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Fire Damage Restoration
24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Services

What do you do when you have had a fire at your property?

Call a company you can trust.

HydroForce Cleaning and Restoration fire damage restoration professionals are certified, bonded, and insured for your security and peace of mind. Our experts understand that the last thing you need is more stress when your property or business has experienced a fire.

Our emergency crews are available 24/7 to remove debris, clean up, and repair your residential or commercial property quickly. Call us at 6309309579 if you have had a fire loss and need assistance. We will dispatch our certified technician(s) to your property or office to mitigate & repair.

What is Fire Damage Mitigation?

Fire damage mitigation is a necessary process that should be given priority after a fire damage event. The combination of fire, smoke, soot, and water makes cleanup efforts after a fire particularly complex and challenging.

Mitigation focuses on reducing damages and losses to the property.

Effective mitigation must take place immediately after a fire has been put out.

Mitigation can include:

  • Ventilating the property to get rid of smoke.
  • Shutting off the electricity
  • Shutting off any water source
  • Water damage mitigation (removing excess water)
  • Removing debris
  • Boarding up windows/doors
  • Applying Tarps over exposed areas of the roof
  • Reinforcing the structure
Fire Damage Restoration:

Once the fire damage has been mitigated, cleanup, repairs & restoration can begin.

In some cases, damaged flooring, walls, ceilings, or the entire property may need to be replaced.

Fire damage restoration is a process of repairing and restoring damage caused to the property after a fire.

The fire mitigation process will focus on removing all fire and moisture from the affected areas, while the fire damage restoration process will focus on cleanup, reconstruction, and rebuilding your property.

It is important to hire a professional fire damage restoration/reconstruction company to ensure that all fire damage is repaired and that your home or building is restored to its pre-loss condition. HydroForce Cleaning and Restoration has the experience and expertise necessary to perform all aspects of the fire damage restoration process, from mitigation and drying to reconstruction and repairs. 

Smoke/Odor Removal:

Different Types of Smoke Odor

Smoke odors can result from burning protein (meat), natural materials (wood, cotton, etc.), synthetic materials (e.g., plastic, nylon), and more. With so many flammable substances, the restoration process requires technical knowledge and complex procedures. Three types of smoke can cause odor damage in a home:

1. Wet Smoke – This type of smoke is heavy and sticky, and it’s often caused by burning rubber or plastic. The remediation process for wet smoke typically includes using air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the affected area, followed by thorough cleaning and disinfecting.

2. Dry Smoke – This type of smoke is usually caused by burning paper or wood. It’s lighter than wet smoke and not as challenging to remove. The remediation process for dry smoke usually includes thorough cleaning and the use of air purifiers to remove the tiny smoke particles from the air.

3. Protein Smoke – This type of smoke is caused by burning food or other organic materials. It’s tough to remove and usually requires professional ozone treatment or thermal fogging to eliminate the odor.

Removing the smoke smell

To thoroughly accomplish this task, a variety of techniques can be utilized, which all share a common goal: complete smoke odor removal. Here are some examples of proven methods:

  • AIR SCRUBBING. A technician will use high-efficiency particulate arrestor (HEPA) air scrubbers, which can remove 99.97% of particulates from the air. Eliminating these airborne particulates can also remove additional source materials for odors, improving your air quality.
  • THERMAL FOGGING. Fogging uses a petroleum-based deodorizer emitted via a thermal fogging unit. It fills the affected area with a mist-like deodorizer. Fogging counteracts odorous molecules by using fragrance modification for permanent odor neutralization. Before fogging, technicians put out any smoldering flames. Everyone in the treatment area must wear respiratory protection equipment or leave the area.
  • VAPOR MODIFICATION. This method uses an aromatic compound vaporized from a sealed plastic container that’s then dispersed into the air by a fan or blower. The mineral oils used in this process are non-toxic, non-oily, non-flammable, and non-explosive. Therefore, customers can choose to remain in or near an area during the smoke-smell removal process. The deodorizer also penetrates affected porous contents like upholstery and drapery.
  • OZONE GENERATION. This is one of the most popular and familiar processes for removing airborne smoke odor molecules, including hard-to-neutralize protein smoke. Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that neutralizes odorous molecules by releasing additional oxygen into the air. Ozone, while an effective odor remover, is not an “air purifier.” Customers should not be present when an ozone generator is in operation. Ozone works best in a controlled environment, such as an ozone chamber. Within the contained chamber, odorous contents can be subjected to 24 to 48 hours of ozone gas.
Frequently Asked Questions

1) We inspect your property’s fire damage, determining the scope of fire damage.
2) Security of Property: Boarding up, Tarping, & Debris Removal.
3) Demolition, Water Mitigation & Dry Out: After most of the debris is removed, we use specialized drying equipment and techniques to remove water and dry the property.
4) Clean Up & Smoke Removal:  Cleanup is the most intensive part of a fire damage restoration job. This step typically involves much manual labor to properly remove smoke and soot from interior and exterior surfaces.
5) Construction & Restoration: The final step in returning the property to pre-loss condition is performing any necessary fire damage repairs or rebuilding fire-damaged areas.

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety: Is it safe to stay in the house? Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. When in doubt, wait for the professionals.

The cost of restoration will depend on several factors. We have to assess the fire damage present to give a proper estimate. We will be sure to communicate with you clearly so you understand the process and cost involved.
Your property may be covered by your insurance, depending on your specific policy. We can work with your insurance provider to ensure a ” stress-free” claims process and confirm what is and is not covered by your current policy.

Check your policy; some insurance companies have a different department that handles damaged personal effects that are not structural or attached to the house.