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.
Let us help you reduce the severity of the damage. Call Catstrong LLC at 512-200-7245 or 254-400-2211 !
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.
When handling fire and smoke damage restoration one might think the best approach is to get to it fast and attack the clean-up efforts. This option may be one that only wreaks more chaos. It is going to be hard; anxious is a light word to use in this situation but really the first step in fire and smoke damage restoration is to get professional advice. Contact your local insurance agent, who most likely will be one of the first calls you make, they will put you in touch with many local restoration professionals for advice and services.
Fire restorers will help in determining salvageable items. Restoration professionals will provide tips on how to restore items with fire and smoke damage; they will give tips on whether it is wiser to refurbish or replace an item and can provide estimates for cleaning services throughout the home. There are plenty of times when a fire has occurred and the damage may look like nothing much on the outside however structurally can totally be disastrous. Fire and smoke damage restoration professionals can help sort out the bigger picture.
If choosing to attempt fire and smoke restoration on your own it is important to still follow certain tips and guidelines. Although it is not the preferred method of restoring ones home sometimes this option is the only one available. Below is important information when restoring a home after smoke or fire damage enters the picture.
Understand that not all structures are safe to enter after a fire. It is important to get clearance from the fire marshal BEFORE obtaining access into the home.
Circulation is a key component. Open all windows and allow fans to circulate the air throughout the rooms. Things to remember if it is super cold the heater will run and the filter will need to be continually cleaned until the soot does not appear. If heat is a factor the cooling unit alongside a dehumidifier will be the best combat.
Wet items should be removed and dried. This will help prevent mold and mildew.
Smoke will destroy brass and copper items within twenty four hours. Remove them, clean them and store in a safe spot until cleanup is complete.
Soot will stain carpets, drapes and all textiles in the home. The oils present will stain. When cleaning and deodorizing these items it is important to remove them before restoration takes place. Soot should be dealt with using heavy duty professional equipment. Regular vacuums grind the soot in instead of lifting it out.
Smoke will linger forever if not properly deodorized. Ideally a professional smoke damage restoration professional will assist you in the process.
If a professional is not in the budget you can try to treat clothes and textiles with a mixture of one cup dishwasher detergent and one gallon hot water. Other items that can be bleached can be soaked with six tablespoons tri-sodium phosphate, one cup Lysol or bleach and one gallon water. Then rinse with clean water.
Walls and soot is another beast. Paint thinner or rubbing alcohol can work. The problem lies with the fumes and smell. Wear gloves and a ventilation mask.
Smoke can penetrate drywall, air ducts and other porous surfaces. It is important to use aides to neutralize the odor. Concealing it is not a wise option in cases of fire and smoke damage.
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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