Recent Commercial Posts

A water loss doesn't have to be a headache.

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

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Commercial property damage can be a major setback for businesses in Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos. Whether it's caused by a storm, fire, or other disaster, property damage can disrupt operations, cost money, and damage a company's reputation.

That's where SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos comes in. Our team of experts is trained to handle commercial property damage quickly and effectively. We understand the importance of minimizing downtime and getting your business back to normal as soon as possible.

In addition to our restoration services, we offer a range of specialized services to commercial property managers, including emergency readiness plans, construction services, and mold remediation.

We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your property is restored to its pre-damage condition. And we understand the unique challenges facing commercial property owners, such as regulatory compliance and safety requirements.

If your commercial property in Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos has suffered damage, call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos at 877-287-0880. We're available 24/7 to help you get back to business.

Do you have an emergency plan in your Mira Mesa commercial property?

10/11/2023 (Permalink)

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One of the lessons that the pandemic left us, is that life can change us from one day to the next. That's why at SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos we want to minimize your business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

You can request the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business completely free of charge. It is an information package and property assessment that is prepared with the help of images and local data. Once completed, you will have at hand, the key contacts for the building, mechanical information, priority access areas and an emergency action plan for the building.

If you are a property or facility manager you can have an Emergency Ready Profile totally free by contacting SERVPRO® of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Peñasquitos at 877-287-0880.

Call us for your commercial cleaning needs!

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

2 people wearing PPE cleaning a white commercial office table We offer cleaning you can trust!

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos is here to handle all of your commercial cleaning needs. 

We go above and beyond your traditional janitorial cleaning and work as professionals. In times of uncertainty, you need a company you can trust. We use hospital grade disinfectants and our staff will wear the appropriate PPE to ensure you and your staff are safe. We offer Covid cleanings for both preventative and confirmed cases. We are here for you! 

Cleaning and maintaining your office during the time of the pandemic doesn't need to be an added stress. You can trust in our services and feel confident in the work we've done. We work to ensure your satisfaction and be there during the most challenging times to help take away your stress. 

Call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos for all of your commercial cleaning needs. 

SERVPRO can handle large commercial cleaning jobs!

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

A hand writing, "we can help," in black text and a lime green circle around the writing We do commercial cleaning!

SERVPRO of La Jolla can handle your commercial cleaning needs. 

We specialize in the following categories: 

*Air Ducts & HVAC 


*Carpet & Upholstery 

*Ceilings, Floors, & Walls 

*Drapes & Blinds 

*Odor Removal 


*Trauma & Crime Scene 


We are trained in cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have been recognized as an IICRC approved training facility. We know how to get the job done prompt and properly!

Call SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos when you need cleaning that is beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff. You can rely on our professionals to make your work space look its best! We have nearly 50 years of experience, award winning training and exclusive cleaning products. 

Let us help you!

Let us help you ensure your office is clean and safe for your staff!

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Office cubicals  Trust us with your facility to ensure it is Certified SERVPRO Cleaned!

During these unprecedented times, SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos is committed to offering cleaning that you can trust. Our staff is equipped with the necessary PPE equipment, cleaning products, and safe practices to get the job done right. 

We understand the importance of getting your business up and running quickly and safely. Our Certified SERVPRO Cleaned defense program offers a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that goes further than a simple janitorial cleaning. We will work with your management to create a custom cleaning program that is suitable for your needs to ensure an environment that is safe and secure. Let SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos offer your facility a higher level of clean! 

Call us for a free estimate and inspection of your facility.


SERVPRO can handle your commercial property management maintenance needs!

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

large commerical building with trees in the background SERVPRO can handle all of your emergency maintenance issues!

Our experience with property management has given us the ability to provide a variety of details services for the following types of facilities. 

