wildifre

Prepare Your Business for Wildfire Season

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Businesses have the responsibility to ensure their property is prepared for wildfire season. As with any natural disaster, business owners should develop a disaster recovery plan that outlines the necessary steps to keep the business afloat under dire circumstances.

Fire Smoke

Types of Fires and How to Extinguish Them

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Did you know that there are at least five different types of fires? Fires are classed into certain categories and are based on the fire’s fuel source. Keep your home or business safe by keeping on hand the right types of equipment that are designed to put out specific types of fires.

Fire Smoke

Smoke and Soot Removal: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Smoke and soot not only serve as reminders of the fire until they’re removed, but they continue to damage structural elements and everything inside. You may be tempted to try to clean the fire aftermath yourself, but there’s more to smoke and soot removal than going in with rags and a bucket and mop.

Hoarding Cleaning in Foster City, CA

How to clean a hoarder’s house

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Dealing with hoarding disorder is difficult on so many levels. Managing the individual can be emotionally draining, especially if they don’t agree that there’s a problem. Knowing where to start cleaning in a home that’s packed with clutter is overwhelming. These steps will help you take control of the situation, sort through items in a hoarder’s home, and clean and sanitize it so it’s safe to live in again.

mold remediation

Mold in Rental House: What to Do

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Laws offer some level of protection when it comes to mold growth within rental units. State laws vary and change over time. Usually, in all 50 states, state law outlines that landlords are responsible for the cost of mold remediation if the mold growth occurs due to a fault of the landlord, such as failing to repair a leaky roof or fix a broken water pipe that caused mold growth.