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:
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 Water & Fire LLC, 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.