Few disasters can match the danger of a fire as fires can cause major damage and injuries and the smoke and soot it leaves behind can also cause serious damage. The first thing you should do in any fire is call the fire department to have the fire put out. After the fire department has left your property, you must start the restoration process as soon as possible. The damage is not done when the fire is out as smoke, soot, and other lingering byproducts will continue to damage the remaining materials and even spread to areas that the fire didn’t reach. Starting the restoration immediately will help limit the structural damage and save materials damaged by smoke and soot.
ServiceMaster Professional Services (SVMPS) provides fire and smoke damage restoration services to clean up and restore homes and buildings affected by a fire in Cambridge, MN. We handle every aspect of the fire damage restoration including rebuilding structural damage, restoring materials affected by smoke and soot, and removing smoke odors. Our technicians will ensure that your home or building is fully rebuilt after the fire.
Fire and Smoke Damage
When a fire occurs, it will result in several layers of damage including structural damage and charring from the fire, tarnishing and etching from soot and smoke residue, and odors from the smoke. Many people may think that the damage is done once the fire is out, but the soot and smoke left behind do not go away when the fire is extinguished, these materials spread throughout the property and settle on various objects and materials. Many of the materials affected by soot and residue will become discolored or tarnished, and the damage will become permanent without proper restoration.
Fire Damage Restoration and Repair
We begin our fire damage restoration process by stabilizing the building and starting the pre-cleaning process to avoid permanent damage from smoke and soot. Once the building is stabilized, we will begin rebuilding the structural damage and either restore or replace the damaged materials. We will also thoroughly clean objects and surfaces damaged by soot using powerful chemical cleaners.
You can expect the following steps from our fire damage restoration process:
- Building stabilization
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Content cleaning and pack-out
- Wall and ceiling cleaning
One persistent problem that is caused by fire is the odor left behind. Smoke odors can spread through a home or building and get absorbed by porous building materials which is why they are difficult to remove. Our technicians can remove smoke odors using advanced technologies that remove the odor particles from the source. We use ozone treatments and hydroxyl technology to extract the odor from affected materials, furnishings, and air spaces.
If you have a fire on your property, you must remember that the damage will continue to get worse after the fire is out until you begin the restoration. Call the professionals of SVMPS right way if your home or business in Cambridge, MN has been affected by a fire. We are available 24 hours a day at (888) 583-5345 for emergency fire damage restoration services.