Recent Storm Damage Posts

When To Repair a Roof With Storm Damage

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A roofer uses a nail gun to apply tarp to a roof in preparations for shingling. Tarping over damage can help to protect your roof from further hail or wind damage

When Should a Storm-Damaged Roof Be Repaired?

"As soon as possible" is the short answer when it comes to roof repair. If a number of residences have sustained storm damage or prolonged inclement weather is expected in Del Cerro, CA, mitigation measures such as tarping over damage can help to protect your roof from further hail or wind damage and keep out moisture that might otherwise end up causing damage inside the structure.

After Documenting Damage

If the roof of your home is well-maintained, it may be possible to make a homeowners insurance claim to cover roof damage. If you plan to do so, you should take measures to document damage:

  • Get an expert opinion
  • Take photographs
  • Record video footage

Once you have captured evidence of storm or wind damage, you should immediately arrange for mitigation or repairs. Mitigation measures can limit damage until repairs take place.

After Mitigation Measures

A damage restoration or roofing company may offer damage mitigation services to prevent further damage prior to roof repair. The most common measure involves tarping over a roof:

• Acquire a tarp large enough to cover damage and extend three feet over the ridge
• Wrap the tarp around plywood and secure with deck screws or nails
• Use strapping to tie down the tarp

A tarp can protect a roof surface and the interior of a home from further damage. Insurers seek proof that homeowners have taken every measure they can to limit the damage. Mitigation is helpful for making an insurance claim and reducing the cost of restoring primary and secondary damage.

A homeowner should try to schedule roof repair immediately after damage occurs, ideally within hours or days. Fixing any roof damage can be costly, but expenses will escalate as the damage becomes worse and potentially affects the interior of a residence in Del Cerro, CA. If this occurs, homeowners should contact a roofer and a storm damage restoration service.

What Is Secondary Flood Damage?

6/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth on wall due to humidity Water not treated right away can cause mold growth in your property.

Heavy rains and flash flooding create the potential for your San Diego, CA, home to be inundated with excessive water. After the storm dies down, it is essential to complete an assessment and contact your flood insurance provider as quickly as possible. While you wait for the adjuster, it’s just as imperative to take measures to minimize the chances of additional issues forming. If that happens, there is good chance insurance won’t cover the repair costs.

Types of Secondary Flood Damage

While there are many visible signs of trouble due to the storm, there are potential issues that need to be addressed before they arise. Common secondary issues include:

Mold Damage: Since mold spores have the ability to form mold within 24 hours, it is vital that the affected areas are dried as soon as possible.
Electrical Issues: Depending on the level of the standing water, the electrical sockets may be affected. While there may not be immediate signs of trouble, it may lead to an electrical fire down the road
Corrosion: Pipes, studs and other metal materials will begin to form rust and corrode if left sitting in water. This may mean the slow deterioration of structural components.
Wood Rot: Wood absorbs water, which may lead to warping, buckling and eventually rotting. Again, this creates the possibility of structural issues down the road.

Consult a Restoration Specialist
If any of the above happens, it’s likely you won’t be able to count on flood insurance. To avoid those secondary issues from arising, it’s recommended to contact a mold and water damage cleanup and restoration company. Along with 24/7 availability to take your call, most certified companies are able to have someone on the scene to conduct a thorough inspection and provide a detailed remediation plan. While waiting for the go-ahead on repairs, they will be able to start the process of removing water-logged materials, water extraction and drying out process.
After the storm, flood insurance offers peace of mind. If action isn't taken to prevent secondary damage, you may be left with additional costly repairs without assistance.

3 Differences Between Flood Damage and Other Water Damage

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

Sewage water on the floor Sewage water fall under the third category.

3 Key Distinctions Between Flood and Other Water Damage

If there is a serious storm in San Carlos, CA, then you can expect that your commercial building will be affected on some level. Water can come from a variety of sources, and not all of these will cause the same level of trouble. Damage from a flood, for example, differs in the following ways.

1. Contamination Levels

There are three categories of water that you could find yourself dealing with when water damage occurs. Each of these has a different level of contamination. Category 1 is clean; category 2, or gray water, is moderately contaminated; and category 3, or black water, is highly contaminated. Because it picks up debris, sewage and other contaminants from the ground, flood water falls under the third category.

