American Restores Group offers property damage restoration services in the form of fire damage, water damage, smoke damage, wind damage, flood damage, and mold damage.
Insurance repair and local cleanup services can all be connected in this fashion.
For example: The homeowner has a fire and the fire department puts out the fire using water. The water sits in the house without power for several days and sometimes weeks or months. Mold develops and starts to grow within 48 hours. Contents get damage and pretty soon it can be a total loss.
The first thing one should do on any fire is to board up the place.
This will prevent wind damage and water damage from rain, causing secondary damages to the property. Next, get power to the refrigerator or freezer. If that is not possible, remove the food right way. Food spoiling helps accelerate mold growth and attracts animals.
Fire damage cleanup starts with power.
Water damage restoration also needs power to dry up the structure. If water needs to be extracted and there is no power, we will use a truck mount water damage extractor. It is extremely important to prevent mold from having to be removed.
Lightning strikes can cause fire damage in your attic.
The smoke and soot damage can be thick and will need to be professionally cleaned and sealed for odor control. Insulation will need to be vacuumed out as well.
From electrical fires to grease fires. Smoke damage cleanup will depend on the damage restoration protocol. Grease fires from ovens will need cleaning degreasers. This helps remove soot more efficiently without the high cost of chemical sponges.
Water damage can also cause fire damage when water comes in contact with outlets and or lights.
Flood damage will also cause fires when swollen rivers or creeks fill up homes or businesses with water. Outlets short out and fires break out. Not to mention flood damage is not water damage according to the industry guidelines.
Water or Flood cleanup is handled differently.
Category 1 Water - Refers to a source of water that does not pose a substantial threat to humans and classified as "Clean Water". Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involve water supply lines.
Category 2 Water - Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when consumed or even exposed to, it is also known as "Grey Water". This type carries microorganisms and nutrients of microorganisms.
Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.
Category 3 Water - Known as "Black Water" and is grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. The type 3 category is contaminated water sources that affect the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be reclassified as Category 3 Water. Toilet backflows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.
Wind damage can cause water damage and fire damage.
Roofs get ripped off during thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornados. Heavy rains soak down and flood the building and houses, electrical fires breakout. Property damage occurs.
A trained restoration technician understands how to save the insurance companies money and the homeowner from fighting over preventable circumstances. Some restoration companies can be more about causing more damage than preventing it.
American Restores Group is available to immediately respond and restore. So give us a call after or before disasters breakout.