Jarvis Restoration Blog: Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

DIY Fire Damage Restoration? Here’s Why This Is a Bad Idea

Monday, December 11th, 2023

We’ve provided restoration services for fire damage in Orange County for more than fifty years, so we understand how emotionally stressful and devastating it is for families who are affected. Often, this stress leads to people trying to take charge of the damage right away with DIY restoration efforts, plunging themselves into work to help deal with the situation. 

There are important steps to take immediately after your home has suffered fire damage, including making a catalog of lost items, photographing and videoing the damage, contacting your insurance provider, and remaining clear of the damaged area. What you should not do is attempt to fix the fire damage yourself—instead, get our team involved as soon as possible so we can start the restoration process. Below we’ll explain why you need to leave this job to experts like us.

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Christmas Decorating and Home Fire Safety Tips—Make the Season Merry, Bright, and Safe!

Monday, November 20th, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to turn our homes into winter wonderlands with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the warmth of the holiday spirit. While decking the halls is a cherished tradition, it’s crucial to prioritize safety, especially when it comes to preventing house fires during this joyful time. 

We’re your trusted experts when it comes to restoration of fire damage in Orange County, and in this post we want to share our knowledge about fire safety during the decorative season. Below are our crucial home fire safety tips to make your season merry, bright, and safe.

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Hidden Dangers of Untreated Smoke Damage in Your Home

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. That’s inverting the standard saying, but it’s important for homeowners to realize the enormous threat that smoke damage poses long after a house fire has been put out. Managing smoke damage is a crucial part of the fire damage restoration in Orange County, CA that we do.

Smoke is insidious. It can seep into the seams and material of your house and leave behind hidden dangers that not only endanger your house’s structural integrity but threaten your family’s health. We understand that if you’ve just gone through a fire in your house, you’ll be focused on the destruction you can see. But the hidden dangers, such as smoke damage, are often even worse because they’re harder to address and are sometimes simply ignored. 

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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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Steps to Take When You Need Damage Restoration for Your Home

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Having to go through the process of restoring your home after damage due to fire, water, earthquakes, storms, or other disaster is a stressful process that most homeowners hope they never have to experience. We recently wrote about how to help deal with the mental stress of your house sustaining major damage, and we urge you to read that first if you’ve arrived at our website soon after your home’s disaster.

One of the key steps we listed was to get started early with restoration and to stay focused on the outcome. This is where we can help you the most: we offer full home restoration services in Orange County, CA, including fire and water damage restoration, and we’ve been doing these jobs for more than fifty years. We also work with all insurance companies, taking much of the burden off your hands. 

Today we want to give you a step-by-step guide for what to do when your home is damaged or you’ve discovered major damage. 

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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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