A fire can be devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. Fire damage clean up is an arduous process that often requires the proper industrial equipment and specially trained technicians. In addition, time is of the essence. In the wake of a fire, when victims are faced with insurance matters, arrangements for interim housing, and possible health concerns, homeowners are unlikely to make salvaging efforts the top priority. Sadly, this could present a costly dilemma. In these cases, the services of a certified fire restoration company like us are invaluable.
Delays in fire damage clean up can have serious consequences. In addition to the obvious devastation created by heat, flames, and soot, water and smoke are powerful contaminators and destructors in their own right. Immediate intervention is critical to minimize exposure to these damaging agents in hopes of limiting restoration costs.
- Within minutes after the blaze is extinguished, acidic soot residue causes discoloration of plastics. Certain materials like marble and alabaster could be marred permanently.
- It only takes a matter of hours for acidic soot to cause yellowing of bath fixtures, counter tops, and the tarnishing of unprotected metals. Furniture and appliances may also discolor.
- Within days, acid residues may permanently discolor walls and cause corrosion and rusting of metals. Flooring made of wood or vinyl must be replaced (or at the least refinished), and textiles such as clothing and furniture upholstery becomes irreparably stained.
- In a matter of weeks, carpet may become unsalvageable due to discoloration. Silver-plated fixtures are irreversibly corroded. Glass, crystal, and china may become severely etched and pitted due to extended exposure to acidic soot residue.
In addition to the structural destruction caused by the flames, acidic soot alone can cause irreparable harm to a home’s interior and belongings. But the problems don’t end there. Odor removal can present another challenge, and ceiling or box fans alone are not always powerful enough to disperse the smell of smoke. Water damage caused by first responders in an effort to extinguish the inferno further complicates matters.
Home and property owners may be able to salvage some of their belongings with soap and a sponge or by vacuuming and laundering. Heavy soot build-up, extensive water damage, odor removal, and corrosion control, however, is almost always best left to certified fire damage restoration technicians. Our certified staff have the necessary fire damage clean up tools that allow them to restore the interior of your home or commercial property to pre-loss conditions.
Our Fire Restoration Process
Not every situation is the same when it comes to fire and smoke damage losses. Each situation will call for a specific solution, although the remediation process mainly stays the same. Here’s how our fire restoration process works:
The fire and smoke damage restoration process begins when you’ll speak to a Live Person 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year. You will never leave a message no matter the time or date, and your restoration process will begin immediately.
Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. We will also document every step of the process and work with your insurance if you’re filing a claim to take any added pressure of you and your family.
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.
Our trained and certified fire and smoke damage technicians will use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
We will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We will use safe and non-toxic chemicals to restore all salvageable items and contents, while also removing odors and scrubbing the indoor air environment.
Restoration is the final step, which is the process of returning your home back to complete pre-loss conditions. This process may require minor to major construction, painting, etc. We will assist you in getting your home back to the way it was, putting this loss far behind you and your family.
We are the only 9 Time Consecutive Angie’s List Award Winner for Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration in your area. Dealing with a fire is nothing short of tragic, but you can trust that we will make this process as stress free as possible, while returning your home to pre-loss conditions from start to finish.
Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services offered for residents of Philadelphia PA, Delaware County PA, Bucks County PA, Montgomery County PA, Chester County PA, Lehigh County PA, Camden County NJ, Mercer County NJ, Burlington County NJ, Gloucester County NJ, Monmouth County NJ & Delware.