Your building catching fire is one of the most devastating disasters that can take place. In addition to the to the loss of personal property inside the building, there is also the damage done to the structure itself. Even if you’re fortunate enough for the flames to not cause direct damage to all your property, the smoke and soot left behind will. At Ryan Peacock, Inc. we have the tools and knowledge to clean up the damage left by fire and smoke in the Palo Alto area. One of the solutions to lessening the severity of the damage is to quickly respond to the situation to stop soot, smoke, and odors from seeping in to materials. Start the restoration process immediately after the structure has been cleared for reentry by the fire department by giving us a call.
Luckily for you most of your items and structure were untouched by flames however soot and smoke can still leave a film on your electronics, clothing, furniture, building materials, and anything in the vicinity. Soot can be as dangerous to your property as it is inconvenient. Any exposed electronics will break and clothing and upholstery will reek of smoke effectively ruining them. Let RPI cleanup and remove any items damaged by soot and smoke to get you back on your feet.
There isn’t anything worse than having to deal with the aftermath of a fire. There’s the damage from the fire itself, damage from residual smoke and soot, and ironically damage from water or other chemicals used to extinguish the fire. Any of these types of damages can stop a business from helping its customers or make a home uninhabitable for residents.
Restoring fire damage has several steps that start when the authorities give the “ok” to safely enter a property and is then followed by:
Smoke, a necessary byproduct of a fire, will corrode and stain various surfaces including counters, walls, and floors. Many times, the steps that are taken to extinguish a blaze might be more destructive than the fire itself. The approach fire restoration professionals take with water damage, soot, and smoke will make all the difference in how quickly and efficiently the work is completed.
Our team does their job under the direction of a project manager who ensures the work is done properly and that customers are satisfied. We will supply cranes, heavy equipment, and other required machinery for clearing paths, allowing aerial photos, and the other restoration steps to be completed.
All damaged items are secured and moved to assist the safe entry of the fire department and the authorized restoration professionals to begin repairing the fire damage. We can also provide temporary lighting, emergency power, and dumpsters to our customers when required by the job.
Fires are terrifying. There are countless ways for a fire to start, be it faulty wiring in a room, an older electrical appliance malfunctioning, careless smokers, stove burners left on, etc. There is also always the potential for things outside your house to cause it to catch fire. A gas line explosion, or a raging wildfire as California is prone to. Having people who know how to get you back on your feet after a fire is crucial to the rebuilding process. You need skilled experts who have seen all the ways fire can damage a home and will be able to assess the damage as well as put a plan of action into place that will allow you to recover from the devastation. Don’t let a fire take away everything you’ve worked for. You need fire damage restoration and RPI is here to assist.
With fire damage, time is of the essence. Preventing the smell of smoke and soot from seeping into your home completely can be avoided if you call a fire damage restoration professional as soon as possible. Have us on stand-by for when the fire department gives the all clear for people to begin work on repairing your home. You can count on the experts at RPI to get the job done right.
One of the initial steps to repairing a structure is to board it up and secure the premises, only allowing entry by authorized personnel. Soot cleanup, soot removal, and smoke restoration will be dealt with as the damaged items are taken and cataloged. This is done so that your insurance company can get a proper estimate of the damage that was done to your building and property and will be able to get you the proper payout. This will allow you to begin rebuilding your life and getting things back on track.
Once all the damaged items have been removed there will likely have to be some sort of water damage treatment done to clean up after the fire hoses and/or sprinklers have been used. Once the water damage restoration has been finished, the fire damage restoration can begin.
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