Restorex Disaster Restoration
Restorex Disaster Restoration

  • Emergency Tips

    Clean Water Damage

    Do:

    • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
    • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.
    • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
    • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
    • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
    • Remove Oriental rugs or other artificially coloured items from wet flooring.
    • Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.
    • Open and place luggage in sunlight to dry if possible.
    • Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors.

    Don't

    • Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. 
    • Leave books, magazines or other coloured items on wet carpets or floors.
    • Use your household vacuum to remove water.
    • Use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
    • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. 
    • Enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

    Remember:

    Restorex Disaster Restoration is composed of well-trained, accredited professionals; who specialize in, among other things, Water Damage Restoration.

    Sewage & Harmful Material

    Do:

    • Stay out of affected areas.
    • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life threatening.
    • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
    • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

    Don't

    • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
    • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.
    • Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.

    Remember:

    Restorex Disaster Restoration is composed of well-trained, accredited professionals; who specialize in, among other things, Sewer and Trauma Damage Restoration.

    Fire and Smoke

    Do:

    • Limit movement in home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
    • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. 
    • Blow or brush-vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets. 
    • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and high-traffic carpeted areas. 
    • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.
    • Document all items before disposal.  
    • Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.
    • Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.
    • Change HVAC filter.

    Don't:

    • Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your RESTOREX Professional. 
    • Attempt to clean carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your RESTOREX Professional.
    • Attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting  an authorized repair service.
    • Use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water.
    • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged.
    • Send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor and cause permanent damage.

    Remember:

    Restorex Disaster Restoration is composed of well-trained, accredited professionals; who specialize in, among other things, Fire Damage Restoration.

    Vandalism Damage

    Do:

    • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
    • Blot freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a  dampened cloth or sponge (but don’t over-wet). Scrape and blot (don’t  rub: it may damage fibers).
    • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
    • Save containers, which reveal the composition of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

    Don't

    • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
    • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
    • Discard wood chips, broken pieces from furniture, porcelain or other art objects.

    Remember:

    Restorex Disaster Restoration is here to help!

    Give us a call!