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Take a Walk in a Winter Wonderland | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Winter will officially be here on Dec. 21, but depending on where you are, the season could look very different. In our part of California and other areas in our region, we tend to step into the season gently with just a slight dip in temperatures and dryer weather, while other areas in the nation will make a headfirst dive into a cold and snow-filled winter.

Regardless of which kind of season you can expect, winter has a set of weather dangers unique to the season that could damage your property and force your family out into the cold (or the rain…or the fog…or, well, you understand).

When you get to know the challenges you could be dealing with, you can properly prepare, which means your family stays safe.

Winter Around the Nation

Shivery, snowy, mild and wet are all predictions that have been made for the upcoming winter season in the United States, particularly when you look at the nation as two different parts.

In the Midwest and parts of the East Coast, winter will likely bring deep snow and low temperatures for the duration of the cold months. The West Coast, however, will see rain as temperatures and mostly mild temperatures over the season.

There will be variations of these predictions as the season progresses in different areas, but if you are ready for the worst, you can best manage the risk of damages to your property.

Winter Around Spring Valley

Our winters consist mostly of comfortable, dry days. Our cold months are generally between November and April, with December often bringing us the lowest temperatures.

On any given day, we will likely see highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. While most winter seasons do bring rain, this year is again predicted to be particularly dry, which leaves us at a greater risk for wildfires than normal.

Get Prepared

To be able to enjoy the outdoors without scorching heat and not fear winter weather-related damage to your home, take the time to get familiar with the kinds of winter storms that could happen. Be sure you have two ways to get weather alerts, including one that doesn’t require external power to work.

A supply kit for emergencies is crucial in preparing your home and your family for every kind of weather. Keep your kit stored safely so that it can be accessed quickly, and check its contents seasonally. Pack one for the car, too, so you are prepared for unexpected situations.

Even without extremely low temperatures hitting our area, weatherproofing your window frames and doors can prevent damaging moisture and help with your electric bill. Use a cover for your outdoor faucets if an extreme low does happen to hit so that you avoid frozen pipes.

Give your roof a little extra attention ahead of the season to repair anything broken. Cut tree limbs, and consider extra insulation for your attic or crawl space.

Winter offers a break from our sometimes extreme heat that can feel like magic when you know your home is protected. Add SERVPRO to your contacts and take advantage of our 247 availability if your home is damaged during a storm.

If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.


What to Know About Water and Commercial Buildings | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

10/21/2022 (Permalink)

Flood damage can have a terrible impact on your commercial business.

A pipe that bursts in the employee lunchroom, a roof leak or a sewage backup can destroy your floor, devastate inventory or possibly even close your business short- or long-term.

We have seen flooding from natural causes affect us every year. While California has overall mild weather, heavy rains often create flash floods that can be compounded by burn scars if we have experienced a recent wildfire.

With flooding from multiple sources always a threat, the more we prepare our businesses, the safer we can stay. When you are prepared, your recovery can move faster and your stress level can stay lower.

Know Your Building’s Layout

Becoming familiar with your building’s layout is a great way to prepare and mitigate water invasions. Teach yourself where water shutoffs are for both the sprinkler system and the main water in order to turn water off quickly at its source if a leak or other failure occurs.

Multiple people in your building should know where these shutoff valves are located so they can respond in a hurry if an emergency happens.

Know the Types of Water Involved

If you do experience a water event in your building, you will need to understand what kind of water is causing the flooding. This information is vital in handling the water safely.

White water: This kind of uncontaminated water comes from a plumbing failure. White water is not considered dangerous, so you can take care of the issue by yourself when flooding isn’t substantial.

Gray water. If you have a toilet or sink that overflows in a bathroom, it results in a gray water flood. This kind of flooding is contaminated but is not considered dangerous to be near.

Black water. These kinds of floods occur when you have sewage backups or a severe storm. This kind of water is contaminated and toxic. A professional should always be called to handle this, and you will need to ensure everyone stays away from the affected area.

Take Action Quickly

When you respond to a water event quickly, you can mitigate your total losses. Locate and turn off the water at its source, and allow some fresh air to enter.

Open all the windows and doors around the flood, and let everyone that may come into the building know to stay away.

Once you have the immediate dangers are handled, start noting damages you can already see. Pictures will help when you talk to your insurance agent as well as be useful in the process of restoration as you decide how to better build the area so that another flood doesn’t happen.

