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San Diego water damage expertsGold Coast Flood Restorations has been the  top  provider of San Diego water damage restoration services for over 25 years. The professional water and flood restoration pros here at Gold Coast Flood Restoration are available to help you through the steps of a successful cleanup process. From initial assessment to professional humidity control procedures, our experts will be able to get your home dried out and restored to a stable state in a timely and thorough manner. Our San Diego water damage restoration team consists of highly trained specialists that have both the knowledge and the tools to catalog the full extent of the damage, especially when it comes to issues that you can’t see. They will also be able to identify burgeoning problem areas, such as a compromised structural element, and will be able to create a restoration plan that targets the most vital areas first so that your home does not sustain any more damage. We are also fully licensed and insured. To talk to one of our water damage restoration specialists now call 888-373-9243 and get your home back to normal. Our restoration experts will do a complete evaluation of your water damage and will provide an accurate no-obligation estimate. We make the restoration process headache-free for both the property owner and the insurer because we bill insurance companies directly and help the claims get processed more quickly. However, even if you don’t have insurance, Gold Coast Flood Restorations can still offer you a great price.  So, call our San Diego water damage repair team now at 888-373-9243   for help 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Once your  flood restoration team has assessed the situation and designed a plan, they will proceed through a targeted process of water extraction, drying, and home humidity control. The various steps of this water removal process are crucial. Not only will they get rid of any standing water that has collected, but they will also extract water from porous materials (drying) and from the air (humidity control). A flood restoration team won’t just get rid of the water you can see; they’ll use every resource at their disposal to remove all excess moisture from your home in a comprehensive way. Flood restoration work means much more than just water or moisture control. It actually means restoring your home to its pre-damage state. Once your home water damage restoration professionals are done, you should notice almost no different between your home before and after the damage occurred.  
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San Diego Water Damage and Mold Remediation Specialists

We are San Diego’s Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation Specialists and our passion is to expertly and compassionately assist customers throughout their San Diego water damage and mold remediation situations.

We as water damage and mold remediation specialists recognize the emotional distress you may be under during this time and we feel compelled to do all we can to make sure your project will go as smoothly as possible.

We’re committed to excellent service in every aspect of the job. From the initial water damage phone call through project completion, you’ll find the highest degree of professionalism, pledge to work around your schedule, and an assurance to solve your flood or mold problems with as little disruption as possible. Whether it be water damage from a roof leak, slab leak, pipe leak or sewage backup, Gold Coast Flood Restorations is here for you.

We are San Diego’s water and mold remediation specialists when it comes to water damage caused by rain. Don’t wait to call us if you experience a roof leak or drainage intrusion from a recent storm. Our skilled technicians can assess your water damage situation and begin drying to avoid a mold problem.

Centrally located, we service all of San Diego County’s water damage and mold remediation needs, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Gold Coast Flood & Mold Specialists is currently the #1 ranked San Diego Water Damage Restoration & Mold Remediation company in San Diego County.  We are proud to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year!! We thank all of our happy customers for spreading the word about our services. Please call today for more information.

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Home Mold Inspection – Detecting Problems Before Buying a House

Conduct a home mold inspection before buying a house — and get the seller’s full disclosure for mold problems you can’t see.

You won’t always know if there is mold in a house you’re considering buying, but you can take a few easy steps to try and find out by conducting your own home mold inspection.

Be on the lookout for mold. When you’re thinking about buying a home, look for the elements above to figure out if there are any obvious signs of mold or the potential for mold. Keep your eyes peeled for standing water in the basement, water marks on walls (particularly recent-looking stains), or musty smells (particularly in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, cabinets with plumbing, or other areas with plumbing).

If you’re looking at a newer home, find out whether it is built with “synthetic stucco,” also called the Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS). This airtight barrier is supposed to improve insulation but, if improperly installed, may allow water penetration and mold growth on the inside of walls.

Ask your home inspector. If you have the home professionally inspected before you buy it, your home inspector may see obvious signs of mold or water damage. While it’s not the inspector’s job to look for mold, most home inspectors will mention obvious signs of water damage and the possible presence of mold. And, because the inspector will poke around in spaces you might not, he or she may see things you wouldn’t. For more information, see the Nolo article, “Getting a Home Inspection.”

home mold inspection San Diego CADon’t hesitate to ask whether the inspector saw signs of mold or potential mold dangers, and ask that these results be included in the inspection report. Some inspectors may be wary of this, because they want to avoid liability for any mold-related problems. But all should be comfortable talking to you about whether they saw anything suspicious.

Ask the seller to disclose any mold or water-related problems.  Some states, including California, require sellers to disclose information about mold. Keep in mind that the seller’s duty to disclose only relates to things the seller knows about or reasonably should know about — he or she doesn’t have a duty to go poking around in the walls to see if there’s mold, for example.

In states where mold disclosure is not required, you can still ask for such disclosure. In addition, ask questions about things that could lead to mold growth, such as “Have any pipes ever burst?” or “Have any of the windows ever leaked?”

