Recent Posts

Water Damage

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

General Water Damage Affected bathroom in Poway

The bathroom is one of the most useful rooms in the entire house. However, it can become a headache when a water source or leak is not easily noticed. For instance, in this image you see a toilet, and a shower enclosure. The toilet can leak from the supply line, it can overflow from the bowl, and possibly leak from the seal. The shower enclosure can leak from the shower valve, shower head and the pan.

Based on the nature of the water source certain procedures need to be followed to prevent cross contamination. If the source of the water is from a pressurized line and given the right conditions our technicians attempt to minimize the demolition. Call us (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.

#waterdamagepoway

Electrical Usage

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

General Electrical Usage Water Damage in San Diego

Water damage equipment has evolved over time, we strive to keep up with the most efficient in the industry. For instance, this image shows the use of air movers that are very useful because of their compact design but also the low amperage usage. It’s very important to distribute the power being used in a house to avoid circuit breakers popping or even creating fire hazards.

Once all the demolition and clean up is completed our technicians are trained to count the equipment necessary, and calculate the amperage needed. Extension cords are used to use outlets in other rooms of the house just to avoid an electrical overload in the affected room. By doing so, it helps the equipment run consistently, and expedite the drying of the structure.

Call us at (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.

#waterdamagesandiego

Roof Leak

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Roof Leak Water Damage in Escondido - Roof Leak

It does not rain in southern California very often, but when it does it cause havoc not only in our freeways but also in our homes. The sun baked shingles are easily damaged by the wind and rain water quickly finds a way to drip to bedrooms, living room, and any room near flashing, windows or patio doors. Our crew members are well versed in the proper way to tarp a roof, and prevent further damage in the house.

We responded to a job in which the bedroom was impacted due to improperly installed flashing, and rain water found its way to drywall in the master bedroom. Quick into action, our crew mitigated the damage, and dried the structure. Call us at (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.

#waterdamagesandiego #roofleak

Fire Fighting

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Fighting Fire Damage in San Diego

When fire fighters respond to a call, they have to make quick decisions in order to save the house. Entering the structure can be a challenge and very dangerous due to the nature of the fire or the cause of the fire. Often time fire fighters create access from areas in which they can attack the fire, and avoid risk to the rest of the crew.

We work closely with homeowners, property managers, and insurance companies to help restore the structure, and contents. This image shows the broken garage door, the fire crew entered the garage to attack the fire in the kitchen and dining room area. Thank God no one was hurt during this fire. Call us at (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.

#firedamagesandiego

Follow the Path

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Follow the Path Impacted Hallway

During the initial response our technicians are well verse in following the path of the water based on water source. It’s common to see a broken angle stop from a pressurized line and have the water damage impact rooms that share walls. For instance, the hallway was impacted from a broken angle stop in the kitchen, the water traveled to the hallway, bedroom, playroom, and game room. Using a moisture meter on the common walls confirms the materials impacted by the water source, and the image serves as documentation for the homeowner, property manager, and insurance company.

If the water intrusion is from a clean water source the walls and other affected building materials can be possibly dried in place. It’s important to follow industry guidelines, our goal is to minimize the disruption and make it like it never even happen.

Call us at (619)258-7200.

Commercial Fire

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Apartment fire

What to do when you are a property manager and have a fire loss? Count on us, there are so many do’s and don’ts for the tenants, insurance carriers, and property owners that you always need a reliable source to help with the complexity of the loss. The cause of the fire is always a priority; the insurance company always depends on a specialist that can determine what started the fire. It’s important to know when the structure was built, the building materials can contain lead or asbestos and a specific protocol needs to be followed. Although our franchise does this type of work regularly, we know that a fire can take an emotional, and psychological toll on all impacted.

Count on us, we are always here to help (619)258-7200. 

Water Damage

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

One of the fast flowing sources of water in a home are pressurized leaks or pipe breaks.  The water migration from a broken supply line can spread quickly, and if no one is at home to notice it, it can lead to a costly claim. 

This image shows a kitchen sink that had a broken supply line and the water migrated to the hall, bedroom, and downstairs ceiling. Our crew was onsite right away, and was able to mitigate the damage.

The lower cabinets, drywall, insulation, and framing were impacted as part of the leak.  With the proper techniques the countertop can be saved to minimize the disruption to the kitchen and other parts of the house.   

Call us (619)258-7200, we are always here to help. 

Confined Space

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

There are pretty strict guidelines for employees to work in crawlspaces.  Our crew members have the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this a house. 

The proper certifications are important for not only employee safety but also to ensure the services are being performed according to industry standards.

The technicians are trained to be careful with the common building materials in the crawlspace.  Copper pipes, drain pipes, electrical wires, and other cables are often in the way of the wet insulation.  Having proper lighting, and protective gear is imperative for safe working conditions.  Our technicians always have to be careful to keep an eye out for rodents, spiders, and other creatures that call crawlspace home. 

Call us (619)258-7200, always here to help. 

Property Management

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

By definition a property manager or estate manager is a person or firm charged with operating a real estate property for a fee, when the owner is unable to personally attend to such details, or is not interested in doing so.

Our ERP app can make the job of a property manager less stressful.  The app can list all the pertinent information on a mobile device so that in the event of an emergency, the property manager can access the information such as water or gas shut off. 

The app works in mobile devices and it also has a desktop version, the best part, it has no cost to the property manager.  Look for new content in the next week, were are working on a video. 

Documentation

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

In our daily working with insurance carriers, property manager, and homeowners our crew habitually takes pre-existing images.   The documentation of the condition of flooring, walls, and furniture is so important to protect all parties involved. 

We had numerous occasions in which a client asked for the pre-existing condition images in order to prevent replacement of floors, and furniture. The insurance carriers limit their exposure by having proper documentation, being able to show the before, during and after photos on a claim.  

In any dispute of damage to the property an image can resolve any accusation, or disagreement.  Specially if the involved parties are trying to reach a reasonable resolution.  Count on us!

Call us (619)258-7200, we are always here to help.