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We all know how sensitive electronics can be. Dropping your phone from the wrong angle can shatter it or a drop of water can fry it. When things enter electronics that are not supposed to, the electronics stop working. Imagine the impact of the air that is so often circulated through electronics with by a…

hydoxyl

When restoring a home that has smoke and odor damage or whose content needs to be restored, Restoration Authority often uses a hydroxyl treatment. The hydroxyl generators that we place in the space kill odors at the source. What are hydroxyls? What do they do? The hydroxyl molecules form when the ultraviolet rays of the…

ozone treatment

Flood damage can leave a variety of lasting effects on your home. From disrupting your plumbing system to destroying furniture, flood damage can set homeowner’s back in thousands of dollars in damage. There are many methods of cleaning and treatment after a flood. In this post we will highlight the benefits of ozone treatments, which…

thermal fogging

After even the most thorough post-fire cleaning, there can still be lingering smoke odors. Thermal fogging will take care of that. What is Thermal Fogging? Thermal fogging is a process where a deodorizer is heated and sprayed in a fog form. Because it’s in a fog form, the mixture is able to permeate even the…

source removal

What is Source Removal? Source removal isolates dust and debris that has become trapped in your air ducts, safely removing it from your ducts without spreading it to the rest of your home. This process is important for homes that have been previously infected with mold, to not to spread the spores through the ventilation.1…

heater

As the snow continues to fall and the cold temperatures set in, you may find your home needing a little extra heat. A lot of people turn to space heaters to make their home just a little more cozy in the cold winter months. While this may seem like a simple solution to a problem,…

air purification

Good quality air is important. The average American spends some 90 percent of their daily lives indoors, that could mean breathing a lot of polluted air. What can you do? That’s where air purification and cleaning come in!1 In this post we will talk about what air purification is, and the benefits to using one…

fire truck

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires occur most often in the winter. In fact, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires, deaths and injuries in the United States each year. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) reports that winter home fires claim 905 lives per year and cause over $2…

HVAC Cleaning

What is HVAC Cleaning? HVAC cleaning is the process of cleaning out your HVAC system using specialized blowers, vacuums, and brushes. Duct cleaning should also involve a thorough cleaning of the air handler, registers, grilles, fans, motors, housings, and coils.1 The EPA recommends cleaning your system when: there is substantial visible mold growth, ducts are…

puffback

What is Soot? Soot is the common term for a type of particle pollution called PM 2.5—particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller. Such fine particles are even smaller than dust and mold particles, or approximately 1/30 of the size of a human hair. It is comprised of a variety of pollutants,…

Structural sealing

Different emergencies bring different types of unclean material. Fire brings particles and soot that must be removed to restore the structure to its original intended use. Water damage causes an environment of waste and other foreign matter that can be unclean and unsafe for building occupants. Restoration Authority’s expert service and experience in responding to…

Structural Sealing FEATURE PHOTO

A a fire can wreak havoc on a building and require significant work to restore it. Restoration Authority works hard to reverse the destruction of a fire and return structures to how they used to be. Structural sealing is a crucial part of that process. What is structural sealing? A structural sealer is a coating…

Smoke and odor FEATURE PHOTO (1)

When a fire occurs at your home or business, some of the damage is from smoke. Similarly, mold damage can result in a lingering odor long after the mold is gone. At Restoration Authority, our certified and highly trained technicians will remove odors, smoke and soot from ceilings, walls and other surfaces. Air Cleaning +…

soot Feature Photo

What is left after a fire in your business or home can be as stressful and damaging as the fire.  One of the results of a fire is soot. Soot removal is very important after a fire.  The word “soot” sounds simple and harmless. It might conjure up memories of campfires and candles, or of…

Fireplace Feature Photo

Nothing quite creates winter ambiance in the fireplace with everyone gathered around. Of course, playing with fire is dangerous for children, so please remember these tips before you light your hearth. According to the latest statistics available, there are over 25,000 fireplace fires per year in the US that are responsible for over 125 million…

Odor BLOG FEATURE PHOTO

Deodorization is one common concern homeowners have when smoke and odor damage are left behind from a fire. Our team of highly skilled professionals use hydroxl treatment as one of our deodorization methods as well as ozone cleaning. What Causes Odors? Whether it’s a smelly dishwasher, mysterious shower drain smells, pets, kids, or even unwanted…