Fire damage can be devastating, not only by the fire itself, but the smoke and often the water used to extinguish the fire. Recovery and restoration is a complex task and how you get rid of fire and smoke in a house or commercial building, should be performed by a professional fire and smoke damage restoration company like All Clean Restoration.
Residential Fire Damage Restoration and Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Whether you have a kitchen fire, an electrical fire, or a fire due to a cigarette not fully put out, we take care of it all. From providing an initial assessment to extracting the water from the fire department to the removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces and areas of your home or business.
Our fire, smoke, and soot damage removal process:
- 24/7 Emergency Response: Our crews are available 24 hours a day to respond to the fire and smoke damage to your home or business.
- Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment: We will assess the fire damage to produce an accurate line scope and estimate for water and fire damage restoration services. Upon your approval to move forward, we will then proceed to the next steps:
- Board-Up Services: Our emergency fire damage crews will immediately board-up your home or business to secure the property and prevent vandals from entering.
- Water Extraction: Water extraction will be needed due to the amount of water the fire department used to put out the fire. We will set dehumidifiers and air movers to complete the drying process.
- Smoke and Soot Removal Services: We use different methods of smoke and soot removal depending on the type of fire that occurred. All fire damaged debris will be documented, removed, and disposed if it cannot be restored.
- Contents Cleaning Restoration: In certain situations, your belongings and contents will be cleaned and deodorized on location. Otherwise we will inventory and pack out to process and clean at our fire restoration cleaning facility.
- Fire Restoration Insurance Company Coordination: We will continuously work with you and your insurance company to make this very difficult time as painless and as least disruptive as possible.
We understand how hard this is on you and your family, but let our expertise and experience make this terrible event a thing of the past.
Smoke Damage and Soot Damage
What are the types of fire, smoke, and soot damage?
- Dry Smoke Residue: Fires that burn fast and at very high temperatures produce a dry smoke residue. Dry smoke creates smoke damage that is thin, dry, and powdery. Dry smoke damage generally doesn’t smear making it easier to clean.
- Wet Smoke Residue: Fires that smolder and have low heat often produce a great deal of wet smoke residue. Wet smoke has a pungent odor and a sticky, smeary texture, making it more difficult to clean.
- Protein Smoke Residue: This residue is essentially invisible and can discolor finishes such as paint and varnish. Although protein residue is invisible, it has an extremely strong and pungent odor.
- Fuel / Oil Smoke Residue: This type of residue comes from furnace puff backs that can cause a fuel oil soot. Fuel oil smoke damage creates a strong odor and is relatively sticky and difficult to clean.