Monday, 25 May 2015

Effects of Water Damage on Your Home and Health

Water damage has been an ongoing concern for most homes that are prone to natural disasters. This is inevitable and it causes a lot of expense and damage to a home. But, water damage can also result from a lot of other reasons such as faulty sewers, broken windows, roof damage, leaking pipes, and failed door installations. Water damage shouldn’t be taken for granted. As a responsible homeowner, you should find ways to counteract its effects before things get worse in your household.

Water damage stains furniture, carpet, and other paper goods.

Within minutes, the flood caused by water damage can put a good furniture to waste. It can ruin a photograph of a great moment, a treasured heirloom, or a cherished and valued antique piece. Within hours, it can warp the furniture and finish building materials, tarnish once flawless metal surfaces, and unbelievable as it seems, it already produces unusual household odors.

Water damage causes serious structural problems and compromises health

Just within days, water damage can cause mold and fungi growth inside your home. These harmful substances can even grow and develop inside pianos and other household furniture. Metal surfaces also can begin to rust. Mold growth leads to destruction of door and window casings, wood deckings, and wet drywalls. If taken for granted, the home’s foundation and pillars become weaker and more prone to further damage. Mold growth also triggers asthma and other health conditions. Your family members’ immune system is compromised when indoor air quality is low.

Don’t wait before it’s too late to do something about water damage. We are here to help you. Our people are experts in water damage restoration. Do something now to protect your most priced investment and your most valued family. EcoPure Restoration is always to the rescue.

Tips for Speeding Up Flood Restoration

After a flood, it’s only natural for you to want to have your home and other belongings restored as quickly as possible. For the best results, you’ll want to call a flood restoration company as soon as possible since flood damage only gets worse the longer your belongings are exposed to floodwater. Similarly, you can do your part to speed up the flood restoration process by following these quick tips:

Shut Off Electrical Power

Water is one of the best conductors of electricity, and the last thing you want to happen is anyone being electrocuted. If you were given advance warning of a flood, you may want to turn off the electricity before the flood affects your home.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

San Diego Fire Damage: Fire Prevention Tips to Protect Your Property

"A fire, believed to have started in the back kitchen of Chris’ Ono Grinds Island Grill on Mission Gorge Place (near Alvarado Canyon Road), took 60 San Diego firefighters about 30 minutes to put out. The effort even required assistance from Heartland Fire crews. The firefighters had to cut through a side garage door to get to the flames, which were jumping 10 to 15 feet from the roof. The fire dealt more than $500,000 in damage. Preventing fire damage in San Diego When a fire occurs, there’s not always much you can do. Thus, it’s important for you to keep in mind that if a fire hits your home or business, proper care can help reduce the amount of money that you’ll need to shell out for restoration."

Monday, 18 May 2015

Mold and Your Home

Mold is a type of fungus that is omnipresent in nature. Outdoor, it plays an important part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter like dead trees and fallen leaves. Indoors, mold growth should be prevented. It can cause health problems and damages your property. It multiplies by means of tiny spores, spores that are invisible to the naked eyed and floats around through the outdoor and indoor air. Mold can begin growing in your home when spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold and none of it can grow without water and moisture from high humidity.

Mold and Your Health

Molds are not a problem unless spores land on a damp surface to begin growing and be left untreated for a long time. There are molds that produce mycotoxins, a toxic substance that can cause serious health problems to humans. Some produces allergens that can cause allergic reactions. Sensitive individuals can easily get allergic reactions if they accidentally inhaled or touched molds. They may experience sneezing, runny nose, skin rash, and red eyes. When you see signs of mold growth, immediate action is a must. For a thorough mold remediation, call EcoPure Restoration at 877.982.7873!

Tips to Help Fire Damage Restoration Efforts

In the aftermath of a fire, it’s natural for you to want to go back in and see the damage for yourself and look for things you can possibly salvage. Some people might even want to try to clean up the damage themselves, although that isn’t a very good idea. All it takes is one wrong move and a treasured valuable could become damaged beyond repair.

When it comes to fire damage restoration, it’s best to leave the task in the capable hands of a professional service. What you can do, though, is follow these tips to help the restoration service do their jobs better:

Don’t Wait Too Long

The last thing you want to do is to wait too long before calling a professional fire damage restoration service. The longer cleaning and corrosion control efforts are delayed, the more difficult it is to restore items to pre-disaster condition. After a fire, call your insurance company and a restoration company immediately.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

San Diego Flood Damage: Easy-to-Do Tips to Guard Your Home from Floods

"According to, the nonprofit Bay Area Council released a report claiming that a super storm that can occur in the area once every 150 years could lay waste to the Bay Area, causing an estimated $10.4 billion in economic damage. The council expects such a storm to heavily affect Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, affecting 355,000 locals and $46.2 billion in assets. Floods and San Diego flood damage Floods are one of the leading causes of water damage in a home, and thus, preparedness is key when it comes to addressing such natural disasters. As the government makes its efforts, so should you. Unfortunately, many homeowners believe that water damage from floods is no big deal, and that their problems will subside as the floodwater dries up. Nothing can be further from the truth."

Friday, 15 May 2015

Landlord and Tenant Duties in San Diego Mold Inspection and Removal

"Although tenants are responsible for the maintenance of their respective units, landlords must also respond to specific problems. In Green v. Superior Court (1974), it was held that all rental agreements must come with an implied warranty of habitability. In other words, the landlord has to deal with problems, e.g. mold, which affect the property’s habitability. If mold was already present even before a tenant moves into the unit in question, the task of removing it falls to the landlord. The presence of mold, after all, is considered a defect in the structure that violates local health and building codes. Sometimes, mold can be the tenant’s responsibility if it arises from damage of his or her own doing. At any rate, it would be wise to undertake thorough mold inspection in San Diego as soon as signs of infestation become apparent."

