If a fire or flood causes damage to your home or business, you need a disaster restoration company with experience evaluating and repairing the damage. A proven track record, with years if not decades of experience will ensure that the restoration company can effectively help with the situation. It is also important that the restoration business that you choose is fully insured.
One challenge after a disaster in the home has always been getting textiles and soft contents cleaned. Beyond removing the damage on the outside of the item, if not properly sanitized bacteria can grow leading to health concerns. This sanitization process is particularly important because these soft content items and textiles are often those that we hold closest to our body, from clothing to blankets and stuffed toys.
A big, and yet often preventable, cause of fires in the home is oil-soaked rags. Summer is a great time for home improvement projects, particularly those that need to be done outdoors. One project that is sometimes taken on by the homeowner is staining a deck, porch or outdoor railing. The oil-based stain soaks through the rags. When not properly disposed of or stored, exposure to the heat outdoors and trapped oxygen can cause these oily rags to ignite.
Many homeowners find it hard to think clearly when a flood has affected their property. Anxiety rises and the questions start mounting: Who do I call to clean up the water damage? Will insurance cover the damage? What should I do first? Where water damage is concerned time is truly of the essence. You should act fast but must do so wisely. Ensure safety for family members and pets. There are many potential hazards such as slip-and-fall, electrocution, and contamination to name a few. After personal safety, address the water source. Stop it to prevent additional damages. The next two calls are to a water damage restoration professional to start the cleanup and to your insurance company to discuss a claim.
Growing in a home or business, mold is much more than an eyesore or an indication that a good cleaning is needed. While most types of mold are more of a nuisance, this can be an indicator of a water problem. Some molds can even be detrimental to a person’s health, particularly when the spores are airborne and breathed in. Regardless of the type of mold, it is important to fully remove it and cautions must be taken to ensure that the mold spores do not carry through the air to other parts of the property.
To keep your family safe from Coronavirus, ensure that any service provider in your home is a minimum of six feet away at all times. Visitors should be sanitizing their equipment and washing their hands before and after the service call. If possible, masks should be worn to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and any surfaces touched should be kept to only those necessary areas.
After a fire, it can be a challenge to remove underlying smoke odors from the carpet, furniture and even walls. It is important to ventilate the area as much as possible, opening doors and windows. Fans directed to exhaust the air outdoors will also help to speed up the process. A deep cleaning of the entire home, including washing the walls, flooring and upholstery will go a long way to removing any lingering smoke odors.
Whether your business has been fully functional throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or you are preparing to re-open, you need to think about a plan for cleaning and disinfecting your building. Proper cleaning and facility upkeep should be a part of everyone’s ongoing safety plan to minimize risk exposure to building occupants. According to the CDC, “Normal routine cleaning…lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.”
A flood can devastate a business, from the extensive structural damage to the loss of sales. In the event of a flood, whether from a burst pipe or an act of nature, it is important that you evacuate the area and shut off the power immediately. After identifying and shutting down the source of the flood, you can begin the process of removing the water and assessing the damage to your property and its contents.
Too many businesses are scrambling right now. They are scrambling to find the right vendors, experts, and solutions to support their operation and keep it going. The businesses who did not have the right disaster response partners and processes in place ahead of time are feeling the most pain. A pre-disaster facility plan is making a big difference right now for the organizations who have them. Whether you are combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the current moment or just looking to improve the long-term wellbeing of your company, you need to consider creating a facility pre-disaster plan.
Clothing and other soft contents, such as stuffed animals, can be cleaned after a fire’s smoke and soot have damaged them. Using patented technology, the Esporta iS4000 Wash System is able to not only remove any debris and odors, but it can also sanitize the items. This process ensures that soft contents are safe to be on your body after a fire, removing the underlying bacteria and grime.
Business and community leaders have a lot of pressure on them right now. Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis has been a strain on everything from finances, HR, logistics and beyond. During these challenging times it is important that we have expert resources that we can rely on. This even includes the cleaning industry which seems more important than ever right now. This blog is to help business and community leaders figure out how to hire the right company for coronavirus (COVID-19) deep cleaning at their facilities.