Smoke and fire damage can be extensive, the property can be in a dangerous condition, and the emotional effects can be devastating.
Keep reading to learn more about how Maxwell Building Services can help you, or call now for 24/7 emergency fire damage restoration services.
After a fire, a trio of problems can be expected, including smoke, water, and fire damage. The entire property must be carefully evaluated, no matter where the fire originated or how far it spread. Soot, ash, and chemical fumes are dangerous, and the stability of the structure can also be compromised.
Additionally, the restoration process is tedious, and all traces of the event must be removed to ensure the property is habitable.
Instead of handling this job on your own and risking your health, trust our licensed, insured, and IICRC-certified technicians at Maxwell Building Services. Our team has been handling these types of projects for many years and will help you restore your property back to its original condition.
At Maxwell Building Services, our fire damage repair experts follow a step-by-step process to make sure every detail is taken care of. Our team will help you with everything from securing your property and inspecting the damage to mitigating water and performing any needed repairs. Check out our process below:
First, our team of trained pros will provide a free inspection of the fire damage. This includes taking inventory of items damaged and lost, evaluating the extent of the damage, and taking photos of the damages. We use this information to help with your claims process and create a tailored plan for restoration.
After you approve our estimate, we’ll set up a temporary fence, roof tarps, board up your windows and doors to prevent further weather damages and unauthorized entry.
Most smoke and fire damage restoration plans will include water mitigation. The water used to extinguish the fire will most likely cause extensive damage to your furniture, ceiling, walls, and flooring. To mitigate this damage, our team uses high-powered dehumidifiers, fans, and HEPA air purification equipment.
Next, our team will remove any compromised building materials and use smoke scrubbing treatments to deal with the remaining smoke and odor damage. We’ll also remove soot stains, perform a total deodorization process, sanitize all surfaces, and use our air purification equipment to ensure any pollutants are eliminated.
Depending on the extent of the fire damage, your home or building may also need to be reconstructed. Our team will perform a damage assessment to determine the extent of your needs. After all water, smoke, and fire damage has been mitigated, we’ll get to work on repairing and restoring your property.
Lastly, our team helps clients through the insurance claims process from start to finish. We’ll help you take photos and videos to document damage and communicate with your insurance adjuster.
After a fire occurs, certain steps must be taken as soon as possible, including:
When it comes to restoring your home or building after a fire, it is important to entrust the task to true industry professionals with the tools and experience to do things right. At Maxwell Building Services, we ensure complete satisfaction through our:
Read below to see what some of our past customers have to say about our fire damage restoration work.
Check out our FAQ below for answers to some of the common questions that we get from homeowners and business owners like you.
Unfortunately, there is not a concrete answer to this question. The length of time depends on the extent of the damage itself. It could take anywhere from just a couple of weeks to over six months. It will usually take a few months if extensive home or building repairs are needed.
When our team performs our initial inspection, we will always provide you with a free estimate that covers both cost and expected timeline.
Most homeowners and business property insurance policies cover fire damage. Your insurance company will need evidence of damage and a list of items that were destroyed or damaged.
Read our blog to learn more about the insurance claims process and what to expect.
There are two primary reasons: safety and effectiveness.
Safety: As we previously mentioned, fire and smoke damage can be detrimental to your health, especially if you are pregnant or have a pre-existing heart or lung condition. Smoke is composed of dangerous chemicals, primarily carbon monoxide, that can be dangerous (and sometimes deadly) to breathe in. When entering a building after a fire, it’s important to wear proper protective equipment to reduce these health risks.
Effectiveness: No matter how handy you think you are, a lot of work occurs during the full restoration process. You’ll need high-quality equipment, including odor eliminators and neutralizers, dehumidifiers, extraction equipment, and more. If you don’t already have this equipment, it’s expensive to purchase. Lastly, it’s important that restoration work follows the strict standards set by the IICRC. These standards are created by industry professionals to help reduce costs, errors, and unnecessary risks.
The national average cost of a fire restoration project is $2,500. However, the cost of your project may increase depending on the amount of work that’s needed to restore your property to its original condition.
During our initial inspection, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive report that includes a complete cost breakdown. The best way to know how much your restoration project will cost is by scheduling a free estimate with our team.
Yes. Even if the fire was small, any residual smoke damage is not safe for you, your family, or your pets. Most often, your insurance company can provide you with housing reimbursements.
You should never re-enter your home or building unless your local fire department has given you permission to do so.
If you can recover items, we recommend bringing photo IDs, social security cards, insurance information, credit cards and debit cards, an inventory of damaged items, and other important documents. If any of these items have been damaged, consult FEMA’s guide for further assistance.
Smoke and fire damage primarily affects the heart and lungs. If you’re experiencing burning eyes, a runny nose, wheezing, chest pain, heart palpitations, fatigue, or shortness of breath following a fire, seek immediate medical care. These symptoms could turn into long-lasting conditions if not taken care of.
To learn more about fire and smoke damage, please read this article.