Ryan Peacock

RPI Offers Carpet, Upholstery, And Air Duct Cleaning services In San Jose And The Bay Area

When soot, smoke and water combine – the result is quite messy. RPI provides thorough on-site cleaning after fire or smoke damage, from deodorization through detailed cleaning of air vents, furniture, fixtures, walls, ceilings and floors. RPI is available 24/7 the premier smoke damage cleanup company in the bay area.

Odor Removal Services In San Jose

We begin deodorizing the residence or facility immediately. Deodorization is an ongoing process throughout the course of the restoration, and may consist of the following procedures:

  • Installation of a solid odor absorption gel into the return air of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system.
  • Applying a wet fog to open spaces, attics, and/or crawl spaces.
  • Dry fogging the interior of the residence of hard-to-reach areas.
  • Temporary installation of an ozone generator to remove biological or difficult carbon odors.
  • Use of chemicals and detergents with deodorant additives.

Air/Heat Conveyance Systems

In cases where it is necessary to clean and restore a structure’s air conditioning and/or heating system, our HVAC technician first checks for soot or particulate migration by inspecting the unit and return air filter as well as the end of the duct line. If the system requires cleaning, our team removes the air registers and detail-cleans them with a degreaser.
While registers are down, we vacuum inside the duct lines as far as possible to remove any particulate matter. We reinstall registers and cover them with a filter media to prevent re-depositing of particulate on restored items. After it has been cleaned, we apply a special sealer throughout the duct system, using an atomizer to ensure it covers all interior surfaces.

Wall & Ceiling Cleaning

Depending on the severity of the damage, we clean interior walls and ceilings and/or prepare them for painting or wallpapering.

  • Carefully remove wall hangings and re-hang upon completion
  • Clean all exposed surfaces with degreaser, polish or oil – whichever is appropriate for the structural material
  • Repaint any walls left with streaks
  • Vacuum and dry clean flocked or papered walls
  • Wet clean and degrease vinyl paper walls
  • Vacuum heavily textured ceilings

Carpet Cleaning And Hardwood Flooring Services

We make every effort to restore flooring materials to a condition before the loss. Unless hard floors suffer discoloration to the protective coating, we clean them thoroughly instead of stripping and refinishing.

  • Vacuum, steam clean and deodorize carpeted areas
  • Degrease and deodorize all tile including sheet vinyl, floor tile and ceramic
  • Clean hardwoods depending on type of wood and finish

Windows, Fixtures & Appliances

Typically, we can clean all fixtures and appliances thoroughly while in place and on-site.

  • Clean interior sides of windows
  • Degrease and deodorize lights, ceiling fans, bathroom fixtures and shades
  • Clean exterior of kitchen appliances

Furniture Cleaning And Restoration

Although cleaning may not restore all furniture to a “new” condition, we work hard to repair and refurbish it as much as possible. For example, if furniture is discolored from the loss we will provide documentation to the insurance adjuster.

  • Vacuum and dry or wet clean upholstered items such as sofas, chairs, cushions and drapery – depending on type of fabric
  • Clean leather and vinyl furniture with a mild degreaser and leather treatment
  • Hand clean, degrease and deodorize hard surface furnishings such as tables, nightstands, dressers and bookcases
  • Contents cleaning and storage

Emergency Corrosion Mitigation

Regardless of the origin of the fire, it is possible for smoke to permeate the structure of a building. If excess humidity and moisture combines with smoke, it can form a corrosive residue that may cause secondary damage. RPI is prepared to quickly remove smoke residues and treat at-risk surfaces with a corrosion inhibitor that will help to protect these items. Examples of these surfaces that are in danger of corrosion are: marble, stone, grout, aluminum, glass, fixtures and appliances.

Specialty Items

RPI’s highly qualified and detail-oriented technicians will work to restore your belongings to pre-loss condition through the use of varying cleaning techniques. RPI also has a large network of trustworthy, professional subcontractors for restoration of specialty items such as fine art, antique furniture, pianos, and grandfather clocks. Each item is assessed to determine the best method of restoration. It is then cleaned, deodorized, ozoned and stored until the repairs on your home are completed.