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Grease Fire in Spring Valley Home?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Cooking Fire Statistics for Spring Valley

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul responds to fire damage emergencies in the Spring Valley area throughout the year, and we know that even a small kitchen fire can cause smoke and soot damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) home cooking fires:

  • Ranges or cooktops were involved in the 61 percent of reported home cooking fires, 87 percent of cooking fire deaths and 78 percent of cooking fire injuries
  • Households that use electric ranges have a higher risk of cooking fires and associated losses than those using gas ranges
  • Unattended cooking was the leading cause of cooking fires and casualties. Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1 percent of these fires, but clothing ignitions led to 8 percent of the home cooking fire deaths

Here are some tips from the NFPA for small grease cooking fires if you decide to fight the fire:

  • On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner
  • Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed

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When your Spring Valley home experiences cooking or other fire damage emergency SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to quickly and efficiently mitigate your damage. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Washing Machine Supply Line Maintenance Tips for Bonita?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Washing Machine Maintenance for Bonita.

Did you know that supply line failure is one of the top causes of water damage involving a washing machine? SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul witnesses firsthand the damage a burst supply line can do in a home. Here are some washing machine supply line maintenance tips:

Conduct monthly inspections of the hot and cold washing machine supply lines.

  • Look for signs the supply hose may be ready to fail—blisters in the hose, worn tubing, stress cracks, or a loose connection
  • Replace the supply hose with a reinforced steel braided hose if it shows any sign of wear
  • Tighten the connection if it feels loose. The most common site of failure is near the connection where the hose bends.
  • Replace supply hoses every five years, even if there is no obvious deterioration or wear
  • Some signs of deterioration may occur from the inside out and may not be visible until it is too late
  • When replacing washing machine supply hoses, always choose a reinforced steel braided hose over the traditional un-reinforced rubber hose. These hoses will last longer and are far less likely to result in a catastrophic water loss.

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Every minute counts when responding to a water damage emergency, and SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to mitigate your damage quickly and efficiently in Bonita. Call us today at 619-600-5305.

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Jamul?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Highly Trained Team in Jamul

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul is committed to initial and ongoing continuing education and training? Our restoration technicians are required to undergo initial and continuous education and training to stay up-to-speed with new technological advancements and current industry standards and best practices.

Franchise owner, Jason Degraffenreid, is trained and certified in the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes
  • IICRC Training and Certification

All of our employees have access to web-based training. These self-paced courses are achieved through the viewing of video presentations and support materials that are followed by a test at the end of each module.

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul Employee Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Other Licenses

  • General Contractor License #: 1003507
  • California State License Board (CSLB) #: 1003507

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When your home or commercial business experiences a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your property damage in Jamul, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy Customers in Spring Valley?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul, we value our customer’s opinions, and we are committed to providing the highest level of service possible. Here are some customer testimonials from our website:


“SERVPRO Spring Valley/Jamul are really knowledgeable professionals. My dishwasher leaked and they were extremely quick to respond. They were genuinely compassionate. Extremely knowledgeable addressing all my concerns. They used the most minimally invasive path without cutting corners. I can't say enough good about these guys. They go above and beyond. You will NOT regret calling them.” Patricia B, Spring Valley


“SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul were lifesavers! Unfortunately, we experienced our apartment flooding when we were out of town. As soon as we called SERVPRO Spring Valley/Jamul, they came to our home, and were able to assess the damage, offer recommendations for next steps, and place equipment to start with repairing the damage. They were extremely professional, quick to respond to our needs, and respectful of our home. I would highly recommend them!” Heather C, San Diego

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When your home experiences a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your damage in Spring Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Furniture Fire in Spring Valley?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Upholstered Furniture Fire Statistics

At SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul, we respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day, every day in the Spring Valley area. Between 2010 and 2014, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported smoking materials as the leading cause of upholstered furniture fires and losses in the United States. Other causes of upholstered fires in homes were:

  • Portable and fixed space heaters were involved in 11 percent of the upholstered furniture fires and associated deaths
  • Together, candles, matches, and lighters were involved in 20 percent of the fires and 12 percent of the deaths.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 14 percent of the home upholstered furniture fires and 12 percent of the deaths. These failures were in all types of electrical appliances, not just electrical distribution or lighting equipment.

