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Someone left the popcorn in a little too long.

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Someone left the popcorn in a little too long. Damaged microwave

“Honey….do you smell something burning?” Sometimes we all get preoccupied with chasing the dog around or chasing the kids around who are chasing the dog and we forget that we put food in the microwave. It happens to the best of us, but usually we can catch it before anything really bad happens.  Unfortunately for this homeowner, it was too late and the microwave went up in flames.  In this picture you can see that some of the microwave melted and parts of the cupboard above the microwave were affected. As always, SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside was quick to respond to this distressed homeowner’s house to work on restoring the damaged areas. If you also have distractions that end in your home having fire damage, call the fire restoration experts at (619)258-7200.  

And as the ambers fell, so did the water...

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage And as the ambers fell, so did the water... Headboard burnt to a crisp.

One of the biggest causes of fires is smoking. Many people don’t pay attention when smoking and let the ambers fall anywhere they please. Or sometimes they just carelessly leave a burning cigarette someplace while they go run and do something real quick.

In this photo, you see the result of someone leaving their cigarette unoccupied for just one moment. This caused sprinklers to go off in 14 rooms on the top floor and water leaking down to the 1st floor in 7 rooms, the hallways, and the lobby. The headboard of the bed was destroyed because of a moment of inattention that could have been a lot worse than it was. SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside was there to help start the drying process of the aftermath. We are here 24/7 to help assist, just call us at (619) 258-7200.

Is that a cat or skunk?

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Have you been afraid that that your husband would be without his glasses around the house and let the neighbors’ cat inside the house on a rainy day? What if that cat wasn’t actually a cat and it turned out to be a skunk and it was too late to kick it out?

Our team responded to a residence in which a skunk had started a family in the crawlspace of the house, possibly got spooked, and released a nasty odor into the air. This unbearable odor then spread throughout the house, affecting almost every room. Who did they call? They called us here at SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside at (619)258-7200 to help rid the residence of the foul stench. (No skunks were harmed in the process of cleaning the property).

Bathroom emergency

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Bathroom emergency Affected Tillys bathroom

There are moments in time when little kids have to use the restroom while you are doing your weekly “to-do” list, even though they were told to go before they left. That’s just what you need to deal with. What happens though when the restroom at that particular store overflows and creates a disaster? That’s where we come in!

Accidents happen, and we are here to help fix them. For instance, this Tilly’s had a sewage leak. You can see that the restroom floor is covered in a disgusting substance….if you catch our drift. But not to fear, SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside was quick to respond to the rescue and start performing a quick and efficient cleanup of the damaged area. If you need to get your restrooms looking nice again after being tainted by unmentionable substances due to a sewage blockage, you know who you can call at (619)-258-7200.

Back to reality....

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Back to reality.... A bedroom carpet soaking wet

Vacations are a great time to get away from all the stress of the real word. Going to Hawaii, taking a cruise, whatever eases your mind. Yet what happens when reality comes crashing into that vacation like Wile E. Coyote crashing into the wall that he painted the picture of a tunnel onto?

Our team responded to a job where a concerned neighbor called because they saw water leaking out of the garage and doors while this family while they were away on vacation. The water supply line to the washer had too much pressure built up and it ruptured, causing the water to spread throughout the house. This family returned home from their vacation to see every floor covered in inches of standing water that had been accumulating while they were away. But do not worry, our team at SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside helped clean up the destruction. Call us at (619)258-7200 to remove that indoor pool you suddenly got while on your well deserved getaway.

No one wants a shower in bed

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

In this cold San Diego weather, we all want to have warm water running through our sinks and showers, but do we want that on our bedroom floor and bed? Most people would answer no because that is place we sleep. We don’t want water where it shouldn’t be, do we?

In this house, a water heater pipe started leaking, damaging the flooring in the bedroom and garage, as well as the walls surrounding the broken pipe. Our crew responded quickly late at night to survey the disaster and set up some of our equipment to move along the drying process.

No matter how late at night your disasters happen, SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside will be there to help clean it up. Day or night, give us a call at (619)258-7200.

Aren't closets supposed to keep your clothes dry?

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aren't closets supposed to keep your clothes dry? A room in the process of drying

Do not assume that the inside of your house will always be one hundred percent dry. Pipes can leak anywhere in your house, even in places where it is supposed to be dry, like your closet.

In this house, the copper pipe in the ceiling above the closet started leaking, thus affecting the walls in the closet and ceiling. The leakage was so bad that the water impacted two bedrooms, a cabinet in the hallway, and the wood floor. Fans and dehumidifiers were set up to properly dry the materials in a timely matter.

It is our mission here at SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside to get our jobs done quickly and effectively. Calls us at (619) 258-7200 to get the inside of your house feeling dry again!

How to survive this rare San Diego rain

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Those living in San Diego are used to sunny skies and warm temperatures. What happens when our beautiful San Diego turns into a stormy city? That’s where we come in to assist you.

Here are some tips on how to prevent the outside rain from coming inside your home:

  • Check your roof for any leaks or cracks.
  • Make sure your doors and windows are sealed shut.
  • Be aware of what is surrounding your house. Any trees that could possibly be knocked over during high winds and crash into your home. If possible, cut any branches that might be at risk of falling off trees.

Here at SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside, we will answer any questions you may have about how to prevent storm damage to your home. Just give us a call at (619)258-7200.

A roof should be protecting your house, not destroying it

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A roof should be protecting your house, not destroying it Roof leak in Ramona

Here in California, we all wish for rain until we actually get it. Then we suffer the consequences of the heavy rain we receive, whether it is accidents on the freeway or flooding in our houses. Our homes suffer some of the worst damage from the rain.

For instance, this house had a leaky roof which caused water to damage the entry room and living room carpet, drywall and the header above the front door. The crew was quick to remove all the affected baseboards, insulation and drywall. The team then used the proper drying equipment to effectively dry the affected materials.

At SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside, we can help any of your stormy weather needs. Give us a call at (619) 258-7200 for any assistance you may need to get through these rainy times.

Rain: A Beautiful Disaster

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rain: A Beautiful Disaster Property in Julian

Sometimes houses don’t always have the perfect drainage systems. This can cause flooding inside the house, even if the flooding originates in the backyard. Water that comes from outside the house inside is considered sewage water due to how contaminated it can get.

On this property, the constant heavy rain caused the backyard to flood because the drain system could not keep up properly. This, in turn, caused the bathroom to flood, affecting the walls and tile floor. Our crew jumped into action, removing the affected material due to the contaminating water damaging the inside of the bathroom. They set up dehumidifiers in hopes of reducing some of the disaster.

Call us at (619)258-7200 to fix those pesky drainage problems. That is why SERVPRO of Santee/ Lakeside is here, to help our loyal customers!