FIRE DAMAGE AND RESTORATION
WHERE DO I START?
Fire damage restoration is the act of cleaning and restoring property as well as personal belongings that have sustained smoke or fire damage. The goal of fire damage restoration services is to salvage damaged items and restore your home so that it can once again be inhabited.
Another important element of fire damage restoration is the removal of burned structural components such as walls, ceilings, and floor coverings. The structural framing materials and components throughout the home are thoroughly inspected and replaced if any charring or warping is discovered. If the structural components are salvageable, they are treated with deodorizers to remove any smoke odor. The structural components are then left to dry completely before they are sealed and covered with new drywall and paneling. It is important to remove the odor before installing new drywall and panels otherwise the odor will continue to leak out into the home.
During the fire restoration process, we use several methods for neutralizing the odor throughout the home including ozone deodorization or wet or dry fogging. Deodorization is typically done in the areas with the least damage first, progressing to more damaged areas as the process continues. It is best to have a specialized professional carry out the deodorization to prevent health hazards or further damage to the property. The home is aired out during and after each phase of the restoration process to reduce the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the new materials. All removable personal items can be submitted for full offsite restoration.