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Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage can be a devastating event. It can be caused by a myriad of factors including cigarettes, curling irons, and most are completely accidental. But accident or not, fire can literally destroy a lifetime of possessions and hard work! And the cost is not just monetary. Fires are the second leading cause of accidental death in the home. However, even with severe fire damage, quick or immediate fire damage restoration can help you to quickly reduce sooth, smoke, and other long term damage and risks in general.

When it comes to fire damage restoration, it involves many components. Obviously, it cannot actually undo the emotional damage and loss that so often comes with a serious house fire. You cannot necessarily restore pictures, or a lifetime of memories and possessions. And of course, there is always the inconvenience of having to find other accommodations.

But fire damage restoration does more than just restoring the condition of your home. It is about safety. Yes, you can slap on a new coat of paint. Yes you can make the house look nice. But oftentimes, with fire damage, you see serious damage to the structure of the house as well as buildup of char, dust, and other things that can actually damage health and wellness of any future occupants.

So What Does Fire Damage Restoration Involve?

It depends in part on the fire damage as to what will be involved in fire damage restoration in terms of time, effort, and otherwise. However, there are a few basic steps necessary to ensure your safety and overall satisfaction with a home that looks like new, like it should have before any suffered fire damage, no matter the cause or reason.

  1. Remove all damaged cells-Any structural component that has suffered serious fire damage is not going to be fixed with some glue and a good coat of new paint. And trying to do a patch work job in fire damage restoration can actually do more damage than good in the long run. Therefore, we remove all structural components that have been damaged in the fire.

  2. Remove floor coverings-when it comes to fire damage restoration, you have to remove these as they can collect soot, dust, and it can cover other damage that needs to be properly evaluated.

  3. Evaluate the structural framing and subfloor material-once we have removed the carpeting, damaged structural cells, we can do a full evaluation of the subfloor material and other things that you do not see every day to complete a full and helpful evaluation for comprehensive fire damage restoration that won’t have to be fixed later on.

  4. Treat wall framing with odor counteractants-there are cases in which the framing can be saved, and it can therefore save you time, money, and suffering. In this case, we will do what is needed using the appropriate odor counteractants to make sure that there is no microbial contamination or other things that may harm your health or your house in the future.

  5. Remove or restore the HVAC-this is absolutely critical to real success. The HVAC, depending on the extent of the damage, must be carefully evaluated and thoroughly restored or removed all together depending on the particular case. This will eliminate harmful dust and char particles in the air that could cause scarring or even scarring of the alveoli.

Those are the basic steps of fire damage restoration. But there is so much more involved. We take all the best safety precautions while checking each individual room for its fire damage restoration needs. We air out structures, paint walls, salvage lightly damaged structures and replace those that need to be replaced. With our fire damage restoration services, it won’t be the odor alone that you will never have to see the evidence of. Our goal in fire damage restoration services is to make it like the fire never even happened in the first place.