Fire & Smoke Damage Clean Up & Restoration
Few kinds of home damage are as difficult to deal with as fire and smoke damage. Of course, a severe fire can cause structural damage and create a need for extensive renovation work. Even a small fire, however, can cause significant smoke damage and require restoration. Almost all of your possessions are susceptible to smoke damage, even things stored in other rooms: clothing, curtains, furniture, appliances, electronics, and china. Often, smoke damages these things without causing any visible damage. It’s vital that you find an expert fire and smoke damage restoration team to handle this work for you. Arizona First Response serves the greater Phoenix area with experience necessary for your smoke and fire damage.
Kinds of Fire and Smoke Damage
During and after the fire, smoke gets trapped in any surface with pores: wood, carpet, furniture, walls, plastic, and ceramic. Smoke can stay in these objects for months after the fire, in spite of your best efforts to scrub it away. This part of restoration is beyond the capability of a homeowner and requires special procedures and equipment. Arizona First Response has the tools and knowledge to thoroughly restore smoke-damaged objects as much as possible. Heat is another source of damage. It can warp or weaken metal and plastic, as well as cause internal damage to electronics. These items usually can’t be restored, so you should itemize them for your insurance company.
Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
It takes a lot to restore smoke-damaged possessions: much more than a vacuum and scrub brush. Arizona First Response has experience in this kind of detailed work. The first step to restoration is the removal of soot. A commercial-strength vacuum is used to clean and extract soot. Individual items must often be hand-cleaned for soot removal. While the restoration is happening, the house will be open as much as possible for clean air. After the soot is removed, smoke residue must be cleaned. An ozone generator helps extract smoke particles from your home and belongings. A thermal fogger also draws the smoke out.
Arizona First Response has the necessary expertise and equipment to help you salvage as much of your home and possessions as possible. They realize that this is a challenging time for you, so they can bill insurance companies directly to save you trouble. If insurance fails to cover work, they can create a custom payment plan for you. Don’t lose your home to fire, smoke, or inexperienced help. Let Arizona First Response restore your possessions..