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My water heater leaked and the pan overflowed, now what? Call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

By code, most residential water heaters are required to be set into a "drip pan" designed to catch water that may leak.

 Sometimes these drip pans are not connected to a drain, and instead simply delay an inevitable water overflow. A water heater leak and overflow can cause damage to surrounding walls and flooring, and can rapidly create a hazardous mold situation. As water heaters generally leak hot water, the high temperature creates a perfect environment for microbial growth including potentially black mold.  By having the experts at SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos address the situation right away, you can prevent extensive damage that will continue to spread. Our team has decades of experience dealing with water heater leaks in the least destructive method possible. By utilizing methods such as dry-in-place and selective demolition we can keep costs down and get your water back on asap. 

What to do after a fire in Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa or Rancho Penasquitos

12/6/2019 (Permalink)


A fire at your home in can be a devastating event. Let SERVPRO of  Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos help today.

 After surviving the blaze and smoke, a legion of restoration salespeople, lawyers and other “fire-chasers” will soon start arriving at your door. These groups are interested in directing your remediation and reconstruction efforts, hoping to get a piece of the insurance claim money inevitably paid out following a structure fire. The time following a traumatic event like a fire can be sensitive and difficult, and unfortunately many of these aggressive commission-based independent contractors prey upon this momentary weakness. They may provide deceptive advice, attempt to bully you into signing legal documents, and disparage each other in an attempt to win your favor.  SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos has been providing honest, transparent restoration services to greater San Diego for a decade. We have handled literally thousands of insurance claims from start to finish, without the need for a swarm of questionable salespeople knocking on doors after a fire. If you would like calm, professional, experienced advice about the important steps following a fire, call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos is ready to help!

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos is a leader in water restoration, fire restoration, post construction cleanup, trauma scene cleanup and even hazardous waste cleanup. Our team is made up of production crew leaders with a total of 75 years of experience in the industry, when combined. Their level of training and expertise help our team take on any size job, large or small. Recent examples of work we have performed mitigation on are: 5500 square foot home in Fairbanks Ranch. The cable contractor accidently stepped on the sprinklers while he was in the attic and next thing they knew-the entire first floor was flooded. The homeowner saw one of our trucks on the freeway earlier in the week and called us. We were on site right away and took care of the water loss.

Thank you for trusting SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos when you need us!

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos - a full-service mitigation company

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch not only performs water/fire mitigation, but also rebuilds and repairs as well? We hold a contractors license (CA 751332) and can help with kitchen remodels/repairs, bathroom remodels/repairs and more. Our highly experienced project managers on staff have been in the industry for 20+ years each and have the expertise to know what it takes to put your home or business back together. Current projects include a two-unit condo located in North Park, San Diego. The homeowner suffered a water loss and wanted his units repaired as quickly as possible, so his tenants can move in. He is extremely pleased with SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos and said he will recommend us to his friends and neighbors! Thank you for trusting SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos when you need us!

Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup in San Diego County

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

A fire can be a devastating thing to happen to your home and family. Fires are always unexpected, unpredictable and destructive. It is often the case that even a relatively small fire, dispersing what would only seem like a small amount of smoke, can lead to lasting odors and ongoing environmental hazards. Residential building materials are not intended to be melted, burned or otherwise broken down by heat. Noxious chemicals hide within our household items and it is vital to understand the hazards that exist at the site of a residential or commercial fire.   

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate all of the cavities within your home, causing lasting and difficult to remove bad smells. Accessing stud cavities behind walls, roof joists in attics, or ducting above crawl spaces can all be incredibly difficult for the average homeowner. Luckily SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos is an expert at treating all affected surfaces after a fire. We use a variety of treatment techniques including dry ice blasting, soda blasting, encapsulation and deodorization to ensure that there is no chance of a lingering smoke smell following our remediation work.  

