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Fire Restoration and Smoke Damage

A fire can cause serious damage to your home, but it doesn’t have to ruin the structure. Fire and smoke damage can be repaired by an experienced company, and fire restoration can return the structure to its former glory. Fire and Water Restoration of Jacksonville offers full service smoke damage and fire restoration services to ensure your home or business looks as good as new again after an unfortunate event like this occurs. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

The Fire Restoration Process

The fire restoration process begins with a property inspection to assess the damage. Specialists remove debris and damaged items, and they clean salvageable items. Demolition and rebuilding occurs after smoke cleanup specialists have completed their work. Professional smoke damage remediation ensures that your home is safe for you and your family during recovery. Prior to demolition, it is important to use commercial deodorizers in order to eliminate any remaining odors caused by smoke or water damage. Once this has been done, reconstruction efforts can begin. This will allow contractors access to walls and other areas in which they can build new structures; increasing both strength and quality of construction, while reducing potential future issues due to poor initial construction practices or materials used in previous builds. Our technicians are highly trained professionals capable of handling any type of smoke removal job—whether it be through air scrubbers or other methods—and we employ only experienced personnel for all jobs entrusted into our care.

Fire Damage Assessment

The fire restoration process begins with a property inspection to assess damage. In some cases, your insurance company may send an inspector as well. Once you’ve contacted a restoration professional, they’ll conduct an on-site inspection to determine what caused smoke damage to occur in your home, what type of repairs are needed, and how extensive the damage is. Your cleanup specialist will also help you remove any damaged or salvageable items from your home. After assessment, your smoke damage specialist will make recommendations for next steps. If you aren’t insured for smoke damage restoration, you can hire a contractor directly if you want to pay out of pocket.

Removing Smoke Odor from Structures As Part Of The Fire Restoration Process

Smoke damage often leaves a lingering odor that can be difficult to remove. Odors from smoke will penetrate deep into materials, making them very hard to remove. With so much damage done to your structure, you might need more than just cleaning upholstery and carpets: you may also need smoke odor removal for walls, floors, and even ceilings! The process of removing smoke odor is called fire restoration; it’s an effective method of returning your property back to normal after a fire. Smoke restoration starts with a thorough inspection, which allows specialists to determine how deep smoke damage extends throughout your home or business. Based on these findings, professionals begin to restore fire damaged structures by identifying and safely removing damaged items such as furniture and appliances. After debris has been removed, specialists use air movers and dehumidifiers in hopes of completely drying out structures. If successful, mold growth should not occur as long as you take preventative measures such as running dehumidifiers regularly and repairing or replacing HVAC systems that allow moisture into your home or business. Professionals then begin rebuilding damaged portions of structures with new furnishings to help return properties back to their original state prior to fire damages occurring.

Removal of Debris and Damaged Items

Removing debris from a fire or flood can be time-consuming, but it’s an important first step in bringing your home back to pre-damage condition. Your cleanup company will likely remove any furniture, carpeting, padding, rugs, wall coverings and flooring damaged by fire or water. They may also take out drywall that cannot be cleaned or repaired. Keep in mind that your insurance policy may require you to use a particular restoration company with a clean-up crew so it’s best to start searching for one as soon as possible. In most cases, your insurer will provide you with a list of approved restoration companies. If they don’t, simply ask them for recommendations on local firms. If nothing else, do some online research; search for fire damage restoration near me or something similar. You should receive estimates within 24 hours. If you find more than three estimates are too many ask neighbors who have gone through fire damage if they had an easier time getting rid of their damaged items.

Cleaning Salvageable Items

Most of your household goods will survive a fire. Smoke, soot, ash, and water from firefighters’ hoses often damage personal property more than flames do. In most cases, salvaged items can be cleaned. Start by vacuuming up all loose particles to remove ashes and residue from previous attempts at cleaning. Next, use a mild detergent with a soft cloth or sponge to wash away remaining stains or residues that have bonded with your belongings. Test any chemical solution in an inconspicuous area before using it on a large surface area because some cleaners can actually eat through certain materials if they are not diluted sufficiently! Note: Discard anything that is not salvageable. Burned clothing or fabrics should be removed immediately because smoke odors become entrenched over time. Mold may also grow in affected materials which will require additional treatments. Wash unusable items and seal them in garbage bags after cutting out fabric pieces that cannot be saved. Any undamaged furniture can usually stay intact unless fire damage has eaten away critical joints and hinges, but severe smoke and heat exposure may result in unsalvageable discoloration over time; many types of wood yellow over time due to UV light exposure when left outdoors unattended for too long.

Fire Restoration: Rebuilding the Structure

Specialists remove debris and damaged items, and they clean salvageable items. Demolition and rebuilding the structure occurs after the property has been cleaned. Fire restoration specialists may restore smoke damage as well as repaint walls to cover fire damage. Smoke odor removal is important because it prevents mold growth in wall cavities that can lead to health hazards, such as respiratory problems or asthma attacks. The experts also install air-filtration systems to improve air quality in smoke-damaged homes so homeowners can breathe easier after a devastating fire. Mold growth poses serious health risks, particularly for children and seniors. Although you cannot prevent mold from growing on porous surfaces that have been exposed to smoke and water damage like drywall and carpeting, you can take measures to ensure your family’s safety by hiring professional fire restoration specialists right away after a fire occurs. A fast response time greatly reduces your family’s risk of experiencing long-term effects from mold exposure, such as respiratory problems caused by breathing in spores of toxic mold.

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