The goal of the restoration process is to transform a smoke and/or a fire-damaged structure into an environment that is clean, safe and free of unpleasant odors. To accomplish this, the structure and its contents must be returned to equal or better appearance and cleanliness than before the damage occurred, and to do so in the most economical and efficient means possible. Dry-Concepts Fire Damage Restoration Team is ready to respond and mitigate any fire related damage quickly and professionally 24/7.
AFTER THE FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE
The fire may be out but smoke and soot residue must be tracked from its initial source and diligently followed in every direction it penetrated to locate all surfaces that are considered damaged. Once identified affected materials are evaluated against replacement cost versus restoration costs. It is a waste of resources to clean anything that is not worth saving.
Our contents technician creates a list of what will be removed as part of the emergency service pack out. Emergency service pack out ensures a better environment for contents that would be at risk if they remained in the damaged structure. From delicate crystal to large appliances and everything in between all your valuables are handled with the utmost care and consideration.
Fallen structural materials, crumbling drywall, damaged flooring and charred contents can leave a huge mess after a fire. Unsalvageable materials should be removed at the beginning of a restoration project. Dry-Concepts disaster restoration team will take care of all the demolition and debris removal in the structure safely and quickly so restoration can begin as soon as possible.
Early deodorization following a fire and smoke damage Situation yields enormous benefits. Dry-Concepts has technicians certified in odor removal utilizing there experience equipment, cleaning solutions, and procedurlized approach to eliminate the source of all odors. We use state of the art soda blasting techniques to remove soot, and charred material that deodorizes as it blasts away damaged material. Thermal Fogging creates a deodorizing fog that can travel on the same air currents as the smoke event helping to insure maximum application of odor counteractants.
Starting with our ozone chambers and ultrasonic cleaning equipment you can be sure every technology and cleaning chemistry will be utilized at Dry-Concepts to bring all your valuables back to pre-loss condition. Our soft contents cleaning staff well hand clean delicate fabrics with state of the art techniques to insure maximum results.
The flame and smoke damage from a fire have the potential to cause significant damage to homes and businesses. In addition to flames, the substances emitted by the fire, and the process of extinguishing the fire are also damaging.
Many property insurance policies cover the damages that result from a fire. How extensive is fire damage and how much do fire and smoke damage restoration services cost?
The following FAQ reveals everything that you need to know about fire damage, property restoration, and what to do if your home or business has suffered as a result of smoke or fire.
Fires produce flames, smoke, and heat which emit numerous chemicals that are highly destructive to homes and businesses. Fire restoration services are professionals who are experienced in cleaning up and correcting damages that result from fire and/or smoke damage.
Fire Damage Restoration Services Include:
Removal of Burnt Material
Fire restoration services are critical for the prevention of further structural damages and occupant health and safety after a fire.
The extent of the fire restoration services needed will depend on several factors, including the type and extent of the damages that have occurred. There are several steps and processes involved in professional fire and/or smoke damage restoration.
Evaluation of Damages
The first step in the fire restoration process is to seek a fire damage expert to evaluate the severity of the damages. These professionals will then develop a plan to restore your home or business to a safe and structurally intact condition.
Clean-Up After Fire/Smoke
The fire damage restoration process also requires knowledge of the chemical components of fire and resulting ash and soot. An expert will use a specialized cleaner that does interact with the chemicals of the ash and soot.
Flames and smoke can cause damage to the structural integrity of a property. After thorough cleanup, there may be several parts of the building that need to be replaced, including wood, walls, and/or insulation,
Cases of extensive fire damage that affect the safety and soundness of the property may require demolition services. These situations often involve large holes in the ceilings, walls, doorways, and other major areas of the building.
Air cleaning is an important part of the fire restoration process. A professional will use commercial equipment that produces high levels of ozone in the damaged areas to clear the air and start the rebuild process.
Smoke contaminates numerous areas of the home, including surfaces, carpers, furniture, HVAC ducts, and more. The process of cleaning smoke-damaged areas can be complex, depending on the type of soot that results. Oily soot smears during the clean-up and will require more invasive cleaning than dry soot. The smoke odor needs to be neutralized and removed to bring the structure to pre-loss condition.
There are several factors that directly influence the cost of professional fire damage restoration services.
Fire Damage Cost Factors Include:
The complexity of the Fire (Simple vs. Complex)
Class of Fire
Cause of the Fire
The extent of Repairs Needed (Walls, Floors, HVAC Etc.)
Size of Property/Affected Area
Number of Items Damaged
Location-Specific Permit and Inspection Fees
The majority of property fires are complex, meaning that they produce large amounts of smoke and soot. This leads to extensive and complicated damages to everything within the property, including clothes, furniture, structural damages, etc.