Monsoon season in New Mexico is coming up, and although this isn’t a state most people associate with flooding and heavy rains, every year, thousands of homes are damaged by floods. At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we help many homeowners pick up after flood damage, and interestingly, in most of those cases, some simple precautionary property maintenance could have helped reduce water damage - or prevented it altogether. One step that homeowners can take to protect their home is to check their parapets for cracks.
When you first move into a new home or move your business operations into a new building, asbestos is probably not a big concern. However, when you take on your first major remodeling project, if your home or office building is older, you may encounter asbestos. The team at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC wants to caution you that professionals are required to get rid of this harmful substance.
At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we work with homeowners and business owners who have suffered tragic losses to their property, whether as a result of fire, flood, or something else. We understand that in this situation, our clients have a lot on their minds, so we try to make the process of rebuilding after a disaster as easy as possible. We interviewed Kimberly Cubett, our Content Division Manager, to give you a closer look at our process and answer some common questions, so you know what it’s like working with American Restoration:
At American Restoration, we interact with our customers right after a disaster, such as a fire or flood. Often times, families are left wondering what they could have done ahead of time to make it easier to react and cope with the situation. In case of emergency, when you have to flee your home in a matter of minutes, you can’t afford to waste time locating the most important items to take with you, that’s why it’s a good idea to have an emergency disaster kit ready. If you haven’t set up a home disaster kit yet, here are basic items to include.
According to the American Red Cross, cooking is the chief cause of home fires. As you teach your children how to prepare meals, it’s prudent to start out with basic home fire safety principles. The team at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC cares about the welfare of each of our customers just as if they were members of our own family, so we encourage you to address this home safety matter with your family sooner rather than later. Here are some reminders from the Red Cross about fire safety in the kitchen:
Unfortunately, a fire can strike at any time. In the event of a house fire, being prepared can mean the difference between getting out safely and sustaining an injury. At American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, we frequently respond to fire calls, so we know the seriousness of preparing every member of the family for what to do in case of an emergency. The key to family safety is to hold regular fire drills.
In the aftermath of a home fire, the situation may look so serious that you wonder if you and your family could ever move back into your home. However, the crew at American Restoration Water & Fire LLC knows that not all homes need to be rebuilt from the ground up after a fire. In most cases, our experienced technicians can fix a fire-damaged home, so the family can move back in and resume their normal lives.
As we approach fire season, firefighters are preparing for controlled burns and the possibility of house fires in New Mexico. “The potential for a very severe fire season is definitely here” said Lieutenant Susan Powers, Wildland Fire Coordinator for the Bernalillo County Fire Department. The risk for a house fire is especially high if you live in an area near controlled burns, but the danger is still very real if you live in a metropolitan area. American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, responds to numerous fire calls every year, and we’ve seen fires caused by everything from candles to space heaters. Here’s a look at the three common causes of house fires.
Unsightly stains on your ceiling are more than unpleasant to look at, they can actually indicate that there is a larger problem at hand. Water stains on a ceiling usually mean that there is a roof or plumbing leak that needs to be addressed. So, what should you do if you see this problem in your home? American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, is here to walk you through the troubleshooting process.
As a prudent homeowner, you likely did comparison-shopping to get the best possible insurance to protect your property. But what about protecting the valuable items that you store in your house? What happens if there is a disaster and your possessions are ruined? The professionals at American Restoration want to remind you that you probably already have a tool to document your possessions quickly and efficiently.
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: