Jarvis Restoration Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Damage’

Identifying Mold in Your Home

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Mold: it’s a word that no homeowner wants to hear. Yet, in places like Orange County, our mix of coastal air, occasional heavy rains, and warm temperatures can create the perfect breeding ground for these unwelcome guests. 

Mold in your home isn’t just unsightly. It can also pose serious health risks and damage the structure of your house if left unaddressed. That’s where the expertise of a professional mold remediation service, such as Jarvis Restoration, becomes invaluable. You can depend on us for your Orange County mold removal needs. 

First, we’d like to help you identify if you’ve got mold in your home.

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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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Let’s Have a Serious Talk About the Dangers of Mold

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Water damage is a major risk to homes, and handling restoration for water damage in Orange County, CA is one of the key services we’ve offered since we started in business. Cleaning up water damage and restoring property is more detailed than mopping up the water: this type of damage leads to mold, and mold remediation is often a crucial part of the restoration process.

Today, we want to look closer at mold and talk about the dual dangers it presents. It threatens the health of your family and the integrity of your home.

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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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Important Storm Awareness and Safety Tips for the Future

Monday, August 28th, 2023

It isn’t often that California suffers the brunt of a tropical storm, but our recent encounter with Tropical Storm Hilary—which the governor declared a state emergency—is a blunt reminder that we’re also vulnerable to major weather events in SoCal. It’s not just something that happens in Florida. 

This is one of the reasons that we handle restoration for water damage in Orange County, CA. People are often so focused on worries about damage from wildfires that they forget about the threat of storm damage and aren’t prepared for it or know what to do about it afterwards. 

We hope that your home didn’t sustain any damage from the recent tropical storm. We’d also like to help you to prepare for the next time this occurs. We’re going to share with you important storm preparation information. Here are several steps to take to make sure you’re ready for major storm activity in the future.

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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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