Recent Storm Damage Posts

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)

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)

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!

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. 


Tree knocked down by severe weather

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm causing tree disater

Rain storms in San Diego, are very unlikely. So when it occurs people are usually unprepared for such harsh weather. Meaning everything is at risk, including your home. Unfortunately for this home owner in Lakeside - 92040, the storm managed to knock down a tree plunging it straight through the roof. Our team got called into immediate action. After following safety procedures and securing the area tarps were quickly set in position to avoid any further water damage. While the tree was taken apart and thrown in a wood chipper. Water did manage to travel inside but our drying techniques saved the wood floors.