Thursday, June 30, 2022

CSLB Quick Tips: Consumer Warning About Unlicensed Contracting in Disaster Areas


Unlicensed contractors often prey upon survivors of disasters. Watch these tips to help prevent yourself from getting scammed by someone who will take you money without doing the work or who will do poor quality work.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

ALLTEK RESTORATION - Offering a Full-Range of CONTRACTING SERVICES



We have knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial renovations as well as remodeling; our expertise in reconstruction and restoration strengthens our ability to surpass expectations and excel beyond industry standards in both renovations and remodel construction services for existing structures. This allows us to serve you with quality installations and excellent performance on all projects. Our experience and leadership will make sure your project flows smoothly from first submittal to final inspection. We are always happy to be a part of your project whatever type it may be. We are both full service general and electrical contractors providing all construction services offering you a single project solution from design to turnkey completion.


ALLTEK RESTORATION
1777 Vineyard Drive
AntiochCA 94509
 925-732-7208
info@ari247.com

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Why Alltek Restoration?



Choosing the right contractor is crucial for any project to be successful. We specialize in Emergency Services, Contents, Restoration, and Reconstruction. You can rest knowing that your project's interest is at the top of our concerns. Alltek is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality work and exceptional customer service while assuring you of a well executed plan to complete your project. You and everyone involved in your project will feel confident we are leading the way.

OUR ESTIMATES

Xactware® is recognized in the claims industry and used by many insurance providers. All of our restoration scopes and reconstruction estimates are generated using the Xactimate estimating software or Xactcontents for personal property. With our estimating staff's knowledge, combined with the power of Xactimate, our estimates indicate exact quantities and materials & labor. This is accompanied with a clear description of work to be performed and graphical reference providing you with a clear concise scope of work that Alltek will perform on your project.

PROPERTY RESTORATION | STRUCTURE RECONSTRUCTION

There are many aspects to your claim, that our trained and expert staff will guide you through the process. We provide you with a single claim solution from start to finish. Once you choose Alltek Restoration, Inc. you will have one point of contact for your entire claim. No call centers. You will never be a claim number. Alltek performs both residential and commercial restoration for insurance claim repairs for both small and large loss. For all properties we provide complete restoration services for the following loss categories: Fire Damage, Water Damage, Smoke Damage, Storm Damage, Vandalism, Vehicle and more.

 BOARD UP SERVICES 

Are very common requirements after storm or fire losses. The damages caused by the actual fire and tactics use to extinguish can leave your property with broken or blown out windows, burnt doors or broken doors, ventilation holes in roofs, and structural deficiencies all of which leaves the property open to accessible, in distress, and insecure. We will secure all loss related openings with temporary measures securing the property and temporary structural repairs to help prevent further damages.

Learn more at: https://alltekrestoration.net/services

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your needs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

House Fire Restoration Process: Preventing Future Issues


Dan and Ian head to 1342 Carroll St to check on the restoration process of the house after the neighboring house had caught on fire just a week ago. A fire—and the smoke that’s produced—impact certain parts of a house differently, and therefore each area may require a different method of sanitizing, restoring or rebuilding. You may not be able to see the extent of the fire damage because often it has occurred in areas that aren’t visible, such as behind walls and in the attic or it has affected the structural, electrical or plumbing systems. Even walls or surfaces that aren’t in the same room where the fire originated can be damaged. Surfaces with smoke damage and soot require special cleaning agents, as common household cleaning products can be ineffective or may even cause additional damage. If water damage occurs—from extinguishing the flames or if the sprinkler system goes off during the fire—then there is a potential for mold growth, which will also need to be addressed in addition to the fire and smoke damage. A trained fire restoration professional will be able to assess the degree of the fire damage and determine the areas and contents of a home that can be cleaned and restored and which ones need to be completely replaced. For this house, we used a local Baltimore fire restoration company: Restoration1 at www.restoration1.com We knew this job was outside of our expertise so we wanted to ensure it was done correctly the first time. Commonly used equipment: A significant part of fire cleanup focuses on purifying contaminated air and neutralizing odors caused by smoke. Most fire damage restoration services will use some of these pieces of equipment to help clean and sanitize the air and make a home safe to breathe in again. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum – A high-powered vacuum with filters that trap airborne particles like soot. It can be used on surfaces including ceilings, walls, and floors. Air scrubber – This machine helps eliminate odors and clean the air by using a filtration system to suck air in and filter it before releasing it back into the house. Negative air fan – Removes contaminated air that’s inside a home through ducts, creating negative air pressure (a vacuum effect). Ozone machine – Neutralizes odors and should only be used after a house is cleaned, emptied of all contents and vacated. The machine is typically used for a couple of days and the home must be ventilated for an additional 24 hours before reentry. No matter what you choose to use or do, we always recommend getting a professional to perform the task. For more tips and advice, get our free book (you just pay the small shipping cost). This book will provide you with advice from getting tenants to covering your property and assets.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Dryer Filter!


