Jarvis Restoration Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Fire Damage’

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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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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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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Why Hiring Home Damage Restoration Professionals Matters

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

We offer professional home restoration services in Orange County, CA, and we have since 1970—long before most of the homes in the area were even built. With over 30,000 structures restored (and counting!), we’re one of the most experienced professional companies you can work with.

And professionalism matters in this business. When your home suffers serious damage from fire, flooding, mold, etc., the only contractors to turn to for assistance are professionals. This isn’t an area where you want to cut corners to attempt to save a few dollars. You might think about tackling the job as a DIY project, but in this post we’ll explain the essential role that professionals play in home damage restoration and show the benefits they bring.

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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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The Top 3 Causes of Home Damage and What You Can Do About Them

Monday, June 5th, 2023

There are plenty of sayings about the importance of a home: “Home is where the heart is,” “Home sweet home,” “A man’s home is his castle,” etc. They all reflect that the home is more than just four walls and roof to keep out the wind and rain. It’s a center of our daily lives, filled not only with your belongings but also with memories. When your home suffers extensive damage, it’s a major blow. 

We recently discussed ways to cope with the emotional distress of going through a home restoration. Today we’re going to look at the most common reasons a home may need restoration, as well as ways you can prepare for them and help avoid them. 

For all types of home damage restoration, from water to fire damage in Orange County, CA, we’re the team you can trust. We’ll help restore your “home sweet home.”

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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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