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Can Carpets be Restored After Smoke and Fire Damage?

Modern technologies enable a remediation company to salvage a great many items following a fire, but carpeting typically isn’t one of them. It’s not just a matter of removing the water. Carpets that have been exposed to fire are contaminated by smoke, soot, and mold is a very real concern.

Remediation companies can remove soot, water and mold, but the problem after a fire goes deeper. Water from extinguishing the fire will soak through the carpeting and into the flooring below, which necessitate removal of the carpeting, floor boards and affected wallboard.

The tiny particles of unburned materials in smoke, known as soot, permeate even the smallest of cracks and crevices and contaminate carpets. There’s a good chance that area rugs may be saved after a fire, but not carpeting.

The odor of smoke can remain in homes and carpets for months, even after multiple cleanings, unless it’s properly remediated. Soot is a dangerous carcinogen that can aggravate allergies, exacerbate lung conditions, and cause long-term illnesses.

Adding to the problem is the potential for mold growth. The fungi occur naturally in the environment and causes little problem unless it finds a foothold in a home. The conditions after a fire provide an ideal breeding ground for mold. The fungi can begin growing and multiplying in as little as 12 hours. It sinks roots into any porous surface, including wood, wallboard and fabrics.

While homeowners will need to write off their carpets as a total loss, the services of a remediation company aren’t limited to water extraction, smoke removal and mold elimination. Immediately after the fire, a restoration company will secure the site to prevent entry by intruders or looters.

The highly trained professionals have industrial level equipment and solutions for every phase of the cleanup process. The companies can also provide rebuilding services to restore the premises and works directly with a homeowner’s insurer.

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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Protecting Your Home from a Fire

Your home represents a considerable investment and it’s one of your most valuable assets – it just makes good sense to take measures to protect your property from fire. The leading causes of house fires that ignite from indoor threats are cooking equipment, heating systems, faulty wiring, lighting, blocked vents, and curious kids.

Fire Protection

Today’s homeowners also have to worry about outside elements that can damage or completely destroy homes that including wildfires. The following are some easy and inexpensive ways to protect your home against a fire. Some can even result in savings on your house insurance.

Smoke Alarm

One of the most effective and inexpensive methods of fire protection are smoke alarms. They’re an early warning system that can save lives. Placement will depend on the layout of the home. It’s best to have them professionally installed and maintained for optimal performance.

Fire Extinguishers

The devices are essential for putting out small fires before they become major conflagrations. They limit damage and an extra benefit is that they reduce the amount of pollution emitted by smoke when materials are burned. Check them regularly to ensure they haven’t expired.

Exit Lighting

A fire produces smoke and soot that decreases visibility. When combined with the panic that accompanies a fire, it’s easy to see why exit lighting is critical. It provides you and your family with highly visible illumination that directs them to exits, allowing them to escape. The lighting also helps people avoid injuries from stumbling over furniture and other obstacles while evacuating.

Cooking

A majority of house fires begin in the kitchen. Never leave cooking or baking endeavors unattended and that includes outdoor kitchens or grills. Keep flammable items as far from cooking as possible.

Heating Sources

Portable heaters are also a major cause of fires, along with outdoor heaters, fireplaces and bonfires. Never leave heaters or open flames unattended and keep the heat source away from flammable objects. It’s also a good idea to keep firewood at least 30 feet away from your home and clear vegetation from around the perimeter of the home that could fuel a fire.

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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Fire Restoration Services

The pain of reconstruction after a large, catastrophic fire isn’t easy; but, thankfully, fire damage restoration companies are prepared to help in the reconstruction process. With a trained, experienced team, much of what used to be lost can be brought back into life. When fire damage happens, it happens fast. It can spread in a variety of ways and create many different problems, from structural to aesthetic. In order to prevent future loss, and help return something to its original function and aesthetic appearance, the fire restoration process needs to be swift and thorough. That means getting all the right professionals on board.

Clean up

The first step to restoring any property damaged by fire is clean-up. Professional fire damage companies know how to properly remove the mess from your home. They will have special equipment to help get rid of black smoke and will have fire safety precautions in place to limit smoke damage to carpets, wood, or insulation. After the fire is over, they will need to evaluate the structural integrity of your building. In many cases, that means they will need to re-dry carpeting and remove mildew. Any insulation will have to be stripped down and inspected for damage.

Odor Removal

For smoke odor and black soot removal, fire restoration companies use special firefighting products to kill the bacteria and chemicals in smoke. This includes an extinguisher, which is either pumped in or placed inside the building. Deodorant is another important element for fire damage cleaning. Professional companies have powerful deodorizers with low concentrations of toxic chemicals that will neutralize odors. If you have smoke odor and black soot removal needs, contact a cleaning and restoration professional as soon as possible.

A final step in smoke restoration involves using warm water and mild soap or detergent to clean affected areas. This cleans the area and prevents dry heat and cracked paint from occurring after soot removal. Once the area is properly cleaned and dried, it is then treated with a fire retardant. This is to further prevent moisture from the surrounding air from reaching the affected areas and re-contaminating them. If you are unsure whether or not your home needs such treatment, consult your local fire department.

If smoke damage occurs in a home or other structure, contact a professional restoration service immediately for rapid and effective help. If smoke or soot damage is allowed to continue unchecked, it can cause serious structural problems that can ultimately lead to serious health problems, as well as premature death.

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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Fire Restoration Helps get you Back in Your Home

Once the flames have been extinguished and your home is boarded up to prevent unauthorized entry, the first question you may have is “How soon can I return to my home?” That will largely depend on the extent of the damage. That’s where the services of a professional, 24/7 restoration and remediation service is invaluable.

