Recent Storm Damage Posts

Roof Sealing for Storm Damage!

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

Person sealing roof Roof sealing can help prevent damage from storms!

Your roofing seems fine until a heavy storm hits and you find leaks all over your home. The day is gloomy, you want to stay inside and watch the rain fall from the window not from inside your living room ceiling. An option that a homeowner may have is to seal their roof. Sealing a roof includes options:

  • Two layers of felt
  • Synthetic roof membranes
  • A polyurethane foam spray(for existing roofs)

When you seal your roof, it gives an extra protection against rain storms.

It is said that the roofing industry has suggested the felt paper as a way to help drain water away once it is behind the roof cover. The roof covering that you chose should be sealed with a membrane that is strong enough to be watertight, will stay in place if the primary roof blows off.

This week Carlsbad is predicted to rain for 7+ days straight. Fix your roof before the leaks find the cracks!

COVID-19 Business Sanitizing

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Carlsbad (760)729-7505 

Wind & Water Storm Damage

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

House being destroyed by high winds. Strong wind currents can tear roofing and exterior walls off of homes especially when the material is weakened by water damage first.

When living in southern California, sometimes a storm can come out of nowhere. Just like this past week the wind was intense and sending trees, bushes and household items flying around the yard. Wind storms like this can cause a lot of damage to properties. Damage from objects or brush flying into properties windows or walls.

Damage from the storm water leaking into the property or even cause roof damage that then allows outside water to enter the properties. 

SERVPRO of Carlsbad are experts in repairing damage caused by storms. 

We have a team that can board up walls and windows when they are broken into to secure the property. Then our team can remove the debris from inside the home and get the property ready for repairs. 

SERVPRO of Carlsbad (760)729-7505

Prepare for Storms!

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

Flags blowing in wind at office. We are proudly ran by veterans of the USMC.

In Southern California you never know what to expect from the weather. One day it's 100 degrees and the next morning it's 49 degrees.

Although they try to predict the weather, it's never 100% accurate and it's best to always be prepared for storms. 

Homeowners can spend nicer days making sure their property is prepared for catastrophes ahead of time so when they strike, the damage is hopefully lesser.

If you discover a roof leak, fix it as soon as you can before the next storm hits. Make sure you have proper drains set up to steer water away from your home and prevent flooding. Cut back or down trees that are leaning and could potentially be blown into your home. Be sure to put away patio furniture and bring umbrellas down when the winds begin to pick up so they are not blown into windows. There are many tips that can help you prepare your home better for a storm. The less damage done by a storm, the less money spent fixing it!

Always Dressed in Uniform

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

Our employees standing in front of van Our teams are always dressed to impress!

We are falling back into time and fall in November. November days mean storms will be approaching before we know it. The days are shorter which means the weather gets cooler. Cooler weather can be accompanied by wind and rain. I know we don't get too many wild storms in sunny San Diego, but when they do hit, they tend to hit hard. It's best to take precautions and prepare for the worst when the weather is at it's best. Our employees are always prepared to deploy out to storm areas to help cleanup and restore properties to normal conditions again. Our trucks stay stocked full of equipment and materials so we are always ready for any water, fire, mold or bio hazard job that comes our way.

SERVPRO of Carlsbad (760)729-7505

Flood Insurance

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Gloomy sky Gloomy skies are a sure sign of a storm coming in.

When making a flood insurance claim be sure to:

Call right away.

A lot of insurance policies require you to make a claim right away if there was any damage from flooding so it's important that you make that call to your insurance sooner than later. That way our team can get to work quicker and you can have your property back to normal sooner.

Check into the details.

Know what to expect from your insurance by reading your policy again from time to time. Have the knowledge before an accident happens.

Begin mitigation ASAP.

Call SERVPRO of Carlsbad after informing your insurance so we are able to begin work right away. Waiting too long to begin work can allow the damage to become worse.

Document the damage.

To save you the time, our team will help you with this task by taking photos of every room and damaged item to show your insurance the extent of the damage.

If you have any questions our team members and your assign adjuster are always happy to help answer them so you have an excellent understanding of what is going on.