Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Services
Feeling overwhelmed and need fire damage restoration services you can count on? Superior Restoration is a single full-service company that can take care of it all, anywhere in San Diego County. Our fire restoration specialists can be there within 60 minutes for 24 hour emergency service every day of the year. They have all the training, experience, and equipment needed for top-quality fire and smoke damage repair, smoke and odor removal, and water damage restoration.
After a blaze there is so much to do, and time is critical. Openings must be covered to protect against the elements and unauthorized entry, and there’s extensive debris removal and repairs to be taken care of. Smoke causes its own extensive destruction. Much of that can be prevented, but only if the right actions are taken in the first few hours. And you’re likely to need water extraction and related services to limit mold and other water damage. It’s more than just a few people can handle, and very few people and companies have the necessary training to do things right.
There’s only a 1 to 2 day window to head off further destruction, yet it’s important to make sure that the contractor you hire is experienced and has all the necessary qualifications. They must be properly licensed and insured, otherwise you could be left with unnecessary deterioration, shoddy work, and even a workman’s injury lawsuit. Additionally, they should have a long-term local presence in the San Diego County area so that you can count on them to back up their work.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Process
Even a relatively small fire can present a very difficult and complex situation. Often emotionally devastating for the homeowner or business owner, it’s also technically challenging even for experienced fire and smoke damage restoration professionals. Usually a large team is needed simply due to the extent of fire damage repairs and the need for speed in mitigating against further water and smoke damage. No two blazes are exactly alike, and different combinations of surfaces, materials, and types of smoke require different cleaning and restoration solutions.
- Assessment Recovery begins with our expert’s assessment and planning. They will create a recovery plan specific to your home or place of business and the fire damage inflicted. That plan will include details of all damage, materials and workmanship standards, and a detailed schedule of all mitigation and remediation steps.
- Secure the Building The first priority is safety for our workers and the building’s contents. Accomplishing that may involve structural reinforcements, roof tarp overs, and board ups for destroyed windows, door, and walls.
- Initial Cleaning Once the building is safe and secure, our crews can begin debris removal along with initial cleaning and repairs.
Smoke and Odor Removal
The next priority is preventing further smoke damage and keeping fire odors from becoming permanent. Soot and smoke contains hundreds of harmful compounds that are toxic, corrode metals and even glass, stain and discolor, and lead to long-lasting odors. Dealing with all that requires far more than wiping with common detergents. Dry-ice and soda-blasting gear quickly cleans large surfaces. For unreachable areas thermal fog combines with odor-causing substances and ozone generators break odor compounds apart, even those deep within the structure.
Water Damage Restoration
With fire sprinkler activation, the use of fire hoses, or the use of foam you’ll need water damage restoration as well. All that water will have soaked deeply into just about everything, leading to mold, wood buckling and warping, and drywall crumbling in a matter of just a few days. Much, if not all, of that can be avoided with immediate and thorough water extraction, structural dry out, and mold remediation.
A similar fire damage restoration process of drying, cleaning, and deodorizing applies to the building’s contents. We’ll take immediate action to remove possessions from wet and contaminated areas for their protection and to speed building drying and cleaning. As with the building, the goal is to return salvageable items to pre-loss condition.
Pack Out Services
That often means using pack out services. After pre-treatment we’ll transport salvageable furniture and other items to our climate-controlled San Diego County facility for full restoration and secure storage. Our pack out services include a detailed inventory of all items removed, including documentation of their condition, for the purposes of insurance claims and for your own peace of mind.