Fire Damage Restoration, Why is So Important?

When a fire occurs in a house, the consequences can be paralyzing, and if the restoration of the fire is postponed, the destruction from smoke can go worse.  The more you wait to address the occurred damage, the more repairs you will have to fix. This means a higher payment for damages. To prevent this, your priority should be the fire damage restoration and you have to follow some steps to get your house back to normal as soon as you can.

Call A Fire Damage Restoration Company

This step is highly important. Finding a fire damage restoration contractor that can assess the damage, start the cleanup process and give you an estimate of the costs should be your priority. Contact your house insurance company and let them know of the fire damage. It’s necessary to get the help of licensed and insured fire damage restoration company. They are trained for these cases and also they will help you following those steps for initial fire cleanup:

  • They will try to save as many of house and personal belongings.
  • take photos or keep written records for everything they take away from your house.
  • Give you back all the undamaged furniture of your house, after the fire restoration has finished.
  • They will make sure you will be back at home quickly and inform you through the restoration process.

Start Fire Cleanup Right Away

While it is good that a qualified fire restoration company deals with restoring the smoke damage, there are some small tasks you can do to minimize the initial damage before the professionals come to the main cleaning.

  • VENTILATION – If you can get inside your house, open all the windows and let the smoke out of your house.
  • CLEANING –  Clean up all surfaces (also inside the cabinets) with water and soap. Is recommended also using an alkaline cleaner.
  • LAUNDRY – Wash all bedding, clothing, curtains, and items (some of them may be in need of more than one wash).

Tough Signs Of Smoke Damage

 

Fire damage is a very complicated process because some signs are apparent (such as discoloration on walls and ceilings and dark stains from smoke on surfaces). For this reason, you need to make sure you have attic/roof, and exterior walls inspected and properly cleaned.

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Disaster Response and Reconstruction

What is Disaster response

Disaster response is the second phase of the disaster management cycle. It consists of a number of elements, for example; warning/evacuation, search and rescue, providing immediate assistance, assessing damage, continuing assistance and the immediate restoration or construction of infrastructure (i.e. provisional storm drains or diversion dams). The aim of emergency response is to provide immediate assistance to maintain life, improve health and support the morale of the affected population. Such assistance may range from providing specific but limited aid, such as assisting refugees with transport, temporary shelter, and food, to establishing a semi-permanent settlement in camps and other locations. It also may involve initial repairs to damaged or diversion to infrastructure.

The focus in the response phase is on putting people safe, prevent need disasters and meeting the basic needs of the people until more permanent and sustainable solutions can be found. The main responsibility to address these needs and respond to a disaster lies with the government or governments in whose territory the disaster has occurred.

Disaster Response and Reconstruction

Property Restoration & 24 Hour Disaster Response

From the moment we are dispatched to the disaster site, our team is committed to minimizing your losses and restoring your property and its contents to their pre-loss condition in virtually record-breaking time. We don’t consider a job complete until we have met and exceeded your highest expectations, your property is once again a healthy and safe environment to work and live in, and you have regained your peace of mind.

Our State of the art 20,000 SF facility features a contents processing, cleaning and decontamination room, ozone treatment room, along with climate controlled contents storage area. Our office administration area includes a training room with the latest in A/V equipment to ensure that our employees are on the cutting edge of industry developments. This facility is available to our valued clients who would like to offer continuing education and seminars to their employers on safety hazards in emergency situations, understanding industry requirements, processes involved, preventing cross-contamination and more. Our staff is happy to discuss your training needs. We inventory drywall, insulation, framing material, plywood, hardwood, laminate, engendered wood flooring, carpet and pad. Our showroom is open to the public and displays a great selection.

No amount of training is a substitute for direct, hands-on, time-tested experience. For more than a decade, property owners and managers, insurance companies and independent adjusters have made IBX Services their first choice for damage restoration projects of all types and sizes. Our technicians are trained, tested and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification and the Restoration Industry Association.

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Why IBX Services?

With 15 years of experience, extensive training and the most advanced equipment, IBX Services is the leading cleaning and restoration company serving North America.

It’s every property owner’s or manager’s worst nightmare: floods steadily rising in the rooms, offices and corridors of your prized investment. Fire and smoke destroying files, valuables, and building structure within minutes. Mould silently spreading across walls and air ducts, jeopardizing the health and safety of employees or tenants.

At IBX Services, we know that making a phone call to a disaster restoration company is the last thing running through your mind but time is the most crucial factor in restoring and remediating your property and minimizing your losses. So when disaster strikes, call the right professionals, at the right time.

Our team is the first choice of property owners, managers, insurance companies and independent adjusters. Our honesty, commitment and dedication to helping our customers bring their lives back to normal as quickly as possible has earned us the Top Choice Award for Business Excellence for the past three years.

• Water damage restoration
• Fire and smoke damage restoration
• Emergency board-up service
• Wind and hail damage restoration
• Building climate control heating and cooling
• HVAC decontamination
• Odour removal
• Mould removal
• Environmental remediation
• Reconstruction services
• Equipment rental
• Sewage remediation
• Content restoration
• Electronic restoration and remediation
• Data recovery
• Document restoration and reproduction
• Debris removal
• Construction pollution control
• Project management
• Inspection services
• Consultation services
• Retail facility recovery

IBX is a GTA restoration company but not only. Operating through all North America!!!! 

We work on Fire, Water Damage, General Contracting and MORE

Put our team, experience, and ethics to work for you! Call Us!

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Soda Blasting

Media Blasting has eliminated the need for toxic chemicals, and it has also revolutionized a traditional abrasive cleaning and stripping.
They are safe, eco-friendly, and most don’t damage the substrate being cleaned. Soda blasting is a type of media blasting.

What is Soda Blasting?

A non-destructive method for many applications in cleaning, paint stripping, automotive restoration, industrial equipment maintenance, rust removal, graffiti removal, masonry cleaning/restoration, soot remediation, boat hull cleaning and food processing equipment. Soda blasting is also effective for mold and fire / smoke damage cleanup as it cleans and deodorizes. Pressurized soda blasting is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional abrasive blasting.

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Benefits

  •  Water Soluble
  •  No Pitting or warping
  •  Non Toxic and Non-Hazardous
  •  Removes Grease
  •  Works Quickly
  •  Neutralizes Surface Rust

Why Soda Blasting?

Some think of silica sand when they talk about abrasive blasting, but it is becoming obsolete due to the health risks involved. Silica sand, when pulverized, can cause severe damage to the lungs in a very short amount of time. Sodium Bicarbonate makes an equally effective abrasive, if not better.

Professionals, hobbyist and glass workers prefer to work with baking soda because it’s less abrasive on delicate surfaces. Etching glass and stone is commonly done with Sodium Bicarbonate.

Why Soda Blasting

IBX provides soda blasting services to the disaster restoration industry

Soda blasting removes smoke and soot damage from brick, concrete block, concrete, interlocking stone, wood studs, joist, truss, sheathing materials.

Soda blasting not only removes the visual damage during the blasting process, but the natural deodorizing properties of baking soda work to eliminate the “smell” associated with the damage. Fire, smoke and the accompanying ash are typically at the high end of the pH scale (strong bases), where baking soda works quickly in absorbing odor. The longer that the air in the affected area is in contact with the baking soda, the more neutralizing takes place.

The soda residue is not “secondary residue” as the dry ice fellows like to call it.The soda residue is part of the process, as baking soda left to sit for a day or so after the blasting will continue to draw odour and moisture out of the surroundings! No other process does that!

Baking soda blasting in a fire restoration application, will typically be faster, more economical, and a better clean than if the same job was performed by a dry ice blasting company! Reports are that many leading American mold and fire restoration firms have shelved their dry ice equipment and have returned to soda blasting.

Soda Blasting is the best way to remove smoke and fire residue from exterior brick. This is not the place to take a chance with other methods of removal.

IBX is an GTA restoration operating company and not only. Operating thorugh all north america!!!!

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