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Will Air Duct Cleaning Remove Smells?

Homes and businesses are subjected to an extensive variety of odors every day. They permeate every corner of a structure, originating from sources that includes pollution, cooking, trash, pets, mold, and smoke. Sewer odors are common from drains and decaying animals in ductwork can also occur. Some smells are simply annoying, while others can be dangerous.

Temporary Measures

To mitigate odors, many turn to burning scented candles, using an air purifier, or opening up windows. However, if the smell is coming from ductwork, all of those are only temporary measures and won’t get to the root of the problem. Only cleaning the ductwork will provide a long-term solution and is best performed by trained professionals.

Ductwork cleaning won’t eliminate an odor that doesn’t originate from the system, but there are many types of smells that can be traced back to ductwork. Regular cleaning and maintenance eliminate those concerns.

The Process

An air duct cleaning company will perform a video camera inspection of the ductwork to identify any specific problems that may exist. Samples will be taken and analyzed, a specific plan of treatment will be created, and all appropriate areas will be sealed off to prevent the spread of any contamination.

High-powered vacuums and other technology will be employed to clean and sanitize the ducts. Material from the ductwork is disposed of in an appropriate manner and clients receive a ductwork cleaning confirmation.

Cleaning of ductwork is essential after a fire or flooding event. Soot from a fire infiltrates every nook and cranny of a building. It’s a known carcinogen that can cause long-term health issues and the odor will last for months. Water that infiltrates ductwork during a flood is contaminated with everything from chemicals to human waste. Cleaning eliminates ductwork-related odors, reduces the potential for illnesses, and enables systems to operate more efficiently.

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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When to Contact a Restoration Company

There are many instances when contacting a restoration company is absolutely essential. The companies have highly-trained staff that’s experienced in remediating situations encompassing fire and water damage, addressing biohazards, and sanitizing premises from bacterial, viral and fungal agents.

A restoration company is equipped to remove toxic materials and have the technological means to even save some types of furnishings and electronics. They’ll inventory, pack, treat and store any items until it’s safe to return them. They will secure sites to prevent incursions by intruders and vandals, and have on-site adjusters that will work directly with a client’s insurance company to repair, restore and build back the structure.

Fire and Smoke

Fire damage is bad enough, but the particles contained in smoke can linger for months and cause serious health problems if not addressed. There will also be damage from water used to extinguish the blaze. A remediation company will treat homes and commercial properties for fire, smoke water and mold damage.

Water Damage

Damage to structures can arrive via various avenues that includes broken or leaky pipes, defective appliances, severe storms, and flooding from hurricanes. The company will remove the water, dry out the environment, and remove any affected materials such as flooring, carpeting and wallboard. They’ll also address related issues such as mold growth, toxic materials and biohazards.

Biohazards

Most people automatically think of chemicals when the term biohazard comes up, but biohazards include much more than a chemical spill or similar event. Biohazards encompass touch and airborne pathogens of bacteria, viruses and fungi, along with blood and bodily fluids.

The professionals are trained in the proper way to handle multiple types of biohazards, safely remove them without further contamination, and restore the premises. When vectors for communicable disease are present, a restoration service has the technological tools to completely sanitize the environment.

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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Repairing a Water Damaged Floor

Water damage to floors can occur in South Florida as a result of hurricanes or heavy rains, but those aren’t the only culprits. Sometimes the damage is due to indoor water leaks or appliance problems. Repair or replacement will depend on the type of water that caused the damage.

When the damage is mild and it hasn’t been standing for very long, it’s possible that the flooring can simply be replaced. That’s also assuming that it was white water that caused the damage. White water originates from showers, sinks, appliance malfunctions, and broken water pipes.

Hardwood flooring is one of the most susceptible to water damage, but any flooring can experience damage. Subflooring will need to be examined to determine the full extent of the problem. Signs that are an indication that the floor may need to be replaced rather than repaired include signs of buckling, crowning or cupping, along with discoloration, warping or odors.

Minor damage can often be addressed by a restoration company that will be able to dry the floor and remediate any mold growth. With the modern equipment available to restoration companies, there are no longer any hard and fast rules about water damaged floors. What once would be considered an automatic replacement can now be treated and repaired.

Restoration professionals will be able to make that determination while ensuring that structural integrity is being maintained. They’ll be able to ascertain if the damage is cosmetic or the flooring has become unsafe. Restoration experts will also work directly with insurance companies.

Faced with water damage and the potential for high insurance deductibles, many individuals opt to perform the work themselves. When water damage occurs, it’s always best to call in the professionals that have the experience and modern methods to deal with the emergency and ensure a home or business isn’t plagued with mold that can cause ill health down the road.

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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