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For interesting facts and the latest news about the disaster restoration industry, our blog at California State Restoration Services covers it all.

Our blogs are informational and educational, and hopefully you’ll enjoy reading them. If you ever have any feedback or related questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to all of us at California State Restoration Services.

Check Out Our Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Check Out Our Fall Home Maintenance Checklist | California State Restoration

Fall is one of our favorite times of year, and it is finally here, but winter is quickly approaching. As one of the busiest times of year for us at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA, it can be tough to stay on top of everything, especially around your home.

Published on: 11/14/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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How to Respond When a Tree Falls on Your House

How to Respond When a Tree Falls on Your House | California State Restoration

Living in a neighborhood with a lot of beautiful trees is a wonderful; thing. But, if a big tree falls on your house for whatever reason, it is not so wonderful. The two most common reason trees fall are root damage and weather.

Published on: 11/07/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Our Two-Year Anniversary Celebration Was a Huge Success

Our Two-Year Anniversary Celebration Was a Huge Success | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we are proud of the work we have done and what we have achieved since we opened our doors two years ago. To commemorate and celebrate our two-year anniversary, we threw a party and more than 50 people attended the event.

Published on: 10/24/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Don't Live with Smoke Damage

Don't Live with Smoke Damage | California State Restoration

Living with any type of smoke damage is not only uncomfortable but it can also pose potential risks to your personal health. Knowing the things that can risk smoke damage in your home can pose to your health now and in the future.

Published on: 10/17/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Business Owners: Be Very Concerned About Mold

Business Owners: Be Very Concerned About Mold | California State Restoration

If you own a company, keeping your building and your employees safe is always one of your major concerns. Experiencing mold in your business can truly jeopardize the safety of both your staff and the building in which you work. Mold growth can lead to a variety of health issues for people if they encounter it, and it can also lead to structural problems if not promptly addressed. That is why it’s important to learn about how to lower the risk of commercial mold damage in your business.

Published on: 10/10/2022   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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5 Ways Smoke and Soot Can Affect You in a Bad Way

5 Ways Smoke and Soot Can Affect You in a Bad Way | California State Restoration

In 2021, there were more than 450,000 home structure fires reported in the US. Even with modern safety equipment, the risk of fire in the home is still a significant one. It is something that can happen to any of us.

Published on: 10/03/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Smoke Damage is Hard to Always Detect

Smoke Damage is Hard to Always Detect | California State Restoration

Whenever you have an electrical fire, kitchen grease fire, or another fire happening in your building, smoke is one of the major contributors to create damage. Even if the fire is quite small, localized and put out quickly, you could still have extensive smoke damage throughout the property. You do not want to let smoke and related odors linger too long because they will soak into furniture, carpets, and into the walls. The longer you leave smoke damage, the harder it is going to be to do the repair work.

Published on: 09/26/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Doggone Good Pet Fire Safety Tips

Doggone Good Pet Fire Safety Tips | California State Restoration

In the event of a home fire or another home emergency, it’s important to be prepared with a plan to keep you and your family safe. Pet owners should be especially prepared because they have a few extra furry family members to consider. Here are some important pet fire safety tips to consider when making a fire or emergency plan for your home.

Published on: 09/19/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Make Smart Moves When Fire Hits Your House or Business

Make Smart Moves When Fire Hits Your House or Business | California State Restoration

Dealing with a fire in your home or business can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. In the midst of all the chaos, it may be hard to remember what exactly you should and shouldn’t be doing to stay safe and protect your home or office building. There is a correct way of dealing with fire damage to keep you, your family, and your employees safe. Here are some do’s and don’ts for fire damage in your home or business from brought to you from all of us at California State Restoration Services.

Published on: 09/12/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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4 Main Common Causes of Home Fire Damage

4 Main Common Causes of Home Fire Damage | California State Restoration

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated approximately 350,000 home structure fires per year. Depending on the severity of the fire and what caused the fire, the damage can be cleaned up easily or require a professional restoration team. While there are many causes of home fire damage, there are a few that happen most often like cooking grease fires, electrical problems, unattended candles, and smoking-related fires. Let’s learn a little more about each of them below, brought to you from all of us at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA.

