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Mold Removal is not a DIY Project

The most important lesson everyone should learn about mold is that it’s not a DIY project and there’s a myriad of reasons why the professionals should always be called in. Mold occurs naturally in the environment, but it’s only when it grows in excess that it becomes a problem. There are over a dozen types of common molds that can affect homes and businesses.

Without knowing exactly what type of mold is present, individuals can inadvertently place themselves, their family or customers in danger. The first step in mold removal is to safely take samples of the mold and have it professionally identified to ascertain the correct remediation methods to use. A mold remediation company will perform that identification and locate the exact areas of infestation.

Mold growth will typically extend far beyond what’s readily visible. It can grow unseen behind walls, under floors and in attics for months before its detected. Mold also grows in places most people never even consider, such as ductwork for AC and heating units, in and near kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, window sills, and even indoor plants.

DIY mold removal will only result in spreading the contamination and making a bad situation even worse. A professional remediation company will take appropriate measures to isolate and contain the infestation and remove it in such a way that spores won’t be spread to other areas of the structure. Professional mold remediation companies also know which biocides and fungicides with which to treat different types of mold.

Whenever mold is disturbed – even a little – it releases microscopic spores that are blown about by even the slightest air movement. Without the specialized protective equipment available to professionals, individuals are placing their health at significant risk by inhaling the spores. The potential for serious complications increases if an individual has allergies or a respiratory condition.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Smoke Restoration Includes your Home’s Contents

Most people only consider the damage to their home when a fire is involved and not the contents. Restoration of the premises includes much more than simply rebuilding the structure. When you hire a fire and smoke restoration service, it includes clean up and rebuilding of your home, along with restoration of any salvageable possessions.

A fire leaves a decidedly unpleasant odor on everything and the problem is compounded by the greasy residue that’s typical when modern building materials burn. That doesn’t include the water damage that will occur from extinguishing the flames. The good news is that a smoke restoration professional has the techniques and technology to salvage and restore many of the contents within your home.

A full inventory of your home’s contents will be created and any salvageable furnishings, electronics and other possessions will be packed and transported for restoration. During the restoration process, soot, smoke, and water will be professionally removed and items cleaned. Possessions are sanitized and odors neutralized. All contents that can be saved will receive a highly specialized ozone treatment and returned to their pre-fire condition.

The restoration company will take care of the clean-up, along with appropriate debris removal and disposal. The experts will ensure your home is structurally sound and handle the details of rebuilding. Restoration professionals work with your insurance company and communicate directly with them to save you stress. Working with a restoration company can also save you a significant amount of money – and it’s definitely a preference for insurers.

Depending on the extent and severity of the damage, it can take several weeks to rebuild and restore your home to its previous condition. You don’t have to worry about any of your possessions that are being restored. The company provides storage for all your contents until they can be moved back into your home.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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How a Restoration Company Helps Through the Disaster Process

There are many types of disasters that can affect families and business owners in Florida ranging from fires and floods to hurricanes. Most individuals simply call their insurance company to make a claim when a call to a restoration company could be more appropriate. Engaging the services of a restoration company can help individuals through the disaster process in multiple ways.

Temporary Mitigation

Any kind of disaster generates emotional stress and trauma that can affect an individual’s decision-making process. A restoration company responds quickly and will take immediate action to mitigate further damage. That can include securing windows, doors, the roof or other openings.

Security Measures

Believe it or not, there are intruders that will enter a structure after a disaster, even though the building is unsafe, thereby opening individuals up to a lawsuit if they’re injured. A restoration company understands the need to secure a building from entry to protect property owners and until various officials have performed any required examinations.

Works With Insurance

Restoration companies work directly with insurance companies to salvage a wide range of furnishings and remove items that are damaged beyond repair. It’s beneficial for clients and insurance companies prefer to restore rather than replace whenever possible.

