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How to Remediate Mold from a Flooded House

Before you rebuild or restore your water-damaged home, take these steps to remediate mold Hurricane Sandy has left a soggy breeding ground for mold in its wake, and this can cause serious health problems for residents of flooded homes. As a first step, "any structural or building material that got wet has to be removed from inside the house," says ...
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Kitchen Water Damage from Refrigerator Water Line Failure

Call Gold Coast Flood Restorations for Kitchen Water Damage A common kitchen water damage problem is a burst water line leading to your refrigerator. When this happens, the volume of water that can spew onto your kitchen and spread throughout your house will shock you. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser or ice maker, it could potentially suffer from ...
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Mold Prevention San Diego CA

Do you practice mold prevention? Mold is a common problem in many homes that is often difficult to detect, but it can cause serious health problems if left unchecked. Mold forms anywhere that there is a consistent source of moisture, and it can stay invisible under your carpets, in your insulation, under your sinks and even inside of your walls ...
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Black Mold Removal and Control – Mold Remediation

Mold and Mildew Remediation Often the worst damage to a home or business caused by water comes after the initial cleanup and water removal. Mold and mildew grow in moist places often where they can't be seen, such as crawlspaces, under rugs and carpets, behind cabinets and between walls and baseboards. By the time you find it, there might be ...
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Signs That You Have a Leaky Roof

Do you have a leaky roof? If you have water stains that extend across ceilings or run down walls, the cause is probably a roof leak. Those signs are rather obvious, but what other signs should you look for to prevent a major water damage disaster? The sooner you can address a leaky roof, the easier (and cheaper) it will ...
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Home Inspection Deal Breakers

There are few guarantees in life, but a home inspection report turning up “issues” with your new house is probably one of them. Sometimes the notes on a home inspection report are minor (like a blown-out light bulb), while others are major (such as a bad foundation or a leaky roof). But when you’re buying or selling a home, the ...
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Air Conditioner Condensation Line Leaks Cause Major Water and Mold Damage

Condensation line leaks from your air conditioning unit could be causing damage to your house - learn how to prevent the problem before it begins. Water damage resulting from an air conditioning condensation line leaks is more common than you might think. Condensation line leaks can be very devastating as they usually go unnoticed, mostly because they are inside walls ...
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Water Damage Prevention Is Good for Your Health

Guest post by Liam Edwards I think everyone will agree that our health and health of our dearest is the most important thing to us. If we are stress free and we spend time in a healthy environment, we can affect a little bit on the quality of our lives. With a small effort we can make our house and ...
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Flood and Water Damage Repair Services

WATER DAMAGE REPAIR SERVICES SAN DIEGO CA Whether due to natural disaster like a flood or storm or to a structural or mechanical failure such as a leaky roof a busted washing machine hose in your house, water damage can be severe and it can interrupt the daily flow of your entire life. It can temporarily displace a family, and ...
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Prevent Water Damage – San Diego Plumbing Tips

Know the Location of Your Main Shut-Off Valve Statistically speaking, water damage is the second leading cause of damage on homeowner’s insurance claims. Here are some steps to prevent water damage. This is the first and most important homeowner hack because, if the worst should happen inside your home from leaked pipes and burst hoses – you can prevent more ...
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What to Do if You Have Mold in Your Home

Do you have mold in your home? Do you know how to tell? Or what to do if you find mold? This article from US News and World Report is a good place to start. By Geoff Williams Mold. The very word can put terror into the eyes of a homeowner. After all, mold in your home can make you ...
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Mold Infestation: 8 Places to Look for One

Mold remediation can truly help you and your family to avoid problems for your health and home. Black mold can invade even the tiniest areas of our homes and therefore it's not real easy to remove a mold infestation. Knowing where to try to find a mold infestation, however, will make the job of discovering it a lot easier. Mold ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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