Fire Damage Restoration – A Brief Preview
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Dealing with a disaster is quite arduous. And the aftermath is even more daunting and challenging. If you are the affected person, then you will already be stressed out mentally to handle such a task as property restoration. Also, restoring a property and reconstructing it post a fire, house fire or wild fire has to be done with extreme caution and care. There are various elements involved which can prove to be quite harmful to your health. You need an expert to lend a hand in such situations.
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Best Clean Up Services
The first step in any restoration service is all about cleaning up the property from the debris and other items. In case of a fire, it is not just the charred remains that need to be cleaned up but there is also the water and chemical agents used for dousing the fire that has to be extracted. These have to be done carefully without harming the building or the person and have to be done in entirety immediately.
As part of our damage restoration services, we offer a complete solution for cleaning up the premises using the best techniques and the right equipments. We do not start cleaning immediately, but we approach it in a phased manner. First we would secure the premises to ensure it is not further harmed and then proceed to check the salvageable items. Our team makes use of the best protective gears to ensure they can inspect without getting in the way of the chemicals.
We will do the damage evaluation and discuss our findings with you. It is only when you approve the strategy and okay it that we will proceed further. Even after your approval, we can directly deal with your insurance provider for the claim processing. Once you hand over the project to us, you can just sit back and let us do the work for you.
You don’t have to wait for days for the restoration service to respond to your call. Catstrong LLC is available to you 24×7 and will respond to your call within an hour. So if you have a damage that happens in the middle of the night, then you don’t have to worry on whom to call. We are here to support you in your recovery process any day. With multiple branches across the state, we have the ability to reach you immediately.
Services We Offer:
As part of our emergency and disaster restoration services, we provide our customers with,
1. Fire Restoration Services
We are among the premier companies in the state to provide best quality restoration services for all kinds of disasters, most specifically the damage incurred from fire. Fire can leave a devastating trail of charred property contents, which need to be segregated, analyzed for possible restoration and accordingly dealt with. We take intense care in evaluating the damage in your property and ensure that the restoration services start immediately.
Contact Catstrong LLC for an accurate assessment of damage at 512-200-7245 or 254-400-2211 .
2. Fire Mitigation Services
When there is a fire, the damage is generally huge. More than the fire itself, the damage is intensified by the chemicals and the water used for extinguishing the fire. It is therefore important to deal with every item carefully and help restore them to normalcy. With our services, we try to mitigate the losses in your property by ensuring proper and careful extraction of the contents and salvaging them to the best of our ability.
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3. Investigation of The Damage & Assessment
During damage restoration, the first step that one has to take is to evaluate the damage and assess it correctly. The step is very crucial as it will decide on the kind of strategy to adopt and how to approach the situation. When it comes to providing accurate estimate on the damages, we can assure you that our team has the best experts in the state. Knowing your damage is the key to repairing and restoring.
4. Extraction/ Removal of Water, Chemicals & Odors
When a fire is doused, it is often water and other chemicals which are used. But the charred remains leave behind a foul odor which if not attended could cause quite a potential harm to your health physically and mentally. At Catstrong LLC, we extract all the elements with extreme care without any damage to you or your property whatsoever.
For a professional extraction of chemicals and water from damaged area, contact Catstrong LLC.
It is not enough that the property is scoured for salvageable contents. It is equally important to have the contents thus found salvageable, cleaned and stored separately for future use. At Catstrong LLC, we take both the cleaning of the property structure and the contents very seriously. We make use of only the best techniques to clean them of the smoke and soot and restore them to their original state. Once done, we have them packed properly and keep them in storage until your structure is properly restored.
More often than not, a fire will cause damage to the entire/ partial building structure, which will require you to rebuild it to make it livable. Sometimes it could be the roof and sometimes it could be part of your wall. Whatever it might be, trust our experts to handle it with precision ensuring that it is rebuilt sooner than you can think of.
For all your fire damage reconstruction and restoration services, avail the best quality service from Catstrong LLC. We are reachable at 512-200-7245 or 254-400-2211 .
Decontamination and Drying
After the evaluation is complete, the process of drying and decontaminating begins at the site. Based on the extent of damage, damage caused due to water can be classified into 4 types. Class 1 Damage- When loss is restricted to a small area and less water has been absorbed by materials. This results in slow evaporation rate. Class 2 Damage – When the damage is to the entire room and carpet area. Class 3 Damage – When the entire area is saturated with water and Class 4 Damage – when there are many deep saturation pockets. Decontamination and drying is a key stage in Water damage restoration and equipments like blowers, dehumidifiers, scrubbers and subfloor drying equipments have to be used. Decontamination has to be done if contamination has been detected in the area. Decontamination may be done for the entire area or in specific pockets where contamination has been detected.
Monitoring and Completion
Monitoring the restoration process of damage caused due to damage is critical to achieve the desired results. One has to be proactive during the monitoring process. Checking if the drying equipment is setup properly, assessing if the personnel involved are qualified for the job and checking if the equipments are in working order are all part of the monitoring process. Necessary steps are to be taken if anything wrong is spotted during the monitoring process. The entire process of water damage restoration would be classified as complete only once the humidity, temperature and the moisture content is as per industry standards. Upon completion of the water damage restoration process, the drying equipment can be removed.
Fire damage is undeniably one of the most dreaded problems that could be experienced by any household. It is devastating, destructive, and it leaves marks that will remind you of the fateful events. For someone who experienced fire, the safety of family and pets comes first before your personal belongings. However, fixing smoke, fire damage together with water damage is a reality that you have to deal with once the whole estate has been put off from the smoldering disaster. In such situations of damage cause be fires be it a small incident or a catastrophe, it is important to know the ways to address the problem. It could be wise to get a contractor to do the task for you but for small and isolated problems, it is also important to know what to do to dry out the place, remove the fumes and restore the area to its regular self.
Before making any clean up on the affected area, be sure that the fire marshal has already given you a go signal to enter the premises. The firemen should put off all fires, even burning ash can be a reason for new fires. You might want to call your insurance company also while on the waiting stage in order to have your damage assessed and see how much the coverage will be for the damage incurred on your property. Do not move anything until the insurance people are able to take pictures to serve as evidence. If you remove something or misplace anything, it might lower the appraisal value. Check also the electrical wiring. You can hire an electrical contractor to check the wires, outlets and switches if they were affected by the fire.
If you are ready to address the fire damage, get started by wearing safety products like gloves and masks. Open the windows to let the smell out and let the fresh air in. take out all items that could result to mildew build up. For the water damage, if the damage is really very minimal like the stove top only or the cabinet, use a clean, absorbent mop or cloth to dry out the excess water. If the damage is too much for a cloth use a wet vac to suck all the water effectively. Since the smoke and fire can cause they are to smell, disinfect the area.
Clothing, drapes and carpets
Smoke can leave spots on fabric and it could leave nasty odors. Take them all out and wash them with a strong detergent. This will help in removing the odors. Anything that has been burned can be thrown away.
Washing the house off
While the place is still wet, take advantage of the moisture and wash the walls with a very mild soap. This is an important method to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew. Once the whole area has been cleaned but still is mildly wet, use an air blower to dry it out fast. If you have a dehumidifier, set up the equipment to the right humidity levels and let it take the extra moisture. This will also prevent the formation of mold and mildew.
Fixing fire damage is a very serious and rigorous task but you can still do on your own if you wanted to but be sure to do it fast so that microorganisms will not thrive. It might also be necessary to get a fire and water damage restorer to recover the house in no time, make it fresh smelling again and minimize the spots that remind you of that fateful moment.
Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.
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