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A fire outbreak is a traumatic event that can lead to the loss of lives and the destruction of property. If a fire outbreak happens, you need to act fast and contact the fire department. Once the fire has been put out you need to contact fire damage restoration professionals to help you salvage the situation. Our IICRC fire and smoke licensed technicians will work quickly and efficiently to clear out all the soot, smoke, and water damage from your home or business using our specialized equipment and procedures. Meaning your building will be back to running order in no time.
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What is Fire Damage and Fire Damage Restoration?
Fire damage is the physical destruction of property caused by direct or indirect exposure to fire. Three things happen when your property is directly exposed to fire:
Minor damage from fire, soot, or smoke
Small to large areas of the property suffering immediate damage
The majority of the property burning to the ground
Fire can start from many things, with the leading causes being electrical, candles, space heaters, smoking, boilers, and oven/stoves.
A fire damage restoration company will assess the damage and decide on the best way to fix things. If the fire only affected parts of the property, the fire damage restoration company can provide complete cleaning & renovation services to get the property back to safe, livable conditions. In terms of your valuables, a fire restoration company would need to evaluate each item to determine if the items should be cleaned or if they should just be replaced.
Besides actual burns to your property, smoke and soot from the fire can stain your walls, carpets, and other surfaces in your home. But this isn’t all; you’ll also notice a distinctive smokey odor all over your home. You need to call in a fire damage restoration company in time to help you clean the soot and smoke from surfaces and remove the odor.
Fire Damage Restoration
Fire damage restoration is the act of remediating any property damage caused by fire and getting it back to its pre-fire state. With that, the restoration company should begin as soon as safely possible after the fire is put out.
When fire damages your property, you need to call in a fire damage restoration service within 24–48 hours for emergency response. These are the “golden hours of recovery,” and it’s the best time for the fire restoration to recover the property as much as possible. The longer you allow the water and smoke damage to sit the more damage it will cause.
It’s extremely dangerous to take on fire damage restoration without professionals. If you inhale the soot and smoke trapped in your surfaces, it can potentially negatively affect your health and cause complications for you and your loved ones.
A good fire damage restoration company will immediately mitigate the fire damage by providing fire & smoke damage restoration and fire damage cleanup. The fire damage company will prioritize damage that could lead to further damage. If your property is affected by soot and smoke damage, the restoration company will decontaminate that first. Then, it will go ahead with deodorizing, deep cleaning, and smoke damage cleaning for the building.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Process
Our fire damage restoration process depends on what type of property you have, how severe the damage is, and the amount of time that has passed since the fire happened.
1. Emergency Services
2. File a Claim
Next, you’ll file a claim with the insurance company and set up a physical inspection meeting with the insurance adjuster and us to inspect the property and assess the damage.
3. Dry the Property
Typically, the property will be wet or even flooded due to the amount of water the fire department used to quench the fire. If this isn’t well taken care of, it can cause mold growth leading to secondary water damage plus health hazards. To prevent this, we set up air filtration devices and drying equipment to remove any moisture.
4. Smoke Cleaning
Once the property is 100% dry, we’ll clean up any soot and smoke on your surfaces, including tiles, walls, ceilings, carpets, and slabs. We’ll also get rid of the toxic smoke odor that can affect your family’s health.
After we’ve taken care of all the soot and smoke and we’ve dried out your property, it’s time to rebuild your home and get it back to habitable conditions.
We Help Recover After the Following Fire Damage Situations:
Electrical fire is one of the most common types of fire damage, especially in industrial and residential properties. Electrical fire is caused by deteriorating outlets and appliances like damaged circuits and wires. Signs of deteriorating outlets and appliances are light-bulb flickering frequently, burn marks around the electrical outlet, and electrical fire smells from the outlet. If you fail to address these things, a fire outbreak will eventually happen. You'll need to call in a fire damage restoration company to mitigate the damage and salvage the property. The fire restoration company will assess the damage and start the damage cleaning process to get your home back to its pre-fire state.
A space heater fire is caused by placing the heater too close to flammable items like clothing and furniture. Typically, your heater should be in the middle of the room, at least three feet from any flammable objects. Also, avoid placing the heater in a wet environment because exposure to moisture can cause long-term damage. If a space heater fire breaks out in your home, you should immediately use a fire extinguisher and contact the fire department. Once they've confirmed the fire has been put out, call in a fire restoration company for damage cleanup.
Heating, lighting, arson, and smoking are leading causes of smoke damage in homes. Exposure to smoke and soot from a fire outbreak can stain and discolor surfaces in your home. Simultaneously, smoke damage causes corrosion and rust on metal items. You may notice the smell of smoke on your fabric and furniture. The best way to handle smoke damage is to call in an expert fire restoration company. iFlooded restoration professionals will remove soot from walls, ceilings, flooring, and belongings and deodorize your home.
A boiler puff back happens when the heating system is poorly ventilated or clogged. This causes the oil vapor to build up before ignition and can lead to a minor explosion and fire. A boiler puff back releases a lot of smoke and soot that can cause health complications. Boiler puff backs are very dangerous, so you need to call in a licensed restoration company to help you handle them. The company will use the right tools and equipment to clean up any soot, odor, and smoke that can cause severe respiratory problems for you in the long run.
