Fire Damage Cleanup & Restoration

Fire may be the cause of the most devastating loss to your property.  CRD Restore's compassionate professionals will work tirelessly to repair and restore your property to your complete satisfaction.

Fire can occur at any time, for a number of reasons. Cooking accidents, faulty electrical wiring, malfunctioning HVAC equipment are just a few.  Each cause may need a different cleanup and repair process.  CRD’s team has been trained and certified to address each need in a specific manner.

The most common types of house fires are from cooking and heating equipment, as they cause larger fires and sometimes fatalities in the home.  When cooking, always use caution and have safety measures in place to prevent a fire from occurring.  Things such as child locks on the oven may prevent a child from turning it on or anti-tip levers for the oven may keep someone or something, like a pet, from tipping over the oven.

 Although newer heating units have may have additional safety requirements and protections, the second leading cause of large fires is from malfunctioning or overheated heating equipment.  From a major home heating unit to a personal, small space heater, to avoid a fire damage claim, follow proper installation and set up instructions.

Other items that are possible fire risks are unattended candles, lit cigarettes, built up dryer lint, faulty washing machine wiring, and faulty extension cords used to plug in Christmas tree lights or any other electrical appliance. 

Smoke and odors may occur from burned paper or wood, burnt food, melted plastics, simple cigarette smoke, and oil burner malfunctions. Each home and business contain different materials that burn and create their own cleaning and restoring challenges. 

CRD Restore’s thorough and proven fire smoke restoration process includes:

  • Working directly with your insurance adjuster using the same estimating software to get you the most accurate estimate to restore your property as if the damage never existed
  • Finding the source to determine the type of fire or source of smoke or odors that are present
  • Discovering any areas that may be wet as a result of firefighting and extract and remediate any damage
  • Seeking out materials that may be damaged as a result of smoke and soot particles and determine the best course of action to clean and/or remove
  • Removal of salvageable, important items that you may need while your property is being cleaned and restored like school books, prescriptions, business equipment, clothing, etc.
  • Removing any charred contents that may seal in smoke and odors such as insulation and burned wood
  • Evaluating carpets and floor coverings that may need to be removed
  • Inspecting the framing of the house and subfloors for safety
  • Treating affected surfaces for smoke odors and sealing to keep any leftover odors from seeping back into the property
  • Eliminating odors by cleaning and deodorizing surfaces
  • Supervise packing out the remaining contents for cleaning and storage
  • Reconstruction to return your property to it’s pre-loss condition

Fire/Smoke/Odor Damage Do’s and Don’ts

  • Perform safety checks on heating equipment and other electrical items
  • Create a video or photo inventory of valuable items like artwork or antique furniture
  • Don’t use canned goods or products that were near a smoke or fire damaged area
  • Send clothing that have been in a  fire or smoke situation to be professionally cleaned
  • After a fire-
    • Don’t start cleaning walls without correct instructions – doing it incorrectly will create more damage
    • Don’t throw away anything.  The insurance company has experts that can determine the most burn items and pay you the value.
    • Apply Vaseline on all metal objects to prevent corrosion
    • If you have to leave, secure your property to avoid unwanted intruders

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