Recent Storm Damage Posts

The Importance of Drainage Maintenance

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team uses water dehydration fans to dry water-damaged drywall in San Diego home. SERVPRO technicians use dehydration fans to dry flooded and water damaged drywall in San Diego home.

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

Prepare Your Family with an Emergency Plan

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Disaster can strike at any time, but do you have an emergency evacuation plan for your family?

There are four main steps to create a plan and prepare your household for the worst. The first step would be to assess potential disasters in your area - forest fire, earthquake, floods. Next, you’ll want to have a plan regarding how you’ll receive alerts and updates. If this will be done on your phone via news reports, you’ll want to invest in an external battery or car phone charger. You’ll also want to develop a meeting point with your family members, especially for young children who may not have a phone. In preparation for disaster or emergency, your children should also have you or another adult in your household’s phone number memorized in case the family is separated and unable to meet at the designated meeting point. Finally, you’ll want to put together an emergency kit that can be easily grabbed or even stored in your car (see the blog post “Emergency Checklist” for more information).

In the next emergency or disaster you face, you can be there for your family and SERVPRO of Santee / Lakeside can help repair your home damage! Give us a call at (619) 258-7200 for any storm, water, fire, cleaning & restoration needs!

Emergency Checklist

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Living in beautiful San Diego can sometimes give us all a false sense of security that emergencies won’t happen. Disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and storms can strike at any time and it’s so important to be prepared for evacuation with an emergency checklist! 

Whether you have young children in your family or not will drastically affect your emergency supplies checklist. For example, if you have a young baby, you’ll need to be sure to pack formula and/or baby food for your child. Otherwise, your basic emergency kit would include bottled water, spare batteries, flashlights, vitamins & prescriptions, nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items such as toothpaste and hand sanitizer, and a basic first aid kit. 

In the next emergency, you can focus on caring for your family and SERVPRO of Santee / Lakeside will focus on repairing your home damage! Give us a call at (619) 258-7200. We’re here to help!

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.

Unusual Weather

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Rain, Rain...

We are blessed by the San Diego weather, it's been unusually cold but we don't have to worry about thunderstorms like in other parts of the country. 

The death toll rose to at least five on this past Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. 

The widespread flooding often because a major problem for any structure.  Our team always has the resources to assists with water and mold remediation.