*Multi Level Commercial Buildings

*Multi Tenants Facilities 

*Shopping Malls 

*Apartment Complexes


*Industry Facilities 

We can help you get your building back up and running after an emergency maintenance related issue. We offer 24 hour emergency services to help you when you need help most. We will respond within one hour of your initial call and work to get someone to your business within 4 hours from the initial call. Within 8 hours of your initial call, you will have a complete scope of the work and an estimate in your hand! Our professionals work hard to ensure your tenants are safe and disruptions are minimal.  

Emergency maintenance is our expertise and we can handle any size job. We will work proper and prompt so you can focus on your business while we out things back together for you. We will communicate every step of the process to ensure your confidence in our services. 

Restoring Your San Diego Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Services available 24/7. Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events in San Diego commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of La Jolla 

SERVPRO of La Jolla specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

How to maintain Commercial HVAC systems

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Services available 24/7. Regular preventive maintenance is the best way to keep a commercial HVAC system working correctly.

Your tenants rely on the HVAC system in your business building to ensure indoor comfort, while you take precautions to keep the equipment working properly, efficiently and at the lowest possible cost. Regular preventive maintenance is the best way to keep a commercial HVAC system working correctly. Here are some ways to maintain the HVAC system in your business building to sustain performance, reduce costs and increase equipment longevity.

Maintenance Tasks and Procedures: Maintenance Staff

There are some relatively simple tasks your building maintenance staff can perform to maintain the HVAC system in your business building. If your maintenance personnel are knowledgeable about heating and cooling equipment, they don't have to be restricted to these tasks. However, these are some of the easiest preventative maintenance procedures that can be performed by most anyone.

  • Check and change air filters: The air filters in the HVAC system help clean the air inside the facility. They also contribute to the airflow the system needs to function properly. Filters should be checked at least once a month and changed when they get dirty.
  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils: Heat transfer occurs at the evaporator and condenser coils, so these components should be kept clean and free of nearby blockages. Use a recommended commercial cleaner to remove dirt and other build-up on the coils.
  • Clean the exterior unit: The outdoor unit of the HVAC system should be cleaned and kept free of any material that could interfere with airflow. Accumulations of leaves, grass, dirt, sticks or other material should be removed from the vents and from around the unit. Vegetation such as shrubs, trees or hedges should be trimmed to allow plenty of open space around the outdoor unit.
  • Avoid blockages: Ensure that the supply and return vents are not blocked by furniture, boxes or other material that could interfere with proper airflow.

When maintenance and preventative measures like the above mentioned are utilized, the chances of leaking and a water loss are much slimmer. Sometimes these occurrences do occur, and SERVPRO La Jolla is here to help with any water damage repair from an HVAC unit. Please contact us and we will have our highly trained technicians there to help!

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos Handling Holiday Water Losses

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos, we are ready to take care of water losses or fire losses at any day they occur. This Thanksgiving, we received two commercial water losses during a heavy rainstorm. One of them happened at a local Pharmaceutical Company. Water flooded the entire 8,000 square feet facility and this needed to be taken care of immediately. We immediately dispatched our staff on-call and we on site within 40 minutes of first receiving the call. With the help of our entire production staff, we were able to tackle this large extraction job within 4 hours and set equipment for a thorough dry out. At the same time, a roofing contractor took care of the source, and the rest is history. Please contact SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos at any time of day or night! We specialize in Commercial water and fire losses. 

Commercial Sewage Backup at local retailer

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

A local clothing retailer in La Jolla recently suffered a sewage backup that leaked into the floor of half of the 6500 square foot store. Drains started to flood and sewage was everywhere. The store manager called the national SERVPRO line and we were contacted. SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos was there within the same hour with three trucks fully equipped with truck mounts and drying equipment. Unfortunately, some of the flooring started to buckle and therefore needed to be removed and replaced. SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos is a full service mitigation specialist and licensed contractor in the State of California and can take on rebuilds such as these. The affected flooring was removed, subfloor was treated, sanitized and dried out prior to installation of the new flooring. The source of the backup was repaired by a licensed plumber and this retailer was back up and running in no time! Thank you for trusting SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos!

