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Biohazard Cleanup Services for Bonita Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Technicians fitted in hazmat suits are cleaning a chemical spill. We clean up dangerous biohazard scenes in San Diego County.

When your Bonita business experiences a chemical spill or other biohazard, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of restoration specialists on call who have the specific training and experience to remediate biohazard contaminants. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

After any biohazard or sewage contamination in your business or home, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the building?
  • Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health effects
  • Floodwater can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all  bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul restores biohazards for commercial businesses 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your biohazard in Bonita, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-600-5305.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Safety Tips for Bonita?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A Halloween party is shown with candles inside Jacko Lanterns. We restore fire damage in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul wishes everyone in Bonita a safe and fun Halloween celebration this year. Here are some Halloween party and trick-or-treating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
  • When using electrical lighting to decorate your home, make sure it is used following the manufacturer’s instructions. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working. 
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric that could come in contact with open flames or other heat sources
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costumes

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul wants everyone in Bonita to be safe during Halloween. If you need emergency fire restoration services for your home or commercial business, call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion Issues in Spring Valley?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown rushing into a storm drain. We restore water damage in San Diego County.

When you have a water damage emergency, every minute counts. SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul’s water restoration technicians typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Water intrusion happens any time water seeps into the house. Overflowing storm drains, heaving rains and flash flooding can cause water intrusion. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for repairing and protecting your home’s exterior:

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Damage Emergency Tips for Bonita Businesses?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of mold spores is shown. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in San Diego County.

Mold has been present in the Earth’s atmosphere since the beginning of time. Mold plays an important role in nature by helping to break down organic materials. Water leaks or excess moisture can encourage mold to colonize, and the mold can become visible in as little as 48 hours. 

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul mitigates and remediates mold damage for Bonita commercial businesses throughout the year. Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website about things you can do and shouldn’t do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When you need commercial mold mitigation and remediation services, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll remediate and restore your mold problem in Bonita, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rain Gutter Cleaning Tips for Spring Valley?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A leaf blower is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

Preventative maintenance can go a long way when it comes to protecting your home from storm damage. Rain has fallen almost every month this year in Spring Valley. Rain gutters, when working properly, are a great way to drain water away from the home. However, when they become clogged, they can direct water into the home’s structure, causing water damage. SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul offers a fun and easy tip for cleaning your rain gutters from home expert Bob Villa:  

First, determine where the clogs exist and their cause. Twigs and dry leaves will require a different method of cleaning than dirt and the decomposed matter will.

Leaf Blower Method

If you are dealing with dry twigs and leaves, a leaf blower can do the trick. If you have a nozzle attachment for your leaf blower, use it to direct a small stream of air into the gutter system. Place the ladder in position to work from one end of the gutter towards the downspout. (Don’t blow debris into the downspout!) You can also purchase an attachment to allow you to use the leaf blower without standing on a ladder.

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your home or business. SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Sprinklers for Jamul Homes?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A fire sprinkler is shown mounted to a ceiling. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, home fire sprinkler systems save lives and property. Homes with home fire sprinklers have a better chance of surviving fires, and in many cases, these families go on living their lives as they did before. SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been restoring fire damage for Jamul residents and businesses for years. Here are some home fire sprinkler safety tips from the NFPA:

  • A home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner’s insurance premium
  • Fire departments typically use roughly 10 times as much water as a fire sprinkler would use to contain a fire
  • Fire sprinklers are environmentally friendly. They can reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, fire damage by up to 71 percent, and water usage to fight a home fire by as much as 91 percent.
  • Cigar smoke or burnt toast will not activate a fire sprinkler.
  • A home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain. Just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out, such as paint, and be sure the main control valve is never turned off.

Call Us!

When you need emergency fire restoration services for your home or business. SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Contents Restoration Services for Spring Valley?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

A pile of wet clothes is shown. We restore water-damaged belongings in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been restoring water-damaged contents for Spring Valley residents and businesses for years. Water will damage everything in its path. Our water restoration technicians are trained to restore water-damaged belongings to pre-damage conditions using a variety of cleaning methods.

When your household belongings require cleaning and restoration, we will pretest every item before cleaning to make sure we are using the most effective method. Our technicians may use one or a combination of cleaning techniques to restore water damaged belongings to pre-damage condition, including:

Contents Restoration Services

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Timeline for Bonita?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown flooding a room in a house. Our fast 24-hour response time saves our customers time and money in San Diego County.

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been restoring water-damaged properties in the Bonita area for years. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water can do over time:

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

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rebuilding Services for Spring Valley?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Work is being done to repair part of a roof on a suburban home. We provide reconstruction services in San Diego County.

When your home or business is damaged by fire or water and requires rebuilding services to complete the repair, it is important to choose a restoration company that can manage the entire project from start to finish. Having one person managing the job saves you time and the headaches that come with trying to hire, schedule, and supervise the restoration yourself.

As licensed general contractors, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul is uniquely positioned to supervise a full range of restoration services when required to restore your property.

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

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

When you require reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll restore and rebuild your property in Spring Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Mitigation Services for Bonita Businesses?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Huge cumulonimbus clouds are shown filling the sky. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

July brought thunderstorms and lightning, a flash flood watch, and monsoonal moisture to San Diego County. Between July 17-18, a flash flood washed over Route 78, and 95 clouds to ground lightning strikes were detected over the region!

Bonita weather can be unpredictable, and storms and severe weather can happen at any time of the year. Every minute your business is closed, there is the potential for lost revenue and productivity, so our highly trained technicians work to mitigate the damage with minimal disruption to your customers and employees.

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been restoring commercial storm damage for Bonita residents for years and we know how important it is to get businesses back up and running quickly.

Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and can typically be onsite within four hours of your call. They have the training, equipment, and experience to restore any size of storm damage. We can also supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services when required, providing you with one convenient point of contact for the entire job.

Call Us!

When you require commercial storm cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Bonita, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.