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The Top 4 Reasons to Use Professional Assistance for Water Damage Repair

After a flood, whether it’s a pipe bursting in your home, a washing machine incident that went unnoticed when you weren’t at home, or a flood that had your entire neighborhood evacuated, your expenses are clearly adding up fast. Water damage repair is the first priority. You know that you need to take care of it fast, but you may find yourself wondering how much help you really need. After all, it’s just drying things out, right? However, there are four key reasons why water damage repair might be best left to the professionals. You can’t always know where moisture will hide. There are cracks and crevices, layers of flooring, and all sorts of places that you might not even think about water lingering long after the flood itself is over. Unless you have experience with all the ways water damage can linger, use a professional service to help locate all the hidden flood damage in your home before it becomes a real problem. Mold develops fast. The biggest hazard of water damage is the mold that follows it. While your home will eventually dry out, the mold that’s left behind can damage your family’s health for a long time to come. Don’t change it! Take professional steps to clear up the water damage and remove mold from your home before you have to live with the consequences. Professionals have better equipment. There’s nothing that you can pick up fast from Home Depot or borrow from your buddy down the street that will help dry out your home like the equipment the professionals have on hand. You need industrial strength fans, moisture removal methods that work, and the proven experience of years in the business. Professionals have done this before. They know how to make it easy, and they know how to do it right. If you’re fumbling around in the dark, you might discover that you’re causing as much damage as you’re fixing–and that means an even heftier cleanup bill at the end of the day. Instead, work with a professional to ensure that you’re really fixing your home, not just making matters worse. They also don’t have personal involvement. While it might be devastating to you to see your family’s possessions soaked and scattered, professionals have seen it all before, and they can fix it up more efficiently. Hiring a professional could be the best thing you do for your home and your family following a flood. Ready to hire a professional to help with your water damage repair? Contact us today to learn how we can fix up your water damage and get your home looking like new...

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Speedy Water Damage Mitigation is Your First Priority in a Flood Damage

Damage from the effects of rushing water is a fact of life in Southern California.  Rainy seasons are often intense and storm damage is a probable occurrence, particularly in years when El Nino weather patterns are at their height. As in other areas of the county, inclement weather is not the only cause of water damage in homes and businesses. Plumbing failures can happen to anyone at anytime, and although resulting damage is likely to be less, appropriate action on the part of the property owner is still important to minimize flooding impacts. Below is a step-by-step plan to assist your restoration contractor and mitigate further property destruction. Shut off electrical breakers in areas where damage has occurred. This should be done, even if power is off on the grid to minimize electrical accident potential. Shut off your water main or, in the case of plumbing damage, close just the water source causing the damage. Contact us for 24-hour service, 7 days per week. The sooner you call, the more likely your property will be saved and rehabilitated. Remove items in your home that can stain floor coverings. These items include plants, footwear and printed materials. Place aluminum foil or other non-staining materials under furniture legs to prevent staining of floor or carpet. If window coverings and furniture skirts are touching water, lift and fasten their lower edges to allow drying and keep them from further moisture. Avoid walking on affected areas to prevent damage spread. Seeking speedy assistance from responsive flood damage restoration professionals in your area can save construction and belongings that otherwise may be...

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Why a Burst Pipe in Your Home Demands Fast Action

When you live in an apartment or condo, having a burst pipe can be quite disastrous as you need to get someone who has the authority to turn the water off to the building. However, this also makes it inconvenient for other tenants as they will be left without running water until the problem is resolved. As a homeowner, a burst pipe in your home is not as problematic, but it does require fast action to keep damage to a minimum. Turn the Water Off Immediately It is crucial to know where the water shutoff value is in your home. Once you notice that a pipe has burst, the first thing you need to do is quickly, but safely get to where the water shutoff valve is and turn it off. Minimize Damage Caused The main goal in turning the water off is to stop the water from flowing and spreading through your home. As long as you are at home when this happens, you should be able to avoid substantial property damage. Get Professional Help Hiring a professional is the most effective and reliable way to deal with this type of problem. The water that made its way out of the plumbing system will continue to damage your home, so emergency cleanup is essential. It is crucial to remove the water quickly and then assess the situation to determine the next step. Depending on the severity of the problem, it could be a decently long project to get your home back to normal. If you ever need help with emergency cleanup or water damage repair, please contact...

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What to Do When Renovations Require Mold Remediation and Removal

When you own a house, you plan to make it into the best possible home for your family. Often homeowners scrimp and save to be able to do a major renovation that will transform the home into their dream. Unfortunately, there are always a few bumps in the road when renovating a house, and  discovering mold is a common one. When that happens, contact a reputable mold remediation and removal company right away. What usually happens is you’re doing a little demo and you discover something that looks questionable. You’re tempted to keep going with the project, hoping it’s not mold. But at this point, you need to consider your family, and know that ignoring a mold problem will not make it go away. In fact, the one thing we do know is that mold is a living, growing organism, so it’s only going to get bigger, and with that usually come respiratory problems. So instead of covering up the issue, call in some experts to determine whether the problem is, actually mold. Those with experience can sometimes tell just from looking at it, and other times it’s necessary to run a few tests. You might get lucky and it turns out to be just some discoloration or staining, but at least you’ll know. If it turns out you do have mold, then it needs to be dealt with accordingly. That means evacuating the space and having mold remediation specialists deal with the problem. It’s a process, and every situation is different, but you can rest assured that it will be fixed and air quality tests performed so you know it’s safe to come back into your home. Every renovation has some extra costs that pop up, and mold remediation is a common one. While no homeowner wants to have to deal with unexpected expenses, it’s part of owning a home. In these situations, most people are happy to have the peace of mind that they are living in a house free from mold issues. If you have concerns about mold in your house, contact us for a quick and thorough...

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Why you Need Professionals For Asbestos Abatement

When you are buying a new home, one of the most stressful things you go through is a home inspection. That is especially true for older homes, which run the risk of having asbestos. If your home inspector finds asbestos in your future home, then you’ll need to take action using an asbestos abatement professional. Asbestos Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment as a bundle of fibers that can be separated into thin, and durable threads. What made asbestos so appealing to use in the past is the fact that it was resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and did not conduct electricity. Due to these benefits, it was used throughout homes from insulation, to drywall, and vinyl tiles. However, years later, it was discovered that asbestos fibers could dislodge themselves and if you were to breathe them in, they would settle in your lungs. These fibers would remain stagnant causing inflammation and scarring, leading to lung problems and more even cancer. That serious health danger is why asbestos needs to be removed by professionals. Asbestos Abatement Put you need professionals to come and remove the asbestos from your home to make sure you don’t dislodge fibers during the removal and endanger yourself and others. The professionals at Environmental 911 are licensed, certified, and insured to perform asbestos abatement. Professionals not only wear protective gear, but take every precaution to remove the asbestos to avoid letting those fibers loose into the air. By safely removing the asbestos from your home, you can take a deep breath knowing that your home is safe, and free from cancer-causing materials. You never want to tackle removing asbestos on your home by yourself – always call in the professionals. Let the experts do their work, so you can live happier and healthier. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact...

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