Water, Fire, & Mold Restoration Blog

2403, 2016

Fire Damage – Orange Restoration on Channel 5 News (San Diego)

By |March 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Yoni from the Orange Restoration San Diego team interviewed about a local fire damaged building by Channel 5 News.

601, 2016

San Diego Flood Damage – Orange Restoration on Channel 10 News

By |January 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

If you have been affected by the flash floods in San Diego, contact Orange Restoration San Diego for help at (619) 376-6838

1208, 2015

The Process Of Fire Damage Restoration

By |August 12th, 2015|Fire|0 Comments

Fire damaged home in San Diego homeOnce the fire trucks are gone, your journey is just beginning. That’s because your home almost certainly suffered smoke and fire damage as well as possible water damage. But the professionals at Orange Restoration have the skills and equipment necessary to restore your house to the way it was before the fire.

Each fire is different and every home requires its own specific approach, but the following is the general process we follow in a typical fire damage restoration situation:

  1. Emergency response. When you make your call to us, the restoration process begins. Our customer service representative will ask the right questions so that we can respond quickly and bring along the right resources and equipment.
  1. Inspection and assessment. We inspect the impacted area and adjoining rooms to find out the extent of the soot, smoke and other fire damage, then we can develop our plan of action.
  1. Securing the structure. Preventing further damage is essential, so we take immediate action to board up broken windows, shore up damaged walls and put tarps over damaged sections of the roof.
  1. Water removal. When water damage is present, we immediately start water removal. Dehumidifiers and air movers are used to get all the water from your home and complete the drying process.
  1. Surface soot and smoke removal. Using special equipment and time-tested techniques, we get rid of soot and smoke from the ceiling, all walls and other hard surfaces.
  1. Cleaning and disinfecting. Restorable items require cleaning and sanitizing. A variety of cleaning products and techniques are used to accomplish this as appropriate. This process includes odor removal using foggers and industrial-strength air scrubbers.
  1. Restoration. Getting things back to normal is the final step in the process. This can involve small repairs, drywall replacement, new carpet installation, painting and more. Major construction may sometimes also be required.

For an easy and hassle-free experience, trust Orange Restoration to help manage everything for you, including the insurance claims process. Call (619) 376-6838 for a quick response.

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506, 2015

San Diego Water Damage Restoration Goes Smoothly When You Make Good Choices

By |June 5th, 2015|News, Water Damage|0 Comments

water damage restoration workNo matter what type of water damage you have at your San Diego area home or business, there are tools and people who can take care of your problem for you. But using the wrong equipment, using it incorrectly or failing to complete the job can result in bad outcomes that can lead to addition damage over the long term.

The San Diego water damage restoration team you choose needs be an experienced firm with your best interests and complete satisfaction in mind. And they need to know the different between water damage and flood damage.

Flood Damage And Water Damage Requires Urgent Attention

A flood isn’t the only thing that can lead to water damage. Your San Diego property can have water damage from leaky faucets, the slow leaking of water in from outside and many other causes that never actually result in a flood. And each circumstance requires different methods to correct.

If you should have water damage of any kind at your home or business, the best course of action is to contact your San Diego water damage restoration company right away. If possible, stop the flow of water immediately, then make contacting a water damage restoration company your second order of business. Only the best water damage restoration and flood damage cleanup specialists know how to deal with every kind of situation to prevent further damage, dry what can be saved and remove building materials and possessions that must be discarded.

Orange Restoration can meet your needs because we’re a licensed, insured and bonded company with a highly experienced and careful team that performs all our services up to and above the industry standard.

We Can Put Things Right Starting Immediately

So how quickly can we start to put things right? We can be onsite within an hour in most cases and almost always within an hour and a half after your call. After evaluating your property and the damage it has incurred, we can create a restoration plan that involves proper repairs and addresses all your concerns. Once all your questions are answers, the serious work of putting things right can begin.

No matter the day or time of your call, our goal at Orange Restoration is always to come quickly, provide reasonable pricing and do the job right to your complete satisfaction.

We understand that water damage is a stressful event for you, but you must understand how important it is to take immediate action to mitigate damage and get the process of water damage restoration started so that it can be completed as quickly as possible.

