Fire and Smoke Restoration Services
Colorado Fire and Water Damage Restoration Services in Golden, Blackhawk, Rollinsville, Nederland, Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, Brighton, Lochbuie, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Westminster, Broomfield, Arvada.
When a disaster due to fire occurs in your home, you will want to call ServiceMaster of Westminster or ServiceMaster of Boulder, as experienced technicians are vital for successful restoration.
Due to the unique behavior of smoke, fire restoration may not be simple. Knowing hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and cooler surfaces and upper levels of a structure through plumbing and HVAC systems, spreading from floor to floor, is vital to understanding fire and smoke restoration. Identifying the type of smoke will greatly affect the restoration process as well.
Our fire and smoke damage specialists have all completed advanced training in fire, smoke and water damage restoration.
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Identifying Types of Smoke and Fire Damage
Knowing what type of fire occurred is critical in determining the restoration process. Some fires smolder and produce low heat creating sticky and smeary smoke webs. Others are fast burning and produce high temperatures. Protein fires can often be invisible but can produce an extremely horrible odor. Other types of fires produce light and transparent soot with little or no odor.
► The restoration process consists of a progressive series of steps that vary in intensity in conjunction with the severity of the smoke damage.
► Learn more about fire prevention and common causes of residential fires in homes.
Evaluating/Pre-testing in the Smoke and Fire Restoration Process
Determining what can be restored versus what can be replaced is also another critical first step in the fire and smoke restoration process.
ServiceMaster of Boulder and ServiceMaster of Westminster have trained and experienced Project Managers working alongside home owners and insurance companies insuring damage prevention, accurate damage assessment, control and recovery. Our Team will make sure your loss is handled correctly and professionally to minimize inconvenience and unnecessary additional costs.
Fire produces a variety of chemicals and soot, again depending on the type of smoke, creating challenges during the restoration process. Smoke can also be caustic in nature requiring quick response to minimize further damage to fabrics, porcelain, ferrous metals, electronics, chrome and painted surfaces.
Therefore, our Team will immediately begin emergency pre cleaning of porcelain sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, metal faucets, doorknobs, ceramics and glass including light fixtures and chandeliers.
Smoke Odor Elimination
Source removal of smoke and soot from fire damage is the primary method used for odor removal. Additional methods may include ozoning and thermal fogging. If odor cannot be removed from structural components, sealing with pigmented lacquer may be required.
Fire and Smoke Recovery and Restoration
We know a fire at your home or business is a traumatic event. No one thinks it will happen to them. When it does, you need someone with experience and knowledge to help you through it.
Service Master of Boulder County and Service Master of Westminster understand that the aftermath of a fire is devastating. In addition to the damage caused by the fire itself, damage from smoke and soot, as well as the water used to extinguish the fire, all have to be tackled during fire damage restoration.
Even after the fire is extinguished the damage continues, requiring quick response to minimize your loss. Our project manager will be at your site promptly to inspect your property and guide you through all phases of the fire damage restoration process.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Facing the task of restoring your home after it has been damaged by a fire can be extremely daunting for most homeowners. That is why a professional restoration service certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certitfication (IIRC) is highly recommended. A certified firm, like ServiceMaster, can help expedite the process, and make sure it s done in a safe manner that also follows all local and state governmental regulations and laws.
While every situation is different, below are some common steps taken by ServiceMaster to make sure your home is restored to it’s pre-loss condition in a safe and speedy manner.
Fire Damage Inspection and Assessment
During the assessment phase our project manager will assess your property to determine the extent of damage from fire, soot, smoke and water, and provide a comprehensive evaluation of the findings. Working with you and your insurance company, an operational plan is designed to restore your property to its pre-fire state as quickly, safely, and economically as possible.
Emergency Board Up
In some situations it may be necessary to first secure your home or business to prevent further damage from outside elements, such as rain and snow, and to protect your property from theft and vandalism. Windows and doors are boarded up, and any exposed areas in the structure are securely covered as well.
Demolition and Debris Removal
Depending on the extent of damage, an early step in the fire damage restoration process may necessitate the removal of debris left behind after a fire. Service Master provides the necessary professionals, tools, dumpsters and trucks to clean up and safely dispose of debris and other items that cannot be saved.
Water Removal and Drying
The impact of water used to put out a fire can be almost as damaging as the fire itself. Utilizing the most effective technology available, water extraction and drying begins promptly to minimize your loss from water penetration into materials, such as structural wood, built in furnishings and fixtures, drywall and insulation.
Pack Out and Contents Storage
The contents that can be preserved may need to be packed and removed from the site for storage in a climate controlled environment, until fire damage restoration is complete. Some items may also require cleaning off site. Before our professional restorers carefully pack and remove your property, all items are labeled, documented and inventoried.
Smoke and Soot Clean Up
Smoke contains gases as well as tiny particles. As smoke travels throughout a home or business, these particles settle into deposits called soot. The residue adheres to a variety of surfaces requiring the use of different techniques to remove it. Additionally, exposure to soot can create health hazards during the clean up process if not removed properly.
Our technicians are certified in the use of cleaning agents, equipment, and methods to remove soot from your business or home.
Smoke Odor Elimination
Smoke odor has a way of penetrating into materials and lingering for a long time if left untreated.
After physically cleaning up odor causing residue, our restores expertly select and apply odor counteractants to eliminate any remaining stubborn odors from your property.
Fire and Smoke Clean Up and Restoration
During fire damage restoration, your Service Master Team will completely clean and sanitize all materials and contents affected by the fire to restore your household or workplace to its pre-fire condition—from structural and HVAC cleaning down to carpet and electronic equipment restoration through one of our vendors.
At ServiceMaster of Boulder and ServiceMaster of Westminster, our goal is to restore your home and peace of mind, as quickly and efficiently as possible.