Smoke Damage >> Salvage And Restoration Hints

Professional fire and water damage restoration businesses are a good source of cleaning and restoration of your personal belongings. Local companies offering this service can be located in the phone directory. The following information (from various sources) is offers for suggestion only and is not intended to replace professional services and Salvage And Restoration Hints advice.

Clothing - Smoke odor and Salvage And Restoration Hints soot can sometimes be washed from clothing. The following formula will often work for clothing that can be bleached: 4-6 teaspoons tri-sodium phosphate (can be purchased in paint stores) 1 cup Lysol or any household chlorine bleach 1 gallon warm water Mix well, add clothes, and rinse with clean water, dry well. 

To remove mildew, wash the fresh stain with soap and water. Then rinse and dry in the sun. If the stain isn't gone, Salvage And Restoration Hints use lemon juice and salt, or a diluted solution of household chlorine bleach. An effective way to remove mildew from clothing is to wash the fresh stain with soap and warm water, rinse, and then dry in the sun. 

If the stain has not disappeared, use lemon juice and salt or Salvage And Restoration Hints a diluted solution of household chlorine bleach. Cooking Utensils - Your pots, pans, flatware, etc., should be washed with soapy water,rinsed and then polished with a fine-powdered cleaner. You can polish copper and brass with special polish, salt sprinkled on a piece of lemon, or salt sprinkled on a cloth saturated with vinegar.

Documents – Important personal and Salvage And Restoration Hints business documents can be damaged or destroyed as a result of a fire or other disaster. A fire-proof safe, that is UL-rated for a minimum of 1 hour at 1700°F, is a great investment. This safe will usually provide enough time for firefighters to extinguish a blaze. 

You will then be able to recover your Salvage And Restoration Hints preserved documents when it is deemed safe. use the safe to store the following documents: Birth Certificates Credit Cards Prepaid Burial Contracts Title to Deeds Bank Books Stocks and Bonds Insurance Policies Wills Military Discharge Papers Medical Records Passports Death Certificates Payment Books Social Security Cards Warranties Marriage Papers Income Tax Records Divorce Decrees Auto Registrations Citizenship Papers Title Cards Animal Registration Papers

Electrical Appliances - Don't use appliances that have been exposed to water or steam until you have a service representative check them. This is especially true of electrical appliances. In addition, Salvage And Restoration Hints steam can remove the lubricant from some moving parts.If the fire department turned off your gas or power during the fire, call the electric or gas company to restore these services—do not try to do it yourself. 

Often a licensed plumber or electrician must make repairs before service can be restored.Food - Wash your canned goods in detergent and water. Do the same for food in jars. If the labels come off, Salvage And Restoration Hints be sure you mark the contents on the can or jar with a grease pencil. Don't use canned goods when cans have bulged or are dented or rusted.

If your home freezer has stopped running, you can still save the frozen food: Keep the freezer closed. Your freezer has enough insulation to keep food frozen for at least one day—perhaps as many as two or three days. Move your food to a neighbor's freezer or commercial freezer firm. Wrap the frozen food in newspapers and blankets, Salvage And Restoration Hints or use insulated boxes. If your food has thawed, observe the following procedures: 

Fruits can be refrozen if they still taste and smell good. Otherwise, if the fruits are not spoiled, Salvage And Restoration Hints they can be eaten at once. Do not refreeze vegetables if they have thawed completely. Refreeze only if there are ice crystals in the vegetables. If your vegetables have thawed and cannot be used soon, throw them out. 

If you haveany doubts whether your vegetables are spoiling, throw them out. Meats may by refrozen (if ice crystals remain) but cook thoroughly before eating.To remove odor from your refrigerator or freezer, wash the inside with a solution of baking soda and water, Salvage And Restoration Hints or use one cup of vinegar or household ammonia to one gallon of water. 

Some baking soda in an open container or a piece of charcoal can be placed in the refrigerator to absorb odor. CAUTION: When cleaning or discarding any refrigerator or Salvage And Restoration Hints freezer—BE SURE THE DOORS ARE REMOVED OR SECURED AGAINST CLOSING ON A YOUNG CHILD!Rugs and Carpets - Rugs and carpets should be allowed to dry thoroughly. 

