Be Prepared - Rainy Season is Ahead!
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley
The rainy season is ahead and water damages are more likely to occur during these times!
We recommend following the steps below to make sure your property is ready for the wet, cold winter ahead:
- Check your home's heating system and replace filters.
- Inspect the exterior and interior of all windows and doors. If needed, repaint, and caulk the areas to prevent water from leaking in.
- Clean your gutters to prevent a backup, which can lead to water flooding down the side of your property.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Most house fires occur during winter.
- Check your trees. Have branches that brush up against or over the house trimmed.
- Divert water: add extensions to downspouts so that the water doesn't pool up right next to the house
- Check the roof for any signs of damage or cracks. Have a go to roofer ready to help.
- Check your sewage and drainage system/sump pump.
What is SERVPRO's Capacity?
AKA how big of a building is too big for SERVPRO? And the answer is there is no building too big for SERVPRO! Whether we are dealing with 1 storefront or hotel suites or a multi-tenant commercial complex SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City has got you covered!
We have experience working with many different insurance companies and property management companies throughout Southern California. And with SERVPRO's network of Large Loss & Disaster Recovery Teams, there is literally no building too big for SERVPRO to handle.
We have handled warehouses, laboratories, retail shops, and dentist's offices, you name it we've been there to help! We realize business interruption is a killer to small, medium, and large businesses so we work fast to get your problem solved and back in business as soon as possible.
Call today if you even think you need our help! 858-527-1144
Are You Prepared for Fire Damage in Your Home?
With the drought still happening in California, fires are still a primary concern during this windy season. Additionally, as we head into the holidays, specifically Thanksgiving, we encourage people to prepare for everything from a wildfire to your basic kitchen fire.
So what does preparation entail? Having a plan of action for immediately exiting the property. You should also have an emergency kit stashed that you can just grab & go. Or maybe you keep it safe in your vehicle. But the point is you should have access to fresh water, batteries/ a power source, as well as dried foods and an emergency supply of medications you may need - and of course don't forget about your furry friends! You may want to have an extra stash of pet food handy in that emergency bag as well. Check out Ready.gov for more examples of how to be prepared should the worst happen.
Take care and stay safe!
What Commercial Services Does SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City Offer?
We are your one-stop shop for any building services needs, whether you are an individual homeowner or property owner! We also offer the same services to commercial buildings in their time of need. During 2020 we were able to provide cleaning and disinfection services to those that needed it, in addition to our core services of Fire & Water mitigation.
And SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City is a full-service provider for any of your needs. We can complete the repairs with our in-house staff in order to truly make your loss "Like it never even happened."
Reach out to us today if your building is in need of cleaning, mitigation, repairs, or remodeling! We are always happy to help others in their time of need - no matter the building type or work necessary!
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley Receives Golden Hammer Award
Golden Hammer Award
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley is incredibly honored and grateful to have received The Golden Hammer Award.
It's a true testament to the hard work and dedication that our team has put into work.
Contractor Connection, a leading provider of managed repair and remodeling services, annually presents the Golden Hammer Award to recognize outstanding achievements in the contracting industry. This prestigious award is given only to contractors who have demonstrated exceptional performance in delivering high-quality workmanship, superior customer service, and industry-leading innovation.
Receiving the Contractor Connection Golden Hammer Award is a result of the dedication, expertise, and commitment of the winning contractors that have proven their ability to exceed expectations and consistently deliver exceptional results, setting a high standard for the industry as a whole.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped us achieve this milestone. This award motivates us to keep striving for excellence.
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley's team is proud to be recognized for their efforts and will continue to work towards making a positive impact in our industry.
Be Safe with That Deep Fryer!
Thanksgiving Day is a great day for bringing family & friends together to eat good food and enjoy good company.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day also has the highest number of home-cooking fires on average every year. In 2018, there was an estimated total of 1,630 cooking fires. Don't worry though! There are some safety tips that you can utilize in order to make your day as safe as possible when deep frying that turkey:
- Keep Your Distance! The fryer should be 10 feet away from your house/trees/deck / garage!
- Thaw and Dry the Turkey! There should be no ice crystals or water beads.
- Always be prepared! Make sure that a fire extinguisher is nearby (and in working condition!)
Check out this demonstration performed by the Gallatin Fire Department in Tennessee!
SERVPRO Responds to the 'Bomb Cyclone' in Northern California
When the Bomb Cyclone hit Northern California in late October 2021, many homes and properties were inundated with either water and/or mud damage. Many local providers were overwhelmed but SERVPRO was able to bring in crews from all over the state to help with the Storm Response.
Strong winds also caused destruction during the heavy rains which can cause roof damages that lead to more water damage as well as a need for roof tarping to prevent more water intrusions as the rain continued.
As with all storms the primary concern is the safety of all residents that find themselves in the storm's path. But we also want to take a moment to thank all those SERVPRO technicians that are spending weeks away from their home & their families in order to help the area recover from the devastation. So thank you to all SERVPRO Responders!
Faster to Any Disaster
In San Diego County alone, you have over 26 SERVPRO locations that you can call on to respond to your property damage fast. And a fast response affords us the opportunity to truly make the loss "Like it never even happened."
And SERVPRO franchises are Independently Owned and Operated, meaning those locations are run by individuals that actually live in this community & care about it's well-being.
This network of SERVPROs also allows us to be a resource you can count on whether it is a large commercial building or the area has been inundated with heavy rains or fires.
So wherever you are throughout the county, give SERVPRO a call and we will be there to help you in your time of need!
Come Join the SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley Team!!!
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley/University City is always looking for quality people to add to our team of dedicated staff.
We are first and foremost looking for people willing to respond and help others in their time of need. Coming into a property after a flood or fire gives you an opportunity to be a true hero to people looking to get their lives back on track.
We truly believe in serving the San Diego community but from time to time we have sent staff to places that are overwhelmed and in need of help - most recently in the Texas Freezes in early 2021.
Whether you are interested in an office role, performing general labor, or developing into a Project Manager role - SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley has opportunities for you!
Check out our careers page for specific openings!
Fire Safety Tips
How prepared are you to evacuate your house if it were to catch on fire? A survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows that only 26 percent of families have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Below is a list of fire safety tips to follow to ensure you have an efficient and smooth fire evacuation plan.
Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Try to find at least two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Store them near the window where they will be used.
Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Plan for everyone in your home including pets and elderly or disabled individuals.
SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley is ready at a moments notice to help get the process started to get you back into your home asap. We're available 24/7 at 858-527-1144.