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We Value Our Customers & Employees Safety

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Cutting into drywall to remove wet areas. Our employees always wear their personal protective equipment (PPE).

Safety always comes first at SERVPRO. A job can only be done correctly if you are prepared for it correctly.

Having the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is important and always the first step in every job. Working in the restoration industry has potential for injury so it's important to be prepared at all times and protect yourselves in every way possible!

Allen has his PPE on for this mold loss. If there is mold present when cutting into the drywall, the spores can travel and even be inhaled. No one wants to inhale anything other than oxygen so our employees are required to wear masks & protective eye wear. Even if no mold is present, a mask is important to keep from inhaling debris that floats around and can cause health effects.

We care about our employees and customers health so we always make sure everyone has the proper PPE on for each and every job.

SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Tips for Flooding Emergencies!

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

Cutting wet drywall at bottom of wall. Our team makes clean cuts that makes repairs much easier!

Water damage can occur with no warning. Protect your home from a flood in every way you can:

  1. Protect wells from taking safety improvement suggestions from a licensed contractor.
  2. Make sure your yard slopes away from your home to direct water away from it.
  3. Have a plumber install an exterior sewer backflow valve.
  4. Anchor fuel tanks.
  5. Have an electrician raise switches, sockets, circuit breakers, and wiring at least 12 inches above expected flood levels.

For winter (areas that experience snow):

  1. Rain can make snow melt quickly.
  2. Remove snow piled against home.
  3. Seal any cracks or gaps in foundation.
  4. Safely remove snow from roofs.
  5. Clear drains and gutters of debris and assure snow melts away from home.

SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Don't let water ruin your property! Call today for an inspection! 

Our Contents Division Does Pack-Outs & Pack-Backs.

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Content employees cleaning water damage off of items in school. Our contents team is highly trained and only uses the best SERVPRO certified cleaning products on our customer items.

Did you know our team handles content manipulation?

Don't worry about breaking your back trying to move heavy furniture or stress about breaking your fine china. 

Our team of trained professionals carefully pack away your belongings into SERVPRO boxes. They are individually wrapped and packed away for safe keeping. 

When you experience a water, fire, mold or bio hazard loss our contents team will pack out each room or rooms that are affected. 

When the work is finished, our team will pack back all of your belongings exactly where they came from. 

If you do not have any room for the boxes we can take them back to our 25,000 square foot climate-controlled warehouse where they are stored in a large protective crate that is marked with your name and address. 

Let the professionals take care of everything while you relax and have the peace of mind that we are taking good care of your personals. 

SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Get Your Business Back Open Quicker with SERVPRO of Escondido

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Large amount of equipment in front of a building. We have all the equipment needed to get your business back open quicker!

Flooding and water damage events in 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 will 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.

FIRE DANGER in the Kitchen!

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in kitchen from grease. An open flame is very dangerous, never leave the kitchen with food cooking unattended.

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 tamable 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

Cleanup and restoration after a fire.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Glow of fire at night. The smoke and ashes left behind from fires can cause a lot of damage to your property.

SERVPRO of Escondido are the professionals when it comes to fire, smoke and soot cleanup.

There are three main categories of cleaning that we focus on.

Structural Cleaning- After a fire or smoke damage, the ceilings, walls, carpeting and floors need a thorough cleaning. Although you can't always see the smoke damage, you can definitely smell it. We have special smoke sponges that can show you extent of the smoke damage on your walls, ceiling, etc. We have specific equipment and cleaning products to clean and protect all the different surfaces in your home. Depending on the extent of the soot damage, we are able to reduce costs by cleaning and restoring walls instead of repainting or refinishing.

Contents Cleaning- Every single content item in the affected area will be individually cleaned and deodorized by our professionals. This includes rugs, furniture, curtains, upholstery, little items found on or around the furniture. Everything. Our professionals inspect each structure to determine the best means of cleaning. We will also provide a list of items that are to be "claimed". 

