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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to some frequently asked questions page.  If you require immediate property damage repair attention call SoCal Removal. If you seek a licensed, bonded and insured Orange County,CA general contractor your search has ended. SoCal Removal has worked with insurance companies, property managers, home owners and contractors which turned over much general contracting work and has created many gratifying relationships thus far.

Water damage property restoration can often be an emergency response situation.  SoCal Removal is centrally located along the interstate 5 hwy in Southern California with ability to get anywhere within Orange County in a superbly timely fashion. Fire damage mop ups or the toxic smell of mold is also SoCal Removals forte.  It all begins with a job-site meeting whether it be at your personal residence, rental of place of business we will work with you and complete the restoration construction work on-time.

Mold Testing by Andre Abajian (has been certified for over a decade by IICRC and ACAC) can be performed to determine the extent of a mold issue your indoor air quality contains.  People in workplaces may complain of “sick building syndrome.”  All of which can be alleviated and identified by calling to setup an inspection which usually starts at around $400 dollars for report and lab findings within the Orange County, CA vicinity.

Did you need your home or commercial building demolished to make way for a new community development? SoCal Removal provides detailed yet competitive abatement bids for proper AQMD notification and removal of asbestos fiber containing building materials. SoCal Removal will always determine what hazards the property contains prior to complete site clearing property demolition. Some notable larger scale demolitions completed by SoCal Removal include the removal of a block of city homes as well as a two million gallon steel reclaimed water reservoir holding tank. However, we don’t only work on large construction projects. Your contractor scope may be as simple as a front or backyard gazebo removal.  Also, wood deck patio covers or swimming pool demolitions are common.

Home remodeling starts with the precise application of paint coatings. We have a vendor relationship with Dunn Edwards paint for interior and exterior wall coverings. As for the floors, SoCal Removal has several accounts with hard wood and tile flooring material suppliers throughout the OC. Drywall replacement and texturing can be handled with ease.  relocating gas water heaters to your home or business exterior is possible through proper city permitting and installation to local fire code.

What paperwork will I need to sign to hire SoCal Removal for construction services?

Depending on the scope of work you will be asked to sign a standard home improvement contract, work
authorization agreement and a customer communication form. If you are a city, municipality or federal
government liaison, SoCal Removal may need to sign your contract and obtain proper contractor

How many business days does it take to dry my water damaged flooded home or office?

SoCal Removal can respond to your emergency flooded property restoration at any time. If your flood
occurred within the past 24 hours, typically SoCal Removal brings your salvageable building materials to
a dry standard within 24-72 hours by means of physical extraction followed by dehumidification. When
salvageable wood frame members or other building materials that are not so porous get wet for
extended periods, drying time may be doubled due to the length of exposure.

Will SoCal Removal work with my insurance company to receive maximum payment?

Definitely. SoCal Removal will assist with the creation of proper documentation to insure the highest
possible pay out to our clients.

My Home Owners Association can be quite difficult. What involvement will SoCal have in dealing with Association permits and planning?

We work well with HOAs. Generally there is little need for concern since any issues such as debris removal, are generally handled within 24 hours or in the utmost timely fashion while maintaining proper engineering controls and safety.

Is there a minimum cost for SoCal Removal to become involved?

Give SoCal Removal a call to discuss the project. Costs vary widely depending upon need and SoCal
prides itself in the accuracy of its proposal.

What geographic areas does SoCal Removal work within?

SoCal Removal is based primarily in Orange County with a great location close to 5 and 405 interstate highways.
The goal of SoCal Removal is to provide a fast response and dependable construction services.  Our focus is Orange County, CA.

Will SoCal Removal be there 24/7 for emergency repairs? What is the typical response time?

Of course, SoCal Removal will be there when needed and feasible. Typical response time in So Orange County is an
hour. For North County it’s about 2 hours.  Call for details.

What are some of the neighborhoods you have worked in recently?

SoCal has provided direct service to all local South Orange County cities. Recent contracted completions include Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Tustin, Aliso Viejo and Irvine to name a few. If it’s in the OC, we’ve been there!

Although a difficult question to answer what is the typical cost of a bath and kitchen remodel completed by SoCal Removal?

This is indeed a difficult question to answer requiring an onsite visit and a meeting of the minds. The estimate will reflect your
selected material grades and will be much more accurate than a general quote from this web site. SoCal
Removal will construct the specified rooms to your specific materials within your budget.

Again, a difficult question what is the average time for completion of a bath and kitchen remodel?

The time frame will be reflected in the estimate provided by SoCal Removal. Rest assured you will be
kept up to date with our schedule. SoCal Removal prides itself on being on schedule and budget.

What references can SoCal Removal supply?

References include residential home owners, small businesses and local government agencies such as the city of Irvine, Irvine Ranch Water District, city of Yorba Linda and the Orange County Transportation Authority.

How long has SoCal Removal been in business? Is it in its original location?

Andre, the Owner, has been involved with the construction industry in excess of 15 years. Andre branched out on his own in
2012 and opened SoCal Removal. He is a second generation contractor starting out with his Dad.

What other services other than residential does SoCal Removal provide?

SoCal Removal will handle any renovation, rehabilitation, or demolition. Whether it be a city block in
Yorba Linda or the demolition of a metal reclaimed water tank/tower SoCal Removal has the expertise and equipment.

When demolishing structures, what is a confined space and how does it affect my project?

A confined space is an area or workplace which has limited access and egress for getting in and out
safely. A special permit must be obtained for such work environments. Confined spaces not only are
dangerous but also a hazard to laborers with limited air exchanges and potential exposure to unhealthy
gases. Safety harnesses and breathing apparatuses are worn at all times. All technicians and laborers
must be certified and a lifeguard is typically nearby keeping a watch on those in the high danger zone.