Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration
Fire is a disaster that does not discriminate against anyone. And, no matter where you live or the age and condition of your home, there is always the chance that a fire could occur at any time and for any number of reasons. Most homeowners realize this – in fact, it is probably the most common nightmare among people when they purchase their homes. However, when fires actually do occur, few homeowners are prepared for the consequences. But, if you need fire and smoke damage cleanup, we are here for you.
If your home was recently damaged by fire, we hope most of all that you and your loved ones were able to escape unharmed. We also understand the range of overpowering emotions, from frustration to anger to sadness, you are experiencing right now. Even when fire spares lives, it can destroy a lifetime of precious memories and irreplaceable possessions.
It’s Not Just The Fire Itself!
As noted by the U.S. Fire Administration, a fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke, and water. Plus, you will find things not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned.
To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. And, they may have cut holes in your walls to make sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls.
Fire And Smoke Damage Cleanup!
It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Plus, you need to be very careful if you go into your home and touch any fire-damaged items.
At ORC Services, we do fire damage cleanup and restoration for you. We will do your fire cleanups and remove the stain and smell of smoke. Fire damage can be very complex and may include more than what you can see and smell. Even a small fire can cause serious damage to your property. And, if not properly restored, heat and moisture can cause odor to linger for years.
Fire can affect lives in ways that very few other events can. Not only can fires affect the inside of your home, it can also affect the structural integrity of the house, even parts that might not be noticeable to the untrained eye.
Call ORC For Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration
If you have suffered from fire damage, it’s in your best interests to call ORC now for immediate service. We will work with you and your insurance company to get your home back to normal as quickly and pain-free as possible.
Our restoration professionals have detailed construction knowledge and extensive experience in smoke removal, odor eradication, soot and ash elimination, stain removal, toxicity removal, and restoring balance to the environment. So, we can clean it all up and make your home safe again.
What About Smoke And Soot?
When your home, business, or facility is struck by a fire, the loss can result in complex damages because of the unique behavior of smoke. So, ORC Services will survey your site to determine the extent to which fire, smoke, heat, and possibly even moisture, impacted building materials and contents.
Some things you may not know about smoke!
- It migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- It flows around plumbing systems, using holes around pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the cleanup process.
Some things you may not know about soot!
ORC Services, Inc. will check the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. Cleaning procedures will be based on the information identified during pretesting.
Types of soot include:
- Wet Smoke Residues – Result from smoldering fires with low heat. Residues are sticky, smeary and with pungent odors. Smoke webs can be difficult to clean.
- Dry Smoke Residues – Result from fast burning fires at high temperatures. Residues are often dry, powdery, small, non-smeary smoke particles.
- Protein Residues – Virtually invisible residues that discolor paints and varnishes. Extreme pungent odor.
- Fuel Oil Soot – Furnace puff backs distribute fuel oil soot.
- Other Types of Residues – Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residues also need to be cleaned up.
We Will Solve Your Problem!
ORC Services will determine the damages and the scope of cleaning needed for your restoration and repairs.
- The extent of your fire damage
- The Unaffected areas
- What materials can be saved and/or replaced.
- The most effective fire damage cleaning methods.
ORC Services “Turn-key” means we will mitigate the fire/odor and repair your home or business back to good-as-new condition.