                              Seriously, clean your clothes dryer's lint screen after every load.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Modern US Fire Problem


Since America Burning was published in 1973, the United States has made incredible progress in lowering the number of fires, fire deaths, and fire injuries through the use of technologies like smoke alarms and implementing up-to-date codes and standards. But more progress is needed to eliminate the modern day fire problem in the US, which is characterized by trends like faster-burning furniture and massive wildfires. A new report from NFPA offers insights into what that problem looks like and how we can address it.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Alltek Restoration Provides 24/7 Emergency Services


Emergency Services

We are here to help when you need it. Providing first response to your needs 24/7. Our team will be dispatched to your loss, will assess the damages, explain the course of action required and with your approval start immediately preventing further loss and damages.

The post-loss condition of a structure or dwelling can vary and is specific to each type of loss and the severity of the damage that has occurred. Determining the cause of the loss and the affected area is the first step and often most important. How and what steps are taken can have a significant impact on further damages and what is necessary to prevent or limit further damages to a structure. Alltek Restoration, Inc. provides all emergency or temporary services which your property may require.

Board Up Services

Are very common requirements after storm or fire losses. The damages caused by the actual fire and tactics use to extinguish can leave your property with broken or blown out windows, burnt doors or broken doors, ventilation holes in roofs, and structural deficiencies all of which leaves the property open to access, in distress, and insecure. We will secure all loss related openings with temporary measures securing the property and temporary structural repairs to help prevent further damages.

Temporary Weather Proofing

Your property may require temporary weatherproofing as a result of a loss. Both storm and fire damages can leave your property exposed or vulnerable to weather elements which will cause further damage to your property. Preventing additional damages is key as secondary damages can exceed the preliminary damages.

Content Services

Depending on the type of loss and severity will determine what needs to be done.

Services can include the following: manipulation, both salvageable and non-salvageable / total loss inventory, packing for on or off-site storage, cleaning and restoration, and pack back after repairs.


Mitigation Services

Includes initial loss assessment, determination of cause and source, water category/classification, moisture mapping, and determining the affected areas that require structural drying. Removal of both salvageable and non-salvageable building components, and the placement of required drying equipment as well as monitoring the drying progress until completed. After the drying process, repairs may proceed.

Temporary Utility Services

After a loss, a structure's utilities can be interrupted or shut off until safe operation and use can be confirmed. All utilities are subject to interruption which can make your home uninhabitable or unsafe. After a fire, if the electrical system is damaged emergency personnel will have the utility provider interrupt service to prevent the risk of injury and further structure damages. We can provide emergency repair or provide temporary utilities that are required so repairs may begin.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Got Water Damage? Hire The Services Of A Professional And Reputed Fire And Water Restoration Company


If you have come in here to read this article, you are probably looking for a fire and water damage restoration company that will do a professional restoration job in your house or commercial property. This article will give you a few tips about picking the right Fire and water restoration company.

  • It is preferable that you only call for fire and water damage restoration companies that have a solid reputation in the field. Stay away from one man teams or free lancers who will promise you a great job only to give you a run around with poor results.
  • Look for a company that will offer 24/7 services. Damage restoration is essentially an emergency service and a company that offers that service should ideally have service availability around the clock.
  • Ask if the company has the latest equipment. Some small companies will often be short handed when it comes to quality equipment. A professional water damage repair company should ideally have state of the art commercial grade equipment such as dehumidifiers, blowers, truck mounted water extraction units, portable extraction units and other tools such as moisture gauges and humidity meters and emergency generators. If the water damage is significant, a good company will use a lot of equipment to bring about the best results in the fastest way possible. Hiring a small company that will have very limited equipment will mean longer water damage restoration times which will in turn greatly increase the related losses. When it comes to the effectiveness of a water damage repair company, their responsiveness and speed should be of utmost concern to you as it can save you a significant sum of money.
  • Help with the insurance process - Fire and water damage restoration companies are not just important to fix up your house. They in fact play a very important role in your damage situation by helping you with the insurance process. Insurance, as you might already know, can be a very daunting process when approached on your own. You might not know how to fill out the forms correctly or you might ask for too little when you file a form. A good fire and water restoration company will appoint an insurance specialist or insurance consultant to your case. This person will then work with the insurance adjustor appointed by the insurance company. With the insurance consultant on your side, you can relax and be assured that a professional is helping you.

Guarantee on the insurance claim - There could be a situation where you might commission water damage restoration work before being approved by the insurance company. It can be a rude shock to receive a check for an amount that does not cover all the expenses of the restoration work. A professional water damage restoration will help you avoid that pickle of a situation by putting out an estimate that will be accepted by the insurance company. Also, they will guarantee their repair estimates in such a way that they will not charge you personally if the insurance company's check does not cover all of the expenses then the fire and water restoration contractor agrees to waive the additional expenses.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE (CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24)

The California Building Standards Code is a compilation of three types of building standards from three different origins:

Building standards that have been adopted by state agencies without change from building standards contained in national model codes;

Building standards that have been adopted and adapted from national model codes to address California’s ever-changing conditions; and

Building standards, authorized by the California legislature, that constitute amendments not covered by national model codes, that have been created and adopted to address particular California concerns.

All occupancies in California are subject to national model codes adopted into Title 24, and occupancies are further subject to amendments adopted by state agencies and ordinances implemented by local jurisdictions’ governing bodies.  

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022

Why You Should Hire Professional Fire and Water Restoration Services


A fire can have a devastating effect on a family, causing several losses. We sincerely hope that the fire you might have experienced in your house did not have any casualties and it was only property that was damaged. Though even property loss can be pretty frustrating and disheartening, you should know that most fire damaged houses can be restored to their old self. Your best bet to tackle damage caused by fire and water would be to hire the services of a professional fire and water restoration company. A professional fire and water restoration contractor will have the know how that will help them assess the damage to your property and take the most appropriate steps necessary to restore it.

Unless the damage was very minimal, it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a professional fire and water restoration contractor for the following reasons.

Damage caused by fire can be made much worse by home owners who attempt to restore the damaged area without the proper knowledge. Your insurance company will also recommend that you choose a fire and water restoration contractor to carry out the repairs and no do it yourself.

The cost of services of a professional restoration company might be steep at first glance but you have to understand that they will have the best knowledge to save you money with the whole restoration process. Fixing things up on your own might seem much more economical although you will quickly blow your budget as you discover more and more problems that you have to deal with. Even if it means forking over a decent sum of money, it is highly recommended that you hire the services of an expert fire and water restoration company to carry out your restoration.

If water was used to put out the fire, you will have to be worried about water damage in addition to the damage caused by the fire. Fire and water restoration contractors deal with both types of damage on an everyday basis and will quickly begin work to minimize and restore properties affected by both types of damage.

Restoration companies will advice you on what is salvageable and what can be restored. If you didn't consult with experts, you could be throwing away furniture and furnishings that can be easily restored at a fraction of the cost that it would take to replace them.

The odors from a fire can easily penetrate the structure of the house and only a professional fire and water Restoration contractor will be able to use deodorizers and ozone to completely remove the odor of fire and smoke from a property.

Last but not the least, a professional restoration company will allow you to carry on with your life without having to leave your job or business unattended which is exactly what you would have to do if you were trying to restore your house on your own.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Fire Insurance and Additional Perils Policy - A Mandatory Safety Measure for Your Business

Insurance is required to protect your business properties which might fall prey to extensive damages for a number of calamities. Such calamities which can damage your property include typhoon, landslides, fire, riot or lighting. Many insurance companies offer cover for your property against all these dangers so that you do not have to worry about the outcomes of unforeseen circumstances. A typical fire insurance policy protects your business and provides financial assistance so that you can recover the losses and start your business once again. This plan considers all properties that can be damaged by fire or other natural calamities. Additional reimbursement is provided for earthquake and terrorism related harms. There are several options for including stocks which consists of floater policy, policy related to declaration and both floater and declaration policy.

The fire insurance policy usually protects your assets against fire, implosion, explosion, lightning, strike, riot, aircraft damage, storms like cyclone, typhoon, hurricane and tornado, inundation and flood, landslides, damage due to bursting of pipes, water tanks and other apparatus, operations involving missile testing, leakage resulting from sprinkler installation and bush fire. With a small amount of extra premium you can avail any of the added facilities likes payment of architect, surveyor and consulting engineers, removal of debris, deteriorated cold storage stocks, forest fire, damages caused by the insurer's roads or rails, earthquake including shock and fire, contamination and leakage.

Fire insurance policy does not cover certain aspects of damages such as fire caused by spontaneous combustion, natural heating or fermentation, burning by public authority, implosion or explosion in one's own property causing bursting of boilers and other machines producing steam, cessation of services dues to riots or strikes, theft or burglary, normal cracking due to land, river or sea erosion, defects in design or building materials, loss caused by war or pollution or any other hazard that is not mentioned in the insurance policy or damage of the same apparatus which is the cause of fire or any other losses as a consequence of the initial damage. Fire insurance policy is usually valid for a span of one year. Policies can be subjected to an extension and attractive discounts are available on the premium for extending the fire insurance policy. Such a policy is very useful for the safeguard of your business assets against natural hazards.

The fact is that any fire accident is unexpected, but can have devastating impact not only on your business or home, but also on your life. And, having fire insurance can help you take a step closer to a safer future.

For more information visit: Fire Insurance and Industrial all Risk Policy.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Alltek Restoration's Commitment and Dedication to Client's Satisfaction is Second to None



You can expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness and courtesy from our team. Our commitment and dedication to our client's satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Choosing the right contractor is crucial for any project to be successful. We specialize in Emergency Services, Contents, Restoration, and Reconstruction. You can rest knowing that your project's interest is at the top of our concerns. Alltek is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality work and exceptional customer service, while assuring you of a well executed plan to complete your project. You and everyone involved in your project will feel confident we are leading the way.

OUR ESTIMATES

Xactware® is recognized in the claims industry and used by many insurance providers. All of our restoration scopes and reconstruction estimates are generated using the Xactimate estimating software or Xactcontents for personal property.

