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After strong winds and heavy rains!!

Last few days we have a strong wings can damage your roof shingles, roof leaks cause by rain after those strong wings  , the recommendation is to have your home be inspect for moisture intrusion.
Damage roof shingles! a strong wing can pull off a roof and leave unprotected from rains leaks and moisture.
Ceiling and walls! if you notice a brown stain or paint bubbles that may be a sign of moisture intrusion. or if a
water leak coming from above your ceiling your attic may have affected too.
In case of water intrusion! Rain water can end inside your house crawl space with out you notice it,
Remember that moisture can stay for days because of lack of ventilation under it.
We provide a free inspection and if you have any problem we are an affordable company that can help you with
any structure moisture problem. keeping your structure dry will help prevent a microbial grow (mold) in any structure.

1st Restoration is based in the city of Torrance serving Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach Palos Verdes and surround cities, Call 310-328-6065

Water damage insurance

Water damage insurance refers to protection provided in case of accidental discharge, leakage, or overflow of water from plumbing systems, heating, air conditioning, and refrigerating systems, rain or snow through broken doors, open doors, windows, and skylights resulting in damage or destruction of the property scheduled in the policy. Water damage may not be covered if the damage resulted from the homeowner’s negligence or failure to maintain home repairs. Generally, water damage is part of the homeowners insurance.

Filing water damage insurance claims should be done as soon as the damages are experienced. The insurance company should be notified about the damages that are being claimed. Objections about the insurance company can be filed as a complaint with the state insurance commissioner.

In case of any water damage call us at 310 328-6056

We serve the south Bay area, Los Angeles including Torrance, Palos Verdes, Lomita, Carson, Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, San Pedro, Culver city, Lakewood, Bellflower, Palos Verdes Estates, Brentwood.

 

Water damage

Water damage can originate by different sources such as: broken dishwasher hose, washing machine overflow, dishwasher leakage, broken pipes, clogged toilet, leaking roof, moisture behind walls, foundation cracks, plumbing leaks, and bad weather (snow, rain, floods). As far as insurance coverage is concerned, most damage caused by bad weather is considered flood damage and normally is not covered under home insurance. Coverage for bad weather would usually require flood insurance.

Categories

Water damage is typically classified into one of the following three categories:
Category 1 Water – Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as “Clean Water”. Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.

Category 2 Water – Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when exposed or even consumed. Known as “Grey Water”. This type carries micro organisms and nutrients of micro organisms. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.

Category 3 Water – Known as “Black Water” and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affects the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.

Classes

Class of water damage is determined by the probable rate of evaporation based on the type of materials affected, or wet, in the room or space that was flooded. Determining the class of water damage is an important first step, and will determine the amount and type of equipment utilized to dry-down the structure:

Class 1 – Slow Rate of Evaporation. Affects only a portion of a room. Materials have a low permeance/porosity. Minimum moisture is absorbed by the materials.

Class 2 – Fast Rate of Evaporation. Water affects the entire room of carpet and cushion. May have wicked up the walls, but not more than 24 inches.

Class 3 – Fastest Rate of Evaporation. Water generally comes from overhead, affecting the entire area; walls, ceilings, insulation, carpet, cushion, etc.

Class 4 – Specialty Drying Situations. Involves materials with a very low permeance/porosity, such as hardwood floors, concrete, crawlspaces, plaster, etc. Drying generally requires very low specific humidity to accomplish drying.

1st Restoration 310 328-6065

We serve the south Bay area,  Los Angeles including Torrance, Palos Verdes, Lomita, Carson, Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, San Pedro, Culver city, Lakewood, Bellflower, Palos Verdes Estates, Brentwood.

 

 

Furniture and Upholstery Stain Removal

First Cleaning and Restoration provides expert upholstery cleaning services in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Our trained technicians use specialty, non-toxic cleaners and a variety of stain removal techniques to target many types of stains.

red winebloodinkchildrens’ hand printsgrime from cooking vaporsair pollution residuepet odors and pet urine

We treat stains on most types of upholstery fabrics, also we apply teflon to your upholstery it may prevent permanent stain.

If your furniture needs cleaning, please call us at (310) 328-6065 or fill out our contact form.

1st Restoration provides upholstery cleaning and furniture cleaning services in the South Bay area of Los Angeles including the following cities and neighborhoods:

Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, San Pedro, Torrance, Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Westchester.

Los Angeles Water Damage Restoration

1st Restoration, a water damage restoration company based in Los Angeles County, responds swiftly to water damage emergencies. to any one suffers water damage.
1st  Restoration,Use an efficient water mitigation program which follow the IICRC S-500 reference guide for water restoration. Using the right moisture detection instruments, drying equipment, dehumidifiers, air movers and air filtration device, monitoring recording and document every water loss. It is very important all drying equipment is place in the right affected area by experience technicians the drying equipment need to be on all time the longer the equipment is running the fast drying process for any affected structures. Our technicians are trained to identify the root problem, formulate a recovery strategy and implement it in a safe and efficient manner.
Los Angeles Case Study
Before calling us, a Los Angeles medical office experienced seasonal water damage and flooding in their office. After rains, water would find its way into the building. Following a strong downpour, the office flooded and the staff called us to remediate the problem.
While removing the standing water, we realized that we would have to remove about 300 – 400 gallons of standing water from the affected area in order to gain access to water which had pooled in the carpet.
Simultaneously another technician rase furniture using stairfoam blocks of flooded carpets and covered furniture and contents to protect them
Plumber realized that the rain gutters were feeding into the drain system. The improper plumbing was causing chronic flooding problems. plumber technician re-route the gutters to downspouts drain freely outside the building.

1st Restoration,removed the standing water and installed fans and dehumidifiers to dry the building structure. When dry, the affected structure areas was repaired . the office was in better than new condition after the correction the faulty plumbing that was the root cause of the chronic water damage. The office is now dry year round and operates more smoothly, with lowered stress levels and lower maintenance costs.