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There's a reason water damage restoration professionals exist, and it's largely because water damage is more complex than what initially meets the eye. In fact, the techniques and procedures we use at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC to dry a property and restore it to pre-loss condition are often dictated by the kind of water loss in your home or business. No two water loss situations are the same. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has identified three categories of water, based on the source of the water damage, and the potential to cause harm. Here's a closer look at these water classifications and what they can tell you about the damage to your home or business:
Flooded basement? Overflowing sink or toilet? Pipe break in the crawl space? Regardless of the cause, water damage is more serious than you might think. Many homeowners may think it’s fine to just throw down some towels, turn on some fans and open the windows to let the place air out, but sometimes this isn’t enough. Here’s a look at why you need to call a restoration professional when you experience water or flood damage in your home or business:
Forecasters are hoping for a wet monsoon season this year. In New Mexico, this means dramatic weather for many parts of the state. American Restoration Fire & Water responds to numerous monsoon related flood calls each year, so we know how important it is stay safe this time of year. Here are some flood safety tips:
In order to protect the public from potential health risks, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) act was passed. In New Mexico, the Environment Department oversees the strict adherence to NESHAP policies in order to protect New Mexico residents from hazardous materials in the air. American Restoration Fire & Water works hard to meet the training, certification and remediation requirements set out in this act, as well as by the state of New Mexico. Asbestos is a dangerous material, and should only be handled by trained experts.
While you may welcome the arrival of spring, most of us can do without the seasonal allergies that come with it. Runny nose, watery eyes and constant sneezing are all annoying symptoms. While there’s little you can do about mold spores in the air outside, American Restoration Fire & Water can help you take action if you suspect that indoor mold in your home or business is causing your spring allergy symptoms.
Most homeowners don’t memorize the details of their insurance policy, but in the event of a flood or water damage, they learn quite a bit about their coverage. At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we believe it’s better to be prepared than to be caught off-guard when disaster strikes. Why wait for a catastrophic event to become familiar with your homeowner’s insurance policy? Knowing what to expect can make it easier to deal with an emergency situation.
When it comes to damage restoration, at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we’re seasoned experts. We’ve been in the damage restoration business for years. Since the beginning, we’ve been proud to hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. That ranking alone can tell you a lot about the quality of service you can expect from us, but there’s another certification we hold that you may not know as much about. American Restoration is honored to be certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Here’s what this means for you as the customer.
Winter can be especially harsh on your roof. Now that spring is here, it’s time to inspect your roof and address any issues that could have been caused by the past few month’s cold weather. Here are some spring maintenance tips from the experts at American Restoration Fire & Water LLC. Inspecting your roof can be dangerous so only follow these steps if you feel comfortable climbing on your roof. If you don’t have a lot of experience, it’s best to call for professional help.
Leaky pipes are a significant source of water waste for a household. The typical home can potentially lose anywhere between 2,000 and 20,000 gallons of water annually due to leaks! Now that New Mexicans are going about their spring cleaning projects, American Restoration Water & Fire LLC would like to take this opportunity to remind you to take a look at your supply pipes. Supply lines can create flooding dangers inside your home. Inspecting your plumbing fixtures helps prevent serious damage. Here’s what to look for when you conduct your whole-house check for leaks.
At American Restoration Water and Fire LLC, we frequently come across homes that have been damaged by water, fire and smoke. More often than not, these incidents of damage can be prevented through regular maintenance of a property. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, property manager, or a real estate investor, you can prevent serious damage with some simple upkeep!
It’s springtime, and that means daylight savings. Unless you live in Arizona, you changed your clocks recently, but did you use that opportunity to change your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries as well? Daylight Savings is the perfect time to change all detector batteries. American Restoration Fire & Water LLC, would like to emphasize what fire departments are reminding families everywhere this time of year – make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order, it can mean your life!
Although New Mexico is one of the least flood prone states, we have experienced our share of heavy rains in the past few years. When floods strike during monsoon season, homeowners and business owners may not know what to do to protect their belongings and property. Here are some steps American Restoration Fire & Water recommends in case of an emergency.
Mold is everywhere. It’s in the air, it’s outdoors, and it’s common in buildings and homes wherever moisture can be found. Mold spores can enter your home through open windows, doorways, and vents. After a flood event, mold thrives in water damaged buildings. If it’s not removed immediately, it can impact the wood framing of your home and cause significant structural damage. Exposure to indoor mold growth can also be linked to adverse health effects. American Restoration Fire & Water LLC, wants you to be aware of the dangers so you can protect your family and your property.
The roof over your head is literally the most important element of your home when it comes to protecting you and your family. So when disaster strikes, water or fire damage can leave your roof in need of emergency repair services. American Restoration Fire & Water LLC responds quickly to calls for disaster recovery throughout New Mexico. While you’re waiting on your contractor to repair the damage, it’s important to protect vulnerable areas of your roof with tarp so that your roof isn’t left exposed to the elements and further deterioration.