Water damage can destroy walls and floors, lead to mold and bacteria and create a dangerous and unhealthy situation in your home or commercial building if not properly stopped and repaired. And correcting the damage yourself is nearly impossible unless you’re a trained and experienced expert. Why not contact us at Orange Restoration, your full-service San Diego water damage restoration company?

From the moment we step inside, we’ll take charge and start you down the road toward complete restoration. It’s what we do for good people like you every day.. call (619) 376-6838.

506, 2015

Mold Doesn’t Mean The End Of The World, But Proper Mold Remediation Is Essential

By |June 5th, 2015|Mold, News|0 Comments

man removing moldBecause of the associated health risks and other factors, many homeowners and commercial building owners are very afraid of mold. But having a mold problem doesn’t means the end of the world — or the end of your use and enjoyment of the property. It’s a serious issue, but there are seriously skilled people who can take action to eliminate your mold problem.

San Diego mold removal and remediation is a job best left to experts if you want effective cleanup that completely eliminates mold and mildew and prevents it from returning. If done incorrectly, mold will simply return — and no one wants that.

When you choose the right mold remediation company for your San Diego home or business, a simple, hassle-free and cost-effective mold removal process really is possible.

Mold Is Almost Always A Health Hazard

No matter the type of building, mold is a serious issue. Not all mold is alike, but almost every mold type that grows in structures is dangerous and can cause health issues. And the range of possible health problems includes everything from hypersensitivity to severe respiratory complications. Some can even cause brain damage — or worse. That’s why professional mold remediation is so critical.

A number of factors can contribute to mold growth. All it needs to get started is moisture and food. The moisture can come from high humidity as well as plumbing leaks or flooding. The food can be your home or commercial building’s wood, paper or glue.

And worst of all, not all mold is visible. So if you think you may have had an issue at your home of office that could have provided the moisture mold needs to grow, it’s essential to get the issue checked out by professional mold removal and remediation specialists.

What’s Involved In Mold Removal?

Solving Your Mold Issues For Good

Even if you don’t see mold growth, a musty smell could be a sign that it exists. It can be in the walls, the air or in hard-to-explore cracks and crevices. That’s why a complete mold checkup by experts in mold testing like our team at Orange Restoration is so important.

Our team can test your building for mold using the latest tools and methods, then determine what kind of problems you have and how to treat them. Once a customized mold remediation plan is created for your property, the elimination can begin.

And you can be on the way to having everything clean, safe and ready for its intended use again.

Why not contact our team at Orange Restoration right away for San Diego mold removal and remediation services you can trust? From the moment you first make contact with us, you’ll know you’re on the right track — the track toward a healthier indoor environment where you can spend your time with complete confidence.

Mold is a serious issue, but with serious solutions from Orange Restorations, you’ll no longer have anything to worry about and you can get on with using your home or commercial building however you like.

Call (619) 376-6838, we are here to help!

2505, 2017

Home flooded? How to prevent mold growth later.

By |May 25th, 2017|Mold|0 Comments

No homeowner ever expects to experience flooding in their home, even after a heavy rain storm or from leaking plumbing. But floods and other means of water invasion can happen, and when it does happen, a lot of damage can occur beyond what the water may do to materials within your home. Often mold formation follows, damaging not only walls but your furniture and other items. However, there are steps you can take to prevent the encroachment of mold after water damage. This action will help to keep your family healthy since mold damage can have a serious detrimental affect on health.

Remove all damaged items from the affected areas

Mold infested walls

Mold forms within 24 hours after flood damage occurs

The most important task will be to dry any which may have been damaged or contaminated by water. You must first remove all wet or damp items where flooding has occurred. Move these items to a location where they can be properly dried and assessed for damage or salvage. Special care must be used in removing damaged items relying on electricity like lamps and electronic devices.

You can use towels to dry hard items which have been in standing water; other items may only need to dry at room temperature. You may also need to use fans to dry other items like furniture, rugs and carpeting. Just be sure to only use electrical sockets in dry areas. Rugs and upholstery items may require dry cleaning, or simply may be too damaged to salvage.

Mark the water level on walls

Once excess water has invaded your home, causing damage in its wake, you must now focus on the walls. Your home’s walls will be the first to suffer mold growth, so dealing with that issue is extremely important. The prevention of mold encroachment is important not only for the damage and unpleasant odor it causes, but also because its existence can cause serious health issues for all occupants of your home.

To help your restoration specialist assess the damage and design a game plan for dealing with the damage, be sure to mark the water levels. You can use a marker (like a Sharpie), chalk or painter’s tape to mark where the water damage begins. Doing this will help the professionals to decide what materials need to be replaced and what can be saved. This will save you money in repair costs as well allow the professionals to work quickly, preventing mold growth.

If you are experiencing water damage, flooding, or mold, we are here to help 24/7!

Give us a call (619) 376-6838

Orange Restoration is the leading damage restoration company in San Diego providing flood damage, water damage, fire & smoke damage, and mold remediation services.
8250 Vickers St. Suite C
San Diego , CA
92111
Phone: (619) 376-6838
Fax: (619) 568-3302
1505, 2017

Mold in the Shower: Prevention Tips and Tricks

By |May 15th, 2017|Mold|0 Comments

It’s a given that water and moisture will always exist in your shower; unfortunately this constant becomes the perfect breeding ground for mold formation. But you don’t have to resign yourself to tolerating mold odor when showering (plus, it’s just not good for your health). There are easy steps to take to keep mold from taking up residence in your shower or bathtub.

An investment in a small humidifier can reduce humidity levels in the bathroom to 30-50%, helping to prevent mold growth in your shower, tub, and sink. Also, remember to leave the bathroom door and any windows open before you take a hot shower. If you don’t have a ceiling fan or a built-in fan in your bathroom, you can use a small fan to blow steam away. By employing these techniques, you will help to prevent mold from taking root in tile grout, caulk, and drains.

Be sure to always keep the shower and tub area clean and free of any standing water. Periodically check to clean the areas where you keep shampoo bottles, body wash bottles and soap bar, making sure they are not sitting in standing water. If you keep a shower mat on the bottom of your shower or tub be sure to clean it on a regular basis – especially underneath, keeping the suction cups clean. Those suction cups are mold breeding grounds!

Know that soap scum is your enemy. A combination of soap, body oils, hair and other organic materials get trapped between the bath mat and shower/tub floor every time you bathe. Every color of mold will call that area home if you don’t clean it. You’ll have to both scour and sanitize the bath mat on a weekly basis – and it might be a good idea to eventually replace it entirely. Remember to allow the mat to completely dry before returning it to the shower or tub floor. Cleaning this one particular item regularly will go a long way towards keeping your bathroom mold-free.

Also, regularly mist a 50/50 solution mix of vinegar and water to your shower curtain, glass doors, tile grout and inside shower walls. If you can tolerate the smell, you might want to use straight white diluted vinegar instead. Be sure to spray the caulked corners, as well as all cracks and crevices around spigot, spout, drain, and shower nozzle. Do not rinse right away, allowing all treated areas to dry completely. Fortunately, the vinegar solution has only a slight odor and will dissipate fairly quickly after application. The vinegar solution will help with deodorizing as the acids in the vinegar continue to consume and kill any remaining mold spores. This process will help to prohibit future mold growth.

Mold prevention in the bathroom is easiest when you keep to a sound prevention plan. Also useful are applications of tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, as well as trusty white distilled vinegar. Employing these methodical steps regularly will keep mold from setting up camp in your bathroom.

For San Diego’s best home restoration services be sure to contact Orange Restoration, for our 24/7 emergency services.

805, 2017

Tobacco Smoke: Helpful Tips on Mitigating Damage

By |May 8th, 2017|Fire|0 Comments

Does your home reek of tobacco smoke? Here are tips on how to remove the odor

It’s one thing to bring home smoke odor on your clothes and in your hair after a night of partying, but when that smell invades your home thanks to inconsiderate guests and their furtive smoking breaks, you must act quickly once they’re gone. Unfortunately, that smoky odor will permeate the fabrics in your home and will hold onto that odor, leaving you to smell it for days and weeks later.

You may not be able to easily remove all of the fabric from your home – particularly furniture, like a large sofa – but it’s very important to move all fabric items to an area unaffected by smoke, no matter how inconvenient. These items can include any decorative pillows, bedding, blankets, and especially curtains and drapes. If you have a washing machine that can handle large loads you should be able to run all of these items through a cold wash cycle with two (2) cups of vinegar added to the load.

