At American Restoration, our skilled technicians routinely help families rebuild their lives and property after disasters. Whether damage was caused by a fire or a flood, many homeowners and business owners have to deal with the loss or damage to their valuable belongings. Unfortunately, we often find that homeowners have forgotten to take steps to safeguard something irreplaceable to them – their data!
At American Restoration Water and Fire LLC, we come in contact with fire damaged homes and office buildings all the time, we know how frustrating and stressful dealing with a fire can be for home and property owners. We take pride in helping homeowners and property managers return to normal after dealing with a disaster. Fire damage restoration is a complex process and should only be handled by a professional. Here's a quick glance at the steps we take to restore your property:
In New Mexico, we’re pretty fortunate. We don’t experience earthquakes like California does, snow storms like the Midwest, or hurricanes like the South Eastern United States. But there are some risks we do face. A recent news report on KRQE news featuring local weatherman Mark Ronchetti explained that flooding and wildfire top the list of natural disasters we experience here in the Land of Enchantment. At American Restoration Water & Fire, LLC. we frequently get calls for fire and water damage restoration, so we know the reality of these dangers first-hand.
Now that Balloon Fiesta is over, New Mexico is starting to cool down. For many, that means turning on the fireplace and staying in with family more. But so many of those winter traditions that make this season so cozy and comforting, actually put your home at a higher risk for fire. In fact, every winter, at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we see a marked increase in the number of calls we get for fire damage restoration. This leads to the question: Why are there more house fires during winter months? Here’s the answer:
In the wake of a flood event, a homeowner or business owner should never attempt water damage restoration themselves. It's not nearly as easy as it may appear. The professionals at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, are trained and certified to restore water damaged property to a pre-loss condition. Here's a breakdown of the basic steps involved in water damage restoration, and why such a task is best left to the experts.
While home appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators can certainly create their own havoc, one of the most common ways water enters the home is from outside. Specifically, during periods of heavy rainfall. If you ever find water or water damage in your home, the best course of action is to promptly call a credible, professional restoration company like American Restoration Water & Fire, LLC. But before it comes to that, here are a few simple things you can do to ensure your home exterior prevents water from entering your home and causing damage:
With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas area, and Hurricane Irma in Florida, disaster restoration crews have taken to the area to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts. That's the good news. The bad news is that restoration scammers have followed suit, as is the case after any major storm that produces widespread damage. Therefore, in light of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we thought it would be fitting to spend this blog post talking about how to avoid restoration scammers. Here's how you can avoid restoration scams:
It’s estimated that there are more than 1.5 million species of mold. Most mold lives outdoors and serve beneficial purposes; but when it grows inside a home or business they become a real problem. Mold isn’t just unsightly and damaging to a building’s structural integrity, it can also result in serious health issues for some people. If you suspect you have mold in your home, it’s always best to contact the experts, such as American Restoration Water & Fire, to address the situation immediately.
If you were having an addition put onto your home, would you want to work with several different companies that each specialized in only one aspect of construction, or one company that could do it all? For most people, the obvious answer is to work with just one contractor that can do all of the work. After all, the process is streamlined this way, you have one point of contact who handles all of the work and you don’t have to worry.
Nobody wants to experience the devastation and trauma that a home fire can cause. However, things happen, despite how hard we may try to ensure that our property is safe. American Restoration Water & Fire, LLC knows home fires are never a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s good to know what to do in the event of an emergency. Prepare yourself now, before disaster strikes.
Natural and man-made disasters strike around us every day. The staff at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, attended a meeting of the Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management and found some very useful safety information that we would like to pass along to you and your business.
If you have asbestos-containing materials anywhere in your home, the best advice American Restoration Water and Fire LLC, can give you is to leave it alone. Here's what you need to know about asbestos. When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, microscopic fibers are released, and when inhaled, can lead to lung damage and lung cancer over time. The health effects from asbestos aren't always noticed immediately, they can develop over the course of 10 to 40 years.
American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, doesn’t need to tell you that mold in your home is a problem. Not only can mold compromise the structural integrity of your home, but it can also make you and your family sick. That’s right, mold exposure has been linked to everything from increased allergy symptoms to respiratory issues.
American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC responds to numerous calls for roof leaks and water damage during monsoon season every year. When a flash flood strikes, or intense rains and strong winds inflict damage on your roof or the exterior of your home or business, contact us, we’re ready to assist you right away.
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: