Fire safety is essential for any home or business. However, even with the proper fire safety precautions, your property could be at risk of experiencing a fire. If your home is ever damaged by a fire, the fire damage restoration must begin as soon as the fire department clears the property. Dealing with the aftermath of a fire is a traumatic event and one of the most important factors is keeping a level head so that your thinking is clear. Panic or rushed decisions might simply result in more damage on top of the initial fire damage. Don’t be pressured by “Fire Chasers” into signing repair contracts due to the urgency of the situation. They might not be dependable, do quality work, or they may not be licensed. Even after a fire has been extinguished, damage to your home and belongings continues. That’s why it’s so important to call Fire Damage Restoration Experts.
With proper, full-service fire damage restoration you have the ability to see your home and belongings restored so that you can return home once again as if nothing happened. At Xtreme Home Improvement, we are proud to provide fire damage repair and restoration in Central Pennsylvania. You can trust our team of professionals to provide the expertise and experience you need.
Effects of Fire Damage
A fire can be very destructive and while the actual flames are dangerous, your home can be badly damaged in other ways:
Fires create hazardous contaminants when they burn synthetic materials and these substances cause considerable damage to surfaces and furnishings. These residues often spread into areas that the fire itself did not reach and can cause health problems if not taken care of correctly and thoroughly.
A fire may cause significant structural damage to roofing as well as interior and exterior walls. Water due to firefighting efforts can also severely weaken or cause permanent structural damage to your property.
Smoke and soot can stain and discolor ceilings, walls, carpeting, floors, furniture, and fabrics with just a few hours of exposure. Over time soot can corrode metals. Wooden items, including furniture, cabinets, and flooring may require refinishing.
What is Fire Damage Restoration?
If you never had to deal with significant fire damage in your home, you may be wondering, what is fire damage restoration? It’s a process in which damage caused by a fire, smoke, and corrosive by-products is repaired and restored.
The first priority after the fire has been put out is to secure the property, no matter how bad the damage is. This protects your home from additional damage from exposure to weather and prevents potential vandals from entering your home. Our technicians will determine how your property needs to be restored depending on the type of fire and type and extent of damage that has occurred. The process should also start with the most accurate assessment of damage possible: an accounting of the square footage for the affected structure as well as the extent exposed to soot, smoke, or high temperatures. This may affect how many materials or contents are candidates for cleaning and restoration and which items you should claim as losses.
What We Deliver
The Xtreme Home Improvement approach is guaranteed to get you back on your feet. Our certified fire damage restoration experts provide the following services:
Consultation and Assessment
Tarp and Board-Up
Content Cleaning and Removal
Securing the Foundation
Water Extraction & Dry Out
Smoke and Soot Removal
Deodorize and Sanitize
Let the Xtreme Team take care of your fire damage needs. We will respond to your specific requests and relieve you of a lot of stress that comes from worrying about how and when your property will be restored. Contact us today – we care.