Fires are common on the Fourth of July- and slightly more common on Christmas- but also frequently happen on Halloween. To prevent a fire, take these precautions with your Jack-o’-lanterns. (more…)
Paxton started his own small business in 2006, called Clutter Cleaner, with the intention of cleaning up the homes of widows and seniors who were moving. Instead, he encountered a lot of clients who would hire him to handle extreme cases of hoarding, a form of OCD that causes the afflicted person to obsess over collecting items. (more…)
Our houses have similar warning signs, but we aren’t usually as in tune with them. When your car is making funny noises, acting strange, or smelling bad, it could put the lives of you and your passengers in danger. The stakes are not usually that high for similar problems in your house.
That is why this Houzz article reviews these 10 Problems Your House May Be Trying to Show You. Read over the list so you can familiarize yourself with potential issues before they cause serious, irreversible damage to your property.
1) Don’t Burn Your Leaves
In the fall, trees lose their foliage and you are stuck cleaning up the mess. The easiest method, it would seem, is to create a bonfire and burn the leaves. Not only is this illegal in most areas of Los Angeles, it is also very dangerous. (more…)
We cannot stress this first point enough: Flooding requires immediate water removal!
With that out of the way, let’s explain why this is important, by describing all of the harm caused by water damage.
Is the water clean or dirty?
The first issue you must be aware of is whether or not the water is contaminated. If it is from a backed up septic system or sewer, it could contain human excrement, which is extremely dangerous if you come in contact with it. Likewise, flood water often drags in contaminants from the items it touches on the way to your home. (more…)
Back on May 27th, a fire tore through a Burbank carpet and drapery store on the 100 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard. Police report that the damage is estimated to be around $1 million.
About 90 firefighters from Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena were called to the put out the blaze. The fire was contained a little over two hours later without any humans being injured. (more…)
Summer is the time of year to invite over friends and family for a big barbeque cookout on Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, or just for fun. The mere thought of grilled chicken, hamburgers, corn on the cob, and BBQ ribs roasting over charcoal makes my mouth water.
But a barbeque can quickly turn south if you are not careful. Fire damage is a serious risk at these get-togethers, and proper steps should be taken to ensure that you minimize the dangers. Take the following precautions to prevent a fire at your summer BBQ. (more…)
But there is a downside to the increased heat, and I’m not just talking about sun burns. When the weather warms, problems arise in houses. Summer heat causes humidity, which then causes mold to grow. (more…)
Insurance vs. Out-of-Pocket
After a fire, flood, mudslide, or other disaster devastates a house, one of the first things that the homeowner thinks is, “How much will this cost me?”
Obviously, this is only after making sure that everyone is safe, but the cost of repair is a crucial element of the stress going forward. (more…)
Did you know, following a flood or fire, your belongings might require our pack-out services even before the restoration process can begin? ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration has been providing this valuable, yet little known service on a daily basis to many of our clients—for over 30 years!
Tom Tarpinian, Vice President of this division, has been a leader and mentor in the industry for over 30 years. His passion and attention to detail have led this division to prominence in the industry.