Recent Water Damage Posts

What to Do If You Find a Leak After Rainy Days.

10/16/2023 (Permalink)

Water leak in a house.

After a heavy rain, it's not uncommon to discover a leak in your home or business. If this happens to you, it's important to act quickly to prevent further water damage.

The first step is to turn off the water supply to prevent more water from entering your property. If the leak is coming from a pipe or appliance, turning off the water supply will stop the flow of water. Next, call SERVPRO of La Jolla at 877-287-0880. Our water damage restoration experts are available 24/7 to assist you with any water damage emergency. We'll use our innovative technology and experience to respond quickly and effectively.

In the meantime, you can start removing any standing water using towels or a wet vacuum. If there is a lot of water, our professionals will use powerful pumps to extract it. Once the water has been removed, it's important to dry the affected area completely to prevent mold growth and further damage. Use fans, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to dry the area.

Finally, repair the leak to prevent future water damage. By following these steps and calling SERVPRO of La Jolla, you can minimize the damage caused by a leak after rainy days.

No Job is too big for SERVPRO of La Jolla!

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla can handle the hardest jobs whenever you need our help.

We handle it all. We work together as a team to make sure that we are efficient in our work. It is important to us that we communicate daily on the work that has been done and the work that needs to be completed. 

When you have water damage in your home or your business, it's imperative to act fast! Each minute that goes by is more damage. We are open to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

SERVPRO of La Jolla is a company that you can trust will be there for you in the toughest of times and get the job done right! We offer free estimates, and can come out to inspect your property to give you a clear understanding of the issues and scope of work that is needed to get your home or business back to normal. 

SERVPRO of La Jolla can fix damages from water

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla can help!

It's never a fun feeling to walk into your kitchen and find a puddle of water. Water travels fast and in a matter of minutes you could find yourself in a much bigger problem than you are willing to take on yourself. 

SERVPRO of La Jolla is a company that works hard to locate the problem, stop the water from leaking, and restore your home. Our equipment is checked daily to ensure the highest quality and get the job done right the first time! Our technicians are ready to act at any time of the day and address your water damages. We work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that you can get back to your everyday while we restore things. 

Call SERVPRO of La Jolla. You can trust we will handle the job professionally from start to finish. 

858-270-5234

Get SERVPRO of La Jolla involved with your San Diego water loss

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla can help with any type of water loss!

When water losses strike, it can be a very stressful and lengthy process. SERVPRO of La Jolla will be here for you at any time of the day. We will start executing a plan to help get you back on track and help get things back to normal. 

Water damages due to water losses can include rotting wood, mold growth, bacteria growth, rusting of steel, swelling of composite woods, and de-laminating of materials. Water damages can be much bigger due to a burst pipe, an underground leak, or a flood. SERVPRO of La Jolla can assist with any of these issues. Our team is trained and can get the job completed right and quickly. We will communicate every step of the process so you can feel confident in our plan. 

Insurance may or may not cover the damages incurred from a water loss but it is important to act quickly as the more time that passes, the more damages occur and overall higher costs if you are left to pick up the bill. 

Call SERVPRO of La Jolla for any San Diego water loss. We can help! 858-270-5234

Water Damage can happen quickly and get worse if it is unattended to!

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla can handle your water damage job!

Water damage happens quickly and only gets worse as more time lapses with no mitigation. Whether you have a pipe burst, a leak that causes a flood, or a fire that lead to water damage, SERVPRO of La Jolla can help you with any water damage. We understand the importance of acting quickly. 

We can also assist you with water damage that has caused other issues such as mold. We understand that sometimes these things happen unnoticed and by the time you do notice, the damage is more than you can handle. Our experienced technicians can help restore your home or business in a timely fashion so you can get back to the things you enjoy. 

Rest assured that SERVPRO of La Jolla will ensure the job is done properly! 

Call SERVPRO of La Jolla for a free estimate! 

858-270-5234 

When Water Damage Threatens the Hospitality Industry, Call SERVPRO of La Jolla.

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the number one choice when it comes for Commercial Cleanup and Restoration!

SERVPRO is the number one choice when it comes for Commercial Cleanup and Restoration! When water or fire damage strikes, SERVPRO of La Jolla is there for you day or night, 365 days a year. 

We understand that keeping your guests satisfied and your business open is your top priority. You can rest assured that with SERVPRO of La Jolla, you are our top priority! 

Our experienced technicians are a critical part in ensuring that normal business operations can resume as quickly and as safely as possible. We will work efficiently to isolate the damaged area so that basic functions can resume and your guests can enjoy their experience with minimal impact. 