With our estimating staff’s knowledge, combined with the power of Xactimate, our estimates indicate exact quantities and materials & labor. This is accompanied with a clear description of work to be performed and graphical reference providing you with a clear concise scope of work that Alltek will perform on your project.

PROPERTY RESTORATION | STRUCTURE RECONSTRUCTION

There are many aspects to your claim, that our trained and expert staff will guide you through the process. We provide you with a single claim solution from start to finish. Once you choose Alltek Restoration, Inc. you will have one point of contact for your entire claim. No call centers. You will never be a claim number.

Alltek performs both residential and commercial restoration for insurance claim repairs for both small and large loss. For all properties we provide complete restoration services for the following loss categories:

Fire Damage, Water Damage, Smoke Damage, Storm Damage, Vandalism, Vehicle and more.

BOARD UP SERVICES

Are very common requirements after storm or fire loss. The damages caused by the actual fire and tactics use to extinguish can leave your property with broken or blown out windows, burnt doors or broken doors, ventilation holes in roofs, and structural deficiencies all of which leaves the property open to accessible, in distress, and insecure. We will secure all loss related openings with temporary measures securing the property and temporary structural repairs to help prevent further damages.

Contact our office in Antioch, CA, at 925-732-7208 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor


                                                         10 Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

How to Build a Treehouse | This Old House


Kevin O’Connor begins a labor of love at the Belmont Victorian: a tree house for the kids.

Monday, May 9, 2022

This Old House | A House for the Next Generation


A homeowner inherits her childhood home but wants to accommodate their children and in-laws. Mike Rowe visits to discuss the need for a new generation of skilled tradespeople.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Safety Tips for Electrical Outlets/Receptacles


Volts, amps, watts—what does it all mean? Electricity can be confusing! Learn the differences between these three electricity units, and how they relate to keeping electrical outlets in your home safe, in this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®. You'll learn about hazards such as overloading electrical outlets, or receptacles, and when to replace outlets.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Home Improvement - Best Left to Professionals

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Many people have been there. A household project or chore has gotten way out of hand as we tried to save some money and did the project without professional assistance. Professional work, of course, is almost always going to leave the project looking much better than any amateur or homeowner could leave it.

So why do we still do our home improvement projects ourselves? Professional help with complicated and complex projects often save us time and money, so it is a mystery why more homeowners do not take advantage of their services. With their training and expertise in their respective fields, contractors will be able to provide excellent workmanship, and in some cases assist the homeowner with the planning of the project. Home improvement does not have to be a negative, frustrating experience. Hiring a contractor will be a huge stress reducer to homeowners overwhelmed by the projects.

When remodeling, contractors come in extra handy. With so many projects, homeowners may begin to feel the burden of the entire remodel on their shoulders. Finding help with the more complicated and difficult home improvement projects allows homeowners to focus their own attention on smaller, more manageable projects that may not require the assistance of professionals. This will ensure that things move forward and are done in an efficient and effective manner. Being able to walk away from a project with little stress is a rewarding experience. Satisfaction with a job well-done will always make these projects and remodels positive experiences that the homeowner truly enjoys.


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Friday, April 29, 2022

Alltek Restoration Repair Services

 


You can only expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness, and courtesy. Our team believes in our commitment and dedication to each client’s satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer-oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

https://alltekrestoration.net/

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Important Tips to Consider Prior to Any Renovation


It's a well-known fact that any kind of home renovation can greatly appreciate the value of your property. But initiating a renovation can often be a tricky task. Even if you do start it, it can prove to be full of hassles and obstacles if you do not plan it well. The best case scenario in such a case will be to plan well beforehand about what kind of an improvement you want in your house and then hire a professional who can do the job effectively. There's no point in stopping midway through a renovation and start the process altogether. It will cost you an unnecessary load of money and energy which obviously wouldn't be profitable for anyone.

Here are some of the things that you should take into consideration

• Cost: One of the most important aspects to consider before undertaking tasks of such magnitude will be the cost. Many people due to inadequate planning tend to overspend on their budget allocated. Decide what you want to do and then finalize the amount of money you are willing to spend. This will help a lot in keeping the total cost in check and avoid any overspending.

• Focus: There is a difference between renovating and remodeling. You should decide which part of your house you want to improve and which ones completely replace. Like, for instance, if you are renovating your bathroom, you need to decide whether you want to completely replace everything like sinks and showers. If those are working in optimum condition, any replacement will be unnecessary.

• Designing: Probably the most vital ad also difficult task will be to choose a particular design for your house. The internet is an extremely helpful platform that you can browse through prior to deciding on one. You will find hundreds and thousands of designs online from which you can select one and base your home renovation on it.

• Assistance: If you are not equipped to perform an excavation yourself, it's best to hire a professional. It has become a norm nowadays to seek the assistance of experts who possess all the relevant knowledge about the modern trends of remodeling. It will save you a lot of time and energy in return for a little price.

