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We Do Fire Restorations: Smoke & Soot Cleanup

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Home caught on fire and had to demo walls and roof. SERVPRO got this home back to normal after a fire damage.

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?
Call Us Today (760)729-7505

COVID-19 Business Sanitizing

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Here to help banner. SERVPRO of Carlsbad is here to help.

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 Carlsbad (760)729-7505 

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

Prepare ahead of the STORMS!

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in front of pencil drawn storm. We have 50+ vehicles on the road daily, inspecting and beginning new jobs.

Southern California is not known for rainy weather but when it does rain for the few days out of the year, it comes in heavy! We are blessed to live in a beautiful place where the sun is always shining but because of that we do not really prepare ourselves and our properties for the potential damage that a rainstorm can bring. Storms show us the faulty roof tiles, and potential bad workmanship of the home in general. Sadly the only way to know these faults exist is for a rain water leak to show you. As long as SERVPRO gets out there as soon as possible to address to issue early on, it will be less damage to the home and get the home back to working condition quickly. 

If you have a leak or water damage in your home or business, call us today for an inspection!

SERVPRO of Carlsbad (760)729-7505

When Flooding Hits Home, Keep These Tips in Mind!

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Flood water being extracted form mall. Flood cleanup in a local mall.

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 Carlsbad is here to help your home or business.

Call (760)729-7505 today!

We Are Prepared for ANY Size Job! From Residential to Commercial.

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Lots of equipment in warehouse. Always prepared for any size job, we have plenty of equipment in our very own warehouse.

Our warehouse is equipped with everything we need to dry out your commercial building! We are always prepared for any size job. SERVPRO of Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad we are a one stop shop! Call us if you have any questions: (760)729-7505

Have You Heard of Roof Sealing?!

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Carlsbad weather report When it rains it California, sometimes it hails...

Your roofing seems fine until a heavy storm hits and you find leaks all over your home. The day is gloomy, you want to stay inside and watch the rain fall from the window not from inside your living room ceiling. An option that a homeowner may have is to seal their roof. Sealing a roof includes options:

  • Two layers of felt
  • Synthetic roof membranes
  • A polyurethane foam spray(for existing roofs)

When you seal your roof, it gives an extra protection against rain storms.

It is said that the roofing industry has suggested the felt paper as a way to help drain water away once it is behind the roof cover. The roof covering that you chose should be sealed with a membrane that is strong enough to be watertight, will stay in place if the primary roof blows off.

This week Carlsbad is predicted to rain for 7+ days straight. Fix your roof before the leaks find the cracks!

Grease Fires are DANGEROUS.

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen burnt from a grease fire. It only takes seconds for a fire flame to jump from surface to surface. This homeowners kitchen was destroyed from a grease fire.

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 Carlsbad will be there to clean it up for you.

(760)729-7505

Storm Damage: Wind & Water.

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Wind destroyed home property. Wind can be very damaging to properties.

When living in southern California, sometimes a storm can come out of nowhere. Just like this past week the wind was intense and sending trees, bushes and household items flying around the yard. Wind storms like this can cause a lot of damage to properties. Damage from objects or brush flying into properties windows or walls.

Damage from the storm water leaking into the property or even cause roof damage that then allows outside water to enter the properties. 

SERVPRO of Carlsbad are experts in repairing damage caused by storms. 

We have a team that can board up walls and windows when they are broken into to secure the property. Then our team can remove the debris from inside the home and get the property ready for repairs. 

SERVPRO of Carlsbad (760)729-7505

Yearly wildfires in southern California.

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

American flag in front of burned trees. The news keeps us updated on the yearly fires that occur in southern California.

Every year, southern California gets hit with wildfires. Just last year a wildfire started north of us in Santa Clarita. It's that time of year when brush fires start in Southern California. Firefighters have been working around the clock to keep this fire contained. It has burned through 9,400 acres of land some containing a few buildings but mostly brush. It was only 20% contained for weeks but the firefighters slowly got the upper hand. Although most of the fire only affected brush, the smoke and soot left behind in the air and on the houses surrounding caused immense damage. Soot can sit on the inside and outside of home walls, items and flooring causing a strong smoke odor that will not go away unless professionally cleaned. We are trained professionals in the fire damage cleanup services and can get your home back to clean air breathing again.

Every year, our teams deploy out to these fire sites to help cleanup homes from soot and smoke damage that is left behind. Our SERVPRO storm teams come together to help each other out throughout the country.

AC units and water leaks.

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

AC unit outside home. AC units can be breeding grounds for mold.

One of the most current questions that we get from Homeowners and Businesses is, can my AC cause mold or mildew? 

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 you want to buy one that comes straight from the store/factory where there has not been any previous owners. 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, 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. Also check that there are not leaking water marks near the wall or on the adjacent ground.