Monthly Archives: January 2017

Quick tip if you’re driving in the snow

We’re seeing some severe weather here in the north state. Aztec Construction & Restoration will be driving where we’re needed, so if you see us on the road (and we know our vehicles are hard to miss), a friendly wave is always appreciated.

Drive safe out there!

And if you need our disaster relief services in the north state, we are not far away.

Call us 24/7 at 530-275-3327.

Winterizing your home

Winterize your home

At Aztec Construction & Restoration, we know you’d much rather be warm and cozy in your home than dealing with a disaster. With the storms lining up in the forecast, here are some steps you can take to winterize your home:

  • Clean your gutters, and flush your down spouts and drains to prevent clogging or flooding.
  • Have your furnace or heating system serviced for efficiency and uninterrupted warmth.
  • Sweep your chimney – debris and even critters can find there way into chimneys, so be sure it is clear before your first fire of the season.
  • Check windows and doors for a breeze. Touching up caulking and investing in a weather stripping (or a DIY draft blocker) can make your home more energy efficient, and prevent invasive water and wind.
  • Clear landscaping within 7 feet of your home – your trees and branches don’t want to fall, but sometimes the weather has other plans for them.
  • Store all unsecured outdoor furniture and decorative items in a garage, shed, or other indoor location, to keep it from being whipped around in the wind and causing more damage.
  • Wrap all exterior pipes for insulation – a frozen pipe is a one-way ticket to disaster.
  • If you live in an area that floods regularly, be sure to take the time and get sand bags. Put them around garage doors and any area of your home water may come in. Investing in a sump pump could also help remove unwanted water and divert it to an area that drains efficiently.

If you have a vacation home that will be vacant through the winter months, other precautions should be taken:

  • Turn off your water at the source valve, and consider draining the water from faucets, toilets, etc., to prevent frozen pipes.
  • Install an automated thermostat – keep your thermostat set at 55 degrees or more to keep the home from freezing.
  • Unplug all appliances to reduce risk of fire and reduce unnecessary utility charges.

If you have any other tips for winterizing your home or business, please share in the comments section. And if find yourself or a friend in need of disaster relief services, call Aztec Construction & Restoration 530-275-3327 right away, 24/7.

The storm is coming…


Weather forecasts predict high amounts of rainfall in the next couple weeks. Jenny Espino from the Redding Record Searchlight writes about how this storm “could bring [the] worst flooding in a decade”.

Let’s get prepared now.

Make sure you take the time to get sandbags to protect your property – put them around your garage door, and any place water may enter your home or commercial property. To find out where you can get sandbags in the Northern California area: http://www.redding.com/news/updated-redding-weather-where-to-find-sandbags-storm-resources-today-ep-374735400-354140541.html.

If you find yourself in need of disaster services, Aztec Construction & Restoration is here. Call 530-247-3327 – no matter the time, 24/7, we will answer your call and provide immediate emergency response.