Fire Damage Restoration
Is your Salem home or office being affected by fire damage? Our team can help. We are available for all your fire damage restoration needs. Simply call (503) 850-0521 Today
For a lot of people getting burned in a fire is a really serious fear. What most people don’t realize is that the inhalation of smoke is the number one cause of fire related deaths. Smoke inhalation is a quiet killer, and quite often victims don’t recognize what’s going on until it is too late. Staying away from smoke from a fire is very important. If you find yourself in that situation the most important thing is to safely extract yourself from the structure. The moment you’re safe, then you can call 911 for help. Talk with your children and family what they should do if there is a fire. Remember “plans don’t fail, people fail to plan”. Keep in mind that even after the fire has been extinguished, harmful chemicals can linger in your home without you knowing it.
A Home or Office Fire Can Be Devastating
Damages from fire to a home or office is often substantial, and in some cases, hidden. Your rugs and furnishings can sustain long term damage regardless of whether a fire is put out quickly. As soon as the property is secure it is important to begin the restoration process as soon as possible.
Your furniture, personal possessions, and even your home can be left in ruins following a devastating fire. If your home survived, then you may be able to save a lot of your personal possessions with a minimum amount of damage. Family documents and photographs are often the first things that families look for. 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 save your cherished memories in case of a fire.
Our professionals will assess your household items to identify which of your personal belongings can be conserved and the scope of the damage to your home or office. They will pack and inventory all of the items that can be saved, and then ventilate the area and start to extract excess water. Additionally, floors, drapes, carpets, appliances, heating and cooling systems, furniture and ceiling and walls will all be inspected for soot, water and fire damage and odors. To prevent permanent damage it is incredibly important to clean as many of your items as possible as quickly as possible.
Salem Fire Damage Repair
The Steve’s Home Restoration team will ventilate any fire or smoke damaged areas and search for water damage. To protect your property from mold spores from forming we will dry carpets and draperies that have been exposed to water. Any parts of the house that are made of wood, like floors or walls, will be dried as well. Aluminum, brass items and even tile surfaces will be deep cleaned to remove smoke and soot residue. Any upholstered fabrics will also be cleaned and deodorized. Smoke and soot odors can persist after a fire, for that reason we will move any items in good condition and put them in a clean area.
Any personal belongings that are tainted with soot will be quickly removed before the cleaning begins, to prevent accidentally spreading soot around. We extract water or soot from carpets using special vacuums, and then we use a special treatment solution to deodorize them. Textiles often soak up any smoke particles and odor in their environments and our process removes them. After eliminating water, soot and odors, all fabric items will be cleaned thoroughly.
Aside from textile items, our cleanup crew will also deodorize and clean the walls, ceilings, floors and air ducts. The smoke particles that linger can be spread throughout the house even after the cleanup is done if these parts of the home isn’t cleaned properly. Thermal fogging is used to neutralize any remaining smoke particles. Our techs use special products to thoroughly clean these surfaces and handling the odor issue.
Smoke Damage Restoration
There are different degrees of smoke damage. This naturally depends on the severity of the fire itself. Where the most frequent items damaged by smoke is furniture and walls in your home. Whether or not your furniture can be restored is highly dependent on the type of material it is made out of. Generally speaking, wooden, and other flammable materials will be completely destroyed. If you have furniture that suffered smoke damage that is still in usable condition, contact a furniture restoration service company. They’ll be able to restore your furniture to original condition.
Black and yellow spots throughout your home or office is generally a direct result of smoke damage, but can also indicate more serious structural damage. Fire damage is difficult to clean off of walls so it’s recommended that the walls either be repaired or replaced in particular parts. Sorry to say this can be a very expensive process dependent on the wall’s construction and material. Luckily, insurance will cover the bulk of the damages, leaving you with virtually no out-of-pocket cost.
The crew at Steve’s Home Restoration is here to help. The initial step of our process is to accurately determine the damage and spell out your options. Once we have assessed the damage, we will provide you with a free, no obligation quote. We know how traumatic a fire at your property or home can be. Our team is here to provide you with fire damage restoration services. We’re proud to serve home and business owners in the Salem area, are are insured and licensed in Marion County, Oregon. Call us today at (503) 850-0521 to begin restoring your property or home back to its original condition!