Fire, Smoke and Water Damage Restoration

After a fire or flood the water that penetrates various parts of the house will often cause additional damage if the restoration is not immediately done by experienced professionals. To minimize more damages after fire, smoke or water damaged the dwelling it is essential to start the restoration as soon as possible. Depending on the extent of the water leak or the fire, smoke or water damage, the structure may also suffer major damages. In addition, electrical, gas, asbestos, bacteria, mold and other hazards can also pose a great danger, so it may be difficult to start the repairs if the home is not totally safe to enter. Always contact experienced professional contractor to handle the initial house restoration. For fire, smoke and water damage restorations call us for complete services:

  • Basement, living areas and structural cleanup and repairs
  • Dry out of all affected areas by air movement and dehumidifiers
  • Crawl space cleanup
  • New vapor barrier and properly conditioned crawl space
  • Demolition and replacement of all damaged elements
  • Disinfection and sanitization
  • Fire damage drying, remediation and restoration
  • Mold and mildew testing and airborne spore analysis
  • Mold and mildew remediation
  • Carpet repair, re-stretching, cleaning and replacement
  • Remodeling of all affected areas and elements
  • Replace broken pipes and valves
  • Soot and smoke damage restoration and cleaning
  • Sewage and storm backup and flooding
  • Insurance reimbursement estimates and coordination

Here are some basic do’s and don’ts to help you with this process:

Do’s for Water or Fire Damage Restoration

  • Contact your homeowners’ insurance immediately after a fire or flood
  • Contact licensed contractor to start the cleanup, repair and restoration
  • Ask contractor to refer you experienced independent damage claims estimator who will help you get the best possible settlement

Call your insurance agent immediately after any fire or flood damage: Time is of the essence because mold and mildew starts growing immediately after the fire, water leak or flood. Starting the restoration process right away will help minimize additional damages.

Don’ts for water or fire damage restoration

  • Don’t enter your home after a house fire or major flood
  • Don’t attempt fire or flood damage cleanup yourself
  • Don’t tamper with anything in or around your home after a fire or flood
  • Don’t assume there is no danger just because it is not obviously visible

You should never enter your home immediately after a fire or flood, as you can damage your home further and cause unnecessary danger to you and to your family. It is also dangerous for you to attempt fire or flood restoration yourself. It requires professional-grade equipment that most homeowners do not have, and expertise of a licensed and experienced professional contractor. Do not tamper with anything in or around your home after a house fire or flood: your insurance company inspector and adjustor want to see everything before you can do any work. Altering the site in any way can negatively influence your insurance company’s reimbursement.

Restoration after a house fire or flood should always be left to an experienced and licensed professional contractor who has the proper tools and the expertise and training how to use them. Always use caution when entering a flooded basement or water damaged house as it poses a risk of electrical shock, and flood water or water left by firefighters may contain bacteria harmful to your health. We determine the source of the flood, assess any damage and then develop an effective plan and work schedule for taking corrective steps.

Mold remediation

Mold in your basement or other flooded areas can pose health risks. Solutions require professional expertise, specific knowledge and specialized equipment. We understand the protocol and have the expertise, equipment, chemicals, safety techniques and effective methods required to remediate mold and mildew. Read more about mold and mildew on the Mold and mildew page.

Water and fire damage prevention

Our detailed water and fire damage prevention inspection is the best way to prevent any water leaks and hazardous fires. We review all places inside your home as well as all areas outside your home through which water can enter your home, as well as all items that can start a fire. Rain water should be always diverted away from the home to avoid weakening of the foundation and causing structural damage. We thoroughly check your entire plumbing system for any signs of potential leaks and possible damages, including pipes, water heaters, A/C filters, drain lines and condensers, water filters and faucets in sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs and spas.

We open main electrical panel and inspect and tighten all terminal screws and check your circuit breakers, GFCIs, ARC protectors, and verify that all AC outlets are properly grounded and wired per code. If we find potential issues our experienced specialists will design the best solutions to prevent water and fire damage to your home. Preemptive measures include sloping dirt against the foundation, installing properly designed French drains and/or yard drains, crawl space drains and vapor barriers, correctly sized gutters and diverting the water underground away from the house, exchanging breakers, GFCIs, ARC protectors, old wiring and if necessary exchanging main aluminum wire for copper wire. Fire prevention consultation may uncover areas in your home that require modifications to be fire safe and fire code compliant. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of remedy.


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