An emergency response by Union Restoration’s knowledgeable and caring fire restoration personnel can be a great first step towards putting your life back together.
The damage continues even after the fire is extinguished. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic, leading to complex chemical reactions when the synthetic materials are burned. Synthetic items can become permanently unusable within days.
The professionals of Union Restoration are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. We can even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminium, chrome, marble, tile, porcelain, and fabrics.
We use the latest equipment and supplies in our five-step fire and smoke restoration process:
Smoke is composed of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when wood and other organic materials burn. The biggest health threat from smoke is from the fine particles. These microscopic particles can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis.
Fine particles also can aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases, and smoke inhalation can lead to premature deaths in people with these conditions.
If it looks smoky outside, stay indoors as much as possible. Those who have no choice but to venture outside under smoky circumstances should wear a mask and avoid lingering outside.
Stay alert to smoke-related news coverage or health warnings. As smoke gets worse, the amount of particles in the air increases. The worse the air quality is, the more vigilant you must be to protect yourself from the pollution. Visit the FSPD website to read precautions to take to minimize exposure and damage stemming from smoke.
If you are advised to stay indoors, take steps to keep indoor air as clean as possible. When smoke levels are high, try to avoid using anything that burns Don’t vacuum; vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Don’t smoke; the chemicals from the smoking products will mix with the already-polluted air to cause more damage to you and the other residents. If you have asthma or other respiratory illnesses, follow your doctor’s directions about taking your medicines and adhering to your management plans. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. If you don’t have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelter.
Each year, more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.
Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the heated air can sear your lungs. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy.
Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.
Before a Fire
During a Fire
After a Fire
Most home fires occur in the kitchen while cooking. Common causes of fires at night are carelessly discarded cigarettes, sparks from fireplaces without spark screens or glass doors, and heating appliances left too close to furniture or other combustibles. These fires can be particularly dangerous because they may smoulder for a long period before being discovered by sleeping residents.
The following are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent a tragedy: