As a San Diego homeowner who just experienced a flood or major water damage to your home or property, you need help fast. Restoring property damaged by water requires technical skill beyond regular cleaning. Odor, mildew, mold and other problems can result from water damage. In addition, you need to accurately assess the damage and understand your options so you can repair the damage and move on.
At Clean Earth Restorations we will help you recover from water damage or flood by:
- Provide immediate assistance to remove the water and begin the dry-out and cleanup
- Provide an accurate assessment of the damage to your property
- Work with insurance agent or adjuster to make sure you are treated fairly
- Follow industry standards to preserve textiles, artworks, memorabilia and other property
- Set up and monitor the drying equipment, deodorize and disinfect the area
- Provide any needed cleaning and repairs to drywall, flooring and other property damage
- Move and reset furniture
- Provide a final inspection and sign-off, including helping you process the paperwork for insurance claims
Mold can become a significant problem inside a home or business, even in San Diego! When there’s excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time, there can be mold. It’s always best to have the mode evaluated and removed by a certified professional.
At Clean Earth Restorations we understand how to identify and manage mold problems. We will:
- Identify moisture sources and evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
- Utilize state of the art thermal imaging / infra red and boroscopes for inspection
- Contain damage to the smallest area possible
- Physically remove contamination
- Dry material to ensure that mold will not return
- Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to pre-loss condition
Mold is a naturally occurring substance that evolved on earth long before man. Mold is part of the fungi family, and there are over 100,000 known species of mold. Mold releases enzymes that break down organic material. It plays a vital role in decomposing dead plant matter, and has given us valuable medicines against bacteria like penicillin. The trouble arises when mold breaks down the organic matter like our houses, and causes health consequences in our bodies.
Mold needs three things to grow – food, water and the right temperature. Mold thrives in the same temperature range that humans generally prefer (48° F to 70° F), and mold feasts on components of wallboard, carpets and other common household furnishings and construction materials. Therefore, the only real way to control mold is to eliminate its water source.
You can usually identify mold from the musty odor. Sometimes you can’t see mold, and it can appear in a variety of colors other than the commonly known dark green, black or brown. You can use a home testing kit, or call in an expert for a home inspection to confirm the growth of mold. Besides a musty odor or staining, crumbling or swelling of plaster and the separation of baseboard, the following are also problem signs of mold:
- Mold and/or mildew – fungus that grows in a damp, dark area and causes discoloration, musty smells and odors
- Musty odors – this is the result of the decay process from mold, mildew and dry rot
- Dry Rot – dark brown/black fungus that typically grows on walls
The link between mold and serious health effects is still being studied, but there is no longer any question that mold causes respiratory symptoms (asthma) and allergic reactions (sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, etc). A Mayo Clinic study has shown that nearly 100% of chronic sinus infections are due to mold. Other adverse health symptoms that can be caused by mold are nosebleeds, runny nose, sneezing, headaches, sore throat, chronic coughing, eye irritation, watery eyes, dizziness, loss of balance, skin rash, fatigue, vomiting and memory loss.
Mold is emerging as a health and safety issue in many areas of the country. Studies have shown that nearly 50% of U.S. homes contain enough mold to cause respiratory symptoms.
- The elderly
- Young children and infants
- Pregnant women
- People with asthma
- People with allergies
People react differently to toxic mold exposure. Certain individuals, especially children, exhibit severe reactions to mold which could include damage to lung tissue, memory loss and even death. Other persons exhibit less severe symptoms and fewer long-term consequences when exposed to toxic mold. Severity of symptoms and effects may depend on the individuals’ chemical sensitivity, genetic disposition and health history (allergies, asthma, smoking, etc).
For some, the exposure to toxic mold spores may be classified as a “health risk”, while it is a true “health hazard” (potential for loss of life or quality of life) for others. Mold is a type of fungus, and is the decomposer of dead organic material such as leaves, wood and plants. The spores and hair-like bodies of individual mold colonies are too small for us to see, but when a lot of mold is growing on a surface, it often appears black or green.
If mold is growing behind vinyl wallpaper, colorful pink or purple splotches may appear. Mold can damage and destroy building materials, and should be treated as soon as possible.
Sewage spills pose a significant threat to human health and real potential for life-threatening illness. When sewage invades a building, it requires immediate and appropriate action and is considerably more serious than ordinary water damage. You need to hire a professional company to help you deal with a sewage spill.
At Clean Earth Restorations, we know the critical steps to take to effectively cleanup a sewage spill. They include:
- Contain the spill
- Remove the sewage and organic matter
- Thoroughly decontaminate and disinfect the salvageable area
- Dispose of any contaminated material
- Coordinate the structural dry out and repair of the property
There are only a handful of companies in San Diego with the right experience and technical knowledge to find and correct the secondary damage caused by fire and smoke. At Clean Earth Restorations we are proud to be fully licensed and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Institute. We can help you get your San Diego home or business back to normal after a fire.
- Inspection of the damage and provide a detailed bid to repair the damage
- Help with insurance agents or adjusters to ensure you get the repairs your deserve
- Ozone treatment
- Content cleaning
- Pack out and storage
- Full reconstruction
Yes, we do! At Clean Earth we cover everything from the architect to the plumber and roofer. Our experienced estimators are experts and helping you plan your remodel and will represent you to make sure the job is done correctly and exceeds your expectations.
Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“Clean Earth Restorations made the reconstruction process of our home a breeze. When we had a main pipe water break and flooded our home we contacted our home insurance and had another company come out (not worth mentioning) and did an okay job but their cost was up the roof! My insurance was not willing to work with them anymore. I had to go out of my way and find a new restoration company that was willing to stay within a budget and have an experienced team to take on this job. I called Clean Earth Restoration team to come to my home for an estimate. Not only was Shawn very professional but also demonstrated attention to detail and really pointed out what was important. He wowed us with his experience and answered all the questions we had. He is highly knowledgeable and he gave us an estimate on when the project will be done. The reconstruction of my home was finished ahead of schedule and we were in our home sooner! Hire this company! They will answer their phones and will attend to every detail of your home. Communication is key and they will give you details of progress if you need them. Our home turned out beautiful. Their contractor is also extremely knowledgeable and will make things right. Overall they exceeded our expectations. Definitely, a 5 Star company!!!”
“If I could give 1000 stars I would. Every single person I had dealings with from Clean Earth Restorations was professional, courteous, personable, and knowledgeable of the task at hand. They were always on time and always in communication with me on what the plan was and what was going to happen next.
Background: the unit above me had a water leak. My water heater closet and outside dining room wall that connected to the water heater closet was riddled with blue/black mold, smelt like chemicals, and was damp down to the 2x4s.
initially, John came to take a look and write an estimate of repairs and explain the basic process to me. He was professional and quick. In and out.
After the estimate was approved, Logan came in on a Saturday to set up the demo area. He was outgoing and personable. He helped me move my furniture out the way and set up a thick plastic airtight ceiling to floor quarantined area to protect the rest of my house/my family from what was to come. His work was like a masterpiece. It was so neat. He also placed some machines to start drying out the walls to get the ball rolling on repairs.
During the drying time, Clean Earth sent out a few testers to test the mold, dampness, air quality, and to check for lead, asbestos, all that. Even the testers were pleasant.
After all the tests, Cameron and Vince came back to move forward with demo work. Cam and Vince were knowledgeable, polite, and professional. I actually enjoyed their company during the time they were here to work. They kept me informed when they were here, always communicated when they would need to come and go and chit-chatted small talk here and there. They both had great attitudes and personalities. The types of workers you want around you in a bad situation to tell a funny joke or 2. They had positive outlooks and didn’t hold back or sugarcoat the job, they told the truth every step of the way. Cam and Vince were here to do the hard dirty work. The demolition crew. Breaking down the walls, sanding, hammering, drilling, all of the above. But with such a dirty task they were so clean and neat!!!!
They never left a mess during the time they worked and they cleaned up after themselves every day!!!
They never left anything laying out or around or trash left behind. I was so impressed with the standards Clean Earth Restorations held themselves to. Making a horrible situation into a pleasant experience. I thought this would be a long drawn out process but Cam and Vince got busy! They worked hard, they worked together and they worked quickly, which I 100% appreciated. When they finished I was kind of sad to see them go, but happy they were done hahaha 🙂 such cool guys!!
Once Cam and Vince finished, Shawn came. Shawn is the structural estimator. He came in to see what it would take to get my condo back to normal. He estimated cost for drywall, paint, carpet cleaning, all that good stuff. I probably sound like a broken record but even my dealings with Shawn were pleasant. He was very personable and polite. Once Shawn finished his estimates, he contacted me within a few days to let me know he had a crew ready to rock and come in to finish the job. His drywall crew had my house back to normal within 4 days. Walls, paint, baseboards….. it’s like nothing ever happened.
I 100% recommend Clean Earth Restorations for any need or situation you may have. I can not say enough and boast enough about the company, their values, their morals, and employees. It was a great experience and refreshing to know that there are companies still out there who take pride in customer relations and rapport, not just the job they are committed to doing.”
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness
“We recently had a water leak in our attic. The water was dripping from the ceiling and coming out of the walls onto our garage floor. We called our insurance company and they hired clean earth to start the water clean up process. I was a little apprehensive at first not having picked them myself. But I have to say that I was quite impressed when Daniel and Darnell showed up and started working. They were professional, hardworking, and very detailed. Also quick and efficient. Very nice guys. I would definitely use them again. Thank you for a job well done!!!”
Positive: Quality, Responsiveness
“My kitchen flooded while I went home for the holidays and I thought this was going to be a huge issue. But Clean Earth Restorations is amazing. Every single employee I have I have met or talked with has been extremely friendly and accommodating. A few names I’d like to point out are Jose, Cameron, Daniel, and Evan (pretty sure I got these right). All these guys helped to fix our water problems very fast. Definitely recommend them!!”
Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“We have had two major mold issues from running water in our walls from the condo above. Cameron and his team of Fred, Angel, and Darnell did an amazing job both times in remediating the situation. I highly recommend them!”
Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“Alex and her team did an amazing job. There were a few hiccups but the response time and the ownership from your team made up for it. Fred, Cameron, and Braden did a remarkable job. They were very professional and very flexible with my work schedule. Shawn even took the time to come to my work for a few signatures since I had such a tight schedule with my kids and husband being out of town. I am very very happy with the work they did and how your whole team went above and beyond to help me get my bathroom and garage better than good as new. I will be recommending your company for sure!”
“This company has been my “clean up crew” for more than the past decade, drying out two major catastrophic water floods and several small ones.
Their work has been professional, courteous, extremely fast – the same day that I called – and what more can I say, I highly recommend their services.
I might add that as well they have done the carpet cleaning service for me also and the price was very competitive and the job was great. In fact, I am going to call them now for another carpet cleaning service.”
“We had a flood in a rental condo. The tenant had to move out for about 6 weeks. Clean Earth worked with me, allowing me to upgrade some of the repairs/products. They were most helpful and considerate and, best of all, everything they did was fine workmanship. They are highly recommended by me!”