ServiceMaster of Old Saybrook, Middletown, and Guilford
Of the natural disasters that can affect your home or building, fires may be the most dangerous. A fire can start at any time from a number of different causes and they immediately pose a serious threat to your safety. They can also cause very serious damage very quickly that will not stop once the fire is put out. The flames will cause significant damage during the fire, and the corrosive byproducts the fire creates, including smoke and soot, will continue to cause damage after the fire. In many cases, the secondary damage that occurs after the fire is greater than the damage that occurred during the fire.
As soon as the fire has been put out on your property, you need to contact a restoration professional to limit the secondary damage and begin the cleanup and repair. ServiceMaster of Old Saybrook, Middletown, and Guilford provides fire and smoke damage restoration services in Essex, CT to clean up and restore homes and commercial buildings after a fire. We will help bring some order to the chaos after a fire and form a complete restoration plan that will get your home or building back to its pre-fire condition.
Fire and Smoke Damage
The overall damage caused by a fire tends to be multi-layered and happen in waves. The first wave of damage is caused by the fire itself as the flames tear through furnishings, building materials, and anything in its way. The flames can cause enough structural damage to a home or building to leave it unstable. The next wave of damage is caused by the smoke, soot, and residue created by the burning of synthetic materials. These byproducts are corrosive and will cause discoloration and etching to the affected materials. It is important to call for fire damage restoration immediately after a fire because these materials will cause damage that can become permanent after the fire, and they can spread the damage by reaching areas that the fire did not reach.
Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
Dealing with the aftermath of a fire is difficult and stressful because of the amount of damage it can cause. Our technicians will help put you at ease by forming and implementing a complete restoration plan that will cover the full extent of the damage. We will assess the damage to your property upon our arrival and ensure that our restoration plan includes the repair of structural damage, cleaning of smoke and soot damage, and odor removal. You can expect the following steps with our fire damage restoration services:
- Full evaluation of the damage
- Building stabilization and board up for significant structural damage
- Removal of soot damage with specialized cleaning products and methods
- Removal of smoke odors
- Structural damage repair
If your home or building is affected by a fire, you must call ServiceMaster of Old Saybrook, Middletown, and Guilford as soon as the fire is out to prevent additional damage and start the restoration process. Our technicians will work quickly to stabilize and repair your property and keep you informed through each step of the restoration process. We are available 24 hours a day at (860) 265-8787 to respond to fire damage emergencies in Essex, CT.