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Fire Restoration

A. Restoration Companies carry out recovery from fire, flood, water damage, sewage backup and similar events. They are usually one of the first to respond following significant damage to a home from these events.

A. This is what restoration companies will do. To remove soot and smoke damage, which is toxic, they will use products like tri-sodium phosphate and chlorine bleach to rinse surfaces clear of this damage.

A. In response to a house fire, restoration companies are among the first responders to become involved in protecting and preserving the home from further damage.

A. A restoration company will start with ensuring the structure is sound, or rebuild it so that it is. Once done, repairs (rebuild, repaint) will be conducted on interior framing, walls, roofs and windows as necessary.

A. Fire damage generally refers to physical damage from burning caused by flames directly, smoke or other corrosive substances created during a fire. Fire damage is a standard of coverage offered by insurance companies.

A. This process starts with a product like restore wood which will take the damage off your furniture and condition the wood. Furniture that has been more heavily you would use steel wool for deeper cleaning.

A. This depends on the extent of the fire and patience is required because this process can take anywhere from days to months. Your restoration company is your best source of information during this time.

A. Often prices will be lower on a house with fire damage. High returns can be made on a home that is repaired, but those need to be done by a qualified restoration company.

A. The stages: Ignition (fuel, oxygen and heat provide a sustained chemical reaction), Growth (initial flame ignites additional fuel), Fully Developed (fire covers available fuel, peak temperature causes heat damage) and Decay (temperature drops, fuels consumed).

A. Fire damage generally refers to physical damage from burning caused by flames directly, smoke or other corrosive substances created during a fire. Fire damage is a standard of coverage offered by insurance companies.

A. The amount of time needed to restore your home after a fire will be estimated by your restoration contractor. Factors such as size of the structure can drive rebuilding to weeks or months.

A. The amount of time needed to restore your home after a fire will be estimated by your restoration contractor. Factors such as size of the structure can drive rebuilding to weeks or months.

A. Kitchen fires are all too common. In general, most kitchen surfaces and dishes can be washed with dish detergent that is formulated for grease in soot, rinsed with bleach and again with clean water.

A. Fire insurance is a coverage provided by insurance companies and includes paying a restoration contractor for repairing or replacing damaged property in your home with certain exclusions.

Smoke Restoration

A. Smoke particles are a health risk. It depends on where the fire was located and what the damage is. If in the house, probably not, in a garage, maybe you can. Ask the fire department.

A. To remove soot and smoke from walls, furniture, floors, restoration companies will use various combinations of tri-sodium phosphate, mild soap, chlorine bleach or detergent with water. Soot and smoke is toxic, safety is paramount.

A. Your restoration company can do this work, they will wash walls, ceilings with a mix of ammonia, vinegar, baking soda, and hot water. All surfaces that were contact with smoke will be cleaned.

A. Your restoration company can do this work, they will wash walls, ceilings with a mix of ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and hot water. All surfaces that were contact with smoke will be cleaned.

A. Typically clean-up after a fire can run between $200 to $1000 with an additional $3,000 to $26,000 for smoke remediation. Ridding furniture, clothing and carpets of smoke requires deodorizing.

A. Smoke damage is usually a large part of fire damage. Smoke is toxic, acidic and odor causing and its removal is a major component of cleaning and restoration efforts.

A. Commercial grade soot and smoke remover, rubbing alcohol, white vinegar or paint thinner can be used to remove smoke damage from walls. Apply to walls and protect your skin by wearing rubber or latex gloves.

Residential Restoration

A. Restoring a property damaged by fire is more than simply replacing burnt materials with new. It is a process best handled by professionals that have the expertise to ensure that the home is structurally sound.

A. Typically repairs are between $3,049 and $27,888. The national average is $12,718 for a full repair. Obviously the extent of the damage correlates with the total amount needed to fully restore.

A. Damage to these types of items may require a professional restoration specialist. Your insurance company will help you find such a person so that those items can be returned in the best possible condition.

A. Fire damage is covered by your Homeowner's policy almost always, but you should review your policy for complete details. If there are items excluded, you will need to settle with the restoration company directly.

A. Mitigation sets the stage for cleanup and restoration is the by-product. Restoration experts aim to rebuild and repair your property to the condition before the destruction.

A. Structural elements including walls and floors are rebuilt or replaced using new materials. For a larger project it can take upwards of three weeks for completion.

A. A homeowner who has experienced damage to their home due to fire, wind, water, hail, etc. are able to re-coop their losses once a restoration contractor is hired to begin repairs.

A. Restoration from fire and water is a process that can be influenced negatively if not performed in a timely manner. Unfortunately when fires occur, the incidence of water damage from extinguishing the fire can result.

A. Restoration from fire and water is a process that can be influenced negatively if not performed in a timely manner. Unfortunately when fires occur, the incidence of water damage from extinguishing the fire can result.

