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EMERGENCY / DISASTER SERVICES | Smoke Damage
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smoke damage restoration

During a fire, smoke is driven by heat created by flames. No matter where the fire originates, smoke may penetrate throughout a building's structure. Smoke also combines with humidity and can form corrosive residues that may cause secondary damage.

Long after the fire is put out, the damage can continue, as remaining free-floating smoke settles on horizontal surfaces and contents.

Fire does burn, but residual smoke may burn as well. This is sometimes called etching, pitting or chemical burning. Quick response and action are critical. The more time that elapses before treatment, the greater the damage.

We are a highly reputable, licensed, insured and endorsed provider of fire and smoke restoration services. In addition to our years of experience, our uniformed Restoration Technicians have completed advanced training in fire mitigation, restoration systems and corrosion control. We also require continuing education to learn about new techniques and equipment to better serve you in your time of need.

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.

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 Smoke Restoration:
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Structure Cleaning

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.

Content Pack Out/Pack In

In the event of a fire loss often times your personal belongings are affected and in order to properly mitigate the loss it is often necessary to remove your belongings from your property to not only restore the structure, but also your textiles, furniture, etc. Not all of your belongings may be affected or contaminated, but removals from the property would ensure a more effective and efficient restoration.

Content Restoration

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.

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.


Understanding Smoke Damage allows for the best treatment

Smoke damage can be caused by one or more of the following:

Protein fire
smoke detection restorationFood from the oven or stove has burned; strong burnt food odor exists; smoke residue is on contents and surfaces.

Complex fire
Multiple natural and synthetic items inside the structure have burned; black smoke residue is on contents and surfaces; synthetic smoke odor exists; emergency corrosion mitigation is needed to protect at-risk surfaces.

Natural fire
Trees, shrubs and bushes have burned (example: forest fire); smoke has penetrated the structure from outside; smoke residue and odor are present.

Furnace malfunction
Heating appliances such as oil-fired furnaces have malfunctioned and caused smoke to be distributed throughout the property.

Accurate identification of the type of Smoke Damage determines the means by which your property can be brought back to normal. Let Service Master get you back to normal as quickly as possible. If you suffered Smoke Damage we can help , call us.

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