At Clean Earth Restorations we are the epitome of multi-taskers! We do a lot of important work — carpet cleaning, mold removal, water damage restoration, and fire restoration to name a few. Each of these services requires specialized equipment and expertise. Over the years we have grown with each job. Many of our clients know us only as their “carpet cleaners” or their “mold remediators”, but we decided to take a minute to tell you about our services from a wider perspective.
Fire & Smoke
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:
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Choose outer coverings that resist heat and embers: masonry, brick, stucco, cement.
- 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:
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:
AVOIDING FIRE DAMAGE, INJURY AND DEATH
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.
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.