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 …

Here’s How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Escondido Home

To many Escondido homeowners, water damage is something that happens suddenly. In most cases, they don’t realize that it’s actually their negligence and bad habits that may have led to water flooding their home and causing damage to their home’s foundation, furniture and possessions, and compromising their health. While some forms of water damage are covered by insurance, it’s better …

Why and How to Get Flood Insurance NOW

It’s now common knowledge that floods are the single most frequent natural disaster in the United States, with flood restoration costs amounting to a billion dollars annually. When we narrow it down to California, we can’t fail to mention last year’s El Niño alert, which caused a wide wave of panic across the state, with insurance companies urging homeowners to …

What to Do if Your Toilet Leaks, Overflows or is Clogged

Toilets almost never leak, right? But when they actually do, you are completely stunned. You don’t know what to do. And it doesn’t end there. What do you do if your toilet is clogged? Most of the time, the first thing that comes to mind won’t work and you’re in for some water damage Chula Vista style. Want to hear …

Get Rid of Hard Water and Avoid Costly San Diego Water Damage Restoration

Hard water is extremely dangerous. First of all, hard water is formed when water is ‘filtered’ through deposits of chalk and limestone and is insanely high in mineral content – mostly calcium and magnesium carbonates. Secondly, it can cause mild health problems when ingested on a regular basis. Thirdly, it is absolutely devastating to your water-using fixtures and appliances, like …