They have on-site insurance adjusters and even work with your insurance company. A restoration company takes care of all the tedious details associated with restoring a residence to its pre-fire condition, enabling you to get back in your home as quickly as possible. They have a variety of effective methods to remove smoke residue, commonly known as soot, and salvage a wide variety of your possessions.

The materials used in construction releases chemicals and particles into the air when they’re burned. Those particles are deposited throughout the dwelling. Smoke penetrates behind walls and permeates the entire structure. Compounding the problem is the water used to quench the blaze that aid in the growth of mold and mildew.

A professional remediation service will provide you with an itemized list of items that can be treated to remove smoke and water damage, remove odors and any trace of mold. Even electronics can be salvaged. Your possessions will be packed up, transported, treated, and stored until the complete restoration of your home is completed.

A fire is a highly traumatic event. You and your family may be in shock and not thinking clearly following a fire. A restoration team takes care of all the immediate details, such as boarding up the residence, that can save you from a liability issue should unauthorized individuals enter and injure themselves.

Remediation companies work with a variety of industry professionals that are specialists in their field. They work quickly and efficiently to remove debris and provide construction services so you and your family can get back in your home with alacrity.

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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What Should Fire Restoration Include?

When a fire occurs, after the safety of family and pets are assured, most individuals are primarily concerned with the damage to the structure. There are multiple situations that will need to be addressed and the best place to begin is with a fire restoration company.

They will work with insurance companies and provide an on-site insurance specialist. It’s important that individuals understand the range of services that should be included when they contact a restoration and remediation company.

The first order of business for a fire restoration company is to ensure the premises are secured when fire and police officials deem is safe to do so. That includes boarding up any point that someone could use to gain entry to the property. If any unauthorized individual enters the property and is injured, it represents a potential lawsuit even though the intruder was trespassing.

Individuals should expect the restoration company to provide an inventory of the items that can be salvaged. From furnishings to expensive electronics, the company will pack and transport each object to the restoration site. Water will be removed, mold eradicated, odors neutralized, soot eliminated, and ozone treatment employed.

The damage incurred during a fire extends far beyond what’s immediately visible. Depending upon the extent of the fire, the aftermath of a blaze will reveal damage to walls, floors, ceilings and roofs. Restoration experts will oversee the repair and replacement of the structure and provide assurance of the building’s structural integrity when applicable.

A fire is a trauma-inducing event. It’s one that often leaves individuals in shock and unsure of what to do. The first order of business is to ensure that every family member and pets are safe. A fire restoration company can handle the myriad of details associated with a fire. The experts work with insurance companies, restore possessions, and ensure that homes are returned to their pre-fire 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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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.

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Smoke and Fire Damage can Seem Overwhelming

There are many things that must be done after a fire has occurred and the average person just isn’t prepared to take all the necessary steps after such a catastrophic loss. Individuals will be dealing with the destruction of their home and belongings, along with the damage from soot, smoke, and water used by firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

The first step is to make sure everyone is out of the house and safe. Families that have experienced a fire will need a safe place to stay. That can mean renting a hotel or seeking assistance from the Red Cross, their church, or a similar organization.

Even though people will be in shock, there are certain actions that will need to be taken to restore the home and any vehicles that may have been collateral damage during the fire. Depending upon the extent of the damage and the amount of the insurance deductible, it may be less expensive for homeowners to pay for the cleanup themselves.

That’s when the services of a remediation and restoration company may be more appropriate and cost effective than filing an insurance claim. Restoration professionals will begin by boarding up the building to prevent any unwanted entry that could expose clients to a lawsuit.

As soon as the fire department deems it safe, the restoration company will assess the damage and document it. If an individual decides to file a claim with their insurance company, the restoration company will work with the insurer to clean up the site, rebuild or restore the structure, and preserve any items that can be salvaged.

A professional restoration company may be able to preserve some of a family’s belongings if the damage isn’t too severe. They have special techniques and methods that can be used to dry out possessions, prevent mold, and remove soot and the smell of smoke. Insurance companies like working with restoration companies since it’s less expensive for them and it has the added benefit for individuals of being able to potentially save some of their prized possessions.

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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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.

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Professional Fire Restoration

A fire is traumatic enough for individuals without trying to address the resultant damage. Most people simply view the burned portions of a structure without ever considering the other avenues of damage that must be dealt with before any recovery can begin. Professional fire restoration is a multi-faceted process that requires multiple steps.

One of the most important aspects of hiring a professional fire and restoration service is that they will work directly with insurance companies for their clients. Insurance companies like working with restoration professionals as they will make every effort to preserve as many valuables and possessions as possible, which means the costs are lessened for insurance agencies.

Fire restoration begins with emergency services to board up the structure to prevent vandals and secure it from the danger of injury to anyone that might be tempted to enter. As soon as fire and law enforcement officials release the building from any investigations, fire restoration professionals go to work cataloging and packing valuables and possessions that can be salvaged for secure storage.

They’ll track and monitor inventory from pack up to replacement. Utilizing high-tech methods, moisture and odors will be removed from salvageable items. Possessions will also be treated to mitigate mold and mildew.

Water and debris will be removed to allow the next step in the restoration process to begin. In addition to restoring the building, structural integrity will be ensured. Electrical and plumbing components will be addressed for safety. One of the essential services provided by restoration experts is the mediation of mold and elimination of smoke and odors throughout the structure.

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire requires a multi-pronged approach that preserves possessions and removes debris. The services also mitigate mold growth and eliminate smoke and odor problems before beginning the process of rebuilding, restoring, and sanitizing the property.

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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