2. Cleanup and Repairs

Because of the high level of contamination, it contains, category 3 water needs to be treated differently than the rest. Blackwater should be removed by a professional restoration service that has the necessary equipment and training to handle this type of emergency. Everything that has been affected will need to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Absorbent materials that cannot be cleaned should be replaced.

3. Insurance Coverage

Another important difference between this and other kinds of water damage is insurance coverage. In many cases, your basic insurance does not cover floods. You will need to purchase an additional policy to ensure your business is prepared for this particular situation. If you are in an area where disasters of this nature occur often, you may be required to have additional coverage.

Although it is important to have any kind of water damage addressed as quickly as possible, there are some additional difficulties that can come with a storm. If your business is located in an area where this is likely, you should take precautions to ensure you are prepared for damage involving category 3 water. To keep your building safe, always have restoration of this kind done by a professional.

3 Ways To Prevent Burst Pipes on a Commercial Property

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Insulation covers for pipes Insulation prevents the water inside of pipes from freezing.

Three Ways to Avoid Commercial Property Pipe Bursts

Burst pipes can be devastating for property owners in Santee, CA. Causes for bursting pipes range and can include:

  • Increased water pressure
  • Loose pipes
  • Winter Storms

You can prevent your property's pipes from bursting by taking preventative measures before a winter storm and repairing damages to plumbing systems as soon as they become noticeable. Here are 3 ways to prevent burst pipes on a commercial property.

1. Insulate Your Property's Pipes

Insulation prevents the water inside of pipes from freezing. When water freezes inside a building's plumbing system, the water pressure increases causing pipes to burst under the added stress. To prevent this, contact a plumber to properly insulate the pipes. You can also take action when a storm is approaching by letting your water run at a drip and opening cabinet doors to allow warmer air around pipes. Storm damage is a common cause of leaks and pipe bursts but can be prevented with preparation.

2. Replace Old Plumbing Systems

Outdated plumbing systems do not have rust-resistant materials and are prone to tears. The materials used to make older plumbing systems include cast iron pipes, which become eroded with frequent water use and changing weather conditions. When a winter storm hits, these plumbing materials become more vulnerable to bursts. Update your plumbing system to ensure its best functionality.

3. Inspect Your Plumbing System Regularly

Be diligent with your plumbing system catching tears, worn joints and leaks before they surprise you. Keeping your system up to date will prevent leaks from worn pipes and protect your building from pipe bursts during inclement weather. Leaks and burst pipes are preventable with proper maintenance and insulation.

If you have experienced a pipe break due to a winter storm, contact a local water damage restoration service to help clean your property. A professional service will also help to dehumidify your property and restore it back to normal.

3 Things To Avoid After a Flood

1/23/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro technician on the phone, while drying equipment is placed inside a home. Storm remediation in Lake Murray, CA.

How To Handle Flood Damage

When storms send flood water into your Lake Murray, CA, home, you don't always know what to do. When is it safe to return to your house? Can you start the cleanup on your own? How you handle a flood will depend on the severity of the damage. It can be helpful to call about storm damage services right after the storm has left your area. You should also try to avoid doing the following:

1. Walking Into Standing Water

Did you know that 6 inches of moving water can cause you to lose your footing? Because even shallow waters can be dangerous, you should avoid walking into any standing water. Your flooded home may be full of stagnant water, but you should still avoid going into it. If the electricity is on, the water could be charged. Storm water could contain dangerous contaminants, too.

2. Waiting To Schedule a Cleanup

Do you want to try to tackle the water damage on your own? Unless you know how to effectively remove flooding and humidity from your house, you should turn to a professional. The sooner you can schedule your cleanup, the better it will be for your home. If you wait too long, you may have increased mold growth in your space.

3. Returning to Your Home Too Soon

While you want your life to return to normal, you need to make sure the flood water is completely gone before you return. Going home too soon can make it harder for the cleanup crew to properly remove excess humidity. The cleanup may require building materials to be replaced, which can leave your home dusty. If you wait until the entire process is finished, you can return to a more normal life right when you move back in.

Storm flood water may cause you to leave your home until the damage can be fixed. Taking the wrong steps after this type of flood can make the restoration process harder than it has to be, so remember what not to do.

