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Fire Safety at Christmastime | San Diego Fire Damage

Posted by Kim Jones on Wed, Nov 30, 2016

According to the U.S. Fire Administration Christmas tree fires are not common, but when they happen they are serious. Clean Earth Restorations offers full service fire damage repair for San Diego residents and businesses.

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Topics: repairing fire damage, fire damage, Fire & Smoke

Which Fire Extinguisher Should I Use? | San Diego Fire Restoration

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Did you know that different fires require different fire extinguishers? It depends on what kind of fuel the fire is burning. At Clean Earth Restorations we see a lot of fire damage in our fire restoration work and we think that it's a good idea to remind everyone about the different kinds of extinguishers.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke

3 Construction Choices for Homes in the Ember Zone - San Diego Fire Damage

Posted by Kim Jones on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

  • According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, "A home within one mile of a natural area is in the Ember Zone. Wind-driven embers can attack your home. You and your home must be prepared well before a fire occurs. Ember fires can destroy homes or neighborhoods far from the actual flame front of the wildland fire." These 3 construction choices, made while constructing your new home in an ember zone, will help you avoid San Diego fire damage in wildfire seasons.


  1. Build your roof from fire resistant materials such as composite, tile, or metal. This may be one of the most important fire defense choices you make.
  2. Choose outer coverings that resist heat and embers: masonry, brick, stucco, cement.
  3. Use dual-paned windows with the exterior pane of tempered glass. This helps reduce the chance of breaking during a fire and letting in other burning materials.


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Topics: Fire & Smoke

3 Things to Protect Your House From Wildfire & San Diego Fire Damage

Posted by Kim Jones on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Don't let this be your neigborhood! State drought conditions and this heat wave add up to extra wildfire season danger for San Diego. Fire damage is NOT one of the things you want to add to your upcoming holiday check list. You can help protect your home, business, and neighborhood by making sure you've done the following simple things: 

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Topics: Fire & Smoke

Do Your Smoke Detectors Work??? | Avoiding San Diego Fire Damage

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Do you have smoke detectors? Do they WORK? We hope you say "yes" to both questions. Across the country, and in San Diego, fire damage, injury and death occur because people neglect to install smoke detectors or ensure that they are working correctly. A look at these recent headlines should be enough for you to double-check your own home today.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke

Smoke Damage Removal Tips

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, May 20, 2014

Fire causes destruction by the burning itself, but also brings water and smoke damage to property. With the San Diego wildfires in San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, and Fallbrook this past week, many people living and working close to the burn will certainly have questions regarding smoke damage removal. Here is some information and tips about smoke damage.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke

Firestorm 2014 | Helpful San Diego Resources

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, May 16, 2014

Helpful Resources to Bookmark for a Fire Emergency

We've written 3 blog posts over the past year about fire readiness and prevention (which you can find here, here, and here). CalFire has been issuing alerts since January about the fire season this year and San Diego has just kicked it off in a big way. We thought we could provide our readers with a list of resources that are helpful today and can be bookmarked for the season. (Twitter accounts listed together at end of list.) Any San Diego fire damage, no matter how minimal, is too much.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke

Repairing Fire Damage | San Diego Fire & Smoke Remediation

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Thu, Apr 24, 2014
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Topics: Fire & Smoke

Free Tip Sheets from Clean Earth Restorations

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Topics: bio recovery, mold, flood, hoarding, construction, Fire & Smoke, Tip Sheets

We Had a Fire, What Do We Do Now?

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Fri, Nov 22, 2013

After a structural fire there is a lot of work to do to bring a home or business back to normal. Depending on the incident, you may be able to accomplish some of it on your own. If you suffered structural damage, chances are you will want to call in a fire remediation company such as Clean Earth Restorations in San Diego. Fire damage includes:

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Topics: Fire & Smoke, restoration, Tip Sheets

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