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Areas we serve: Southern Allegheny County, South Hills, Washington County, Greene County

EMERGENCY / DISASTER SERVICES | Fire Damage
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This is most likely your first fire related loss. However, at ServiceMaster by Zupancic, we have helped people through this process countless times. Years of experience have led us to advanced scientific methods, techniques and products for restoring buildings and personal property.

It is our goal to restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible. Depending on the source, nature and size of the fire, the cleaning and restoration may require several phases before completion.

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 the latest equipment and supplies in our fire and smoke restoration process.

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Below are detailed explanations of the services that go into Fire Restoration:
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Emergency Services

  • Board up or cover with tarp to secure the property or protect it from the elements.
  • Inspect furnace or air conditioner unit; replace furnace filter, cover supply and return air vents to prevent cross contamination of smoke and odor into other areas; clean and deodorize duct work.
  • Turn off electrical power to address safety issues.
  • Restore electrical power to use lighting and restoration equipment.

  • Perform emergency water damage mitigation, extract excess water remaining from fire fighting; check flooring and structural components for remaining moisture; set up drying and dehumidification equipment.
  • Perform emergency corrosion mitigation. Corrosive by-products from smoke residues can cause irreversible damage in a short period of time; removing smoke residues and treating at-risk surfaces with a corrosion inhibitor will protect these items. Examples of at-risk surfaces:
    marble, stone, grout, aluminum, glass, fixtures, appliances, etc.

  • Empty refrigerators or freezers to prevent spoiling and associated odors; empty food cabinets; dispose of spoiled food items.
    • Note: We recommend you keep a list of all disposed items.
  • Begin initial odor control measures such as ventilation to air out the property, application of deodorizers, placement of air filtration units, etc.
  • Arrange for emergency laundry/dry cleaning for several changes of clothing for immediate use, while the remainder of your clothing is restored.

Content Cleaning

Providing quality fire damage restoration requires a high level of expertise and understanding plus a variety of technology and equipment. ServiceMaster by Zupancic uses cleaning procedures to correctly clean and restore your fire damaged contents.

We have advanced products and systems for restoring different smoke damaged contents, whether furniture and upholstery, knick-knacks or other belongings.

  • Hand washing and drying
    • Items are carefully cleaned by hand.
      • Note: Care is taken to use dry methods with water-sensitive items.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
    • Ultrasonic technology may be used to clean certain items. Some examples of items that might be cleaned ultrasonically are blinds, collectibles and other smaller contents.
  • Furniture and upholstery cleaning
    • This requires specialty equipment, products and technicians trained and certified in furniture restoration.
  • Contents restoration will be performed by either:
    • On-site
    • At our warehouse facility
  • Packout services will be performed by either:
    • ServiceMaster by Zupancic
    • A qualified moving subcontractor
  • Moving services will be handled by either:
    • ServiceMaster by Zupancic
    • A qualified moving subcontractor
Some items may require a specific, qualified restorer. Examples of these items include: appliances, electronics, HVAC systems, furniture, textiles, antiques, and if so, ServiceMaster by Zupancic will work with your insurance company to manage this process for you.

Restoration Services

Restoration laundry/dry cleaning
Because fire damage requires a special form of dry cleaning, this service will be performed by a restoration dry cleaner. (Includes accurate inventory control and documentation of clothing and textiles, including bedding, window coverings, etc.)

Carpet and furniture cleaning
Includes inspection, pre-testing, professional cleaning and deodorization, speed drying and covering to protect during structural restoration. May include re-application of stain protection.

Structural restoration
Even when the fire is out, the damage continues. Much of the material found in furniture and flooring is synthetic. When burned, synthetics create a variety of complex chemical reactions. After only a few days, these items go from cleanable to unsalvageable. Our technicians are experts in understanding the chemical combinations that can effectively clean and salvage belongings. They can even remove soot from at-risk items such as brass, aluminum, chrome, marble, tile and porcelain as well as fabrics in upholstery and carpets, thus helping to avoid additional expenses. The faster you react, the better chance of salvaging your belongings.

Structural restoration includes cleaning of ceiling and walls, as well as cleaning, polishing and deodorizing woodwork

Closets, attics, cabinets and drawers
These areas are sources of trapped smoke odor and require thorough cleaning, deodorization and airing out.

Hard surface floor cleaning
Includes inspection and cleaning of marble, stone, tile, wood, laminate and other flooring. Floors will then be covered for protection during structural restoration.

Electronic Refurbishment
We have the ability to restore electronic equipment that has been affected during a fire loss. We have the capacity to refurbish anything from radios and CD players to data recovery from computers and modems. We offer a guarantee that if we are unable to restore any item to pre-loss condition that there will be no charge for that item.

Textile Restoration
Highly trained textile cleaners specialize in restoration of laundry and dry cleaning for all types of losses, adept at restoring garments and textiles damaged by water, fire/smoke or exposure to mold and other contaminants. We offer an effective, efficient and proven solution for insurance professionals to reduce costs.

Separate items
We will work with you and your insurance claim representative in the decision-making process on items we cannot clean or restore.

Odor Control Services

Removal of severe odors from fire and smoke damage requires a variety of professional products, systems and specialty equipment. Often multiple treatments are necessary during the restoration process. We have the systems, deodorizers and equipment to remove a wide range of odors.

Air scrubbers
Smoke and odor particles continue to be airborne many days after the fire has stopped. Air scrubbers use High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration to remove these particles from the air, enhancing the efficiency of cleaning and clearing the air for safe breathing. Please do not move or turn off this equipment.

Thermal fogging
This process neutralizes odor, using a strong deodorizer that penetrates everywhere the smoke traveled and will require the removal of pets, plants and human occupants for a short period of time.

Ozone
Ozone is an oxidizing agent produced by a portable ozone generator. This process will require the removal of pets, plants and human occupants for a short period of time.

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tips for keeping you house safe from fire damage
Place a smoke alarm on each floor of your home or business (and one in each bedroom at home). Store fire extinguishers within reach in the kitchen and utility areas

Schedule service and cleaning annually for furnaces, heating systems, chimneys and fireplaces.

Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Check extension cords and fuse boxes or circuit breakers, making sure there is never a combination of appliances that exceeds 1500 watts on the same circuit.

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