Fire restoration is typically the last step in the process. During fire damage cleanup, affected areas of the structure are cleaned using a waterless cleaning process that prevents any residual water from causing further damage to the structure. If a full survey reveals that cleaning the structure is not possible, an environmentally preferred alternative is applied.
Ensure that all furniture is removed from the lower floors to prevent water damage from dripping below the furniture. If the lower floors are not completely cleaned, wood floor tiles are then applied, which are vacuumed and laid down with special attention paid to voids in the tile and the carpet beneath them.
The structure is then given a more thorough clean to remove any dirt or dust that may have been present previously. Waterless cleaning using an environmentally preferred medium prevents any accumulation of dust, dirt, debris or organic matter at the surface. Waterless cleaning using a non-environmentally preferred medium can leave residues in the structure which can impair fire protection. The structure is then given a final check to ensure all water that has been removed is being applied to the structure properly and to ensure that the treated area is safe for use by the public.
There are many different ways to remediate damage caused by fire and other types of extreme weather. The majority of damage that occurs is caused by combustion sources. In addition, the majority of fires occur in locations where there is a buildup of water. Water is the most common cause of damage as it is also an eco-friendly solution to the problem. A full treatment to the structure is not always possible and when it is there are two ways to proceed. The methods below are the preferred methods that are environmentally preferred.
It is vital that a company should understand the steps it should take after a natural disaster when it comes to water damage restoration. A company will need to get to grips with the nature of any damage it has caused to the environment following an incident. A company must work out how much water it has missed out on in terms of rainfall, but knowing this information is vital to the conservation process.
Knowing the extent of water leakage and flooding is vital for a company to ensure it doesn't go in to overreacting during the recovery phase. Overreacting means the damage has been done and the company will need to do much more than 'covering up' and 'plugging the leaks'. It must also consider any alternative uses for the water. This will be referred to as water reuse.
If water is lost in to the environment, it is crucial that the company takes measures to reclaim this water and put it to good use. This is known as water harvesting. A water conservation specialist will be employed to oversee the water harvesting process. The company will need to monitor the water quality and this specialist will be responsible for the overall conservation program.