Emergency Board up >> Fire Damage

Artistic Fire Damage means painting on material that is used to secure door, window, or other openings to resemble the original opening which they are covering. There is to be no standard pattern requirement. The overall purpose is to have a structure that does not draw attention to the eye of someone that is casually passing by. The problems with the traditional boarding is the color of the plywood or lack of. The color of the plywood is tan, that is kind of earth tone.

  1. There are few structures that have matching color schemes. The change in weather causes unprotected wood to warp and will splinter with time. After a Fire Damage the structure looks out of place in the neighborhood. It quickly will draw attention to itself, because the damaged structure calls attention to itself, it leads to graffiti or other various illegal activities. The nailing of boards to materials such as door frames will make it easy for someone to simply pull the wood loose so they can enter the property. The material that is securing the opening is painted to resemble the door or the window that it is replacing.
  2.  And since the material is painted it is also protected against the weather and does not look just like a boarded structure. The structure will blend in with the other and undamaged structures in the neighborhood. This will reduce the effect that the boarded structure will have on the surrounding neighborhood. Since the Fire Damage structure does not single itself out as a target, the illegal activity is decreased. Using regular approved board up standards increases the security of the damaged structure.
  3. Protecting Fire Damage buildings from the weather and from illegal entry could be accomplished by improving security, organizing block watches, improving lighting, periodic patrols, and by following these directions. Turn off all water at the street and drain the entire system to its lowest point. Leave all faucets open and put anti-freeze in all P-traps containing water. Have the local utility company disconnect electricity at the street and remove and cap all meters. Shut off the LNG supply at the street and disconnect and remove LPG and the heating oil tanks. Remove all of the upholstered furniture, combustible materials and trash from the Fire Damage building, including the basement and attic.
  4. Remove all trash and trash containers and any combustible furniture from the exterior stairwells, porches, fire escapes and the outbuildings. Remove the shrubbery and any vegetation that can support or spread a fire. Cut the plywood to fit over the window and all door openings, flush with the outside of the brick molding. For Fire Damage buildings with all metal door and window frames the only alternative is to cut the plywood and 2x4s to fit on the inside of the door frame butted up against the band molding. Cut all of the 2x4s to fit the horizontal dimension of the plywood, you will also need two 2x4 exterior and then two interior braces for each window and three sets for every door.

How To Strip Lead Paint Off Wood

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Lead Poisoning Causes Health Problems

Current Cal/OSHA (California Division of Occupational Safety and Health) and Federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations tie BLL testing requirements to air monitoring. Employers must do initial air monitoring and, if air lead concentrations are above 30 µg/m3 more th  read more..

Crime Scene Clean Up Certification

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Get Rid Of A Musty Smell From The Crawlspace

Moisture can enter a home as water vapor and as liquid water. Sealing air leaks and providing paths for liquid water to move away from the building can prevent moisture from causing health and comfort problems in your home. Crawl Space Drying Get Rid Of A Musty Smell From The Crawlspace Of these three, air movement accounts for more than 98% of al  read more..

Coming Home To Flood Damage

Steps to File Your Flood Insurance Claim

Step 1. Contact your agent to report your loss: Have ready the name of your insurance company (your agent may write policies for more than one company), Flood Damage Coming Home To Flood Damage policy number and a phone number and/or e-mail address where you can be reached.
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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..

Mold And Mildew From Flash Floods

Following a widespread flooding disaster, many questions arise from citizens within the communities affected and from the many volunteers and organizations that are working in the devastated area. Personal health and safety is a priority for everyone. The following information is aimed at preventing  read more..

Applied Structural Drying

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Drug Lab Clean Up

Burning a meth-contaminated structure in lieu of decontamination is prohibited, unless priorapproval has been granted. Approval shall be obtained from the Kentucky Division for Air Quality Meth Lab Cleanup Drug Lab Clean Up prior to a training or practice burn. Safety of firefighter entry into a former meth lab structu  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..