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Understanding El Niño

Satellite photo of el niñoEl Nino tends to get the blame for many catastrophic hurricanes like Patricia, severe blizzards, and other major storms. But it also influences weather on a smaller, more day to day, scale as well.

A stronger than usual El Nino could extend certain weather patterns. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting a 95% chance that the current system will last through the 2015-2016 winter and gradually taper off through the following spring.

El Nino, and its counterpart La Nina, are weather patterns found in the Equatorial Pacific. El Nino systems are characterized by warmer than usual water temperatures in this area, while La Nina systems are characterized by cooler than usual water temperatures in the area. El Nino frequently gets both credit and blame for causing heavy rainfall and destructive flooding in the southern United States and oppressive drought in the West Pacific.

Insurance agents in many areas are taking advantage of El Nino and talking with clients and prospects about insurance coverage for their property, but El Nino isn’t the only time agents and brokers should have these conversations. As we get into the coldest part of winter, agents need to talk with their clients about inspecting roofs and cleaning out gutters before spring rains begin.

According to Jim Gustin, Travelers Insurance Risk Control Department’s property technical director sees the current predictions of El Nino lasting until spring as providing an excellent opportunity for agents to encourage clients to ensure they are prepared for potentially heavy rains and to ensure they have sufficient coverage in place. If you aren’t sure whether you are covered in the event of water damage from flooding, you should call your insurance agent and find out.

Evaluating Flood Risk

You may also want to ask your agent to review your deductibles and coverage, especially if you live near a body of water or in a low lying area. Standard homeowners insurance typically does not cover damage from floods, so you’ll likely need to purchase flood insurance, if you haven’t already. You’ll also need to know how much coverage you have for the contents of your home under your flood policy.

One of the most important factors in emergency planning for any property is evaluating flood risk. Once you know what your flood risk is, then you can go about determining what you have to do to mitigate that risk as much as possible. Ask yourself:

  • Will your sump pump keep running if you lose power?
  • Do you have an emergency generator to power your sump pump to protect your property in the event of a power outage?
  • Are there back pump preventers on sewer drains in your area to prevent debris from flowing back into your building?

Some parts of the country could see winter delayed, thanks to El Nino, but could also find the cold weather lasting longer. It’s not just property damage you need to be concerned about. In Northeast and mid-Atlantic areas, sleet, freezing rain, and heavy snow are normal. Shoveling snow may be part of your winter routine, but how much thought do you give to removing ice from your driveway and the sidewalk in front of your house? If someone falls, you could be liable for their injuries, especially if your town has an ordinance requiring you to keep sidewalks near your property clear of hazards. It’s always a good idea to remove ice from your driveways and sidewalks, even if you aren’t required to.

When you lease property, maintaining the property is typically the responsibility of the owner, but you should still be careful to keep sidewalks, parking lots, and other walking areas safe. You should also be alert to any signs of deterioration due to rain, flooding, ice, snow, or normal wear, so any repairs can be made before weather turns bad.

Inspect Your Roof

If there are any trees near your house, you may want to trim them and remove any dead branches so they cannot fall on the building. Be sure to trim back any branches that could break and cause damage.

You also want to inspect your roof flashing to ensure it is in good condition and secured to keep out water and to protect the roof covering from wind damage.

While you’re looking at your roof, you should be alert to maintenance issues that could increase the potential for roof damage in severe weather. Some things to look for include:

  • Bubbles
  • Missing gravel (flat roofs)
  • Shingles or tiles that are missing or damaged
  • Any deviations in your roof covering
  • Any looseness where the roof covering or flashing attaches to the building

There are different designs in roofs to prevent water accumulation, but regardless of whether you have gutters, downspouts, or roof drains, be sure they are clear of debris which can impede drainage and potentially lead to roof collapse. Check your downspouts to ensure they actually drain water away from your building and not into your basement or crawl space.

Business owners in particular should inspect roofs every month to check for dirt and debris, damage from storms, or even items left behind or damage caused by contractors who may be on the roof to service HVAC systems.

Year End Review

It’s a good idea for anyone to review their insurance policies every year to ensure the policy still meets your needs. Have you purchased any new property or valuable items, or received such items as gifts, in the past year that should be covered? If you haven’t, or if the contents of your home have changed significantly, take an inventory of all your personal property. The easiest way to do this is with a video camera. Your smartphone is probably capable of this. Be sure to inventory all closets and drawers, as well as anything you have stored in the basement, attic, or garage, and any outdoor items you own, such as patio furniture, planters, and lawn and garden equipment.

