Fire and Smoke Damage

Of the many different types of damage that can occur on your property, fire damage is easily the most devastating. Once the initial response team has done their job, home and business owners face not only the prospect of damage from the fire itself, but also damage caused by smoke and water, which can creep in and affect areas undamaged by the initial blaze. Smoke and water damage are unavoidable factors in any scenario where fire has occurred, and they compound the problem in a multitude of ways. Fire damage causes billions of dollars in damage every year to home and business owners just like you. Even if a fire is quickly extinguished, the smoke and water damage is generally widespread and extremely difficult to remediate without professional help. No matter how severe the fire, it is important to contact a restoration professional as soon as possible to prevent ongoing damage from water and smoke. Water damage in particular can worsen in direct proportion to how long it is allowed to sit untreated. Don’t wait! At DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services our service technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you have access to prompt, professional service when you need it most.

Fire and Smoke Damage Inspection

The restoration professionals at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services know that the longer you wait to call us for professional help, the longer and more expensive the complete restoration of your property can be. Fire damage restoration should begin as soon as the building is declared safe to enter. It is important to note that this assessment can only be safely made by professionals who have been properly trained and educated in dealing with fires and their aftermath. At no point should you, or any layman, attempt to remediate the problem yourself. Our restoration team is experienced in working with fire damaged property. They possess the proper education and equipment necessary to stabilize a scene, clean up the damage, and begin the process of restoration. At DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services we guarantee that every technician on the scene has the proper training and qualification to get the job done right, and at no risk to themselves or others.

Fire and Smoke Damage to Fixtures

The IICRC provides a timeline that demonstrates just how progressive fire damage can be. The service technicians at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services are aware of this, and we know what steps to take to ensure a safer, faster restoration of your home or business. We are experienced in dealing with the multifaceted forms of remediation that compounding fire and water damage can require. Within minutes of the initial incident, acidic soot can cause plastics, small appliances, and highly porous materials (like marble countertops) to permanently discolor. After a few hours, that same acid residue can begin to stain your bathroom grout, fiberglass fixtures, countertops, uncoated metals, as well as causing the finish on certain appliances to yellow. If not professionally removed, this acidic residue can discolor painted walls, permanently corrode metal, and destroy vinyl flooring and wood furniture, all of this within days. If weeks are allowed to pass, the restoration costs escalate enormously as residue permanently discolors carpeting and corrodes your valuable glass, silver, or china. And this is only the damage caused by chemical smoke released during the blaze, which can circulate all throughout your property, damaging and causing odors.

Water- Fire and Smoke Damage

The other factor that must be considered following a fire is water damage. Water damage can in some cases be even more damaging that the fire itself. Firefighters use water and foam to extinguish a blaze, and those things can mix with soot and ash to form a substance that is easily spread and very resistant to cleaning. Following saturation, the humidity of a place is raised, which invites mold growth that can be very difficult to get rid of once it’s set in. Mold spores are microscopic and travel through the air, looking for a hospitable place to grow a colony. Any area where the humidity in the air goes above 45% is at risk, even if that area is nowhere near the originally affected area. Left untreated, mold can colonize an area in as little as 48 to 72 hours. Both mold and smoke can cause unpleasant and lingering odors. At DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services we promise to never simply cover up one bad smell with another. We will eliminate the unpleasant odors associated with mold and mildew, as well as smoke, using cleaning products that fight odors more efficiently than most carbon or ozone deodorization processes, so that you can get back to your normal routine.

There is no job that is too big or too small for the experts at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services. Our service professionals are all highly trained, continually educated, and licensed including IICRC certification. That means that we have made the investment in our team, our equipment, and in the future of your home or business. At DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services we have combined decades of experience dealing with many different types of restoration, and we know how they can combine to make a seemingly hopeless task of clean up and restoration. Leave it to us. We can even work together with your insurance adjustors to reduce your out-of-pocket costs, whatever the circumstances. The best advice we have for you is: don’t wait! Contact the experts at DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services at the first sign of water damage. The severity of the problem increases hourly, and every wasted moment risks the value of your property.

At DryAgain Water, Mold and Fire Restoration Services we are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t wait, call (909) 337-7900 or now for your free, no obligation estimate.