Toxic Black Mold Explained: Mold Removal San Diego

Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as toxic black mold (or simply ‘’black mold’’), is an infamous type of mold frequently associated with poor indoor air quality resulting from fungal growth on water-damaged building materials. Is black mold really toxic? Stachybotrys chartarum is called ‘’toxic’’ because of the toxins it produced (mycotoxins). However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that …

How to Prevent Smoking-Related Fires in Your Home

Not only is smoking a terrible habit, it’s also the cause of thousands of residential fires annually. Damage caused by a fire can be extremely extensive, wreaking havoc to your property and belongings. Not to mention that your Homeowner’s Insurance may not be enough to cover fire damage restoration. Lastly, but most importantly, regardless of how extensive a fire was, …

Guide to Poria Incrassata Treatment and Prevention

Poria Incrassata is a highly destructive fungus that causes wood decay. It certainly earned the name of ‘’The House-Eating Fungus’’, which makes it all the more terrifying. Among other things, poria needs water to grow, and it even uses its root-like structures called rhizomorphs to transport water from the soil to the wood that it wants to ”eat”. Due to …

After Fire Damage: Why Smoke Damage Should Be Handled by Pros

After the fire is put out and the fire damage put under control, you are left with lots of ash, soot, and overall smoke damage. Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to deal with smoke damage on their own, while they should leave it to trained professionals. The problem is, if smoke damage restoration isn’t done thoroughly and professionally, …

What Does a Thorough Fire Damage Inspection Include?

As traumatic as it is, fire can cause more damage than we can actually see. Fire damage can extend to the structural elements of a building, such as the foundation and roof, so it’s necessary to have a fire damage inspection done professionally. Surprisingly, a number of homeowners would disregard the necessity of a thorough inspection. Perhaps they wonder if …

Is Homeowners’ Insurance Enough to Cover Fire Damage Restoration in San Diego?

With fire damage becoming more frequent in SoCal, homeowners should take action to make sure their property and possessions are protected in the event of a fire. In San Diego, homeowners typically count on their Homeowner’s Insurance policy for protection. However, they sometimes fail to set reasonable coverage limits or account for side-effects of a fire accident, such as mold …

Here’s How You Can Dry Out Water-Damaged Belongings

In case of water damage caused by a slab leak, flood or any other culprit, there are certain things you can do to protect yourself, your home and your belongings even before you call in a professional to curb the damage. We’ve already talked about what you should and shouldn’t do if there is excess water in your home because we …