Serving Southern California Since 1999

License #769610 Verify
Licensed - Bonded - Insured

24/7 Emergency Services

Water Damage: Total Repair For A Functional Kitchen

The occasional torrential rain causes a great deal of damage to homes and roads. Fortunately, these events do not happen every day. Water line breaks in the kitchen occur more often and do considerable damage. After shutting off the water, damage assessment is the next step before doing the water damage repair. Damage Assessment When a flood occurs for any reason, it is always important to discover all damage the water has done to the home. Kitchen cabinets that look good on the outside may harbor water damage on the inside. Check the backs and bottoms of these cabinets as soon as possible after the water stops. Cabinets, appliances and flooring may need replacement as soon as possible for a usable kitchen. Total Kitchen Recovery Once water damage occurs, there is the process of cleaning out the water and reconstruction. Choosing the right company to do this cuts down on the time it takes to get life back to normal. Selecting a company that does the job from start to finish makes the work easier. A company that specializes in total restoration, from the event through the end, means dealing with one contractor. This saves time and effort. Local Or Large There are many options for choosing a restoration contractor after flooding. Large stores advertise their selection and sales. They further inform potential customers there are installation options available. Local contractors have the same services available. Smaller local companies are sometimes overlooked, yet they do offer many affordable choices, quality workmanship and more convenient installation services. When a flood hits, and you have water damage, take the time to shop local. Consider workmanship provided by a company that does restoration from start to finish. If your home has flooded for any reason, please contact...

Read More

House Fire Restoration Services Help So. Californians Weather Fall Disasters

Dryer lint, faulty space heaters, turkey fryers, creosote-choked fireplaces and burning piles of fall leaves all have the potential to set a house on fire. Unfortunately once those types of fires start, seasonal winds may kick in and make them exceptionally hard to stop. And once the flames take hold, there is no doubt that property owners will need some form of house fire restoration services after the blaze is extinguished. Every blaze is inherently unique. So, no two, house fire restoration jobs are going to be handled in the same way. Let’s take high-oxygen fires as examples. Clean up generally requires the use of low-alkali products whereas low-oxygen fire damage demands just the opposite. They are very effective at removing the following: Grease and Thick Dirt Burnt on Particles and Odors Bacteria and Stains However, they have a tendency to damage some materials. Examples include aluminum, fabrics and certain latex paints. Plus, they don’t always mix well with other substances (e.g. bleach and suppressant gels). So, toxic fumes and explosions may occur in those instances. Therefore, manufacturers of most commercial grade solutions only sell their products to house fire restoration experts. Also, keep in mind that low and high-alkali products are two of many resources house fire restoration companies may dip into during the course of their work. Some situations are so bad, that they require a variety of blasting, steaming and washing methods to get all remnants of the fire removed. Examples include dry ice, rubber, sand and sodium bicarbonate blasting solutions. To find out which cleaning products are needed to revive certain areas of a burnt out home or business, please contact Construction 911. We’re available around-the clock, year-round to answer Southern California property owners’ disaster related questions. Call our house fire restoration professionals toll-free or reach out to them online,...

Read More

Water Leaks-Why Calling a Professional Can Save You Money

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to think they can save money by not calling a professional in to fix what seems like a minor water leak.  After all, how harmful can it be to allow your bathroom or kitchen sink to have just a tiny drip?  If you don’t notice an increase in your water bill, then a tiny leak can’t do much damage, right? Unfortunately, even a small drip can lead to enough damage to warrant the replacement of an otherwise beautiful sink.  Particularly, those homeowners who deal with hard water, even though they may have a water softener, over time the slow drip of leaking water will result in an unsightly stain that cannot be removed no matter how much scrubbing is performed.  It truly is best to call a professional to fix even small leaks and the good news is that some faucet manufacturers will cover the replacement parts if the faucet is still under warranty. For other small leaks underneath the sink or in out-of-the-way areas, it may be tempting to simply place a bucket underneath the leak or a do-it-yourselfer might try to “fix” the problem with a little duct tape.  However, a small leak can quickly turn into a bigger leak and all it takes is one bucket that overflows and water damage can occur.  A visit from a professional to take care of the leak once and for all, is a small price to pay to avoid having a small issue turn into a significant problem. Other leaks may require more immediate attention such as washer water hose failure.  The first thing a homeowner should do is to shut off the water supply that leads to the washer.  Let the repair person know that you want stainless steel washer hoses installed during the repair.  Stainless steel hoses will go a long way to ensuring your washer hose issues in the future will be kept to an absolute minimum. For more information on how to keep your home safe and beautiful, please contact...