Remember to Be Patient

Water damage can be harder to locate than you may realize. There may be areas of hidden damages you will need to keep an eye out for. Wet wall studs, moldy framing and buckled floors are all signs of deeper damages that need to be addressed quickly.

After water does intrude, call SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul as soon as it is safe to do so. We will walk with you through the entire process of drying and restoring your business to be like new. Sanitation and cleaning can take more than a week according to the severity of the event, so stay patient.

Our team has the training and equipment to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

When disaster strikes your commercial property, we’ll be there to help clean up and get you back in business quickly. Reach out 247 to get started!


At SERVPRO, We Are Your Neighbors | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Choosing SERVPRO to handle your restoration project is a smart move. We come with certifications, experience and top-of-the-line equipment to clean up anything your property needs. We have frequently handled restorations and recoveries from fires, storms and water damage.

We also have certified mold remediation services, which means we will mitigate a mold issue before it can cause extensive damage. Our services even cover a wide variety of specialty needs, like graffiti and biohazard removal.

One of the best parts of choosing SERVPRO? We are a small business owned by locals, which means we are your neighbors.

3 Reasons Being Locally Owned Is a Difference-Maker

When you are in need of restoration services, you want a company that carries a good reputation that you can trust. You should also take the time to find a vendor that is close by, because timing is essential when it comes to your home’s recovery.

1. We Can Respond Fast

When you experience damage to your home or place of business you don’t want to wait to get it cleaned up. If the restoration process is delayed, things could start to get worse, which may lead to a costly long-term recovery.

Partnering with SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul means that you won’t have to worry about waiting. We have 247 availability so we can start restoration quickly.

2. We’re Prepared for Local Weather Conditions

When weather events happen in your neighborhood, they are happening to us too because your community is our community. Not only do we prepare ourselves for storms or fires, but we also begin gathering resources so we can start recovery in our neighborhoods the moment the storm moves out.

When you live in California, you know wildfires are a serious threat and have likely seen the damages they can do. Our crew has endured many fire seasons right along with the rest of you, along with the thunderstorms and excessive heat waves our summers can bring.

We can clean up from every event that affects our homes here.

3. We Know Spring Valley and Jamul Front and Back

Many restoration companies are willing to travel from all around to complete your repair projects. These companies will need your assistance in a lot of ways including getting directions, city hall information and other details as they do not know our area well.

Our professional staff has lived in California for a long time, most of us in your very neighborhoods. We love our mild weather that brings visitors from all over to experience the feeling of a small town so near San Diego.

We have all visited the natural spring for which our area is named and love the number of parks that are all around.

We also know how to communicate with local officials in order to keep up with fire regulations and obtain permits so that your project moves along quickly. We know how this community works, and we are ready to get your life back on track after a disaster as fast as we can.

An Extra Benefit

Most disasters that happen in our area can be handled with our professional staff out of our Spring Valley office. Working with SERVPRO does give you another benefit though: a network of professionals we can call at a moment’s notice to handle large-scale disasters that affect large areas.

We are backed by a national brand that has many years of experience in restorations. When a wildfire causes complete chaos, we can get help from SERVPRO locations nearby and get on the road to recovery that much faster.

When disaster strikes your home or your business, we’re the team you can trust—located right here, close to home. Get in touch today to get started!


Make Lightning Fires a Non-Threat to Your Home | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

When you have fire safety equipment in your home, you can feel secure that both your physical property and your family are safe. Most home fires can be prevented; however, some natural causes simply can’t be stopped and could threaten your home.

In 2020, there were 70,000 lightning strike damage claims filed, and lightning is predicted to strike 6,000 times every minute, every day. These numbers are a great indicator that we should all be prepared all the time.

What Is Lightning?

When a current of electrical energy between the clouds and the ground forms, a giant spark is released called lightning. Lightning can be found in thunderstorms, volcanic eruptions, wildfires and heavy snows.

Dry lightning is another form of this giant spark that occurs when there is no rain. This is particularly dangerous in drier areas as it is a frequent wildfire starter.

Threats from this form of severe weather vary seasonally and peak at different times around the nation, but are something we should always be prepared for.

Protecting Your Home From Lightning Fires

Lightning will likely leave behind a lot of damages when it hits your home, including putting you at risk for fire. Fires can start two ways, due to the heat of the strike itself or from a surge of electricity that the strike generates through your wiring.

