Nobody plans for a fire. Your family’s safety is always our concern. Your home, after a fire, will require our care to restore your memories.
Services 321 takes care of clean up and repair after a common house fire that might have been caused by synthetic materials in carpets, furniture, toys or wiring. This incomplete combustion leaves acid deposits and necessitates soot damage clean up. Smoke and soot can travel and penetrate into other rooms of a residential home or commercial building affecting paint, carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and other personal belongings.
Unexpected Issues from Fire and Smoke Damage
After a fire, it’s usually evident what smoke damage looks like in your home – whether it’s charred items, discolored walls, or ash and soot on the floor – but it can also produce smells and other side effects that are harmful to surfaces as well as your health. It’s also important to note that some signs of smoke damage can occur immediately, while others are only apparent several hours – or even days – after the fire.
Shortly after a fire, the effects of smoke damage are visible on walls, ceilings and surfaces, appearing as stains and discoloration. Within a few days, walls and flooring may begin to turn yellow; however, this yellowing affect doesn’t show right away. Plastic surfaces/appliances and wood can also become discolored and warped. Several hours after a fire, metal hardware can show signs of rust and corrosion. If you have countertops, tiles or other surfaces that contain porous stone such as marble, granite or travertine, they usually become permanently discolored from the acidic residue found in soot. This residue can also permanently tarnish metals.
Surfaces of your home, specifically fabric items, may not only show visible signs of fire damage, but also may contain a smoky odor. Smoke produces tiny particles of carbon in the air, and when deposited, these particles are called soot. Getting rid of the smoke residue, or soot, is the first step to reducing the smell of a fire.
Smoke is made up of several components, which contribute to the smell that lingers after fire damage.
- Particles – partially or completely burned substances that are sometimes toxic and can penetrate surfaces and fabrics.
- Vapors – misty, fog-like droplets that can be poisonous if inhaled or absorbed.
- Toxic gases – although it is odorless, carbon monoxide (CO), is the most common toxic gas that results from a fire. Phosgene is created when household products such as vinyl, plastics and other chemicals and solvents containing chlorine materials are burned. Hydrogen cyanide is a by-product from the combustion and burning of insulation, carpets, clothing, synthetics, and plastics, such as PVC pipe.
The smell of smoke gets trapped in clothing, carpets, drapes and upholstered furniture, and unless these items are properly cleaned and deodorized by a professional fire clean up service, they may retain the smoky smell for a long period of time. The source of the odor can oftentimes be difficult to pinpoint. It could be in the soot on a surface, in the pores of wood or saturated in the finish of a piece of furniture.
While smoke damage is visible on walls and ceilings, it can also permeate these surfaces and cause damage to a home’s structure/framing, wall studs, insulation and air ducts in your ventilation system. When soot and smoke particles become trapped in the HVAC system, the smoke odor can reoccur periodically and even cause respiratory problems.
If any part of a home with wiring experiences fire damage, it usually means that the electrical system has been compromised, too. Depending on the source of the fire, any of the following electrical components may be damaged: wiring, cords, outlets, switches, fuses and breaker boxes. Appliances that have been affected by fire damage can show signs of corrosion, experience short circuits and malfunction, or fail completely.
No matter the level of destruction to your home, you should always consult licensed and trained industry professionals to access smoke or fire damage before you move forward with restoration and repairs.
Planning in Fire/Smoke Damages
Once you and your family are safe, you’ll need smoke and fire clean up service. Our fire restoration experts will assess the damage and advise you on the type of service(s) you’ll need to remove any fire and smoke damage. It’s highly advised to seek fire and smoke damage restoration within a few days of the fire to minimize the amount of repairs your home will need.
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Our immediate response team of experienced technicians and the most advanced equipment will provide all that is required to get you back to your normal life. We understand that fire damage is something you cannot foresee, so we are committed to restoring your home or business as quickly as possible. Our staff has years of experience with insurance, water, fire and sewage damage and disaster recovery.
Even if you are not working with an insurance company, we still can provide the utmost pricing in the industry for the services that you need. We are members of the BBB, IICRC, adhere to IICRC standards.
Our fire damage restoration includes:
Assessing fire damage
Direct billing to Insurance
Smoke and odor removal
Complete cleaning and sanitation
Carpet and pad removal (when necessary)
Contents restoration and pack outs
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We have the ability and technology to provide complete fire, smoke and full restoration services to your home. We will take you from disaster to masterpiece, fast and affordable!