Commercial Bakery Flood

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos recently got a weekend call from a neighboring business. This local bakery has hundreds of commercial customers who depend on weekly or even daily deliveries of bread to their businesses. When we received the work order, the manager couldn't explain how important it was for SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos to get their bakery back up and running in as little time as possible. We were able to get our licensed plumber on site in less than two hours in order to repair the source of the leak and from that point it took us less than three days to completely dry out the affected area. Thankfully, the bakery was able to get back up and running with very minimal business interruption and they could not be more gracious. Thank you so much for contacting and trusting SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos.

Commercial Structure Drying after a Water Loss

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

When a commercial building, office, retail store or other place of business has a flood, it affects dozens of people. Customers, employees, business owners and neighboring tenants are all involved, like it or not. Getting it cleaned up and dry as fast as possible is key. Drying a commercial structure is fundamentally different than dealing with a flood in a residential home. The differences aren’t subtle, and a restoration contractor who typically deals with houses and condos will be ill prepared for a steel-stud or block wall commercial structure. This often leads to the inexperienced worker removing far too much drywall, opening walls and areas unnecessarily, and running up a bill needlessly.  

SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Peñasquitos has been in business in San Diego county for decades, and it is likely that we have successfully worked in your building already. Being a local expert allows us to provide a higher level of service at reduced price because we know the market, subcontractors, adjusters and HOA expectations across the county. Our reputation precedes us and we are happy to share testimonials, references and photos of our past projects.  

Commercial Water Damage Specialists

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Restoration Specialists

Did you know that SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos has a team of highly trained, certified technicians who are ready to handle any size Commercial Water Damage or Commercial Fire Damage? From 50,000 square foot warehouses with 4 inches of standing water to small offices with mold damage, SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos is here for you, whenever you need! Please contact SERVPRO of Scripps Ranch / Mira Mesa / Rancho Penasquitos for Commercial Water Damage, Commercial Floods, Commercial Mold Remediation, Commercial Fire, Commercial Smoke Damage, Commercial post construction clean up, Commercial Critical Cleaning and more! Please contact us anytime! 858.270.5234

Commercial Restroom Water Damage

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

I manage a mainstream electronics megastore in the San Diego area. Never had I imagined or expected a bathroom to cause a flood not only in the bathroom alone, but also the carpeted hallway that was angled at a slope upwards. The entire store had a disgusting stench and smell of sewage, right when the sliding entrance doors opened. I knew I had to take care of this immediately. I called SERVPRO Rancho Penasquitos/Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch and they sent out three people within 45 minutes of my call. The project manager explained what needed to be done in order to bring the store back to its original dry and clean condition. The techs unloaded all of their equipment and were very cautious with regard to safety, especially with all of the cords on the floor. They extracted, removed what needed to be removed, sanitized and completely dried the affected area. They really defined their slogan - "Like it never even happened." It actually came out cleaner than the pre-flood condition!

Ways to Handle Stress in the Workplace

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. And four out of 10 people working at large companies are experiencing a major corporate restructuring, and therefore facing uncertainly about their futures. This may be why more than 40% of adults say they lie awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day.

"People are asking me for answers," says Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., a business psychologist and author of just released Success Under Stress. "Everyone feels overwhelmed and overly busy."

Is there a way to maintain steady focus throughout the day? Is it possible to do everything that needs to get done and still have energy left over after work? How do you keep cool under so many demands? Informed by 10 years of Harvard research and field-tested by more than 6,000 clients and trainees, Melnick offers the following strategies to take your work stress down a peg, before it takes over your life.

Act Rather Than React

"We experience stress when we feel that situations are out of our control," says Melnick. It activates the stress hormone and, if chronic, wears down confidence, concentration and well-being. She advises that you identify the aspects of the situation you can control and aspects you can't. Typically, you're in control of your actions and responses, but not in control of macro forces or someone else's tone, for example. "Be impeccable for your 50%," she advises. And try to let go of the rest.

