Whether man-made or the result of a natural disaster, fires are more common than you’d think. In fact, in 2019 alone, local fire departments responded to approximately 1.3 million fires across the United States, resulting in billions of dollars of fire damage.
A fire can completely destroy a structure and render it unlivable. However, in some circumstances, fire damage can be very minimal. So minimal, in fact, that it can almost go unnoticed. Unfortunately, once the damage is done, if it’s not dealt with in a timely manner, it can lead to unforeseen hazards, including:
- Compromised HVAC systems
- Damage to the home’s electrical wiring
- Damage to your home’s pipes
- Hidden structural damage
Particle inhalation from fire soot and other toxic gases that may be released
That’s why it’s important to consider fire damage restoration, no matter how insignificant the damage may seem. Not quite sure if you need property restoration following a fire? Here are a few things you’ll want to look out for:
- Soot stains on surfaces of your home, including the walls, floors, and ceilings
- Rusting on any metal surfaces as this could be a chemical reaction following a fire
- If you notice any odd odors following the fire damage
- Changes in your home’s structure, including cracks in walls/ceilings or small changes in door frames
How Restoration 1 Can Help You with Fire Damage
If you find yourself dealing with any level of fire damage, then you’ll want to contact a reputable property restoration company to help you. At Restoration 1, we can help you address any obvious and not-so-obvious signs of damage.
Here at Restoration 1, our team of technicians is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our basic fire damage restoration includes:
- Removing any damaged components from your home: This includes wiring, electrical outlets, etc. If not removed, these can potentially reignite if someone attempts to use them, making them an extreme hazard.
- Floor removal: To help halt any possible collection of harmful soot, dust, or other elements that could be considered hazardous following a fire.
- Evaluating your building’s structure: Looking for any previously unseen damage to your framing or the subflooring of your home. If damage is present and goes unnoticed, this could lead to the collapse of your floor or even entire rooms of your home.
- Restoration or removal of your damaged HVAC system: Your HVAC system is responsible for circulating the air in your home, and when it’s compromised by fire damage, it can lead to the spread of potentially hazardous particles and lead to a variety of health complications.
Restoration 1 has one goal in mind when we enter a home or commercial property with any level of fire damage: to restore the property to its pre-damaged state. We stop at nothing to ensure that anyone who walks onto the property is safe from any hazard, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.
Tackling Fire Damage Head-On with Restoration 1
At Restoration 1, we use only the latest equipment and recommended processes to restore a fire-damaged property. Our technicians hold the highest certification in our industry. This, along with continuing education and a straightforward process, allows you to focus on other things while we bring your property back to normal.
Fire damage needs to be taken seriously immediately. Without adequate proper restoration, your home and everyone in it are at risk of injury and/or illness. If you have recently been through a home fire, please don’t wait to reach out to the Restoration 1 team.
Contact us today and let us help you get your restoration underway.