Fire Damage Restoration
During a fire damage loss, we help you regain control of your life and to protect your property
Fire. That single word conjures up in our mind images of destruction and loss. When or make a free online inspection appointment*fire takes hold of your home or business, there are few events in life that can be more threatening and traumatizing.
Most fires start silently, without a warning. An electrical short, a failing appliance, a forgotten cooking pan left on the stove over a live flame. Sometimes a fire is the result of a DIY soldering job gone awry, a candle, a BBQ gone wrong or even lightning striking a roof. The end result is almost always the same; a sudden and dramatic loss of something and even someone we hold dear to our hearts.
Wildfires are on the rise
If accidental fires were not enough to worry us sick, according to the National Fire Protection Association, a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds. Weather pattern changes such as wetter winters and dryer summers are creating ideal conditions that put many residential areas at higher risk for wildfires.
How Do You Clean and Repair Fire Damage?
Prompt action is critical. The first 24 to 48 hours after a fire can determine the extent of structural and damage that will need to be mitigated and restored. An effective emergency plan includes stabilizing the structure first. This will expedite the recovery process. The soot and smoke damage that is produced when fires are extinguished accelerate the deterioration and corrosion of building materials and of the structure’s contents. To make things worse, fires are extinguished with dry chemicals and/or water.
The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating the damage, cleaning up smoke damage, and performing water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs.
Damage to Contents
Beyond the visible structural damage, contents inside the structure must be evaluated for recovery based on a number of factors, which include:
• Replacement cost vs. restoration cost
• Effect of smoke and heat
• Loss of use
• Loss of value
• Decreased life expectancy
• Sentimental value
Sparkle’s fire restoration services include emergency board-up, demolition, soot removal, thermal deodorization to mitigate smoke damage and complete reconstruction of the damaged structure. We have strategic partnerships with several well-regarded contents-restoration companies and can handle end-to-end customer service coordination with them.
Sparkle Fire Restoration Process
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The restoration process begins when you call the Sparkle. We have are staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us dispatch an emergency services team with the appropriate equipment and resources.
Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
Sparkle professionals carefully inspect and test the affected and adjacent rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage.
Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, Sparkle professionals can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.
Step 4: Water Removal and Drying
If water was used to extinguish the fire, the water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. Sparkle technicians use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and to complete the drying process.
Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
Sparkle professionals use special equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.
Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
Sparkle technicians will clean all of the restorable items and structure that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore the structure to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers, ozone generators, and fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. Entire HVAC system cleaning and sanitizing.
Schedule a Fire Damage Restoration Consultation
As you can see, fire damage restoration is more than just cleaning and repairing places that fire has touched. You have to take into account how fire transforms the foundation of your home or business as well as its contents.
Dealing with fire damage is extremely stressful. Don’t make all the difficult decisions on your own. Find a company that provides you with all the tools and options that you need to get your home or business back. At Sparkle, we take care of the entire fire restoration process, so you can focus on more important things.