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What you Need to do After a Fire

Time is of the essence after a fire. Even though there will be a level of shock and disbelief, there are things that you’ll need to do as soon as possible. Don’t worry about the structure. It can be replaced.

Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim and find out if there are any benefits you can access. Save the receipts for anything you must purchase as a result of the fire. That can include lodgings, clothing and other necessities. They may also have the names of local restoration and cleanup professionals.

You, your family, and any pets will need to find a safe place to stay. Even a small amount of fire damage will render your home uninhabitable. If you don’t have access to family, you can contact a local disaster relief organization such as the American Red Cross or Salvation Army that can provide assistance with locating lodgings.

It’s also a good idea to make a visit to the veterinarian for any pets. Smoke inhalation can cause severe harm to pets’ lungs. They may even have sustained burns that aren’t immediately visible and they’ll be traumatized the same as you and your family.

After a fire is extinguished, you’ll be responsible for boarding up the structure to prevent any unauthorized entry. It’s a safety issue and a top-flight fire, smoke, and water restoration company will provide that service. The company should also be able to work directly with your insurer to coordinate what needs to be done to preserve any salvageable belongings, initiate cleanup, and restoration.

A fire restoration company will make recovery infinitely easier. Whenever possible, they’ll salvage and restore items to their pre-fire condition, remediating smoke, odor, water and mold damage. The company should also be able to aid in the cleanup and restoration process of your home. A fire is an extremely traumatic event. Following a set of procedures will help you and your family return to normal as quickly as possible.

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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Damage can Happen When you Least Expect It

Household emergencies can’t be predicted and the damage is typically far worse than anticipated. They can occur due to water, smoke, fire, and power outages. The problem arises from the unexpected nature of the situation and the fact that damage can be occurring for days or weeks without your knowledge.

When an emergency happens, it’s time to call in the professionals as quickly as possible. They can remove water, dry the premises, repair the problem, and restore a wide range of belongings to pre-damage condition. Professionals will provide pack out and content services for your possessions, sanitize the premises, and leave the entire area sparkling clean and healthy.

The following are just some of the common types of household emergencies that can be rectified through rapid restoration and mitigation services.

Appliances

Refrigerators and freezers are appliances that can leak and cause water damage. Sometimes they may just be at the end of their life expectancy. In other situations, a power outage will cause freezers and refrigerators to thaw and leak.

Bacterial/Viral Sanitation

Outbreaks of bacteria and viruses are extremely difficult to control by ordinary means. The methods available to a professional service are appropriate for homes, businesses, commercial properties, and medical/lab facilities.

Biohazard Cleanup

Crime scenes produce a variety of contaminants, including blood and other bodily fluids. Rapid cleanup and restoration of premises is essential and aids in addressing trauma. Another situation that constitutes a biohazard is a backed up toilet that can spread infectious diseases.

Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are inconvenient, cause significant damage, and can spread infectious and communicable diseases. It also affects air quality.

Burst Pipes, Leaky Water Heaters

A pipe that bursts violently will spray water for quite a distance. A slow leak from a broken pipe or water heater is insidious and can take months to notice. By the time it’s discovered, a significant amount of damage has been done to floors and walls. In condos and apartments, water damage can occur when water leaks down from above.

Damaged Roof, Gutters

Even a small leak from a damaged roof can compromise the structural integrity of a building. Damaged gutters result in rainwater backup that will seep under roof edgings. Both situations result in damage to the wood and insulation and promote mold growth.

Fire

A fire and resultant water from sprinkler systems or fire departments soak every inch of a structure and the acrid smell of smoke can be overpowering. Professionals can repair any damage, remove smoke and water, and sanitize the premises to eliminate any trace of mold or odor.

Mold

A side effect of leaky appliances, storm damage, and humid climates is mold. It can grow behind walls, in ceilings, and in air conditioning ductwork. It adversely affects air quality and can even be dangerous if you have allergies or chronic respiratory conditions.

Storm Damage

Hurricanes and even ordinary storms can result in flooding and storm surges. The damage is extensive and it’s imperative that the water and possessions be removed quickly to enable crews to dry the premises, repair any damage, remediate mold, and minimize damage.

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 the Smell from Smoke Damage ever be Removed?

When a fire occurs within a home or business, even if it’s extinguished quickly the smell of smoke will permeate the premises and possessions. Structures and possessions can also be afflicted with the smell of smoke from wildfires. Down through the ages a variety of home remedies have been utilized, but nothing can compare with the methodologies and technology available to restoration professionals.

Even when there are no visible signs such as soot, the odor has pervaded every area of the structure and the smell can have adverse effects on health. It’s especially dangerous for children, the elderly, pets, and those with weakened immune systems, along with anyone with respiratory conditions.

It’s essential that individuals act quickly to contact a restoration company. The longer that odors are in fabrics, the more difficult it will be to remove them. It will also be more expensive since more extensive methods will need to be employed.

Equally important is removing the items from the environment and into fresh air. Restoration professionals understand the importance of removing items from the premises as quickly as possible and offer emergency services to accommodate that need.

When building materials burn, they emit soot particles and exude substances that are oily, acidic, and toxic. Restoration professionals are specially trained to remove those residues without damaging textiles by breaking down the smoke molecules.

Professionals can remove the odor of smoke from a wide array of items encompassing drapes and carpeting to upholstery and clothing. The techniques and processes that are utilized are designed to penetrate deep within fabrics where odors lurk for deep-down deodorization.

Removing the smell of smoke from possessions and entire structures is a complex undertaking for which restoration professionals have been highly trained. They can provide a range of smoke and odor-related elimination services that leave possessions and structures smelling clean and fresh.

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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The Process of Fire Damage Restoration

A fire in a home or business is a traumatizing event and it’s even more so when individuals contemplate the cleanup afterward. Hiring a company that specializes in fire damage restoration will mitigate a great deal of stress.

Fire damage restoration is a multi-step process. A full-service restoration company will offer 24/7 emergency service to board up and secure the structure to prevent theft and vandalism. It’s an extremely important first step that ensures possessions are secured and prevents liability should someone try to enter the building.

The damage incurred by a fire extends far beyond the visibly burned items and structure. An expert assessment will be required to determine the extent of the damage. The effects of a fire are many. It encompasses water saturation from extinguishing the fire and the growth of mold and mildew.

It’s essential that individuals not delay in contacting a restoration company. Without expedient restoration services, water and mold growth has time to spread to other areas of the structure. The unpleasant odor of smoke will linger even in areas that weren’t touched by the flames.

The restoration company will provide an itemized inventory of all the client’s items. With today’s technology, a professional restoration service can save many possessions. The restoration company can remove water, deodorize items, eliminate mold and mildew, remove soot and debris, and sanitize possessions. A great number of furnishings and equipment can be restored to pre-fire condition.

All salvageable items will be packed and stored after cleaning until clients are ready to retrieve them. Personal items that are too damaged to be restored will be removed as part of the process. The final step is restoring the premises and/or assisting in a renovation that can provide clients with a completely new design.

A fire is a traumatic event and restoring the property can seem like an impossible task. A full-service restoration company will help clients throughout each step of the restoration process. The experts are able to restore an extensive array of personal property that will save money and enable clients to quickly get back to their normal activities.

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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