Storm Preparedness Tips for the Exterior of Your Building

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Damage to the roof and ceiling of an office following a violent storm An office building suffered severe damage due to a storm in Del Cerro, CA.

Storm Preparedness

Problems with the exterior of your building take a long time to develop, but they often go unnoticed until storms or other events bring the trouble to your attention. By that time, issues with the exterior of the business may have become too large or expensive to resolve easily. The best way to adequately ensure your commercial storm preparedness and keep your building costs down is to focus on exterior maintenance and a regularly scheduled building inspection.

1. Learn to Recognize Early Warning Signs

Every building has areas that are more vulnerable to wear and tear than other areas. For example, you may see that areas around the windows are likely to show early damage. You may also want to keep a close eye on weather stripping and insulation as well. Look for signs, such as peeling paint, discoloration, and cracks or holes.

2. Keep an Eye on the Walls

Walls are a sturdy part of your building and require very little exterior maintenance. However, to keep your building maintained properly, you do need to look the walls over carefully every so often. You may want to work with a commercial building renovation expert to test for air or water infiltration, measure the thickness of paints and other coatings, and inspect the seals between the glass and other building materials.

3. Complete Repairs Early

One of the most important reasons to perform a building inspection regularly is to catch minor issues before they become much larger problems. If you have loose siding or holes around the windows, heavy storms could bring significant water and other physical damages to the building.

If you aren't sure what to watch for, contact a Del Cerro, CA, professional who has handled commercial storm damages. Exterior maintenance doesn't have to be time-consuming or expensive to reduce the costs of working with renovation experts.

Take Care of Flood Damage With a Flood Cut

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

drywall removal from a water damage A flood cut can be needed after you have experienced flood damage.

Flooding can cause major problems in basements and other areas of the home. When excess water is not taken care of immediately, in as little as 24 hours, you may be dealing with mold contamination and structural damage. Depending on flood severity, one of the best ways to prevent mold growth from a recent storm or sewage backup in Del Cerro, CA, is to ask a restoration company to do a flood cut.

When Is a Flood Cut Necessary?

Whether a flood cut is needed or not depends on the extent of the damage and what type of flooding has occurred. Here are three types of water explained to help you decide when it’s time to call a restoration company.

• Potable Water: Generally clean; from sink faucets, showerheads, broken toilet tanks, snowmelt, or rain. This water is often the least damaging when taken care of quickly.

• Gray Water: Slightly health-hazardous; contains chemicals from washing machines, dishwashers, shower and sink drains. This type of damage may be more serious and require a flood cut.

• Black Water: Very hazardous; includes dishwasher water and sewage. This water contains various bacteria and diseases that should be avoided. More serious action such as a flood cut will likely be needed to protect the health of household members.

What Is a Flood Cut?

Building materials are very porous, allowing water to seep into the walls, soak through drywall, and leach into insulation (if present). A flood cut involves cutting and tearing out the drywall of any walls affected in a flood, at least 12 inches above the flood line, to ensure complete damage repair.

It’s even more imperative with insulated walls to tear out and replace these materials, because once insulation becomes wet, its insulating ability decreases dramatically. If the wall isn’t insulated, less invasive techniques are available that can dry everything out just fine.

Regardless of the type of flooding your home experienced, it’s often best to have a professional inspect and make recommendations to decide whether a flood cut will be needed. In no time your home can be free of damage and contamination and back to normal!

Prepare Ahead for The Rain in San Diego

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

rain drops Backyard rainstorm.

August and September are the hottest months of the year in San Diego, CA. As the temperature begins to drop more scattered rain will be present and eventually heavier rainstorms will set in during the month of November. There are many things you can do to storm proof your home from heavy rain. Know that even if the tips below do not 100% proof your home it will prevent a lot of damage from occurring.

Helpful Tips to Prevent Rainstorm Damage

  • Many home in San Diego do not have gutters, but if yours does make sure they are clean and not filled with leaves. Gutters help move water from your roof to the ground
  • Have your roof inspected if you have had any leaks from previous storms. Unkept roofs continue to get damaged this is why it is important to have your roofs fixed immediately instead of waiting for further damage.
  • Make sure to weatherstrip particular windows or doors that have drift because water will certainly enter into those areas.