We have the ability to provide a variety of detailed services for the following hospitality facilities: 

* Hotels

* Convention Centers 

* Casinos 

* Resorts 

* Entertainment Venues 

* Banquet Halls 

Our professionals are trained to work with your management and maintenance team to provide the best plan of action so that all of the affected areas are restored to your complete satisfaction. 

Call SERVPRO of La Jolla. We are here for you! 

858-270-5234

San Diego Water Damage Event

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of La Jolla provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of La Jolla arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Faster to your San Diego Water Damage Event

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in San Diego

Visualize this: 250 gallons of water. It’s not something you want flooding your home, is it? Well, it’s about what one 1/8-inch crack in a house’s water pipe can leak in 24 hours. Burst pipes aren’t rare — they damage literally millions of homes each year. The best way to avoid the issue is to be prepared. If the worst happens anyway and a pipe bursts, you’ll need to move fast to safely halt further damage and ensure your home is properly repaired.

Know What to Do

Assess the amount of water and probable location of the leak — it may be necessary to turn off the electricity to your home to avoid electrocution. Never touch a wet outlet, switch, or appliance.
Turn off the house’s main water valve.
If the leaked water is warm, it may be necessary to turn off the water valve to the water heater.
If appropriate to the situation, place an appropriately sized container under the leak to catch the water.
Turn on the faucets throughout the house to drain the water left in the system.
Call a plumber immediately to help repair or replace the pipe.
Call a water remediation company (e.g., SERVPRO®) immediately. This is important as it affects your insurance claim and helps prevent mold from growing in your wall space, under your floor, or between the floor and ceiling between stories. Your homeowners insurance policy may cover costs you incur with the remediation company.


Take photos of the burst pipe and of all the damage to the house’s structure and your personal property for your insurance claim.
Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.


Contact SERVPRO La Jolla or SERVPRO Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos any time of the day for emergency services.

Flooded crawlspace or under structure?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

The benefit of having a home that is on a raised foundation (crawlspace/under structure) is that there may not be a lot of damage in your home in the event that a pipe burst. However it is imperative that the space beneath your home is thoroughly inspected as well. Any standing water in a crawlspace needs to be immediately extracted. It is also recommended to spread a pebble like mineral named absorbent over the dirt. This is because when a crawlspace floods the moisture and humidity become a danger to the sub floor of the home. If the moisture sits there over a period of time it will start to cause mold or corrosion to the sub floor. Once all standing water has been extracted and the absorbent has been spread, the moisture will be absorbed by the pebbles and release the humidity safely so that there is no damage to the home. A flood in the crawlspace is never fun for anyone but we are always here to help.

SERVPRO of La Jolla (858)583-3155

Copper Pipe Leaks in La Jolla, California

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Copper piping is very common in houses and condos throughout La Jolla and the greater San Diego area.

Copper is assumed to be a safe alternative to the notorious plastic-style piping that has been popularized by some low-cost builders. Homeowners assume that solid, copper pipes should be worry-free. In many parts of California however, this isn’t always the case, because additives in the water cause the copper pipes to break down. This leads to “pin hole leaks” that tend to spray water inside of the walls and cause tremendous damage.

The restoration experts at SERVPRO of La Jolla are skilled at addressing pinhole leaks, fixing the damage they may have caused, and getting homes repaired like it never even happened. Call SERVPRO of La Jolla today.

SERVPRO of La Jolla responding to water losses caused by household appliances.

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Going to bed and waking up to a kitchen floor soaked in water is unfortunately not a rare occurrence. Common residential dishwashers have numerous internal and external plumbing connections, any of which can break and cause a massive amount of water to flow into surrounding areas. As you can imagine, dishwasher leaks can damage cabinetry, flooring, baseboards, drywall and more.  
Responding to a dishwasher leak responsibly is a specialty of SERVPRO of La Jolla. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to map moisture levels in all affected building materials, ensuring that only the minimum amount of demolition is conducted in order to properly mitigation damages. While dishwasher leaks are almost always destructive, SERVPRO of La Jolla knows how to get your kitchen back to normal so quickly that it will seem like it never happened.

Water Damage Specialists

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Even during the peak of summer, SERVPRO of La Jolla stays busy with non-weather related water losses. Commercial water damage occurs when water lines break, pipes burst or even neighboring businesses floods overspill. SERVPRO of La Jolla recently helped a local retail clothing store who experienced a sewage backup. Over 5,000 square feet of retail space was affected, but SERVPRO of La Jolla was there to help within the hour. After hours and even overnight work for SERVPRO of La Jolla is not a problem, as we are happy to help our local businesses get back up and running as soon as possible! 

