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In storm’s aftermath, calls for restoration flood business

In storm’s aftermath, calls for restoration flood business
News from Ramona Sentinel:

By Karen Brainard4:08 p.m.Aug. 12, 2015

Rick Vaca, owner of Vaca’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, right, and Devin Collingwood, his lead technician, stand by their truck with its powerful cleaning equipment. Vaca has owned his business in Ramona for 27 years.

Rick Vaca’s business is usually cleaning carpets and upholstery, but after the July rainstorms he was swamped with calls for flood restoration.

“Even before the last bit of rain, I was getting calls,” he said of the July 19 downpour that produced 3 inches of rain. “We did two big whole house extractions. We worked late into the night.”

The 1982 Ramona High School graduate started his business, Vaca’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, in 1988. Flood restoration is a part of the business, but calls usually involve flooding in a house from interior water, said Vaca.

After the July 19 storm, calls for flood restoration kept coming in, he said.

Each house would take three to four hours to extract the water, and for 2-1/2 days he only did water extr…………… continues on Ramona Sentinel

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