• Time: When a house undergoes renovation, it becomes very difficult for people to live in it until the work is finished completely. So, whoever you are hiring, ask for a deadline for the work to be finished within time.

If you follow these bits of advice and hire a dedicated expert, you will have no problems in renovating your house quite smoothly.

This article is written by Dylan Flint, who recently acquired the services of some of the best architects in New Zealand and was pleasantly surprised that their service are free of charge.
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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Insurance Check Up: Homeowners & Wildfires


In an interview with News Talk 1590 KVTA AM, Triple-I's Director of Strategic Communications, Janet Ruiz recommends that homeowners who live in wildfire prone areas check their homeowners policy and conduct a home inventory in preparation for wildfire season.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Fire Safety - Top 10 tips to keep you safe at home


These ten top tips are common sense - but will act as a reminder of how to avoid a fire in your home

Friday, April 15, 2022

Water Damage: Test Your Water IQ


What can damage your home in many ways. Do you know what is covered and what isn't? This video explains the different types of coverage from burst pipes to torrential floods. Spokespersons: Jeanne M. Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute; Ed Connor, National Flood Insurance Program.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Understanding the Dangers of Home Fires | Ask This Old House


Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor visits Underwriters Laboratories outside of Chicago to see first hand how dangerous fires can be.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

What You Didn't Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Most people are familiar with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, from a car's exhaust, gas appliances, or other source. But did you know that medical research suggests CO is also dangerous when you are exposed to low levels over long periods of time? In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we explore the lesser-known impacts of carbon monoxide—specifically, how low-level and long-term exposure affects health—as well as why some current CO detectors and alarms don't sound from low levels of CO.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

3 Insurance Rules After Disaster Hits Your Home


I. Avoiding Insurance Disaster.

It seems like whenever catastrophe strikes, insurance problems rear their ugly head. It might be your home isn't sufficiently covered to pay for repairing the damage. Or, you might be the victim of unfair adjusting practices, such as a carrier that would rather fight than pay its fair share.

In a disaster such as fire, flood or earthquake, you might not even know who your insurance company is, since your policies and other important documents may well be cold ash or soggy trash.

If you suffer a disaster and have to make a claim on your insurance, keep these three principles in mind:

II. Get a Copy of Your Policy and read It.

Insurance always begins with a written contract. So, the first thing that needs to be done when getting ready to make a claim is to get a copy of every policy that might possibly provide coverage for your damaged property and read them all from front to back.

If you don't have the policy forms because they were lost, destroyed or are otherwise unavailable, you'll have to get policy reconstructions from the insurance company. Requests can be made to your agent or directly to the insurance company's policy services department. If you don't remember who your insurance company is, you'll need to do a little detective work. Start with your checking account. A review of your banking records may well lead you to every insurer that might provide coverage for the damaged property.

III. Check your coverages.

Your insurance policy provides coverage for certain types of loss and excludes coverage for others. That's why it's important to get a copy of the contract right at the beginning.

One issue that frequently arises following a catastrophic loss is the damaged property was not adequately insured in the first place. Where an agent or broker provided you with professional advice on the appropriate coverage or bound coverage based upon their own professional expertise, there may be a claim for professional negligence where the property isn't properly protected.

IV. Watch out for Time Limits

Property insurance contracts generally have their own time limits, called "statute of limitations," built in, and the period in which to file suit to enforce the contract is generally less than the period that applies to a plain vanilla written contract.

When in doubt, consult a legal professional about what time limits will apply to your claim. Be proactive. Once you have a loss, there is a clock ticking somewhere that might limit your ability to recover policy benefits.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

List of Things a Family Needs After a House Fire : Home Safety


If tragedy has struck and you've experienced a house fire, you should always be prepared for what happens next. Make a list of things a family needs after a house fire with help from a certified firefighter in this free video clip.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Dryer Fire Prevention: Get the Lint Out


That lint building up in your dryer could cause big problems if you don’t clean it out from time to time. And by big problems, we mean a house fire.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

How to Prevent Water Damage From Household Fixtures - This Old House


This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows ways to detect and stop common plumbing leaks.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Got Water Damage? Hire The Services Of A Professional And Reputed Fire And Water Restoration Company


If you have come in here to read this article, you are probably looking for a fire and water damage restoration company that will do a professional restoration job in your house or commercial property. This article will give you a few tips about picking the right Fire and water restoration company.

  • It is preferable that you only call for fire and water damage restoration companies that have a solid reputation in the field. Stay away from one man teams or free lancers who will promise you a great job only to give you a run around with poor results.
  • Look for a company that will offer 24/7 services. Damage restoration is essentially an emergency service and a company that offers that service should ideally have service availability around the clock.
  • Ask if the company has the latest equipment. Some small companies will often be short handed when it comes to quality equipment. A professional water damage repair company should ideally have state of the art commercial grade equipment such as dehumidifiers, blowers, truck mounted water extraction units, portable extraction units and other tools such as moisture gauges and humidity meters and emergency generators. If the water damage is significant, a good company will use a lot of equipment to bring about the best results in the fastest way possible. Hiring a small company that will have very limited equipment will mean longer water damage restoration times which will in turn greatly increase the related losses. When it comes to the effectiveness of a water damage repair company, their responsiveness and speed should be of utmost concern to you as it can save you a significant sum of money.
  • Help with the insurance process - Fire and water damage restoration companies are not just important to fix up your house. They in fact play a very important role in your damage situation by helping you with the insurance process. Insurance, as you might already know, can be a very daunting process when approached on your own. You might not know how to fill out the forms correctly or you might ask for too little when you file a form. A good fire and water restoration company will appoint an insurance specialist or insurance consultant to your case. This person will then work with the insurance adjustor appointed by the insurance company. With the insurance consultant on your side, you can relax and be assured that a professional is helping you.

