Fire is a particularly stressful event, often with devastating consequences for your house or office. Even a small kitchen fire can cause damage that ends up in major expenses on restoration, and even more so without immediate attention. In case of fire damage, it is imperative to call in fire damage restoration experts right away not to let the situation further deteriorate.
We’re proud to be a trusted IICRC-certified provider of fire damage restoration services and will effectively address water damage and smoke damage that often accompany the fire.
Smoke damage to property depends on how long soot and damage are left unaddressed. Just minutes of exposure to smoke result in discoloring of plastic and porous materials.
If water is used to extinguish the fire, the level of humidity rises dramatically and the wood opens its pores and absorbs a great amount of smoke and residue. The next victims to smoke are clothing, upholstery, and vinyl flooring that get permanent stains and metals that begin to corrode and rust.
In weeks after the fire, smoke damage consequences become irreversible for many other materials triggering great restoration and replacement expenses.
Fire burns not only wood but also plastics, leather and other materials containing a variety of chemicals that abound in modern homes and offices. This makes the air really toxic and dangerous to breathe.
If you want to bring some items out of the affected premises, it is better to delegate the task to fire and smoke restoration company. If you are still determined to enter the premises before the restoration experts arrive, be sure to wear a mask and nitrile gloves and ventilate the house if this is possible.
Remember that accidental inhaling or injection of smoke particles causes both short-term and long-term health problems. Thus, in case of smoke damage, keep your family away from the burnt house to prevent any exposure to smoke until the air quality returns to the norm.
Professional smoke mitigation includes the following steps:
Immediate contact with a smoke damage restoration company can save precious time and make cleaning more effective and less expensive.
Our first step upon arrival will be the inspection of the premises to determine the scope of the smoke and soot damage and develop an action plan.
Gallery Water Damage experts remove all objects that need to be replaced or spread the smoke odor. All objects that can be saved, but cannot be removed are sealed (e.g. frames).
We remove smoke and soot damage from all the surfaces using professional equipment and following best practices.
We use ozone generators and fogging equipment to deodorize the affected materials and furniture for full smoke odors elimination.
We take care of the repairs so that you can enjoy returning your home or office making the fire and smoke damage the past story.
Save your home and possessions from devastating consequences of smoke damage