SERVPRO of La Jolla specializes in commercial water damage, residential water damage, industrial water damage, commercial fire damage, residential fire damage, industrial fire damage and more. SERVPRO of La Jolla has staff ready to take care of Mold Remediation, Trauma Scene Cleanup and even hazardous waste removal. SERVPRO of La Jolla is happy to serve San Diego County in areas not limited to La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Pacific Beach, Bird Rock, Mission Beach, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos and Scripps Ranch. SERVPRO of La Jolla provides emergency services around the clock. Please contact us for water damage and fire damage needs!

May Showers in San Diego

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Are you ready for more rain, San Diego? SERVPRO of La Jolla is ready to help, rain or shine-night or day. SERVPRO of La Jolla has highly trained technicians who specialize in water damage repair, fire damage repair, commercial flood damage repair, residential water damage repair, mold remediation and emergency services. Examples of recent work include - flood damage at a local Church, flood damage in a large preschool, flood damage at a local restaurant and more. Please contact us for help at any time!

Sewage Cleanup

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of La Jolla Sewage Cleanup

When commercial restrooms or residential bathrooms run into trouble, SERVPRO of La Jolla is here to help. Sewage backup is an unfortunate occurrence that our highly trained technicians specialize in thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting, odor removing and restoring to its original condition. Toilets, showers, sinks and tubs can all cause water damage. Whether is a commercial restroom flood or residential restroom flood, SERVPRO of La Jolla is here to help, any time of day or night! SERVPRO of La Jolla is capable of handling large losses as large as multi unit condos to small losses such as an individual bathroom in a studio. Examples of recent commercial work include Churches, preschools and retail storefronts. Please call 858.270.5234 anytime and we will get our team right over to help. SERVPRO of La Jolla is happy to help, anytime! Our staff is on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours daily!

www.SERVPROlajolla.com 

Tips to protect your home from flood damage

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Home Flood

Most people think they’re covered for flooding with their homeowners insurance policy. But they’re not!

You must buy a separate flood insurance policy to be covered. If you’re in a flood plain, and you have a mortgage, you likely do have the insurance because mortgage companies require it.

But if you’re not in a flood plain, you’re not required to purchase it. That’s where the gap is. Only 18% of homeowners in low-to-moderate risk areas have flood insurance. Of those that have it, 1 in 5 have made a claim. 

Now imagine being one of the 82% without flood insurance. There’s a 20% chance you’ll be flooded. In fact, did you know that flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the U.S. (that’s according to floodsmart.gov.)? Are comfortable with that level of risk?

For more about flood insurance, here are some details we put together to help you decide whether or not you should purchase it.

Regardless of whether or not you purchase insurance, there are some proactive things you can do to be prepared just in case the nightmare does happen:

Put Together an Emergency Kit and Evacuation Plan

If you live in a high-risk area, it’s a good idea to have a “go-bag” ready in case you need to leave quickly. Include:

  • A few changes of clothing for you and family members
  • Insurance policy numbers
  • Phone numbers of your agent
  • Your insurance company’s main number
  • Essential toiletries
  • Money to get you through a few days

It’s also wise to have an evacuation route mapped out and to have a location to which you can go, such as a loved one’s home or hotel. Always follow the direction of local and state authorities if ordered to evacuate. Remember: Your possessions and your home are small comfort if your family is injured or worse.

Preventative measure: If you believe water will begin to accumulate in your home, shut off power at the main electrical panel in your home, says Bill Begal, owner of Begal Enterprises, a Rockville, Md., disaster restoration company. But never stand in water to do so — if the area around the box is already flooded, leave it alone.

In addition, know what to do in the first 24 hours after a flood to avoid additional risks to your health and home.

5 Tips to Help Your Home Stand Up to a Flood

1. Close foundation cracks with mortar and masonry caulk or hydraulic cement, which expands and fills gaps completely and costs only a few dollars. Don’t patch solely with mortar or cement, which may crack again. If water is a recurring problem, be sure to investigate other solutions for issues like wet basements.

2. Invest in a battery-powered sump pump. Sump pumps let you pump water out of your home and can be an excellent defense against flooding — unless they’re powered by electricity and the power is out. Battery-powered sump pumps are a relatively inexpensive ($150-$400) solution.

3. Move expensive items to a safer location. If you have a second floor or an attic, moving furniture, photographs, and artwork to a higher level will protect your possessions in all but the most severe floods. Elevate furnaces and water pumps when they’re installed, if possible, to a height of 12 inches above the highest known flood level for your area, suggests FEMA.

