Jarvis Restoration Blog: Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

The Wildfire Season: What You Need to Know as a SoCal Homeowner

Monday, September 11th, 2023

After a summer that included a surprise tropical storm, we’re now moving into the prime period for wildfire danger in Southern California. For most local homeowners, wildfires are the most terrifying threats possible. Many have already had the experience of fires getting too close to their homes—or had their homes destroyed.

One piece of good news for this season: the massive August rainfall will help push back the wildfire threat. That doesn’t mean you can just assume you won’t have to deal with the danger of fires, however. 

Fire damage restoration in Orange County, CA is an important part of what we do at Jarvis Restoration. In this post, we’ll share important information about the wildfire season, how to protect your home, and how to prepare for an emergency. 

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The Top 11 Causes of House Fires in Southern California

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Of all the worries people in Orange County have about damage to their homes, fire is the biggest. Our wildfire season is devastating for many homeowners, and the number of wildfires and the length of the season is only increasing. 

We handle restoration services for fire damage in Orange County, CA, but we seriously hope that you won’t have to call us in the future! We’ve offered advice before on how you can protect your home from fire damage, and in today’s post we’d like to offer you some more education. We’re going to look at the top 11 causes of house fires in Southern California. Wildfires aren’t the only reason for concern!

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Dealing With the Emotional Impact of Home Damage and Restoration

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Major damage to your home, whether from fire, water, storms, or earthquakes, is more than just a problem of dealing with physical issues: clean-up, restoration, the insurance process, etc. It’s a devastating emotional problem—literally “getting hit where you live.” People have their emotions tied up in the place they call “home,” and when that comes under attack from nature, your life can feel out of control. 

Our job is to help with all types of home restoration projects, such as water damage and fire damage in Orange County, CA. We hope to make life easier for our clients and lift some of the burden. But we understand how difficult the emotional impact of home damage is for our clients, and we’d like to offer some extra help in this post. 

Let’s examine some of the coping strategies to use as you go through the process of restoring your home in the wake of a disaster.

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Top Misconceptions About Fire Damage Restoration

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Fire damage is one of the more common types of damage that affects homes in Southern California. But people are still rarely prepared for handling the extensive process of recovering in the wake of a house fire. This is one of the reasons that quite a few misconceptions about fire damage restoration have spread around, and these misunderstandings can often result in wasted time, unpaid insurance claims, and unjustified concerns.

Today, we’d like to bring some clarity to the fire damage restoration process by looking over the top four misconceptions you may have about fire damage restoration.

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Tips for Filing Fire Damage Insurance Claims

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Fire damage is sadly one of the most common threats to homes in Southern California. Along with the sadness and stress that comes with a home suffering from something so devastating comes the anxiety of having to deal with insurance companies when filing a claim for fire damage.

We have handled fire damage restoration in Orange County, CA for more than fifty years. Our work goes beyond restoring homes: we are experts in working with insurance companies to help our clients receive the most money on their claims, and we work with all insurance providers. 

Below are some important tips for filing an insurance claim for fire damage that will help you get the most money from your insurance company and avoid costly mistakes.

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Winter Holidays Cautions to Prevent House Fires

Monday, December 19th, 2022

In our last post, we discussed general ways you can prevent house fires. The next two weeks are one of the prime seasons for accidental house fires starting—winter holidays, even in Southern California, offer too many opportunities for electrical hazards and open flames to ignite into the least cozy blaze you can ever experience! According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

If you follow our basic safety tips for the holidays, you can relax and enjoy the festive end-of-the-year celebrations without having to worry about calling us for help with fire damage in Orange County, CA

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Tips to Protect Your House From Wildfires

Monday, October 10th, 2022

The fire season in Southern California used to last from July through October. Unfortunately, the season for dangerous wildfires has continued to lengthen in both directions, and some experts consider California’s fire season to be all year. It’s never a good time to let down your guard when it comes to protecting your home and family from the danger of wildfires. Always have a plan in place in case you need to evacuate and have a “go bag” prepared with all you’ll need when you do need to evacuate. (CalFire has this checklist for an emergency supply kit.)

Although your family’s safety comes first, you can also help make preparations to protect your house from wildfires. We’ll look at some below.

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Labor Day Home Safety Tips

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Labor Day is a day where families and friends get together to enjoy a backyard BBQ out in the sun. Picnics and backyard BBQs are common during the holiday, but a unwatchful eye or improper cleanup can end the day with bad memories. To prevent fire damage from backyard grill fires or water damage from a day running through the sprinklers, here are some safety tips to keep your home safe this Labor Day.

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What to Do After a Fire Hits Your Home: Do’s and Don’ts

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A home is typically a large part of the foundation on which we build our lives. It gives us shelter, community, a place to rest, a place to grow our families, or even just a space to put our things. That being said, the degree of devastation that follows any damage to a home is therefore quite reasonable. Our homes are important, which is why we want to help you handle them.

Depending on where you live, being prepared for something like fire damage might not seem practical. In Southern California, however, most people know all too well the hazards of fire season: the dry wind, the blazing temperatures, the utter lack of moisture, and, inevitably, the fires themselves. The people who have been through it though will tell you just how critical it is to take the right steps.

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Prepare Your Home For California Fire Season

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The 2016 California fire season is on its way – are you prepared?

In California, the combination of dry brush, high, arid winds, and intense heat make for the perfect conditions for fires, and lots of them. Typically, these fires rage in the hills and mountains, making those who live in these areas at serious risk of fire damage to their homes.

Each year people lose their homes and belongings to the California fire season, but this does not have to be you. In fact, there are ways you can protect your home before, during, and after the fire season has passed.

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