To help you with this task, many insurance companies offer inventory software, or you can probably find an app for your smartphone for this purpose. Most of these programs will store your inventory in the cloud, so you can access it from anywhere, and doesn’t have to be transferred if you trade in your phone.

Planning

Do you have an emergency plan in place? If not, you need to sit down with your family and figure out what to do in an emergency. How will you get in touch with your family members if disaster strikes when one or more of you aren’t home? Where will you meet if you get separated? Think about how you will get elderly or disabled family members, as well as small children, to safety, especially if you might have to evacuate them from an upstairs window.

Do you have a battery powered radio and enough flashlights? Are the batteries working and do you have extras? You’ll need the flashlights if the power goes out, and the radio will keep you notified of any local announcements.

Emergencies can be especially difficult for small businesses because they often do not have written emergency plans. When disaster strikes, they may not be able to recover.

Planning ahead is the key to being prepared for any emergency, for individuals, families, and businesses.

 

If you are in the San Diego area, and in need of help recovering from a Fire or Flood, call us at (619) 376-6838.

Weather Proof Your Home & Prevent Water Damage

From time to time warm water in the Equatorial Pacific causes weather patterns that cause heavier than usual rainfall in the southern United States. The phenomenon is known as El Nino and can have a huge influence on climate change.

The following outlines a number of steps you can take to protect your property against potential damage from expected rainy weather.

How to Prepare for Heavy Rains

Heavy rains pose a significant risk of flood damage. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Do you have flood insurance? Most standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. If you aren’t sure, call your insurance agent to find out.
  2. Do you have a backup for your sump pump? If not, and if your power goes out in a storm, you could be in trouble.
  3. Do you have a generator in case power goes out?
  4. Are there back pump preventers on the sewer drains in your area?
  5. Does ice or water tend to accumulate on sidewalks?

Roof Leaks

Second to basement flooding, roof damage is one of the most common sources of water damage in heavy rains. Here are some things you can do to prevent problems with your roof in a storm:

  1. Are there trees near your home that need to be trimmed or loose branches that need to be removed?
  2. Does your roof flashing need to be replaced?
  3. Do you have damaged shingles that need to be repaired or missing shingles that need to be replaced?
  4. Is there debris in your gutters or other obstructions that need to be removed?

Taking care of these issues now, before rain hits, will help keep water out of your home.

Emergency Plan

Emergency preparation kit

Emergency preparation kit

Emergency plans aren’t just for business, they are something everyone should have in place. Whether you are in California, where dry brush, drought, and high winds combine to create out of control wildfires, or in the Midwest, where tornadoes are a scary springtime routine, every place has a potential for disaster. You need to have a plan that includes:

  1. How are you going to get in touch with your family? Do you have an established meeting place?
  2. If you have elderly or disabled family members, how will you get them to safety?
  3. Do you have battery powered radios and flashlights? Are the batteries charged?
  4. Do you have a couple of days of supplies (food, water, medication) in case you are stranded?

How Can We Help?

Prepare yourself and your home for a disaster before it happens. Right now is the perfect time to give your insurance agent a call to review your coverage. It’s also a good idea to inventory your property and inspect all the items mentioned above. Should you find yourself experiencing flood or fire damage in the San Diego area, give us a call at (619) 376-6838.

By |January 16th, 2016|Flood, Tricks and Tips, Water Damage|0 Comments

Mold In Your Home Or Office Has Serious Health Effects But Can Be Eliminated

black mold on wallIf you have visible mold in your home or office, you have a serious problem. But you can call on professionals who can take action to solve the problem and improve your indoor air quality for months and even years to come.

Actually, most air has some mold spores in it. Those spores seem to be everywhere. But when they’re around in large quantities, they can be harmful to humans and pets, causing respiratory problems, allergic reactions and more.

Symptoms of mold exposure start mild and get worse, in many cases. They include:

– sinus problems like a runny nose as well as nasal congestion
– irritation of the eyes, including itchiness and redness
– breathing problems like wheezing or chest tightness
– coughing
– burning, tingling or itching of the throat
– rashes or other kinds of irritation of the skin
– pain in the head
– uncontrollable sneezing
– asthma
– and more.

