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Tips for Removing Smoke Damage

Posted by Jackson Short on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Fire damage is never pretty. However, it usually isn't the only damage present. Usually water damage and smoke damage are also present. With the wildfires we've had in Southern California in the past couple of years, even if your home doesn't sustain any fire damage, if it is close enough to the fire it can still sustain smoke damage.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke, smoke damage house

How to Properly Clean Fire and Smoke Damage

Posted by Jackson Short on Sun, Sep 23, 2018

California is a hot spot, both literally and figuratively, when it comes to fires. During the mid and late summer months, valleys and fields can become incredibly dry and susceptible to catching fire, and the long-term drought we've been in has not helped. These fires can be devastating to homes and communities, and it can be difficult to repair and rebuild after a fire. However, certain steps can be taken to make the process of cleaning and restoring easier after a fire.

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Topics: smoke damage, Fire & Smoke, smoke damage house

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

Fire Damage: What to Do While Waiting for Professional Help

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Fire is one of the most common causes of damage to homes throughout San Diego County. After the Witch Creek Fire burned through Escondido and Poway in 2007 it took nearly two weeks for restoration crews to get the clear to begin working on damaged structures. Because of this we here at Clean Earth wanted to give you some tips for what you should do if you arrive at your home before a restoration crew.

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Topics: fire cleanup, Carpets, Fire & Smoke, upholstery cleaning

3 Tips for Defending Southern California Properties from Wildfires

Posted by Luke Henning on Mon, Dec 11, 2017

For the residents of San Diego County, the threat of fire can be a constant source of anxiety. Southern California is one of the most at risk areas for wildfires in the country, especially during a fall/winter dry spell. Knowing how to protect your home properly is an invaluable resource. For this reason we at Clean Earth wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the best ways to protect your property from fire and smoke damage.

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Topics: Fire & Smoke, Wildfires

How to Recover from Fire Damage

Posted by Luke Henning on Wed, Oct 11, 2017


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Topics: Fire & Smoke, fire damage services San Diego, fire restoration, fire restoration services

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.


Clean Earth Restorations provides fire and smoke damage restoration services to all of San Diego County. Contact us today with your questions or for a free estimate:

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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

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