You can find more helpful tips at our blog under the Storm Damage category.

How often do Storms occur in San Diego, CA?

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

white house with grey shingles Keep the roof of your home nice and updated to avoid damage.

Natural disasters occur in every state in the United States, but what could possibly be a threat to San Diego, CA? The most common natural disasters are wildfires, droughts, and floods.

A wildfire is a natural disaster that is almost guaranteed once a year. Residents in Southern California are aware of the fire season from September through November.

Droughts are also common in Southern California and occur from a lack of rain. In recent years San Diego, CA is no longer considered to be in a drought.

After the drought storms such as heavy rain and even hail damage are becoming more common in southern California, many residents are needing to prepare for possible losses. The good news is there are various ways to prepare for a storm. One of the most expensive damages related to storms is reconstructing a roof. Replacing shingles and making sure your roof has been thoroughly inspected will save you a lot of money versus finding out you have a roof leak during a storm.

Inspecting your roof is one of the most expensive costs during a storm, but we have more tips and suggestions to avoid storm damage to your home. Read a previous article titled The Right Way to Prepare for the Rain for additional tips!

Storm Damage with SERVPRO of San Diego East

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

rain storm Rain and thunder storm in city.

SERVPRO of San Diego East has been in business since 2018. We have helped many people’s homes and businesses flourish during moments of distress. Some of our notable clients have been Lyft, Asian Business Center, and HUB International. 

All the above customers have one thing in common- storm damage. Many San Diegans are not accustomed to heavy rain and infrastructures are not typically built to withstand harsh climates. With our help their properties were back in business in no time. SERVPRO of San Diego East prioritizes storm cases and makes sure to stop water at its track.

During storm remediation we make sure to keep in contact with the property owner or manager. It’s important to keep in contact due to all the steps that take place during the water remediation process. We also keep in contact with your insurance company in order to proceed with the steps needed to get your business back and running. 

SERVPRO of San Diego East is honored to serve the community of San Diego. For enquiries please call (619) 280-2377.

Common Damages Storm's Bring to a Residence or Business

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

San Diego storm Storm in 2017 located in San Diego, CA

The forecast shows rainy days are ahead of us. With this information it is important to start preparing your residence and/or commercial property for the potential water leaks or damage. Since there are many variables that can occur during a storm we have listed below many action items you can take to be one less person that calls a remediation company like SERVPRO of San Diego East.

First thing first make sure to be aware of the type of storms that occur in our area especially those whose residence or commercial property is in close proximity to Imperial Beach, Coronado Beach, Mission Beach, and La Jolla Shores. Properties close to the ocean will always have the worst damage due to the combination of the tide, water waves, rain, and wind speed.

  • Flooding
  • Ground Water: Ground water is a form of flooding, it occurs when water fills in the cracks beneath your property. Luckily for you there is an entire website dedicated on educating common factors in ground water to learn more go to
  • Roof Leaks: Roof leaks are very common during storms - this occurs if there are many holes in your shingles with also the combination of weak infrastructure. Depending on the type of material used for your shingles it is important to renew your roof after 12-25 years. Your roof may have withheld last year’s rain, but if you know you are due for maintenance make sure to update that before the costs increase. Many times homeowners do not update their shingles, which is the shield of the infrastructure of their home or business and further damage their property.

San Diego Rain Storms

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

rain drops San Diego winters are rainy days.

Last Years San Diego Storms

For many, many years San Diego, CA did not have much rain. As of 2018 rain has become a more frequent visitor, and as of 2019 Southern California is no longer considered drought territory. San Diego, CA is expected to have rain storms starting in the month of November. Last year many property and residential owners were unprepared for the damages rain storms bring. Many people’s homes were minimally flooded, rain came through the roofs of their homes, and other unknown leakage became apparent after the rain storm.

Prepare For The Rain

It is sometimes difficult to prepare for a rainstorm because most likely during a rain storm is when commercial and residential owners find out they are having water leaks. The team at SERVPRO of San Diego East highly suggests when rain leaks into your home it is best to call a remediation company immediately, this will ensure low cost. If you had water leaks from last years rain make sure that issue has been fixed before the rainy season begins. The cost to update your home may be expensive, but the money invested does not compare to the cost of water damage repairs.

