Can California's Drought Benefit Your Restoration Contracting Business?

August 12, 2014


As a Restoration Contractor you are in a very unique line of business. It is a business that thrives on natural disasters and the misfortune of others. Restoration Contractors are relied on to restore standard of living, more than most even realize, in the wake of a severe weather event or natural disaster. 


The people and businesses of California are sure to rely on Fire and Water Damage Specialists more than ever in the coming months. California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts it has ever seen. As a result of the drought there have been several wildfires and when there is wildfire there is almost always property damage. 


If you are a Restoration Contractor in California, be prepared. Business is going to heat up and you want to be ready. One way that we can help you to prepare is with our Restoration Contractor Insurance Program. 


Our insurance program has been designed to comply with many of the major 3rd party referral agency’s insurance requirements including Alacrity Services and Crawford Company. Not only does our program comply with your 3rd Party Referral Service, it also offers superior coverage at a very competitive price. We are here to help with any of your insurance needs so that you can focus on what matters, growing your business and helping those in need during this severe drought.


How Severe is the California Drought?


The California Drought is so harsh that more than 50% of the state is experiencing Exceptional Drought Conditions. Exceptional Drought is the most severe category of drought classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought has prompted some major actions to be taken in the state of California with new mandatory  regulations going into effect on July 28th. Some of the activities prohibited by the new regulations, which all Californians are expected to abide by, include:

• Washing Down Driveways and Sidewalks
• Watering Outdoor Landscapes that cause excess runoff
• Using a hose that does not have a shutoff nozzle to wash a motor vehicle
• Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless water is recirculated

You can learn more about the New Regulations and California Drought by visiting the California Government's Drought Information Page Here.


An Early Start to the California Wildfire Season


The Exceptional Drought Conditions in California paired with one of the hottest summers in recent memory have resulted in an early start to the Brush Fire Season. The Wildfire Season began with the fires in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Fallbrook, Oceanside and other San Diego County cities in early May.

The first fires of the 2014 fire season burned through thousands of acres of extremely dry vegetation. Perhaps the hardest hit area was the city of Carlsbad by the Poinsettia Fire. The Poinsettia Fire burned more than 400 acres and caused an estimated $22.5 Million in Property
Damage. Some of the property destroyed  in the fire included 8 Homes, an 18 Unit Condominium building and 2 Commercial Buildings. The fires in May of 2014 were a sign of things to come in California.

There are currently 14 wildfires raging across the state of California, some of which are near neighborhoods and other infrastructure. This can only mean one thing for a Restoration Contractor and that is Business. The residents of California will be counting on Fire Damage and Water Damage Specialists throughout the state to repair their homes, offices and communities.


Photos: Photo #1 "CalPers and the Dorught" by Kevin Cortopassi is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0; Photo #2 "California Wild Fires 2014 [Image 16 of 33]" by DVIDSHUB is Licensed under CC BY 2.0

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