Being a homeowner isn't as simple as just owning the home -- it requires ongoing maintenance to make sure the home and its surroundings remain healthy and safe. Unfortunately, with busy professional and personal lives, keeping up on home maintenance is often not on the top of everyone's to-do list. As a restoration company in San Diego County, Clean Earth Restorations knows firsthand that neglected home maintenance often compounds into problems that require a restoration service provider (fire, flood, mold). Here are 10 simple things you can do to maintain your home and avoid the complications of neglect.
As a new or small business you may have a lot of irons in the fire. Is a contingency plan one of them? As an established business, could your contingency plan be better? What is a contingency plan? Clean Earth Restorations explains what contingency planning is and how it can help you navigate a flood, a hazardous waste incident, or any remediation emergency you face in San Diego County.
If You Don't Clean the Lint In and Around Your Clothes Dryer, You Risk a Fire
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are caused every year by clothes dryers. Clean Earth Restorations offers their customers/residents in San Diego fire damage tips that may save a home (and lives).
- A build up of lint in a clothes dryer (in the filter, around the machine, or in the vent hose) traps heat and causes the machine to overheat.
- The lint itself is flammable and becomes fuel for fire when the machine overheats to the point of causing a fire.
- It takes only a few minutes for the fire to engulf a laundry room, which typically stores other flammable items such as more laundry.
- NEVER leave your dryer on while you are asleep or not at home!
- Clean your lint filter EACH time you dry a load of laundry.
- If you see any lint in the filter holder, clean that out as well.
- Check BEHIND and around the machine for lint.
- Replace (flammable) flexible plastic vent hoses with metal vents where possible.
- Do not stock or store items on top of the dryer. They may enhance the speed and intensity of a fire.
Have a look at the Today Show video below which talks about all these points and interviews a family that lost EVERYTHING when their dryer caught on fire while they were not home.
Big rain is headed our way this weekend! According to Fox 5 News, the "storm will drop up to 3 inches of rain in coastal and valley areas, 3 to 5 inches in the mountains and up to an inch in the deserts. It could cause flash flooding and other road hazards through Sunday." Clean Earth Restorations, experts in flood restoration in San Diego county, offer you a few simple tips to help you prepare for the rain.
How do you handle water damage? San Diego flood remediation company Clean Earth Restorations offers you some tips.
Rain gutters might be low on your priority list, especially in San Diego where winter is getting a "tardy slip". But storms are on the horizon and if you can't remember the last time you flushed out your rain gutters, you should think about doing that before any heavy rains cause water damage to your home or business. At Clean Earth Restorations, here in San Diego we see customers with roof or foundation water damage that could easily have been avoided by simple maintenance.
Hoarding is something we hear more and more about in the news. Is it a growing phenomenon? Or just that extreme cases are in the media more often? In any event, at Clean Earth Restorations (in San Diego) we regularly receive inquiries about hoarding clean up services for property owners or families who are facing the consequences of hoarding.
You have water damage. Now what? How do you choose a company to clean up and repair water damage in San Diego?
At Clean Earth Restorations, we often see water damage situations that could have been avoided or lessened. We've put together this list of 10 Ways to Avoid or Lessen Water Damage for you. Among San Diego flood companies we are unique in the scope of our interventions -- water damage-, flood-, fire- and smoke-, mold- remediation, sewage cleanup, biorecovery, carpet cleaning and maintenance, as well as full service general contracting and repairs, are our expertise.
Water damage can come in dramatic forms, from flash floods to backed up toilets. Other kinds of water damage are "sneaky" -- slow to creep up on you, unnoticed until it's too late and the damage is done. Here are a few sources of water damage you should know about. They are avoidable with some planned observation and maintenance. (And if you came to this page because you're in the middle of a flood emergency, call us 24/7 at Clean Earth Restorations for your water damage, San Diego remediation and restoration. (888) 471 6653.)