When a fire starts from the strike, it may not know it right away. These kinds of fires typically start in the attic or inside a wall where a smoke detector may not be able to pick up on it.

You should hear the strike hit your house, though. When lightning strikes, it makes a very loud bang. Once you have recovered from the shock of such a loud noise, check for signs of burning.

If you smell smoke or notice black burn marks, call the fire department right away. And work with an electrician after the all-clear has been given in order to avoid another potential fire from damaged wiring.

Consider a lightning rod for your roof in order to protect your home from lightning. This solid pole will take the electricity of a strike and conduct it into the ground, saving you from enduring the full surge.

A whole-home surge protector is another great preventive choice as well. Talk with a professional about installing this to the main electrical panel of your house to reduce the risk of damaging your wires.

When Lightning Strikes Nearby

Approximately 9,000 wildfires are thought to originate from a lightning strike every year. With our high risks that already exist during fire season, lightning can be particularly dangerous in our area. Lightning generates an overwhelming amount of heat, which means a fire will move quickly and threaten everything near it.

Keep your yard clean regularly and clear out dead vegetation. Make sure your defensible landscaping zones are up to date with current guidelines so that a fire is diverted away from your property.

Add smoke detectors to all the levels of your house and outside every sleeping area so that you can move to safety from wherever you are.

If you do have fire damage on your property, call SERVPRO just as soon as the flames are out. Fire restoration is a complicated process, and we have the 247 availability and training to start and finish quickly. We want to put you on the path to recovery as fast as possible.

Have you experienced smoke or fire damage in your home? Call us today to get the restoration finished fast.

Flood Protection for Your Property | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

9/12/2022 (Permalink)

Protecting your home from flooding should be a priority, no matter where you live. Damage can occur with even an inch of water, which will always leave you with a large repair bill.

If your area is not at high risk for flooding, you may not qualify for financial help. This means preparation is even more important to avoid costly repairs later.

While our weather is typically mild in our part of California, occasional flooding is always possible. Excessive rainfall that leads to flash flooding, particularly in the spring, along with the risk of water damage from wildfire mitigation means our homes need to be prepared for water extremes just as we prepare for wildfires.

Protecting Your Home From the Outside

Even with blue skies, rain can pop up unexpectedly and cause your gutters to overflow and your yard to become soggy. When your home is ready outside and in, you can rest a little easier knowing your risks are lowered.

Clean your gutters to ensure a clean water flow away from your home. Adding a downspout extension can be an inexpensive way to protect your house as water moves away.

Organic materials like mulch are also a great way to create slopes in your yard and near your home. This protects your foundation and aids in avoiding puddles. Adding a garden can also help with absorption in your yard.

There are also a few upgrades that can make a big difference if you are able to invest in them. Have electrical outlets raised and fuel tanks securely anchored for added security during a flood event.

While these can be expensive projects, a rain barrel that gathers water directly from your gutter system also goes a long way in flood prevention. And as a bonus, it gives you a free source of plant water!

Flood Protection From the Inside

The best form of protection for your property from flooding is a solid foundation and completely sealed basement.

A sump pump can also add protection from water. In areas that experience extreme weather frequently, a battery-powered pump may be a smart upgrade that will stay on even if the power is out.

For flooding that doesn’t originate outside, you can protect your home with just typical home maintenance.

Aged and worn pipes are one of the top causes of interior flooding in homes and businesses. Fix leaky faucets, and make checking the plumbing in bathrooms and the kitchen part of your regular routine.

A leak sensor device can also be a great preventive tool that will alert you when water is leaking.This can oftentimes be an addition to your home security package, so check out what upgrades are available to you for additional peace of mind.

When water enters your home, it will damage paper goods and photographs right away. Keep irreplaceable items up high or in a container that is waterproof.

Put your emergency contacts somewhere safe as well, and make sure SERVPRO is on the list. The sooner you give us a call, the faster your recovery begins.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO today to get your restoration completed faster.


SERVPRO Is Ready to be Your Restoration Partner | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

As business owners and locals, we understand how stressful daily life can be. Managing your to-do list and finding ways to make your business successful is a lot, and a disaster damaging your property can throw your entire world off-track.