Throw rugs can be cleaned by beating, sweeping, or vacuuming, and then shampooing. Rugs should be dried as quickly as possible—lay them flat and expose them to a circulation of warm, dry air. A fan turned on the rugs will speed drying. Even though the surface seems dry, Salvage And Restoration Hints moisture remaining at the base of the tufts can quickly cause the rug to rot. 

For information on cleaning and preserving carpets, call your carpet dealer or installer or a qualified carpet cleaning professional.Leather and Books - Wipe leather goods with a damp cloth, Salvage And Restoration Hints then with a dry cloth. Stuff your purses and shoes with newspapers to retain their shape. Leave your suitcases open. Leather goods should be dried away from heat and sun. 

When leather goods are dry, clean with saddle soap. You can use fine-grade steel wool or a suede brush on suede. Rinse leather and suede jackets in cold water and dry away from heat and sun. Books can be dried by placing them on end with pages separated. Then they should be piled and Salvage And Restoration Hints pressed to prevent the pages from crinkling. 

Alternating drying and pressing will help prevent mildew until the books are thoroughly dry. If your books are very damp, Salvage And Restoration Hints sprinkle cornstarch or talc between the pages, leave for several hours, then brush off. A fan turned on the books will help them dry.

Money Replacement - If you own Savings Bonds that have been lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can have them replaced or redeemed without a fee. The process is the same no matter what series the bond is in. First click here to get a copy of Public Debt Form 1048. Start by reading the instructions on the last page of the form, Salvage And Restoration Hints which include the address where you should mail the form after completing it.

How To Dry A Moldy Wet Basement

Molds are fungi that grow best in warm, damp environments – like your flooded basement. If your home has been flooded and has been closed up for several days, you can assume it has been contaminated with Basement Drying How To Dry A Moldy Wet Basement mold. Mold and Health Some people are sensitive to molds – even dead molds. Exposure  read more..

Carpet Cleaning And Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet cleaning companies need to be aware of the environmental regulations that apply to them. For these Structural Drying Carpet Cleaning And Upholstery Cleaning companies, commonly small businesses, it can be difficult to identify and keep up with the environmental laws that apply. To help your company in understanding the environmental laws, th  read more..

Forensics

Human remains are treated as a separate and unique type of Crime Scene Cleanup Forensics evidence. An autopsy of the remains is completed to determine the cause and manner of any death that is violent, unusual or untimely. A pathologist will examine the human remains (post-mortem examination) and consider death scene fin  read more..

Friable Asbestos

How are Asbestos Abatement Friable Asbestos-related diseases detected? Individuals who have been exposed (or suspect they have been exposed) to friable asbestos fibers on the job, through the environment, or at home via a family contact should inform their doctor about their exposure history and whether or not they experience any  read more..

Repossession Cleanup Companies

Agreement under which the tenant or person in possession holds, after service, under AS 09.45.100 (c), of demand made in writing by the landlord for the possession of the premises if the rent is not paid, the tenant or person in possession fails or refuses to vacate or pay the rent due within seven   read more..

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program The elimination of childhood lead poisoning has been one of the most effective public health campaigns of the 21st century, but much work remains to be done. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) remains committed to preventing new cases of chil  read more..

How To Remove Lead Paint In Soil

Did you know that many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint? Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards. Read this entire brochure to learn: How lead gets into the body About health effects of lead What you can do to protect your family Where to go for more Lead Paint Removal How To Remove Lead Paint In Soil&n  read more..

Exposure To Lead Paint Results

Exposure to lead can have serious effects on reproductive function in both males and females. In male workers exposed to lead there can be a decrease in sexual drive, impotence, decreased ability to produce healthy sperm, and sterility. Malformed sperm (teratospermia), decreased number of sperm  read more..

Lead Paint Abatement Contractors In Massachusetts

Lead paint removal, testing for lead on painted surfaces. The National Institute of Building Sciences has estimated that dangerous levels of lead based paint exist in 42 million of the estimated 80 million Lead Paint Removal Lead Paint Abatement Contractors In Massachusetts housing units in the country. Property owners should ass  read more..

Risk Assessment Of Asbestos Removal In Pennsylvani

This is a non-mandatory appendix to the asbestos standards for construction and for shipyards. It describes criteria and procedures for erecting and using negative pressure enclosures for Class I Asbestos Work, when NPEs are used as an allowable Asbestos Abatement Risk Assessment Of Asbestos Removal In Pennsylvani  control method to comply with paragrap  read more..