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Mold Damage in Jamul?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall inside a house. We mitigate and remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in Spring Valley.

Mold Damage Can Happen at Any Time

Did you know that mold colonizes in as little as forty-wight hours in the right conditions? SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has been mitigating mold damage for years in Jamul, and we offer this helpful information from our website on mold mitigation and remediation:

  • 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 air conditioning or 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
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or 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 forty-five percent

Call Us Today!

When your Jamul home experiences a mold problem, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-600-5305. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Jamul?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A hand is writing the word “training” in large letters on a clear, acrylic board. Spring Valley benefits from the experience of our highly trained restoration team!

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

Call Us!

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)

A woman is suing her cell phone to give a high customer satisfaction rating. We provide the highest level of service to our San Diego County customers.

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

Call Us Today!

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.

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

SERVPRO Services in Spring Valley /Jamul

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul?

Have you ever had to wade through a pond in your living room? Or, maybe you’ve returned to a half-burned home?  We hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, it’s always good to be prepared and respond quickly. With SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul as a partner, you can be better equipped to handle problems in your Spring Valley /Jamul home!

Why SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul?

  1. SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration.
  2. Franchise professionals have the training and experience to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. SERVPRO’s proven system helps to ensure a return to preloss condition.
  4. We work with most insurance companies.
  5. SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul doesn’t only handle fire and water damage. Other services include:

  • Storm damage cleanup
  • Mold mitigation
  • Restoration
  • Document restoration
  • Electronics restoration
  • Dry cleaning
  • Reconstruction
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Duct cleaning
  • General cleaning

If your Spring Valley /Jamul home experiences water or fire damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Spring Valley /Jamul to be there for you.


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

Control Moisture to Help Stop Mold Growth in Spring Valley/Jamul

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Condensation and Mold in Spring Valley/Jamul.

There are many different kinds of mold. EVERY SINGLE ONE needs moisture to grow.

Mold doesn’t need a storm or flood. Even a tiny bit of dampness is enough for mold.

Have you seen condensed water on the inside of a window? Have you noticed water droplets near the shower?  That water is more than enough for mold to start growing.

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul wants you to know: if you control moisture, you control mold.

Control Moisture:

  • Clean spills or leaks quickly. Mold can start growing within 24 hours
  • Make sure roof gutters are in good shape
  • Don’t let water collect around the house foundation
  • Don’t let water collect in the air-conditioner drip pans
  • Keep drains clear
  • Indoor humidity should be under 40%
  • Wipe condensation from windows, pipes, or walls

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul offers these suggestions:

  • Use exhaust fans
  • Use air conditioners and/or dehumidifiers. Low humidity reduces condensation
  • Use the bathroom fan when you shower
  • Appliances should vent to the outside. Even stoves, washers, and dryers produce water vapor

SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul has ideas on reducing condensation:

  • Increase air movement
    • Open doors & windows
    • Use fans
  • Insulate cold surfaces like water pipes
  • Keep  the temperature comfortable

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

Mold Remediation in Jamul?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A green wall is covered with various types of mold, creating an abstract pattern. We are mold remediation specialists in the Spring Valley and Jamul areas.

Mold Growths in My Home?

I’ll never forget when I was selling my home in Jamul and the home inspector uncovered mold growing in my basement behind my washing machine. The washing machine had a leaking water hose that I replaced the month before and thought nothing of it.

Evidently, this dark, moist environment created the perfect breeding ground for mold, and it didn’t take long for the area to become infested!  I knew it smelled musty down there, but I attributed the funny smell to the fact that this was an older home. I was astounded to learn about the mold issue, and I called SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul right away.

They sent out a team of  mold remediation technicians, and they told me that the mold could never be completely eradicated, but it could be mitigated and remediated. They isolated the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber to contain contaminated areas. They completed the remediation process, and the musty smell was gone!

Mold Remediation Process

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul has the experience and equipment to remediate mold in your Jamul home or commercial business. Call us today at 619-600-5305.

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

We are Cleaning Experts

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Spring Valley / Jamul, (619) 600-5305

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

COVID-19 Precautions

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

It is important to us that our customers know the steps SERVPRO of Spring Valley / Jamul is taking to reduce the risk of team member exposure to the virus.  These precautionary steps we have taken as a company include:

  • All tools and equipment coming into your property have been cleaned and disinfected.
  • All workers wear personal protective equipment to protect themselves while performing work.
  • We’ve all been provided with training to safely work in contaminated environments.
  • We’ve all been provided with training to identify coronavirus symptoms and carefully monitor ourselves and our co-workers.
  • We have stringent safety and health policies and procedures; and we continually strive to follow and improve our safe work practices.

Overall, we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure we don’t cross contaminate our customers, our co-workers, or our families.  We cannot make any guarantees that the virus could not enter your property, but we can tell you that we have taken every possible measure to protect customers and team members alike.

Whether it is a water loss, fire damage, or a cleaning request, please know that SERVPRO of Spring Valley / Jamul is still here for the entire San Diego community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

COVID-19 Cleaning

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Spring Valley / Jamul, (619) 600-5305

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

How Does Smoke Damage Affect My Home?

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke damage from an electrical fire.

Raging fires cost tens of billions of dollars each year in damage to American homes. According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters respond to a blaze every 24 seconds somewhere in the US.

Fires themselves cause a lot of direct destruction, but intense heat isn’t the only problem. Smoke can cause a surprising amount of lasting harm, and homes that have survived a fire—even if they appear relatively unscathed—must be inspected quickly to determine what recovery options are needed.

Common Issues with Fire and Smoke Damage

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a home that’s still standing after a blaze breaks out. Even if you are, fire and smoke can seriously impact your structure and belongings, and the effects aren’t always immediately obvious.

  • Weakened building structure—obviously, a home primarily built from wood is at serious risk in the event of a fire. But even other materials can suffer severe structural damage, as blazing heat warps metal and causes concrete to expand and crack. Living in a home with structural damage can easily be life-threatening, with the risk of ceilings collapsing and walls caving in without notice. You’ll absolutely need to get proper clearance from an authorized professional—and to make repairs if necessary.
  • Discolored walls and ceilings—smoke, soot, and ash will readily stain any surface they come into contact with. Cleaning up these messes isn’t quite as straightforward as it sounds. We scrub these surfaces carefully, making sure to avoid oversaturation (which can disintegrate weakened materials, or lead to mold growth). Common household cleaners, like bleach and ammonia, are not ideal in certain situations, as they can stain or destroy wallpaper.
  • Damaged furniture—even furniture that has escaped the direct touch of flames may carry “scars” from the fire, especially a lingering smoky smell. Our technicians are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors across a variety of material types—like wood, fabric, and leather.

If you’ve recently experienced a fire, turn to SERVPRO of Spring Valley / Jamul for fire and smoke damage restoration services. Our trained professionals will assess the situation, create a plan of action, repair, and clean—restoring your home (or business) to its original condition. For more information, call (619) 600-5305 or contact us online.