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…

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…

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…

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

The wild fires are sill ablaze (May 15th, 2014).  There have been several separate fires with wild fires, which have affected 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…

How to Detect Water Moisture in a House

This video overviews the use of different water moisture detection meters that we use for finding, locating, and removing moisture & harmful contaminants from homes. Some example areas that can be detected with these meters but may not be seen by the naked-eye are: Wet ceiling drywall / insulation Soaked carpet Slowly moving water under…

Moisture meters for home inspectors

Moisture meters for home inspectors are crucial. Your prospective new home has the right paint job and new carpeting, but hidden problems may exist in the structure. Using a home inspector is critical before you purchase a home.  Specialized inspectors look through the entire home, from attic to basement, and check for any structural or…

Remove Bad Odor from Flooded Carpet & Drywall

The cause of bad odor from flooded carpet and drywall is just that: wetness from the flood. Over a short period of time microbial activity increases and they release odors associated with their life processes. If addressed quickly, the odor is just that: odor and not harmful. To remove the odor the standing water and…