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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!

First Responder Awareness

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Wall gutted to remove wet insulation and begin dry out. Our team does cleanest work!

Why Mitigation?

  • It reduces losses of life and property.
  • It enables people to recover faster from a disaster.
  • It lessens the financial impact of disasters.

SERVPRO professionals focus on reducing loss, enabling quick recoveries and lessening costs.

When to Mitigate:

  • Water
  • Fire
  • Vandalism
  • Crime Scene

Benefit Claims Representative:

  • Improve policyholder retention
  • Reduce cost per claim
  • Increase satisfaction through immediate attention.
  • Enhance your company reputation as a responsive insurer.

Benefit Policyholder:

  • Reduce amount of time policyholder is inconvenienced.
  • Reduce amount of time business is interrupted.
  • Reduce potential for mold growth.
  • Reduce loss of personal valuables and belongings.
  • Reduce the cost of insurance.

Benefit the Policyholder by Increasing:

  • The insureds satisfaction with the claims experience.
  • The insureds trust in your company as a responsive insurer. 
  • The potential for preserving irreplaceable items.
  • The amount of structure and contents that are restored

The SERVPRO System Helps Save Money.

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

We are Content Connoisseurs!

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know our team handles content manipulation?

Don't worry about breaking your back trying to move heavy furniture or stress about breaking your fine china. 

Our team of trained professionals carefully pack away your belongings into SERVPRO boxes. They are individually wrapped and packed away for safe keeping. 

When you experience a water, fire, mold or bio hazard loss our contents team will pack out each room or rooms that are affected. 

When the work is finished, our team will pack back all of your belongings exactly where they came from. 

If you do not have any room for the boxes we can take them back to our 25,000 square foot climate-controlled warehouse where they are stored in a large protective crate that is marked with your name and address. 

Let the professionals take care of everything while you relax and have the peace of mind that we are taking good care of your personals. 

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

California Fire Season is Coming.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Hazy skies from wildfires with fire truck driving. Lilac Fire.

California may not experience the regular four seasons, but we are guaranteed to be hit with wildfire season. One of the wildfires our teams helped with the aftermath of was the Lilac fire that actually burned very close to home for us. 

A few years back we were hit with the devastation of a fire that burned through acres of land and buildings included. The fire, which they are calling Lilac fire, did a lot of damage to people properties. When Lilac fire was close to out, it already had left us with a lot of damage. Our teams were out on jobs that whole following week doing everything they could to help the people who were left behind with destruction. It was a very sad time for many people but SERVPRO of North Vista/ San Marcos was there to assist every step of the way.

We come in to assess the damage and keep our customers updated every day.

We want to make your home look...

"Like it never even happened."®

SMOKE FACTS

  • Smoke damage causes discoloration.
  • Smoke damage and soot can make you very sick, which can cause respiratory problems.
  • Smoke has a pungent smell that can soak into the walls, carpet and more.

Just like you, SERVPRO has a restore instead of replace mindset. 

If you have Fire and Smoke Damage to your home Call SERVPRO of N. Vista/San Marcos today 760-758-3454

Climate-controlled Warehouse.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Organized warehouse at shop. Our warehouse is HUGE! We have room to keep your personal belongings safely packed away in crates until your home is ready for move in.

Come take a tour of our warehouse!

Our warehouse is equipped with everything we need to dry out your commercial building! We are always prepared for any size job. SERVPRO of North 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 North Vista/ San Marcos we are a one stop shop!

Call us if you have any questions:

(760)758-3454

Smoke & Fire Damage Information.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage? Most fires start in the kitchen. Be sure to never leave an open flame unattended!

SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos are professional when it comes to fire, smoke and soot cleanup.

There are three main categories of cleaning that we focus on.

Structural Cleaning- After a fire or smoke damage, the ceilings, walls, carpeting and floors need a thorough cleaning. Although you can't always see the smoke damage, you can definitely smell it. We have special smoke sponges that can show you extent of the smoke damage on your walls, ceiling, etc. We have specific equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect all the different surfaces in your home. Depending on the extent of the soot damage, we are able to reduce costs by cleaning and restoring walls instead of repainting or refinishing.

Contents Cleaning- Every single content item in the affected area will be individually cleaned and deodorized by our professionals. This includes rugs, furniture, curtains, upholstery, little items found on or around the furniture. Everything. Our professionals inspect each structure to determine the best means of cleaning. We will also provide a list of items that are to be "claimed". 

Deodorization- We provide specialized services that rid the place of business of offensive odors left by smoke damage. We do not cover up odors with fragrances. We find the source of the odor and eliminate it.

Do you have fire or smoke damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of N. Vista/ San Marcos today at (760)758-3454

Smoke Damage Cleanup in San Diego.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Fire burned through entire living space. Fire flames spread fast. Homes like this experience fire and water damage after the flames are gone. Never leave an open flame unattended.

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

Smoke & Soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

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

Storms Can and Will Cause a lot of Damage in Your Home.

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Storm disaster trailer. We have a storm disaster team that deploys to wherever needs our assistance in the US.

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.

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

When Storms HIT, We are Prepared!

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van driving in pencil drawn rain. Here to help 24/7!

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

Our Team Deploys to Help with Wildfires.

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Yelp review expressing gratitude to our team. One of our customers took to Yelp to express their gratitude for our teams assistance during a hard time.

When wildfires hit, our team deploys. We venture out miles away from our territory to lend our helping hands for the people who are in the midst of the flames and smoke. One example of a time we did this was for the Thomas Fire in 2017.

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 North 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.