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water damage myths, water damage mitigation mistakes, what not to do when you have water damage, how to handle water damage

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss, but not so when it makes you believe water damage myths. Water damage is a serious situation, and it often happens unexpectedly. 


Acting quickly is key to successful water damage mitigation. Believing in water damage myths and inaccurate information can lead to more damage and, subsequently, costlier restoration work. 


Here at Five Star Restoration, we care about you. Our experts are here to debunk these myths as well as give you information on what appropriate actions to take to prevent more damage and inconvenience.

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Spring Home Maintenance, spring home maintenance checklist, home maintenance tips for spring

When your home is your biggest investment, as it is for most of us, spring home maintenance is a must.  A little home maintenance now can prevent huge bills later due to unexpected damage and the resulting rge repair costs.  


As the Inland Empire’s top rated water damage and fire damage restoration company, we can help you with tips to keep your home in good shape this spring.

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Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

The devastation of a house fire can be one of the most traumatizing and frightening experiences a family can have. Seeing your prized possessions and the roof over our heads destroyed can leave a family lost, hurt and confused.

To make matters worse, the damage caused by fires doesn’t end when the flames have been extinguished. The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced in fires accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. 


Prompt fire damage restoration can hold the key to limiting the emotional and financial struggles caused by a fire.

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water damage build back and reconstruction, fire damage reconstruction, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, professional damage restoration

A flood or a fire in your home or building is a devastating event. Sometimes, despite adequate precautions to prevent them, they still happen.

Hiring a professional and experienced company to help you with the cleanup and subsequent repairs ensures that you are able to go back to your normal routine faster and with less stress. We strive to restore your home as it was before the damage occurred.

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Smoke Damage Repair and Restoration, smoke damage repair, smoke damage cleanup, smoke damage serviice, smoke damage cleaning services

In this article, our fire and smoke damage repair and restoration experts at Five Star Restoration share expert advice on smoke damage cleanup.  Fires don’t always cause significant damage from the flames, but soot and smoke often cause damage to things and areas of your property you cannot see and would never suspect. 


Smoke often leaves a horrible and pervasive odor throughout your home. You may not only have water damage from when the fire is put out, but smoke damage is one of the worst, most lingering, and hardest to manage aspects of a fire.  


If left unattended, soot and smoke particles will settle into your home and items, potentially leaving them unsalvageable.

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 buying a fire damaged home, pros and cons of buying a fire damaged property, buy a house with fire damage, Buy a house with smoke damage

Most people are interested in buying a fire damaged home when they are after a good bargain or need to stretch an already tight budget, or it’s perfect except for being fire-damaged.  Whatever the reason, these properties require extra work, sometimes a lot. 


It’s important to know the ins and outs of buying fire damaged property or you may find yourself with a bigger-than-anticipated problem on your hands.

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Get Rid of Bathroom Mold, remove bathroom mold, prevent bathroom mold,  clean bathroom mold, bathroom mold health risks

If you are tired of bathroom mold, our mold removal experts will give you a complete guide on how to get rid of bathroom mold and best of all, prevent it from coming back.


The bathroom is the perfect place for mold growth - it’s moist, warm, and humid. Mold can grow on just about every surface, and once it’s allowed to get a foothold, it can be difficult to remove.

To find out more on how to get rid of bathroom mold and keep them out, read on for our useful tips.

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Reduce Pandemic Stress on Kids, help child cope with pandemic stress, tips to manage kids pandemic stress, parenting in a pandemic

As the pandemic continues, it's important for parents to know how to reduce pandemic stress in kids. Although social distancing is the best thing we can do right now to decrease the risk of spreading the virus in our communities, being cooped up in your house isn’t always easy, particularly for kids, young and older.

Many children are suffering confusion and stress, and they may respond to it in different ways. Younger children may not have the words to describe their feelings. Older children and teens may be extra irritable as they miss out on normal events they looked forward to and activities they enjoy with their friends.

Learn more about the signs of stress in children, ways to support your child to cope with pandemic stress in kids, and how to take care of your own mental health.

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Water Damage and Your Health, effects of water damage on your health, water damage health effects, water damage health risks, water damage health problems

Discovering that there’s water damage in your house is not only extremely stressful, but it can also be harmful to your health. Thankfully, you can get peace of mind by immediately calling water damage experts from Five Star Restoration to help you clean and repair the damages.

There are different types of water damage, but they share one commonality: they can lead to harmful health effects. The most common health consequences of water damage are skin allergies and respiratory problems brought by mold growth, poor indoor air quality, and aerosolizing foul scent molecules.

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