Patio Care & Restoration

A great looking patio doesn’t need to be all that elaborate in order to offer you and your guests an elegant, outdoor oasis. It just needs to look clean! But that can be hard to keep up with after weeks, months and years of neglect. Most surfaces can be power-washed to bring them back to life, but if you want …

Dealing with Fire & Smoke Damage

With recent headlines about California wildfires and the Sandalwood Fire here in Riverside county, we are reminded yet again about the toll that fire and smoke damage can take on our homes and businesses. Of course, not all fire and smoke damage is caused by wildfires. There are many reasons why a residence or building may have this kind of …

Pool Tile Maintenance, Restoration and Cleaning

Pools are the glistening jewels of your backyard and patio. And just like jewelry, they need to be taken care of! Chlorine, salt, algae and general wear-and-tear can wreak havoc on the tiles, stone and grout around your pool, so regular maintenance is required. While pool restoration and cleaning are inevitable aspects of pool ownership (especially in a region like …

Architectural Finds and Salvage for Historic Restorations

When buying or renovating an older home — or even if you\’re just going for a vintage look with a newer home — it can be difficult sourcing those special architectural finds to match, replace or embellish your home. Here in Palm Desert, you won’t find many homes older than the 1940’s, so that means most of the salvage available …

Should You Landscape Your Yard Or Not In California?

Here in Palm Desert, it probably goes without saying that we are in a drought-prone region. Water is a precious resource that we need to use sparingly when deciding what kind of lawn we want to maintain. But it doesn’t mean that we don’t have options. Here are some ideas for landscaping your lawn in SoCal ranked by how easy …

What is IICRC Certification, and Why Being Bonded and Insured Is So Important

You may have heard or seen us mention our IICRC Certification and that we\’re bonded and insured. But what does that really mean? IICRC stands for Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification — they are the certification and standard-setting non-profit organization that was established for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The IICRC is an American National Standards Institute …

How to Spot Earthquake Damage To Your Home or Building

Here in Palm Desert and Riverside County, we get occasional reminders that we live near a fault line, and these past few weeks have been no exception.  Ever since the Ridgecrest 7.1 magnitude quake we’ve been getting aftershocks and ~2 magnitude rumbles. Therefore, we should keep an eye on the types of damage that earthquakes can cause, either structurally or …

What’s In A Floor?

Does your home need new tile or wood flooring? Flooring is one of the first things that people see (and comment on) when entering your home.  Whether you are a “shoes off” household or not, floors get the most wear and tear than any other improvement that you’re likely to invest in, therefore they will also be the most in …

What is Flood Insurance and Does It Matter?

flood damaged town. Credit: Unsplash: Chris Gallagher. Imagine this… you’ve just installed brand new floors.  Maybe you’re getting ready to sell your house, or you just bought a new one.  And then disaster strikes! The news reports a “100 Year Flood” in your region and your new flooring is ruined, and the house needs to be gutted.  What do you …

The Top Resources for Vacation Homeowners

Post Memorial Day Weekend means many people are heading to their vacation homes for the summer! Whether you regularly rent your property out or keep it unoccupied when you\’re not there, it\’s important to keep up routine maintenance. Nothing spoils the start to a vacation like finding mold, flooding or structural damage at your house! Keeping your property in top …