Recent Cleaning Posts

What is odor removal?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

cigarettes in ash trays Cigarette smells are some of the most harmful odors.

Odor can be caused by many things such as: pet urine, cigarette smells, leftover food, old carpet, the list goes on and on. Odor removal is exactly what it sounds - eliminating foul odors in your home or property. 

Before deodorization you can expect a technician to inspect your home. Technicians are trained to properly identify and locate odors. This is to ensure foul smells are completely removed. A deodorizer is then used to eliminate the smell, it is meant to neutralize the smell.

Smells are typically heightened in humidity. If you have the slightest odor in your home you will most likely identify it during rain showers. High temperatures aid in penetrating smells into surfaces. This is why we recommend having a cool home if you are smelling bad odors.

Some of the most common causes of odor are:

  • Fire or smoke losses
  • Mildew damaged caused by a flood or water loss
  • Pet or wildlife waste
  • Smoke or cigarette stains
  • Spoiled food
  • Air duct contamination
  • Biohazard

When you have identified odor make sure to schedule a deodorization as soon as possible. Odors are also great indicators of other issues within a home. Contact your nearest remediation or cleaning company for an estimate or suggestions.

What are my storage options during a property loss?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

items being put in Mi-Box Items being stored in Mi-Box.

If you have recently endured extensive water or fire loss you may have noticed your items being stored in order to remediate your property. This is not the case for every scenario, move-outs are only necessary if a property has undergone large losses. You have multiple options to choose from: Mi-box, personal property storage, or the remediation company’s warehouse.

Warehouse:

The option of storing your items at the remediation company’s warehouse is a great option if you have limited space at your property, typically this would be a property such as an apartment, condo, or shared business space. The con of storing your items in a warehouse is that you won’t have access to all of your belongings until the remediation process is complete. 

Mi-Box:

Mi-Box is a mobile storage unit. This is a great option if you have limited space at your property. With Mi-Box you have the option to keep the storage unit at your home, stationed in your parking space. The other option is to keep the storage unit at the remediation company’s property. 

Personal location:

Typically most people will choose this option of keeping their personal belongings at their property. This is a great option if you have an empty garage or a storage unit located at your property. The con will be that the spaces used

Remediation companies like SERVPRO of San Diego East are ready to help in even the smallest details.

What to Expect when getting your Carpet Cleaned by SERVPRO of San Diego East

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

baby stepping on carpet Stepping on a carpet should always feel this good.

When you think of carpet cleaning you may not think of it as an emergency, unless you own an expensive carpet or rug. SERVPRO of San Diego East provides services such as carpet or rug cleaning. Some of our technicians specialize in carpet cleaning and have been taught by some of the best carpet cleaners in our industry. 

Things to Expect When Getting Your Carpet Cleaned

There are many different ways to clean carpet; it is dependent on the material the carpet or rug is made of. The fibers are the first thing a technician is going to look at. Make sure to tell your technician which category your carpet is made of: natural fibers, protein fibers, man-made, common synthetic fibers or synthetic fibers. If you are unaware you can look at the list below. This will ensure you get customized carpet cleaning that will lead to better results.

Another thing to expect is the amount of time it takes to have the carpet completely dry. You can expect your carpet to be dry within 6-10 hours. It is best to avoid that area until completely dry.

Natural Fibers: Cotton, Sisal, Jute, Linen

Protein Fibers:Wool, Silk 

Man-Made: Rayon, Acetate 

Synthetic Fibers: Wet Spinning,Dry Spinning, Melt Spinning, Yarn Production 

Common Synthetic Fibers: Nylon, Generations of Nylon Fibers, Polyester, Acrylic and Modacrylic, Olefin (Polypropylene), Triexta

If you are in search of a company to clean your carpets or rugs look no further, SERVPRO of San Diego East is always ready. Make sure to call (619) 280-2398.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is Essential

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Diego East team SERVPRO of San Diego East team.

Last Friday San Diego, CA experienced a lot in one day. There was rain, hail, and snow in the mountains. And on top of the climate being rainy and foggy for the past month we are all currently in a safety lockdown due to the coronavirus. SERVPRO of San Diego East is considered an essential business; SERVPRO is essential because of the emergency based services we provide related to fire or water damage.

SERVPRO of San Diego East has also been getting heavily requested cleaning services. During this time many people are making sure that their business or home are receiving proper care due to possible air-borne illnesses being passed on.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, groundwater, and fire damage repairs.

SERVPRO of San Diego East are Cleaning Experts

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of San Diego East technicians monitoring wall Our technicians are always being trained to improve their skills.

SERVPRO of San Diego East 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 San Diego East, (619) 280-2377.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, groundwater, and fire damage repairs.

Take Sanitary Precautions

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

servpro of san diego east technicians sanitizing during covid-19 Being sanitary around the office.

Part of our industry is going in and out of people’s homes. We are aware that human interaction is the cause of COVID-19. We want our current and future customers to know that SERVPRO of San Diego East is taking sanitary precautions. Hygiene is really important right now.

Some of the precautions we are taking is cleaning and disinfecting our building including the office and warehouse. Another thing is we are doing is having our production technicians sanitize our equipment before and after dropping them off to a home. They are also being careful with their personal hygiene, they have been told to wash their hands and maintain healthy precautions.

SERVPRO of San Diego East is a company with expertise in water damage and fire damage. If you are looking for an emergency restoration company in San Diego make sure to call (619) 280-2398 we are open 24 hours 7 days a week. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, groundwater, and fire damage repairs.

Clean as a whistle

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

a clean floor after a pack out. Remember, SERVPRO of San Diego East specializes in cleaning and sanitizing!

SERVPRO of San Diego East wants to insure that we always leave your home clean and tidy after any of our visits. 

This particular customer had a major water loss, that came from his attic and poured out into his kitchen floor. Our team arrived and has been involved from start to finish. 

Our first crew came in and extracted the water that had collected in his living room, and then proceeded to cut and demo the affected areas. After that, our production manager decided it was best to clear his living room of all belongings and proceeded to remove his current flooring. 

That is when our pack out crew arrived and properly stored all of the customers belongings, and then proceeded to use our very own SERVPRO products to clean! 

Do you need a company to move your items out?

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians organizing boxes during a pack out.  Our pack out team organizing after a large pack out!

Maybe you had a major loss in your home and now you have your living room, kitchen or bedroom, moved into another part of your home or you need somewhere to store your belongings. 

At SERVPRO of San Diego East, we pride ourselves in taking care of our customers belongings. We make sure our pack out team has the upmost respect with anything they are packing out. 

Our team wants to make sure that everything is inventoried well and is marked correctly, boxed up and packed great! We also offer an option to keep your belongings at our warehouse. Where we offer security and safe vaults, that are only accessible to our trusted staff. So rest assured that if you are worried about your belongings, we have got you covered.

How do Remediations Companies Handle Fire Clean Up?

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Our Production Manager cleaning up soot. Smoke and soot can get into the trickiest of places! Our owner is making sure he gets into every spot to make it look "Like it never even happened."

Have you ever left something on the stove to cook, only to forget about it a few minutes later? We all have! And we know the damage can sometimes be annoying and cumbersome to clean. 

SERVPRO of San Diego East, not only has the right products to clean the job properly, but our technicians are all trained to make it look "Like it never even happened."

This customer left some tortillas on the stove and it caused her whole kitchen to smoke up! After she tried countless times cleaning it, she could not get the smell of smoke to go away!

SERVPRO of San Diego East arrived and was able to clean properly, and after the first clean, the smell was gone, now the customer can return to her kitchen in peace!