What services does Rapid Restoration provide?
Rapid Restoration’s certified technicians will wipe down all surfaces, place negative air machines to remove odors, clean all A/C ducts. The wipe down allows the homeowner to repaint over a clean painted surface and not the soot that is left form the fire. Negative air machines and HEPA Machines removes the odor that remains after the fire have been extinguished. Cleaning the A/C ducts removes the residual soot and odor that finds its way into your A/C ducts.
Why is it important to wipe down the walls?
If the soot from the fire is allowed to remain on the walls, it prohibits a fresh coat of paint from attaching to the wall surface. The soot is also acidic, and if permitted to remain on porous services it can destroy the material it is on causing much more damage that the fire caused.
Why must a Negative Air Machine/HEPA Vacuum be used?
A Negative Air machine removes contaminated air and filters it before returning it to the room. It will remove the odor and the fine particulate from the air in the room. A HEPA vacuum will filter the air to even a greater degree than the Negative Air Machine. If the fine particulate matter is not removed from the air, it could cause breathing difficulties for even a healthy person and the particles in the air are acidic and could damage your respiratory system.
Why do I need to have the ducts cleaned?
The ducts need to be cleaned for the same reason as given above. Soot and other particles from the fire will travel into the ducts and settle there. When you’re A/C is turned on, it will blow into the rooms of the hours and 10 settle on the furniture, carpet and walls. It will also be suspended in the air you breathe and could cause respiratory problems for you and your family.
What should I do if there is a sewage spill at my house/office?
Call Rapid Restoration immediately. The sewage could cause serious health problems for you and your family the longer it remains in your house. Rapid Restoration’s trained technicians come prepared with all the sanitation equipment needed to clean and sanitize your residence or business. Our crews are trained to isolate the spillage from the remainder of the property and clean the affected areas. The crews will remove the sewage from your property leaving your property in its pre-sewage condition.
What dangers are contained in the sewage?
This depends on the nature of the sewage itself. These are some of the disease causing organisms in Sewage: Hepatitis A, Respiratory Disease, Bacteria, Bacillary Dysentery, Salmonella and Balontidiasis.
Can damaged carpets be cleaned and re-used?
Sewage-saturated carpets can be ‘saved.’- No. This is a Myth and it is not true. Porous materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper goods, or fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water, they must be disposed of safely.
Is it safe to remain in my home while the sewage is being cleaned?
No, it is not safe. The sewage could contain the agents listed above, plus others, all of which are not healthful. Our technicians wear protective clothing and use respirators. You have no such equipment and why would you want to expose you and your family to the air born agents that could hurt you?