Take A Deep Breath

If you're feeling overwhelmed or are coming out of a tense meeting and need to clear your head, a few minutes of deep breathing will restore balance, says Melnick. Simply inhale for five seconds, hold and exhale in equal counts through the nose. "It's like getting the calm and focus of a 90-minute yoga class in three minutes or less at your desk," she says.

Eliminate Interruptions

"Most of us are bombarded during the day," says Melnick. Emails, phone calls, pop ins, instant messages and sudden, urgent deadlines conspire to make today's workers more distracted than ever. While you may not have control over the interrupters, you can control your response. Melnick advises responding in one of three ways: Accept the interruption, cut it off, or diagnosis its importance and make a plan. Many interruptions are recurring and can be anticipated. "You want to have preset criteria for which response you want to make," she says. You can also train those around you by answering email during certain windows, setting up office hours to talk in person or closing the door when you need to focus.

Schedule Your Day For Energy And Focus

Most of us go through the day using a "push, push, push" approach, thinking if we work the full eight to 10 hours, we'll get more done. Instead, productivity goes down, stress levels go up and you have very little energy left over for your family, Melnick says. She advises scheduling breaks throughout the day to walk, stretch at your desk or do a breathing exercise. "Tony Schwartz of the Energy Project has shown that if we have intense concentration for about 90 minutes, followed by a brief period of recovery, we can clear the buildup of stress and rejuvenate ourselves," she says.

Eat Right And Sleep Well

"Eating badly will stress your system," says Melnick, who advises eating a low-sugar, high-protein diet. "And when you're not sleeping well, you're not getting the rejuvenating effects." According to the CDC, an estimated 60 million Americans do not get sufficient sleep, which is a critical recovery period for the body. If racing thoughts keep you from falling asleep or you wake up in the night and can't get back to sleep, Melnick suggests a simple breathing trick that will knock you out fast: Cover your right nostril and breathe through your left for three to five minutes.


Commercial Fire Insurance

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Most businesses that own property need insurance to protect themselves against damage caused by fire. Fire insurance for businesses is widely available. Many insurers offer this type of coverage.

Need for Coverage

Fire is a major cause of property damage. In 2015, 1,345,000 fires were reported in the United States according to the National Fire Protection Association. These fires killed 3,280 people (excluding firefighters) and caused about $14.3 billion in property damage.

 Most of the fire-related deaths occurred in residential structures, which include one-or-two-family homes, apartment buildings, hotels, and motels.

A fire can devastate a small business. Fires generate flames, smoke, and heat, any of which can damage buildings and their contents. Water, foam and other materials used by firefighters to extinguish a blaze can also damage property. A business that has no fire insurance will have to pay for repairs or reconstruction out of pocket. It may also have to reimburse the fire department for the cost of extinguishing a fire if the local fire department charges for its services.

If a company lacks the funds to pay these costs, it may be forced to cease operations. By purchasing adequate fire insurance, a company can significantly improve its chances of surviving a large fire loss.

Hostile Versus Friendly Fire

In the insurance industry, fires are classified as friendly or hostile.

 A friendly fire is one that is set on purpose and that remains in the place intended, such as a fireplace or stove. A fire becomes hostile when it escapes from its intended location. For example, flames from a gas burner ignite grease spilled on a restaurant stove. The fire travels up a wall and burns the roof of the building. Property insurance covers damage caused by hostile fires.

Commercial Property Policies

Until the mid-twentieth century, businesses protected themselves against fire damage to buildings and personal property by purchasing a fire insurance policy In the 1960s, insurers began offering commercial multi-peril policies. 

ACV Versus Replacement Cost

Many property policies pay losses based on the actual cash value (ACV) of the damaged property. Actual cash value is typically calculated by subtracting a property's accumulated depreciation from its replacement cost.