Mold can be especially dangerous for infants, the elderly and people who have existing immune system problems. In general, the symptoms of mold exposure can vary from person to person and can grow rapidly worse. People with heart and lung problems may be susceptible to mold-related health problems even when others exposed to the same environment don’t develop problems.

Fortunately, mold remediation is possible to clean up mold infestation and improve indoor air quality. This process starts with removal of the source of the moisture that is allowing the mold to grow. Then, prevention of future mold growth is undertaken. Finally, existing mold must be cleaned up. You’ll find mold remediators that focus on all aspects of mold cleanup, including fabric restoration and restoration of the building’s structure.

Mold remediation is a process that can release more mold into the air if done incorrectly, so it makes sense to leave this process to professionals. The chemicals that cause human reactions to mold exist even after the mold has died, so cleaning it away is essential.

Mold remediation often involves the following things:

– evaluation to see what needs to be done and how cleanup can be accomplished safely
– HVAC cleaning to remove mold from ducts as well as heating and air equipment
– use of protective clothing, including respirators, to protect workers
– dry brushing or agitation to get mold off porous surfaces
– dry-ice blasting to get rid of mold on wood and cement
– wet vacuuming
– damp wiping
– HEPA-filtered vacuuming
– and more.

At Orange Restoration, we use proven techniques and our team’s experienced judgment to decide what San Diego mold remediation processes are best for you. You can be sure that when we handle your mold removal, your home or business will be safer, cleaner and ready for full use as quickly as possible.

Nothing means more to us at Orange Restoration than doing your mold removal job right. Why not contact us right away at (619) 376-6838 so we can get started for you? Working with us is a smart decision for your home or business — and your health — that you’ll never regret.

By |August 25th, 2015|Mold, News, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

Proper Mold Remediation Involves Specific Equipment And Procedures

mold removal siteSo how does mold remediation work? It’s a complicated process that involves many steps. Those steps are customized to every job, so there’s no firm answer to exactly how mold removal is done. But here is some general information about how the process can be accomplished.

First, it is imperative to remove the source of moisture that is allowing the mold to grow. New mold can begin to grow on a moist and porous surface within as little as a day or two. But it can be prevented by stopping the source of water or moisture. Once this is accomplished, additional actions can be taken.

The safest and most effective way to clean up mold is to physically remove it with a detergent solution. There are commercially available products for this purpose. To be effective, the product used by you or your professional mold remediators needs to contain an antifungal agent approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

When mold growth is widespread and in significant quantity, the best bet is to have experts do the job for you. When you try to tackle it yourself, you may not get it all and may end up spreading spores into the air. In extreme cases where mold grows throughout a building, the most cost-effective way to get rid of the problem may be to condemn the building and start all over.

But that probably won’t be necessary at your home or office. Instead, professional mold removal specialists can take actions that involves some or all of the following:

Throwing away items that can’t be saved. When an item is thoroughly contaminated, the best idea may be throw it away. There’s simple no better way to get this mold source out of the way.

Cleaning items that can be saved. There’s a process for cleaning almost any kind of material. For example, some mold remediators specialize in fabric renewal.

HVAC system cleaning. Mold spores in heating and air conditioning ductwork can spread the infestation throughout a building. While mold occurs in low concentration in most air, it’s important to remove as much as possible from your home or building’s ducts for the best possible indoor air quality.

Dry agitation. Simply brushing or sanding, dry agitation is used to get rid of microbial growth on solid surfaces that are porous, like wood.

Dry-ice blasting. Used primarily for concrete and wood, dry-ice blasting can release mold into the surrounding air so it is most often used outside and not always the best choice when mold containment is required.

Wet vacuuming. Approved by the EPA, this is simply a way of sucking up wet material and containing it before disposing of it properly.

Of course, dry vacuuming and simply wiping a surface down is also among the tools of mold remeditators.

If it’s time to tackle the mold problem at your home or office, call Orange Restoration. With a team of professionals and the very latest equipment, we can put and end to your mold problems and also handle water damage restoration and many other things for you. What can we do for you? Call (619) 376-6838

By |August 18th, 2015|Mold, News, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

Remove Small Mold Patches With Simple Solutions

mold damage areaIf mold is present in only one small location in your home and doesn’t involve any porous materials, you may be able to remove it yourself using one of several home remedies and natural solutions. But use caution: you can subject yourself to additional mold exposure and cause mold to go airborne in your home if you do the mold remediation incorrectly.

