Sometimes being preventative and proactive is not the easiest task, especially if we don’t know where to start. RMC is always here to help in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency situation, but our hope is that every community member is prepared.

Whether an individual, family, or business, we want everyone to know what steps they can take today to prepare for possible disasters. So, let’s get started with some key tips. 


  1. STORE WATER – Experts recommend storing 14 gallons of water for each person in your household. That’s enough for each person to have a gallon/day for two weeks.
  2. PRACTICE PRACTICE – Once you develop your EXIT strategy and your meeting place, do a practice run through. Practicing at least once a year, if not every 6 months, is recommended.
  3. PLAN AHEAD – With pets being our dearest friends and sometimes hardest to house during a temporary living situation, plan for a place for them. Keep a list of possible friends, veterinarians, or pet boarding spots to care for your pets until you can return home.
  4. BE ALARMED – Meaning, be armed with alarms and make sure they are working properly. Keep smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors active and batteries up-to-date. Test them once per month if possible.
  5. SWITCH IT OFF – Know how to turn off utilities: gas, electricity or water. In a fire, electricity and gas should be turned off. In the case of a flood, make sure the main water source for your facility can be turned off.

These are just some of the steps you can use to equip a home or business with the best emergency response to disaster.

Make plans and make those plans known to all involved. Do all that you can to save lives first. Then, when time allows, call on Restoration Management Company to help your property recover. Being prepared is your job, clean-up and restoration is our job.

For more preparedness tips see these government links:

Working effectively and efficiently is a trademark of Restoration Management Company (RMC). Recently, a team of nearly 80 of our crew members worked to restore a financial institution’s property. Our client’s building suffered significant flood damage and needed major cleaning, sanitization, restoration and reconstruction  services. RMC completed this multi-million dollar project ahead of schedule and we are proud of the successes experienced.

With the heavy rain that California endured earlier this year, our client’s 50,000 square foot business operation center suffered severe flooding affecting all the surrounding buildings and parking lot in the complex. Emergency responders assisted in the evacuation of personnel, and arrangements were made to relocate employees to office space elsewhere. “With this type of damage, you have to act quickly to remove water, mud and all related potential hazards left by flooding. We responded right away, the reconstruction phase began immediately after the initial emergency phase was completed. ” said project director Jeff Farley.

We understand business interruption can be costly and we will work around the clock to get your business running again.

“The restoration and reconstruction effort was a large undertaking – but it was a responsibility we were prepared for. RMC has been performing large scale losses like this for over 32 years. We were prepared when the call came in from our client.” added Farley.

RMC was equipped with generators and ancillary power equipment to install temporary lighting, vacuum standing water, shovel out barrels of mud, and begin structural drying with large industrial dehumidifiers. After all the water was extracted and the indoor environment was stabilized, we began removing flooring, walls, and trim that were considered a total loss.

Farley shared that, “we had to go all the way down to the building’s steel framing in most areas to properly sanitize the entire structure and prevent future mold or bacterial growth on impacted surfaces. The flooding and mud ran throughout the building and into the parking lot creating a hazardous situation. To protect occupant safety our process must be thorough.  Ultimately, we were able to ensure the building was clean and restored to a safe working condition.”

Once the building was dry and demolition completed, plans to begin reconstruction were coordinated with client needs to meet a tight timeline, which allowed re-occupancy as soon as possible and saved the business thousands of dollars in ongoing costs caused by the business interruption.

Overall, this project touched many of the expert services RMC provides: emergency response, clean up, demolition, hazardous waste removal, sanitation, building stabilization, and reconstruction.

This is one of many successful commercial projects completed this year due to the great RMC team and the quality communication we have with our clients.

If any of our readers have questions about RMC’s work experience or have emergency restoration needs, please contact us here. For more information about our services, please browse our site and check us out on Facebook.

Your RMC Team!

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“…We have completed over 5,000 successful mold remediation projects, the most trusted name in Solvang…”

How RMC can save you money:

It is important in today’s litigious environment to call a professional firm to handle water losses. Timing is critical to the drying of a structure to prevent the growth of destructive mold and mildew. However, in the unfortunate event of microbial growth Restoration Management Company (RMC) understands the importance of remediation. Some species of mold and mildew can cause serious health complications. It is important to have a specialist perform proper removal of contaminated areas. Restoration Management Company has a staff of trained technicians using the latest technology in remediation to properly eliminate harmful microbiological contamination.

1. We use designated trained employees not temps.
2. Our leads are certified and know what they are doing – no wasted time.
3. We have state of the art equipment.
4. We use dry ice blasting on larger projects to expedite the work.
5. We use thermo imaging cameras to locate damage.
6. We have completed thousands of mold projects so we know how to be efficient.
7. We have multiple crews so we can get to your jobs quickly to prevent down time on jobs.
8. We work with multiple hygienist so we can get jobs cleared quickly
9. We have an excellent track record in passing jobs without additional cleanings needed.
10. We have a DOSH certificate so we can handle any asbestos or lead issues at the same time mold is being done so you don’t have to call in additional contractors to complete the job.

10 steps for mold remediation:

1. Perform a thorough preliminary inspection using state of the art tools. i.e.: Thermo imaging cameras and moisture equipment to determine the precise scope of work. Don’t guess.

2. Choose good hygienists that are trained in providing reliable protocols, if needed.

3. Set up proper engineering controls:
a) 6 ml air tight containments
b) establish negative air inside containments to ensure no cross contamination happens.

4. Use quality equipment (HEPA filter) that has been DOP tested to ensure they are working properly.

5. Constantly cleanup work areas to avoid cross contamination.

6. Seal all debris in 6 ml bags to control the environment and also avoid cross contamination.

7. Thorough cleaning of all surfaces by HEPA sanding, or ice blasting followed by HEPA vacuuming, then wet wipe followed by second round of HEPA vacuuming.

8. Do a thorough visual inspection to ensure work is ready for post remediation testing.

9. Allow proper air scrubbing time with HEPA filters prior to post testing as directed in protocols.

10. Call for post remediation testing and insist on testing inside and outside of containments to make sure all areas are cleared before containments are removed.

11. Remove containments after clearances. Make sure all areas are clean, safe and ready for next stage of repairs.

For immediate assistance call 1-800-400-5058 or email us on our contact us page.