Structure and Storm
Coastal Restoration worked with many residents to restore their homes after the 2006 and 2007 storms. Experience you can count on when storms or accidents befall your property.
When a severe storm hits, the exterior of your home sustains the most damage. High winds, heavy rain and flying debris are common causes of exterior damage. If your home has been hit by hail, you may notice discolored spots, dents, chips or cracks in your paint or siding.
If your home has been hit by high winds, cracked or broken windows and damaged window casings are the most common signs of damage. Remember, a broken, shattered or missing window is dangerous. Watch out for shards of glass and make sure you board up any shattered windows until they can be repaired.
Roofs, including asphalt, shake (wood), metal, tile and slate, damage can include broken or cracked shingles, missing shingles, torn or split seams, and missing sections of the roof. If a tree limb or other debris has fallen onto your roof during the storm, you may have structural damage, and will want to exercise extreme caution.
The Storm of the Century 2007
"After a night of triple-digit wind speeds and driving rain, Oregon coast residents woke this morning to survey damage from 24 hours of violent storms.
Roofs were ripped off a number of homes. The American Red Cross set up feeding stations and shelters for displaced residents."
The Storm of the Decade 2006
"Extensive tree damage was reported, some of which fell on houses or on power lines. More than 350,000 customers lost power at the peak of the storm. Shelters were opened in the coastal regions as a result of the storm damage."
The Great Coastal Gale 2007
National Storm Damage Center
Water & Mold
Coastal Restoration is here to help you and has experience with local weather and flooding situations. They will restore your home or business to back to pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage.
Coastal Restoration uses IICRC S500 standards for water damage restoration.
Water damage services include the inspection of the affected areas with water sensing equipment such as probes and other infrared tools in order to determine the source of the damage and possible extent of area affected.
Restoration services dry the structure, sanitize any affected or cross contaminated areas, and deodorize all affected areas and materials. After a period of three to four days after the labor is completed, a reevaluation of the residence is taken to monitor the drying process.
Home and business owner contents may also require treatment due to the effects of water damage. This may include, but is not limited to, sterilization, sanitization, deodorization, drying, and storing of contents. Other contents may simply be unsalvageable or the cost of having it salvaged would exceed its current value. In these cases, the contents would be discarded.
As a professional water damage restoration service Coastal Restoration documents the items that were affected by the water damage and refer to industry standard pricing guides in order to determine the proper value of the home or business owners lost and their service.
Water Damage Common Sources:
- Washing machine and dishwasher overflow
- Washing machine and dishwasher broken hoses
- Broken pipes
- Leaking roof
- Clogged toilet
- Foundations cracks
Molds are fungi that grow in different shapes, sizes and colors. In nature molds break down dead and decaying material. In indoor environments, molds can cause structural damage because they consume and destroy the material they settle upon.
Molds need moisture to grow. Some household situations that lead to mold growth include:
- Clogged gutters and downspouts
- Leaky plumbing
- Leaky roofs
- Using hot water without venting the steam to outdoor air.
Also, when indoor air is warmer than outdoor air, moisture can collect on cold surfaces like singlepane windows, uninsulated walls, pipes and roofs. www.public.health.oregon.gov
In large amounts mold spores can be a health hazard to humans. Mold can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Some molds produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. "Toxic mold" refers to molds which produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and death. Prolonged exposure can be particularly harmful.
Insurance Mitigation Available.
Fire & Smoke
Coastal Restoration Professional Fire Restoration Service is:
- Affiliated with, trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)
- Current safety and health certifications
- Experienced in restoration projects
- Proper licenses and insurance information
Why hiring a professional is important:
The process of fire restoration can be very involved. Homeowners and business owners can often times be devastated by the damage caused by this kind of event. One aspect that gives peace of mind involves knowing when the right professional has been hired.
If immediate clean up is not done, it can lead to devastating effects. Within minutes of fire and smoke damage, appliances and many items will discolor to a yellow hue. After a few hours, acid will stain bathrooms and many other areas of the home or business. Within days, walls will discolor permanently and items will begin to rust due to the acid residue. Finally, after weeks the cost of clean-up will become substantially more expensive.
The building and furnishings can be permanently damaged by the acid left behind. Soot residue will be layered throughout the home or business. For these reasons, it is vital to contact a professional associated with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to utilize fire restoration techniques in an effort to return the home or business to a pre-loss state.
Residue and smoky odors need to be removed immediately.
Coastal Restoration uses the process of professional fire restoration to achieve satisfactory results.
Coastal Restoration removes the source of the odor, cleans any items that can be salvaged, removes of any lingering odor with an odor counteracting and deodorizing fog. Then salvageable items are sealed to encapsulate odor and prevent further recontamination.
Coastal Restoration helps those that have suffered through a fire in their home or business can have some peace of mind during a very stressful time.
Some insurance companies now require fire mitigation.
10 Most Common Causes of House Fires
According to the NFPA, there are between 350,000 and 400,000 house fires in the U.S. every year and this results in almost $8 billion in annual damages.
- Cooking – According to the National Fire Protection Association 40 percent of all house fires are caused by cooking related incidents.
- Kids playing with fire
- Heating – This is a common problem every Winter especially if people don’t get their furnace serviced on a regular basis.
- Electrical – One of the leading culprits is the over-use of extension cords.
- Flammables in the House
- Christmas trees
Most Common Causes of House Fires