Plus, you need to be absolutely certain that the small patch of mold you know about is actually the only one present. Otherwise, you could be killing and removing an obvious bit of mold while allowing a larger and unseen growth of mold go unchecked.

If you’re sure you want to tackle your project yourself, consider one of these cleaners:

Bleach. While mold remediators will often tell you that bleach only decolorizes mold rather than killing it, it may be all you need for small areas of mold. It works great on non-porous materials like bathtubs, tile, countertops and glass but does not penetrate well. It isn’t a good choice for drywall or wood. Since bleach produces harsh fumes, make sure the area in which it will be used is ventilated well. Wear gloves too. A cup of bleach per gallon of water should be more than enough, then spray or sponge on and wipe away. There’s no need to rinse since bleach inhibits future growth. Remember, it will decolor fabric and some other materials too.

Borax. A natural product that isn’t even toxic if swallowed, there’s no toxic smell or fumes when you get rid of mold with borax. This simple white powder — actually a naturally occurring mineral — is similar in many ways to baking soda but cleans better. Create a solution using a cup of borax in a gallon of water. Vacuum away lose mold first with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter and then scrub the mold away. Wipe away any powdery liquid that remains and vacuum again if necessary. There’s no need to rinse unless a white residue is left behind.

Vinegar. Also generally non-toxic, vinegar kills most — but not all — kinds of mold. But it’s safe, non-toxic and the smell isn’t harmful like the bleach smell is. Plus, vinegar is cheap and available in all supermarkets. Spray it on full strength, let it sit an hour and then clean the area. The remaining vinegar smell will go away within a few hours.

There are other cleaners that can be used for small patches of mold remediation too. These include:

  • ammonia, a harsh chemical with toxic fumes that works on non-porous surfaces
  • hydrogen peroxide, a safe compound that kills bacteria, fungus and more
  • baking soda
  • tea tree oil
  • grapefruit seed oil

You can even remove small amounts of mold with mild detergent and water. But how can you be sure you’re getting it all with any of these methods? For the very best results, contact Orange Restoration at (619) 376-6838 for professional mold remediation by experts who make sure they complete the job.

By |August 11th, 2015|Mold, News, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

Do Your Own Mold Removal — If You Dare

mold on ceiling and wallsAccording to United States Environmental Protection Agency, you may be able to do you own mold cleanup if the area impacted by the mold is less than 10 square feet. If you aren’t sure how much of your home is impacted by mold or you don’t feel competent to do a thorough and complete job, then it’s best to leave this complex task to mold remediation experts.

Which choice you make for small jobs is up to you. But for larger job, your home’s structure and your family’s health are too important to try to do the job yourself.

If you decide to do the work yourself, however, be sure to go by the following guidelines from the EPA:

Follow the rules. The EPA publishes specifications for how mold remediation should be done in schools and commercial buildings, and it makes sense to follow similar rules and specifications when working on any kind of building. In addition, guidelines are published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and other governmental and professional organizations.

Think about the HVAC system. If you have a mold problem, there’s a good chance that the HVAC system may be contaminated as well. The EPA publishes guidelines about when air duct cleaning is a good idea, but it’s absolutely necessary if you suspect contamination. Stop running the system until you’re sure the system is clear or it has been cleaned. Running it could make the problem worse by spreading the mold within the building.

Think about other kinds of contamination. If your mold or water damage is caused contaminated water — like that from a sewer, for example — the job may be beyond what you can tackle on your own. You need to call on a professional mold remediation company because you need special experience in getting rid of other contaminants and fixing damage to the building’s structure caused by other contaminants. Never just assume there isn’t a problem because there’s no smell or discoloration. Not all kinds of materials leave telltale signs.

Consider your health. If you’re susceptible to health problems or have allergies to mold, you need to leave the cleanup of even small patches of mold to professionals. And you should think about being out of the building while cleanup is happening. There’s no reason to risk your health doing a job that others have the equipment and expertise to do better and without impacting anyone’s health negatively.

And remember that if you have a mold problems, nothing is more important than acting quickly. Damage from mold can grow and spread quickly — within a matter of a day or two. The longer it remains untreated, the worse the problem will be and the more expensive and time-consuming the repairs will be.

At Orange Restoration, we’re prepared to take on mold remediation projects of any size. Just ask us what we can do for you to restore comfort, safety and functionality to your home or business. We handle projects large and small for clients of all kinds every day. So what can we do for you today? Call (619) 376-6838.