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Water Damage to San Diego Buildings: How Flood Loads Do Their Thing

"Even as California’s dry spell problem continues, scientists remain mindful of the possibility of major flooding due to heavy rainfall. After all, the vicious cycle of global warming intensifies the severity of droughts and storms. There’s no telling when the next big storm will come, but when it does, are you prepared to deal with the risk of flooding? Flood damage should never be taken lightly. Standing flood water can be deceptively harmless but can cause a great deal of water damage in San Diego, aside from heavily soaked furniture and carpets. For instance, flood water can bust a hole in the wall or, worse, unsettle entire structures like tables or cabinets."

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

3 Common Causes of Water Damage in Households

Water damage can weaken your home’s very foundation. You may also be endangering your family’s health if you don’t fix this damage right away. If left unchecked, water damage has the potential to contaminate your water supply or lead to the growth of harmful mold, which can cause the people in your home to get sick. Below are the leading causes of water damage for your better understanding:

San Diego Water Damage: Understanding the 3 Categories of Water Damage

Dirty water is dangerous to one’s health—that’s a widely known fact. For this reason, parents teach their children how to use toilets and bathroom fixtures properly, wash their hands before leaving the bathroom, and avoid drinking any type of water that’s not completely transparent. Are you truly aware, though, of how dangerous dirty water really is? San Diego water damage experts are familiar with three distinct categories of water damage and their respective sources: clean, grey, and black. To assess water damage, these experts typically gauge the quality of the water involved before anything else.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Restoring Water-Damaged Drywall

If your home recently went through a major flood or pipe leak, it’s likely that, aside from the damage to the floors, the walls have also been affected. Most of the time, a water-damaged wall can easily be identified. There are occasions, however, when the damage isn’t obvious to the naked eye and will remain unnoticed by the average homeowner until it’s too late.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

San Diego Flood Damage: How Can You Deal with Invisible Water Damage?

Last December, 2014, the city of San Diego was hit by a huge flood. At that time, Lindbergh Field recorded 2.53 inches of rainfall from December 3 to the morning of December 4. In National City, some residents found it so difficult to leave their inundated homes, that firefighters and police were necessary to help them get out. Is your home among those that got flooded? Water can seep into the nooks and crannies of your home, wreaking havoc right under your nose. Although everything may appear in order, you may already have damage that is not visible, and may already be in dire need of the services of a San Diego flood damage expert.

Professional Mold Inspection in San Diego Can Detect Hidden Home Flaws

If the price of a home sounds too good to be true, chances are it probably is, because there is a catch involved. While houses with defects tend to be reasonably priced, and are sometimes viewed as exciting pet projects to those who look forward to renovating them, not all buyers are ecstatic about acquiring a home that comes with a laundry list of issues to deal with when they move in. An article on the Curbed San Francisco website, dated December 18, 2014, describes a particular home for sale that would have been a luxurious property through and through if it weren’t for possible mold infestation. Worse, the property’s value had not been adjusted accordingly, since the house still carries an astronomical price tag. A prospective buyer would need to invest in some expert cleaning to make the property habitable.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Three Forces That Make Floods Destructive

A raging torrent of water is anything but good. Floods cost homeowners and businesses billions each year, adding up every time a calamity or burst pipe occurs, from drenched documents to mold growth. However, a flood’s destructive physics aren’t widely understood. With enough speed, it can bust a hole through your wall and add more headaches for you to deal with.

Water Damage in San Diego Can Come from the Unlikeliest of Sources

Fire is one of the most destructive natural forces, as almost anything it touches can be turned to ash or melted. This is why homeowners need to protect their properties from any accidental risk of fire. Of course, fire is not the only thing homeowners should be worried about, as other natural elements can wreak havoc on homes as well. An article on the UT San Diego website, published January 3, 2015, details how a fire that started in one apartment unit in the Mission Valley area was thankfully brought under control before it could spread to other buildings. Although the conflagration was quelled, the unit had already suffered major damage from the fire. Worse, firefighting efforts to control the large flames were so concentrated that excess water flowed into the apartment unit below. The resulting flooding was so bad that firefighters wrote off the space as “inhabitable”.

San Diego Fire Damage Restoration Company to Mitigate Wildfire Damage

Considering the damage wildfires have inflicted on many properties, San Diego fire damage restoration specialists from Eco Pure Restoration remind residents to ensure preparedness for the potential damage. Wildfires, after all, tend to occur all year round, and have already ravaged thousands of acres in California, particularly in the southern region, over the last five years. In the recent year alone, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) reports to have battled almost 5,000 fires throughout the state, a thousand more than the five year average. In May 2014, in San Diego County, 29,388 acres of land were burned after a series of wildfires erupted in multiple locations. The damage is estimated at around $60 million USD, including $29.8 million damage to private property.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Do Firefighters Do Fire Restoration Work?

It’s likely that a home will sustain water damage in a fire, but it’s not necessarily from the ruined plumbing. Fire hoses wreak their own form of havoc.

A fire-damaged building will be severely drenched as soon as the fire is extinguished. While the typical firefighter does his best to reduce collateral damage brought by gallons of water, dousing the flames takes top priority. If it takes multiple firetrucks to control a huge blaze, then you really have your fire damage restoration work cut out for you.