Tristar Disaster and Recovery :: Services

By: Tri Star Restorations  09-12-2011
Keywords: Structural Drying

Tristar provides structural drying using the latest technology, and equipment. Our technicians are specialized in providing you with fast and correct drying procedures. We have mobile pumps and water extractors, commercial desiccant dehumidifiers, low grain dehumidifiers, wall cavity drying units, air management and air movers, freeze drying units, heap air scrubbers and negative air units and hardwood floor injection drying units.

Wind damage can cause a lot of destruction in a very short period of time. Here at Tristar we have highly trained people that will take care of your property to preserve your possessions and reconstruct the building to its original state. Our technicians are available 24/7. We provide tarps to protect your property from the elements. We provide a thorough inspection of the building to detect any weak structural damage caused by wind or tornados. Tristar will do a total reconstruction of the buildings if required.

Tri-Star will/do :

  • Respond 24 Hours on Emergency Service.
  • Emergency Board Up.
  • Roof estimation and damage report.
  • Tarp over all wind/storm damaged areas.
  • Roof restoration-as prior to damage.
  • All damaged goods will be photographed and properly recorded.
  • All proper documents must be signed by the policy holder to secure all of us from all liabilities.
  • Tri-Star will work closely with responsible adjuster on the file at all times.

We here at Tristar help restore the appearance of your home, or business from vandalism. Our trained staff will use products that will remove graffiti from the walls. We also take care of structural damage from vandalism.

Tri-Star will do:

  • Concrete evaluation.
  • Grease and oil removal.
  • Industrial cleaning application.
  • Glass breakage cleanup and replacement.
  • Debris removal.
  • Pressure washing.
  • Water removal and building drying.
  • Repair vandalized area.
  • All damaged goods will be photographed and recorded.
  • All proper documents mnust be signed by your policy holder to secure all of us from all liabilities.
  • Tri-Star will work closely with responsible adjusters on the file at all times.

Buildings can become damaged by the environment that we live in. Pollution can leave a discolouring affect on bricks over time. We can provide a service in restoring the brick to its natural colour. The environment can also weaken structures causing them to break down and need to be reconstructed. We provide reconstruction of buildings to keep them safe for our clients.

There are an increasing number of grow ops being discovered across the county, leaving new homeowners with dangerously contaminated homes.

The cultivation of large amounts of marijuana in confined spaces can cause mould from excess moisture and depending on the size of the operation the mould cam spread throughout the house. There is also contamination from the use of fungicides, insecticides and the use of other chemicals.

Home buyers must be aware of potential dangers of living in a property that once housed a meth lab. Toxic chemicals and residue can stay in the property for years if it is not properly remediated. Our staff is fully certified in the remediation process, we will get the home to a healthy state.

Tri-Star Restoration will pre-vacuum all area rugs and carpets to ensure complete removal of all dry particle debris. We will give extra attention to food stains, grease spots and areas with our specialized powerful cleaning agents. Tri-Star has its own facility with qualified people and proper equipment to get the job done.

  • Spot and Stain removal.
  • Fabric restoration.
  • Installation, Lifting, restretching, patching and repairs.
  • Odour removal.
  • Carpet cleaning.

We know how to address odours caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, and mould, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills or volatile organic chemicals.

We have knowledge in the following areas with regards to odour control:

  • The four principles of odour removal
  • Challenges for fire & smoke odours
  • Different types of odours and challenges of each type
  • Deodorizing agents (Chemicals and types of deodorization)
  • Urine decontamination
  • Use of fogging equipment
  • Odour distinction
  • Fire / smoke odours
  • Protein odours and their specific challenges
  • Deodorization equipment
  • Structural / contents deodorization principles
  • Microbiological odours (fungi, mycotoxins, bacteria, virus)

Tristar Disaster Recovery provides in-house bio-cleaning of contents to serve you better. Your satisfaction is what's important to us.

"Tristar Disaster Recovery's goal is to restore vs. replace. We are committed to you and your insurance company in this time of need. We will clean, disinfect, and deodorize all your belongings that can be saved from your mishap, and bring them back to their condition prior to the damage. Tristar is equipped with in-house cleaning facilities, and an ozonating room with eco-friendly cleaning products, to serve you better."

Tristar is trained in the cleanup of trauma scenes and biohazardous materials. These materials can be found in human and animal blood, urine, feces and other bodily fluids. These have the potential to be hazardous to living creatures. Bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS can live outside of the body from a few hours to a few months without the proper decontamination. Tristar can remove all Bio-hazardous waste and complete a full restoration. We work with funeral homes, coroner's office, victim services, emergency services, support services, the police and insurance companies.

After cleaning or remediating your emergency Tristar will rebuild any damage that was caused by your emergency and bring your home or business back to its original state prior to the mishap.

Vermiculite in Attic

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral worldwide. When heated rapidly to high temperatures, this crystalline mineral expands into low density, accordion-like golden brown strands. Worldwide, vermiculite has been used in various industries as long ago as 1920. In Canada, it was one of insulating materials allowed under the Canadian Home Insulation Program (CHIP) from about 1976 to the mid 1980's. The CHIP program provided grants to homeowners to increase insulation levels, reducing energy consumption.

The majority of vermiculite used worldwide was from a mine in Libby, Montana owned and operated since 1963 by W.R. Grace. The mine was closed in 1990. The mine had the misfortune of having a deposit of tremolite, a type of asbestos. When vermiculite was extracted, some tremolite came in with the mix.

Asbestos minerals tend to separate into microscopic particles that become airborne and are easily inhaled. Like any hazards, length and intensity of exposure are major factors in the risk of asbestos-related respiratory illness. To assess the risk of asbestos exposure at a house, a sample of the vermiculite would need to be analyzed by a lab. Since most of the vermiculite used in Canada was taken from the Libby mine, the odds are quite good that there is asbestos in the vermiculite in Canadian attics.

If the attic or walls of a house contain vermiculite insulation, leave it alone. Avoid disturbing the material. Do not sweep it or vacuum it up. Do not store belongings in the attic.

Mould in Attic

The major source of mold in attics is improper ventilation. This can be caused by:

  • Soffits that are not ventilated or blocked by insulation.
  • A lack of gable vents (at the inverted "v" of the roof).
  • No ridge vents across the length of the roof.

Bathroom's exhaust venting into the attic. Moisture and cold air outside creates condensation, creating conditions for mold growth.

Leaky roof

The other major cause of attic mold is water from leaks in the roof and chimneys with improper flashing. These issues, coupled with other mold-friendly conditions, creates mold problems and must be corrected.

Tristar has the state of the art equipment and licensed staff to properly remediate your attic.

Keywords: Structural Drying

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