Fire is devastating to everything it touches, but protecting your home and belongings goes far beyond merely quenching the flames. The smoke and soot left behind after a building fire can be almost as devastating and the longer you allow it to sit uncleaned, the more damage it will do. That’s why it’s vital to call an experienced fire damage restoration company immediately after your home or office fire has been put out.
What most homeowners do not realize is that soot and smoke particles are acidic. This means that in addition to the black streaks and smoky smell they leave behind, they can also corrode metal, glass, plastic, and soft stone, such as marble. Discoloration occurs within minutes, and in a matter of hours, your tile grout, appliances, and furniture may yellow. If left for days, some items will be stained permanently. Family heirlooms, such as china and crystal are especially vulnerable to prolonged acidic exposure, while electronics may be permanently ruined.
Because of the acidity, the risk of inhaling smoke and soot particles into your lungs, and the damage that can be caused by delayed cleaning, it’s important to call a professional restoration company right away. Paramount Restoration can be there within an hour, day or night, to begin cleanup anywhere in the Greater Cincinnati area or Northern Kentucky. Call us now for an estimate at (859) 525-2379.
Fire Damage Restoration Steps
CALL OUR 24 HOUR NUMBER (859) 525-2379
Start restoring your life immediately by calling the expert team at Paramount Restoration. Our intake team monitors the phone 24 hours a day and is well equipped to ask you the right questions for your fire damage restoration process to begin.
ON SITE INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENT
Our first response fire team must evaluate the extent of the structural damage and evaluate the smoke damage as well. From our detailed visit and notes we will immediately create our plan of action.
BOARD UP SERVICE
We must secure your property as quickly as possible against further damage, vandalism, etc. Our team immediately completes board up services around your property.
WATER DAMAGE SERVICES (IF REQUIRED)
It is sometimes necessary for us to utilize water damage services to the extent of drying out your structure.
SMOKE ODOR AND SOOT REMOVAL
Ceilings, walls and other materials will contain a lot of smoke and soot damage and our team at Paramount Restoration is more than ready to handle the task.
ITEM AND CONTENT CLEANING
Needless to say, most of your items inside the home will be affected in some way by the fire and smoke. We will carefully inventory everything for you. Some of your items may be lost, but others may need cleaning and sanitizing. We will work with you on your behalf in this regard.
PUTTING YOU BACK
Our final step is to stay with you and put you back to where you were before the fire occurred. This includes any minor or major building re-construction that is required.