Smoke and Fire Damage restoration

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How Smoke Damage Affects Your Belongings

Anyone that’s experienced a fire is familiar with the smoky smell and sooty deposits that permeate everything. No part of a home or business will be unaffected by smoke damage. The odor and soot will reach into the far reaches of the structure. Smoke damage isn’t limited to a fire within a structure. The smoke from nearby wildfires has the ability to render buildings uninhabited and unusable.

Smoke from a fire wafts through the air and is much more insidious than it seems. The smoke from a fire is comprised of minuscule particles that are the byproducts of burning materials, also known as soot. It has the ability to eat through materials like acid.

The chemical components contained in smoke will vary, depending on the materials that were burned. Some of the most common are carbon monoxide, ammonia, formaldehyde, hydrogen, and sulfur dioxide. They’re all dangerous and can make you sick, long after the fire is extinguished. Smoke is comprised of very tiny solid particles, but it moves through the air like a gas.

After a fire, some furnishings may appear untouched, but they’ll contain those dangerous chemical particles. The particles can embed themselves in your clothing and bedding, upholstery, carpeting, drapes, in any porous material such as wood, and even behind walls. That’s why your home or business will have a lingering smell of smoke, which will also affect your air quality.

Smoke can also seep into medications, cosmetics and other personal hygiene products, along with food products, even if they’re new and unopened. Glass, metal and ceramic are non-porous substances and anything encased in those materials will typically remain useable.

A restoration and recovery company has advanced technology available to salvage and restore many of the items damaged by smoke, including furniture and electronics, when attended to quickly. The professionals will provide an inventory, pack the items, transport them for treatment, and store them until they can be returned to your premises.

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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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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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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Candle Safety in your Home

Candles are becoming an increasingly popular method of scenting the air and eliminating odors. They’re particularly popular during holidays, but can easily ignite a fire without the proper precautions. The following tips enable individuals to safely enjoy candles in their home whether they’re being used to create ambiance or they’re providing light if the power goes out.

Burning Candles

Rule No. 1 is to never leave a candle burning unattended. There should always be at least one person in a room where the candle is burning and never leave them lit when leaving home. If everyone moves to another room, extinguish the candle. The safest way to put out a candle flame is with a candle snuffer.

The Base

Always place candles on a solid base for stability and one that’s large enough to comfortably catch any wax drippings.

Distance

Burning candles should never be placed near flammable items such as drapes, books or paper, furniture and bedding, carpets, or decorations. It only takes moments for those types of materials to ignite.

Moving Candles

You should never move a candle while it’s lit or the wax is still liquified. Bear in mind that liquified wax can take several minutes to completely cool and solidify.

Burning Limits

Candles aren’t designed to be burned down to a nub. Change them out before they burn too low. A good rule of thumb is to replace taper candles when about ½ an inch of candle length remains and two inches for pillar candles.

Spacing

It’s never a good idea to place candles too close together. Dripping wax from one can ignite another. A good safety distance is to leave at least three inches between candles.

Wicks and Drafts

Candle wicks that exhibit a high flame should be trimmed. Wait until the candle cools sufficiently. If the flame is flickering repeatedly, the candle may be in the line of an unknown draft. Extinguish the flame and when it’s safe to do so, move it to a different location.

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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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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