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Fireworks-Free Options for Fourth of July Celebration for Lahaina Families?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A public fireworks display is underway. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Maui and Hawaii.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have been restoring fire damage for over twenty years. We wish everyone a happy Fourth of July celebration. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July on Maui, there will be lots of fun activities on July 4th when the Town of Lahaina has its afternoon and evening block party and a fireworks display at 8 pm.

Here are some safe options for celebrating Independence Day in Lahaina without the use of fireworks from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Use glow sticks, they glow in the dark and are a safe alternative to a sparkler. Fun for all ages.
  • Loud and proud. Noisemakers are sure to make a statement. They can be found at local party supply stores or create your own.
  • Outdoor movie night. Set up a screen and projector. Don’t forget the bug spray!
  • Red, white, and blue silly string - fun for all ages
  • Make a patriotic craft with the family
  • Throw a birthday party for the USA, and don’t forget the cake

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When your home or commercial business has fire damage, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tips for Preventing Water Damage for Kamuela Businesses?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

Water is draining out of a cleared downspout. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have over twenty years of experience restoring commercial water damage in damage in Kamuela. Here are some tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety  for protecting your business from water damage:

Inspect and clean the roof drainage system

Do this at least twice a year, ideally during spring and fall. This includes all gutters, interior drains, and scuppers.

Remove debris

  • Remove loose objects and accumulated debris—including anything left by contractors—from the roof that could end up in the drainage system
  • Also, check under and around all roof-mounted equipment, satellite dishes, antennas, and solar panels for debris that could disrupt the drainage system’s water flow or cause ponding

Inspect roof drains

Check for, and repair cracks around roof drains.

Re-check drainage systems

  • After severe weather, check all drainage systems for leaks and ensure they are properly secured and operating
  • When re-roofing, ensure that all drains, scuppers, and gutters are returned to their original operating conditions

Check for water

Check for long-term standing water in gutters and correct any blockages. If there are no blockages but standing water still occurs, ensure the gutter is properly sloped to the downspout.

Call Us Today!

When your Kamuela business or home has a water or storm damage emergency, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rain Gardens Prevent Stormwater Flooding and Damage in Kailua-Kona?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A tropical garden is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have been restoring storm damage in Kailua-Kona for over twenty years.

Rain Gardens are a popular method for capturing storm and rainwater runoff. These deliberately built depressions are planted with vegetation that allows the stormwater to collect, settle and filter into the ground. According to the Hui o Ko’olaupoko website:

  • Rain gardens have the ability to reduce the amount of pollution entering streams and the ocean by intercepting stormwater
  • Rain gardens are ‘designed with nature’ as they mimic natural processes by treating and infiltrating stormwater into the ground and evaporating it back into the air, much like undeveloped areas 
  • These flat-bottomed depressions are planted with native vegetation to capture excess stormwater from rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, or streets
  • Rain gardens are a great way to protect stream and ocean health from residential pollution

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Storms can occur at any time of the year in Hawaii. You never know when the next big storm will strike and cause flooding. When your Kailua-Kona home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Is Peeling Paint a Sign of Hidden Water Damage in Hilo?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

The structure's exterior wall is damaged by water leaks. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have been restoring water damage for Hilo locals and businesses for over twenty years. Learning the symptoms of water damage can help find minor problems before they become significant issues. Here are some of the signs that you have water damage.

Wet areas or water pooling on the floor

If you notice water on your floor with nothing to attribute it to, you probably have hidden water damage.

Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling

Look for discoloration on your walls or ceiling both inside and outside your home.

Flaking, cracking, or bubbling paint or drywall

Water seeping behind a wall will cause this to happen.

Visible dripping water you can see but dripping where it should not be

If you see any signs of water leaks, it may be a symptom of a bigger problem somewhere in your plumbing systems.

