Fire Damage Restoration

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Fire is one of the most devastating events you can experience as a property owner. Once the fire is extinguished, it’s important to take steps to prevent further fire and smoke damage and loss. Fast and effective fire damage restoration by experienced technicians can save many valuable and sentimental belongings.

It’s important to contact a professional as soon as the fire is extinguished in order to prevent further damage. The extent of the damage will increase as will the costs of restoration if neutralization and cleaning is delayed.

We are available 24/7 for emergency dispatch. Once dispatched, our technicians will board up and tarp off the property in order to prevent further damage from other sources including water intrusion, vandalism and pests. Next, our knowledgeable and dedicated personnel will work to remove the smoke and odor from your home or business and its contents, clean your structure, clean your personal belongings and complete the demolition or total reconstruction of your property.

We are an IICRC certified firm, which means our technicians are fully trained and educated in treating the effects of smoke, heat and residues caused by fire and smoke. Our state-of-the-art techniques and cleaning solutions can dramatically increase the likelihood of saving your property.

Smoke Damage and Soot

Smoke can penetrate into the cavities of the building causing hidden damage and odor. Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and the upper levels. It flows around plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to travel from floor to floor. There are several types of smoke and the type of smoke can greatly affect the restoration process.

  • Wet smoke residues are the result of smoldering fires with low heat. They are sticky with pungent odors and the smoke webs can be difficult to clean.
  • Dry smoke residues are the result of fast burning fires at high temperatures. They are often dry, powdery, small, non-smeary smoke particles.
  • Protein residues are virtually invisible residues with an extreme pungent odor that discolor paints and varnishes.
  • Fuel oil spots are the result of furnace puff backs.
  • Other types of residues include tear gas, fingerprint powder and fire extinguisher residues. These also require cleanup.

Furnace Puff Back

A puff back occurs when an oil furnace malfunctions and distributes soot throughout your home or business. The resulting soot is black, sticky and usually includes a petroleum base which makes cleaning very difficult. The residue penetrates not only exposed items, but also gets behind closed doors and into cabinets.

Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your structure, develop a plan of action to address the stains and odor, and implement the plan as quickly as possible to mitigate further damage.