Fire is a life-threatening event that causes damage from soot, smoke, char and even water damage from the fire department. Smoke can literally invade every crevice of your home and contents causing damage not easily seen. We can help clean the structure and contents of your home.
ServiceMaster’s Professionally Trained Technicians understand that fire restoration must be handled with urgency and care. We know that owners are anxious to clean their home or business after a fire, but without expert advice, you may be creating further damage. That’s why we’re available to answer questions, give advice, and/or assess your property 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK and begin clean up upon approval.
Even when the fire is out, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic and when burned, it can create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable.
We use a five-step fire and smoke restoration process:
1. Emergency pre-cleaning
2. Content cleaning
3. Content pack-out
4. Wall and ceiling cleaning
Our technicians are trained and certified to handle fire damaged materials, and will be with you every step of the way. ServiceMaster Restore® will help you understand which items can be fully restored and which items should be replaced. Many textile (carpet and fabric) manufactures require fire restoration or cleaning companies to be certified in order to maintain their warranties. Most insurance companies will also require the company to be certified with the IICRC…. like ServiceMaster Restore®.
ServiceMaster Restore® knows that during a fire, smoke can permeate walls and other surfaces and drift through household ducts, where it becomes trapped. If not professionally removed, smoke odor can reoccur. Soot is oily and easily stains carpets, draperies and other household textiles. For this reason you must remove it before you attempt to clean or deodorize items. Even after cleaning Smoke odor may remain in clothing, upholstered furniture, carpets and draperies unless they are properly deodorized before cleaning. Fire, smoke, and soot can cause corrosive etching within 72 hours. Formica, chrome, porcelain and aluminum fixtures should be promptly cleaned. ServiceMaster Atlanta is here to help you take care of these jobs properly.