RESIDENTIAL FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION in Chicago
Professional fire & smoke damage restoration near you
Fire is one of the most damaging elements on the earth and it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start when your home has been damaged. At ServiceMaster DSI, we believe you should have a support system you can rely on —experienced professionals who respond quickly and know exactly what to do.
We’ve invested over 40 years in developing practices that are proven to successfully restore homes and possessions back to its original condition and your life back to normal. When it comes to fire damage, the sooner we start, the more of your home and possessions can be restored, so all of our techniques are designed with this in mind. We’re available any time, day or night, so you don’t have to deal with fire damage alone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FIRE RESTORATION PROCESS
Our fire damage cleaning services are thorough and proven. These remediation services include:
- Identifying the source to determine the type of fire that occurred
- Evaluating the areas that are wet as a result of firefighting that may need treatment
- Remediating water damage (if any)
- Evaluating sensitive materials that may be damaged as a result of smoke and soot particles
- Content removal and packout
- Performing structural restoration
- Cleaning, eliminating odors, and deodorizing surfaces to pre-loss condition
- Returning items to the original location and helping to restore your normal life
Beyond just the structure of your Chicago home, we can restore possessions that have been damaged by the fire. You don’t have to be afraid that all of your photos, keepsakes, antiques, clothes, or even electronics have to be thrown away. Our skilled home fire restoration contractors can save much more than you might expect.
What you can expect from ServiceMaster DSI fire damage restoration services in Chicago:
- Emergency Services
- Odor Damage Services
- Content Restoration Services
- Packout Services
- Tarping & Boarding Up If Needed
We work directly with top insurance carriers as a preferred provider, so if you’re filing a claim, you can count on us to help guide you through that process, too. From start to finish throughout your restoration, you’ll have ServiceMaster DSI experts with you, working to give you back your home and your peace of mind. And our job isn’t done until you’re satisfied with the results.
How do you repair fire damage?
Fire damage can be devastating, causing smoke and water damage as well as destruction of property. The first step in repairing fire damage is to assess the extent of the damage. This will help to determine the best course of action for clean-up and repair.
In some cases, it may be possible to salvage some or all of your possessions. However, in other cases, it may be necessary to start from scratch. Once we have a plan in place, we'll act quickly to prevent further damage. Smoke and water can cause further corrosion and deterioration to your home, so it is important to remove these elements as soon as possible. With expertise and effort, we'll repair fire damage and restore your home to its pre-fire condition.
How long does it take to clean smoke damage?
The amount of time it takes to clean up smoke damage depends on a number of factors, including the extent of the damage, the type of materials involved, and the presence of odors. In general, it can take several days to clean up after a fire. This can involve washing items by hand, using special cleaners to remove soot and odors, and making repairs to structural damage.
Ultimately, the amount of time it takes to clean up smoke damage will vary depending on the individual situation. Our fire remediation professionals can ensure that the cleanup process is completed as quickly, safely and effectively as possible.
How can I prevent fire damage?
At ServiceMaster DSI, we understand that preventing future fire damage is just as important as restoring the damage that has already occurred. That's why we offer our customers helpful tips and services to help prevent future fires from happening in their homes or businesses.
Some ways to prevent future fire damage include:
- Smoke Detector Installation: Ensure you have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home or business and regularly test them to guarantee they are in working order.
- Flammable Material Management: Keep flammable materials well away from heat sources to prevent potential ignition and fire hazards.
- Routine Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain heating systems, chimneys, and appliances to identify and address any potential issues before they become fire hazards.
- Fire Extinguisher Preparedness: Have fire extinguishers readily available, and ensure that everyone in your home or business knows how to use them.
- Electrical System Inspection: Regularly inspect the electrical system for faulty wiring, damaged outlets, and overloads to prevent electrical fires.
- Fire-Safe Storage: Store flammable liquids and materials in well-ventilated areas away from heat sources, and keep them in approved safety containers.
In addition to preventative measures, we offer fire damage restoration throughout Chicago. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you prevent future fire damage and restore your home after a fire.