Portland Fire Damage Restoration & Repair Services
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Are you suffering from fire damage in Portland? Our team can help. We are available for all your fire damage repair needs. For Your Free Evaluation Call (503) 850-0521 Right Now.
For a lot of people getting burned in a fire is a really serious concern. Inhalation of smoke is actually the number one cause of fire related deaths. People often overlook that fact. Smoke inhalation is a quiet killer, and frequently victims don’t realize what is going on until it is too late. You need to avoid smoke from a fire. Escape from the situation as safely and quickly as possible and call 911 from a safe place. People tend to dismiss the value of having an exit strategy if there is a fire. This is even more important if you have young children in the home. Remember “plans don’t fail, people fail to plan”. Just remember that even after the fire has been extinguished, harmful chemicals can remain in your home without you knowing it.
Fire Damage Can Be Devastating
Damages from fire to a business or home tends to be extensive, and in many cases, concealed. Your rugs and furnishings can sustain long term damage even if a fire is put out quickly. The moment the property is secure it is important to commence the repair process asap.
Your furniture, personal possessions, and even your home can be left in ruins after a devastating fire. If your home was not destroyed, then you might be able to save many of your personal belongings with a minimum amount of damage. Family documents and photographs are often the first things that families try to locate. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a good amount of documents that are still in good condition. Unfortunately this is not always the case which is why backing up these documents in some ways is always a good idea.
Our crew will analyze your household items to decide which of your personal belongings can be preserved and the extent of the damage to your office or home. They will also air out the area, remove standing water, pack and inventory any salvageable personal possessions and cover them. Additionally, floors, drapes, carpets, heating and cooling systems, appliances, furniture and walls and ceilings will all be inspected for soot, water and fire damage and odors. To avoid permanent damage it is extremely important to clean as many items as possible as quickly as possible.
Portland Fire Damage Repair
Our technicians will inspect the area for water damage, and begin to ventilate 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 developing. Virtually all of the house that are made up of wood, like walls or floors, will be dried as well. Brass, aluminum items and even tile surfaces will be cleaned to remove smoke and soot residue. Any upholstered fabrics will be cleaned and deodorized as well. Soot odors and smoke can persist in the air after a fire, for that reason we will move any items in good condition and put them in a clean place.
It is important to keep from spreading soot around. One of the first steps of our procedure is to remove any items stained by soot. We remove water or soot from rugs and carpets using special vacuums, and then we use a special procedure to deodorize them. Textiles often absorb any smoke molecules and odor in their environments and our process removes them. After removing water, soot and odors, all cloth items will be thoroughly cleaned.
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 completed if these areas of the home isn’t properly cleaned. Thermal fogging is used to neutralize any remaining smoke molecules. After the odor is dealt with, these surfaces will be cleaned using specialized products.
Smoke Damage Restoration
Smoke damage after fire can range from limited to severe. Where the most frequent items damaged by smoke is furniture and walls in your home. Depending on the type of material the furniture is built out of it may be able to be repaired to its original condition. Generally speaking, wooden, and other flammable materials will be completely destroyed. However, if your furniture did survive the fire there are actually furniture restoration companies that can help get your furniture back the way it was.
When the interior walls in your home are experience smoke damage you are likely to see yellow and black marks all through your home, and possibly structural damage within the support. Fire damage is difficult to clean off walls so it’s advisable that the walls be either replaced or repaired in specific parts. Based on what material your walls are made out of, this tends to be an expensive process. Luckily, homeowners insurance will cover the bulk of the damages, leaving you with little to no out-of-pocket cost.
Steve’s Home Restoration is here to help. We can assess the damage and help you plan out the restoration process one step at a time. As soon as we have completed the damage assessment, we will provide you with a free quote. We understand how stressful a fire at your home or property can be. We’re here to offer fire damage repair solutions. Even more importantly, we’re licensed and insured in Multnomah County, Oregon, and available to service both business and home owners in the Portland area. If you need to return your property or home back to the way it was, you should call (503) 850-0521 today.