By |August 4th, 2015|Mold, News, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

How Can I Get Rid Of Mold?

san diego home with mold damageWhen you have mold in your home, you have a problem with moisture. This could be the result of too much humidity, but it’s more likely that the problem is a leaky pipe, flood damage or another source of infiltrating water that must be eliminated.

The first step to eliminating mold is to locate the source of the moisture, promptly fix the problem and then immediately dry out the area. Mold can start within just a day or two, so quickly drying the area is crucial. And thorough drying can actually take several days to complete.

Mold isn’t just black and can be white or many other colors. So don’t assume that a patch in your home that isn’t black isn’t mold.

Outdoors, mold usually isn’t a problem because it’s a natural part of the environment. It plays an important part in decaying organic matter like fallen trees and dead leaves. While mold spores are often in the air inside, mold has no place in a home, and efforts should be made to eliminate any patch of it that starts growing. Mold spores are invisible without a microscope, so you wouldn’t necessarily know its in your home until it starts to grow.

But is there any harm from mold inside a home?

There can be. Mold can have a number of potential health impacts. Mold produces substances than can cause allergic reactions as well as irritants and mycotoxins. In people with sensitivity to mold, inhaling or touching it is enough to set off a reaction. The reaction can be a runny nose or skin irritation or perhaps a sore throat. But it can also be serious respiratory problems and other more serious complications.

Plus, mold gradually and continually destroys the things it grows on. This includes home furnishings like paneling, furniture and even your clothing. And this includes the home’s structure itself. Eliminating mold as soon as it is discovered allows you to save the money it would cost to replace items on which mold grows.

So how can I get rid of mold?

That depends on how much there is. In some cases when you have very little mold, you may be able to scrub it away yourself using borax, vinegar or baking soda. Bleach can be used as well, but the fumes from bleach are toxic.

But you can’t be sure you’ve gotten all the mold when you scrub it away yourself. For the best possible job of getting rid of mold from your home, you need to call a professional mold remediation company. Mold removal companies have special tools and time-tested techniques for mold removal.

Ready to get rid of the mold problem in your San Diego home? If so, it’s time to call Orange Restoration, a company with the experience and expertise necessary to do a great job. Don’t delay any longer. The longer you wait for mold removal, the more damage there will be to your home — and your health. Call (619) 376-6838.

By |July 30th, 2015|Mold, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

5 Crucial Things to Know Before Choosing Carpet For Your Home

1325750175Ahh, carpeting. People either love it or hate it. Carpeting is a great flooring option for homes, especially those with children, as they are supportive, soft, and can handle wear and tear.

Most people underestimate just how complicated carpeting can be. Not only are there hundreds of colors, but there are also numerous fibers and styles from which to choose. Many of these decisions shouldn’t just be based on your personal aesthetic preferences; you also need to consider durability, maintenance, and more.

Before you choose a carpet, make sure you know these critical details:

#1: Know What Questions to Ask Yourself

Before you can make any decisions, you have to first ask (and answer!) the crucial questions:

  • How will each carpeted room be used?
  • Is there heavy or light foot traffic?
  • Will pets and/or children be on the carpet?
  • Does anyone in the house have allergies?
  • Is my house style and design formal or casual?

Understanding these questions can best help you determine the type of carpet to choose.

#2: Know Your Carpet Fibers

The first thing you want to decide is the type of carpet fiber you want. Each type has its plusses and minuses and some will be more expensive than others. While some carpets are made of blends, most are one of six fibers—nylon, polyester, polypropylene, acrylic, wool, or cotton.

 

Each of these fibers has their own plusses and minuses. Some are more resilient while others easily absorb oils. Speak with a carpet professional or research each different fiber to determine which is best for your home.

#3: Know Your Carpet Styles

There are multiple different types of styles, but there are five predominant styles you’ll encounter—patterns, berber, plush, textured plush, and frieze (shag). Patterned carpets come in various, well, patterns, from texture-on-texture design to various color combinations. Berber is a common choice, as it’s low profile and casual looking. Textured plush carpeting is possibly the most versatile, as it complements any type of room or home style. Frieze is more commonly known as shag carpeting. Shag is for a very specific individual, as it is a more retro style. However, it’s very soft and bouncy making it great to walk on barefoot. Plush is the softest option. It’s thickness provides a lot of comfort.