Deodorization during Fire Remediation and Cleanup

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our team has experience, education and up-to-date industry certifications in the relevant areas of fire and smoke damage cleaning, restoration and deodorization. We provide an up-front strategy to homeowners and business owners outlining how we plan to reach and treat the affected areas. Hot smoke migrates to cool areas and to upper levels of structures, including flowing around plumbing and electrical systems. It takes experience to identify how to access and clean hard to reach parts of a structure without causing additional damage. 


In addition to different types of smoke created by the incineration of various items in the home, “protein fire residue” is also created. This protein is not a by-product of the fire, but is instead a result of the vaporizing of household goods above a certain temperature. This unique process creates a virtually invisible layer that adheres to everything around it and produces a strong, unpleasant odor. Our team at SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos is highly trained and committed to work hard and restore your property or business to its original condition. 

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos Acts Fast

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos works quickly to minimize your business interruption and get you back to making sales fast!

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Peñasquitos is the leader in commercial flood drying in the San Diego County area. With the capability to handle projects from just a few square feet to giant multi-story structures, having an expert like SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Peñasquitos on your side will keep your business running. 

We focus on minimizing business interruption following a flood, fire or other unforeseen issue at your office. We know that your customers expect a certain level of professionalism in the appearance of your office, warehouse or industrial space. Some other restoration companies are quick to tear into your walls, rip up your flooring and run to your insurance company with a bill. While this may be a profitable strategy for them, we are interested in partnering with our clients to focus on the outcome most important to THEM. Is it important not to cut into any drywall? No problem, we have advanced equipment and certified staff to develop the least invasive drying strategy for your particular problem.  


Commercial Structure Drying after a Water Loss

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

When a commercial building, office, retail store or other place of business has a flood, it affects dozens of people. Customers, employees, business owners and neighboring tenants are all involved, like it or not. Getting it cleaned up and dry as fast as possible is key. Drying a commercial structure is fundamentally different than dealing with a flood in a residential home. The differences aren’t subtle, and a restoration contractor who typically deals with houses and condos will be ill prepared for a steel-stud or block wall commercial structure. This often leads to the inexperienced worker removing far too much drywall, opening walls and areas unnecessarily, and running up a bill needlessly.  

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Peñasquitos has been in business in San Diego county for decades, and it is likely that we have successfully worked in your building already. Being a local expert allows us to provide a higher level of service at reduced price because we know the market, subcontractors, adjusters and HOA expectations across the county. Our reputation precedes us and we are happy to share testimonials, references and photos of our past projects.  

Why call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos, we work hard to ensure all of our production technicians are trained with the most up to date IICRC certifications available. From basic Water Damage Mitigation Training, to Fire Damage Mitigation Training-even Trauma Scene Cleanup Certification and Training. We want to make sure the professionals we send to your home or business are trained and ready to take on any type or size disaster, faster than anyone out there. Our average response time is under 10 minutes by phone and within the hour for most days and nights. Give us a call and let us help you get your home or business back to normal. Our certifications and equipment have earned us "Large Loss Response Team" status, meaning we have the technology, tools and equipment to take on large commercial (and residential) fire and water losses. We are available at any time of day or night! Thank you for considering SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos.

Tips to help keep mold out of the house

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody likes to see unsightly mold in their home or work. Below are some tips to help keep mold from growing in your home.

Maintain proper ventilation in areas that can be moist at times such as kitchens, showers and laundry rooms. Vent appliances that create moisture to the outside.

Monitor indoor humidity. The EPA recommends keeping humidity at 30-60 percent. You can purchase a moisture meter at your local hardware store. 

Dry wet areas immediately, especially after water seeps into a basement after a rainstorm, don't keep wet items in the house and also use mold resistant products. 

Clean and repair roof gutters if needed. 

Improve air flow of your home. Best way is to get fresh air in through windows, if the weather permits in your area.

Mold can grow anywhere and can often grow where it cannot be seen - behind tiles, behind drywall, just to name a couple examples. Moisture control is the best way to try to keep mold out of your home as much as possible.