Fires are one of the few disasters that can really give homeowners nightmares. Flames consume everything in their way, and the fire leaves behind corrosive byproducts and soot that spread and cause further damage. Any affected structures and furnishings can become permanently damaged in 72 hours. ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast provides homes and businesses in St. Johns, FL with fire and smoke damage restoration services. Our technicians repair or restore any materials that have suffered damage in addition to preventing corrosive materials like soot and smoke from spreading.
Homes and other buildings often have synthetic materials that, in addition to burning up quickly, release corrosive byproducts. This leads to more damage, making it vital to start restoration once the fire has been extinguished. The smoke, soot, and corrosive byproducts continue to settle even after the fire is out, and they lead to etching and tarnishing that can swiftly gain permanence. Using effective chemical cleaning products and advanced equipment, our technicians are able to eliminate etching and tarnishing from chrome, carpeting, marble, tile, upholstery, aluminum, porcelain, brass, and other household surfaces.
These steps are a part of our basic fire damage restoration services:
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Cleaning and packing-out content
- Cleaning walls and ceilings
- Removing odors
The restoration process can be complicated by the different layers of harm fires cause. At ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast, our technicians are prepared to offer the following services in additional to our basic fire damage restoration work:
- Carpet drying
- Structural drying
- Drywall replacement
- Emergency board-ups
- Mold removal
- Smoke odor removal
- Pack-out cleaning and storage
- Document drying
- Debris removal
Smoke Damage Restoration
With its ability to spread and harm new areas, smoke is potentially the most damaging part of a fire. Similarly, soot harms materials and surfaces once the fire is out, too. Leaving behind an oily residue, smoke can damage ceilings, walls, and furnishings, causing even more damage. If any of these aren’t restored or cleaned fast enough, then the damage becomes permanent. We use powerful cleaning products to remove residue and soot from damaged materials and surfaces.
Smoke’s other issue is with its odor, which is absorbed by porous materials. Because of this, it is really difficult to remove the odor. Using advanced deodorization equipment and techniques, our technicians at ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast will remove smoke odors from the air space as well as from affected materials.
A fire in a residential or commercial property is unsafe for everyone, so the first step to take in the event of a fire is to evacuate the property. After making sure that everyone is safe and that the fire is out, it is time for the restoration. At ServiceMaster Restoration of First Coast, we are available to provide quality fire damage restoration services for homes and businesses in St. Johns, FL. Contact us for emergency fire and smoke damage restoration services by calling (904) 559-3223, where we are available 24/7.