Fire Damage Restoration in Redding
Fire and Smoke Restoration Services Near You
At ServiceMaster Restoration Services - Redding, our goal is to completely restore your fire and smoke damaged property to its original state. Once we are finished, your home or business will look and smell fresh and clean – as though a fire never occurred.
We suggest that you do not attempt any “do-it-yourself” cleaning methods without consulting your ServiceMaster Restoration Technician in Redding. Attempting fire damage restoration on your own could actually make the damage worse. Touching surfaces covered in soot can permanently set the soot. Please consider there are complex chemical reactions and hidden damage that are best restored with specific products, equipment and expert methods. Returning your property back to pre-loss condition and helping families and individuals like you is what we do. Nothing less than exceptional fire restoration is what we strive for.
We also thoroughly treat water and mold damage that often occurs as a result of fire and smoke.
Contact us online or call (530) 278-6918 for fire damage restoration near Redding.
Our Emergency Fire Damage Restoration Services include but not limited to:
- Complete Board-up or cover with tarp to secure the property or protect it from the elements and vandals.
- Perform Emergency Water Damage Mitigation:
- Extract excess water remaining from fire fighting.
- Perform Emergency Corrosion Mitigation:
- Corrosive by-products from smoke residues can cause irreversible damage.
Examples of at-risk surfaces are:
Here are some tips on what-to-do in the event of Fire or Smoke Damage
Corrosive byproducts can cause irreversible etching in as few as 72 hours. Call for professional help.
If the temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to reduce smoke odor.
Clean Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures to prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
Change the air filter on your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
Tape damp cheesecloth over returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
Discard any open food packages.
If the electricity is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave doors propped open.
Send clothing with heavy smoke damage to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.
Do not touch anything with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls and woodwork, causing additional damage.
Do not wash walls. Incorrect cleaning could compound the soot residue.
Do not attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture.
Do not use electrical appliances until having them checked.
Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
How long does fire restoration take?
The timeline of fire damage restoration is dependent upon the severity of the damage. What we can ensure is that our team will come fully equipped with the right tools for the job and we will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. We will walk you through every step from the initial inspection to the walk-through of the completed work.
Our Proven Fire and Smoke Restoration Process
- Damage Control
- Water Mitigation
- Fire Restoration
- Final Walk-Through
For fire damage restoration in Redding, Ca - contact us online or call our experts today at (530) 278-6918.
What can be salvaged after a fire?
When a fire devastates a home or business, it can be difficult to know what is salvageable and what needs to be replaced. However, with proper planning and the help of professionals, there are many items that can still be saved after a fire.
First and foremost, if you have valuable items such as jewelry or documents stored in safes or other containers made from metal alloys like steel or titanium they may survive the blaze intact. Similarly, electronics like computers, TVs, and gaming systems should also remain unscathed provided they were not directly exposed to flames for an extended period of time. These devices will need professional cleaning before being used again however as the smoke residue is highly corrosive when left unchecked over time.
In addition, furniture made out of hardwood such as tables, chairs, and dressers may still retain their structural integrity even though their surfaces might require refinishing due to possible charring from exposure to heat during the incident. Carpets on the other hand usually cannot withstand direct contact with a flame so these will most likely need replacing entirely unless only minor portions were affected by smoke damage. The same goes for fabrics, curtains, and upholstery which are often irreparably damaged beyond repair during fires.
Finally, some appliances such as ovens, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and HVAC systems could potentially work once cleaned properly by certified technicians who specialize in this type of job. Keep in mind that any wiring inside them would have been compromised so caution must always be taken when dealing with electrical components post-fire clean-up efforts!