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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.