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What is SERVPRO's Capacity?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

AKA how big of a building is too big for SERVPRO?  And the answer is there is no building too big for SERVPRO!  Whether we are dealing with 1 storefront or hotel suites or a multi-tenant commercial complex SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City has got you covered!

We have experience working with many different insurance companies and property management companies throughout Southern California.  And with SERVPRO's network of Large Loss & Disaster Recovery Teams there is literally no building too big for SERVPRO to handle.

We have handled warehouses, laboratories, retail shops, dentist's offices, you name it we've been there to help!  We realize business interruption is a killer to small, medium, and large businesses so we work fast to get your problem solved and back in business as soon as possible.

Call today if you even think you need our help!  858-527-1144

Be Safe with That Deep Fryer!

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving Day is a great day for bringing family & friends together to eat good food and enjoy good company.

Unfortunately Thanksgiving Day also has the highest number of home cooking fires on average every year.  In 2018, there was an estimated total of 1,630 cooking fires.  Don't worry though!  There are some safety tips that you can utilize in order to make your day as safe as possible when deep frying that turkey:

  • Keep Your Distance!  The fryer should be 10 feet away from your house / trees / deck / garage!
  • Thaw and Dry the Turkey!  There should be no ice crystals or water beads.
  • Always be prepared!  Make sure that a fire extinguisher is nearby (and in working condition!)

Check out this demonstration performed by the Gallatin Fire Department in Tennessee!

Are You Prepared for Fire Damage in Your Home?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

With the drought still happening in California, fires are still a primary concern during this windy season.  Additionally as we head into the holidays, specifically Thanksgiving, we encourage people to prepare for everything from a wildfire to your basic kitchen fire.

So what does preparation entail?  Having a plan of action for immediately exiting the property.  You should also have an emergency kit stashed that you can just grab & go.  Or maybe you keep it safe in your vehicle.  But the point is you should have access to fresh water, batteries/ a power source, as well as dried foods and an emergency supply of medications you may need - and of course don't forget about your furry friends!  You may want to have an extra stash of pet food handy in that emergency bag as well.  Check out Ready.gov for more examples of how to be prepared should the worst happen.

Take care and stay safe!

What Commercial Services Does SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City Offer?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

We are your one stop shop for any building services needs, whether you are an individual home owner or property owner!  We also offer the same services to commercial buildings in their time of need.  During 2020 we were able to provide cleaning and disinfection services to those that needed it, in addition to our core services of Fire & Water mitigation.

And SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City is a full service provider for any of your needs.  We can complete the repairs with our in-house staff in order to truly make your loss "Like it never even happened."

Reach out to us today if your building is in need of cleaning, mitigation, repairs, or remodeling!  We are always happy to help others in their time of need - no matter the building type or work necessary!

SERVPRO Responds to the 'Bomb Cyclone' in Northern California

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

When the Bomb Cyclone hit Northern California in late October 2021, many homes and properties were inundated with either water and/or mud damage.  Many local providers were overwhelmed but SERVPRO was able to bring in crews from all over the state to help with the Storm Response.

Strong winds also caused destruction during the heavy rains which can cause roof damages that lead to more water damage as well as a need for roof tarping to prevent more water intrusions as the rain continued.

As with all storms the primary concern is the safety of all residents that find themselves in the storm's path.  But we also want to take a moment to thank all those SERVPRO technicians that are spending weeks away from their home & their families in order to help the area recover from the devastation.  So thank you to all SERVPRO Responders!

Faster to Any Disaster

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

In San Diego County alone, you have over 26 SERVPRO locations that you can call on to respond to your property damage fast.  And a fast response affords us the opportunity to truly make the loss "Like it never even happened."

And SERVPRO franchises are Independently Owned and Operated, meaning those locations are run by individuals that actually live in this community & care about it's well-being.

This network of SERVPROs also allows us to be a resource you can count on whether it is a large commercial building or the area has been inundated with heavy rains or fires.  

So wherever you are throughout the county, give SERVPRO a call and we will be there to help you in your time of need!

(858) 527-1144

Come Join the SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley Team!!!

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City is always looking for quality people to add to our team of dedicated staff.

We are first and foremost looking for people willing to respond and help others in their time of need.  Coming into a property after a flood or fire gives you an opportunity to be a true hero to people looking to get their lives back on track.  

We truly believe in serving the San Diego community but from time to time we have sent staff to places that are overwhelmed and in need of help - most recently in the Texas Freezes in early 2021.  

Whether you are interested in an office role, performing general labor, or developing into a Project Manager role - SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley has opportunities for you!

Check out our careers page for specific openings!

Fire Safety Tips

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

How prepared are you to evacuate your house if it were to catch on fire? A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows that only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Below is a list of fire safety tips to follow to ensure you have an efficient and smooth fire evacuation plan.

Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Try to find at least two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Store them near the window where they will be used.

Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home including pets and elderly or disabled individuals.

SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley is ready at a moments notice to help get the process started to get you back into your home asap. We're available 24/7 at 858-527-1144.

Faster to your San Diego Water Damage Event

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO Sorrento Valley provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 at 858-527-1144

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley

SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Mold Facts

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

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, SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.