Published on: 09/05/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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What Happens When We Perform Mold Inspections?

What Happens When We Perform Mold Inspections? | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA, is highly experienced in doing full-on, thorough mold inspections throughout the North Bay. There are many families out there that are living with mold in their lives (and in their bodies) and that’s why they often get sick without being aware of it.

Published on: 08/29/2022   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Next Big Storm

How to Prepare Your Home for the Next Big Storm | California State Restoration

Our team here at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA knows from experience just how bad storm damage can get, and just how much it can devastate the families that have to experience it. If your home has been damaged in a natural disaster, you can turn to our team to get the expert restoration services you need. Of course, even the top-notch restoration services we provide can’t erase the difficulty of the experience, so in this article, we’ll go over three things you can do to protect your home from storm damage in the first place.

Published on: 08/22/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Saving the Day from a Smelly Ending

Saving the Day from a Smelly Ending | California State Restoration

Dave Spratling of Santa Rosa, CA, received a phone call one day that every landlord in the world regrets. “A big pipe underneath the house burst; unfortunately, it was the sewage pipe, and the smell is awful!

Published on: 08/15/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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If Your Basement is Flooding, Call Us Now!

If Your Basement is Flooding, Call Us Now! | California State Restoration

A flooded basement is something that many homeowners will encounter at least once in their lifetime. Whether your basement is flooded from excessive rain, melting snow, or a pipe that has burst, the damage can be devastating.

Published on: 08/08/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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5 Myths and Legends About Mold

5 Myths and Legends About Mold | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA, we are fully trained, highly experienced, and have the skills to remediate mold in every scenario. Mold is a serious issue because it affects the overall look of your home, and can also cause serious health problems now and in the future.

Published on: 07/25/2022   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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Can a Fire Damaged House Be Repaired?

Can a Fire Damaged House Be Repaired? | California State Restoration

Homeowners worldwide fear the consequences of a severe house fire because of the level of damage that can occur in a very short period. House fires can begin for various reasons, some preventable and others that cannot be predicted. From a sudden fire in the kitchen, while cooking to frayed electrical wiring, the causes of a house fire are too numerous to list here on this blog.

Published on: 07/18/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Let's Meet Xiomara Vargas, Our New Office Operator

Let's Meet Xiomara Vargas, Our New Office Operator | California State Restoration

Q: How long have you been with California State Restoration and what do you do for the company?
A: This is my third day working for California State Restoration. I know it’s not much but it’s been an adventure working here so far.

Published on: 07/11/2022   |  Category:  Meet the Team

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Afraid of Hidden Water Damage in Your House?

Afraid of Hidden Water Damage in Your House? | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we know all too well that water leaks can be due to a wide range of different reasons, and you should repair them immediately to prevent major foundation damage.

Published on: 07/04/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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Fireworks Safety on Independence Day

Fireworks Safety on Independence Day | California State Restoration

With the thrill of celebrating Independence Day, it’s important to keep in mind that fireworks can be dangerous. At California State Restoration, serving Santa Rosa, CA and the North Bay, we have experienced considerable fire damage created by fireworks, usually during the Fourth of July. So, we are delighted to share this information with you, hoping that if you are going to set off fireworks, you follow our simple tips.

Published on: 06/27/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Do You Have a Fire Season Supply Kit Checklist?

Do You Have a Fire Season Supply Kit Checklist? | California State Restoration

During an evacuation, it can be difficult to remember what supplies you may need to take with you. At California State Restoration servicing Santa Rosa, CA and the North Bay, we suggest that you should put together an emergency supply kit in advance and follow these car preparation tips if your area becomes in danger. Remember, your safety is what matters most, so please listen to authorities when they ask you to evacuate and do not wait to leave the area.

Published on: 06/20/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Beware the Dangers of Dust

Beware the Dangers of Dust | California State Restoration

Dust isn’t just annoying – it’s also dangerous! Make sure you are informed and that you protect yourself and others around you. At California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA serving the North Bay, we are happy to share this information with you. We have removed dust from homes and commercial properties for many years, so we are very aware of the dangers associated with dust.

