Your AC unit and You: How to make sure you buy the correct Unit for your home here in San Diego
San Diego SERVPRO Carlsbad will be there for you ever suffer from an AC caused any mold or mildew in home or office. Mold and Mildew Remediation
One of the most current questions that we get from Homeowners and Businesses alike is this: Can my AC cause mold or mildew in my area?
In the San Diego area we are accustomed to having the AC unit on one day and the heather on the next; especially when it is in transitional whether seasons. When purchasing an AC unit, typically this is a buy that you want to come straight from the store/factory where there has not been any previous owners besides you. Always as if there is a warranty from the manufacturer; 10 years is the most typical warranty age, although, there are terms from 5-15 years.
A properly designed, installed, and maintained air conditioning system shouldn't cause mold or mildew, there are always rare exceptions to the rule but these are the most reported reasons for faulty AC units. However, while an oversize or improperly designed unit can cool your home slightly, it also runs the risk of not removing enough moisture out of the rooms air. Too much moisture in your home can increase the potential for mold growth. Mold spores grow on nearly every surface, we live with mold in the same way we live with bacteria. Just like bacteria though, there are perfect breeding environments that can and do yield a productive crop of molds that spread throughout the home or office setting. At times, these growths are not noticeable until the smell is strong or the appearance has reached an intolerable amount. Improper installation, lack of maintenance, and water drainage issues can also lead to biological growth. If you are someone who runs their AC unit every single day, it is a good rule of thumb to check your unit once every couple months to make sure that all lines are in safe condition, and there are not leaking water marks near the wall or on the adjacent ground.
SERVPRO Carlsbad Water damage, mold remediation, fire damage, restoration
$33,000 / year
Full-time SERVPRO® of Carlsbad is hiring a Marketing Representative, do you love working with people, organizing creative, fun social events while providing education and superb customer service along the way? Then, don’t miss your chance to join our Franchise as our new Marketing Representative. In this position, you will be making a difference each and every day. We have a sincere drive toward the goal of helping homes and businesses whom suffered a disaster by fire or water damage. We’re seeking someone who is comfortable meeting new people, who has excellent communication skills, and who is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have superb interpersonal skills, then you’ll thrive in this work environment. Are you highly dependable and excited about routinely exceeding expectations? Then, you may be our perfect hero! As a valued SERVPRO® Franchise employee, you will receive a competitive pay rate, with lots of opportunity to learn and grow.
Complete daily route stop assignments which including dropping off marketing materials, connecting with new clientele and maintaining pre-established business relationships
Organize fun & innovative social events to prospective clients, i.e.: Happy Hours, Sporting Events, Breakfast “Meet & Greets”, Lunch & Learns, Wine & Canvas Paint Nights, Educational Classes, and request to Participate in professional associations which include: Trade-shows, Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities, and attending carious Community Service opportunities, Complete Emergency Ready Profiles (ERPs) and discuss benefits of emergency event preparation.
Conduct objective-to-objective daily marketing contacts, achieving sales territory goals.
Superb sales, customer service, administrative, verbal, and written communication skills
Strong business and financial background and process-and-results-driven attitude
Experience in the commercial cleaning and restoration or insurance industry is desired but not required
Valid Drivers License and good driving record required
One year experience in sales or marketing preferred
A degree major in marketing, business or communications required
Benefits include medical, dental and vacation time.
Job Type: Full-time / build customer relationships and rapport by educating them on the reasons SERVPRO® is the best cleaning and restoration company in the world, compile and maintain center of influence information.
Provide owners and marketing managers with one-on-one meetings (closing appointments) with various centers of influence, increase sales territory revenue; our location 2540 Pioneer Ave
Vista, California 92081
Now Hiring Water Damage Technician / Helper in Carlsbad, San Diego
Become a SERVPRO Carlsbad hero, water damage specialist in Carlsbad. Flood Damage restoration
Water Damage Helper
Local, nationally recognized restoration company is seeking a career-minded technician. Qualified candidates must be able to meet the key responsibilities listed below.
Inventory and load the work vehicle with equipment, products, and supplies needed for each project.
Maintain a clean and organized vehicle and clean equipment appearance.
Prepare rooms/areas for work activities. Set up staging area and equipment for each project.
Leave job-site with a clean and orderly appearance.• Perform production processes following SERVPRO® production guidelines per work order per crew chief directions.
Must communicate all customer and job concerns/needs with Crew Chief.
Construction experience preferred.
Must have 4 years clean driving record. No extensive tickets. NO DUI's.
Must be able to work nights/weekends in rotation (on-call).
Pay Rate: $13-$15/Hr DOE
Come on in and stop by our office to apply between 9am-4pm or send in your resume.Call us with any inquiries at the phone number provided.
