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It isn’t unusual for a winter storm to cause significant damage to your home or business. Being proactive to act quickly can go a long way to minimizing the damage. In many cases, particularly when flooding is involved, fast action can make a big difference. A professional restoration and rebuild company, like Soil-Away, can help to make the recovery process as painless and quick as possible. This can go a long way to allowing you to once again resume everyday life.
After a fire in your home, it is important that you hire a restoration team that can assess the damage. These damages often go beyond what a quick, visual inspection can offer. A fire can wreak havoc on the structure of the building, roof, HVAC system and even the plumbing. A company that is experienced in dealing with these unique challenges that the aftermath of a fire can present is the best team to help repair the home.
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.
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.
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.
To remove the odor of smoke, ventilate the home as much as possible. This includes opening windows and doors and strategically placing large fans to circulate the air. Baking soda can also be very effective at removing smoke odors. Place several small bowls filled with baking soda around the room for 24 hours, allowing them to absorb the odors. You can sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda onto rugs and carpeting.
Repairing fire damage is not an easy task. Think about the theater in Bedford, NH. Fire trucks came to put out the fire. After the firefighters put out the fire, the theater needed repairs for the structural damage to the building, as well as soft contents restoration for all the costumes and props that were covered in soot and smoke. On top of this, the theater needed air duct cleaning because of soot and smoke making its way into the HVAC units, and during the extinguishing...
A restoration company can go a long way to correcting damage to your home or business after a fire. Experienced in handling this type of work, fire restoration professionals can address all of the damage to your home caused by the flames. In addition, smoke can leave behind its own damage, including a lasting odor that is often hard to remove. A professional restoration team can remove any underlying odor.
The damage of a fire persists long after the flames are out. There is often water damage from extinguishing the fire that needs to be addressed. Smoke and soot can both leave behind a residue on belongings, as well as the walls and ceiling. Before the area can be considered livable again, these will all need to be addressed, including the sanitization process.
Smoke odor – no one likes the smell of smoke odor. It’s a thick, choking smell that seems to permeate throughout your home or business. The terrible smell seems to stick in your nostrils wherever you go. The acrid odor of cigarette smoke is bad enough, but on a larger scale, it’s almost unbearable. If your Hudson, NH home has been the victim of a house fire, the smell can get intense. During a fire, smoke travels through minute cracks and crevice’s in your property. It can even seep in through...