Jarvis Restoration Blog: Archive for the ‘Home Improvement’ Category

Preparing Your Home for Spring

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The winter weather in Southern California was colder than usual this season, with a lot rain and many days down in the 50s. (Yes, we can hear people on the East Coast and the Midwest laughing at what we consider “cold,” but it’s still cold to us.)

Relief is coming, because spring officially starts next month. It’s time to help you get your home ready for spring, and we’ve got some good tips to help you. 

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Why You May Need Emergency Board Up Services

Monday, January 30th, 2023

At Jarvis Restoration, we help during all phases of structure repair for homes and businesses after they’ve sustained severe damage from storms, fires, floods, and more. We understand how important it is for our customers to have a single company they can rely on every step of the way, rather than deal with the risks and delays of turning to separate contractors.

When you have an immediate need for structure repair in Orange County, CA, one of the first services you’ll likely need is an emergency board up. What does this mean and why is it so critical after a business or home sustains damage?

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Ways to Help Prevent House Fires

Monday, December 5th, 2022

For homeowners in Southern California, no concern is greater than the danger of wildfires. But fire damage to homes doesn’t only come from wildfires. It can occur because of cooking accidents, electrical shorts, using wood stoves, gas leaks, and more. In 2020, fire damage was responsible for 23% of all home insurance losses

We’ve previously written about how you can protect your home against wildfires. Today we’re going inside the house to look at preventing fires from starting indoors. This is especially important at this time of year, when holiday decorations, crackling hearth fires, and visiting guests increase the risk of fires.

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Why Choose an IICRC-Certified Company

Monday, November 21st, 2022

When you need home restoration from water damage or fire damage in Orange County, CA, you don’t want to make any hasty choices when it comes to hiring a restoration contractor. You want trustworthy people who know the business, have extensive experience, are properly trained and equipped, deal honestly and ethically with customers, and have a history of completing jobs quickly and effectively.

The best way to tell a reputable damage restoration company is to see if they are IICRC-certified. We’ll explain what IICRC certification means and why you should always select an IICRC-certified contractor—like Jarvis Restoration—when you need vital home restoration services.

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Where Asbestos Can Hide in Your House

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Asbestos has a long history of use in residential and commercial buildings, but it was finally banned from use in the US in 1989 because of the health hazards it creates as a carcinogen. That may sound like a long time ago and therefore it’s nothing that you need to worry about in regards to your home. However, you may be surprised! Asbestos is not a “yesteryear” problem, but an ongoing health concern that can hide in homes in unexpected places. We strongly recommend you arrange for an asbestos abatement treatment in your house if it was built before 1989.

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