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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
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Some of the next steps to take after flooding damages your home.
I rarely post reviews but if you need a company that you can trust when there is a fire or flood, this is the company to call. I had a fire at my business and they really came in 24 -7 at my shop and had me open for business the next day. This was like having family helping you out. HIghly recommend this Jack and Abbotts Fire and Flood
Great restoration. He did not want to pull up the carpets so that our family could get right back to living in our home. Great people skills and knows how to help customers understand the whole process. Highly recommended!!!
About UsWe are your 24/7 emergency service source for water damage, fire damage, water extraction, flood and fire cleanup, mold testing and remediation and fire and water restoration services for the San Diego area. Our team is available 24 hours a day to answer any emergency. We can usually be on-site to begin the restoration of your property within one hour of the time we receive the call. Our Restoration Services Include: Water & Sewage Extraction, Drying & Dehumidification, Mold Inspection & Removal, Structural Stabilization & Board-Up, Smoke, Soot & Odor Removal, Cleaning & Decontamination, Contents Cleaning, Moving & Storage, and 24-Hour Emergency Services. If you are dealing with property damage from any of the above listed services, call us immediately for a free quote for your property restoration. We're here to help and it's our goal to be your trusted partner in your time of need. We pride ourselves on our prompt and honest service, our customer care, and our ability to restore your home or business to the state it was in prior to the damage.--
We discovered lots of water coming from what seemed everywhere upon arriving home, a broken supply line to the toilet in our upper bathroom was the culprit. Water coming through the ceilings. Jack and his son came over and took complete control of the whole situation, these guys were quite amazing. Extracting water, moving furniture, cleaning up, installing equipment and drying out my wet house. What a mess and what a job they had to deal with. I want to personally thank you both for your kindness and professionalism. I would highly recommend.
In May 2015 my hot water heater sprung a leak. It happened sometime after my dog watcher came by in the morning and before she came back in the afternoon. She shut off the water. The kitchen damage was done. I came home a few days later. Having known Abbotts co-owner Jack Martin for many years, I called Jack immediately. I thought only the floor was ruined, but Travis walked me through possible areas I might have overlooked and explained the drying protocols. Abbotts came out with the tools to measure moisture. The floor was an obvious total loss, but I was amazed where the drywall and cabinets were saturated. Despite knowing Jack, being a real estate attorney and homebuilder, I was skeptical and suspicious. I asked a lot of questions. I did some research and made some phone calls. Everything checked out. After giving the go-ahead for the cleaning and drying, the crew was at my house that evening and completed the initial clean and setup of the fans and dehumidifiers. I was nervous as cabinets were torn out and walls were cut. I thought it was a small flood, but it turns out that there is rarely a small flood. Even the crawlspace was impacted! After an additional clean the next day, the fans and dehumidifier ran for a few more days, after which the tests showed the excess moisture was gone. The space place was gutted, but absolutely spotless. Travis and Jack took additional time to discuss possible reconstruction paths and what I could expect from my insurer. I have been meaning to write some reviews and can’t believe it took me so long! Their advice was spot on. I’d call them back and recommend them without hesitation. Like any other big project, homeowner participation is crucial to the team success, stating desires clearly, asking lots of questions, and doing your homework. In the end, all the advice, work, and guidance from the Abbotts crew was spot on! Thanks!
Jack, is an honest, straight shooter, knowledgeable, He knows his industry, he’s beyond passionate and he doesn't mind sharing what he knows, based on his experience and industry standards. We had three quotes, we chose Abbott’s, they quoted us a fair price on a large fire at our home, they itemized everything in the estimate. They walked us through our site with our claims person and explained each cost, This gave us a complete understanding of each line item. Before they started and after we chose them, our insurance company said they sometimes recommend them, which was reassuring. The job is done and we are back in our home. Thanks, Team Abbotts
Thank you Yelp, for Abbotts Fire and Flood San Diego. I had an emergency situation at my cafe in South Park at 5 pm on a Friday evening. I had a major flood in the crawl space under my cafe from a broken pipe, leaving hundreds of gallons of sitting gray water. After calling several flood and disaster specialists and getting the runaround, from other companies answering services and no returned call backs. I luckily found locally owned and operated Abbotts. After a few rings, a gentleman (the owner) answered and took a brief assessment of the situation. He promised to arrive in 45 mins and to my surprise he did. Abbott’s is operated by a father and son team.They completed the job of removing the flood water and made sure that the surrounding area was clean and disinfected of any dirty gray water. Not only did they do a great job, but they were very courteous in having the professionalism of dealing with the surrounding tenants, who were concerned about the water residue. This company went above and beyond to satisfy. To Preston and Jack. Thank you for taking care of me and my business, I don’t know what I would have done had, you both not come to my rescue. I feed them both afterward. and now they are regulars at my cafe. They are the very best at what they do!!Christine PerezCafe Madeleine
We had a fire in our house and worked closely with Jack Martin for our restoration needs. He and his team got the job done quickly and thoroughly! Furthermore, Jack was a terrific communicator with us throughout this whole process, and that was really most helpful for us in understanding and appreciating the progress (or challenges) of each step along the way. We could tell that Jack has much experience and skill from which to draw upon, and that was leveraged for us getting back in our home.Thanks for your help Jack!
During a recent rainstorm here in Point Loma, we had a good size leak appear in our kitchen. After speaking with Jack, the owner at Abbotts, he arrived at our house and gave us a very reasonable estimate. We decided to use Abbotts and within about 12 hours, Jack and his team had our kitchen dried out and ready for repair. The crew was very professional and respectful through the entire process. Jack was also great about working with our insurance provider.No one likes to deal with water issues but Abbotts made it as pain free as one could hope.Definitely recommended.
I give this campaign 5 stars for the level of atmoshpere I feel. They talked to me in short order terms, with simple questions giving me time for reply. In short Orange Restoration is, well, a Godsend to the community and with high standards. I will recommend second to none. Thank you Orange Restoration.
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.