1. Baseboard Swelling – What You Need to Know

    One of the most common calls we get is people asking about the peculiar changes in their baseboard — seemingly out of nowhere, it has begun to crack, swell, peel, and bubble. What does it mean?! Sometimes, the answer is obvious — water damage in the room itself is a quick path to baseboard swell…Read More

  2. How Fires Can Cause Commercial Water Damage

    When we think of things that are complete opposites of each other, fire and water come to mind. Water is usually cold, fire is hot. Water gives life, fire takes it away. And, of course, water destroys fire, and that’s one of the main reasons why commercial water damage can actually be one of the w…Read More

  3. Common Signs of Water Damage

    Contrary to popular belief, water damage is much more insidious than it appears to be on the surface level. Suppose you’ve just had a flood — one of your appliances ran amok, or it rained so hard that the water outside ended up filling your home. Whatever the reason, you ended up with a shallow …Read More

  4. 4 Myths About Water Damage You Shouldn’t Buy Into

    From Carlsbad to Chula Vista, we have a whole lot of experience helping clients with flood and water damage restoration in the greater San Diego area. Water and flood damage can be an insidious aggressor to your home, penetrating deep into its unseen surfaces and causing damage behind the scenes tha…Read More

  5. Thunderstorm Safety

    Thunderstorms may not seem like much, but they can actually lead to some serious damage. A thunderstorm is considered to be severe once it produces either hail that is an inch in diameter or wind gusts that reach 58 miles per hour. All thunderstorms produce lightning, which actually kills more peopl…Read More

  6. Water Damage Help for Landlords

    Water damage can be a serious issue for everyone—tenants and landlords included. In fact, water damage claims are the second most common type of claim when it comes to home insurance! With that said, how can landlords protect themselves from expensive water damage? And, even more pressing, what ca…Read More

  7. Landlords’ Responsibility to Maintain Plumbing

    When water damage hits your rental property, it’s tough to know what to do! The good news is, it is up to your landlord to handle the damage for you. Keep in mind, though, that it is also your landlord’s responsibility to take care of your pipes and plumbing maintenance in your rental property a…Read More

  8. Flood Insurance is Essential!

    We live in bright and sunny California—so why would flood insurance be important? The fact of the matter is, anywhere it can rain, it can also flood. And, if it should flood, the last thing you want to deal with is paying for all of the damage out of pocket. While some insurance companies will cov…Read More

  9. Choose SM Absolute, The Best in Customer Satisfaction!

    No one wants to think about potential disasters happening to their home, but unfortunately, it happens. Whether your home or business has suffered a fire, water damage, or mold, it’s time to call for help. With the professionals from SM Absolute, you can be sure that your property is taken care of…Read More

  10. Historic California Winter Storms and Floods

      While living in California normally guarantees good weather, we know that isn’t always the case. When a storm and subsequent flash flood strikes, it can take weeks to recover and bring things back to the way they were before. If you have had flooding in your home, regardless of whether it…Read More