Fire Damage Restoration
Is your Hillsboro business or home being affected by fire damage? If you are looking for professional fire damage restoration and repair, we are here to help. For Your Free Assessment Call (503) 850-0521 Today.
For a lot of people being burned by a fire is a serious concern. What few people realize is that smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire related deaths. Smoke inhalation can caused serious damage to your body or result in death by chemical irritation, chemical asphyxiation, lack of oxygen, or a combination of these. You should avoid smoke from a fire at all costs. If you find yourself in that situation the most important thing is to get out of the structure. As soon as you’re safe, then you can contact 911 for help. People tend to dismiss the value of having an exit strategy in the event of a fire. This is even more important if there are little kids in the home. 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 dangerous chemical substances that can be in your home.
Fire Damage Can Be Devastating
Your home or office can sustain substantial damage from smoke and fire, and what makes it worse is much of the damage is often obscured. Regardless of if a fire is swiftly extinguished and the fire damage is relatively limited, there can nonetheless be lasting damage to things in your home, like carpets or furniture. As soon as the property is secure it is important to begin the repair process as soon as possible.
Fire can obviously devastate your home or business. Unfortunately, your personal property and furniture can quickly be destroyed. If possible, our team of experts will assess the situation and come up with a plan to save as many of your personal belongings as possible. To start with you’ll want to look for is paper items such as photo books, school work, or family documents. Finding family documents in good condition can be a huge relief after a fire. It is a good idea to back up all of your photo albums and documents to digital hards drives and computers to protect your priceless memories in case of a fire.
Our professional cleanup crews will determine the degree of the damage and determine what household items can and cannot be saved. They will also air out the area, remove excess water, pack and inventory any salvageable personal belongings and cover them. Additionally, floors, drapes, carpets, heating and cooling systems, appliances, furniture and ceiling and walls will all be checked for soot, water and fire damage and odors. It is extremely important to get many items cleaned quickly before the damage ends up being irreversible.
Hillsboro Fire Damage Repair
Our technicians will inspect the area for water damage, and begin to air out and smoke and fire damage areas. Any clothes, carpets, rugs, or draperies that have been soaked will be dried to prevent mold and mildew from growing. It is important to dry floors and walls, since they are made of wood they hold water and produce mold growth in the future if not addressed. Aluminum, brass items and even tile surfaces will be cleaned to remove smoke and soot residue. We will clean and deodorize any upholstered materials. We’ll help remove items that are in good condition, and move them to a safe place, away from the soot and smoke odors that may linger in the air.
It is important to avoid spreading soot around. Among the first steps of our process is to remove any soot stained items. Our team will employ special vacuums to remove soot or water from carpets and rugs, and then deodorize them using the ozone treatment. Textiles often absorb any smoke molecules and odor in their surroundings and our process removes them. We will meticulously clean all of your textile items after we remove water, soot and odors.
Once we have cleaned textile times we will clean and deodorize larger structures like floors, ceilings, walls and even air ducts. The smoke molecules that linger can be spread throughout the house even after the cleanup is done if these areas of the home isn’t properly cleaned. Thermal fogging is employed to counteract any remaining smoke particles. Our technicians use specialized products to thoroughly clean these surfaces and handling the odor problem.
Smoke Damage Restoration
There are different degrees of damage caused by smoke. This naturally will depend on the intensity of the fire itself. Furniture and walls are usually the items most commonly damaged by smoke. Depending on what type of material the furniture is made out of, it should be able to be repaired to its original condition. If your furniture is made out of flammable materials they’re obviously more likely to be completely destroyed. Bamboo and wooden furniture tend not survive fires. Having said that, if your furnishings did survive the fire there are actually furniture restoration companies that could actually help get your furniture back the way it was.
When the interior walls in your home are damaged by smoke you will notice yellow and black marks all through your home. Cleaning off fire damage from walls can be an extremely difficult procedure. Many times the walls might need to be repaired in areas, or ultimately replaced. Sorry to say this can be a very expensive process depending on the wall’s construction and material. This is precisely why ensuring that your homeowners insurance is up to date to cover these types of damage is essential.
Steve’s Home Restoration is prepared to help you. We can determine the damage and help you plan out the restoration process one step at a time. We will also provide a free, in home quote so that you can understand all the costs involved. We realize this is a difficult time. We’re here to provide you with fire damage repair services. Even more importantly, we’re insured and licensed in Washington County, Oregon, and available to provide services to both business and home owners in the Hillsboro area. Contact us today at (503) 850-0521 to begin restoring your home or property back to its original condition!