How Can SERVPRO of San Diego East Help

If water damage occurs know that remediation companies will help restore your home or commercial property. Depending on the situation remediation companies will use an array of equipment to properly retract the issues caused by the rain. If parts of your home or business have been severely soaked there will be extended steps that will need to take place such as reconstruction. Reconstruction is rebuilding parts of the infrastructure that no longer has strength - many times this is drywall.

Make sure to call a remediation company immediately once water damage is present.

Did you know that groundwater is considered a flood?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

person walking in sewer This is where sewer backup comes from, make sure to call SERVPRO of San Diego East to get all the germs out.

According to insurance companies groundwater is not covered by homeowners insurance but rather considered a flood. Homeowner insurance does not cover damage from water entering from below surfaces of the ground. Some examples of groundwater damage are: sewer water back ups, water that comes heavy rain these may be covered by flood insurance.

San Diego, CA has been in a drought for many years. But as you can tell from the many rain showers of 2019 and 2020 that is no longer the case. Some states in the midwest have a sump pump installed. A sump pump is used to extract water from the basin of the lowest point of a home. Making sure you also include flood insurance will also help you avoid paying out of pocket cost.

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.

How to Prepare for a Flash Flood Watch

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

water droplets on window during rain Protect your homes from the rain.

For the next couple of days San Diego, CA will be under a flash flood watch. Flash floods happen when large bursts of rain occur. Have you ever thought if there are ways you can prepare for a flash flood watch? The answer is yes!

How to safely prepare for a flash flood watch?

  • Do not swim, walk or drive through flooded areas.
  • During flash floods power outage can be an effect, make sure to have flashlights.
  • Make sure you have an emergency kit.
  • If your home is effected move to the highest points in your home. 

How to prepare your home for a flash flood watch?

  • During flash flood watches make sure to unplug electronics you are not using.
  • Make sure outdoor furniture is covered or put inside.
  • Make sure you documents are sealed and placed somewhere where water can’t get to it.
  • Sometimes barriers are placed in homes that have reoccurring flood damage to stop the water.

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.

Plan of Action: Water Damage Edition

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Lady fixing water pipe under sink The importance to establishing a safety plan for your home or property.

Having a fire or water damage disaster in your home or property is uncommon and will most likely happen to you once in your lifespan. It is important to have a plan of action when this occurs so you know exactly what to do when it does happen. You also save so much money knowing the details.

Today we will be focusing on creating a water damage plan for your home. Here are some steps and tips.

  • Make sure you know where and how to stop the water source from your home.
  • Know the details of your home or property insurance. 
  • Know the estimated costs of water damage.
  • Take into account the different roles of an insurance agent and service technicians.
  • If you’re renting a home or renting space in your commercial make sure the tenants have home or property insurance.
  • Note the high levels of your home so you can stay safe if a flood occurs.
  • Make sure you know where all sources of water are located.
  • And very importantly find a local restoration or remediation company like SERVPRO of San Diego East that can take care of a variety or services such as water damage repairs and fire damage restoration.

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. We handle all types of emergencies such as: flood damage and restoration, water extraction, rain storms, and groundwater.

Rain the Greatest Indicator of Infrastructure

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water in homeowner's living room. Standing water in homeowner's living room.

San Diego, CA has been experiencing a lot of rain. Rain is a great indicator of quality of construction to buildings and homes. Rain comes with a flood of emotions as well as water damage. 

Some possible losses consist of:

  • Flood in your home.
  • Ground water entering your home or property through the ground.
  • Roof leaks.
  • Sewage backup.
  • Pipes bursting.

When such losses occur it is important to take action immediately. Water damage may not seem hazardous, but it can cause mold and make the infrastructure of your property or home fragile. It can lead to drywall softening and collapsing that could either damage your valuables or put yourself and those around you at risk. 

If you are experiencing any losses make sure to call SERVPRO of San Diego East at (619) 280-2377.

The Right Way to Prepare for the Rain

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Rain storm. Roof leaking from rain storm.

There has been a lot of rain in San Diego, CA these past couple of days. SERVPRO of San Diego East has worked on multiple projects that were due to the surplus of rain. We had several people call us in the late of night due to leaks caused by the rain. Sometimes these leaks are unavoidable, but we want to prep you for the next storm.  