Job Type: Full-time
Now Hiring General Labor, SERVPRO of Carlsbad is leading company in pack-out services.
SERVPRO of Carlsbad, Pack-out Crew, Carlsbad PacK-Out
Schedule: This is a part-time, on call position with fluctuating hours depending on work available. Flexibility in scheduling a REQUIREMENT.
Requirements: Must have a valid driver's license and a clean DMV record. No DUI's or criminal background. Candidates must have reliable transportation. Must be able to pass a drug and criminal background check. Must be able to lift over 80 pounds and withstand working on your feet for the majority of the day.
Job Description: SERVPRO of Carlsbad is looking for an energetic applicant to assist in moving, inventory and packing. Moving experience is a plus . Physical labor required, so candidate must be able to lift at least 80 pounds. Job would consist of packing out homes or businesses to allow other department's access to complete jobs, and then packing everything back.
How to Apply? Apply by sending your resume directly using the e-mail address link provided above with the subject line "Packing Department Helper"
SERVPRO® Expands PGA Sponsorship with PGA Fantasy Golf
Local cleanup and restoration specialist says the season’s first major golf tournament is a great time to “master” Fantasy Golf skills
Vista, CA (Grassroots Newswire) March 22, 2017 - There is an old adage: “It never rains on a golf course.” As the official cleanup and restoration company of the PGA TOUR, SERVPRO® knows this isn’t true, but rain or shine, fans follow their favorite players’ performance at PGA golf tournaments throughout the season. Recognizing the ever-growing popularity of the game, SERVPRO has expanded its relationship with the PGA TOUR by becoming the presenting sponsor of the PGA Fantasy Golf games, available at pgatour.com/fantasy.
“We know people don’t associate SERVPRO with the wide-open spaces and fair weather feeling of a golf course. After all, SERVPRO is the company you turn to when the unexpected, even the unthinkable, happens to your home or business,” says Mark Weinberger, owner of SERVPRO® of Carlsbad. “But each SERVPRO business is also a local business, there to support the community in good times and bad. Teaming up with the PGA TOUR as the sponsor of their Fantasy Golf Suite helps us build connections within our local community. We want local home and business owners to know that we are there for them ready to respond at a moment’s notice if things go wrong.”
The new “One & Done” games were launched on January 3, 2017*, but the game structure allows players to join in on the fun at any point during the current season. Each week, game players select one player to earn points for them in that week’s tournament. The PGA Tour Fantasy game is based on accumulated FedEx Cup points and the PGA Tour Champions game is based on accumulated Charles Schwab Cup points. A player may select a given golfer for a tournament in each of the One & Done games only once in each season. Since some tournaments earn a pro golfer more points than others, game strategy is based on selecting the right golfers for the right tournaments.
“With the first major tournament of the season—The Masters—just around the corner, now is a great time to start your One & Done game for this year’s tour,” says Weinberger. “If you ‘master’ the trick of choosing the right golfers in the right tournaments, you could jump to the top of your Fantasy league.” The top finisher in the PGA TOUR game will win a new set of golf clubs, while the top prize for the PGA TOUR Champions game is a trip for two to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona, November 6-12.
SERVPRO of Carlsbad specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on SERVPRO of Carlsbad, please contact Mark Weinberger at (760) 729-7505 or SERVPRO8724@roadrunner.com.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.
Preventive Measures To Control Mold In Your Home
Are there any preventative measures I can take to reduce my risk of mold growing in my home?
Yes, there are things you can do to keep mold growth at bay; the most important element to control is moisture. We specifically use the term “moisture” because we don't simply mean water in its liquid form, but water vapor as well, which could be from steam created in the home naturally. Bathing, cooking or humid air that enter the home from outside can all be factors that condense into water, leaving a hospitable environment for mold to thrive.
Ways to COMBAT natural moisture from taking hold in your home:
While using your bathroom use your ventilated vent system to pull extra moisture out of the air. Keep air vent on for 30 minutes post use.
Similarly, when cooking, use your exhaust fan (grease trap) in your range hood to send steam outside to prevent buildup.
Of course, while there's not much you can do to prevent humidity from entering your home, there are a few things you can do to keep it under control and to prevent mold growth. For instance, while we don't recommend running your air conditioner in the winter (it can be uncomfortable and wasted energy during the colder months); however, we are aware that when one does run their air conditioner, it removes humidity from the air. When it cools the air, moisture condenses into water and is removed from the home through a drain line. This might be especially useful for people who live in particularly high humidity communities.