For example, suppose that your building is insured for its actual cash value. The building will cost $3 million to replace. It is ten years old and has depreciated by $500,000. The building's actual cash value is $2.5 million. If you insure the building based on its ACV, your insurer will not pay more than $2.5 million if the building is completely destroyed.


You will need to come up with an additional $500,000 to rebuild the structure. 

Business personal property includes items like machinery, equipment, and office furniture. Such property can be costly to replace. You can protect your business against a large out-of-pocket expense by insuring your personal property on a replacement cost basis.

Replacement cost coverage pays the cost of repairing damaged property or replacing it with similar property. This coverage costs more than coverage based on actual cash value.

Don't Underinsure Your Property!

Like many business owners, you may think your insurance premiums are too high. Perhaps you've considered saving money on property insurance by insuring your property for less than its full value. This is a bad idea!

For one thing, your policy won't cover the entire cost of repairing or replacing property that is destroyed by a fire or other peril.

For example, suppose your property policy includes a coinsurance requirement of 80 percent. Assume that your policy covers losses on a replacement cost basis. If the replacement cost of your building is $2 million, you must insure your building for at least $1.6 million (80 percent of $2 million). If a loss occurs and you have failed to purchase the required amount of insurance, your insurer will not pay the full amount of the loss. You will be stuck paying a portion of it yourself.

You can avoid penalties for underinsurance by taking these steps:

  • Insure your property for 100% of its value.
  • Hire an experienced appraiser to reassess the value of your property every year or so. The best time to do this is before your policy's renewal date.
  • Don't insure your property based on property tax evaluations or estimates provided by your insurance agent or broker.

Excluded Property

Property policies contain exclusions and limitations that apply to certain types of property. For example, most policies exclude loss or damage to land, building foundations, and money and securities. Many provide a small amount of coverage for valuable jewelry, and outdoor plants.

Business Income Coverage

When its property has been severely damaged, a company may be forced to reduce its operations or to shut down its business altogether. A full or partial shutdown may cause the business to lose income or incur extra expenses. Income losses and extra expenses are not covered by basic fire insurance. To protect itself, the business can purchase business income insurance.

Building Codes

Many businesses operate in older structures that do not meet current building codes. Building laws vary from state to state and city to city. Generally, existing buildings need not meet current codes unless they are refurbished or rebuilt. If a building is severely damaged by a fire or other peril and is repaired or reconstructed, the structure may be subject to current codes. The required upgrades can be costly. The extra costs imposed by building codes aren't covered under a typical property policy. Coverage for such costs is available under building ordinance coverage.


Here are some tips for maintaining your fire insurance policy.

  • Review your policy annually. Make sure it includes all of your buildings and all of your locations. Check the addresses listed in the policy ensure they are accurate.
  • If you own multiple buildings, consider insuring them under a single policy with a blanket limit. One policy will be cheaper than several individual policies. 
  • Draft and maintain a fire prevention plan. Train your workers on the steps they should take if a fire occurs. Your insurer may provide a discount for an active fire prevention program.


Commercial HVAC Cleaning

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

For business owners, it’s possible to overlook certain aspects of your building or office space such as the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC system).  When these systems are not properly maintained, they can accumulate dust, pollen, and other debris. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.” It’s very important to maintain clean ducts in order to maintain a healthy environment for your business.

When these ducts are not given the maintenance that they require, the HVAC system may begin to fail and waste unnecessary energy that can cost you. Keeping your air ducts clean can save you and your business money. HVAC systems may also leak and cause water damage and mold damage that can weaken the structure of your property. These damages can produce odors throughout your business and can be unpleasant for the employees and guests.

Contact SERVPRO Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos for the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Remember that maintaining the HVAC system can extend the life of the equipment. Don’t wait to call our experts on commercial air ducts and HVAC cleaning at 858.270.5234.