You can’t prevent, or sometimes even predict, a natural disaster that is going to happen, but you can get yourself ready for one. Disasters don’t just strike your business either, so that means preparing the home as well.

Creating an emergency plan and understanding the disasters we face in California will help you prepare for anything.

A great place to start your planning is the American Red Cross website. They have data for resources across the country on several different kinds of disasters.

When you are ready to plan for events that strike commonly at home, take a look at California’s emergency management page in order to get statewide information. You should also bookmark our county emergency page in order to get up to date information while an event is ongoing.

Even with a plan, you may still end up with damages to your property. Regardless of the disaster, response time is the most important part of restoration. The faster your cleanup begins, the less damage your property will have. That is why you should call SERVPRO first.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We have seen a lot. Disasters and restoration projects are common around the United States, but every situation will be completely unique.

On average, 14 million homes are at risk of flooding annually, but the damage done will require different approaches.

Our team is trained for any restoration. We cover each step of the process to ensure that things get back to as they were before fast.

We have day and night availability. Disaster recovery will always go better when the response time is quick. You can stop long-term damage from setting in when you are able to start restoration right away. That means more of your property is protected and you save money.

If your home floods, the damage to furniture, materials made from fabric, and paint on your walls will be immediate. If water is left to sit, mold and mildew can grow that could affect the structure of your home. That is why we are ready 247, 365 days a year to respond to your disaster.

We do more than just restoration. We not only restore the damages the storm left behind, we cover your whole recovery, seeing things through until you are back to normal.

This can mean helping you with everything from packing up, or even rebuilding part of your home if your project requires it. We also talk with your insurance agent so that your claim is used efficiently. We want to make your process pain-free while we handle everything.

No matter what the damage is on your property, SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul has your back. We have been around for a long time, and with our industry-leading equipment and our extensive training, we can get your life back together quickly.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.


Keep Your Backyard Fire in Control | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Sitting in the backyard with your family and a toasty fire makes for one of the best nights you could ask for. Roasted hot dogs, gooey s’mores and stories shared are memories your whole family will smile about.

Fire serves a lot of purpose for our day-to-day lives, including cooking our meals, controlling pests while we play and cleaning up the yard after a storm or in the fall. That small fire in the fire pit might seem safe and without hazards, but in an instant it can ignite the dry grass nearby and create a real disaster.

The National Park Service notes that 85% of wildfires are started by humans.

Most of our area falls into what is considered a fire hazard severity zone, which basically means we are all at risk from wildfires. We know that bordering so much wildlife means that we need to stay fire-aware not just during fire season, but throughout the year.

This shouldn’t put a damper on your outdoor fun, though. When you follow proper local safety regulations and maintain a good personal fire plan, you can roast and toast to your heart’s desire.

Recreational Fire Hazards

Lighting a flame outside will always have risks, but campfires, fire pits and fireworks are common outdoor fire starters. Grills cause an average of 8,800 home fires each year when they are used improperly.

Just last year, two homes in Spring Valley were destroyed in a fire when a grill was left unattended. Always check your propane tank or gas line before you start cooking, and never walk away from a hot grill.

When you plan your next backyard campout, pick a location far from your home and cars to start the fire. Get the flames going with matches or a lighter only, and stick to firewood as additional fuel throughout the evening. Just a few embers can spark into flames, so hold off on the chocolate coma until the fire is completely out.

Fire pits are a fun part of backyards these days, giving you the opportunity to feel like you are camping without all the setup. These pits still carry a lot of dangers, however, and should be treated with the same safety measures as a regular campfire. If your fire pit is movable, never place it on a wood surface or an area that has a roof or overhang.

Getting rid of your construction leftovers or some household items in your pit might seem safe, but only firewood approved for recreational burning should be used.

Other Outdoor Fire Hazards

While there are certainly risks, fire can still be a helpful tool when used properly. If you have a lot of trees that lose leaves and limbs, burning may be a viable cleanup option when there isn’t another way of disposing vegetation.

Permits are required for open burning, and there are quite a few restrictions on getting them. You will need to check with the city and have a flexible plan if you are cleaning your yard with a vegetation fire.

Keeping your yard clean of dead plants and leaves is an essential part of our already required defensible zone landscaping regulations that is in place to help protect and prevent against wildfires. Knowing what is safe to burn and isn’t when the regulations allow for it is essential in keeping your fire in control.

