Fire/Smoke Clean Up
For the victims caught up in or affected by a fire, whether at home or work, it can be one of the most traumatizing and frightening experiences. The speed and ferocity of a fire makes you feel truly vulnerable and can cause huge amounts of damage and loss to property.
The damage caused by fires doesn’t end when the flames have been extinguished. When dealing with fire damage, families often see their prized possessions and the roof over their heads destroyed, leaving them searching for a safe place to shelter. Meanwhile, businesses can find themselves in financial struggles and unable to trade. Prompt fire damage restoration can hold the key to limiting the emotional and financial struggles caused by a fire.
According to the latest numbers from the National Fire Protection Association, a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds. When the alarm sounds, emergency responders and fire departments answer the call for help with quick and decisive action. When the smoke clears, EWEST fire restoration services team remains ready to help with the same rapid response – 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
FIRE/SMOKE CLEAN UP
What Is Fire Damage Restoration?
The first 24 to 48 hours after fire damage are known as the “golden hours” of recovery. An effective emergency response that quickly stabilizes the facility ensures the recovery of as much property as possible. The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced in fires accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. To compound the problem, fires are most frequently extinguished with dry chemicals or water. Plus, the toxic smoke odor left behind must be neutralized and deodorized.
The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs. Beyond the visible structural damage, contents inside the structure must be evaluated for recovery based on a number of factors including:
Replacement Cost vs. Restoration Cost
Effect of Smoke and Heat
Loss of Use
Loss of Value
Decreased Life Expectancy