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Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in Crystal Lake, IL

Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration

(815) 569-0702

Fires affect thousands of homes and buildings per year, and they can result in extensive damage.  What makes fires so dangerous is that they can happen at any time and immediately put your life and your home in danger.  It is important to have the fire put out right away, but the damage will not stop.  Fires create smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts that can continue to damage your property and belongings after a fire.  If your home or building is damaged by fire and smoke, you need to start the restoration as soon as possible to repair structural damage and save content such as carpeting, furniture, clothing, and others from permanent damage.

Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration provides fire and smoke damage restoration services to help affected homes and businesses in Crystal Lake, IL.  Our technicians can handle every step of the fire damage restoration process including structural repairs, content restoration, and the removal of soot and smoke odors.  It is best to start the fire damage restoration process immediately after the fire is out to limit the damage and save time and money on the restoration.

Professional Restoration and Cleaning Services by Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration

Damage Caused by Fire and Smoke

When a fire occurs, it has the potential to cause widespread damage to your home or building and all of the furnishings and content within.  The damage starts with the flames as they burn through building materials and other objects.  The flames often cause severe structural damage, and the burning of materials creates smoke and soot.

Smoke Damage Restoration

Smoke, soot, and other corrosive byproducts that remain after the fire is out usually cause more damage than the fire itself.  This is because smoke and soot will continue to spread throughout the property, including areas the fire did not reach.  Soot and residue will settle on surfaces and objects, causing etching and tarnishing that can become permanent if the materials are not properly cleaned fast enough.  Smoke also leaves behind odors that are difficult to eliminate because the odor particles get absorbed by porous building materials and furnishings.

There doesn’t have to be a fire for there to be smoke damage.  Incidents such as burning something on the stove can cause enough smoke in your home to cause damage.  Our professionals at Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration can effectively restore damage caused by smoke and soot as well as structural damage caused by a fire.

fire damage restoration before and after by Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration

Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

Fire damage restoration always requires a unique approach as materials damaged by fire and smoke will only react to certain cleaners.  Our technicians take a comprehensive approach to repair the structural damage caused by the fire and treat your property for smoke damage.  We use advanced cleaning products to clean and restore materials affected by soot and we can effectively remove smoke odors.  We can also take care of water damage from extinguishing the fire.

Our complete fire and smoke damage restoration services include the following:

  • Thorough inspection of the damage
  • Stabilization of structural damage with board-up and tarping
  • Removal of soot and other residue
  • Cleaning of carpeting, wood, drywall, furniture, and other household surfaces
  • Water damage restoration for the water used to put out the fire
  • Repair of structural damage
  • Removal of permanently damaged materials
  • Content cleaning and restoration
  • Deodorization

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Call Us for Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration in Crystal Lake, IL

If a fire or incident with smoke has occurred at your home or building, you need to get in touch with our professionals at Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration right away for fire and smoke damage restoration.  Our certified technicians are properly trained and equipped to fully restore your home or business following a fire.  We are available 24 hours a day at (815) 569-0702 for fire damage emergencies in Crystal Lake, IL.

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Related Fire & Smoke damage cleanup & repair Tips and Information

What is Soda Blasting and How Can it Be Used to Restore Fire Damage

After a fire incident, it’s crucial to initiate restoration procedures promptly to prevent the escalation of damage, which could potentially lead to permanent harm. A method that proves effective in restoring properties affected by fire damage is soda blasting, known for its safety and eco-friendliness in the cleaning process. Soda blasting is a technique worth exploring to comprehensively address fire damage. This approach involves the utilization of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) as an abrasive agent to clean surfaces. The process is conducted through a specialized blasting apparatus, which propels the soda particles onto the damaged surfaces. Upon impact, the soda particles disintegrate and remove the charred and sooty residues. This technique is particularly advantageous due to its non-toxic and environmentally benign nature, making it a favorable option for both property owners and the ecosystem. In essence, soda blasting effectively contributes to fire damage restoration by eliminating the harmful aftermath of a fire without causing further harm to the environment. If you’re interested in learning more about soda blasting—its methodology, mechanisms, and its role in revitalizing spaces marred by fire damage—read on to gain a deeper understanding of this restorative process.