If you have power tools or yard tools stored somewhere, you probably have gasoline to fuel them. Improperly storing gas can result in a real disaster, so be sure your containers are approved for storage and keep it out of the reach of any children that might access your space.

Only use gas for its intended purpose as well—it isn’t safe or smart to spark the fire with a squirt of gasoline no matter how low the flames are.

If you are going to light anything outside, check the weather and local warnings first. If there are bans or it’s a red flag warning day, if the winds are high and we haven’t seen rain in a while, skip the flames and roast marshmallows another day.

If you do experience any damages from a fire, call SERVPRO. We are ready day or night to tackle the extensive damage left behind from a fire, and we want to restore your property as fast as possible.

Burn safely outdoors. And save some chocolate for us! If you have experienced fire or smoke damage, contact us today to get restoration started faster.


Staying Safe During Storm Alerts | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to severe weather, there are at least 42 different kinds of alerts in seven different categories. That can be a lot of information to handle, especially as clouds are moving in.

When you learn what advisories mean you can quickly get to safety. It also means you can take action and protect your home and loved ones from danger.

A general idea of different kinds of warnings is important, but it is essential to understand the weather that most often happens in our own California neighborhoods.

How Alerts Are Issued

How do we get weather alerts? When a forecast is issued, how is where the storm will be, how long the storm will last and how strong the storm is monitored? There is a good bit of information that all works together to create alerts and answer all of those questions.

The responsible party for creating forecasts and issuing alerts is the National Weather Service. They have six regional offices and over 100 forecasting offices, which means forecasts are not only more accurate but can also be localized. Our forecasts most often come from San Diego.

Out of these offices NWS employees utilize data in order to create a forecast, including satellite radar, sensors, seismic activity and even solar activity. The sources of information used will vary according to the weather event predicted, but the end goal is to be as accurate as possible.

The Most Important Alerts to Understand

“Watch” and “warning” are two types of alerts that you will see in almost every kind of weather and something you need to understand the difference between. These alerts will be used during winter storms, flooding and thunderstorms, as well as fires and heat waves.

When a watch is issued, you should prepare for a severe storm to be nearby. Watches often cover a wide area to alert the most people, while a warning will be issued for a pinpointed area such as a county or city. A warning means a dangerous situation is happening, and you should find safety fast.

In our area, we also need to be very aware of fire alerts. While our temperatures are typically mild, the threat of wildfires means understanding red flag warnings, fire weather watches and extreme fire behavior.

Fire season is not our only risk, however, as we can occasionally see severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfalls as well. We also cannot rule out extreme heat waves that pose a risk to both our health and our homes.

Protecting Your Home During a Storm

A great first step to protecting your home and your family is understanding different weather alerts, but there are a few other ways you can avoid damages as well.

Keep any outdoor furniture tightly secured and clean your gutters regularly to avoid flood and wind damage. You should also supply a safe space with an emergency kit in an interior room of your house for when you need to stay put, and create an exit plan for when you need to leave.

Once the storm has passed, walk around your property and take note of any damage you may have received. Give SERVPRO a call as soon as possible as well. We are available 247 to start your recovery quickly and get you back home.

Learn as much as you can about our corner of California’s weather and stay safe with whatever comes our way. Be prepared for storm alerts to be issued and take the stress out of the next storms.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

Steps to Protect Your Home From Fire | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

In 2022, the American Red Cross has responded to more than 20,000 house fires, which is only a portion of the total number of fires so far this year in the United States.

Smoke detectors will always be the No. 1 way to protect your home from loss, but there are several other things you can do to prevent a disaster—and most of them are as easy as giving your home a good cleaning!

Clear the Clutter

Clutter may already be a term you hate hearing in your home, so let this be a motivator to clean it up: It can also be a fire hazard. Allowing your hallways, stairwells or utility spaces to overfill can fuel a fire once it has started, as well as block emergency exits.

Leaving loose clothing near a water heater can actually start a fire. Keeping your space clear not only means quick access to escape routes in the event of an emergency, but it can also slow down the progression of flames.

Another common source of fire in the home is overloaded extension cords. Unused electrical appliances should be stored away while anything you don’t use frequently should be unplugged as often as possible.

Take a look around your home and make sure there is plenty of space between your furniture and wall outlets to ensure proper air flow and prevent overheating.

