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.
Jarvis Restoration Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Damage’
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
In a recent post, we talked about misconceptions people have about fire damage and fire damage restoration. Fire damage is a frightening topic, and many people in SoCal worry about it.
But water damage is a huge problem for homes as well, and if we’re going to spend time on myths about fire damage, we need to give the same attention to water damage. Whatever water damage problems you’ve got, you can rest assured that we’ll help you with our expert water damage restoration in Orange County, CA.
Let’s look at the most common misconceptions people have about residential water damage.
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.
Homeowners in Orange County don’t often worry about flooding damage. The threat of wildfires is far more urgent. But recent heavy rainfalls in Southern California have made the danger of flooding more obvious. Low-lying areas in Orange County were in danger of flooding during these downpours, and we don’t know how much more of this heavy rainfall is headed our way through the rest of the winter.
So now is a good time to address what to do in case your home suffers from weather related flooding damage. We understand how difficult this situation is—you’ll be overwhelmed with emotions and fears, and you’ll likely feel a need to catastrophize, believing the problem simply cannot be resolved. But it can! Take a few deep breaths and follow the right steps and you’ll eventually come out the other side of this disaster.
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.