For details on state disclosure requirements, see the Nolo article, “Required Disclosures When Selling U.S. Real Estate.”

Listen to agents and appraisers. In some states, real estate agents or brokers have a duty to disclose problems they know about. Likewise, an appraiser should notify you of any obvious sign of a mold problem if it could affect the value of the property.

Add a mold-related contingency to your offer. Assuming you’re interested enough in the house to place an offer on it, making the sale contingent on your satisfaction with the results of specific inspections for mold lets you back out if the inspection finds a mold problem. Unfortunately, tests for mold are difficult to conduct and expensive. And, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testing for mold isn’t usually necessary when it’s visible on surfaces. Most people will end up relying on the detection methods discussed above.

Nevertheless, if you have reason to suspect there’s hidden mold in the home, you might elect to hire a professional mold testing company. These companies test the air in and around the home. They can also dig into walls and take samples, which they later test in a laboratory. Testing the air usually costs several hundred dollars. If the company takes wall samples, the cost will be even higher.

Get more information at Nolo.com       Mold: Is It Hiding in the Home You’re Buying?

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Causes of Home Sewer Backups

San Diego sewage backupIt’s not fun to consider, yet sewage backups can happen to anyone in any sort of house. San Diego sewage backups can cause severe health threats! It is important to contact a knowledgeable San Diego flood restoration company at the first sign of a sewage issue. There are over 120 different viruses that can be found in human feces and urine that you and your family can be exposed to in the event of a sewage backup.

When we receive telephone calls from homeowners that require help diagnosing and repairing their sewer line issue, the reason is typically among these 3 points.

A Blockage

Similar to your drainpipe water pipes, your primary sewer line could become clogged, which can create sewerage backups in your house. If it is simply one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be providing you an issue, it may merely be a blockage in that drain. If, nevertheless, every flush creates a sewage back-up at home, you likely have a clog in your main sewer line.

The majority of sewer line obstructions could be stopped with normal upkeep and appropriate use of your drains.  Here are a few suggestions that will help keep your sewer line clear:

 

  • Do not utilize your commode as a waste container– Purging facial tisues, napkins, diapers and various other waste down your toilet makes obstructions.
  • Use common sense when operating your garbage disposal– Avoid dumping big volumes of anything down your waste disposal that can end up being lodged within your sewage system line.  Pasta and rice actually expand in pipes causing major clogs or even ruptured pipes.
  • Don’t put grease or cooking oils down your drainpipe– Oil and fat deposits, although liquid when put down your drain, can solidify within your plumbing, accumulating particles and producing a stubborn blockage.

Tree Root Systems

One more top reason for home sewer line backups  are tree roots. Even if the location is straight above your sewer line is void of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could possibly be the source for your sewage system problem.

Plant root systems can trigger a couple of problems for your sewer lines– they can increase right into the water pipes and create blockages or they could coil your sewer line and crush it.

Broken or Collapsed Sewage System Lines

If your San Diego house is older, your sewer back-up can be triggered by busted, fractured or broken down lines. Plastic sewer lines have now ended up being the norm, older residences were created with cast iron and clay piping that can wear down over time and create sewer problems.

Do Not Make Same Pricey Mistake Most Homeowners Make

Don’t reach for just what you assume may be a cheap and easy repair, such as Draino ® or Liquid-Plumbr ® to treat a clogged drainpipe. These severe chemicals could ruin your plumbing pipes and sewer line and lead to making a simple solution a much more pricey repair work. Licensed, expert plumbers additionally supply basic, low-cost treatment alternatives which utilize enzymes as opposed to extreme chemicals that could usually fix and prevent future problems.

Detecting Your Sewer Issue

Among the most effective means to figure out the cause of your house sewer line back-up is to have a professional plumbing professional take a look. They can perform a video assessment of your sewer line and show you precisely just what is inducing the problem. They can after that suggest the most suitable, ideal, and the very least costly option.

A San Diego sewage backup is a big problem and needs the help of professionals.  If sewage is backing up and flooding your home call on the water damage professionals at Gold Coast Flood Restorations in San Diego.

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After a flood: What to do while waiting for help

The incredible floods in Colorado last month have created a huge demand for water damage specialists.  The disaster swept across 17 counties, destroyed more than 1,500 homes and damaged nearly 18,000 residences, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.  There were and are simply too many homes needing professional help.  So what do you do when you can’t find help?  Here are some great tips from Angie’s List.

 

Date Published: Sep 19 2013
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Angie’s List member Phyllis Rheiner needed a company to clean her flood-damaged basement after historic flooding in Colorado, but she ended up doing the work with her husband, she says.

They ripped up flood-soaked carpet and padding, tore out baseboards and bought fans for ventilation, says Rheiner, of Boulder.

“We were very fortunate because the only item damaged in the finished section of the basement was the carpeting,” she says of her basement, which she and her husband used as a workout room. “The basement was designed so everything was up about six inches.”

For the rest of this article and some great tips to know if your home should ever be in a flood go to Angie’s List.

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