In winter, keep an eye on window glass and window frames. As humid the air inside the home meets cold window panes from the decreased temperature outside, water droplets develop and moisten the window frames, sills, and window coverings. Again, producing a friendly living environment for mold growth. If there is dust or even soap scum on the window or frame, mold can attach on these materials as they are an excellent food source for mold. Cleaning, dusting, and inspecting indoor windows panes is an excellent place to watch for indicators of indoor mold growth.
Lastly, the most direct problem of water that enters your home in its liquid form. In any event of water intrusion from plumbing or an overflow of water that enters from outdoors, the effected surfaces must be dried out quickly and immediately. It is not wise to trust your sense of touch when it comes to determining if a surface is dry, it is misleading. Have a reputable water damage restoration service meter the surface for moisture. Oftentimes, it will feel total dry to the touch but be aware that water trapped behind, under, or alongside cabinetry is prime space for harboring mold growth. Timely response from a skilled water damage restorer can mean the difference between drying existing cabinetry and wall cavities versus having to completely renovate effected areas. When it comes to hard and carpeted flooring there’s much that can be done so long as it is done early in the incident. Take immediate action to protect your wallet, your home, your family and their air quality.
Mold Clean Ups in Schools to Ensure Safety
SERVPRO of Carlsbad is here to help you with mold damage. Call us today at 760-729-7505!
SERVPRO® of Carlsbad is ready and equipped to help with many different disasters, including clean ups due to microbial growth in schools. Microbial growth is a concern for all of us but select populations of people are more vulnerable to be affected. When children are concerned we do not feel there is a limit to precautions and safety measures to be taken. We are able to help local schools who have microbial growth in their buildings safely and correctly mediate the problem. We work after hours and over weekends to limit exposure to any dust or particulates as well as comply with third party testing to certify that work was done correctly and completely. If you suspect there is microbial growth present call us to speak about solutions at 760-729-7505. #SERVPROCarlsbad #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories
Commercial Damage Restoration by SERVPRO of Carlsbad
When a commercial building is in good condition, property managers won’t expect the slightest water leak in the ceiling to cause a major problem. However, an instantaneous pipe bursting can cause a catastrophe due to flooding. Water damage is a major issue and, if not properly handled, it can cause a building to have mold and a deteriorating structure due to water damage.
Here are three reasons to use SERVPRO of Carlsbad in Florida to restore, clean, and repair commercial buildings after water damage:
- Remove The Water Damage: To fix the situation in a timely manner, property owners hire professionals who specialize in water damage restoration to repair the structure, flooring, and any items that can be saved. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach is here to help with water damage restoration and cleanup restoration.
- Avoid Losing Business:When a flood happens, business owners aren’t prepared to close up shop and lose business over it. With this in mind, professionals who work closely with commercial restoration will help bring your businesses back up and running. SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach offers cleaning services to help restore businesses and have them back up and running without major damage.
- Prevent Further Damage: Water damage can cause an unpleasant odor; it also sinks into the walls and flooring causing discoloration and mold. Drying the area with excessive heat causes humidity to increase; this leads to bacteria. To prevent this, commercial businesses must act quickly as possible by calling an emergency cleaning service.
SERVPRO of Carlsbad services include water damage restoration, mold remediation, storm restoration, fire damage repair, and commercial cleaning services. Their professionals understand how important it is to fix an emergency situation and keep a business operating. To schedule an appointment, call them at (760) 729-7505.
3 Reasons to Hire Biohazard Cleanup Professionals
SERVPRO of Carlsbad biohazard cleanup professionals on the job at a local site.
When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why St. Augustine residents turn to SERVPRO of Carlsbad for professional biohazard cleanup.
The local company specializes in many types of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having them clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits their clients in the following ways:
- Heath Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal.
- Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.
- Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.
Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Carlsbad at (760) 729-7505, or visit our website for a complete list of community cleaning services.
The Cleaning and Restoration Association Presents Water Damage Restoration Technician Certification Course at SERVPRO of Carlsbad
IICRC’s WRT certification course with Drying Contaminated Buildings
August 24-26, 8:00am-5:00pm
Venue: SERVPRO of Carlsbad - Vista, CA
A unique three-day program that concentrates on drying structures without spreading contaminants. This course incorporates all the information from the IICRC Water Restoration Technician (WRT) exam with an adaptation for contamination. WRT training provides restorers with valuable decision making skills when deciding to proceed with a job that has limited or no mold insurance coverage. Being able to continue on a water-loss without delays limits microbial growth which in turn reduces the cost of remediation, ALE and business interruption. Insurance companies will be more likely to hire restorers that can provide prompt cost-saving services which give your company a marketing advantage.
Early Registration (14 days prior)
CRA Member* ……………………….. $345.00/person
Regular Registration CRA Member * …………………$395.00/person
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER