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Natural Disaster Preparedness With Pets
Sometimes natural disasters come at us with such little notice, but there are things you can do to prepare your pets before the disaster is even predicted! Read on to learn more about pet emergency care in a disaster.
Fire Damage Restoration Tips
Fire damage is devastating to a home and its occupants. Once the flames are out, there will be a lot of things you’ll need to do as the homeowner to minimize the damage to your personal belongings and start the restoration process. Here are a few tips to help you get started getting your home back in order.
You should not enter the property until the fire department confirms that the fire is out and it is safe to go inside. Embers can smolder for days and rekindle if not properly extinguished. When it is safe to return, grab any important documents such as birth certificates, insurance papers and mortgage information. Be sure to take any medications you will need and any valuables you can carry. Anything in a fireproof safe will probably be fine.
The next step is to call a certified fire restoration company, such as our company, for clean up and restorative services. There will be lingering smoke and soot on everything and you may want to stay in a hotel for the duration of the cleanup. You will most likely not be allowed inside during the restoration process due to the environmental safety risks associated with smoke inhalation and chemical exposure. The cleanup crew will be wearing protective clothing and masks to protect them while they are working.
- Do not use any electrical appliances
- Do not turn on any lights, use a flashlight [electrical wiring could be damaged]
- Do not attempt to clean anything
- Do not turn on your furnace or heat source
- Open windows for ventilation to get smoke out of the house
- Remove animals from the house [they are affected by smoke inhalation also]
- Limit the number of people going in and out of the home to avoid tracking soot
- Call a plumber or HVAC Technician to turn off the gas and drain the water heater.
Contact Regency Disaster Response Team immediately if you have been the victim of fire damage. Our staff is available 24/7 to respond to emergencies. We know that time is very important and will there within minutes of your call securing everything for your safety and to contain the mess.
The Effects of Mold on your Health and Property
Mold and your Health
Mold is ever-present in our world. It contains tiny spores that commonly grow within household dust. When these mold spores become greater in quantity, they pose a health hazard to humans. As a result, humans face serious health hazards such as respiratory issues and allergic reactions.
They may also manifest something called mycotoxins. High exposure to these types of spores can cause serious health concerns such as neurological problems.
Since the spores are toxic to humans, a variety of harmful health problems can develop over time. Some people are more sensitive to the spores than others. Consequently, there is a higher risk for people with any sort of chronic lung illnesses, which will result in more caustic reactions when they are exposed to mold.
Some other troubling health concerns include:
- Nasal and sinus congestion, with a constantly runny nose.
- Eye irritation, including itchy, watery eyes.
- Wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness.
- A lasting cough.
- Sore throat.
- Skin irritation, often a rash.
In most properties, the air conditioner will act as a dehumidifier, removing the moisture from the air. Basements, closed in porches, and crawlspaces need to have moisture removed from it different since air conditioning does not reach these areas in most cases.
Any water damage that occurs in a building needs to be treated quickly. The spores can grow quickly in right conditions. Mold will begin to grow within 24-72 hours once moisture and contaminants are present. As soon as water is found, remove the source of the water. If the roof is leaking, place a tarp over the roof. If a pipe is leaking, change the pipe. After the source is stopped, drying the property can take place. Most of all, it is highly important to have a certified and trained water damage technician be the one to dry it. When moisture spreads, it goes to places that are unseen. A trained technician will know the right method to dry all of the affected areas.
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Regency DRT Acquires Jacksonville Florida Restoration Company
WEST PALM BEACH FL/FEBRUARY 2020/ – Regency DRT, a nationally recognized leader in property restoration, has announced the recent acquisition of a Jacksonville, Florida based emergency response and restoration company. The offices are located at 2611 Old Middleburg Road N Building 3, Suite 3 Jacksonville, FL 32210 and will serve northeast Florida including Nassau, Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. The announcement was made by company President and CEO Scott Stamper.
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