've grown much since that lunch conversation in 1991, our mission remains the same: To be the best restoration company there is.

We Take the Mess with US!

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green dumpster truck After demolition our team takes the trash in bags with us to leave your place spotless!

Many times we get a phone call for a board up that is needed. Whether you have a broken window, a busted door, or even a burned garage, our trailers will arrive packed with everything we need to board up and keep your property safe. You don't want to leave your home exposed to the community. Our experts are able to get your property boarded up within a matter of hours. 

If we have to do demolition at your home or business, we'll even bring our own dump truck to pick up the trash and make sure nothing is left behind. With water and fire damage, there can be a lot of debris that needs cleaning. Having our own dump truck allows us to get the property cleaned up completely and not leave one trash bag behind. We take the mess with us when we leave your home! 

With Water Damage, Comes Mold Growth!

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth on walls with air scrubber Air scrubbers remove the debris and spores from the air while demo'ing.

It only takes 24-48 HOURS for mold to begin growing. That is why it is so vital that you get water damage cleaned up the moment it happens. If not, it can create breeding grounds for mold, especially if it's a hot water leak.

Did you know professionals need certifications to do mold remediation in your home or property?

Our team is professionally trained! If you have mold infesting your property, SERVPRO has the knowledge, equipment, and proper certifications to get rid of it.

Need flooring removed?

While this may take other companies weeks to do, we can pull up any type of flooring in one or two days  and in some cases, a few shorts hours. We have a floor removal machine that removes any type of flooring in a breeze. Where some companies have to use crow bars and weeks of manual labor, we are able to get the flooring removed in hours or days depending on the size of the rooms. That's a huge amount of time saved!

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos (760)758-3454

First 48 Hours After a Fire.

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Room completely burned from fire flames and smoke damage. Our team can handle jobs like this no problem!

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing.

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents claim inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure the property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible. 

While using our industry approved training to employ rapid response, the utmost professionalism, cutting edge technology and open communication, we strive to restore not only the home, but the customer's peace of mind, as well.

After such a catastrophic event some homeowners are lost with emotions and often attempt to begin the restoration process by themselves. Though, many homeowners are unaware that performing certain tasks after a fire can actually worsen the extent of damage to their home. 

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
  • Do not wash any walls or painted services.
  • Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
  • Do not clean any electrical equipment
  • Do not send any clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help make your fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Do you have fire or smoke damage in your home? Do not hesitate to call our helpful staff today at 760-758-3454!