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Fire and Smoke damage

What to do:

  2. Turn off furnaces, vents, air conditioners and fans.
  3. Call your insurance company.
  4. Open available doors and windows.
  5. Stay out of affected areas.

What not to do:

  1. Do not use electric or electrical equipment.
  2. Do not consume any foods (packaged or unpackaged).
  3. Do not move items in the scene.
  4. Do not attempt to wipe or clean anything within the scene.

Smoke can penetrate every inch of your home or work environment.  It especially thrives in porous surfaces.   Fire Damage Restoration is a complex process due to the unique behavior of smoke. Our trained technicians can test to determine whether it was a low heat, smoldering fire causing wet smoke or a high heat, fast burning fire leaving behind dry smoke. A protein smoke is practically invisible.  However it discolors paints and has an extremely pungent odor, which will increase with time.

You may be anxious to clean your property after a fire, but unless you take the time to get professional advice, you may be wasting your efforts or creating further damage. 1st Response Restoration’s experienced technicians can provide vital information for the next steps after a tragedy involving fire and smoke.  We can help determine which items can or cannot be refurbished and give estimates so that you can weigh your options.  Our goal is to restore your home or work environment and all of its property, leaving it thoroughly cleaned and deodorized.