Fire Damage Restoration
Is your Gresham business or home being affected by fire damage? Our team can help. We’re available for your fire damage repair needs. Call us at (503) 850-0521 Today
We all know how frightening the idea of being burned by a house fire is for many people. What most people don’t realize is that smoke inhalation is the number one cause of death related to fires. Smoke inhalation is a quiet killer, and sometimes victims don’t recognize what is happening to them until it’s too late. You should avoid smoke from a fire at all costs. If you find yourself in that situation the essential thing is to safely extract yourself from the structure. Once you are safe and secure, then you can contact 911 for help. Talk with your children and family what they should do if there if a fire occurs. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and what is more important than your family’s safety? Even after the fire has been put out there are still harmful chemicals that lingers in your home.
Fire Damage Can Be Devastating
Your office or home can sustain substantial damage from fire, and what’s worse is much of the damage can be hidden. Regardless of whether a fire is swiftly put out and the fire damage is relatively limited, there can nonetheless be lasting damage to things throughout the house, like carpets or furniture. The moment the property is secure it is important to commence the restoration process as soon as possible.
Fire can devastate your home or business. Unfortunately, your furniture and personal property can be destroyed quickly. If at all possible, our technicians will evaluate the situation and do our best to map out our plan to save as much of your personal items as possible. Family documents and photographs are often the first things that people look for. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a good amount of documents that are still in good condition. Sadly this is not always the case which is why backing up these documents in some ways is definitely a good idea.
Our professionals will evaluate your household items to decide which of your personal belongings can be conserved and the scope of the damage to your home or business. They will air out the area, remove excess water, pack and inventory any salvageable personal belongings and cover them. They will check walls, ceilings and furniture for any traces of soot, fire, water damage, or odors. It’s vital to get many items cleaned quickly before the damage becomes permanent.
Gresham Fire Damage Repair
Our technicians will inspect the area for water damage, and begin to air out and smoke and fire damage areas. To prevent mold and mildew from forming we will dry draperies and carpets that have been soaked. Virtually all of the house that are made up of wood, like walls or floors, will also be dried. Aluminum, brass items and even tile surfaces will be cleaned to remove smoke and soot residue. Any upholstered fabrics will be cleaned and deodorized as well. We’ll help remove items which are in good condition, and move them to a safe and secure place, away from the soot and smoke odors that may linger in the air.
Any personal belongings that are stained with soot will be promptly removed before cleaning begins, to prevent inadvertently scattering soot around. Our team will use specialized vacuums to remove water or soot from carpets and rugs, and then deodorize them using a method called ozone treatment. Textiles often soak up any smoke particles and odor in their surroundings and our process removes them. After removing water, soot and odors, all cloth items will be cleaned thoroughly.
Once we have cleaned textile times we will clean and deodorize larger structures like floors, ceilings, walls and even air ducts. If these parts of the house are not meticulously cleaned, any remaining smoke particles can spread throughout the house after cleanup is finished. Any smoke particles that remain can be neutralized by a procedure called thermal fogging. Once the odor is taken care of, these surfaces will be cleaned using special products.
Smoke Damage Restoration
The damage caused by smoke after a fire can range from moderate to extreme. Where the most common items damaged by smoke is walls and furniture in your home. Whether your furniture can be restored is highly dependent on the type of material it is made out of. Generally, wooden, and other flammable materials will be completely destroyed. If you have furniture that was damaged by smoke that is still in decent working order, get in touch with a furniture restoration service company. They will be able to restore your furniture to original condition.
When the walls in your home are suffer smoke damage you’ll notice black and yellow marks throughout your home, and possibly structural damage within the support. Fire damage can be difficult to clean off of walls so it’s advisable that the walls either be repaired or replaced in particular areas. Based on what components your walls are made from, this can be an expensive process. This is precisely why making certain that your property insurance is current to cover these types of damage is crucial.
Steve’s Home Restoration is here to help. The first step of our process is to accurately assess the damage and lay out your options. We’ll also provide you with a free, in home quote so that you can understand all the associated costs. We understand how traumatic a fire at your property or home can be. Our team is here to provide you with fire damage restoration solutions. We’re proud to serve business and homeowners in the Gresham area, are are insured and licensed in Multnomah County, Oregon. If you need to return your home or property back to the way it was, you should call (503) 850-0521 today.