Guarantee on the insurance claim - There could be a situation where you might commission water damage restoration work before being approved by the insurance company. It can be a rude shock to receive a check for an amount that does not cover all the expenses of the restoration work. A professional water damage restoration will help you avoid that pickle of a situation by putting out an estimate that will be accepted by the insurance company. Also, they will guarantee their repair estimates in such a way that they will not charge you personally if the insurance company's check does not cover all of the expenses then the fire and water restoration contractor agrees to waive the additional expenses.


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Friday, March 18, 2022

Diamond Certified Resource Commercial – Home Improvement


When you use Diamond Certified Resource you can find local companies rated highest in quality and helpful expertise. Performance guaranteed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Burn Prevention: What to Do If There is a Fire


          Learn more about how families should practice and prepare for a fire emergency in the home.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Alltek Restoration's Commitment and Dedication to Client's Satisfaction is Second to None



You can expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness and courtesy from our team. Our commitment and dedication to our client's satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Choosing the right contractor is crucial for any project to be successful. We specialize in Emergency Services, Contents, Restoration, and Reconstruction. You can rest knowing that your project's interest is at the top of our concerns. Alltek is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality work and exceptional customer service, while assuring you of a well executed plan to complete your project. You and everyone involved in your project will feel confident we are leading the way.

OUR ESTIMATES

Xactware® is recognized in the claims industry and used by many insurance providers. All of our restoration scopes and reconstruction estimates are generated using the Xactimate estimating software or Xactcontents for personal property.

With our estimating staff’s knowledge, combined with the power of Xactimate, our estimates indicate exact quantities and materials & labor. This is accompanied with a clear description of work to be performed and graphical reference providing you with a clear concise scope of work that Alltek will perform on your project.

PROPERTY RESTORATION | STRUCTURE RECONSTRUCTION

There are many aspects to your claim, that our trained and expert staff will guide you through the process. We provide you with a single claim solution from start to finish. Once you choose Alltek Restoration, Inc. you will have one point of contact for your entire claim. No call centers. You will never be a claim number.

Alltek performs both residential and commercial restoration for insurance claim repairs for both small and large loss. For all properties we provide complete restoration services for the following loss categories:

Fire Damage, Water Damage, Smoke Damage, Storm Damage, Vandalism, Vehicle and more.

BOARD UP SERVICES

Are very common requirements after storm or fire loss. The damages caused by the actual fire and tactics use to extinguish can leave your property with broken or blown out windows, burnt doors or broken doors, ventilation holes in roofs, and structural deficiencies all of which leaves the property open to accessible, in distress, and insecure. We will secure all loss related openings with temporary measures securing the property and temporary structural repairs to help prevent further damages.

Contact our office in Antioch, CA, at 925-732-7208 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Why You Should Hire Professional Fire and Water Restoration Services


A fire can have a devastating effect on a family, causing several losses. We sincerely hope that the fire you might have experienced in your house did not have any casualties and it was only property that was damaged. Though even property loss can be pretty frustrating and disheartening, you should know that most fire damaged houses can be restored to their old self. Your best bet to tackle damage caused by fire and water would be to hire the services of a professional fire and water restoration company. A professional fire and water restoration contractor will have the know how that will help them assess the damage to your property and take the most appropriate steps necessary to restore it.

Unless the damage was very minimal, it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a professional fire and water restoration contractor for the following reasons.

Damage caused by fire can be made much worse by home owners who attempt to restore the damaged area without the proper knowledge. Your insurance company will also recommend that you choose a fire and water restoration contractor to carry out the repairs and no do it yourself.

The cost of services of a professional restoration company might be steep at first glance but you have to understand that they will have the best knowledge to save you money with the whole restoration process. Fixing things up on your own might seem much more economical although you will quickly blow your budget as you discover more and more problems that you have to deal with. Even if it means forking over a decent sum of money, it is highly recommended that you hire the services of an expert fire and water restoration company to carry out your restoration.

If water was used to put out the fire, you will have to be worried about water damage in addition to the damage caused by the fire. Fire and water restoration contractors deal with both types of damage on an everyday basis and will quickly begin work to minimize and restore properties affected by both types of damage.

Restoration companies will advice you on what is salvageable and what can be restored. If you didn't consult with experts, you could be throwing away furniture and furnishings that can be easily restored at a fraction of the cost that it would take to replace them.

