Sunday, April 27, 2014

Servpro Of Fairfield

Tom talks about the objectives of Servpro of Fairfield. A leading fire, water and smoke damage restoration company. See more at

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Choose The Right Water Damage Contractors to Get Quality Restoration Services

Water damage is a big problem, and there are many water damage restoration companies offering their mold removal, sewage cleaning and other restoration facilities for the same. Undoubtedly, hiring professionals for the concerned job seems to be a very expensive affair, still if the need is high, people are left with no other option than hiring them. Their services are clean and professional, and spending a few extra dollars can save you from big future losses. The cost of saving your property is far less than the costs that you may have to incur in the future. Almost all of them claim to be the best but, hiring any of the professional services to take care of the water remediation needs is not a perfect deal to crack.

Things to Consider Before Hiring a Water Damage Contractor

  1. Always consider a certified water restoration company to look after the cleaning of the damaged areas. Look for a company that is certified under a reputed institute that follow the extensive training programs. The company that is accredited under the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is one of the most deserved company for winning the job. The IICRC conducts quality training for the water damage professionals and stress on high quality standard services. The IICRC certified company ensures reliable and safe services to their customers.

  2. Always look for a firm that is insured. A firm that covers the necessary insurance policy, ensures the client that any casualty caused to the hired workers is not the liability of the property owner, but is the liability of the firm hired for the job. They are insured to meet the first aid needs of their workers.

  3. A firm that is bonded has some advantages over any other local firm. A bonded firm offers a sense of security to the clients that any damage caused in the restoration process is covered by a third-party than the company doing the remediation job. The companies may not be ready to be held liable for the losses, and a bonded firm feels free from any such liability.

  4. Consider a company that holds a valid license for offering their job all around the local area. Licensed firms are reliable ones as they hold licenses for their proficiency in the field.

  5. Hire a company that makes use of all the Personal Protective Equipments for their safety. No consumer is convinced with the idea of the unsafe cleanup practices.

Water restoration firms are hired to meet the special needs of their clients. It is very important for any consumer to avail reliable company to attain the best services from them. It is very difficult to find one among the crowd of hundreds of the service providers. It is very important to use your discretion before hiring any of them.

After all, hiring the best people for the required job is the utmost responsibility as well as the right of any nation's citizen.

Water Damage Westchester is the IICRC certified company that is, insured, bonded and have access to all the Personal Protective Equipments. Hire their reliable services for meeting your needs for water damage Santa Monica.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Water Damage Restoration 1 or 2 - Servpro Of Fairfield

Tom with Servpro Of Fairfield shows the process of water extraction in typically home setting. See more at

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do You Need Professional Help When You Have Water Damage?

Water damage to your home can be a very serious and problematic situation that you need to deal with as soon as the initial damage is done. You might be inclined to think that you could save a lot of money and do this on your own without any setbacks, but when it comes to water damage and the problems that this can carry in the near future for your home, you need professional help if you want to get rid of the issues that might come with it.

There are many reasons why there could be water damage in your home. Leaky pipes and clogged toilets are very common, but something more serious like a broken main pipeline can create a very serious problem in your home in a matter of hours and even less. You could end up with a variety of complications that are not going to be solved by simply mopping the floors and allowing the wood and the carpets to dry on their own. You can also end up with electronic appliances that can be seriously damaged by water and a team of professionals can always assist you with your home appliances too.

Some water damage can be very small and just hit a small part of your home, but even in this case you need to take action and get rid of the humidity completely. It could require the use of very special water extraction machines and also driers to really get all of the damage taken care of. If you don't do a successful job of getting rid of all the humidity, you will end up with a very serious mold and even rot that could destroy your home in the long run and even create a health problem for you and your family.

There are many allergies and diseases that certain types of mold can carry and some of them could be extremely dangerous for some people who have respiratory problems such as asthma. You could also have a problem with wood rotting away much faster than you might think and if you have carpets, the damage repairs could require that you get rid of all the carpet and replace it.

A professional water restoration business will always give you a proper diagnosis of the amount of damage that the house will require and this will give you a better idea of the budged you might need for this repairs. There are probably a few solutions that can be offered depending on the severity of the damage, but for the most part the problem requires a lot of careful planning and damage control.

You should consider all of these situations in case you are still thinking of doing the clean up on your own. Water damage is a big deal and you should think of using professional help as the best investment that will restore your home and make it last for many decades to come. You will always regret not calling someone qualified for the job when you start to see the mold and decay of your floors and walls. These kind of problems spread fast as long as they have humidity they will continue to grow into areas that previously had no water damage but will eventually be affected by this problem.

Don't take any chances; hire a top quality service provider that knows what they are doing. It might cost you a little money, but you will be saving your home, which is the biggest asset, most people own.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Recipe - Jan's Pretzel Dogs


1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle room temperature beer
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
1/4 cup kosher salt, divided - or to taste
18 hot dogs


Heat the beer in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches 110 degrees F (45 degrees C).

Combine the warm beer, sugar, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt in a bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top, and let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.

Place the bread flour and butter in a bread machine. Add the yeast mixture, then select the dough cycle.

Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with vegetable oil.
Beat the egg yolk in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon water; set aside.

Stir baking soda into 10 cups water in a large pot until dissolved, and bring to a boil.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly-oiled surface, and roll into a 10x20-inch rectangle.

Cut the dough into 18 1-inch wide strips, then wrap each strip tightly around a hot dog in a spiral, pinching the edges to seal, and leaving the ends open. About half an inch of hot dog should peek out of each end of the dough wrapper.

Drop 2 or 3 dough-wrapped hot dogs into the boiling water for 30 seconds.

Arrange the boiled hot dogs on the prepared baking sheets. Brush each pretzel dog with the egg yolk mixture, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup salt.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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Sunday, April 6, 2014


1. Money savings
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that removing as little as .4 inches of dust from cooling system coils will reduce energy consumption up to 21 percent. This can save you considerable money on your utility bill.

2. System life
It is estimated that nearly nine out of ten central heating and air conditioning systems fail or breakdown because they were not maintained properly. Replacement parts for an HVAC system can be very expensive and total replacement can cost thousands.

Many consider air duct cleaning vital to maintaining healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) are commonly found in air ducts. If air ducts are not cleaned regularly these particles can be released into your home. Even if family members do not suffer from allergies the particles can cause severe respiratory problems, among other things.

4. Health
If family members suffer from allergies or asthma, air duct cleaning may be necessary to provide a safe haven. Air duct cleaning can drastically reduce the amount of allergens (dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, insect and rodent droppings) in the air of a home.

5. Smell
Dust, mold and bacteria in an air duct system will create a musty smell in a home that no amount of air fresheners or candles can eliminate. Regular air duct cleaning can eliminate this problem almost entirely.

Excessive amounts of mold and certain types of mold may present health concerns. It is essential for the health of you and your family, as well as the protection of your property, to address the issue and arrange for professionals to conduct mold removal and mold remediation as soon as the presence of mold is identified.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Each category corresponds to a different level of health concern. The six levels of health concern and what they mean are:

  • "Good" AQI is 0 - 50. Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • "Moderate" AQI is 51 - 100. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people. For example, people who are unusually sensitive to ozone may experience respiratory symptoms.
  • "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" AQI is 101 - 150. Although general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air. .
  • "Unhealthy" AQI is 151 - 200. Everyone may begin to experience some adverse health effects, and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects. .
  • "Very Unhealthy" AQI is 201 - 300. This would trigger a health alert signifying that everyone may experience more serious health effects.
  • "Hazardous" AQI greater than 300. This would trigger a health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.