Smoke and Fire Damage restoration

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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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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