Don’t Think You’ll Ever Need Fire Damage Restoration Services? Think Again!

smoke damage from a kitchen fire

In 2020 alone, fire stations across the U.S. responded to a fire every 23 seconds based on data collected by the National Fire Protection Association. This translated to over 12 billion dollars in loss according to the U.S. Fire Administration, not to mention any other collateral damage.

The most common type of fire damage that occurs in West Hartford, Glastonbury, and nearby cities is kitchen fire damage. Whether it’s faulty wiring, mishandled cooking equipment, or unattended heating appliances, kitchen fires are some of the most frequently reported incidents. Fire damage can also be caused by smoking materials, exposure to chemicals, electronic equipment, lighting systems, arson, appliance defects, and other sources.

While fire safety with all these things is a constant must, these types of hazards aren’t entirely avoidable. When they do occur, our team of IICRC-accredited experts are at your service to clean, repair, and restore your space, whether residential or commercial.

How Necessary Is Hiring A Restoration Company After Fire Damage?

Fire damages can wreak havoc on your belongings and space if left untreated, or even mishandled during the cleanup and restoration process. If cleanup after a fire is put off, the additional time makes it less likely to recover property and causes overall costs to rise greatly.

Fire Damage Repair Should Only Be Performed By A Licensed & Insured Restoration Tech.

Fire damage creates soot that gets on objects. This is difficult to manage as soot materializes at the scene the minute the fire is put out, starting the clock on necessary cleanup. The more it starts to settle and the longer it sits means the deeper it seeps into porous items and surfaces. The quicker you start cleaning up the fire damage will determine if items can still be returned to a usable state.

Depending on the areas that have been damaged, you may also need to consider metal restoration, stain removal, flooring, wood furnishings, paneling and wiring, etc. to help maintain the foundational structure. Any surface can sustain damage from a fire, but it doesn’t mean a total loss.

Why Trust Our Hartford County Fire Damage Specialist?

Consult a fire damage mitigation contractor or technician that specializes in cleanup, repair, and restoration as soon as you can. Your technician should be certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) to ensure your space is being treated with the industry standard of care. IICRC-accredited technicians have thorough knowledge, training, and experience to help you navigate the restoration needs of any damaged property. They regularly undergo training to keep up with updates in the IICRC cleanup guidelines.

Our technicians are also connected with general contractors, electricians, and other specialists who will likely play a part in overall restoration. As most restoration costs are covered by your insurance provider, when you work with a fire damage restoration expert like us, we will work directly with your insurance and bill them. Although IICRC guidelines aren’t required, investigators and appraisers that are aware the contractor or company is IICRC-certified can trust that standards are consistently maintained, offering an increased level of protection.

How Do We Restore & Repair Property From Fire Damage?

We use best practices for drying and cleanup that are is efficient, well-organized, and straightforward so that you know what to expect every step of the way. The five-step process includes:

Develop Restoration Plan

Our fire damage repair company prioritizes your needs after a fire so you can rest assured your property and belongings are restored to full function. Our technicians will work with you during the consultation phase to create a plan of action. With your approval on timelines, costs, and other details, we’ll get to work right away.

Create Safety Barrier

Whether it’s putting up temporary walls, roofing, fencing, or other protective measures, we’ll do everything we can to make sure your property doesn’t sustain further damage. Any structural integrity that may jeopardize safety or work processes are the first priority during the initial consultation.

Water Extraction

As the main tool used to fight a fire is water, water removal is a crucial step in the fire recovery process. If water remains within surfaces, it can cause its own set of problems, including mold and mildew, odors, and further damage. Our team ensures the space is completely dry before moving forward with repair and restoration.

Debris Removal & Cleanup

Depending on the level of damage within the affected area, we’ll begin to remove anything that is beyond repair. After this, we examine the structures and items that can be restored, but need to be relocated if possible during the cleaning process. Once the is free of any debris, we’ll start to clean out the damage caused by smoke and soot.

Soot Removal & Smoke Damage

Soot is one of the most damaging effects of a fire aside from the flame itself. As its quick to settle and spread, it’s vital to contain and clean as soon as we can. Depending on the severity of the soot and smoke damage, we may be able to clean, sand, repaint and refinish the affected area, but it’s not always doable. This will be covered with you during the initial consultation.

Repair & Restoration

After the affected has been completely cleaned, we can move forward with restoration and repair. Our team works with general contractors skilled in commercial construction, residential construction, electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, HVAC, painting, and more. Whatever your fire damage and repair needs are, we’ve got you covered.

Experiencing Fire Damage At Your Home or Business? Call Our 24/7 Emergency Response Team!

While fires can be tough to fight, we can help make it easier to recover from them. Whether it’s minor fixes or total property cleanup and restoration, our team is here to help. 

Call (860) 289-0417 to reach one of our experienced restoration professionals. We’ll be there immediately!

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