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The storms are here.

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

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

Cleaning & sanitizing experts.

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Here to help with SERVPRO logo in front of picture of COVID-19. 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

Tips for flooding this rainy season!

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Green trucks in rainy, wet parking lot. We have vehicles on the road 24/7 to get to your faster!

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!

Our team can handle any size job

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building with water all over the floor. Commercial or residential, we got you covered!

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

Fire damage includes smoke & soot.

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen fire flames with SERVPRO logo in front. Most fires start in the kitchen of your home.

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

Roof sealing might be a good idea for you.

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Weather forecast for Carlsbad We have rain all week in North County!

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 explosion light a home up in flames.

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Grease fire in kitchen, burnt cabinets and surrounding areas. Never leave a flame 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 Carlsbad will be there to clean it up for you.

(760)729-7505

Grease fires are dangerous.

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen grease fire explosion. Do not leave heat sources unattended in the home.

Tips for containing a grease fire:

  • Turn off the heat.
  • Cover the flames with a metal lid or baking pan.
  • For smaller flames, you can smother it with baking soda.
  • Larger flames can be put out with a fire extinguisher.
  • Do not pour water on the flames.
  • Do not try to move the pan anywhere.

If you are not able to extinguish the fire quickly and it begins to spread, get out of the home immediately.

Call 911 once you are in a safe place outside the home.

Do not go back inside for anything until firefighters contain the fire completely.

You can prevent kitchen fires from happening by not leaving open flames unattended.

Keep flammable items away from flames.

Heat things at a lower flame setting especially when cooking with oil.

Keep these tips in mind when using heat sources in the home. 

In the event that you do experience a fire damage in your home, once the fire is out call SERVPRO of Carlsbad to help cleanup and get your kitchen back to working condition.

(760)729-7505

Oh my quad, there's water everywhere!

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial building flood with quads and motorcycles. Commercial flood in a motorcycle shop.

This business walked into a pool of water in the early morning. 

The commercial building is right down the street from our office so we were able to begin removing water within 15-20 minutes of the phone call.

Our guys had the business back to normal in just a couple hours so customers were not interrupted during their shopping trip. 

We have a large team so we are able to get to jobs quicker and start sooner than other companies. 

Since we were able to begin extracting quickly, none of the merchandise was affected and the business didn't have to spend money on any lost products. 

SERVPRO of Carlsbad has the man power to get the job done efficiently every time! 

We are the local north county team you can always depend on.

Storm proof your home ahead of time!

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

Green trucks in a rainy parking lot. When the storm hits, call out team ASAP.

In Southern California you never know what to expect from the weather. One day it's 100 degrees and the next morning it's 49 degrees.

Although they try to predict the weather, it's never 100% accurate and it's best to always be prepared for storms. 

Homeowners can spend nicer days making sure their property is prepared for catastrophes ahead of time so when they strike, the damage is hopefully lesser.

If you discover a roof leak, fix it as soon as you can before the next storm hits. Make sure you have proper drains set up to steer water away from your home and prevent flooding. Cut back or down trees that are leaning and could potentially be blown into your home. Be sure to put away patio furniture and bring umbrellas down when the winds begin to pick up so they are not blown into windows. There are many tips that can help you prepare your home better for a storm. The less damage done by a storm, the less money spent fixing it!