Electronic Restoration >> Fire Damage

When a building that has electronic equipment stored in it has sustained a certain amount of fire, this will release the fire alarm and employing the fire sprinklers sending water into the fragile components. When this happens the equipment must be taken to a Fire Damage restoration facility where the use of electronic components can be thoroughly cleaned and undergo an extensive restoration process to refurbish them. These are the steps that should be taken.

  1. Any electronic component wire or cable product that is not suitable for wet locations and whose ends have not been exposed to water and Fire Damage should be replaced with suitable wires for use or continued use. A qualified person, such as an electronic technician or others familiar with electronic wire and cable terminology, should make the final determination of the product's suitability for wet and dry locations.  Any fire damaged component wire or cable product, not containing fillers, that is suitable for wet locations and whose ends have been exposed to fire and water damage, may be considered a candidate for "purging" the use of a inert gas under pressure to remove water contained in the electronic product under engineering and manufacturers supervision.
  2.  If this procedure is successfully employed, the wire or cable should be tested prior to re-energization. As a bear minimum, an insulation resistance test with a megohmmeter shall be conducted. Some wiring devices, most ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), and several surge protectors. Some Fire Damage sediments and contaminants that are contained in water could find their way into the internal components of installed electronic products and may remain there even years after the products have been dried or thoroughly washed by the user. These might adversely affect the performance of those products without being fully apparent to the user local community.
  3. Also, electronic products, such as some GFCIs and surge protective devices, contain some electronic circuitry and other components which could be adversely affected by water resulting in the device becoming non-functional or a Fire Damage hazard to the user. As a result, such electronic products subjected to or believed to be subjected to fire and water damage are not suitable for a continued use and must be periodically replaced with new undamaged electronic products. Air drying and the thorough washing of water damaged products of this type shall not be attempted. Most lighting fixtures and ballasts fluorescent, with high-intensity discharge, and incandescent light fixtures are not intended for total submersion in water except for those that are listed as being submersible lighting fixtures.
  4. Fire Damage lighting fixtures and associated equipment may be damaged by corrosive materials, sediment, or other toxic debris in the water. Corrosion of metallic parts and contamination of internal circuitry might prevent the electronic equipment from operating properly. Lighting fixtures and associated electronic equipment known to have been completely submerged should be replaced. The manufacturer shall be contacted for specific instructions on the possible disassembly, cleaning, and thorough drying of all electronic equipment and internal components by trained personnel.

Classifications Of Smoke Damage

The maximum optical density, Dm, is used primarily in ranking the relative smoke production of a material and in identifying likely sources of severe smoke production. Concerns with the test include the relatively low heat flux exposure, vertical sample mounting, and Smoke Damage Classifications Of Smoke Damage oxygen supply wit  read more..

Surviving A Tornado

Risk Assessment: Wind/Tornadoes Description The term "straight-line winds" is used to distinguish common, non-rotating winds from tornado-related winds. Straight-line winds are responsible for most thunderstorm wind damage, Wind Damage Surviving A Tornado with wind speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on occasion.  read more..

Finding Water Leaks

Checking for leaks inside your home: Check your toilets - 20% of all toilets leak, often silently or at night. Follow these directions to check your toilet for leaks. Look for drips - faucets, fixtures, hoses and plumbing in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, Water Damage Finding Water Leaks and appliances.    read more..

Animal Damage

Skunks are very well-known, nocturnal residents of most of the country. The common striped skunk, is characterized by prominent, lateral white stripes that run all the way down its back. Otherwise, the skunk’s fur is jet black, the body of the adult striped skunk is about the same size o  read more..

Earthquake Cleanup

These debris removal activities, which have important financial allegations, that could happen in a stressful period when search and rescue operations are under way and the city is struggling to provide typical services to the people. Key Debris Removal Earthquake Cleanup of events in the beginning phase include, arrange  read more..

How To Stop Water And Mold In A Crawlspace

Many molds produce numerous protein or glycoprotein allergens capable of causing allergic reactions in people. These allergens have been measured in spores as well as in other fungal fragments. An estimated 6%-10% of the general population and Crawl Space Drying How To Stop Water And Mold In A Crawlspace 15%-50% of those who are genetically susc  read more..

Structural Drying Courses

Hurricanes Ivan (2004) and Katrina (2005) have demonstrated that constructing a building to the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements or constructing a building outside the SFHA shown on the FIRMs is no guarantee that the building will not be Structural Drying Structural Drying Courses damaged by floodi  read more..

Radon Boats

The sick building syndrome comprises of various nonspecific symptoms that occur in the occupants of a building. This feeling of ill health increases sickness absenteeism and causes a decrease in productivity of the workers. As this syndrome is increasingly becoming a major occupational hazard, the c  read more..

Hurricane Flooding Facts

Do I need the Hepatitis A vaccine?There is no indication for the Hepatitis A vaccine given the anticipated conditions in the region Water Damage Hurricane Flooding Facts and low probability of exposure. No transmission from contaminated water has been identified in the U.S. since the 1980's. 

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After Flood Waters Recede

Flood water may be contaminated with sewage or other hazards, so everyone in a flooded area should take precautions to avoid exposure, especially during cleanup. You can be exposed to sewage through hand-to-mouth contact such as eating or drinking, or through cuts, scratches or
wounds, or Water Damage After Flood Waters Recede  read more..