Be sure to not use high heat to dry these items. The heat appears to reactivate the smoky smell, setting it permanently into the fabric. Instead, use a low heat or fluff cycle; if you can, line dry the items in the sun, which will be even more effective in removing the odor. And any light breeze along with the sunshine will be a bonus.

If you have a large, bulky item like a comforter, you may need to take it to your local dry cleaner. Put all of the smelly items into a trash bag and bring them to the cleaners; be sure to inform them that you require help in removing smoke odor. They can then use all of the professional techniques in their arsenal to banish the smoky smell. You may also want to include delicate items like curtains and window treatments. Window treatments can be expensive, so you don’t want to risk ruining them in your washing machine.

Once all of the items are washed and rid of the smoke odor, you don’t want to start the process all over again by returning them to a smoky home. Instead, put all of those clean items into fresh trash bags and store them in your garage or other area unaffected by smoky odor. You can return these items to their rightful locations once you have removed the odor from the home itself.

Remember that time is of the essence and these steps must be completed rather quickly. If you do one step without doing the others, the odor will simply redistribute itself around the home. If multiple rooms are affected, you’ll have to work on one room at a time. Once a room has been cleared of smoke, be sure to seal off the clean room as best you can. You don’t want smoky odor traveling to other areas – particularly an area you’ve just cleaned.

If you ever need help removing tobacco odors from the home, or need help mitigating a fire damage be sure to contact us as soon as possible. Dealing with carcinogens is never something that should be shrugged off as not a big deal. Orange Restoration San Diego prides ourself on being San Diego’s most qualified and honest home restoration company.

2003, 2017

Stucco Water Damage: How to Spot & Fix it

By |March 20th, 2017|Water Damage|0 Comments

Can stucco actually cause water damage?

If your stucco siding has been improperly installed, water damage is sure to follow. The purpose of any type of siding is to protect your home from rain, snow, and other elements. But if the siding is installed carelessly, it will be unable to do its job and water damage will make itself known in an unattractive (an expensive) way to.

The primary culprit causing water damage in stucco results from improper sealing in the areas where the stucco connects with windows, flashing and other joints. Improper sealing makes it much harder to repair stucco water damage. Have you noticed dark, rusty-looking streaks seeming to drip from the corners of windows, particularly in older structures? These are called “stucco tears” and they are an obvious indication that water damage within the stucco has occurred. These “tears” cannot simply be wiped or power-washed away, as there is a deeper issue at hand. If you ignore the underlying issues causing this damage, you will be continually using such “band aid” remedies. You must establish the cause of the damage, then apply the proper repair for a lasting solution.

Determining whether there is moisture damage behind your stucco

Obviously, stucco tears are an indication that there is underlying water damage. However, water damage may be occurring beneath the siding, revealing no outward signs of damage. On the surface, everything looks fine to homeowners yet there may be mold, mildew and rot lurking beneath that nice surface, making a meal of your property. Don’t wait for the stucco tears to show themselves!

How can you tell if there is water damage happening under the stucco? Well, a visual inspection isn’t enough—you’ll need a moisture test to determine if your property has this problem. This isn’t a DIY opportunity—you’ll need to hire a professional to perform the moisture test. Once the issue has been diagnosed, you’ll be given recommendations on whether to repair or replace the stucco.

Should the moisture damage be caught early, it’s possible that repairs may be enough to fix the issue. Unfortunately, those repairs are often not a permanent solution. If moisture damage has occurred once before, it may happen again and again. In fact, if the damage is extensive or the recommended repairs intensive, the more cost-effective (and easiest) solution may be to have the siding replaced completely.

If you choose to replace your damaged stucco, there are many other siding options available. Your best bet is to select fiber cement since it is excellent in resisting damage from both hot and cold weather—even holding up well to impact from hail. Fiber cement will even remain solid in the most humid of climates. Best of all, fiber cement is very easy to maintain.

Fiber cement won’t rot or warp, unlike with stucco. With proper care its finish can last up to 15 years. It’s also cost-effective: fiber cement siding costs 20 percent to 50 percent less than what you might spend on brick, stone or stucco. The only siding that matches fiber cement in price is high-end vinyl siding.