Deodorization- We provide specialized services that rid the place of business of offensive odors left by smoke damage. We do not cover up odors with fragrances. We find the source of the odor and eliminate it.

Do you have fire or smoke damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Escondido (760)746-6440

Do you have external water leaking into your home?

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Rainy parking lot with work truck. Rain or shine, our team is there to fix any water damage issue!

It could be a disaster if a home does not have a good drain system when storm rains will not let up. The water will continue to collect until it's pushing on your door searching for any sign of a crack to get inside. If the house is unoccupied for the duration of the storm the water can continue to leak in. A lot of times when water comes from the outside, it becomes dirty. The water can flow small particles of dirt into the crack under the door. Another example of contaminated water is sewage such as a toilet overflowing.

Here are some tips when dealing with contaminated water:

  • Don't spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas. 
  • Don't turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don't use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by it.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Kits to help prepare for an emergency.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Dog with list of SERVPRO phone numbers and locations We have multiple locations listed here and are open 24/7 because emergencies tend to happen after hours.

Some groups require additional supplies in an emergency. When packing your emergency kit, consider these groups:

Children

Children may not understand the seriousness of a natural disaster, but they need to react nonetheless. Practice evacuation and sheltering plans with children so they respond instinctively when a disaster hits. Kids should know where to find the safe room at home and know emergency contact numbers in case a storm occurs while the family is separated.

Disasters can be traumatic for children, so include comfort items and small activities in your emergency kit. Don’t forget diapers, formula, and other essentials for babies.

Older Adults

Disasters are more dangerous for the elderly. Just consider this statistic: New Orleans residents over the age of 60 accounted for 75 percent of the bodies found immediately after Hurricane Katrina, despite accounting for only 15 percent of the population. Because they tend to be less mobile and more isolated than younger people, seniors have a harder time evacuating when a natural disaster happens.

Older adults should coordinate their emergency plan with local relatives or neighbors, especially if they don’t drive. It’s important that seniors have a support network who can keep them informed during a natural disaster, and assist during evacuation or sheltering in place.

Seniors, as well as others with chronic health conditions, must pay special care when assembling their emergency kit. A natural disaster may prevent access to regular healthcare providers. For that reason, it’s important to include medical information like medications and dosages, medical records, insurance documents, and important healthcare and support system contacts.

Pets

No one wants to leave pets behind in a disaster, but if you’re not prepared, you may have no choice. Pet owners should use both collars with tags and microchips to ID pets, identify pet-friendly places to shelter, and name a backup caretaker who can step in if a disaster strikes while you’re away from home.

Include food, medications, leashes, collars with ID tags, veterinary records, and a portable pet carrier in your emergency kit so you can care for pets during a disaster.

There are many programs and resources to help in a natural disaster. But resources take time to become available, and when a disaster happens, you need to be able to respond immediately. Have a plan so your family can react quickly when a natural disaster happens. It could save your life.

Article by- Bradley Davis

Our team in 2020!

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Group photo of SERVPRO employees. What a crazy year it's been, our team has persevered through these tough times and been there for our customers through it all.

WHO WE ARE.

Our team is full of honest people who take pride in their work. Behind every group of hard workers are inspiring leaders.

At SERVPRO of Escondido we are lucky to have not only one but three great leaders. They have molded all of us into the helpful and encouraging team we have become. Every part of our office plays a key role in our success. From the second a customers calls our office, they are greeted by a person who understands the stress they are going through. Our team takes note of everything our customers have to say because the small details are important to running a smooth operation. Our project managers are incredibly detailed in their explanations of procedures and walk every homeowner through the process giving specific information to help ease the stress. 

We care deeply for our customers and it reflects in our positive reviews we receive from them.

Check out our Yelp in the link below!

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Fire tips for homeowners!

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

American flag in front of burned trees. SERVPRO is there for you through it all.
  • 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