There’s nothing cozier in the wintertime than cuddling up with a good book, a cup of chamomile tea, and basking in the warmth of your fireplace or wood stove. As soothing as this scenario sounds, unfortunately fireplaces and wood stoves are some of the most common causes of winter fires. American Restoration Water & Fire LLC has compiled some tips on how to avoid potential dangers and protect your family, while still getting the most out of this winter time tradition.
It’s 2 am and you’re sound asleep when suddenly you’re awakened by the unwelcome shrill sound of your fire alarm. Half asleep, yet running on adrenaline, you inhale smoke and know you need to get out of the house! In this situation, when you need to think and act fast, would you and your family know what to do? American Restoration Water & Fire, LLC recommends having an emergency fire escape plan. It can save your life!
According to the EPA, air quality indoors can be anywhere from two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment. These toxins can be harmful to your health and to your family’s health. American Restoration cares about your well-being. We want you to know the sources of those pollutants, and ways you can protect yourself:
Although they’re gorgeous, icicles may signal an underlying problem with your roofing. Icicles are generally caused by melting snow, and, often snow melts because of poor insulation and ventilation in your home beneath your roof. If left unaddressed, the same conditions that produce icicles can lead to the development of ice dams – thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the edge of your roof.
As the weather changes – and consequently our behavior – with the season, so does the frequency and severity of house fires. At American Restoration, this time every year, we get an increased number of calls for fire damage restoration. What’s causing these winter fires?
Heavy downpours and high winds can cause flooding, even in New Mexico. The professionals at American Restoration respond to dozens of flood calls throughout the state every year. American Restoration knows that your roof is your best defense against water infiltration in your home. Don’t let flooding ruin your personal belongings, damage your home’s foundation, structure or interior. Don’t let it displace you from your home. Keeping your roof in good repair is simple, effective, and it can save you a lot of money.
As you know, water expands when it freezes. Ice takes up 10% more space than it does in its liquid state. What does this mean for your home’s plumbing? Pipes are already full when water is in in its liquid state, so there’s nowhere for it to go when it freezes. Water pipes in external walls are especially susceptible. With weather already almost freezing, the professional water damage restoration team at American Restoration recommends taking the time to prepare your outdoor faucets for the cold.
Most fires happen during the holidays. From 2005 to 2009, there were an average of 373,900 house fires each year, resulting in thousands of injuries and over $7 billion in property damage. Almost half of those fires occurred during the cooler months from November through March. And over half of house fire fatalities took place during those months.
At American Restoration, we often help people restore their homes in the wake of flood damage. Seeking out the help of a professional when dealing with water damage is essential because as certified water damage restorers, we know how to prevent the growth of toxic mold, and we know what signs to look for to identify existing mold growth. Mold is more likely to occur in a home that has experienced previous water damage.
The Certified Technicians and Team Members at American Restoration want to commend one of our top performers, Luis. Luis was hired in January of 2015 as a laborer in our Pack In & Pack Out department. He is responsible for cleaning clients’ homes and packing their up belongings for safe keeping while their water or fire damaged home can be assessed and recovered. Luis has since been promoted to one of our lead Water and Fire technicians.
Asbestos has been heavily used in the recent past as a soundproof, insulator and fireproof material in all types of buildings. It was later determined to be the cause of serious and fatal lung disorders. It is generally not considered to be a hazard unless it is disturbed from the location it rests. Removal is important, but you want to make sure it is done by experts like American Restoration that are EPA/AHERA certified.
The worst part about a flood is the flood cleanup and water damage to a property. Fortunately, there are water damage restoration companies to assist in the cleanup. American Restoration is here to help you mitigate the damage caused by water either from natural floods, broken pipes, or another accident.
Home and business owners throughout New Mexico considering upgrading their roofing may want to consider the advantages as well as disadvantages of installing a flat roof rather than one featuring sloped construction. American Restoration Water and Fire LLC understands that flat roofs are becoming increasingly popular because of their affordability, but they must be properly sealed in order to maintain their structural integrity as well as properly maintained in order to prevent roof leaks.
Property owners should understand that water supply lines or pressurized toilet tanks can create flooding dangers inside a residential or commercial structure, leading to significant damages to a building’s materials and structure. To prevent a flooding incident that can cause serious damage to a structure’s walls, floors or ceilings, at American Restoration Water & Fire, LLC, we recommend checking all of a building’s plumbing fixtures inside and outside of a building frequently.
The intense rains and high winds of monsoon season in the Southwest here. The high concentration of moisture and very real flash flooding risk during monsoon months can wreak havoc on the exteriors of homes and other buildings.
Sometimes people mistakenly think that because they live in a dry climate that there is no chance of their home flooding. Nothing is further from the truth. All homes have hidden flooding dangers that can occur, wreaking havoc on the house's contents and its occupants. If left unchecked, water damage from interior flooding can make your home unsafe structurally and even affect interior air quality. That's why it's important to have an experienced company like American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC, clean the damage and perform flood restoration work.