Published on: 06/13/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Make Your Facility Safe From COVID-19

Make Your Facility Safe From COVID-19 | California State Restoration

It looks like the pandemic is finally in our rearview mirror, but we still read news stories where is COVID-19 (or the Omicron strain) hasn’t completely disappeared.

Published on: 06/06/2022   |  Category:  Bio-hazard Clean Up

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Falling Trees Are More Dangerous than You Think!

Falling Trees Are More Dangerous than You Think! | California State Restoration

We haven’t had much water this year, and the drought seems to continue. At California State Restoration, we have witnessed dry and cracking trees falling on cars and homes. It’s unavoidable--according to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), more people are killed by falling trees every year (100+) than are killed by sharks (about 4-7 per year).

Published on: 05/30/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Refrigerator & Ice Maker Water Damage Prevention Tips

Refrigerator & Ice Maker Water Damage Prevention Tips | California State Restoration

As a local water damage company, at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA, we often encounter flooded kitchens from faulty refrigerators, ice makers, supply lines, and connecting parts.

Published on: 05/23/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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How We Remove Smoke and Cigarette Odor

How We Remove Smoke and Cigarette Odor | California State Restoration

Ever had a smell you simply could not get rid of as hard as you tried? Maybe it was a smoke odor or damage from a fire, cigarette odors, or any type of bad fumes. California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA has had to deal with smoke and cigarette odors for many years, so we have the right solutions for you.

Published on: 05/16/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Four Restoration Company Myths that are Pure

Four Restoration Company Myths that are Pure | California State Restoration

Restoration of any home or business can become very complicated. Every single disaster--from a broken pipe to hail damage--is different and can cause varying degrees of damage. On top of that, every person’s experience is totally different, which has led to many restoration myths in the industry that are fictional at best. Below, we’ll go over what we call the “four restoration myths.” If you ever have any questions or concerns, be certain to contact us at California State Restoration in the North Bay for a free quote and a consultation.

Published on: 05/09/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Little Things Can Lead to Serious Flooding in Your Home

Little Things Can Lead to Serious Flooding in Your Home | California State Restoration

With any home, it is common for small issues to pop up from time to time. If you’re not proactive when it comes to repairs, things can quickly become a major deal. Being a homeowner means that preventive maintenance is key.

Published on: 04/25/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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Paws to Alleviate Pet Allergies

Paws to Alleviate Pet Allergies | California State Restoration

Living with pet allergies can be a pain. So why are people allergic to cats and dogs? People often think that it is the pet hair that they are allergic to, but it is actually dander and saliva that is causing an allergic reaction. Dander is composed of ultra-small flecks of skin which contain oils and proteins that cause the allergic reactions.

Published on: 04/18/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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3 High-Risk Water Damage Areas to Keep in Mind

3 High-Risk Water Damage Areas to Keep in Mind | California State Restoration

Here are a trio of areas within your home and in your yard that can lead to serious flood issues, brought to you from all of us at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA.

Published on: 04/11/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Air Quality and Your Health Are Directly Connected

Air Quality and Your Health Are Directly Connected | California State Restoration

An annual spring cleaning is a great idea on many levels because it’s the ideal time to get rid of accumulated dust and dirt from your home. Studies the air quality of your home can have a direct impact on your family’s health and overall sense of well-being. This is especially true for those in your household that suffer from allergies or respiratory illness.

Published on: 04/04/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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5 Ways to Prep Your House for Spring

5 Ways to Prep Your House for Spring | California State Restoration

Spring is on the way. Are you prepared for the change in seasons? Although the winter cold takes the worst toll on your house, spring poses its own set of unique concerns and you will need to prepare your property for the warmer weather. By taking the following five measures to prep your house for spring, you will decrease the chances of an unfortunate disaster happening as temperatures rise moving into the summer months.

Published on: 03/28/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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High Winds Can Create Chaos During Fire Season, So Please Be Aware!

High Winds Can Create Chaos During Fire Season, So Please Be Aware! | California State Restoration

The National Weather Service sends out Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.

Published on: 03/21/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Scary Facts About Mold

Scary Facts About Mold | California State Restoration

A normal mold spore count in a room is typically 200-500 spores. Anywhere between 1-1500 mold spores in a room is normal and safe as long as mold colonies are not visibly growing and no water damage is present.