Water Removal and Cleanup

Storms, flooding, sewer backups, and water from extinguishing flames are all ways in which furnishings and building interiors can sustain water damage. Specialized equipment is utilized to remove as much water as possible. The restoration company will perform clean up of the property, remove debris, and arrange for the appropriate method of waste removal.

Mold Remediation

Mold quickly grows and spreads in warm, damp conditions. A restoration company will utilize a lab to identify exactly what type of mold is present and establish the correct protocols for its removal.

Restoration

When attended to quickly, professional restoration services can evacuate a wide variety of furnishing and electronics and restore them to like-new condition. Moisture is removed, mold remediated, unpleasant odors eliminated, and furnishings completely cleaned and refreshed.

Rebuilding

Multiple types of rebuilding and restoration may be required, depending upon the nature of the disaster. A restoration company will ensure the integrity of the structure and replace walls, floors, ceilings and roofs that have been compromised.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Don’t Delay Water Damage Removal

Water leaks aren’t always immediately visible or explosive events such as a burst pipe. They can begin as a small drip or leak that goes undetected for months before damage becomes obvious. Water damage can also be the result of storms, flooding, septic problems, or water from extinguishing a blaze. When water damage is present it’s vital that a professional restoration and recovery team be engaged immediately.

Leaks

When the problem is the result of a leak, by the time water damage becomes apparent it can already have spread within attics, behind walls and under floors. One small leak can result in thousands of dollars in damages that an insurance company may or may not cover, depending on the policy. No matter what the origin of water damage, addressing it should never be delayed.

Mold Growth

Water damage begins to occur immediately. Mold flourishes in the warm, moist conditions that are predominant in Florida, along with various types of bacteria. Within the first 24 hours, drywall begins to break down and colors in fabrics will start to bleed. Paper items will be destroyed and a musty odor will be apparent.

By the second day, wood will warp, wallpaper will peel, and the entire environment will become a biohazard due to mold and bacteria growth. Even if the origin of the problem has been repaired or otherwise eliminated, there’s going to be a significant amount of clean-up and restorative work to complete. A restoration and recovery company can handle all phases of the process.

Since restoration companies often work closely with insurance companies, they can also provide savings. An additional benefit is that when a restoration company is called quickly, they have the technology, techniques and experience to salvage items ranging from furnishings to electronics. Salvageable items will be cleaned, mold and bacteria eliminated, and odors neutralized. Never delay water damage removal. Doing so creates a biohazard for people, pets and structures.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Can You Dry Out Your Home After Water Damage?

Can water damage be fixed? There are different ways by which you can do so. A restoration company may come to your rescue and help you dry out your house in the best manner possible. The process of drying involves the use of specialized tools and equipment, removing any water that is within the home. Once the areas are dry, restoration can begin and walls and flooring can be repaired or replaced.

 

Can you dry your house by yourself? The answer is “no”. First of all, you should know that a professional restoration service has all of the proper equipment for doing such tasks. Second of all, when you dry out a house by yourself, you run the risk of causing further problems if you do not have the proper equipment. Professional water damage can be fixed in a lot less time than it would take you to dry out your house on your own. Furthermore, when you hire a professional restoration company, they will be able to test your home for water damage so that they can determine the best way to fix your home.

 

A restoration company will also work directly with your insurance company so that you have proper documentation of the damage and restoration. Proper drying in a flood or other water damage situation is essential to prevent further damage due to mold growth. Experience and expertise are key in water damage situations. If your home is damaged from water leakage or a flood contact a restoration company and leave the entire process to the experts.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Indoor Air Quality – Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

Because air duct cleaning is typically located outside of walls or over ceilings, regular maintenance such as cleaning of air ducts could be very easy to overlook. Unfortunately, many individuals forget to take regular air duct cleaning seriously, which can potentially lead to long-term adverse effects on indoor air quality. In fact, some studies have shown that dirty air ducts can lead to allergic reactions, headaches, nasal congestion and more. It can also lead to lower energy costs as well as potential damage to your HVAC system.

