A fire in a home or building can be devastating as it can heavily damage the structure, destroy personal belongings, and put you and your family at great danger. Getting out safely should be your main concern when the fire starts and once the fire is out, your focus should turn to the restoration because soot, smoke, and corrosive byproducts will linger long after a fire and cause permanent tarnishing and etching. ServiceMaster Recovery Services by TLC provides fire damage restoration services to repair and restore homes and businesses that have been affected by a fire in Bridge City and Beaumont, TX. Do not hesitate to call us after the fire is extinguished to stabilize the structure and begin the restoration to prevent permanent damage.
Many of the building materials and furnishings in your home are made from synthetic materials that react with complex chemical reactions when burned. This can create dangerous fumes and byproducts that will cause fire damage to become permanent within just a few days. Our technicians at ServiceMaster TLC use the most advanced equipment in the industry to restore fire damage in commercial and residential settings by cleaning and repairing the affected structural elements, furnishings, and content in the building. We can also clean and restore at-risk household surfaces including marble, tile, porcelain, chrome, aluminum, brass, carpeting, and upholstery with effective chemical combinations.
Our 5-step fire damage cleanup process includes:
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Content cleaning
- Content pack-out
- Wall and ceiling cleaning
What to Do After a Fire
- Contact ServiceMaster TLC within 24 hours of the fire being extinguished because soot and smoke can cause permanent damage.
- Open all doors and windows if the temperature is above 60 degrees to air out the home and reduce the odor.
- Clean all chrome, Formica, aluminum, and porcelain fixtures to prevent permanent etching and tarnishing.
- Change the air filter in your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Throw away any open packages of food.
- Filter loose soot from the air by taping a damp cheesecloth over return and supply vents.
- Clean out your refrigerator and prop open the door for drying.
- If you have smoke damaged clothing, save it for specialized restoration dry cleaning services.
What NOT to Do After a Fire
- Do not touch damaged walls, woodwork, or upholstery because the oil from your hand can cause additional damage to these surfaces.
- Do not try to wash soot from the walls because cleaning them improperly will make the soot residue worse.
- Do not attempt to clean carpeting or upholstered furniture, this should be done by a professional.
- Have an electrician check electrical appliances before using them.
- Do not use ceiling fixtures on a wet ceiling.
You can reach us 24 hours a day at (409) 895-2588 for fire damage emergencies.