Nothing can prepare you for the devastating effects of a house fire. After the flames are extinguished and the fire trucks leave your property, you are faced with fire, smoke and widespread water damage from firefighting efforts.
Fire damage may be confined to a small area or involve a major loss of building structures, furnishings, and personal property. Fire damage restoration begins after the property is released by the fire department back to the homeowner. Fire damage restoration is a process that includes 6 Steps.
This is when the fire damage problem is analyzed with immediate actions taken to minimize damage. When occupancy is not possible, people are relocated until the restoration is completed.
Besides the obvious fire damaged building structures, materials, furnishings and personal property, high-tech infrared thermal imaging is used to detect water damage behind building structures, cabinets, and other items that may be salvaged. Structural drying and dehumidification are begun when needed. If water damage is present for greater than 36-72 hours, visible and more subtle signs of mold are evaluated. Mold removal is initiated when mold is present.
This step involves removing damaged building structures, cabinets, fixtures, appliances, furnishings and personal items that are damaged beyond repair. Containment methods are initiated to protect remaining property.
During this step, specialized cleaning methods are used for restoration of ceilings, walls, fixtures, lighting, doors and windows, cabinets, and all contents salvaged. The HVAC duct system is cleaned and deodorized and inaccessible surfaces are sealed. Bedding is cleaned, sanitized and deodorized. Upholstered furnishings and window treatments are hand cleaned. Restorative steam or dry-cleaning methods are used for refurbishing wall-to-wall and area carpets and fine oriental rugs.
During this step, Ozone or Thermo Fogging is used to eliminate smoke odor from soft surfaces and structural materials.
This is when your home or property is restored to its pre-loss condition. Often this involves installation of new drywall, flooring, baseboards, and ceiling tiles. This is also the time for proper and timely repairs and/or replacement of lighting, fans, appliances, and tile.
Costs are based on the extent and location of damage and the scope of cleanup and restoration that is required. Full fire damage restoration services include specialized cleaning as well as repairs, and replacement of building structures, flooring, and other materials and appliances removed and discarded.
If you are in the Southwest Florida area, keep in mind that Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations is a specialty full service Florida water damage general contractor you can depend on for your water and fire damage, mold remediation. and total restoration of your property. We are a specialist in residential mold repairs.
Armstrong is one of only a few companies trusted and recommended by leading homeowners insurance companies because we follow IICRC standards that assure safe and appropriate practices without overcharging for unnecessary and costly demolition and restoration. We work directly with your insurance. Our detailed documents that accurately define replacement needs and costs expedite claims and maximize your benefits for covered expenses.
Armstrong is about helping people to get through one of their most difficult challenges in the best possible way. We want to introduce you to one stop total peace of mind service – the most complete, comprehensive 24/7 customer service in the area today.
We are reachable 24/7 to inspect and solve water damage and mold problems. The mold inspection and estimate are free. Call 239-541-4200 or contact us at ArmstrongWaterMoldCleanup.com
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