 

The best way to avoid the long-term effects associated with poor air duct cleaning is by making sure to keep up with routine cleaning. A good air duct cleaning service should start by removing the existing dirt in your system using high-powered air equipment. Next, they will remove any accumulated dust or mold using special techniques designed specifically for the job. Finally, they will restore your system to its pre-loss condition.

 

It’s important to know that air duct cleaning isn’t just a matter of cleaning the inside of your ductwork. Indoor air quality is affected by how you treat the outside of your ductwork as well. If you are interested in maintaining the highest indoor air quality possible, then you need to pay special attention to how you ventilate your space. By taking the appropriate steps to make sure your ducts are cleaned regularly and properly, you’ll be able to breathe easier with less worry about harmful environmental effects. Clean air ducts allow you to breathe easier and are an essential part of maintaining indoor air quality so make sure you take the time to clean them out.

 

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Understanding The Fire Restoration Process

Fire restoration is an emergency service that removes smoke, soot, ashes, and odors from your house. The aim of fire restoration services is to aid you to salvage as much of your belongings as possible during the fire restoration process. Most fire restoration specialists specialize in removing smoke damage and contaminants, allowing you to fully restore as much of the house as you can. Smoke damage is often very difficult to detect initially, making it essential for fire restoration professionals to know the precise cause of smoke damage in order to make the correct restoration strategy. Restoration requires the skill and experience of highly trained specialists who are able to identify the different sources of smoke damage and begin the process of fire restoration with the highest priority.

If you suspect smoke damage has been caused by smoke leakage from the structure of the house, fire restoration experts can assist you in the cleaning process. In most cases, smoke damage is visible due to the black smoke stains which can be seen on walls, ceilings and carpets. It is advisable to take photos of the damage in order to report it to the fire restoration experts. Photos can act as evidence when reporting the incident to local fire departments. The photos must be preserved for posterity purposes so that you can give the exact estimate of the amount of smoke damage incurred and its location.

When the smoke damage is not too extensive, fire restoration professionals can salvage any valuables that were saved during the emergency phase. You can contact your insurance company and ask them for details about any recovered items. Most often, insurance companies offer to pay for the cost of damaged furniture and personal belongings of the insured person.

Fire damage can result in many hazardous conditions, such as fumes that can affect your respiratory system and can cause allergies and asthma.  Professional odor removal is therefore essential to protect yourself, your family, and your friends. The purpose of the process is to restore the air quality inside the building to pre-incident conditions. This is often accomplished using state-of-the-art equipment which is designed to control, contain and eliminate odors.

In the event of a structural fire, your insurance company can also assist you with damage restoration. They will help assess the extent of the damage and will determine the best way to restore the building. In order to speed up the process, your insurance company can provide you with a property evaluation report, a report that will detail every aspect of the building and the current condition of the interior. Your insurance agent will be able to give you advice on the best method of restoring the building and the safest course of action. In the event of carbon monoxide detected within the building, your company can provide advice on the safest and most effective way to address the problem. Fire restoration services are absolutely essential to the successful restoration of a damaged structure.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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How Fast Can Mold Spores Spread?

Mold is a nasty little substance that is often found in damp, humid areas. But that doesn’t mean that it is not dangerous to inhale or even to touch. Many times the mold that is found in homes is not necessarily dangerous to everyone, but it sure is an issue for many people. It is important to understand how fast can mold spread in order to prevent spreading and the damage that can be caused by an infestation.

Spread

When looking into how fast can mold spread you need to realize that mold spores travel pretty quickly. In fact, the speed at which mold spores travel is more than a lot of people would have you believe. Spores can be spread in less than 24 hours. If you do not get rid of a mold outbreak quickly then you will find yourself often having to replace infected clothing or have to clean carpets and floors more often than you would like.

So if you are wondering how fast can mold spread in a day, the answer is not very quick. Mold will travel at the speed of about two to five feet per day.  The spread of mold is actually considered to be very dangerous because of the fact that it can create toxins that are harmful to anyone, and in many cases, it has been known to cause death.