If you use lots of candles for home decor, you need to be careful. A scented candle is still an open flame, and it can start a fire in your home, especially when it comes in contact with flammable objects. To prevent a candle fire outbreak in your home, you should use a candle holder and place it at least 1 foot away from any flammable objects. Leaving a candle unattended can easily start a fire in your home. If you need to put out a candle fire, don't use water because the fire can feed on the oxygen in the water. Water can also splatter candle wax on different items and cause more damage. Instead, use a candle snuffer or a multipurpose Class ABC extinguisher (for larger fires).
Stove and oven fires are common types of kitchen fire outbreaks that happen in homes. To safely put out a stove fire, place a lid over the pot or pan to starve the fire of oxygen; this will smother the flames naturally. Next, turn off the stove. Do not try to put out the fire with water as this can cause severe burns and spread the fire to the rest of the house. If an oven fire starts in your home, turn off the oven, shut the door, and let the fire burn out. Like a stove fire, the oven fire should go out by itself when there's no oxygen. If it doesn’t go out, leave the house and call 911. Once the fire is out, clean the oven thoroughly and open the windows. If there is smoke, soot, or fire damage caused by the oven fire, call a fire damage restoration company to help.
How Our Fire Damage Restoration Company Can Help
A fire damage restoration company is made up of a team of experts that help to get your home back to livable conditions after a fire outbreak. Our licensed restoration team uses these seven steps for fire damage repair.
1. Confirm Stability and Safety
The first thing that needs to be done is to confirm that the property is safe to enter. Here, you should inspect the property for possible structural damage caused by the fire. You can ask the fire department to give it a second look to ensure the property is safe or have our team do the inspection.
2. Reduce Further Damage
The job of a fire damage restoration company is to prevent further property damage. Our professionals will note rust, corrosion, mold, and the air quality in the home. They’ll start with soot removal and cleaning smoke off the different items and materials that have absorbed smoke.
Next, they’ll look for any signs of mold and water damage and start drying out the property. They’ll also need to deodorize the air using air scrubbers and air movers. A fire damage restoration company needs to act fast and begin the smoke damage restoration process immediately to increase the chance for complete property restoration.
3. Discard Debris and Soot
Soot and debris can affect the fire damage restoration process, so it’s best to get rid of all of it first. The longer the soot stays on a surface, the faster the property deteriorates. Our fire damage restoration experts use a specialized vacuum cleaner to clear up the soot. They also need to sweep and wipe all the surfaces, especially the walls and tiles.
4. Remove Personal Possessions
Our fire damage restoration team will remove personal possessions from within the home. Some items may be beyond salvage point, so our fire damage professionals will carefully take them out and assess them. For the things that aren’t severely damaged, they’ll clean them up and set them aside for when the home is back to its pre-fire state.
The cleanup process first starts from clearing out the soot and smoke from the house. The fire remediation team has to do a deep scrub, sanding, and refinishing to remove all the traces of smoke. After doing this, they’ll drain the excess water and dry all of the moisture to prevent mold growth.
Our experts will try to recover as many property items as possible from the damage. They’ll start with scraping and repainting the ceilings and walls, then move to the wood.
Restoring wood is a painstaking process. Our professional cleaners will strip off the surfaces of the finished wood and then resand and refinish the item. Repairing unfinished wood is more complex—you can try to use a sealant for odor removal (deodorization)—however, sometimes, it is beyond repair.
Once the restoration team has completed all the repairs and cleaning, property renovation can start. This is the point where the experts work to get the property back to livable conditions. The restoration company may need to reconstruct parts of the building that suffered extensive fire damage and continue with the property renovations.
Servicing the Tri-State Area
We provide 24/7 professional fire damage restoration services, including fire, water, and mold remediation, to different New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut locations.
New York City
- The Bronx
- Long Island
- Rockland County
North New Jersey Counties
We also serve Fairfield County, Connecticut!
Fire Damage Restoration FAQs
A fire damage restoration company remediates different types of fire damage to salvage your property, prevent further damage and get the property back to its original state. They will also assess the damage, clean up soot and smoke, dry out the property to prevent mold growth, and repair damaged parts of your home to get it back to its pre-fire condition.
Fire damage restoration can take a few days to a couple of months, depending on the type of fire, the extent of damage, type of property, and when the damage happened. The fire damage restoration company will assess the damage and give you a timeframe for how long the process would take.
Although there’s no hard and fast rule for this, it’s best to move out of your home during fire damage restoration. Staying in the property at this time can expose you to different health hazards like soot, odors, mold, and smoke.
To mitigate fire damage, the fire damage restoration experts will remove all soot and debris from the property. Then they will get rid of the excess water and dry out any moisture to prevent mold growth. Finally, they’ll deep clean and restore the home or business.
Most home insurance policies will cover restoration costs for damage caused by smoke, ash, soot, and flame. This means the insurance policy will pay for the cleaning, repairing, and replacing of any items damaged by exposure to smoke and soot.
It is recommended to check your insurance policy to determine what it covers and how much coverage you have.
No. Fire damage restoration should only be done by professionals who have expert knowledge on fire restoration. Your home insurance policy should cover the cost of hiring professional restoration service providers to get your home back to its original state.
If you experience a fire outbreak, you should contact a fire damage restoration company as soon as possible to salvage your properties and prevent further damage.
iFlooded restoration provides different fire damage restoration services for New York City areas and North New Jersey Counties. Call our 24-hr hotline now for a free estimate.