Fire & Smoke Damage Repair
Restoring property and preventing ongoing damage
You might not realize it, but danger still lingers after a fire has been put out in a structure. Smoke particles attach themselves to furniture and electronic equipment and damage these and other items of value. And smoke damage can lead to virus, bacteria and fungi, and have a profound effect on the health of you, your loved ones or your employees.
The first 24 hours after a fire is crucial
Fast action is needed to arrest the ongoing damage caused by the acidic properties within smoke and soot that can cause harm to your building and belongings. Our technicians will arrive at your property quickly to assess the damage and give you a free estimate.
Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)-certified technicians have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return your property and the items to their pre-incident condition. We’ll work closely with you and your insurance company to help make sure the total cleanup and restoration operation is as fast, efficient and safe as possible.
Depend on certified, experienced professionals
Government Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) standards can overwhelm property owners who try to “do it themselves.” Legal liability and health safety is a huge concern. For results you can have confidence in, hire a certified restoration firm like WDR. The field of fire and smoke restoration is an ever evolving specialty. WDR stays up-to-date on all the latest technological advances in this field.
The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting nonprofit organization. IICRC standards offer you an assurance of a cost effective, safe and complete restoration service. Both our firm and our technicians are certified by the IICRC.
Free Evaluation & Written Estimate
Call us for a free estimate. Water Damage Recovery offers 24/7 service, every day of the year. Call now.
Your Free Evaluation & Written Estimate includes:
- Detailed evaluation of your situation
- Address your cleanup and restoration concerns
- Get your questions answered
- Estimate in writing
- No pressure, no obligation
Guaranteed Fire and Smoke Damage Services
We guarantee our Fire and Smoke Damage services just like all of our other services. If something isn’t done to your full satisfaction simply call us and we will coime back and fix it.
The first step is an assessment
We will evaluate your property to discover the extent to which fire, smoke, soot, heat and moisture have impacted both building materials and contents and to inspect for safety and health issues. After we assess your property damage we will get a ‘battle plan’ in place and enact immediate preventative measures to reduce further damage, restore property and secure your building.
Smoke Damage Restoration
WDR has state-of-the-art equipment to help mitigate fire damage and restore your property. Like our dry ice machines that remove soot from wood and our thermal foggers that enable us to immediately address and restore the air quality of your property.
Our IICRC-certified technicians have the training, equipment and experience to use this equipment to properly clean and restore your property up to IICRC standards. We’ll restore damage caused by fire, smoke, ash, heat and soot and document the job with ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. And, we can even extract the water that was used to extinguish the fire and dry out your property and belongings.
We specialize in the complete packout of the salvageable contents of your home or business. We want to ensure you not only get the inside of your property restored, but also the salvageable items in it, as well. (Burnt or charred items are non-salvageable). This includes cleaning furniture, office equipment and even business documents. Then we’ll store your belongings in a safe, climate controlled environment until you’re ready for their return.
Our IICRC-certified technicians will identify the source of the odor, remove the source and employ proper cleaning methods and leading-edge products to cleanse the area. Then they will use a thermal fogger to deliver a deodorizer that gets into all the nooks and crannies. The fog will leaves behind a pleasant odor that neutralizes any inconvenient, unwanted smells.
Although the extent of damage may vary from incident to incident, there are often damaged doors, shattered windows and possible exposure to the outside elements that remain after a fire. Depending upon the circumstances, a board-up of your property may be necessary to secure your home or business and prevent future damage from vandalism, theft, trespassers or bad weather.
Fire and Smoke Damage Tips
The road to recovery after a fire can be difficult. It’s best to take the appropriate steps to ensure that the cleanup and restoration process goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some things you should do after you have experienced firw or smoke damage to your property.
- Get clearance from fire marshal before obtaining access into building
- Open windows for ventilation if weather permits
- Stay away from any damaged areas that may be unsafe
- Take videos or pictures of the damage sustained as soon as possible
- Throw away all open food containers since they could be contaminated
- Make a list of everything that has been damaged for your insurance carrier
- Don’t use any electrical appliances because shorts in the wiring may cause electrocution
- Send receipts for any necessary temporary repairs made to your insurance carrier for reimbursement purposes
- Wait until your insurance adjuster has seen the damage before you make any permanent replacements or repairs
- When entering a building after a house fire, always wear a protective facemask to prevent inhaling any lingering debris from the smoke
Below are some useful fire-related links that may be of interest to you.
American Red Cross
Indoor Air Quality Association
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
National Fire Protection Association