Other signs include:

  • Significant increase in your water bill for no known reason
  • Strong, damp, musky odors
  • Visible mold growing 
  • Hearing the sound of running water that you can't place
  • Hearing the sound of dripping water that you can't locate

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When your Hilo home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® We'll restore your water damage in Hilo "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Odor Removal Equipment Used in Fire Restorations in Lahaina?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of Lahaina, Maui is shown. We use many methods to remove smoke odor and residue in Maui and Hawaii.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui use advanced equipment and techniques to restore properties damaged by smoke in Lahaina, including:

Air Scrubber or Filter

  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

  • An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

  • Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

  • A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

  • Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

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When your Lahaina home or commercial business needs smoke and fire damage restoration services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Vacation Rental Safety Tips for Kailua-Kona?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of Kailua-Kona is seen at night. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui respond to fire damage emergencies in Kailua-Kona every year, and some involve vacation rentals. If you plan to book a peer-to-peer or vacation rental by owner, it is important to know the fire safety standards for that area. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for things to check out before you book:

  • Working smoke alarms are in every sleeping room and outside every room
  • Portable fire extinguishers are in the home and are easy to reach
  • Working carbon monoxide alarms are outside each separate sleeping area
  • The owner has posted a floor plan. It notes all escape routes and exits and provides emergency contact information.
  • Everyone knows the address of the home
  • Everyone staying in the home knows two ways out of every room and how to escape in an emergency
  • All doors and windows that lead outside can be opened
  • An outside meeting place has been chosen a safe distance away from the home
  • Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone from outside
  • All pathways are free and clear of tripping hazards
  • Electrical outlets are free from multiple cords and adaptors
  • The stovetop is clear. Anything that can catch fire is not near the stovetop, such as curtains and towels.

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When your Kailua-Kona home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Preventative Maintenance Services for Kamuela Businesses?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A clean office is shown. We provide many specialty deep cleaning services in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Do you know that our teams in Hawaii and Maui provide deep cleaning services for Kamuela businesses? We offer a full range of commercial deep cleaning services that go beyond what a standard janitorial service can do. Cleaning products can build up over time, leaving floors and furnishings looking old and dull.

Unlike traditional cleaning services, our restoration technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to deep clean your business from top to bottom and restore the shine to your workplace. We can locate and neutralize offensive odors, deep clean carpets, upholstered furniture, drapes and blinds, and light fixtures to keep them looking their best while protecting your investment.

When cleaning carpets and upholstery, we will use some or all of the following cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

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When your Kamuela commercial business or home starts to look dingy or tired, and you need deep cleaning and deodorizing services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Strong Winds Causing Property Damage in Hilo?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A dog sits outside in his dog house. We restore storm damage in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have over twenty years of experience restoring properties damaged by strong winds and storms in Hilo. Wind damage can be minimized by securing objects outside of the house. Here are some examples of ways to minimize wind damage from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home. Secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

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When your Hilo home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Contaminated Water from Storm Runoff in Kamuela?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded road is shown. We are certified to restore homes compromised by contaminated water in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Do you know that flooding is one of the top causes of water damage in the Hawaiian Islands? Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have over twenty years of experience mitigating and restoring water damage in Kamuela. Here are the three classifications of water damage we restore:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • If left untreated can degrade into a category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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When your Kamuela home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning Services in Kailua-Kona?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

An air conditioner vent is visible in the ceiling of a home. We inspect and clean HVAC systems in Hawaii and Maui.

Aloha! Have you noticed any changes in the efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system? Our teams in Hawaii and Maui have over twenty years of experience cleaning HVAC systems in Kailua-Kona. If your HVAC system has not been serviced lately, it may be circulating any of the following contaminants:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

There are many benefits to servicing your HVAC unit, including:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends the cleaning of HVAC systems when:

  • There is substantial visible mold growth inside the ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system
  • If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy, it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced
  • Ducts are infested with vermin (e.g., rodents or insects)
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris
  • Particles are being released into the home from your supply registers

Call Us Today!

When your Kailua-Kona home or commercial business needs HVAC inspection, cleaning, or routine maintenance services, our teams in Hawaii and Maui are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 808-329-6560. Mahalo!

Franchises are independently owned and operated.