American Restoration wants to keep you and your family safe, your whole family, which for many in New Mexico, includes dogs, cats, gerbils, birds, and probably much more! Hopefully you have a plan in place to safely and quickly evacuate your family in the event of a house fire, but you may not have taken the time to consider your much loved family pets. Luckily, integrating a pet into your fire safety plan is quite easy! The pros at American Restoration have compiled a list of suggestions to help ensure the health and safety of Fido and company. Of course, secure the safety of human lives first, but plan well, and your four legged friends will thank you.

Flooding not only has a dramatic impact on your life, but on many of your possessions, including your furniture. Flood water in your home and the resulting moisture in the air can dramatically effect upholstery, wood furniture, and mattresses. At American Restoration we know how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces after flooding damage, fire damage, or other disasters. Yet, if you act quickly, you may be able to salvage some of your furniture pieces, so you can begin putting your life back together after your home has been renovated and restored.

As you review insurance policy types to protect your home from natural disasters, flooding, smoke damage, fire damage, and more, it is important to have a full understanding of many types of insurance. At American Restoration, we hope to make the insurance purchasing process, as well as the disaster restoration process as easy and painless as possible. That’s why this month we’re exploring casualty insurance- what it is, and how it can work for you if you’ve been effected by property damage of any kind, whether or not it is from fire or flooding.

At American Restoration, we frequently work with homeowners who have experienced toxic mold growth in their homes. Mold grows where moisture is present, so if your home has recently experienced flood damage, or even leaky pipes, roof, vents, or a faulty heating and cooling system, you may be at risk. Mold exposure can have a variety of negative effects on the health of you and your family. In otherwise healthy adults and children it can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, and eye and skin irritation- but the effects can also be much more dramatic and detrimental in those who have compromised immune systems or sensitive respiratory tracts. Our staff includes a number of certified technicians and specialists that can help you eliminate mold from your home through mold remediation processes that will keep you, your family, and the structure of your home happy and healthy.

American Restoration knows that our friends and family in the Albuquerque area spend years building and creating the perfect home. It’s frightening to see how quickly disaster, such as flooding or fire, can take that sense of safety and comfort away. As quickly as all of your most valued possessions can be taken away from you, the process of getting them back through insurance claims can be lengthy and difficult. That’s why we encourage you to prepare for disaster by creating a comprehensive inventory of valuables in your home.

Modern life is full of convenience and time saving equipment that help us all get things done more quickly. From washing machines to dishwashers, these appliances add ease to our daily chores and help us find more time to relax during our hectic schedules. Unfortunately, American Restoration has seen many instances in which these appliances also create problems for their owners by causing flooding in the home. Let’s take a quick look at common household appliances that can cause flood damage and how you can prevent these accidents from happening.

After the fire trucks have left, and the emotions settle, you may think that your home or business has suffered as much damage as it possibly can. Unfortunately, after a fire has impacted your home, it will never be the same, and enlisting professionals, like the certified experts at American Restoration, to perform smoke damage repair is absolutely essential. While the basic tenets of fire damage restoration seem straightforward, they must be handled by experts who can restore your home fully by applying their broad experience to the task.

Fire departments around the country are reminding families to check and change the batteries of their smoke detectors as we “spring forward” and look toward the upcoming warmer months. American Restoration would like to echo this sentiment and outline the importance of changing smoke detector batteries for New Mexico’s families in order to prevent fire damage to your home.

Whether you are a property manager, a real estate investor, or a homeowner, in order to get the maximum value out of your home and safeguard your property from disaster, it is essential that you invest in preventive maintenance. The specialists at American Restoration frequently see water damage, home fires, and smoke damage that could have been prevented through regular care and maintenance of a property. Protect your buildings, your home, and your loved ones by following through with some simple care and upkeep.

By some estimates, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States and New Mexico, and these estimates unfortunately increase around holidays. The National Fire Protection Association reports that more dangerous fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home. Your kitchen should be the center of warmth and affection in your home, not a point of danger. American Restoration suggests following some smart cooking safety tips throughout the year in order to protect your home from fire and smoke damage, and make sure your kitchen is only associated with your fantastic cooking!

When it comes to cost-efficient cooling in dry climates like Albuquerque, nothing is better than a swamp cooler. With warmer weather right around the corner in New Mexico, this is the perfect time to perform some preventative maintenance on your swamp cooler to ensure that you will not have to deal with any flood damage later on in the season and that your house stays cool throughout the summer months. American Restoration has all the essential tips you need to get your evaporative cooler in top shape, and if you have questions about the potential of household appliances to cause water damage, refer to past posts in our blog or give us a call!

The impending rising temperatures of summer mean that New Mexico’s monsoon season is fast approaching. With the powerful rains and winds that hit Albuquerque and the surrounding areas during this time of year, it is important to inspect your home and do some prep work in order to ensure that your space will be safe from flood damage. The local water and disaster remediation experts at American Restoration suggest the following brief home inspection and the prompt treatment of any warning signs to ensure that you won’t need our help this summer season- of course, if you do find yourself with flooding or extensive water damage, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for prompt service, no matter where you are located in the state.

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