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Water Damage Restoration: What is the IIRC?

Water damage restoration is the process of restoring a property back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage. While there are currently no government regulations in the United States dictating procedures, two large certifying bodies, the IICRC and the RIA, do recommend standards of care. Most companies use the IICRC procedural standard, which is the S500. It ...
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Water Damage Cleanup in San Diego CA

Water damage can be a serious issue for homeowners. It can be worryingly deceptive, with damage often occurring without your knowledge. The issue is that concealed moisture will continue to cause harm to your property, spreading into the structural cavities and forming trapped pockets of saturation. Water damage can occur due to many different factors and have varying impacts on your ...
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Washing Machine Water Damage Prevention San Diego CA

Replace rubber washing machine supply lines with the metal covered braided hoses A leading reason for washing machine water damage in houses is failure of the flexible rubber hoses that connect the washing machine to the cold and hot supply of water lines. If a washing machine is neglected and the valves can not be closed when a hose fails, the ...
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Mildew and Mold Prevention San Diego CA

Stop mildew and mold from taking over your home with these simple preventive steps from BHG Mildew and mold are fungi that happily and quickly grow anywhere there is moisture. They serve an important purpose in our environment by helping to destroy organic materials such as leaves, thereby enriching the soil. But that same attribute can cause a serious health issue for people ...
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Mold Abatement and Remediation San Diego CA

When it comes to remediating mold it's always best to hire a professional mold abatement and remediation service. However, if the mold in your home is not toxic and the area of mold growth is small (less than 10 square feet, or the equivalent of roughly a 3 by 3 foot patch) then you can perform the mold remediation yourself if ...
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Property Restoration Experts in San Diego CA

When you experience a home flood, your first impulse may be to dry and treat your own property. However, it is usually wiser to call property restoration experts, who specialize in water damage restoration in San Diego, CA. Professionals, such as Gold Coast Flood Restoration make your life much easier and help keep you healthier with services that include: Property Restoration Services FAST ...
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Mold Allergy and Other Mold-related Health Risks

What is Mold Allergy? by Mayo Clinic Staff If you have a mold allergy, your immune system overreacts when you breathe in mold spores. This triggers a cascade of reactions that lead to allergic symptoms. Like other allergies, an allergy to mold can make you cough, make your eyes itch and cause other symptoms that make you miserable. In some people, mold allergy ...
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Mold Remediation Service and Mold Cleanup San Diego CA

Mold Remediation Service from Certified Specialists Mold Remediation is the cleanup and/or removal of mold from an indoor environment. A professional mold remediation service comes in and prepares a mold assessment by initially determining the magnitude and location of the mold hazard. Molds are present everywhere and are common in most workplace and household dust. They reproduce by spores, and when the spores are ...
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Use Separate Contractors for Mold Testing and Remediation

Experts say consumers should select separate contractors for mold testing and remediation. Much controversy surrounds the debate over whether the same company should do both mold testing and remediation. Experts interviewed by Angie’s List Magazine say it’s best to keep them separate, or hire an independent lab to test the samples. “It’s a conflict of interest,” says Charlie Galvagni, better known as ...
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San Diego Flood Restoration Company Earns Service Award

Angie's List Award reflects Gold Coast Flood Restorations consistently high level of customer service Gold Coast Flood Restorations has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.  "We are thrilled to receive this recognition for customer service again for 2015" said owner ...
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Install Bathroom Exhaust Fans to Help Prevent Mold

Bathroom exhaust fans are a crucial part of a home-ventilation system. Water damage in the house is an expensive problem, in part since the harm might already be done long before it iss found. Learn how to identify and prevent some typical home water and mold issues. A bathroom exhaust fan, incorrectly installed, can develop all sorts of covert damage to a house ...
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Plumbing Repairs – Prevent a Water Damage Disaster

Don't Delay Plumbing Repairs That Can Create a Catastrophe The cost of repairs for a beautiful hardwood floor damaged by water can be in the thousands of dollars. In addition, the water damage can pose some serious health risks as it may create such conditions where mold can grow easily. If you own a house or a commercial building, you can ...
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DIY Water Damage Restoration on a Budget

If you need DIY water damage restoration and are on a limited budget, or if the water damage is minimal you may want to consider doing it yourself. At Gold Coast Flood Restorations we make it possible for you to rent out our structural drying equipment so you can save money do- it-yourself. Calls us at (888) 373-9243 to get ...
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Crawlspace Mold Detection and Remediation

60% of Homes Have Crawlspace Mold Mold can be precarious threat to your business or home and its inhabitants. The health risks which are associated with the exposure to the common strains of mold spores include: respiratory infections and irritations, eye or skin reactions, and different neurological issues like listlessness, migraines and attention or memory problems. People having some pre-existing condition ...
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What is a Water Damage Assessment?