The NFPA report states that United States Fire Departments responded to an average of 5630 structure fires per year where upholstered furniture was the first item ignited.

Call Us Today!

When your home experiences a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your fire damage in Spring Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Jamul?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Maintenance and Inspection Tips for Preventing Water Damage

At SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul, we know that many water damage emergencies can be avoided by routine maintenance and inspection of your home’s indoor plumbing systems. Here are some tips for preventing water damage from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerator ice makers. You may also want to invest in a water leak monitoring and shut-off system that can alert you to any leakage issues. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

It’s also a good idea to understand what is covered in your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. For instance, some policies will cover sewer and drain backups, and some do not, and you may have to purchase a sewer backup rider to add to your existing coverage.

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When your home experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your water damage in Jamul, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Recognizing Different Mold Types in Spring Valley

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has guidelines about mold. SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul would like to share these guidelines.

Question- What Causes Mold to Grow:

  1. Moisture
  2. Warmth
  3. Protein-Protein is in building materials like drywall
  4. It is also in wood and in many paints
  5. Skin cells (we shed them all the time)
  6. Dog and cat dander

How to identify mold:

  1. Only a licensed professional can identify what kind of mold you have. SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul does not identify mold types
  2. You need to know what kind of mold you have

How to eliminate a mold problem AFTER an inspector has identified the type of mold:

  1. Call a licensed professional. SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is licensed in mold remediation. We know how to clean up the different mold types
  2. Be aware, there can be much more mold than you see. Mold spores are tiny
  3. Without proper training, equipment, and safety measures, you should NOT try to resolve the problem yourself

Flooded Building in Spring Valley?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services in Spring Valley

My offices flooded over the weekend, and when we came into work on Monday morning, there was about an inch of water covering the floors and carpeting. What a disaster! I called SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul, and they arrived quickly and immediately assessed the situation, and began the water extraction process. They identified the source of the flood as a failed water pipe and supervised this repair. They moved all of the furniture and set up powerful drying machines to remove the excess water from the building. They also documented the entire drying process and helped us with the insurance process and paperwork.

All of the furniture and floors were cleaned and sanitized, and they worked in phases so we could come back into the office and work with minimal disruption. By the time they completed the cleanup and restoration process, you would never know there had been a flood!

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When your commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Spring Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorms in Jamul?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Thunderclouds and Thunderstorms Happen Often in Jamul

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been mitigating storm damage for years in Jamul. San Diego County residents observe thunderclouds often due to our proximity to the Pacific Ocean, our mostly warm climate, and the moisture in the air. When there is warm, moist air near the ground, and cold air above, the warm air rises and pushes upward, creating the tall thunderstorm clouds. Here is some interesting information about thunderclouds and thunderstorms from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

  • Thunderstorm clouds can rise up to 10 miles into the air!
  • In a big thunderstorm cloud, there are now strong upward winds and downward winds happening at the same time. These are called updrafts and downdrafts.
  • This is the most dangerous stage of the storm when tornadoes, hail, winds, and flooding can happen.
  • Updrafts continue to fuel the storm with warm, moist air. But, once a storm runs out of updrafts, it starts to weaken.
  • As a storm begins to slow down, the rain and wind become less intense.
  • And by the end, all that’s left is a blue sky and an anvil-shaped cloud top.

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When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call to respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.

Children and Portable Fire Extinguishers in Bonita?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been mitigating fire damage losses for years in the Bonita area and knows that many of these fires may have been prevented. Installing a portable fire extinguisher in the home is an element to have in your fire response plan, but safe escape should be the primary goal.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), children should not be trained on the use of portable fire extinguishers because:

  • Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire.
  • Children may not have the maturity to operate a portable fire extinguisher properly or decide whether or not a fire is small enough to be put out by the extinguisher.
  • They may not have the physical ability to handle the extinguisher or dexterity to perform the complex actions required to put out a fire. In the process of extinguishing flames, children may not know how to respond if the fire spreads

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll mitigate your fire damage in Bonita, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul is Independently Owned and Operated.