My San Diego Home Had Lead Paint

My San Diego Home Had Lead Paint. What do I do? 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 … [Read more...]

Lead-Safe Certified Company – Dry Express Restoration

Why is it important for a company to be lead-safe certified company? It is very important for companies to be lead certified and Dry Express Restoration is proud to have earned this certification! Lead can be very dangerous and cause health problems if not dealt with properly. Houses that are older than 1978 has a very high chance of being lead content and is mandated by state law to be tested. Having a company that is lead certified assures that the handling of this hazardous material will … [Read more...]

How To Remove Smoke, Ash, and Odor from Your Home from the Wild Fires

San Diego has seen many wildfires in the past and is no stranger to seeing them again.   Wildfires can affect hundreds of homes and engulfed dozens. The damage is extensive. Some questions and answers are below. Q1: Is fire and smoke and ash damage covered by my insurance. A1: If you have insurance, the answer is almost definitely, yes. Q2: Where can I stay when I cannot live in my house and will my insurance pay to have me stay in a hotel? A2: There are several shelters setup for … [Read more...]

Lemon Grove Fire Restoration

Fires commonly occur all over San Diego County! But today, we're going to talk about fires occurring in the city of Lemon Grove. Lemon Grove, CA is a city in San Diego County located in “East County.” As with many homes in the County, kitchens are particularly susceptible to kitchen fire smoke damage due to the nature of cooking, flames, and fires normally happening when preparing food. There are normally more electrical outlets, appliances, and chances for electrical fires in kitchens. … [Read more...]

When and How Do I Get My Home Cleaned from the San Diego Fires

We work with all insurance carriers. Because it is the prime weather and time of year for San Diego Fires, it is super important to be cautious and in preparation mode..  Cal Fire has updates on the conditions and if any fires begin.  Many home owners want to know “is getting smoke and ash and fire damage cleaned up and removed from my home covered by my insurance”? They also want to know “how do I get a company to clean my home from fire damage and work with my insurance company”? Follow our … [Read more...]

Prepare for San Diego Fires

Prepare for San Diego Fires It's Santa Ana season, and with the dry conditions and fires, San Diego County inhabitants need to be ready and have an emergency plan for escape, shelter, insurance, etc. It is also important to have a plan for the aftermath of the fire and how you will restore is to make sure your home is back to its original condition ASAP. Q1: Is fire and smoke and ash damage covered by my insurance. A1: If you have insurance, the answer is almost definitely, yes. Q2: … [Read more...]

Preventing San Diego Kitchen Fires

Preventing San Diego Kitchen Fires A San Diego kitchen fire is a home disaster that is often very preventable; however, if you experience a kitchen fire, it is still tragic. It only takes a few fairly simple, preventative measures to avoid a kitchen fire and any associated fire damage. 1. Install a smoke detector and check it regularly A smoke detector offers the first signal that there is a problem in the home. While the detector does not have to be in the kitchen (and should not be to avoid … [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...]