Fire Damage Restoration Costs

The expenses associated with fire damage restoration services can vary widely, depending on the scope of the damage and the size of the property. For a typical home or business, the costs can range from $800 on the lower end to a substantial $100,000 for more extensive damage.  The considerable range in costs reflects the complexity of the restoration process, which includes tasks like debris removal, structural repairs, odor removal, and content cleaning. Property owners should be prepared for these potential expenses when dealing with the aftermath of a fire and consider seeking estimates from reputable restoration professionals to better gauge the specific financial implications for their situation.

What to Do and NOT Do After a Fire in Your Home

In this guide, we’ll delve into the necessary steps to take in the aftermath of a home fire, outlining both the recommended actions and those you should steer clear of. By understanding and implementing the appropriate measures, you can safeguard yourself and minimize the extent of damage, ultimately expediting the fire damage restoration process. This approach will facilitate a faster and smoother journey towards reclaiming your home.

To Do:

  • Listen to Firefighters
  • Document Damage
  • Call Insurance Provider
  • Separate Damaged from Undamaged Possessions
  • Find Somewhere to Stay

Not To Do:

  • Enter the Home
  • Use Electrical Appliances
  • Use Utilities
  • Move Your Car
  • Clean Smoke and Soot Damage
  • Wash Clothing or Fabrics

Fire Damage and Smoke Removal Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I file an insurance claim for fire damage, and what does it typically cover?

When you file an insurance claim for fire damage, your insurance will want to see the proof. Therefore, you should take pictures of the damages for your insurance provider. They will also delegate an adjuster to your property to inspect the damage. Insurance typically will cover the entire fire damage restoration cost. Professional fire damage restoration technicians like Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration work with all insurance and make sure that homeowners will receive full coverage.

What are the safety precautions when entering a fire-damaged structure?

You should wear personal protective equipment to protect yourself from smoke, debris, and burnt materials if you have to enter a fire-damaged structure. Fire damage restoration experts like Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration will restore, repair, and reconstruct your house with safety measures. It is best to trust the fire damage restoration team and protect yourself by not entering the property during the restoration process.

Are there specific regulations and permits required for fire damage restoration?

A professional fire damage restoration company should be IICRC Certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Nu-Gen Cleaning & Restoration is IICRC certified, qualified to restore all size of fire damage and make sure we strictly follow the industry standards.

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Recent Reviews

Review by Kelly Ann
Restoration Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

It is only the first day and the so far the professionalism and the kindness of the workers the cleanup and care of my property and furniture is above and beyond any company I have seen!! Absolutely outstanding and professional company hands down so far!!! Third day!! So far I have had Fransisco Jose Sha-ron Zeke Nick Joey as crew members and all absolutely amazingly outstanding truly and amazing company through and through their professionalism is by far hands down amazing! Great company great workers fast and thorough the owner Moises is on top of everything he actually came out he has had no issues answering questions when I needed I mean when they work for you.. they truly work for you with the utmost care and professionalism and the cleanliness it’s unbelievable!

Review by Stephen Abbs
Restoration Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

I had a pipe freeze and burst at my home in the very early hours of Christmas Eve, around midnight. The water damaged my kitchen and went into my basement as well. I called Nu-Gen around 2:00am and Olga answered the phone and set up an appointment for me for the same day, between 8:30-9:30. After calling my insurance company, they said they would send out their own mitigation service so I cancelled my appointment with Nu-Gen. Well, the service that my insurance company contracted never showed up, but to my surprise Olga called me that afternoon to check on things and make sure I was okay. I was incredibly grateful for her checking on me because my insurance company failed me at that point. Later that afternoon Moises, the project manager, came out to assess the situation. They immediately set up the mitigation process and during the next couple of weeks, Moises - and his wonderful crew - Jose and Joey, were out several times to check on the progress of the drying and mitigation process. I am forever grateful for Nu-Gen's help and guidance throughout this entire process. I've recommended their services to my insurance company as well so that they could now have a reliable mitigation service to use in the area and I also expect to use Nu-Gen for the reconstruction work as well.

Review by Dylan
Restoration Services
Rating 5 5 Star Moving Rating

Jose and Leti were wonderful, a third gentleman came to assist, I didn't get his name but they worked well together to solve a tricky dryer vent issue. After spending over an hour cleaning a vent that was no longer in use from second floor( unbeknownst to all of us) we learned previous owners rerouted out the roof. Not once did they act like they were annoyed by this discovery. Very professional and very friendly. I cannot recommend them enough. Great Job Nu-Gen.