Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Specialized Inspection & Consulting Services

Was your home recently affected by a fire or flooding?

Are you struggling to get your life back together after an emergency?

A home damaged by water or fire can completely upend your life. We know that the damage isn’t just physical, but emotional as well. We want to help in any way that we can, and that means making sure the remediation process goes smoothly for your family.

We specialize in testing for mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and methamphetamine, and sewage inspection and consulting services. Our team also frequently prepares abatement specifications, oversees the subsequent abatement work, and performs clearance testing to verify that the work has been properly completed. 

We nearly always get to the flood/fire/impact damaged structures the same day, and we overnight all samples to a laboratory located in the Eastern Time Zone so results can be available early in the morning the following day. This allows your restoration company to get a jump on their work and for you to be that much further along in the process of getting your property restored. 

 “Guzi West Inspection and Consulting Services performed quality and accurate work. They are extremely knowledgeable. They meet all established goals and deadlines and provided great communication through the whole job. I would recommend this company to all.” Cory Kelly


Learn more about how we support restoration companies here!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Guzi-West Works with Restoration Companies

Has your home been damaged by a fire or flood?

Are you dealing with a mold issue, or lead-based paint in your home?

Is the remediation process too overwhelming? You don’t have to go through it alone!

Guzi-West works with the restoration company you hire. We know that getting your life and home back in order after an emergency is your top priority, and we want to help you regain your sense of normalcy.

We specialize in testing for mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and methamphetamine, and sewage inspection and consulting services. Our team also frequently prepares abatement specifications, oversees the subsequent abatement work, and performs clearance testing to verify that the work has been properly completed. 

If you’ve been affected by a catastrophe and want a company you can trust to help with the remediation process, we’ve got your back. Contact us today to find out more about our services! We’ll happily answer any questions you have. We’re here to help! Call us at (888)-351-8189 or request a quote here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Who is Most Susceptible to Lead Exposure?

Who is most susceptible to lead exposure and lead poisoning? Typically, it’s children under the age of six. Kids are always grabbing objects and putting them in their mouths, potentially exposing them to materials that may be covered in or contaminated by lead. Exposure is generally more dangerous for them because their bodies are developing and are most vulnerable in this age range.

Learn more about avoiding lead exposure here.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Camp Fire Debris Removal Program Deadline Passed

March 15th was the deadline to “Opt-Out” of CalRecycle Debris Removal Program. If you are already in the CalRecycle Program, you may not “Opt-Out” to the Alternative Debris Removal Programs.

However, if you are not signed up for either program, you may still submit an Alternative Work Plan.

If we can help provide you guidance or be of any help in general, please feel free to contact me and I will provide whatever help I can at no charge.

Read more here!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Crucial Steps in the Rebuilding Process

Here’s the scenario many in Paradise face, your home is a total loss, destroyed - you’ve now hopefully still managed to enjoy the holidays, and you’re starting to face the reality of the rebuilding process, looking at insurance coverage, deciding to even re-build at all.  In case any property owner is unaware, you have two decisions to make BEFORE January 31, 2019 that are crucial to the cleanup and re-building process:  1. You sign a right of entry form, found here, wherein you are signing up for the government-sponsored program to have all the testing, cleanup, debris removal, etc. done be federal contractors, or 2. You sign an opt-out form, found here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Determining Insurance Coverage: Trickier Than One Would Think

Determining Insurance Coverage for debris removal is apparently trickier than one would think.  As we advised previously, the first step for homeowners in regards to the debris removal program should be to determine your insurance coverage for debris removal.  What we first believed to be a simple question you should pose to your insurance agency turns out to be significantly more complex.

Read more here.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What Most Insurance Companies Provide Coverage For

Most insurance companies provide coverage and replacement costs for 3 distinct items:

  1. Your structure
  2. Your contents/possessions
  3. Other structures on your property

Each of these items has a policy limit specific to your property (many insurances let you utilize 5% of the policy limits for each distinct item). Your coverage for debris removal is likely a cumulative total of:

  • 5% of your policy limit for structure replacement
  • 5% of your policy limit for content/possession replacement
  • 5% of your policy limit for other structures replacement

Utilizing these 5% portions of your coverage typically doesn’t come out of the replacement costs provided by your insurance company. Make sure to verify this with your insurance company since this information may not be disclosed without you asking for obvious reasons.

Read more about insurance coverage for the Camp Fire here.

Specialized Inspection & Consulting Services

Was your home recently affected by a fire or flooding? Are you struggling to get your life back together after an emergency? A home ...