Here’s another plus: fiber cement siding can mimic other siding options, including stucco. That’s a bargain any way you look at it: you’ll have the look of stucco at lower cost and without the risk of moisture damage in the future. That’s hard to beat.

For the best home restoration in San Diego be sure to contact us, and be sure to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages. Our technicians are San Diego’s best for repairing stucco water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation.

 

 

1303, 2017

Best Company To Repair Mold Damage in Rancho Bernardo

By |March 13th, 2017|Mold|0 Comments

Unfortunately, mold damage in Rancho Bernardo isn’t far behind. Clinging to the underside of walls and floorboards are colonies of mold, with mold spores traveling through your ventilation system. When this happens health problems can arise: allergies, asthma and even weakened immune systems. That’s why whenever you’ve experienced a significant water leak, you should contact a mold remediation specialist to properly gauge where the mold lives.

Even without significant water damage, however, microscopic mold spores are found everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, which is why it’s impossible to completely remove all mold from your home. Water damage alone isn’t enough to bring mold into your home since it can travel through AC/heating systems, and can attach to clothing and even to your pets. Mold remediation technicians, however, can remove enough mold to bring the amount of spores to healthy, manageable levels.

All mold needs to thrive is a plenty of water and moisture. If you have an unseen leak somewhere, you can be sure that mold will be establishing a colony in that area. Sometimes you may be able to detect it using your nose since it has a strong, musty odor. Mold spores can adversely affect your health in many ways and so when mold is suspected, mold damage in Rancho Bernardo must be dealt with immediately. Understand that mold spores can begin to form within 24 hours of a water emergency.

Mold remediation involves the utilization of high velocity drying equipment, vacuums (with HEPA filters) designed for spore collection, and anti-microbial treatments which should prevent any future mold growth. Often materials like drywall and flooring are so damaged by mold that they must be replaced. To locate and inspect materials for mold infestation, thermal imaging and infrared and borescopes may be used. The technicians will completely document the damage and will even take photographs to submit to your insurance company. Once the remediation is complete, technicians will search for signs of any recurrent water damage, and any residual moldy odors or visible mold, ensuring that the cleanup was successful.

If you are experiencing mold damage in Rancho Bernardo do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time!

603, 2017

The Best Company to Repair Fire Damage in Rancho Bernardo

By |March 6th, 2017|Fire|0 Comments

When you live in the East County, you know that brush fires can happen, especially during the summer months making fire damage in Rancho Bernardo a possibility. Not only that, but any homeowner in any other part of town can expect ire damage after an electrical outlet short circuits or even from a tumbled candle. If the fire is confined to a certain area, then a restoration specialist can begin the process to bring your home back to its former condition.

Once you’ve survived the initial conflagration, and the firefighters have pulled up their hoses and have gone, it’s time to deal with the aftermath of fire damage in Rancho Bernardo. It’s now time for fire restoration specialists to come in and take over. They will perform a complete inspection of the damage and will determine the type of fire, for example protein fire or petroleum fire, etc. Performing such an inspection helps technicians estimate the extent of work that needs to be done, as well as how long it will take to affect complete restoration and repairs. They will also determine if the affected area is structurally sound – if not, you may have to find alternate accommodations.

Depending on the amount of damage to the area, you may need to gather up undamaged items and store them in a safe location. Items suffering some fire damage should be packed up and delivered to an off-site location for contents restoration. Once this is done the real cleanup begins. It’s a given that with any fire damage, no matter how severe, soot covered and smoke damaged items and materials must go through restoration. Walls are HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuumed and washed, materials are hand-cleaned and carpets are deep cleaned to remove soot residue.

Along with fire damage, there may be leaking water pipes. Technicians may use a desiccant dry air restoration which will eliminate excess moisture. This process allows books and documents to dry quickly and efficiently. Sometimes a vacuum freeze restoration technique will be used which restores photographs and books with minimal warping. Damaged materials will be removed as well as any debris in the affected area. Replacement of damaged structures must also be done. The water extraction continues due to leftover water and foam residue from fire extinguishers used to fight the blaze. This process will include the removal of soot, deodorization and ash.

Why To Choose Orange Restoration To Repair Fire Damage Rancho Bernardo

If you are experiencing fire damage in Rancho Bernardo do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. We are fully licensed and insured, and pride ourselves on our fair rates and quality of work. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time! Feel free to contact us toll free for 24/7 fire restoration emergency services at 1-800-434-4614. 

