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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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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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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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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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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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