When your life is impacted by fire damage, it can be devastating. A single fire event can stop a business in its tracks or displace a family overnight. Such sudden changes are often accompanied by feelings of loss and balance. At ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration, we understand how terrifying fire damage can really be. Our damage mitigation teams work quickly to restore your Los Angeles, CA apartment, home, or business to its original, pre-loss condition. Our fire damage restoration services include everything from board up, roof tarping, and off-site contents storage to smoke damage cleaning and deodorization of affected contents. If you’ve experienced any form of fire damage, we’re here to help.
The damage restoration process begins with our first meeting with you and your adjuster. During this initial planning meeting we begin to discuss how to best accomplish your restoration needs on your terms. This includes comparing options for item restoration, repairs, and replacements, as well as ensuring that all of your pressing questions are answered. It’s important to remember that arranging and carrying out an initial meeting with our team is time sensitive. The longer fire damage is left untreated, the more difficult it becomes to recover documents, belongings, and data.
If necessary, following the meeting, our damage mitigation teams will begin to pack out and move your possessions to our secure off-site location. This ensures that every piece of furniture and every document is safe and accounted for throughout and after the recovery process. Our pack out services take into account the organizational needs of small homes and large businesses alike. With thorough record keeping and inventory tracking, we work to ensure that your items are quickly moved to safety. Pack-out services move anything that may be at risk or could potentially impede the structural restoration process.
Once items arrive at our secure facility, we can begin cleaning, restoring, and deodorizing the damaged goods. This stage of the fire damage restoration process can involve everything from data recovery to simple furniture cleaning. Even state-of-the-art technologies that you had developed specially for your business will undergo careful cleaning and repairs. This ensures that when you get back to business, all of your tools and technology will be ready for redeployment as well. Items that are not in need of restoration are safely stored during the structural restoration and kept organized with a detailed inventory for your use and records.
While your items are being restored and stored, the physical restorations on your property can begin. This part of the process is what most people picture when they envision fire damage restoration. Physical reconstruction, deep cleaning, and careful salvaging are all part of a comprehensive fire damage restoration plan. The ultimate goal with this stage is to return your home or business to its original form. Depending upon the extent of the damage this may involve extensive rebuilding as well as detailed work that matches the original space. Structural restoration after fire damage involves a significant amount of planning and safety measures. Because of the potentially hazardous nature of the restoration, it is generally recommended that this step is left to professionals.
Cleaning is an essential part of fire damage restoration because of the very nature of fire and fire byproducts. Even if major structural restoration isn’t required, our damage mitigation professionals are trained and certified to clean items and surfaces damaged by smoke and soot. Though already damaging on their own, smoke and soot can combine with environmental moisture or humidity to create significant secondary damage from their corrosive residue.
The residue from soot and smoke damage can quickly seep into porous surfaces or gather on walls and ceilings. Along with causing lasting discoloration, these byproducts can also lead to lingering smells in the building that no amount of window opening seems to fix. Plus, if left entirely untreated, the corrosive nature of smoke and soot can cause certain materials to break down or lose stability. And all of this is possible in fires both large and small.
Smoke cleaning and restoration of your structure and contents may be necessary in the event of small, non-destructive fires, such as a kitchen fire. In these cases, the most harm can be done by smoke and soot from the fire. Since residual smoke and soot can etch household items, it makes non-professional restoration very difficult.
Regardless of the size or extent of the fire in question, it is extremely important to address smoke damage and soot residue as soon as possible to minimize potential secondary damage. The longer it’s left, the more severe the damage may become.
Detail work is where our restoration specialists really shine. This doesn’t just mean careful and comprehensive cleaning practices during fire damage restoration; it means that we think of the little things so you don’t have to.
All of our fire damage restoration options include:
Truly comprehensive fire damage restoration goes beyond the big picture and takes whatever steps are necessary to get your home or business back to the way it should be.
Whether you’re in need of smoke damage cleanup, pack out services, or major building restoration, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself with questions. The uncertainty inherent in any disaster scenario may leave you feeling anxious about the status of your home or business. Rather than leaving you in limbo, our disaster mitigation professionals help ensure that you’ll have someone to talk to and representatives to work with from the start of your project until completion.
During the entire fire damage restoration process, we strive to communicate with you, your adjuster, and agent to guarantee everything progresses as agreed. This means being available throughout the entire restoration and helping to ensure there are no surprises. Fostering a sense of stability and keeping the line of communication open can help you feel secure and enables us to serve you best.
If your home or business has been impacted by fire damage or smoke and soot damage, our damage mitigation and restoration professionals are waiting for your call. Residents of Los Angeles, CA can contact us today at (877) 468-3566 or find out more here.