National First Response Equipment
At National First Response, we rely on the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home or business to pristine condition. Using the highest-caliber technology ensures that your restoration is thorough while preventing any future issues – such as mold, dangerous particulate matter, and other threats to your health and property. Our advanced equipment gives clients the confidence that comes from relying on true professionals to restore something as valuable as your home or business.
Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera
Thermal imaging infrared cameras provide high resolution images and temperature readings inside walls and crawlspaces, allowing us to detect the slightest moisture.
Moisture meters can detect even the slightest moisture in wood, gypsum board, mortar and on top of hard surfaces and between surfaces..
PC501 Laser Particle Counter
The PC501 Laser Particle Counter tracks down contamination sources and measures airborne particle counts, providing us with the data to know what level of restoration to undertake in a house with smoke damage.
Bio-Reveal Portable Microbial Detection System
With this portable microbial detection meter we can accurately test for mold, bacteria and bio film contamination caused by water damage. Bio-Reveal can measure the initial microbial contamination level of water/sewer impact on surfaces and building materials, and then documenting the effectiveness of post-remediation surface cleaning and disinfection.
The start of the drying process almost always begins with circulating the air in the affected area. Here are some of the state-of-the-art air movers that National First Response uses:
Axial Air Movers
When these high-velocity, high-volume air movers are chained together they create a vortex of air that quickly dries any area.
Centrifugal Air Movers
These centrifugal air movers can concentrate a blast of air – as much as 2,700 cubic feet per minute – to dry even the most soaked area.
Disasters almost always release large quantities of particles, bacteria, mold, fungal spores and other micro-particles that can cause harm. National First Response uses state-of-the-art air scrubbers equipped with HEPA air filters that remove 99.97% of all particulates..
HEPA Air Scrubbers
DefendAir HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) 500 air scrubber offers filtration of 99.97% at a maximum clean air delivery rate, an official standard set by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).
Guardian Air Scrubber
Using a 4-stage absorption filter that contains a blend of activated carbon and potassium permanganate, the Guardian HEPA System captures virtually all airborne particles. This scrubber can filter the air in a 12 X 14 foot room in less than a minute.
Commercial Air Scrubber
This air scrubber is designed to clean the air of commercial-size spaces, up to 40,000 square feet. The dual HEPA filters remove 99.97% of all particulates.
Odor-Klenz Air Filter
OdorKlenz filters eliminate odors without releasing chemicals or molecules. When airborne odor contaminates are drawn into the filter a chemical mechanism inside the cartridge destroys or immobilizes the contaminate. Each filter can neutralize up to 15,000 cf..
A standard off-the-shelf vacuum simply doesn’t have the suction nor the filtering system to handle the clean-up after most disasters, where fine particles, soot, dirt, water and mold spores may be present. National First Response uses vacuums with HEPA filters that traps every particle down to .03 microns. Here are some of the HEPA vacuums National First Response uses:
HEPA-AIRE Wet/Dry Vacuum
This wet/dry vacuum has a true HEPA filter that removes 99.97 percent of all particulates, and can handle eight gallons of liquid.
HEPA Hip-Mounted Vacuum
When we can’t squeeze other vacuums into a small space, we bring this unit into action. Even though small in size, this vacuum removes 99.97 percent of all particulates..
A commercial dehumidifier can remove more than 180 pints of moisture a day and can operate anywhere from 33° F to 125° F.
This industrial dehumidifier is designed to remove moisture from areas as large as warehouses, factories and offices, with the ability to remove as much as 138 pints of moisture a day. Every minute, the dehumidifier draws in up to 664 cubic feet of moist air, returning dry, warm air to the impacted space.
Foggers and Ozone Generator
Electric Thermal Fogger
To eradicate the acids created by house fires and wildfires, we use an electric thermal fogger, which allows us to deliver atomized cleaning solutions to every nook and cranny where the smoke and soot has traveled.
The only way to fully eliminate odors is through ozone. Ozone doesn’t just cover up odors, it destroys the molecules that cause them. When this machine is in use, we seal the area and post warning signs, because it can be harmful to human’s health.
More often than not, a property that has been damaged by fire or water is rife with contaminates that pose a health risk. For those property owners who remain in the property during the restoration, we use protection methods and equipment to ensure that the contamination goes no further and that our activities don’t cause them to spread. We also make effort to protect the health of our employees and contractors.
Polypropylene Laminate Barrier Coverall
These “bunny suits” allow us to enter and work in a contaminated area without fear of being exposed to hazardous liquids and other materials.
When a property is extremely contaminated – with mold spores or another dangerous pathogen – our technicians don full-face respirators to eliminate any health risks.
Temporary Construction Barrier
When damage has been isolated to just one area of a property, or a restoration procedure requires it, we erect a temporary barrier that keeps the contamination from spreading or reconstruction dust from traveling.
Reusable Door Barrier
To prevent further contamination, we sometimes install a temporary door barrier that allows for movement but provides protection.