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Restoring Your Escondido Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Equipment setup in a commercial office. Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Escondido commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Escondido

SERVPRO of Escondido specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Soot along walls from smoke damage. Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Escondido Home.

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 and 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.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Escondido will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

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) 746-6440

We Are Capable For ANY Size Job!

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Dehu equipment in warehouse There is not a size job that we cannot handle!

Our warehouse is equipped with everything we need to dry out your commercial building! We are always prepared for any size job. SERVPRO of Escondido 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 Escondido we are a one stop shop! Call us if you have any questions: SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Stormy Weather Months Are Coming!

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks in rainy weather Our trucks stay equipped for job sites 24/7

SERVPRO of Escondido 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 Escondido, 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

Flooded Floors

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Wooden floors flooded. SERVPRO has a better chance of saving your floors the sooner you call!

Did you wake up in the middle of the night to find that an area of your home was flooded? Here are some tips that can help you make sure it doesn't damage anything else close by. (For clean water situations only.)

  • Shut off the water source if possible and safe to do.
  • Mop up excess water.
  • Place wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Remove rugs from wet carpet.
  • Do not use your house vacuum to remove the water.
  • Do not leave colored items on the wet carpet, it can potentially stain.
  • Refrain from using electrical fixtures if the area is wet.
  • Do not put upholstery cushions in the dryer, remove and prop them up to dry.

Floods can happen to anyone, it's always good to be prepared.

SERVPRO of Escondido will help you.

Smoke & Soot Damage Aftermath

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Fire fighters showing how to put out a fire Knowing how to put out a fire properly is important knowledge to have.

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

Wet Smoke: Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke: Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

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?

Storm Damage in Your Home? Not a Problem For US!

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of rainy drawn scene. We are experts in storm damage!

Homeowner tips for water damage:

  • Identify the source of the leak and fix it, if you can. You may need to call a plumber at this stage.
  • Turn the water off if it is a leak or broken pipe.
  • Cover windows and areas of the roof if water is leaking through them.
  • Move items to a drier area.
  • Place wooden blocks under furniture to protect from wet carpeting.
  • Place all damaged items off to the side that you want to replace-for claim purposes.
  • Do not use electrical appliances when standing on wet flooring.
  • Make a list of the repairs needed and take photos of the damage.

SERVPRO of Escondido is available to you 24/7, 365 days a year. We are experts in mitigation! Call us as soon as the water hits so we can assure the least amount of damage is done. Call now at (760)746-6440

GREASE Fires are SCARY.

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen exploded from grease fire. A grease fire can travel quickly destroying all in its path. SERVPRO can help with the cleanup.

Who knew cooking in your kitchen could turn into this? This tenant in Escondido was planning to have a peaceful dinner at the rental property before this situation occurred. It's important to always be prepared for the worst in the event that this happens. It can happen to anyone but there are ways you can be more prepared for it. Always keep clutter out of the kitchen. Wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen including floors and walls so there are no flammable spills or layers of film for the fire to catch onto easily. Keep baking soda in reach of the stove top to throw on any open flames. Baking soda cuts off the oxygen supply to a fire similar to a fire extinguisher. In the case the fire is not able to be tamed immediately call your local fire department and evacuate the premises. Always use caution when cooking and if you do experience a disaster like this, SERVPRO of Escondido will be there to clean it up for you. (760)746-6440

Commercial Flooding

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO equipment We have all the equipment needed to dry out multiple large commercial buildings.

According to disaster safety.org some tips to keep water out of your business and prevent a flood:

Seal cracks-use high quality products to seal cracks on pipes.

Sump pump-connect sump pumps to a battery backup or generator.

Backflow valve- Install backflow valves on main waste drain pipes that leave the structure.

Protect openings- keep a supply of water-absorbent or water-filled barriers to divert water away. Install watertight shields over all doors and windows at least 12 inches above anticipated flood level. The type of barrier used will depend on the size and type of opening.

Slope- Evaluate the drainage of the property to make sure the ground slopes away from the building. 

All of these tips will help to make sure your business does not experience water damage. 

SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Fire Tips for Homeowners

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

American flag hanging in aftermath of a wildfire. Our teams deploy for the local and non-local wildfires to help our community.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent any more damage.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted areas to prevent more soiling.
  • If the electricity is off, empty the fridge and freezer and keep doors open.
  • Wipe off soot from chrome in the kitchen and bathroom faucets and appliances then coat with a layer of lubricant.
  • Do not attempt to wash walls or painted areas before contacting SERVPRO. 
  • Do not attempt to shampoo carpet or furniture without contacting SERVPRO.
  • Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water without consulting a repair service first.

Key Questions to Ask Insured

  • Home phone? Business phone?
  • Date and time loss occurred?
  • Is water damage present?
  • What was the source of the fire?
  • Has the source been repaired recently?
  • What is the extent of the damage?
  • What areas have been affected?
  • How bad is the odor?
  • Does the area need deodorizing?
  • Is a board-up required?
  • Are water and electricity available?
  • Are there any personal injuries? 

Call SERVPRO of Escondido To Help You! (760)746-6440