There are various forms on getting prepared for the rainy weather. Here are some tips to avoid rain damage. 


  • Plant shade trees or palm trees at least 20 feet away from your home. 
  • If you have gutters, make sure they are clean. 
  • Ensure there are no leaks on your roof, I will add an article below with specifics. 
  • Check for damage on your resident housing and repair if needed. 
  • Weatherstrip windows and doors when you are aware of rain forecast. 
  • Have your trees trimmed. 

  How to Find & Repair Roof 

San Diego, CA 1858 Hurricane

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Satellite view of hurricane near Mexico and California Satellite view of hurricane in Mexico going north into California.

Tourists, travelers, and even locals are not typically threatened by hurricane worries. Why would they? There hasn’t been a hurricane since Tuesday October 2nd, 1858 – that was more than 160 years ago. The last time San Diego, CA ever worried about a hurricane the population was 4,325. And the Civil War had not yet come. 

The possibilities of a hurricane occurring in San Diego, CA are truly very slim – but not impossible. The ocean water has been increasing in temperatures since 1977 due to the water from Baja California shifting north into the San Ysidro, CA and San Diego, CA water masses. Although hurricanes are slim in southern California – the loss in damages would be very high because of the current population and temperature rises of the water. 

In 1858 three ships were damaged, many rooftops were torn from homes. This is why it is important to know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management provides great detail in what to do in order a hurricane strike.  

Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons?

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

A radar image of Hurricane Dorian Dorian, is set to be the first hurricane to hit the east coast this year.

Through out our life time we may have heard these three names for storms. Hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons and tropical storms. So what is the difference between all these? 

Well here is a quick guide:

Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific.

Cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Tropical Storms a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.

So which would you be most likely to come in contact with in your area? Well for starters you can rest assured that a hurricane will almost never hit the west coast because of the cold water in the Pacific Coast! But remember, regardless of the storm, SERVPRO is ready to handle any situation! 

Storm Disaster Recovery Team

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Crew Chiefs getting their technicians ready for the day Two Crew Chiefs preparing their technicians for the day, this is one of the multiple storm teams ready to respond around the United States.

Did you know SERVPRO has a team specified for large scale disasters? 

Hurricanes, blizzards, wildfires and floods are just some of the types of things our Disaster Recovery Teams are built for. Here is a quick list of times are teams have been assembled! 

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is composed of the best of the best when it comes to restoration and mitigation experts. The specialists are hand picked, prequalified and positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

 If you know of a disaster near you, be sure to call SERVPRO of San Diego East (619) 280-2377!

Storm Damage

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Ocean Beach pier after a large storm! The after math of storm waves crashing into Ocean Beach Pier.

San Diego is known for its beautiful homes on the ocean and its beautiful beach communities. Those homes and communities, at times, can be the most peaceful and restful places. 

A few years ago a large storm hit San Diego and greatly affected its beach homes and communities! 

Many homes where flooded and many personal belongings where lost due to water damage. 

Multiple SERVPRO franchises rallied together to be able to provide the home owners and property owners the proper remediation. The damage was extensive but SERVPRO's franchise where able to make it look "Like it never even happened!" 

Remember, to have SERVPRO of San Diego East on speed dial, so we are able to remove and restore any storm damage. We never wish any damage on any of our customers, but if there know who to call!

Storm Preparation

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

A tree that has fallen over a car. Strong winds in San Diego, caused not only flooding in homes, but tress outside of homes to fall.

San Diego is known for many things, but storms are not one of them, but when we do get the occasional storm that comes through, SERVPRO of San Diego East wants to make sure you are prepared for the worst!

Here are some tips from the City of San Diego, to ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe through out any emergency during a storm.

When Rains Arrive

  • Report flooding to the City's emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500
  • Report downed electrical lines or gas emergencies to San Diego Gas & Electric at 800-411-7343.
  • Leave early if your property is in a flood zone. Water levels can rise fast once storms start. 
  • Drive carefully! Take your time getting home or to work.

After Rains Pass

  • Report non-emergency problems, including but not limited to blocked storm drains, potholes, and broken street lights
  • To report structural damage to your property or residence, call the City's emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500.
  • Contact your property insurance carrier and SERVPRO of San Diego East to report damages to your property and learn how to file a claim with the City for flood damage.