Published on: 03/14/2022   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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The Fire is Over, But How Should You Deal with the Soot?

The Fire is Over, But How Should You Deal with the Soot? | California State Restoration

Fires can have disastrous effects on a home or business. They can spread quickly and cause severe damage in a matter of minutes. Even smaller fire damage can cause permanent damage to a building. Smoke and soot damage are common in every size of fire and can cause lingering damage.

Published on: 03/07/2022   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Let's Meet Rafael

Let's Meet Rafael | California State Restoration

Q: How long have you been with California State Restoration and what do you do for the company?
A: Two years. I was involved in establishing the business and has played an integral role in planning, strategizing, and helping to build the company.

Published on: 02/28/2022   |  Category:  Meet the Team

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How Can You Avoid Major Water Damage While You?re on Vacation?

How Can You Avoid Major Water Damage While You?re on Vacation? | California State Restoration

The last thing you want to deal with when you are out of town for pleasure or business is a call that your house is flooded. It happens all the time and we see it often at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA and it has the potential of destroying everything in your home.

Published on: 02/21/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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Our TZ-2 Ozone Generator Eliminates Severe Odors and Requires no Maintenance!

Our TZ-2 Ozone Generator Eliminates Severe Odors and Requires no Maintenance! | California State Restoration

To serve our clients at the highest level, California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA continually invests in the finest, cutting-edge equipment, products and tools. The technology in our industry is always changing at a rapid rate, so adapting to new equipment and the processes involved is a full-time job.

Published on: 02/14/2022   |  Category:  Commercial Water Restoration  Residential Water Restoration

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How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home Against COVID-19

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home Against COVID-19 | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we use special cleaners and other commercial products to sanitize our customers’ homes. Here are some helpful tips about how to keep you safe against COVID-19 and the effects of it. Whenever we enter anyone’s home, the goal is to sanitize and create a pristine and healthy environment.

Published on: 02/07/2022   |  Category:  Bio-hazard Clean Up

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Are You Ready for these Cold Hard Factoids About Mold Toxicity?

Are You Ready for these Cold Hard Factoids About Mold Toxicity? | California State Restoration

Those musty smells in your basement could point to a hidden culprit behind your chronic health problems: Mold! If you think you may have mold in your home and it’s affecting your health, contacting us at California State Restoration is surely a no-brainer!

Published on: 01/24/2022   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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The 7 Things to Do First When Your Home Gets Flooded

The 7 Things to Do First When Your Home Gets Flooded | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we pride ourselves on being one of the best 24/7 emergency companies not just in the North Bay Area—but in the entire state.

Published on: 01/17/2022   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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Our Biohazard Cleanup Services are World-Class

Our Biohazard Cleanup Services are World-Class | California State Restoration

We often get questions from our customers throughout the Bay Area about our biohazard cleanup services, so here are some simple answers from all of us at California State Restoration.

Published on: 01/10/2022   |  Category:  Bio-hazard Clean Up

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5 Offending Odors in Your Home that Can Lead to Bad Things

5 Offending Odors in Your Home that Can Lead to Bad Things | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, many problems in the home can often begin with odors. Luckily, in many cases our customers used these as warning signs to avoid more serious issues in their immediate future.

Published on: 01/03/2022   |  Category:  Articles

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Let's Meet Suneli Aranal, Our Office Admin

Let's Meet Suneli Aranal, Our Office Admin | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we value all of our employees and appreciate the team. Periodically, we will feature questions and answers from one of our people, so that you can get to know them better both personally and professionally.
 

Published on: 12/27/2021   |  Category:  Meet the Team

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Your Office Building is Flooding! What Should You Do?

Your Office Building is Flooding! What Should You Do? | California State Restoration

The clock is ticking when your commercial building experiences a flood and by acting and without taking swift and decisive action after a flood, you open yourself up to a whole host of potential problems and further expenses. To help you avoid such complications, here are five of the top priorities according to our commercial water damage restoration experts at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA that you should have when your commercial building floods.

Published on: 12/20/2021   |  Category:  Commercial Water Restoration

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Is It Dangerous to Be in Contact with Mold?