2802, 2017

Best Company to Repair Fire Damage in Del Mar

By |February 28th, 2017|Fire|0 Comments

Fire Damage in Del MarProbably the worst experience you’ll have as a homeowner is dealing with fire damage in Del Mar. Even if your home isn’t completely destroyed by fire, just dealing with the aftermath of any fire damage to your home is stressful – and costly. You may not be allowed to live in your home because of structural instability, or you may be cramped in one small area of your home. However the stress and anxiety, you must deal with the situation immediately. You’ll have to contact your insurance company and a fire restoration specialist.

Before any fire damage restoration work in Del Mar can commence, the damage must be inspected to assess if any structures left standing are stable and safe to enter. If a damaged area is safe to enter, it’s best to release any lingering smoke odor and gasses by opening doors and windows. If there is still a residual amount of smoke within the property, the area will require use of an air filtration device (AFD) in order to properly exhaust the smoke to the outside. An AFD unit processes the air through a series of filters, reducing the potency of the smoke odor and thus any potentially harmful effects.

Also, before actual fire damage restoration work can begin, you will have to sort through any damaged items to see if they can be salvaged or should be thrown away. Obviously, anything completely charred and burnt must be discarded, items or materials which sustained smoke and soot damage may be repairable. Once all damaged items have been removed from the structure it will be easier to determine which materials should be repaired or replaced. Materials that were damaged by smoke or soot may be more difficult to determine whether they should be repaired or replaced, it can be too expensive to repair or restore such items, and replacement might be the more cost-effective approach.

Your restoration specialist will determine the type of fire and soot damage and will plan a course of action according to that specific type of damage. Knowing the type of fire damage will help technicians to determine the proper cleaning process.

Choose Orange Restoration to Repair Your Fire Damage In Del Mar

If you are experiencing fire damage in Del Mar do not hesitate to contact Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time! We pride ourselves on being the most professional home restoration company in Del Mar and the San Diego area. Be sure to call our emergency fire damage hotline at 1-800-434-4614. 

802, 2017

Fire Damage in National City

By |February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

There is probably nothing more frightening than fire damage in National City. Most fires are usually confined to one area, but it still feels devastating to see charred materials and soot-coated personal belongings. The first thing you’ll need to do is ventilate the affected area by opening windows, then you must safely remove damaged items to an outside area like your driveway. Begin sorting through the items, deciding what items can be salvaged and throwing away anything damaged beyond repair. What you shouldn’t do is attempt to wipe down walls, wood trim and furniture or any other absorbent surface. You should not sit on or move upholstered furniture, nor should you turn on home systems like a furnace or air conditioner. Toss out any food product (especially canned goods) that were exposed to fire. Lastly, avoid any electrical devices and appliances (stereos, TV) until a restoration technician has deemed them safe. The next step is to contact a restoration specialist to assess the damage and develop a plan for repair.

You may be tempted to begin the restoration work yourself, but understand that you will need an array of equipment and the knowledge to use that equipment properly. Fire damage restoration specialists will not only have all of the necessary equipment, but they also have the knowledge and experience to use them. Much of the restoration work will require the handling of toxic chemicals and exposure to soot and smoke residue, smoldering ash and toxic gases. Specialists will already have the required protective clothing to minimize contact with toxic materials. Remember that smoke is an acidic byproduct of fire and can corrode and stain surfaces such as walls, floors and counter tops. Removal of smoke and soot requires many steps, procedures and equipment. Also, after any fire, the effort to put out the blaze results in water damage from pressure hoses and fire retardant chemicals. These elements add to the overall damage that must be dealt with.

Now that you’ve done some minimal prepping, restoration technicians can now tackle your fire damage in National City. They will assess the extent of the damage and isolate the affected area(s). They will let you know which areas are still structurally sound, and which should be avoided, since both fire and water damage can weaken foundations and structures. Next, they will remove all water and completely dry the area. They will remove soot and smoke residue with the use of air-scrubbing technology and will sanitize, deodorize and clean the affected area(s). With all of this accomplished, the restoration team will remove and replace damaged drywall and other surfaces, bringing your home back to its original condition.

