water damage restoration


Water Damage RestorationWater damage restoration in San Diego is a professional term used to describe the process of water damage cleaning from the first steps to the last. Water damage restoration can also be known as (1) water remediation, (2) water removal, (3) water extraction, (4) water mitigation, and (5) flood cleanup.

Sounding complicated? No need to stress; these terms are used interchangeably most of the time, but it’s good to understand the differences. Especially if you are talking with a few different disaster restoration companies.


Water damage restoration includes the complete process of water cleanup from beginning to end–(removal of water, drying items and structures, and moving restored items back).

  1. Water remediation is a term equivalent to water damage restoration. Water remediation includes the complete process of water cleanup, which includes water removal, drying items and structures, and then moving items back.
  2. Water removal describes the act of removing water from the water damaged areas. Professionals use specialized equipment such as truck mounts to remove large amounts of water, commercial grade dehumidifiers, and high-velocity air movers.
  3. Water extraction means the same thing as water removal. Professionals use specialized equipment such as truck mounts to remove large amounts of water, commercial grade dehumidifiers, and high-velocity air movers.
  4. Water mitigation refers to the process of preventing or reversing damage caused by the amount of water in the building. So water mitigation could be used to describe the water removal and/or the whole water cleaning process.
  5. Flood cleanup means water from outside has moved inside. Flood water is considered contaminated and most people will need professional help in removing, sanitizing, and drying the areas which were affected.


El Cajon Flood Service 619-787-0639 Emergency 24 Hour

El Cajon Flood Services

El Cajon Flood Service

El Cajon Flood Service offers emergency flood services, water extraction, sewage spill clean-up and removal, drying-out, and restorationWe are open 24 hours 365 days a year to take your call. We understand that floods and fires can strike any time and without warning. When it does, you’ll need reliable and effective cleanup services and fast. We dispatch experienced first responders who arrive within the hour. Immediate on site damage assessment and estimate is provided.

Water extraction is usually the first and immediate service provided, which reduces further damage to your property. Sewage affected property and damaged items are either cleaned and/or removed if needed, followed by the structural drying.

Depending on the extent of the water damage, some of the work may include the removal of building materials, sewage clean-up and removal, mold testing & remediation, structural drying, dehumidification, deodorizing, asbestos test & removal and possible other restoration work. Packing and storage of possessions are often needed for extensive clean-ups. 

Commonly asked questions Q&A


How soon can we receive emergency flood service? In most cases, we dispatch trained personnel (first responders) to your location well before sixty minutes with immediate on site damage assessment upon arrival.

How long has San Diego Flood Services been in business? Since 2004, we’ve seen many floods and fires over the years, catching property owners off guard and causing everything from small mop ups to residential and commercial soakers.

Does our insurance carrier cover your service? Your insurance policy dictates the terms of your coverage. However, owner policies differ, and in most cases insurance covers the costs to remedy your property damage. Remember… You have the right to pick and choose your own flood service and contractor.

Can you work with my insurance adjusters to settle my claim? Many years of experience in making fair and reasonable appraisals of damaged property are employed, preparing the necessary reports required by insurance companies in order to help settle the claim in a timely manner.

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