The odors from a fire can easily penetrate the structure of the house and only a professional fire and water Restoration contractor will be able to use deodorizers and ozone to completely remove the odor of fire and smoke from a property.

Last but not the least, a professional restoration company will allow you to carry on with your life without having to leave your job or business unattended which is exactly what you would have to do if you were trying to restore your house on your own.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Check Homeowners Policy - Prepare for Wildfire Season


In an interview with News Talk 1590 KVTA AM, Triple-I's Director of Strategic Communications, Janet Ruiz recommends that homeowners who live in wildfire prone areas check their homeowners policy and conduct a home inventory in preparation for wildfire season.

Monday, February 28, 2022

The Modern US Fire Problem


Since America Burning was published in 1973, the United States has made incredible progress in lowering the number of fires, fire deaths, and fire injuries through the use of technologies like smoke alarms and implementing up-to-date codes and standards. But more progress is needed to eliminate the modern day fire problem in the US, which is characterized by trends like faster-burning furniture and massive wildfires. A new report from NFPA offers insights into what that problem looks like and how we can address it.

Friday, February 25, 2022

ALLTEK Restoration Services


We are here to help when you need it. Our team will be dispatched to your loss, will assess the damages, explain the course of action required and with your approval start immediately preventing further loss and damages.

Post loss condition of a structure or dwelling can vary and is specific to each type of loss and the severity of the damage that has occurred. Determining the cause of the loss and the affected area is the first step and often most important. How and what steps are taken can have major impact on further damages and what is necessary to prevent or limit further damages to a structure. Alltek Restoration, Inc. provides all emergency or temporary services which your property may require.

Learn more at: https://alltekrestoration.net/services

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your needs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Most home fires result from five general causes

It may be hard to believe, but NFPA's latest report on Home Structure Fires shows that during the years 2014-2018, five general fire causes accounted for 86% of reported home fires, 95% of home fire deaths, and 83% of home fire injuries.

Cooking was, by far, the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, and was the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Because cooking is such a routine part of our lives, it’s easy to forget the high temperatures and dangers involved.

Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and the third leading cause of home fire deaths. Creosote build-up in chimneys was the most common cause of these fires, while fires involving fixed and portable space heaters caused most of the heating fire deaths.

Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was the third leading cause of home fires and the fourth leading cause of home fire deaths. Conditions that make these fires possible can occur long before a fire presents – largely as a result of wiring being installed or repaired incorrectly, or when receptacles, power strips or cords are overloaded, etc.

Intentional fire-setting was the fourth leading cause of home fires and the fifth highest reason for home fire deaths. According to death certificate data from all intentional fire deaths (not just home fires), nearly two-thirds of intentional fire deaths were suicides.

Although smoking materials ranked fifth in terms of home fires, they caused the most amount of home fire deaths during this time period. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 17 percent of adults smoked combustible tobacco products in 2017.

Learn more: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Blogs-Landing-Page/NFPA-Today/Blog-Posts/2020/12/17/Most-home-fires-result-from-five-general-causes

By: NFPA TODAY - DECEMBER 17, 2020

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Alltek Restoration Provides 24/7 Emergency Services


Emergency Services

We are here to help when you need it. Providing first response to your needs 24/7. Our team will be dispatched to your loss, will assess the damages, explain the course of action required and with your approval start immediately preventing further loss and damages.

The post-loss condition of a structure or dwelling can vary and is specific to each type of loss and the severity of the damage that has occurred. Determining the cause of the loss and the affected area is the first step and often most important. How and what steps are taken can have a significant impact on further damages and what is necessary to prevent or limit further damages to a structure. Alltek Restoration, Inc. provides all emergency or temporary services which your property may require.

Board Up Services

Are very common requirements after storm or fire losses. The damages caused by the actual fire and tactics use to extinguish can leave your property with broken or blown out windows, burnt doors or broken doors, ventilation holes in roofs, and structural deficiencies all of which leaves the property open to access, in distress, and insecure. We will secure all loss related openings with temporary measures securing the property and temporary structural repairs to help prevent further damages.

Temporary Weather Proofing

Your property may require temporary weatherproofing as a result of a loss. Both storm and fire damages can leave your property exposed or vulnerable to weather elements which will cause further damage to your property. Preventing additional damages is key as secondary damages can exceed the preliminary damages.

Content Services

Depending on the type of loss and severity will determine what needs to be done.

Services can include the following: manipulation, both salvageable and non-salvageable / total loss inventory, packing for on or off-site storage, cleaning and restoration, and pack back after repairs.


Mitigation Services

Includes initial loss assessment, determination of cause and source, water category/classification, moisture mapping, and determining the affected areas that require structural drying. Removal of both salvageable and non-salvageable building components, and the placement of required drying equipment as well as monitoring the drying progress until completed. After the drying process, repairs may proceed.