If you are experiencing fire damage in National City do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time! Contact us at 1-800-434-4614

102, 2017

Water Damage Chula Vista

By |February 1st, 2017|Water Damage|0 Comments

Severe thunderstorms, water leaking through a window – this is only one scenario for water damage in Chula Vista. Leaking water can come from many other sources: a malfunctioning toilet, a leaking drainpipe under the house, and more. The resulting damage is often more than just warped walls and floorboards, but the encroachment of mold as well. Once you have removed as much water and moisture as possible on your own with fans and sump pumps, you need to contact a restoration specialist to complete the clean up and repair.

The first thing a restoration specialist will do is inspect the affected areas to determine if those areas are still structurally sound. This information will be documented thoroughly for submission of a claim to your insurance company, provided you are insured for water damage in Chula Vista. A professional restoration company will employ the use of testing equipment that can detect moisture hidden in various areas. Damage isn’t only visible to the naked eye, moisture may have seeped into walls, supports and subfloors. Moisture pockets which are unseen may cause mold, rot and other damage. This may sound extreme, but technicians may also have to cut into walls and insulation in order to see how high the damage goes. They may also need to cut wires and repair specific electrical lines throughout your home.

The restoration technicians will begin the restoration process by pumping out the excess water as well as removing materials and furnishings that are unable to be restored. They will also continue to dry your home’s interior, furnishings and systems such as ductwork, air conditioning and furnaces, if needed. The use of extraction vacuums will aid in pulling water from upholstered furnishings and carpets, which will result in substantial savings for you. However, if carpeting is beyond repair (and contaminated), replacement will be recommended. Structure drying, including crawlspaces and basements, will prevent further water damage which may cause mold growth. Dehumidifiers and fans will also be used to aid in drying materials. If the water is contaminated with sewer water, sanitizing and deodorizing equipment will also be used. In the event of mold contamination, mold remediation will likely be required.

If you are experiencing water damage in Chula Vista do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time!

 

2501, 2017

Fire Damage in Torrey Pines

By |January 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Regardless of how it starts, you should always be prepared to deal with the aftermath of fire damage in Torrey Pines. It’s not something anyone wants to think about, but such disasters can happen, both major and minor. Most of the time it will be fire damage confined to only one area of your home. Before professionals arrive to begin the restoration process, there are steps you should take to make the area ready for the specialists. Be sure to fully ventilate the home, and in particular, the area where the damage occurred, by opening windows which will allow much of the smoke odor to escape.

Just as with water damage restoration, fire damage restoration should begin as soon as possible. As the hours tick by after fire damage in Torrey Pines, simple discolorations begin to turn into deeper stains. These stains affect bathroom grouts, counter tops, appliance finishes, furniture finishes and the list goes on. If ignored for days those discolorations and stains on walls, appliances and other surfaces can become permanent. Also, the finishing on furniture and floors becomes so damaged that they require massive repair or simply replaced altogether.

If you choose to tackle the damage yourself, understand that it will be daunting task if you are not experienced in restoration. You will need protective clothing, as well as a surgical mask – you might even want to use an oxygen tank to keep from breathing harmful chemicals. As mentioned earlier you must ventilate the affected area by opening all windows and doors. Finally, the actual cleaning process commences. You’ll need to clean everything from walls to fixtures, ceilings to doors, windows and floors by using high-efficiency vacuum cleaners (HEPA) to remove soot from carpeting and upholstery. Spray and/or pressure wash exterior paint, wood, brick walls from top to bottom. You may also want to use detergent. Unfortunately, ventilation alone will not take care of that awful smoke smell. You’ll have to use deodorizing sprays, disinfectant sprays, aerosol sprays, and more! Sadly, this will only offer temporary relief.

This is why you should contact a professional restoration specialist. They will thoroughly and properly inspect the damage and develop a game plan to restore your home. Restoration specialists will have all the equipment and expertise to perform all the tasks noted above and more. They may also use ozone technology to permanently remove all odors. Any items requiring more extensive cleaning will be packed and taken to an off-site facility to be professionally deodorized and cleaned.

If you are experiencing fire damage in Torrey Pines do not hesitate to call Orange Restoration! We are open for emergency water damage services 24/7. Our highly experienced team is able to handle any size job and we will get you back in your home or business in no time!