No doubt, fire can be extremely damaging, which can cause loss of life and property. Fire damage to your property can cause severe structural damage, which must be repaired to bring the house in order. At Complete, we take pride in restoring residential and commercial buildings and personal belongings from fire damage.
We provide a full list of restoration and cleaning services for properties damaged by fire, from smoke odor removal and deodorization to restoration of contents. Contents include household items, fixtures, metals, and other items. And we know how expensive it can be to replace these items. However, we have the solution to restore your home and your belongings after a fire.
We have a full team of licensed restoration contractors providing immediate service. We are ready to serve you 24/7 with our experience, expertise, and empathy for homeowners whose property has suffered from a fire accident. Our skilled technicians are highly trained at assessing the type of fire damage, reasons for the same, and factors affecting the restoration job. We understand every fire is unique and poses unique challenges when it comes to restoration, and are ready to come to you whenever you need help.
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-discipline team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begin as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but in general, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and, since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property right away, and that won't be restored until a building inspector says that it's safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home's occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner, because they'll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.