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Hoarding: What It Is and How to Deal with It

Posted by Luke Henning on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Hoarding disorder affects 2 to 4 percent of people worldwide, according to the International OCD Foundation. While hoarding can be more visible among older adults, hoarder tendencies often originate much earlier in life. This disorder often manifests simply as an anxiety about throwing out older things. As San Diego’s leading hoarding restoration experts, we here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to discuss how to detect and deal with hoarding tendencies in your loved ones.

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Topics: hoarding, san diego hoarding, san diego hoarding clean up

San Diego Landlords: It’s Time to Deal With Your Tenant’s Mold Problem

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Mold has always been a common complaint among San Diego renters, but until this year there was little they could do about potentially hazardous mold in their units. Now, California state law officially considers mold a condition of substandard housing. For the first time, renters can report mold problems to the San Diego city and county governments, which can then demand repairs and fine landlords who don't comply. If you are a Southern California landlord who’s tenants may be dealing with mold we recommend you act to fix the problem as soon as possible.

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Topics: mold, mold remediation san diego, mold remediation, san diego water damage

Why You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned Professionally

Posted by Luke Henning on Sun, Jan 28, 2018

We like to think we can keep our carpets clean on our own. We just need to vacuum every month or so and blot when there’s a stain... right? Wrong. What you probably didn’t know is that almost all carpet companies will void your warranty if you don't professionally steam clean your carpet every 12 to 24 months. Just Vacuuming may not cut it, especially if you are a larger property owner. Neither is steaming carpets yourself. Professional steaming is legally the only way to protect your carpet in most cases. That’s where San Diego’s Clean Earth Restorations comes in.

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Topics: carpet cleaning, commercial carpet cleaning in san diego

Got Mold? Here’s What to Do Next

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

So you found mold on your property. Should you try to remove the mold yourself? Should you call in a professional for mold removal? Where is the line? We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to talk about what steps you should take after finding mold.

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Topics: mold, flood damage repair, mold cleaning services, mold remediation, water restoration

Mold in San Diego: 8 Tips Detecting Mold Before It’s a Problem

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Despite San Diego’s dry desert climate, mold should still be a major concern for all San Diego property owners. Here are 8 tips from us here at Clean Earth Restorations to help residents of San Diego County identify mold before it becomes problematic:

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Topics: water damage, mold cleaning services, mold remediation, mold san diego

Flood Season is Coming to San Diego Again

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

 

The San Diego County flood season is upon us again, thanks to January's heavy rains. In fact, thanks to the drought we experienced throughout Southern California in 2017 the risk of flooding has increased significantly. We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to take a moment to talk about this upcoming flood season and how you should go about dealing with it.

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Topics: flood damage, flood repair san diego, san dieo flood damage, water restoration

SoCal Winter Dry Spell: What It Means for Fire and Flood Risk

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Following the massive rains and flooding that tore through San Diego County last spring the county has been hit by one of the longest recorded dry spells in its history and it’s still going today. Prolonged dry spells like this may prevent a fire risk even after the rainy season begins. We here at Clean Earth want to take some time to talk to you about what this will mean for San Diego property owners.

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Topics: flood damage, fire damage, Fire Damage Flood, Drought

Christmas Fire Hazard: Why you should throw out the tree after New Years

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Jan 03, 2018

The Christmas tree, a staple of the holiday season for many San Diegans, can also be one of the most dangerous fire hazards in your home, especially in the current winter dry spell that Southern California is experiencing. Every December Christmas trees account for around 230 house fires throughout the US, with homes in dryer climates being especially at risk. We here at Clean Earth Restorations want to give you some good reasons why you shouldn't drag your feet when disposing of your tree.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke, christmas fire safety;, Fire Safety

Flooding: What to Do While Waiting for a Professional

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Dec 20, 2017

When a flood occurs in your Southern California home or property there is always going to be a delay between when the flood happens and when professional help arrives. With seasonal flooding affecting many San Diego homes and businesses we here at Clean Earth Restorations wanted to offer tips to help mitigate the potential damage while you wait for professional help.

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Topics: water damage restoration, Carpet Water Damage, Flood damage san diego

Flooded Flooring: How Water Damage Affects Flooring

Posted by Luke Henning on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

When a flood occurs within a property one of the biggest factors in the long term damage is the type of flooring. Some types of flooring are significantly more resilient than others. A tiled floor in a home in El Cajon is going to react much differently to water than a carpeted floor in an apartment in Mission Valley. In this article, we here at Clean Earth Restorations want to talk about how each type of flooring may react to flooding.

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Topics: Carpet Water Damage, Carpets, flooring

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