FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities DECEMBER 19, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 51 FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH Home Captures Sunsets, Serenity and Style This beach-close, renovated home impresses with all new designer touches in an extraordinary setting. Fine finishes include mahogany doors, Tuscan and travertine stone, honed black granite counters, stainless appliances and lime-washed wood flooring. Remodeled down to the studs, this home features large sliding glass doors on both levels that provide an easy transition to multiple decks capturing Catalina Island-view views. Offering price: $2,760,000 Address: 31508 Mar Vista, Laguna Beach Agent info: Spencer Wall, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, (949)375-7768 Welcome Rains Reveal Unwelcome Leaks By Gina Dostler In a coastal community, water is both friend and foe, bringing beauty to the surroundings as well as extra maintenance. Jason Roberts of Restoration 1 Water Damage Experts says most water damage lies undetected. New technology allows an easy and accurate way to determine where water has made its mark. Q: “Help, my room has flooded,” I bet is something you hear a lot. A: Ha! Yes, it is. But a lot of the water leaks are pretty much undetectable and that is where the trouble starts. The big leaks are obvious and we have the means to clean-it up and remove all the residues of a flooded area before mold has its chance to multiply. It’s the leaks that go unnoticed in pockets of walls, under floors, or in attics. Fortunately we have a great way to detect all types of water damage. Q: Which is? A: Thermal imaging. It can detect any type of water damage in any structure. It’s a type of camera, you point and shoot and a colorful display indicates different temperature readings. For instance targeting a wall, water damage has a certain cold signature versus a dry area. There are lots of variances, so it’s the knowledge of the technology that takes the reading and with very scientific protocols, can determine the repairs and clean-up necessary to eliminate the damage. Our standards are set by the IICRC. Q: Which translates to, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. A: Yes. They are the leading, independent, non-profit organization that establishes and advances globally recognized standards and certifications for the Continued on page 2 ONE ON ONE WITH JASON ROBERTS: Jason Roberts recently relocated to Laguna Beach.