Rainwater Damage Insurance Claim

  What is a covered insurance claim loss with rainwater damage removal? How is it cleaned up? How is the water damage removed correctly? What are the steps? Guard against increasing your homeowners insurance rates. Here are the best steps to assess and remove the flood damage and ensure that you are not “dinged” by trying to file a claim that may not be covered: Turn off the electricity to the affected room or at least remove any electrical items near the water. Call our office … [Read more...]

Removing Mold in a Tenant Occupied Building

  The relationship with landlord and tenant has many challenges. Each side has a large amount of responsibilities which results in a huge amount of liability. What happens when there is mold found in a tenant occupied building, home, or apartment? Who is responsible for the damages? What legal responsibilities does the landlord have to remove the mold in a timely manner? How do landlords protect themselves and their rental property? How is the mold removed correctly to … [Read more...]

EPA Lead Paint Removal FAQ

The EPA regulates the certification of lead abatement contractors for lead-based paint practices during renovations, repair, and painting. This program is different than obtaining a license for full lead abatement which, for contractors in California, the certification and licensing is done through the California Department of Public Health, is mandated by the California Code of Regulations mainly under Title 8 and Title 10, and are outlined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development … [Read more...]

Requirements for Testing and Removing Asbestos

Why is it so important to have asbestos removed correctly? The EPA notes that, in general, symptoms of these conditions won’t show up until 20 to 30 years after the first exposure and that the risks are increased for those who smoke. Asbestos, when undisturbed, is usually not a health concern. When asbestos is disturbed and allowed to become airborne is when the risk becomes high. The very small fibers of asbestos can stay in the lungs for a long period of time, which causes the health issues. … [Read more...]

IICRC Certified Water, Fire, Mold Company Requirements

Why is it important to choose a certified water, fire, and mold restoration specialist company when choosing a restoration contractor? Training: ensures safety of the occupants and employees Procedures: proper knowledge of the most up-to-date steps for proper remediation Continuing Education: updated class certification requirements The EPA estimates that the average person spends 90% of their life indoors and that pollutants can be an average of 2 to 5 times higher indoors than … [Read more...]

Insurance Company Requirements for Restoration Damage Claims

  Are you experiencing a flood, water, sewage, fire, or mold damage claim to your home and deciding to or have already made a claim on your insurance? Maybe you just had one and do not know your insurance claim rights? Maybe you are happy with the claims process but are weary if you will be treated correctly and want insurance claim help? Maybe you are having problems with getting your claim paid correctly or you insurance carrier is not paying you enough money and want to know the … [Read more...]

Choosing Sewage Cleanup Companies

Ok, you have a drain flood, sewage backup, overflowed toilet, broken drain line under your home or basement, or a sewage flood in a part of your home. These are very serious sewage issues that if not remediation and repaired correctly can form very serious and harmful conditions for your home and family. Sewage water contains viruses, bacteria and parasites.  If it is not cleaned up correctly health and mold growth restoration related issues can occur to those exposed from the water or air … [Read more...]

How to Clean Up Sewage

Have a broken drain line? A sewer backup? A toilet overflow? A drain seepage into your basement or crawlspace? These are a few examples of issues needing sewage cleaning. What health illnesses and damage to your home will happen if your home does NOT get cleaned properly? What are the steps for cleaning sewage? We outline below the steps. Parasites, bacteria, and viruses in sewage flood water can lead to illnesses such as neurological disorders, gastrointestinal illnesses, and reproductive … [Read more...]

Basement Flooding What to Do Restoration Repair

Water damage from a flooded basement? It happens. Broken pipe burst from the ceiling? Drainage water basement flood? Sewage clean up needing removed? High humidity causing water and mold damage? Restoration basement flood needed? All of these are examples of accidental water damage that can cause extreme damage to your home and family and that need cleaned up fast. First, call us at 888-379-3977 immediately.  We are available 24/7 and can walk you through the process and steps for the … [Read more...]

Remediation Basement Flooding Solutions

Water damage from a basement flood? It happens. Have rain water flood into your basement? Have a pipe burst in the middle of the night? Sewage backup downstairs? Flood from above into your basement?  These are examples of water losses that can happen accidentally and cause serious damage to your property. First step: call us immediately at 888-379-3977. Here is a list of water damage services that we do. There are many causes for flooding in basements. The Institute of Inspection … [Read more...]