Fires of any size are a nightmare and can leave families shaken and unsure how to proceed when one occurs. A house fire can start from a myriad of sources, including:
No matter the size, fires can inflict monumental structural damage and impose health and environmental hazards. When a fire starts, all items become fuel to increase the spread and burn. Most household items are extremely flammable, especially the ones that are made out of paper, cardboard, wood, and plastic. Household items can also release chemicals when they have burned that turn into ash and smoke that can contaminate the air. That is why it is extremely important to remove any important personal effects after a fire has been contained – the longer they remain in the home, the greater damage they can sustain. If dealt with promptly, damages such as discoloration, smell, and glass etching can be prevented. Firehouse Restoration is well-versed in smoke and fire damage; we understand the correct procedures necessary to return your home to a pre-loss condition.
If your home has been damaged by fire and there is ash and smoke residue, don’t remain in your property, as those can create adverse health problems. Instead, call us immediately – we will take care of everything during the fire restoration process. It is also advised that you do not try and start cleaning, as this could lead to further damage of their items and cross contamination. It is very important that any damage is dealt with as soon as possible, as smoke is very corrosive and the more time that passes the more damage is done to the items within the afflicted areas.
Our professionals will clear out damaged or destroyed items and get to work on affected areas. We will make sure your foundation is secure and inspect any walls and ceilings to make sure they don’t need to be replaced. We’ll clean out the smoke and soot damage by performing a deep scrub, sanding, repainting, and refinishing any affected areas. You’ll also need to clean any carpet or upholstery to get rid of lingering odors. This is a job best left to professionals to truly restore your home to safe and livable condition.
The fire damage repair and restoration process will depend on exactly what your home needs. First we’ll inspect your property; then we will make a plan based on what services are necessary. Finally, we will mitigate the damage by cleaning up soot, smoke damage, and any water spots. Smaller fire repairs can be completed in a few days, while extensive repairs can take up to several months. The size of the fire and which areas of the house are affected will determine your individual timeline.
Your homeowners insurance policy could cover all or part of the fire damage restoration costs; the exact amount you receive will depend on your individual policy and what it covers. If you have sustained fire damage, contact your insurance company to review your policy; in non-emergency times, review your policy and determine whether your coverage will safely protect you.
Firehouse Restoration is a full-service fire restoration company serving the greater Jacksonville, FL area. Our professionals are here to help you get back into your home as soon as is safely possible. We’re here to help you throughout the process with any questions or concerns you might have.
At Firehouse Restoration, we are here to help you and your family return to a safe home. For fire damage restoration services in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, FL, and the surrounding communities, get in touch with our team today.