After a fire or flood in your home, it is necessary to take a water damage assessment to determine the extent of the damage to your home. The best way to do this is to contact both your homeowners’ insurance agent and a professional restoration company so they can send experts to your home to develop a cost estimate for ...
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How Mold Remediation Specialists Find and Remove Mold

How our Specialists Remove Mold If you suspect that you have mold problem, you should get your property inspected and tested by a mold remediation specialist for what may be hazardous mold. Here is what you can expect: Upon arriving at the property, the mold remediation specialist will start by taking the outside air samples in order to learn about the conditions of your ...
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Protect Your Home from Storm Flood Damage

Storm flood damage is the No. 1 culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and the very core that holds your house together. You’ve heard about core strength for your body. Well, storm flood damage hits at the core strength of your house, eventually causing serious structural damage. Damp wood invites termites and carpenter ants; plus, it causes mold and mildew. Here are three easy ...
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Is Toxic Mold Causing You to Have Sick Building Syndrome?

Toxic mold syndrome can materialize itself in many different ways. A few of the signs connected with toxic mold consist of such things as itchy, watery eyes, being well when you are far from the building, pregnancy issues and occurrences of cancer. The list of symptoms is fairly far ranging and reveals that they can be connected with other illness ...
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Bathroom Water Damage

by Matt Goering If you have bathroom water damage in your home, there's a series of steps you need to follow to solve your problem. These include identifying the source of the damage, fixing that problem and then dealing with the water damage itself. Finding the Source of Your Water Damage Water damage is not always easy to figure out. If you have ...
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Protect Your Home from El Niño Storms and Flood Damage

  An enormous El Niño off the coast of Peru continues to gain strength and has weather experts anticipating more than a 60% probability of a wet winter for San Diego throughout the months of January, February and March. Authorities in Southern California are scrambling to prepare, including cleaning out basins and making sure roadways are ready for the big winter ...
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Flooding and Water Damage Protection for your Home

7 Tips for Home Flooding and Water Damage Protection By: Elizabeth Eckhart It's an El Nino year in California which with drought relief it can also bring severe storms, heavy rain, and flooding which can result in costly water damage to your home and the loss of valuable possessions. Here are seven tips to help protect your home from flooding and water damage. Tip ...
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Prevent Flood Damage – Flush Water Heaters Once a Year

Water heaters are a major source of household flooding. If you have discovered bad odors coming from your water; smells like sulfur or rotten eggs, it could be bacteria inside the hot water holding tank. In time, your heating unit can collect this sediment consisting of sand, gravel, grit, and different mineral deposits. This accumulation can decrease the amount your water heater ...
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How to Prevent Mold Infestations

  It's never good news when you discover a mold infestation in your home. From Angie's List Mold removal services are costly, and the process is lengthy. Not to mention, the presence of mold in your home can lead to serious health hazards including allergies, asthma, wheezing and so forth. Mold can also damage your home's structure leading to even more expenses.  The ...
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Water Mitigation Services San Diego CA

It is the worst nightmare of every home owner – coming back home from holiday break and finding that your home is damaged from burst pipe as you were not home early on to catch the damage. The water damage from a leaky pipe could be extensive as damage from the burst pipe may go clear down in to the ...
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Clean Your Home’s Gutter Twice a Year to Prevent Flood Damage

You Can Prevent Flood Damage By Keeping your Gutters Clear Water damage caused by a household flood is the second largest accident claim a homeowner may have to make and one way you can help prevent flood damage is by keeping your rooftop gutters clean to allow rainwater to flow properly. From Angielist.com Don’t fall down on the job of keeping your gutters and downspouts ...
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