Fire is perhaps the most terrifying disaster that a family can experience. Even after you put out the fire itself, the remaining damage reminds you of the fire until you restore the area. Worse, that damage is dangerous. At ANR Restoration, we can assess the damage and restore your home. When you go through a disaster as frightening as a fire, you want to return to normal as soon as you possibly can. Your team from ANR Restoration will restore and rebuild your home's damaged areas so you can get your life back.
No matter the amount of damage, we're prepared to help. Call us at any time, day or night. At ANR Restoration, we offer 24/7 emergency service because disaster doesn't care about convenience.
Of course, the fire itself is very dangerous, but as we mentioned, the resulting damage can be dangerous, too. These dangers, unfortunately, last much longer than the actual fire. Think about structural damage, for example. Fire, smoke, and the water that put out the fire can all cause structural damage. They warp and bend wood, and they weaken structural surfaces such as support beams. These surfaces become vulnerable after a fire. Sometimes, they collapse because they can't bear weight anymore. This structural damage can cause serious injury, so avoid walking in these areas if at all possible. Your restoration team can assess the structural weaknesses and figure out how dangerous the area has become.
Second, smoke stays behind long after the fire goes away. Inhaling smoke can cause breathing problems. Some people are even allergic to certain types of smoke, depending on the burned substances. Since a lot of household materials like paint and upholstery absorb smoke, it's essential to clean the area thoroughly after a fire.
Third, fire damage can leave bacteria and other harmful substances in the home. Fire can leave your home vulnerable to dirt and germs because it weakens certain access points for bacteria. However, the most harmful damage comes from toxic chemicals. Some objects, especially electronics, release toxins such as mercury when they burn or overheat. When the inhabitants breathe in those toxins, they can face all sorts of health problems, including cancers, miscarriages, and permanent body damage.
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The first thing you need to do is get yourself, your family, and your pets out of the house. Call 9-1-1 and seek any medical or veterinary help if it is needed. Once everyone is safe and any medical or veterinary attention has been taken care of, talk to your local fire marshal about the fire. It's best to stay at a friend or relative's home or in a hotel for a few days. Next, you should call ANR Restoration so we can get your house back to normal.
Once we arrive at your house, we'll assess the damage to determine our restoration plan. Some parts of the house may be damaged beyond repair. As we mentioned, these parts can be dangerous and require immediate removal. We will tear down and rebuild any replaceable structural items. We can dig out damaged plaster, insulation, and other materials. Next, we'll replace those items so that your home doesn't bear the scars of the fire.
During house fires, carpets and upholstery often become major sources of fuel for that fire. Many are damaged beyond repair, so we'll get rid of those and help you replace them. However, some soft goods can be saved after a fire. These pieces sometimes look too damaged to fix, but they often have soot and ash stains buried deeply into the material. For these items, our thorough scrubbing process can usually bring the material back to its original state. You may come back to find that your carpets are even cleaner than they were before the fire.
As mentioned above, fires can leave behind toxic chemicals, bacteria, soot stains, and ash. Our cleaning process removes all of those substances, leaving your home healthy and safe. At ANR Restoration, we only use cleaning solutions proven both effective and safe. After all, we want to turn your home into a space where you can breathe freely again. If we use harmful chemicals to remove toxic chemicals, then we haven't done our job correctly. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that you, your kids, and your pets will all be safe to live and breathe inside your newly cleaned home.
Unfortunately, fire damage doesn't work by itself. It teams up with smoke and water to triple its impact. That's why we triple our impact, too. Smoke damage can stay long after the fire goes away. It spreads farther and sinks deeper than fire. Smoke doesn't need a fuel source to spread. It can get into several different rooms, even if the fire itself is contained in a single room. Your team from ANR Restoration has a guaranteed, step-by-step process to eliminate the smoke from your entire home. We promise that your house will smell clean, fresh, and absolutely smoke-free by the time we finish the job.
Furthermore, we get rid of water damage, too. Water is a double-edged sword. It may have saved your home from the fire, but after the fire is out, water can cause its own form of long-term damage. It can damage walls, wood floors, carpeting, and other materials if it stays in the house for too long. We'll remove the water and get rid of any stains and other damage that water may have caused. If the water in your home has left mold behind, we'll take care of that, too.
It's never a quick fix, though we've gathered together a multi-disciplined team of contractors and technicians to work in tandem to complete the work as soon as possible. From structural repairs to sand/soda-blasting to odor removal to contents cleaning, our fire damage restoration crew begins as soon as the project scope is determined, and we don't stop until the job is done and both you and the insurance company are satisfied with the results.
Most often, yes. You'll need to check your specific policy for the full scope of coverage, but generally, if the damage was caused by a flame, it's covered. Your best bet is to hire a professional restoration company, like ANR Restoration, to help you through the claims process. We know how to avoid some common missteps when it comes to making sure the entire loss is documented and covered. Many homeowners and insurance companies forget, for instance, to consider that your HVAC system will need to be cleaned of soot, and since fires are extinguished using water, many areas of your home may need to be restored due to water damage even if they weren't directly affected by the fire.
Depending on the extent or location of the fire damage, some homeowners can move back in a few days or longer. The fire department will usually turn off electricity and gas to the property immediately, which won't be restored until a building inspector says it's safe to turn those utilities back on. If you experienced significant smoke damage and the home's occupants include elderly persons, young children, or those with chronic health conditions, you may be wise to stay until the smoke cleanup is complete. Contracting with a company experienced in fire damage restoration can often get you back home sooner because they'll have the resources to hire and manage the many tradespeople who will need to work together to make the home liveable again.
DIY soot removal is not recommended. Commercially available products can actually cause permanent damage to surfaces. Soot itself is primarily oil-based, but that residue also contains toxic, possibly biohazard contaminants.
Smoke damage is rarely limited to one area of the house, and it leaves behind a residue that can hide in crevices and out-of-reach areas, and a simple "airing out" may not be sufficient. We recommend consulting with a smoke damage technician from who can help you troubleshoot the next steps.
Has your home been through a fire? Allow us to help. When you've had such a major disaster in your home, you need a team that can be aggressive with the damage but gentle with your house. ANR Restoration will do just that. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner you can go back to your normal life again. Contact us for your free estimate today.Call Now (812) 246-8791