Montecito, California Water Damage Restoration Services

Are you dealing with fire or water damage at your fine home in Montecito, California?  Even relatively minor problems such as a tub overflow or faulty plumbing deserve immediate professional attention to prevent further damage and return everything back to normal as quickly as possible.  Let JW Home Care be your local Montecito experts for water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire damage restoration, and smoke and odor removal.  We’re ready for a prompt arrival and meticulous work 24/7/365.

JW Home Care

Far more than an ordinary cleaning company, we’re restoration specialists.  Family owned and operated we provide outstanding residential and commercial services along with exceptional customer care.  Our company is fully licensed and and insured, and BBB accredited.  As a fire and flood company we employ highly trained certified technicians and arm them with cutting edge equipment and technologies.  Our cleaning and restoration specialists are dedicated to top-quality workmanship.  Of particular note for Montecito residents, our teams include members with exceptional experience in hardwood floors, stone, tile, and upholstery.

Our experienced staff will work directly with your insurance company for estimates, approvals, and the detailed documentation required for insurance claims.  That saves you time and frustration.  We’ll also make sure that their mitigation requirements are met so that should any secondary damage still occur those losses can be covered.

Water Damage Restoration

Even a small leak quickly leads to damage, with water soaking deeply into building materials.  From a plumbing fault to a basement flood our water damage restoration services have you covered.  Each source of water and extent of flooding presents its own demands in our plan of action for your home or business.  Following IICRC guidelines (www.iicrc.org) we’re ready to tackle everything from Class 1 (little or no wet carpet and only part of a single room affected) all the way to Class 4 (one or more rooms with soaked flooring, water wicking upwards inside walls saturating insulation, and even stone and hardwood saturated).  Category 1 water from clean sources degrades into Category 2 (filled with bacteria and viruses) in as little as 24 hours.  And Category 3 water that’s been in contact with soil or sewage contamination requires extreme sanitation measures from our anti-microbial specialists.

Mold and other water damage begins in a little as a single day, yet deeply soaked moisture can remain at harmful levels for many weeks.  So in addition to cleanup and disinfection, rapidly and thoroughly drying the entire building an all of its contents are a top priority.  Our certified flood restoration technicians turn those weeks into just a few days, forestalling further deterioration and getting your life back to normal much sooner.  Our water damage removal work proceeds in two main phases.  For water extraction we use specially-designed vacuum gear on walls and ceilings as well as floors for an immediate drop in humidity.  We then complete a thorough structural dry out through an extensive set of refrigerant dehumidifiers, industry-specific air movers, and other equipment.  Frequent monitoring keeps everything adjusted and lets us know when the job is done.

Mold Remediation

Any fuzzy blotches you might see, or health issues you might notice (such as irritations, allergies, or prolonged flu-like symptoms) may only be revealing part of the picture.  A type of fungus, mold doesn’t need light to grow and so the bulk of a problem may be completely hidden from view.  Our licensed mold remediation specialists will assess the situation and complete a specific plan of action with detailed checklists.  Our work then proceeds in three main, and often overlapping, phases.  First, we’ll guard against spreading spores, allergens, toxins and other contaminants.  For all but the smallest of projects that includes installing plastic sheeting and setting up negative-pressure exhaust fans along with HEPA air scrubbers.  Second, we perform thorough spore and mold removal via any of several approved methods.  Affected porous materials such as wood and drywall must be removed completely.  Third we guard against re-growth by applying non-toxic mildicide and decontamination procedures such as air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning.

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire & smoke restoration involves a whole host of specialist measures beyond debris haul away and repairs.  Fire damage removal, water damage restoration, and smoke and odor removal are all major tasks requiring specialized equipment and skills.  Our experts will carefully assess your particular situation and create a tailored recovery plan.

Most likely the disturbing scene you’re facing includes extensive water and foam from sprinklers and hoses.  As with any flooding that requires rapid water extraction and structural drying to prevent further destruction.  Mold abatement is a big part of that.  It’s also likely that smoke, soot, and ash will have traveled far from their source, making their way through even the smallest openings and in to unexpected places.  Smoke removal requires an understanding of the special chemistries involved, as well as how to protect the material being cleaned.  And it’s removal must be prompt and thorough in order to permanent staining and other discoloration.  In addition to cleaning possessions and building surfaces, it’s also necessary to remove odors in various cavities beyond the damaged areas.  Our specialized equipment takes care of that.

Montecito CA Fires and Floods

The Community of Montecito is an idyllic place to live combining a near-perfect climate, magnificent scenery, and spectacular homes.  But you know that.  What you may not know is that the location has had to endure only a small fraction of the extreme weather events that most other Southern California locations have faced.  By usa.com’s tally there have only been some 170 events over a 60 year period even including all areas within a 50 mile radius of Montecito.  That includes 70 significant floods, 18 wild fires, and 15 incidents of high winds.  Most notable were a 1969 flood and a 2008 wildfire. Should you be looking for disaster preparedness information, http://www.montecitofire.com/preparedness-information and http://www.merrag.org/disaster-kit are great places to begin.