Serving San Bernardino, California
FIRE DAMAGE RESTORATION - SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Residential and Business
Why You Might Choose Fire Damage Restoration
The amount of restoration required for your home depends on how big the fire was and how far it spread. However, it is possible for the fire to not touch much of your home or belongings and still be in need of restoration services. Smoke permeation is a common result of house fires, and leaving possessions that have absorbed a lot of smoke in your home without cleaning them could have adverse consequences for your health, including coughing spells, a hoarse voice and trouble breathing.
Deciding to use professional restoration, also called remediation, is often a personal decision that you may wish to consider if the fire was large or moved a lot of smoke through your property.
Step 1: Contacting the Pros
Step 2: Assessing Damage
Step 3: Boarding and Tarping
Step 4: Removing Water Damage
Step 5: Removing Soot and Smoke
Step 6: Sanitizing and Cleaning
Step 7: Restoring
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Fire Damage Restoration in San Bernardino, Riverside, & Moreno Valley
24/7 Teams to handle the effects of fire & smoke
Fire Restoration is complex as the size of the fire, the materials that were burned, the amount of destruction and the area of the home all have an affect on how the restoration needs to happen. We need to get started now to prevent further damage, restoration time and extra costs for you.
Genesis Restoration are your trusted local experts. We offer Free Inspections to home and property owners. Each estimate includes a written quote, professional inspection, and on-site consultation. We want to restore your home and provide you the service you are looking for.
When your property has experienced fire damages, it can be an extremely stressful situation to deal with. As you your home may be severely damaged, valuables will have been destroyed, you may be without a home or office to return to, and it may takes weeks or even months to restore and repair your property back to its rightful state.
When using an insurance company throughout restoration and remediation, some providers may require that professionals such as Genesis Restoration perform the damage assessment and provide an estimate of cost for remediation. Make sure you check with your insurance provider and follow the steps your policy may require.
The Fire Damage Restoration Process in San Bernardino, CA
While it is possible to do some cleanup on your own, there are benefits to hiring professional fire damage restoration companies to get out smoke that has permeated belongings and water that has seeped into the deeper layers of your floors and furniture. At Genesis Restoration, we have the training and the proper tools to deep clean not only your walls and floors but also your furniture and other belongings.
Many pros have the same process for going through restoration or remediation. We understand the emotional toll a fire can take on you and your family, and we are here to support you and help the aftermath go as smoothly as possible. Here is what to expect when you choose us.
In the heat of the moment, your focus is bound to be on your family and your home. Make sure you call for emergency help and let the firefighters do their job first. Afterward, once you start thinking about contacting your insurance provider and going about cleanup, give us a call to schedule an inspection. Our services often fall under home insurance policies, but you will need to check with your provider to see what is covered in your policy. We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Once the fire is out and it is safe to enter your home again, we can inspect the property to assess the extent of the damage. Sometimes, inspecting a fire-damaged property requires the use of personal protection equipment, or PPE, to avoid inhaling particles of incomplete combustion and other chemicals and debris. Some fire damage is apparent right away with scorch marks and charred remains. Other types of damage are harder to see but you can smell it, such as smoke that has been absorbed into pillows, sheets and upholstery. We will assess the extent of the damage to the property and belongings and consult with you to create a plan of action on remediating as much damage as possible.
A fire can leave certain parts of the home vulnerable to additional damage. In addition, broken windows put your home’s interior at risk of damage from the elements and trespassers. Our team may board up compromised walls and windows to protect them from further harm. If a section of the roof is missing, we can place a tarp to prevent rain, snow and other debris from entering the house.
It may seem counterintuitive to look for water damage in a fire, but they often go hand-in-hand. And just because you live in California, that does not mean your home is immune to water exposure. For example, if the fire department used water to put out the flames, then there is likely to be water wherever the firefighters used the hose. Sometimes, fires can expose and damage pipes throughout a home or building, which may then leak throughout the structure. If waterlogged items are not removed or dried as soon as possible, there is also a risk of mold and mildew developing. Our pros are familiar with mold and mildew remediation and know how to approach water-damaged property to prevent the spread of pathogens.
After taking steps to take care of water damage, it is time to target areas of the home that have soaked in soot and smoke. This can permeate every surface of the home, not just those covered in cloth. Our team has professional equipment designed to pull the soot and smoke from the deepest pores of these surfaces so the odors do not linger.
The next step is to sanitize and clean surfaces and belongings. This can be tricky, particularly if you are dealing with pictures, paintings and electronics. If delicate or sensitive items have been damaged from smoke or water but may still be salvageable, we have a few processes we can use to hopefully get them back in their pre-fire condition. This usually involves the use of fogging equipment and air scrubbers.
The last step in the fire restoration process is the actual restoring or remodeling the home back to how it was before the fire. This may mean tearing out and replacing drywall as well as installing brand new carpet or floorboards. For example, if your drywall was soaked while the fire was being put out, it is no longer structurally sound and likely requires replacing. We will check for areas of your home that need rebuilding and even handle the installation and painting for you. If the fire damage was more extensive, restoration may include completely rebuilding a room or more.
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