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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Call up Catstrong LLC, team of skilled experts in fire restoration and reconstruction, for all your requirements. Dial 512-200-7245 or 254-400-2211 and our team will be with you in an hour, whatever is the time or day.
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.
We have had some crazy Michigan weather this year. The weather has gone from beyond cold with a ton of snow to rain and wind overnight. As many of you know with strange weather comes many natural disasters. One such disaster recently struck too close for comfort.
Our friends have a fireplace that they use quiet frequently. So when it recently was bitter cold they decided that it was a good idea to use the fireplace. That seems pretty harmless right? The thing is after the fire ashes were left. Our neighbor cleaned out the fireplace and put the ashes in a metal bucket which he then placed on the wood deck. Because the weather had been pretty windy and dry the wood was in ripe condition to use the heat from the metal bucket to create a smoldering fire. This fire smoldered for hours finally catching the floor joist on fire. By the time they had returned from work hours later the home was engulfed in smoke and the smoldering fire had caused major damage to their floor in the living room area which is off of the porch.
Added on top of the damage that was already created by the fire was the damage done in order to eliminate the smoldering hot fire under the house. Once the firefighters added the water the house literally disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Their first instinct was to run in and immediately start putting their lives back in order. Of course this is not necessarily the first action homeowners should take when they find themselves in a situation involving fire and smoke damage. Here are some tips to consider before rushing in to clean your home after a fire.
Tip #1 - Contact your insurance company. Your agent will be able to recommend a professional fire and smoke damage restorer. Often they will help with hints to prevent further damage.
Tip #2 - Once you have determined it is safe to enter into your home through and determine, with the professional fire restorer, go through the house and determine what items can and cannot be refurbished.
Tip #3 - Get the air circulating throughout your home. Open all windows, doors and have fans running at all times. If you are in the heat of summer it will be best to have the air conditioner running along with a dehumidifier. If fire and smoke damage happen to your home in the winter, run the furnace which will remove the moisture. Keep fans going and make sure to change the filters everyday to prevent soot build up.
Tip #4 - Dry everything thoroughly. Especially carpets, furniture and bedding. This will help prevent mold and mildew.
Tip #5 - Place cling wrap under the legs on all furniture involved in the fire. It is also important when dealing with items not directly involved in the fire that are still clean to cover them with plastic to prevent damage.
Tip #6 - Hire a professional to come in and deodorize the house. It is also important that heavy drapery be sent out to be cleaned. Soot is oily and stinky. You really cannot get certain bigger items fresh on your own.
Tip #7 - Take your time in repairing your home. A thorough job is always better that one done in haste.
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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