Fire Restoration Atlanta
“Excellent customer service! The service technicians were very thorough explaining the process and walking us through everything after we lost everything in a fire.”
We know that fires are devastating. If it’s your home your lives are disrupted and you may have lost valuables as well as irreplaceable memories. For commercial and industrial properties you may be looking at lost sales and income as a result.
The first goal of Clean and Restore Atlanta is to stabilize your property so that the cleanup and restoration work can begin as soon as possible. After all, the sooner the work can being the sooner you can be back in your home or have your commercial or industrial property back to normal.
Even though the fire has been put out, damage to your home or commercial building may continue. Today, many furniture and flooring materials are synthetic and generate ongoing chemical reactions when burned. It only takes a few days for these items to go from cleanable to unsalvageable.
Clean and Restore technicians are certified and are expert at understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and save your belongings. In the whole process this also helps reduce cleanup costs. Clean and Restore of Atlanta can remove soot from high-risk items such as
- Aluminum, chrome, and brass
- Tile, marble and porcelain
- Carpeting and upholstery
Clean and Restore of Atlanta uses the latest equipment, supplies, and approved techniques in a comprehensive fire and smoke restoration process that includes
- Emergency pre-cleaning
- Content cleaning
- Content packing/moving
- Wall, floor, and ceiling cleaning
Given, though, the way some materials continue to deteriorate even after the fire has been extinguished, here are a few things that the property owner CAN DO and SHOULD NOT DO in the immediate aftermath of a fire.
What To Do
- Call for professional help immediately. As mentioned above, the sooner the restoration process is started the more effective it will be and the lower the overall costs will be.
- If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, air out the house to help reduce smoke odor.
- Wipe down Formica, chrome, porcelain, and aluminum fixtures as soon as possible to help prevent permanent tarnishing or etching.
- Change the air filter in your furnace if it uses forced hot air.
- Tape damp cheesecloth over air returns and supply registers to capture loose soot in the air.
- Discard any open food packages.
- If the power is off, clean out the refrigerator and leave the door propped open.
- Send clothing with heavy smoke damage or odor to a qualified restoration dry cleaner.
What You Should Not Do
- Don’t touch any surfaces with your bare hands. Oil from your hands can permeate upholstery, walls, and woodwork causing additional damage.
- Don’t try to wash wall yourself. Improper cleaning or cleaning materials can compound the soot residue.
- Don’t attempt to clean carpets or upholstered furniture yourself.
- Don’t use electrical appliances until they have been checked out by a professional
- Don’t use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
Fires, water damage, and other property disasters don’t follow a 9-5, Monday through Friday schedule. That’s why Clean and Restore of Atlanta in on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Pick up the phone and call us now if you’re in need of professional, certified fire restoration services in Atlanta. We’re at your service.