What to Expect from Fire Damage Restoration Professionals
When your property suffers from a fire, it’s obviously crucial to have the flames extinguished. They pose as a safety risk to you and others who inhabit the property and cause severe damage to various materials and objects. However, the damage that the flames cause is just part of the harm caused by the fire as a whole.
Even after the flames have been put out, damage will continue to be done by smoke, soot, and corrosive byproducts. In fact, most of the damage is generally caused by these substances after the fire has been extinguished. They will discolor, etch, and tarnish the surfaces and contents they affect. If this damage doesn’t get addressed quickly enough, then the damage is at risk of becoming permanent. Knowing this, it’s important that you seek fire damage restoration help for your fire-damaged property immediately after the fire has been put out. At ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete, we assist fire-damaged homes and other buildings with the fire and smoke damage restoration services we provide. Within these services, you can expect thorough cleaning and restoration of your property and contents.
Fire Damage Restoration Process
To begin our work, we conduct emergency pre-cleaning that helps prevent permanent damage. Soot, smoke, and corrosive byproducts from the fire need to be cleaned up and addressed immediately in order to stop them from causing further damage. This pre-cleaning process gives your property and belongings a better chance at being salvaged, which will also save you money. We don’t use just any products when cleaning the effects of smoke and soot.
Our professional technicians use chemical cleaners and other specialized products and equipment to ensure effective cleaning and treatment. Improper cleaning methods can either be ineffective or worsen the damage done. That said, we use only the appropriate products, equipment, and methods when conducting our fire damage cleanup. Furthermore, you should not try to do any cleaning on your own. Instead of helping the situation, you very well may end up making matters worse. This especially goes for walls and ceilings. You shouldn’t even come into contact with porous materials like drywall, wood, or upholstery that have been damaged by soot. The oils in your hands can cause more damage to these surfaces, so it’s best to leave post-fire property cleaning to the professionals.
If your walls and other structural elements of your property need to be repaired, we can take care of that as well. Sometimes, there will be damage from the fire that is beyond repair. In such cases, our technicians will rebuild the structure to ensure that your property is safe and secure.
Fire damage restoration doesn’t just include restoring and cleaning your property. We also clean and restore your personal belongings because we know these things are important to you. If your property has sustained too much damage to do the content cleaning onsite, we will provide our pack-out services. With our pack-out services, we will pack up your belongings to be cleaned, restored, and deodorized off-site at our facility. All items taken with our pack-out services will be inventoried so that you know what’s being included. We will take great care of your belongings when packing and transporting them. After being cleaned, your belongings will also be stored off-site until your property is thoroughly restored and safe again. This will prevent your belongings from suffering any more damage while your property is being worked on.
Smoke Odor Removal
Within our fire and smoke damage restoration services, we also take care of odor removal. When there’s a fire, the smoke will produce an odor that can linger on your property well after the fire has been put out. Smoke odor is absorbed by various things from building materials to your own personal belongings, and this absorption ability makes it difficult for the smell to go away. If you don’t address the materials that have absorbed the odor, then it will continue to linger. With our odor removal services, we can eliminate the smell with our advanced deodorization techniques and equipment.
When your home or building is the site of a fire, you need to evacuate the property and call 911 right away. After your local fire department has extinguished the fire, the fire may be gone, but the work is not done. You still need to address the fire damage cleanup and it is best to call a restoration professional as soon as possible after the fire is out.
Get in touch with ServiceMaster Restoration by Complete immediately for our fire and smoke damage restoration services. We provide these services in Staten Island; Brooklyn, NY; and New Jersey’s Essex, Bergan, Somerset and Middlesex counties. With our fire and smoke damage restoration services, we will come to your property within 1-2 hours of your call. By doing this, we’re able to start the restoration process as soon as possible and limit the potential for any damage to become permanent.