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Otay Mesa Mold Outbreaks Stem from Water Intrusion Issues in Homes and Businesses?

5/28/2024 (Permalink)

Rainwater intrusion causes a mold outbreak around the window of a home. We are trained and certified to restore mold damage in San Diego.

Our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team has the training, equipment, and experience to remediate mold damage in homes and businesses, no matter how extensive the damage may be.

Water intrusion leading to mold outbreaks is a prevalent issue in Otay Mesa, CA, primarily due to its semi-arid climate and occasional heavy rainfall, which can overwhelm drainage systems. This area, situated near the US-Mexico border, often experiences fluctuations in weather patterns, including periods of intense heat followed by heavy downpours, creating conditions ripe for water infiltration into buildings.

Mold thrives in damp and humid environments, making structures vulnerable to infestations when water seeps into walls, ceilings, or floors. Some common sources of water intrusion include leaky roofs, improperly sealed windows, inadequate drainage, and plumbing leaks. Once moisture infiltrates a building, it can encourage mold growth within 24 to 48 hours.

In Otay Mesa, where industrial and residential areas coexist, mold outbreaks due to water intrusion can affect commercial and residential properties. Mitigating this problem requires proactive measures such as regular building inspections, prompt repair of leaks, proper ventilation, and moisture control strategies. Additionally, educating residents and property owners about the importance of moisture management can help prevent mold outbreaks and maintain mold-free working environments.

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When your home or commercial business in Otay Mesa suffers a mold outbreak from rainwater intrusion, our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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Otay Mesa Residents Take Steps to Discourage Mold Problems?

5/30/2023 (Permalink)

A mold technician is wearing protective gear and a respirator. We are leaders in mold damage remediation services in San Diego.

Our local Otay Mesa/SanYsidro team has been restoring mold-damaged properties in Otay Mesa for years. Our technicians are certified to remediate mold damage by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore mold damage no matter how extensive the problem is.

Here are some tips for preventing mold growth from the County of San Diego website:

  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible
  • Watch for condensation and wet spots
  • Fix sources of moisture problems as soon as possible
  • Prevent moisture caused by condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in air (humidity)
  • Insulate or increase air circulation to increase surface temperature
  • Increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid) to reduce the moisture level in the air, repair leaks, etc.
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible
  • Maintain low indoor humidity, below 60 percent relative humidity (RH), ideally 30 to 50 percent, if possible
  • Adhere to a regular schedule of building/HVAC inspections and maintenance
  • Provide drainage outside foundation walls, and slope the ground away from the foundation to speed drying after rainfalls

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When you find mold growing in your Otay Mesa home or commercial business, our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team can help. We’ll restore your mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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What Can I Do If I Find Mold Growing in My Home in San Ysidro?

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

Mold covers the ceiling of a home. We are leaders in mold removal services in San Diego.

Our local Otay Mesa/SanYsidro team is trained and certified in applied microbial remediation by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. When you discover a mold outbreak in your home, there are some things you should and should not do while waiting for professional help to arrive. Here are some helpful tips from our website for things you can do and things to not do:

Important Facts

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact our Otay Mesa/SanYsidro offices for mold remediation services

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

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When you locate a mold infestation in your San Ysidro home or commercial business, our team of professionals in Otay Mesa/San Ysidro will restore the mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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Musty Odor Leads to Mold Outbreak Discovery in Otay Mesa?

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

Mold grows on a wall. We are leaders in mold remediation services in San Diego.

Often, a musty odor is a symptom of mold growing somewhere in the home. Our local Otay Mesa/SanYsidro team specializes in mold removal services. Here are some Google reviews from our happy customers:

“First and foremost, I would like to start my review by thanking Garrett and the rest of the SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team! From the very nice ladies that call to schedule appointments, to the demo team & Garrett, I've never been this satisfied with my experience when dealing with other companies. I had the pleasure of working with Garrett for a couple of days and from beginning to end, he stayed kind, and genuine with the way he communicated, promptness, kept me updated, made sure of our safety, professionalism, the work that he did, all of which were excellent! out of words and can't thank Garrett enough! Thank you so much for being so nice, and at the same time, being professional and awesome at your job, Garrett! I wish others were like you! The demo team was also very nice, proficient with their work, and also professional. What an amazing team!!!!! I am a 100% satisfied, customer! Keep up the great job!” Faye Gutierrez

Services: Mold Inspection, Water damage-related cleanup & repair

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When you find mold growing in your Otay Mesa home or business, our Otay Mesa and San Ysidro team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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Hidden Water Leak Causes Mold Infestation in Otay Mesa Home?

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

Mold is growing in the corner of a room. We are leaders in mold remediation services in San Diego.

Our local team in Otay Mesa and San Ysidro are trained and certified in applied microbial remediation by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries. Often mold damage is a symptom of a hidden water leak. Our professionals will locate and repair the source of the leak during the remediation process to discourage the mold from reoccurring once the mold is removed.

All household contents will require professional cleaning to remove mold spores and mold odor from your belongings. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water and mold damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.

Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.

Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.

Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.

Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 

Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

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When water leaks cause mold damage in your Otay Mesa home or commercial business you can count on our team of professionals in Otay Mesa and San Ysidro to restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.