Is It Dangerous to Be in Contact with Mold? | California State Restoration

When there is mold growth in your home, the invisible spores can cause adverse health effects such as asthma, allergies, and more if you try to get rid of the mold improperly. Because exposure to mold can be dangerous, especially to people with health conditions, there are special instructions for cleaning mold outbreaks safely.

Published on: 12/13/2021   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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How Do You Know You Have Water Damage?

How Do You Know You Have Water Damage? | California State Restoration

Here are 8 Signs

There are several telltale signs of flood damage. These may be caused by natural disasters like tornado damage, or the flooding could be caused by appliance malfunctions. Here are 8 signs of flood damage, brought to you by all of us here at California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA.

Published on: 12/06/2021   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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4 Main Mistakes People Make When They Experience Water Damage

4 Main Mistakes People Make When They Experience Water Damage | California State Restoration

Water damage can happen at any time anywhere. Experiencing any type of water damage in your house or business can be highly stressful, and many people will react by trying to jump into action in order to clean up the mess immediately. While it is crucial to mitigate the damage as soon as humanly possible, certain types of mistakes can make it more damaging to your health, to your structure, or to both.

Published on: 11/29/2021   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at California State Restoration

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at California State Restoration | California State Restoration

We have all been through some hard times since the pandemic impacted all of our lives back in early 2020, but now we’re hopefully entering a new and exciting time. At California State Restoration, we have much to be thankful for, and that begins with our amazing customers and our incredible employees.

Published on: 11/22/2021   |  Category:  Articles

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5 Reasons Why You Should Call California State Restoration

5 Reasons Why You Should Call California State Restoration | California State Restoration

When it comes to selecting a property damage restoration company to completely restore your house or business, the choices may seem endless – and often overwhelming. When a significant loss or an unexpected disaster strikes, it’s easy to choose a service provider without doing the background research. Aren’t they all the same?

Published on: 11/15/2021   |  Category:  Articles

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Beware of Mold Living in Warm, Wet and Dark Places

Beware of Mold Living in Warm, Wet and Dark Places | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration, we help our clients with their mold issues who live throughout the North Bay. Mold is around us more than many people know. It can flourish in your home or office building in places you would never anticipate. Mold can go from not even being noticed all the way to causing allergic reactions, serious respiratory issues or even asthma attacks.

Published on: 11/08/2021   |  Category:  Mold Remediation

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Why Are Air Clean Ducts So Important to the Health of Your Building?

Why Are Air Clean Ducts So Important to the Health of Your Building? | California State Restoration

Air ducts are literally the lifeblood of any commercial building – ensuring the circulation of good, clean air that’s necessary in order to keep you and your building healthy day and night. With COVID still an issue, being in a clean and sanitized climate has never been more crucial. On top of being very unsanitary and completely unhygienic, many things can go sideways if you neglect to have all of your air ducts professionally cleaned by an experienced and skilled company like California State Restoration.

Published on: 11/01/2021   |  Category:  Articles

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Navigating the Route Back to Normal After a House Fire

Navigating the Route Back to Normal After a House Fire | California State Restoration

A house fire is surely one of the most stressful events that anyone can ever experience. Whether it’s a tiny kitchen fire or a larger event, seeing your place in flames is extremely distressing. Once you know that everyone is safe and that the firefighters have extinguished the blaze successfully, the stress levels will likely taper off slightly – but there is still a new, overwhelming job ahead of you, and that’s getting your life back to normal.

Published on: 10/25/2021   |  Category:  Fire Restoration

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Common FAQs About Water Damage and Water Restoration

Common FAQs About Water Damage and Water Restoration | California State Restoration

Damage restoration services can include things that include water restoration, fire damage and storm cleanup, just to name a few of them. Water restoration is undoubtedly one of the common types of services that households in the U.S. require frequently.

Published on: 10/18/2021   |  Category:  Commercial Water Restoration  Residential Water Restoration

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Your Basement is Flooded, What Should You Do?

Your Basement is Flooded, What Should You Do? | California State Restoration

Flooded basements and crawl spaces are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They can be stressful and scary, but with the right steps, the safety and integrity of your home can be spared.

Published on: 10/01/2021   |  Category:  Residential Water Restoration

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