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Sonoma Cleans Up

 

In the aftermath of the Kincade Fire, many of us are discovering that the home we left during evacuations is not the same home we found when we returned. Our carpets, bedding, drapes and clothes are all tinged with that acrid smell of smoke. That's why we have put together this special section with local businesses we have found that can help as you clean up, recover and make arrangements so that, if this ever happens again, you are better prepared.
 

Bravo restoration & constructionBRAVO RESTORATION

After a fire or a flood you will quickly discover that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get rid of the damage. We find that there is a lot of hidden damage. Unless you are working with a professional, the hidden dust, soot and ash will stay with you for years. If you are planning on cleaning things yourself, vinegar is your friend. Cleaning your refrigerator for example…most people will surface wipe it with bleach, but do you really want bleach in the same place you store your food? Vinegar has a good antiseptic quality and for the most part doesn't harm the surfaces. Smoke and soot are a different problem all together. They can travel throughout an entire home or business, into vents, cabinets, flooring, drapes, bedding etc. If you don’t want to spend days cleaning your home, which may not be as thorough as it should be, call in a local company with lots of past experience to give you an estimate. In many cases it is covered by your home insurance so it won’t cost you a thing.

707-837-0675

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

California SteamCALIFORNIA STEAM CLEAN

After a fire, your home may have suffered smoke damage that can be stubborn to remove. In 2017 we were proud to help families return home quickly and we are here to help again. To restore your homes air quality, you may need a good deep cleaning of your carpets, couches, air ducts and windows. We make it easy, because we work directly with your insurance company so that you can get back into a clean and healthy home as soon as possible! Contact us for a complimentary estimate! 

707-566-0315

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

FONDARE FINISH—JASON LOTHOFONDARE FINISH—JASON LOTHO

Our community was hit hard and many of our residents lost a home or had damage in some form or another. We are here to help! You’ll want to rebuild or remodel using a local, experienced contractor. That’s where we come in. We believe in teamwork, so we work closely with the best architect, cabinetry and interior design teams to take the headache out of coordinating a rebuild or remodel. When working with these professionals, you’ll want to know that an estimate will be accurate and that you won’t end up paying much more than you were quoted. Our best advice, never make assumptions about the building process. If you have questions, we are happy to answer them throughout the process, even if you think the answer is obvious. It is our pleasure to partner with you to rebuild with a team of experts and accurate estimates. 

415-481-3530

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

McDONALD LEAVITT INSURANCE AGENCYMcDONALD LEAVITT INSURANCE AGENCY

Every time there is a fire or a flood or an earthquake we run into the same issue – people either don’t know what their insurance covers or they are vastly under insured. In most cases it is just a few dollars more to increase the coverage to something that will cover the high rebuilding costs in Sonoma County. By the way, if you have made an emergency bag with food water and the like, make sure to also place a copy of your important papers in a Ziploc plastic bag in there too. We are McDonald Leavitt Insurance. 

707-284-5900

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

Bigham'S One Hour Heating & Air ConditioningBIGHAM'S ONE HOUR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING-Diamond Certified

That nasty smoke that affected our air quality will find its way into your home via your air ducts. Your HVAC filters should be changed every 6-12 months and more often if you have pets. After this fire, we highly recommend changing your filter and then again in 60 days. It is important for your family’s health to have your air ducts cleaned when you return to your home after a fire in the area. This is especially important for households that have asthma and allergy sufferers. Trust a local expert that is affordable to help with your duct cleaning. We offer expert, affordable air duct cleaning services to ensure that your air stays clean. We can also help you get set up with the right generator system to keep your home running smoothly during these PSPS events.

877-894-2577

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

KENDRA COCHRAN, STATE FARM INSURANCE, PETALUMAKENDRA COCHRAN, STATE FARM INSURANCE, PETALUMA

Sonoma County has been sadly reminded of the fire risk around us and the need for appropriate insurance protection. If you haven’t reviewed your coverages recently, I encourage you to take a few minutes for a complete review with your agent. Make sure you understand your coverages so you don’t have surprises if you need to utilize the policy. Your insurance agent will make sure you are financially protected when things go wrong. I am here to help answer your questions, quote out coverages or be a resource for your personal or business insurance needs. 

707-283-0190

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

VINCE SIGAL ELECTRICVINCE SIGAL ELECTRIC

If you are like most people, you probably don’t own a generator. You wouldn't believe how many people bought one from a hardware store only to find that they didn't work like they thought they would. Some never even took them out of the box. Unfortunately, the only way to assure that the next power outage (and there will be more) doesn't leave you in the dark, is to get a properly sized generator that turns on the second the power goes out or just go solar. If you are thinking about either, we are Vince Sigal Electric. We have been in the county for years and we can give you a free estimate of what it would take to go either the generator or solar route. 

707-526-6403

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

 

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