How to Clean the Cooktop of Kitchen Stoves

How to Clean the Cooktop of Kitchen Stoves

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, fire damage

Spills and splatters are likely to occur on the cooktop of a kitchen stove—even when a homeowner only cooks occasionally. Liquids can harden on a heated stove and make it tougher to clean. Here’s how to clean the cooktop of a kitchen stove, whether it’s gas, electric, or glass. Even simple meals, from pasta to soup, create a mess on …

How to Clean Out a Home When a Loved One Passes Estate Cleaning Steps

How to Clean Out a Home When a Loved One Passes: Estate Cleaning Steps

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, Hoarding Cleaning

Losing a loved one is difficult and traumatic. Cleaning up the estate causes many to relive that pain later on, as old memories and favorite articles are sorted. While there is little that can ease that pain, there are steps to help keep the cleaning process as straightforward as possible. Having said this, estate cleaning can also be a time …

How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, fire damage

Wildfires are a growing threat, especially as climate change wreaks more and more havoc on the planet. A home is one of the most important pieces of property in which an individual can invest, so it is critical to take the following steps to protect it from wildfires. Unanticipated events can trigger wildfires. Lightning strikes, unauthorized fires caused by humans, …

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.

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Why Estate Cleaning Should Be Left to the Professionals

Steve VanDenBerg Blog

Estate cleaning happens most often after the loss of a loved one. If you are the next of kin to them and/or are listed in their will, cleaning their property will most likely become your responsibility. Whether it’s been empty briefly or for a long time, having it cleaned out sooner rather than later is highly recommended, especially when trying …

What is Fusarium Mold and Where is it Found

What is Fusarium Mold and Where is it Found

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, mold removal

What is Fusarium Mold Fusarium mold is a genus of fungi most commonly found in soil or on plants. Most species of fusarium are harmless but some have the potential to cause skin irritation, allergies, and eye infections. Although fusarium is primarily found on plant life, it’s abundance in nature makes it a common form of mold growth in residences. …

laminate floor water damage san mateo ca

How to Tell if Your Laminate Floor Has Water Damage

Steve VanDenBerg Blog, water damage

Water damage can be incredibly destructive to any building material used in the San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA areas; however, some materials will fare better against excess moisture than others. One of them includes laminate flooring; if you simply wipe up a spill as soon as it occurs, there shouldn’t be a problem. But in the cases of …