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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Frequently Asked Questions of SoCal Removal, located in the city of Irvine, California.  If you require property damage repair for your home or business, call SoCal Removal! We provide skilled demolition, abatement and general construction assistance throughout Southern California. SoCal Removal contracts with buyers, sellers, agents, property managers, homeowners, contractors and insurance companies. We engage in skilled demolition, abatement and general construction throughout Southern California. Start the demolition, abatement, or construction process knowing we are licensed, bonded and insured.  The owner Andre, is thankful to have made fantastic relationships over the years.

SoCal Removal centrally in the County of Orange, along the interstate 5 highway.  The smell of toxic mold and emergency fire damage mop ups is our forte. It all begins with a job-site meeting whether it be at your personal residence, rental property, or place of business, we will work with you to complete the construction work on-time.

Mold Testing air, bulk and swab samples can be conducted for you by Andre Abajian (formerly certified for over a decade by IICRC and ACAC in mold, structural water damage drying, and indoor air quality).  With a quality moisture meter, and mold lab sample analysis, he will determine the extent of a mold spores or colonies that your indoor air 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, California vicinity.  If you require asbestos, lead or hazardous material testing of any kind, we can refer you or contract that assignment out to a state licensed firm.  The costs of hazardous material testing varies greatly and there are minimum charges for little, but essential involvement. Some states require individuals and companies to be licensed to conduct mold investigations and make assessments on mold spore air quality, but not California at this time.  We do however follow EPA federal guidelines.

Do you need your home or commercial building demolished to make way for a new community development? Asbestos certified SoCal contractor to provide you a bid for the removal of unwanted hazardous asbestos fiber contamination? Asbestos abatement projects in the Southern California region involve SCAQMD notification and legal disposal with EPA notification. SoCal Removal will provide you with superbly skilled asbestos and lead abatement services.

SoCal Removal will determine what hazards a construction project contains and implement them accordingly.  Safety is the key to ensure a successful project completion.  SoCal Removal gets involved in complete structural building demolitions. Some notable larger scale demolitions completed by SoCal Removal include the removal of a block of century year old 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 wood gazebo patio removal. If you can point your finger at it, we can most likely help remove it.  Meet or contract with SoCal Removal today!

Building property damage repair final phase may require a precise application of paint coatings. We typically order paint from Dunn Edwards. As for the floors, SoCal Removal has several accounts with hard wood and tile flooring material suppliers throughout the OC. SoCal Removal is a skilled stone tile shower installer. Sometimes we work with subcontractors that fit best for each construction project.  Relocating gas water heaters for your home or business to the exterior is possible with city permitting and installation according to local building codes.

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

Depending on the construction services scope, expect to sign a standard home improvement contract, work
authorization agreement and a customer communication form. If you are a large general contractor, city, municipality or federal
government liaison, SoCal Removal may need to sign your contract obtain contractor performance bonding.

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 the use of dehumidification and air movers to promote further evaporation. 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 and permeability of the building material.

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. We can refer you to an independent adjuster to perhaps assess the cost of removal and replacement.

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 Removal has provided direct service to individuals residing at all Orange County, California cities. Recent contracted completions include Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills 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 owners. Inquire within.

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, whom comes from the plywood manufacturing industry overseas as a child.

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.