4. Anchor your fuel tanks. Unanchored tanks can float, rupture, and release fuel. Once the power sources of system units like furnaces and water heaters are disabled and the units cooled, you can also wrap them in waterproof tarps to mitigate water damage.

5. Install sewer or septic line check valves. They allow waste to flow only one way. Plan to spend $100 or more per valve to have a pro install them, or do it yourself for $10-$15 each to ensure sewage can’t back up into the standing water in your home. Install at a point in the pipe that’s easy to access for repair.

source: www.houselogic.com

Water Main Sewer Backup

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

We had a main sewer line backup into our home a few days back which required extraction, sanitation and drying / remediation of the affected area. This was the first time happening ever in that home and we have lived in the same home over 35 years! I didn't know who to call at first but then I was referred to SERVPRO of La Jolla. SERVPRO La Jolla showed up on time, their staff was courteous, professional and incredibly thorough. Their staff explained exactly what the process would entail and I understood fully and also knew what to expect. My family was thrilled with the result. I hope I never have to call them again, but glad they're just a phone call away. Thank you SERVPRO of La Jolla!

Second floor bathroom leak

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

House was recently flooded... From the top floor bathroom, leaked through the entire house. It's been a hard couple of days since we are expecting a newborn baby any day now. I contacted SERVPRO based on the reviews and was fortunate to get a hold of the ACTUAL owner! Angela assured me that the house will be back to normal, walls would be tested for mold and they have contents removal which will save me the headache of having my stuff moved from a different company. Megan came out the next day and has been working directly with our adjuster since my husband and I have been in and out of the hospital. So far, it's been an amazing and seamless experience and happy we decided to give them a call! Thank you!

Huda R. Zaghlul, San Diego Clairemont area

Residential faulty appliance

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO La Jolla was amazing in one of the worst times we have experienced.
From the first phone call to all of the major and minor details, they delivered! They really kept their 30-4-8 promise. They actually beat it!! I was contacted within 10 minutes of my inquiry, they arrived within 2 hours and began working right away. I'm so glad they had their crew available right away. 
The SERVPRO La Jolla team went above and beyond to make sure that all of our damaged items were thought about and taken care of; all while keeping us informed and our minds at ease. They took a thorough inventory of our belongings and kept us informed and updated throughout the process. I am so grateful that we called them and would recommend them to anyone in need of their services. 

Sarah Kabban, La Jolla

Home flooded due to pipe burst!

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

Ya'll did a wonderful job at my mother in law's home when a pipe burst in her upstairs bathroom area and leaked through the ceiling! Water was everywhere! I never imagined the damage water was able to cause. My elderly grandparents were shocked, absolutely didn't know what to do. I called   1-800-SERVPRO and was referred to SERVPRO of La Jolla. Angela and her staff walked us through the entire restoration process. The technicians came out right away and made us feel so much better about the process. They made it pretty much painless. Thank you so much SERVPRO La Jolla for responding to us immediately in the middle of the night! I hope this never happens to us again, but just incase, I know I can count on SERVPRO of La Jolla!!

Michelle L. 

Poway, CA 

Toilet flooded bathroom in our restaurant

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

I couldn't believe how much of a mess my men's bathroom in our restaurant made. Toilet overflowed and flooded into the hallway at 9pm. Called SERVPRO La Jolla and they were there the same night and started extracting and drying immediately.

Thanks guys!!

Washing Machine improperly installed

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

Not thinking thoroughly, I had a neighbor of mine install a washing machine I purchased used. We tried it once and it seemed to work fine. Next day I woke up to a huge flood that leaked down one level and I didn't know what to do. Called Meghan and Angela at SERVPRO La Jolla and they sent their technicians within one hour and started mitigation immediately. Thanks SERVPRO La Jolla!!

SERVPRO La Jolla helping local residents with all of their water damage needs.

6/22/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO La Jolla is working hard to make sure all their clients are happy!!!

Unfortunately, a dishwasher leak caused mold and water damage to all of the wood flooring in this unit. Household appliances often cause these types of water losses. Stephen A. of La Jolla is so relieved that SERVPRO La Jolla came and fully restored his property. We received the call early morning before our office opened and were on the job site within 55 minutes. SERVPRO of La Jolla takes pride in providing the fastest service as possible.

SERVPRO of La Jolla works hard to ensure all of their production staff is highly trained with IICRC Certifications, so we can provide the best service to homeowners and business owners. We keep our certifications up to date at all times. 

Thank you for trusting team SERVPRO of La Jolla when you need us the most!