#4: Know the Power of Padding

You may never see it, but padding is critical in providing the right foundation for your carpet. Padding not only provides additional comfort and support, but it also helps a carpet’s durability and strength. The primary purpose of padding is to absorb impact to help the carpet remain in good shape. One of the biggest mistakes people make is choosing padding that is either too soft or too dense. The goal is to find the middle ground.

#5: Know the Carpet Installation Process

There are actually several ways to install carpet, depending on where you live, what kind of carpet you choose, the structure of your home, and what carpet provider you purchase from. Most commonly, an installer will either utilize a stretch-in installation or glue-down installation. In determining a method, an installer will consider several factors, like humidity, the presence of rolling traffic or ramps, area size, intricate borders, etc.

 

For more information about carpet cleaning and other San Diego damage restoration tips visit us online or give us a call! (619) 376-6838

By |November 20th, 2014|Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

Keeping Your Newborn Safe From Toxic Air

Every expecting parent looks forward to setting up their baby’s first nursery. You spend the months leading up to the birth shopping in stores and online for the perfect crib, furniture, and decorations. You choose a theme and pick out paint, carpets, and other items to transform the room into the ideal sanctuary for your newborn.

air-quality-nurseryair-quality-nurseryYou imagine of your precious baby dreaming away in their crib with colorful pictures and stuffed animals surrounding them on the shelves. But what kind of harmful spores could be floating around the air, unnoticed?

According to The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is the 4th greatest pollution threat to American households. Unfortunately the air in your baby’s nursery is no safer than the other rooms in your home.

But since we can’t see or smell these harmful air spores, it’s hard to imagine these “invisible” enemies could harm your newborn.

Since babies breathe more often and they usually spend most of their time crawling around the floor at ground level, they are at a much greater risk for ingesting harmful contaminants.

Use “safe” paint

It is very hard to find safe paint nowadays. Many brands claim to be low-VOC, but those levels do not include the other pigments or colors in the mixture. Colors are the leading source for VOC’s in paint. We recommend looking for paints with the Green Seal. These paints are certified to meet the strictest indoor air quality standards in the country.

Do not buy new furniture

Sticking away from brand new furniture and instead buying used cuts down on formaldehyde that is emitted by both furniture finishes and glues. Formaldehyde resins “set” after five years. Once it sets it becomes safe enough for a baby to be exposed to. The best part is that used furniture is cheap! Check out your local thrift store or estate sale.

Stick with organic bedding

Take the money you saved by buying used furniture and invest it in a quality organic baby mattress and bedding. Traditional bedding can include the same harmful formaldehyde that is in new furniture. Regular mattresses have been treated with toxic flame retardants that can cause breathing problems.

Avoid pressed wood or particleboard

If you decided to go with new furniture after all, we recommend sticking with solid wood options. They will probably include finishes that have formaldehyde, but letting the furniture sit in a garage or storage area will help air it out.

Keep chemicals away

So now that you have a healthy area for your newborn, the next step is to keep it that way. It is important to only buy safe cleaning products, low in VOC’s.

Knowing your nursery is safe and your baby isn’t in any danger from indoor air pollutants you can rest easier at night. It can be a painstaking process to find the right paint and materials but the extra effort is well worth it. If you have any questions or concerns about indoor air testing you can visit us online or give Orange Restoration a call 24/7. (619) 376-6838

By |August 13th, 2014|Green, Tricks and Tips|0 Comments

Water Damage and Restoration Rescue

When a pipe explodes in your home, you need to be rescued. When a toilet overflows and water spreads throughout your home, you need to be rescued. When sewage backs up in your home, you need to be rescued. No one plans on needing a water damage and restoration company, but it's always good to have one on speed dial in case of an emergency.

When any of these things happen to your home, you need to find a reputable company fast. What makes a company reputable? Well, you want to confirm the company you are looking at is insured. You probably want to go to YELP and see reviews from other people saying good things about the company you are interested in.

You should also look through their website and confirm that they will help you throughout the process. It can be very stressful to have to repair your home after a disaster. Financial costs, the stress of not having your home, potential mold problems are all reasons to be kind to yourself and find a water restoration company that will do the bulk of the work for you. Find a company that works 24-7 and is able to dispatch someone immediately. You need to feel like you're in good hands. Confirm that the company will handle your insurance claim so you have one less thing to worry about.

We're not saying we do all of these things (okay, we do). Ultimately we want you to hire someone that will do the job right the first time and minimize the amount of work you have to do to make your home feel like home again.

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