Create a Defensible Space in Your Yard

You can’t live in California without being aware of the risk of wildfires. Your yard can play a key role in defending your home from a fire that starts outside. Landscaping laid out intentionally can both slow a fire before it reaches your doorstep and allows room for firefighters to work.

This spring brought extremely dry weather for our county, which only increased the wildfire risk in our area. If you have not already, consider creating defensible zones in your yard. While California does have specific regulations for different areas, any zone-specific yard work you do can help in the fight against wildfires.

Keeping your yard clear of dead plants and other debris is also helpful in slowing down flames. According to typical zone regulations, you should only store cut wood in zone 2, or at least 30 to 100 feet away from your home.

This specific landscaping doesn’t mean you can’t plant your favorite items; it simply requires the proper layout and strategic planning of plants that can help to slow the spread. Considering our extreme risks, it is well worth it.

Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe

Cleaning the clutter from your home and yard are only part of how you can protect your house. Have your chimney inspected yearly, and clean your stove regularly to eliminate two high fire-risk areas.

It isn’t only deep cleaning that lowers your risk, though; even dusting can increase your overall safety. Pay special attention to those dust bunnies around your electronics and outlets.

Our homes are no longer simply a place of rest—these days we work, play and learn in them. Keeping your home clean is the easiest way to prevent a disaster from fire.

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about our fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.


Understanding Commercial Damage Causes | SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Business is the heart of our country, and it has been for all of our time. Every day, we all utilize companies, and it is likely we visit multiple ones.

Owning a business means you carry a heavy load in your daily management of the ins and outs. A disruption like a natural disaster can be devastating to the delicate balance that is keeping a business going.

Commercial damage from natural disasters has been on a steady incline in the United States. In the last five years, there has been an annual average of $153 billion worth of damage, which represents a substantial increase over previous periods.

Our weather here in Spring Valley is typically mild, with short, cool winters and moderately warm summers. While not completely exempt, thunderstorms and tornadoes are fairly rare in our area.

Even heavy rains are not common occurrences, although we do see some storms that carry intense rainfall from time to time. We do have an extremely high risk of wildfires in our area, though, which means that we all need to stay emergency-ready.

The more we can learn about the ways our businesses can be damaged, the more we can do to protect and prevent.

Water Damage

Water is one of the top ways business buildings are damaged all across the country. Moisture problems can stem from weather events or something internal and completely unexpected, like an appliance failure. No matter where it comes from, water causes complete chaos on commercial properties.

Exterior flooding from excessive rain or overflowing rivers causes damage as it enters your property through doors and even the foundation. Landscaping is a great preventive measure for this kind of water intrusion. Create barriers with flower beds, mulch or even extra dirt to divert water away from your business. This type of landscaping is familiar to us in California, as we follow fire zone regulations for our yards.

Water damage from interior sources can happen over an extended period of time when a drip is left unfixed. Your plumbing should be inspected on a regular basis for signs of leaks. You should also watch walls and floors for water damage including warping and discoloration.

Keeping up with building maintenance can save an immense amount of money on costly repairs.

Storm Damage

Storm damage can cause commercial destruction that can devastate an entire property or a single roof tile. Even a small storm can knock out power or throw around debris that can keep you away from your office.

A powerful storm is capable of bringing extreme damage to roofing or even the structure of your property. These storms can bring winds of over 100 mph that can topple freight trucks and tear down trees like they are twigs.

You can take action to limit the damage done to your property with a few upgrades to your building, like storm-protective window covers or updates to your roof. These measures are highly effective, but they can also be very costly.

Even simple low-cost or cost-free steps are highly effective, though. Check the seals on your windows and doors regularly, and inspect your building for potential weak spots or needed maintenance. Clear your exterior of debris or dead plants before a storm moves in.

Building these items into your regular routine can save you on expensive repairs later.

Know Who to Call

Damage to your commercial property can happen in many different ways, but water and storm damage are the most common. These events can completely devastate your business, forcing you to shut down for an extended amount of time, or in a worst-case scenario, close altogether.

Fortunately, we are your backyard restoration professionals. Because we are locally owned and operated, you can call us 247 and we will respond quickly to any disaster you may face. Our team is your neighbor, and we want to work with you to create a plan and timeline that gets you back in business faster.

If you have experienced damage to your business or want to learn more about our commercial damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.