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Wildfire Recovery In California

Wildfire Recovery in CA

Wildfires are always a threat in California, both in the southern and northern parts of the state, but 2017 was a particularly brutal year on the wildfire front. More than 9,000 separate fires burned over 1.3 million acres of land, according to California’s Department Forestry and Fire Protection. Of course, the 2017 California wildfires led…

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What Causes Floods? Top 8 Common Causes of Flooding

Flooded yard

Flooding is experienced all over the globe and for a variety of reasons — but why exactly does flooding occur? There are several human causes of flooding, including poorly designed infrastructure. There are also natural reasons flooding happens. Here are eight of the most common causes of flooding, both natural and human-induced: 1. Heavy Rains…

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Tips and Tools of the Trade: A Detailed Look at Attic and Crawl Space Restoration After Fire or Water Damage

Attic & Crawlspace Restoration

The professionals who restore normalcy to their clients’ homes and businesses after a fire or flood have to know the best way to respond in each situation. One person may have had an electrical fire sweep through the attic while another may have a flood gurgling up from their dirt- or cement-floor basement. Attics and…

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Protecting Floors from Salt in the Winter

Mop on wood floor

As the winter months approach, salt use significantly increases. As reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), highway de-icing accounts for 43 percent of total manufactured salt. By comparison, food processing only accounts for four percent. While the Salt Institute maintains that road salt reduces crashes by 88 percent and injuries by 85 percent, the…

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Fire Damage Restoration: Choosing a Sealer

The devastation of a fire can wreak havoc on a building and significant work will be required to restore it. Fire damage restoration works to reverse the destruction of a fire and return structures to their former states — and implementing coatings to walls and surfaces is a crucial part of that process. Smoke damage…

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