Fire & Smoke Restoration
At ServiceMaster by Cronic, our goal is to completely restore your fire and smoke damaged property to its original state. Once we are finished, your home or business will look and smell fresh and clean – as though a fire never occurred.
We suggest that you do not attempt any “do-it-yourself” cleaning methods without consulting your ServiceMaster Restoration Technician. This could actually make the damage worse. Touching surfaces covered in soot can permanently set the soot. Please consider there are complex chemical reactions and hidden damage that are best restored with specific products, equipment and expert methods. Returning your property back to pre-loss condition and helping families and individuals like you is what we do.
We also thoroughly treat water and mold damage that often occurs as a result of fire and smoke.
Our Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services include but not limited to:
- Complete Board-up or cover with tarp to secure the property or protect it from the elements and vandals.
- Perform Emergency Water Damage Mitigation:
- Extract excess water remaining from fire fighting.
- Perform Emergency Corrosion Mitigation:
- Corrosive by-products from smoke residues can cause irreversible damage.
Examples of at-risk surfaces are:
Here are some tips on what-to-do in the event of Fire or Smoke Damage
- Corrosive byproducts can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours. Call for professional help.
- If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
- Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
- Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
- Discard any open food packages.
- If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.
- What not-to-do:
- Do not touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls and woodwork, causing additional damage.
- Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.
- Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
- Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
- Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.