Temporary Utility Services

After a loss, a structure's utilities can be interrupted or shut off until safe operation and use can be confirmed. All utilities are subject to interruption which can make your home uninhabitable or unsafe. After a fire, if the electrical system is damaged emergency personnel will have the utility provider interrupt service to prevent the risk of injury and further structure damages. We can provide emergency repair or provide temporary utilities that are required so repairs may begin.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Disaster Preparedness Tips


Follow these simple steps to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property in case of an emergency.

Friday, February 11, 2022

CSLB Quick Tips: Consumer Warning About Unlicensed Contracting in Disaster Areas


Unlicensed contractors often prey upon survivors of disasters. Watch these tips to help prevent yourself from getting scammed by someone who will take you money without doing the work or who will do poor quality work.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Contractor


Next to buying and selling your home, choosing a general contractor is just as important! Watch as Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Dream Team member and licensed contractor expert Jared Dostie walks us through the most important questions to ask a prospective contractor.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Restoring your home after a natural disaster


What you need to know to rebuild. This video covers potential hazards that could arise after a disaster such as lead, mold, asbestos, CO2, and other hazards and how to address them as you rebuild. It will discuss tips to hire contractors that are licensed and capable of addressing the scope of the work and will highlight things to keep in mind during construction. This video recaps and adds to the first two videos.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Top 3 Reasons to Get Help From Restoration Companies


Almost everywhere in America has some kind of natural disaster to deal with. Blizzards, occasional tornadoes, flooding and other bad weather events are inevitable depending on which region you are living in. Restoration companies can help if your home is damaged by these natural disasters. Fires, flood and even vandalism are also top causes of damage to private homes and commercial properties. Whether you need your own house fixed, or are a landlord who needs repair of a rental property, calling in professional services just makes good sense.

Top 3 Reasons to Get Help from Restoration Companies

While you could call a general contractor or builder after your property is damaged, hiring restoration companies is often the better option. There are lots of reasons to bring in the professionals who specialize in restoration after damage happens, but here are the top three reasons why you should always trust the experts:

1. Fixing damage can require both demolition and repairs. It is very different to rebuild after a disaster than to simply build from scratch or even to remodel. Fires, floods, and other natural disasters that cause damage can affect the foundation and stability of the building in unexpected ways. Problems can develop when things are destroyed by nature, rather than by an ordered demolition. Companies that specialize in restoration understand how to deal with the process of dealing with a destroyed home or property and fixing it to be as good as new. In many cases, your home or property will be even better than before after the rehab is done.

2. Damaged properties can have special hazards. When a property is destroyed or severely damaged, there may be many problems. Health risks can include exposure to asbestos if your building is older. The special hazards associated with rehabilitating and repairing a damaged building are not issues that every builder or contractor has the capacity to deal with. You want to make sure you trust a company that knows how to handle the issues that are unique to doing the repair work after a disaster.

3. Restoration companies are used to damaged spaces. You may want to rebuild your home or property exactly the way it was before the damage occurred, especially if you have an older home or a historic home. In other cases, you may want to go in a new direction and create something beautiful out of the damage that was done. Regardless of which option you choose, you need to work with professionals who can see the potential even in a damaged space. Professionals that specialize in restoration will be able to look around and help you to formulate a plan to get your space back the way you or your tenants prefer it to look.

These are three of many reasons why choosing to hire restoration companies is often the best choice. If your home or property has been damaged or destroyed, you need to rebuild as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life. Call in the professionals today to get your project underway.


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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Rebuilding After a Disaster


Rebuilding after a disaster has damaged or destroyed your home can be very challenging. Here are some tips from CSLB to help you through the process.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Alltek Restoration Services In An Emergency

 


You can only expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness, and courtesy. Our team believes in our commitment and dedication to each client’s satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer-oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

https://alltekrestoration.net/

Friday, January 21, 2022

Alltek's Restoration Services


 You can only expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness, and courtesy. Our team believes in our commitment and dedication to each client’s satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer-oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

https://alltekrestoration.net/

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Alltek Restoration Repair Services

 


You can only expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness, and courtesy. Our team believes in our commitment and dedication to each client’s satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification

Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer-oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.

https://alltekrestoration.net/

Saturday, January 15, 2022

About Alltek Restoration

 


You can only expect a professional staff when working with Alltek Restoration, Inc. We value and expect quality, efficiency, punctuality, cleanliness, and courtesy. Our team believes in our commitment and dedication to each client’s satisfaction is second to none.

  • Quality work, Integrity, and Commitment
  • Prompt completion and timeline.
  • Detailed estimates upon invitation to bid.
  • Explanation of contract and specification
Alltek has established successful working relationships with qualified and competent professionals, and subcontractors who share our customer-oriented philosophy.

Our Guarantee: We warranty all work that is done with your project whether we ourselves do the work or our subcontractors do the work.

Contact our office in Pittsburg, CA, at 925-732-7200 to speak with one of our construction designers about your upcoming project.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Water Damage Information


What can damage your home in many ways. Do you know what is covered and what isn't? This video explains the different types of coverage from burst pipes to torrential floods. Spokespersons: Jeanne M. Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute; Ed Connor, National Flood Insurance Program.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

How to Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors


Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, wires an old house with new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.