Exposure

Being exposed to mold can be very scary. Once you have been exposed, it is important that you take quick action. Many times you can clean the mold off of yourself, but mold is often deep down in other areas, and getting out that way is very difficult. If you do not wash away the mold spores immediately, they will begin to spread and will cause a lot of problems for you, and for anyone else that comes into contact with you.

Toxins

Many people do not realize that the mold that causes diseases also contains toxins, and these toxins can be dangerous if they are inhaled. If you are concerned about your health and the health of others, then you need to know how fast can mold spread so you can act accordingly. Just as you would with any other problem, it is better to act quickly than to let things build up.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Mold Removal to Protect your Family’s Health

There’s a myriad of symptoms associated with a mold infection in your home or workplace. Unfortunately, those early warning signs are often overlooked and attributed to things like seasonal allergies, asthma or even the flu. Mold spores exist naturally indoors and outside. An infestation is problematic due to health concerns and is exacerbated by enclosed spaces.

Mold is a fungus and there’s approximately a dozen types that are typically found in homes, though there are thousands that have the potential to be present. The fungi normally won’t affect you too much unless you have a compromised immune system, respiratory condition, or there’s a large infestation. Mold requires moisture to grow and thrives in temperatures between 70-90 degrees.

Symptoms can range from headaches; eyes that are red, watery or sensitive to light; sore throat; coughing; and wheezing. Everyone won’t experience all the symptoms, the same combination, or severity. It’s just one of the reasons that mold is difficult to detect. If you’re undergoing cancer treatments, have HIV, or are a transplant patient, you’re at greater risk of developing a fungal infection if mold is present.

The best solution if you suspect mold is to call in the professionals. Mold spores are easily disseminated and you don’t want it to spread. A mold remediation service will locate the source, take samples, and have them lab-verified to determine what type of mold is present to determine the best course for eradication.

The affected area will be contained and the mold safely removed utilizing anti-microbial agents and negative air machines to completely remove the mold menace. Preventative measures will be taken to ensure it’s not spread and to prevent contamination of other areas and surfaces.

Mold growth isn’t limited to damp basements. It can grow behind walls, within air conditioning systems and ductwork, and in the attic. A mold remediation service knows where to look for mold and the best treatment method of any type so you’re breathing fresh, clean air in your home again.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Coronavirus Sanitation for a Safe Office

Ensuring a safe environment that doesn’t support the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus was difficult enough. Now new variants have been found in the U.S. and while they don’t appear to be more dangerous, the virus is evolving to become more contagious. Sanitation designed specifically for the coronavirus is essential.

Perhaps the biggest misconception about COVID-19 is that it’s like the common cold or the flu. It’s not. COViD-19 is a novel virus, meaning it’s new and people don’t have any immunity to it. Even with vaccination programs currently underway, safety precautions and sanitation procedures still need to be implemented.

As part of the sanitation process, Rapid Restoration Recovery collects samples and has them verified in the lab to identify any type of bacterial, viral or fungal infection. That information will be utilized to create a comprehensive remediation plan. When applicable, contaminated areas will be sealed off to prevent infection spread.

An antimicrobial solution is applied to clean surfaces and other specialized means are utilized to remove contamination. Cleaning cloths and other tools and equipment are disposed of properly to eliminate any potential for contamination. Clients receive a clearance report certifying that the coronavirus has been dealt with appropriately and has been eradicated. All cleaning is performed to CDC standards and protocols.

It’s important to engage the services of a professional coronavirus sanitation service since the virus can be spread so easily. It stays on surfaces for varying lengths of time, depending upon the material. The smaller the business space is, the easier it is for COVID-19 to spread. Proper ventilation is also an essential element.

COVID-19 is essentially a biohazard and it requires specialized knowledge, experience and expertise to effectively clean and mitigate the potential for contamination. Coughs, sneezes, exhalations, and even loud talking has the ability to deposit respiratory droplets on surfaces and in the air that can infect others. Regular, professional sanitation helps businesses provide a safe environment for employees and customers.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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