A. Onsite emergency service restoration requires specialized methods for water damage to walls and other hard surfaces, removal of soot and odors and mold remediation to deter future problems.

A. "A restoration company is commonly used to assist homeowner's with damage caused from fire, water and major events. The services included are intended to preserve and protect the home from further damage."

A. You can contract the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. It can survive for hours to days on surfaces.

Mold Remediation

A. If not cleaned up properly, water damage can lead to the growth of mold. Restoration will begin with an inspection and will end with steps taken to prevent mold growth.

A. On average, the cost of mold remediation is $1500 to $3150, which is $15 to $31 per sq. foot. The price can escalate into tens of thousands if left untreated.

A. Remediating for mold can be costly depending on where it is in the home. Approximately $500 to $4,000 from crawl spaces and between $2,000 to $6,000 from ducts, walls, and crawl spaces.

A. It is possible for mold that has been removed to return however when mold remediation services are performed by a certified contractor it is unlikely.

A. If mold damage is caused by a "covered peril", then a homeowner's insurance policy will pay for repairs and cleanup. If not, an insurance company will likely not cover mold damage.

A. If mold is detected in a crawl space, it can easily become widespread if left untreated. Mold can be damaging to one's health so any amount is not acceptable.

A. If mold is detected in a crawl space, it can easily become widespread if left untreated. Mold can be damaging to one's health so any amount is not acceptable.

A. Normally they use a mixture of bleach/water. The process is to scrub surfaces with the use of a soft brush and working the chemical in until the mold is destroyed, then letting surfaces dry.

A. Mold can be killed by spraying it with a 3% hydrogen peroxide concentration. Spray surfaces wet and leave for approximately 10 minutes. Then scrub to remove mold, when dry wipe down surface again.

A. Due to drywall being extremely porous, it traps moisture very easily. When damp or wet, settled spores can quickly become molds. Mold may colonize in 1 to 12 days.

A. A mold remediation specialist is able to identify large-scale mold within a home, eradicate or encapsulate it thereby enabling the homeowner to remain safe.

A. After mold remediation services including repairs for the underlying causes of the infestation, most mold problems are resolved but it is possible for mold to return.

A. Toxins (mycotoxins) produced by mold spores can affect the lungs, skin, and nervous system but there is no definitive evidence that mold spores cause lung cancer.

A. Mold is known to cause asthma and infections in immune-compromised patients that have been exposed. Exposure has also been linked to memory loss, anxiety, depression, and confusion.

Water Damage Restoration

A. Following water damage to your home, an inspection is conducted and standing water is removed and drying and dehumidification are applied. Monitoring the drying process is important to assuring that further damage is prevented.

A. In order to prevent further water damage, actions such as removal of unsalvageable contents and structures and cleaning of affected areas may be necessary. These are examples of water mitigation.

A. This is a process of drying out everything affected by the flooding and can include inspection, drying of rooms, furniture, etc., dehumidifying, cleaning everything then restoring where required.

A. Flooding from storms, water line breaks, sewage backup, etc., is a problem which requires a series of methods to correct and treat. Flooding is something beyond a roof leak or burst pipe.

A. This depends on the extent of the flooding. To help, you can remove standing water, open doors and windows, use fans and dehumidifiers. One key is to dry out things as quickly as you can.

A. Separate colors, leave out those things that are dry cleaned. Have washing machine checked okay by electrician, and cleaned. To clean, disinfect washer with chlorine bleach with no clothes in it prior to normal use.

A. Do not start a car after flood, until repaired. Disconnect battery, roll down windows, if high water mark is high, don't start car. Replace engine oil and filter, check fuel system (i.e. not fouled).

A. The removal of standing water provided by a restoration contractor may also include inspection, drying, dehumidification, cleaning and restoration all performed in a quick and timely manner.

A. A quick response to a home flood is paramount to preventing the spread of water damage. Water damage can permanently weaken the structure, and lead to mold grow.

A. Drain excess water from the photos. Spread out photographs to dry, place face up laying flat on absorbent material (i.e. cloth or paper towels). Use fans to dry photos.

A. On average, repairing a ceiling from damage caused by water is about $45 to $55 per square foot. A professional restoration contractor is recommended to make the necessary repairs.

A. The use of sandbags is an effective way to reduce or prevent flood water damage. The process simply redirects water around your house. Not water tight, but can still be very effective.

A. If exposed to water for too long drywall can get damaged losing its structural integrity and become soft and weak. Speed is critical if it can be saved thus avoiding mold damage.

A. The correct proportions of bleach to water is 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water for cleaning the coronavirus or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.

A. The water restoration process involves an inspection to assess the extent of water damage, water removal by use of pumps followed by vacuums for drying and dehumidification