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San Diego Home Safety Ranking

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Our Study Methodology

After helping our customers complete hundreds of thousands of home improvement jobs across the country—from carpet cleaning and plumbing to appliance repair, electrical services, and more—we created the SERVIZ Home Safety Ranking Index. What we have learned over the years is that customers, more than anything, want to ensure they maintain a healthy and safe home. Home safety is not just about adding an alarm system or having smoke detectors; it is also about keeping your home well maintained.

Homeowners increasingly want to keep up with their home maintenance to reduce the risk of fires, floods, earthquake damage, and even break-ins. The independent professionals in the SERVIZ network have helped thousands of customers reduce fire risks in their homes by replacing dirty vents and identifying improperly installed electrical switches and outlets. They have also reduced flood and earthquake risks by inspecting and repairing broken water pipes, sewer mains, and making sure water heaters are earthquake strapped and have properly installed overflow vents.

Consumers are also rightly concerned about who is coming inside their home. With that in mind, we created our Home Safety Ranking index to help all homeowners understand how their city and state ranks for home safety.

Our methodology was as follows: We sent a survey to 65,000 of our customers asking them how safe they feel in their homes, how they protect their homes, and what are their biggest safety concerns in their homes and neighborhoods. We took our survey responses and used the U.S. Census data that ranks each city on a crime index of 1-100 (100 being the safest). The two data points were then combined to determine our own proprietary safety grade for each city.

Our Home Safety Ranking Index includes actual survey results, quotes from our customers, and the percentage of professionals who sought to join our network that have failed our background check.

We understand how important it is to trust someone who is working to make your home safer. This is why our standards for accepting professionals into our network are high. Since 2015, we have rejected over 15% of professionals seeking to join the SERVIZ network.

We hope that by providing this level of detail for each city we serve we are helping communities better understand how they can keep their homes, families, and friends safe.

Our San Diego Home Safety Ranking is a result of our proprietary data collected over the last 5 years serving over 200 thousand customers, and 300 thousand home improvement jobs, and other publicly available sources.
San Diego Population:
,
,
Crime
San Diego
Crime Index
25
(100 is safest)
San Diego
Annual Crimes
35,836
Total
San Diego
is Safer Than
25%
of U.S Cities
Your Chance of Becoming a Victim of a Crime
1
IN
39
In San Diego
1
IN
33
In California
1
IN
35
In U.S.
How San Diego Residents Protect Their Homes
48.1%
Alarm System
44.3%
Dog
35.8%
Neighborhood watch program
San Diego Property Crimes
5,209
Home Break Ins
3.7 per 1,000 residents
19,785
Property Theft
14.2 per 1,000 residents
Background Check Fail Rate
1
IN
9
Home Repair Pros we checked FAILED a criminal background check
1
IN
6
Handyman
1
IN
12
Plumbers
1
IN
17
Electricians
Fire, Earthquake, Flood
How San Diego Residents Prepare For Threats to Their Homes
Install CO2 Smoke Alarms
82.1%
Fire Proof Windows
28.3%
Vent Cleaning (Fire Prevent)
47.2%
Flood Preparation
46.2%
In San Diego, residents do these types of jobs to ensure their homes are safe from the above threats
Did You Know?
California average Flood restoration cost is:
$19,724
Number of annual deaths by Fire in California:
214
What are the People of San Diego Biggest Safety Concerns?
Crime
58.5%
Earthquake / Flood
36.8%
Fire
34.9%
What Do Locals think?
What do the residents of California have to say about home safety?
I live in a building with a doorman so I feel fairly secure. My biggest concern are the mentally ill that walk around the neighborhood, some with severe schizophrenia. Mostly they are not a threat but sometimes they act out and throw garbage cans, shout, etc. And I'm mostly concerned that other people in the building will bring some element in with them that might endanger the rest of the tenants. We had someone get shot in the hallway over a drug deal and it was someone that came in with the tenant who was shot. An isolated case, but when you live among people you don't know, you can't be sure what environments they have around them.
Robert F.
As a small building apartment dweller fire isn't as much of a concern and floods are not an issue where I live. Living on a major Los Angeles, CA street my biggest concerns are crime safety as many people pass by my home daily so break-in robbery is more of a concern than anything else. Earthquakes are a likely part of life in California and I don't live on a hillside or in a building of questionable stability so that doesn't factor into my perception of safety in my home.
Marisa S.
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San Diego, CA
3/27/2018
“Vic came even though his previous job ran longer. He quickly did the job and efficiently”
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San Diego, CA
3/26/2018
“David did a great job on a toilet repair that ended up being more complex than we thought. What started out as a replacement of the intake valve progressed to a complete replacement of both stem valves inside the water tank. David made two runs to the local hardware stores and completed the job.”
Marissa B.
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“Your service was amazing I'm very happy with my experience. I will definitely be referring your company”
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“Michael called before coming, was on time, courteous and well-spoken, and cleaned up perfectly. He went beyond what I expected by manipulating his rooter device tip at a right angle to snake it into a clogged gutter downspout, thereby opening an obstruction that could not otherwise be reached. If you have more service professional like Michael, Serviz will always be a success story. ”
Lee W.
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“fast, effective, helpful. arrived within the time allocated, used foot protection not to leave tracks on carpets. I asked for their card and will use this service in the future. Reasonable priced,”
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Ian B.
San Diego, CA
3/12/2018
“Vic was excellent. Explained everything in full detail and completed the work just as he said he would. I definitely recommend him to other people looking for electrical work that needs to be done.”
Joann R.
San Diego, CA
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“I love this service. Have used it 4 times now. Quick, reliable, honest, and I don't feel like it's all about the money. Gabriel, George H. , and Roman the best!!”
Molly M.
San Diego, CA
3/6/2018
“Michael even taught me how to use the tool I already own so I might not even need to call a professional next time. Great service!”
Mel E.
San Diego, CA
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“Robert was great, job well done. Thanks”
Micheal S.
San Diego, CA
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“Michael is the best plumber ever.”
Samuel L.
San Diego, CA
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“Great communication. Ton of flexibility to schedule and complete the works. Great value! Thank you!”
Phil R.
San Diego, CA
2/27/2018
“Sam was very knowledgeable about garage doors and provided information that makes us feel safe to use the new Genie opening system. Thanks for sending him!”
Edward L.
San Diego, CA
“Your employee was prompt, efficient , well-spoken, and he cleaned-up after job completion. He was outstanding and thoroughly professional. Thanks you.”
Joseph and Laurie M.
San Diego, CA
“Michael arrived as scheduled. He Was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend him.”
Nousha (Landlord/Owner) R.
San Diego, CA
“Julian was very professional and took care of everything we needed. I would definitely request him again.”
Gayle S.
San Diego, CA
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Janet G.
San Diego, CA
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Eli H.
San Diego, CA
“Handyman was on time (a little early actually), a nice guy and was absolutely competent. Satisfied customer”
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