Jarvis Restoration Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Damage’ Category

Water Damage Restoration in Commercial Properties: Best Practices

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

As a business owner, water damage to your commercial property can be a devastating event. Whether it’s caused by a burst pipe, severe storm, or an unexpected flood, the consequences can be far-reaching, affecting not only the physical structure of your building but also your operations, revenue, and employee safety. 

At Jarvis Restoration, we understand the urgency and complexity of commercial water damage restoration in Orange County. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the processes of water damage assessment and restoration, and explain the importance of timely action to prevent mold growth.

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Understanding Water Damage

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Today, we want to shed some light on a crucial topic for every homeowner: water damage. Water damage is a pervasive issue that can strike when least expected, and it can cause expensive and lasting damage. Understanding the types of water damage and their common causes can help you respond quickly and minimize the impact on your home.

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The Visible Signs of Water Damage

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Water damage in a home can be highly troublesome because it’s both pervasive and destructive. When water gets into areas like walls, floors, and ceilings, it can weaken structural integrity, cause wood to warp, and lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Water damage often affects electrical systems and insulation, leading to expensive repairs and higher energy costs. The presence of moisture also creates an ideal breeding ground for pests, making the problems even worse. 

It’s important that you address any water damage to your house as soon as possible. You can rely on Jarvis Restoration for water restoration in Orange County. But first, you’ll need to know the visible signs of water damage. It isn’t always easy to spot, so use this guide to help you find out early that you need to contact us.

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What Are the Common Effects of Water Damage on a Home?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

In our previous post, we looked at how the recent Southern California rains may have damaged your home. Today, we’re going to look deeper into the general effects of water damage in a house, going beyond the exterior of the home to look at what kind of damage flooding can inflict. Water damage is both varied and insidious, which is why it’s a difficult task to recover from it. It’s not a job you can do on your own—you must have a professional and licensed water restoration company in Orange County handle the extensive recovery process.

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Rain, Rain, Rain … Let’s See How It Might Have Damaged Your Home

Monday, March 11th, 2024

It has been a rainy winter in Southern California, with our second flood watch warning this month alone. We’re not accustomed to massive downpours here, and you may be worried about the state of your house after this heavy rain. 

Has your home sustained water damage from the recent storms? It’s a good question, and if you have suspicions already, we recommend you call us to look into the possibility that you’ll need repairs for your home because of water damage in Orange County, CA’s recent weather.

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Signs You Have Ceiling Water Damage

Monday, February 12th, 2024

When people think of water damage restoration, they often imagine the damage that comes from massive flooding. But water damage is often insidious, spreading without notice until it becomes so extreme it requires extensive restoration. 

Since we recently went through several days of heavy downpours in Orange County, we’d like to discuss something related to it: water damage to the ceiling. You may have leaks in your roof that have allowed water from the recent rains to infiltrate into the material of your home’s ceilings. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, both with repairs to your roof and with water damage restoration in Orange County, CA. Let’s look at the ways you can detect water damage to your ceiling.

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Sewer Water Damage—What You Need to Know

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Standard water damage to a house is already a major crisis and something that no homeowner wants to deal with. But when you add sewer water to the situation, it becomes substantially worse. Sewage-contaminated water can do even greater damage to property and presents serious health risks.

This isn’t a topic people want to talk about, but as damage restoration specialists with a long history of dealing with all types of damage to homes, it’s one we want to address. We’ll look at the dangers of sewer water to both your home and your health. We want you to know why it’s crucial to have this problem dealt with quickly and why only experts can do the job.

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What to Do About a Flooded Crawl Space

Monday, December 18th, 2023

If you start searching the internet for information on flooding and storm damage, you’ll come across many articles discussing what to do if your basement floods. A flooded basement is a serious problem—but if you live in Southern California, it’s not a problem at all. Because you don’t have a basement.

Instead, what our homes have—if they don’t sit directly on a concrete slab—are crawl spaces, a narrow area between the ground floor of a house and the ground itself. If you’ve ever had to enter the crawl space for your house, you know why it’s called that: it’s a tight space that requires moving on your hands and knees to navigate—if you ever need to navigate it. 

If your home has a crawl space, it can flood just like a basement and create a serious danger of water damage. This flooding can happen from rainfall, but also because of plumbing leaks—so there’s no time of the year when you’re totally out of danger of flooding in the crawl space. 

We’re the local experts for handling water damage in Orange County, CA, and in this post we’ll talk about what to do if you have a flooded crawl space.

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Tips for Salvaging Your Valuable Belongings After a Disaster

Monday, October 9th, 2023

The emotional effect of a disaster such as flooding or a wildfire can feel overwhelming. If you’re facing a crisis because of serious damage to your home and property, salvaging your most valuable possessions is key to recovery. Below, we’ve offered a guide with practical tips that will help you preserve precious possessions in the wake of a disaster.

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5 Signs of Water Damage in Your Ceiling

Monday, September 25th, 2023

We often talk about dealing with the damage that can occur to homes due to large-scale catastrophes, such as wildfires or massive flooding. But damage from water, fire, and other elements doesn’t always emerge after big disasters. They can be more insidious, occurring when you don’t know to look for them.

One of the more common types of water damage that homes suffer is from leaky roofs. Homeowners often don’t pay much attention to their roofs, allowing them to sustain damage over time and age to the point where they don’t provide the waterproofing necessary to protect the house. Since we recently went through massive rainstorms in Southern California, water damage coming through a leaky roof is a major worry. 

We want to look at ways you can tell you’ve got water damage to your ceiling. Then you can call us for an inspection to see if we need to help with restoration for water damage in Orange County, CA.

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