Read More

Asbestos Abatement Continues to Be a Priority for Many Californians

Years ago, it was common to find asbestos in numerous buildings throughout California and the rest of the country. Although much has been safely removed and discarded, the need for professional asbestos abatement remains high. There are various ways to address buildings’ asbestos abatement needs. As such, the road towards reduction begins with thorough examinations and testing. They will heavily influence how asbestos abatement professionals choose to proceed. Given the material’s toxic qualities, professionals may steer towards clean removal, encapsulation or encasement. Clean removal is rather self-explanatory. Encapsulation and encasement are not. They are two terms used to describe the same task. The task may vary based on the encasement products used but the end results are the same. The asbestos is treated and sealed with the professional’s product of choice until it is no longer at risk of degrading and becoming airborne. And that’s crucial, considering the potentially life-altering materials used in its manufacture are most harmful to humans if they enter the respiratory system. Naturally, such an important task should only be undertaken by an insured, licensed, bonded and experienced asbestos abatement company. Otherwise, humans, other living things as well as the environment may be harmed. If humans are harmed prior to the start of asbestos abatement proceedings, it may be possible for them to receive financial assistance from a number of sources. Examples include Medicare, disease-orientated non-profit organizations and Workmen’s Compensation programs. However, they are not issued addressed by asbestos abatement companies. They are matters best discusses with family physicians and insurance companies. Once the asbestos is removed or contained, properties will be safe for habitation. Any materials that are removed are generally hauled away by the asbestos abatement company as part of their services. To learn more about asbestos abatement and what the rules are governing the process, please contact...

Read More

Ways to Prevent a Burst Pipe and Prevent Damage

A burst pipe can result in a great deal of damage to your home or business, and could even lead to mold forming inside your structure. Here at Construction 911, a burst pipe is one of the most common plumbing emergencies we see, and can happen to anyone at any time. To avoid costly repairs, you should take proactive measures to prevent your pipes from bursting in the first place. Protect Pipes from Freezing The most common cause of a burst pipe is water that freezes inside the pipe, causing it to expand beyond its limits. When this happens, a great deal of pressure may build up inside the pipe and eventually cause it to burst. Copper pipes are more likely than PVC pipes to burst; however, any type of plumbing is actually susceptible to it. To prevent pipes from bursting, you should provide them with a source of heat whenever temperatures dip below freezing. Ensure they are well insulated by wrapping exposed pipe with foam, insulation or even an old blanket. Underground pipes should be buried below the frost line, as heat from the earth will provide adequate insulation to prevent them from bursting. Frequent Inspections Age is another factor that can lead to burst pipes. If you have copper pipes that are damaged or rusty, they could eventually burst even under the slightest pressure. Damaged pipes can burst at any time, not just during cold weather, so you should constantly check for problems with your home’s plumbing to avoid being blindsided. You may want to replace certain sections of plumbing altogether if: You have frequent leaks There are signs that indicate swelling has occurred in the past Your plumbing is no longer up to code A great deal of rust is present It’s much easier to prevent a burst pipe now than it is to deal with the damage later. Should you find yourself faced with a burst pipe despite your best efforts, contact us for service 24 hours a day, seven days a...

Read More