Southern California residents enjoy the Mediterranean-like weather the area is known for practically year round. However, even the warm coastal climate is subject to the complexities of mother nature. Common natural disasters such as water, fire, or earthquakes can leave devastating damage to your home. By preparing for the worst, homeowners can ensure a safe and efficient recovery process. Here are our top tips to prepare homeowners for California emergencies:
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.
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.
Summer is well on its way and with its blistering heat cloudless days, everyone is asking what they can do to stay cool. Not only that but in the middle of this drought you no doubt feel compelled to cut back on water so the wave machines and lazy rivers of a water park may be out in your book. But don’t start thinking about spending these days trapped indoors, escaping the heat. There is still so much you can do including these 10 summer events that will keep your family cool and having fun.
Living in California usually means great weather and a laid back lifestyle most of the time, but even in this paradise weather can turn nasty. One of the trickiest parts of living in California is that when poor weather hits, residents are usually unprepared for it. Due to this, our homes are usually not proofed for some of the worst, albeit common, natural disasters that can befall California. Fortunately, there’s Jarvis Restoration. We specialize in repairing homes from even the worst water, fire, mold, and other natural damages. With us, even the most compromised home can make a full recovery, and we do it all for a great price and in a timely manner.
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.
There are a lot of things to look for before buying a house, and it’s good to get a basic checklist to go over while inspecting the house. It may be overwhelming, but this piece of property is your potential new dwelling, so ensuring its integrity will be beneficial for you in the long run. For good or bad, here is a list of 10 things to check before buying a house.
If you’ve had a disaster in the home, there are probably a million things running through your mind. Restoring damage, protecting your family, finding the best deal, and contacting your insurance are all necessary next steps—but which one of these should absolutely come first? You may be thinking that you should immediately contact your insurance company if a natural disaster has befallen your home, but this is not always the correct first step to take.
In truth, sometimes homeowners are not always happy with how their insurance company handles the aftermath of a disaster. Since these situations are often confusing and desperate, homeowners are at risk of making hasty decisions that aren’t good for them in the long run. If you don’t want this to happen to you, consider these tips for making an insurance claim following a disaster before you act.
There are a multitude of traits that many of us share, simply as people and no matter the demographic. For the sake of home repair, however, we’re specifically talking about two of these characteristics. Whether we’re young or old, taking care of the kids at home or suited up in an office, we tend to procrastinate. Moreover, we all love it when we can save a pretty penny on home repair.
While procrastination and penny pinching don’t typically work well together, we’re here to show you how you can walk the line in your own home with these ten quick and easy repair hacks.
If you’ve been anywhere near your smartphone, laptop, tablet or television in the last few months, you’ve definitely heard about this year’s coming El Niño.
While this weather occurrence is natural and occurs every two to five years either as El Niño or the opposite, La Nina, quite a lot of buzz is being generated due to meteorologists predicting that this year’s El Niño is developing to be very big, very powerful, and very devastating. Before you start stocking up on food and supplies to ride out what the media is promising to be a very serious season, however, there are a few things about the coming weather you should know.