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…

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…

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…

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…

Crawlspace Water Removal

If standing water is left under a home for an extended period of time, microbial growth and mold can grow under the home due to increased humidity. Many homes need crawlspace flood cleanup and have crawlspaces or areas of access under their structures. If this happens then a whole avenue of air quality and mold…

Leaky Shower Door Dryout

Many homes have stand up showers installed in their bathrooms for taking showers. A leaky shower door causing water damage occurs often in these homes from short and long term water damage. We have a process to quickly and safely dry out the water damage, clean up the damage associated with it, and rapidly get…

Wood Rot Water Damage

As with most homes in the area, the homes here are prone to water damage. It could be from a leaky pipe, a sudden burst, a sprinkler, a flood from rain, etc that caused water damage. When the water damage occurs without notice or without maintenance when there is a flood, long term water damage and…

Long Term Water Damage Cleanup

The homes in this area tend to be a bit older since the City began not too far from the epicenter. Some homes are newer but of the ones that are many are remodels. This lends to faulty pipes, worn down valves, and ways for water to slowly or quickly creep into a home. Long term…

Soda Blasting Flood Cleanup

If you have had a flooded home that has not been remediated correctly or that a flood was not addressed or that a flood happened that was unknown, many times microbial growth will build up. If this happened under a home, especially, it can go without being seen for a very long time, increasing the…

How to Build Containment for Flood Restoration & Dust Control

Containing dust and debris during restoration work is a top priority for us. We realize that most times during restoration work that there are occupants of the building or home that need access while we are doing the work. Additionally, containing the area of the work eliminates contamination of the rest of the building. Containment…