In this crazy year, we are shocked at the wildfires in California wine country. According to Cal Fire, the Glass Fire ripped through 67,484 acres, badly damaging 31 wineries, restaurants and lodges. Even the vineyards are at risk; not only are this years’ grapes lost, the plants themselves might die. One fire might have financial repercussions for decades. But closer to home, even a simple Charlotte kitchen fire will cause destruction and can lead to future damage.
Fire brings damage from flames, smoke, soot plus any water and chemicals used to fight it. When you have a house fire, it is imperative that you have some experienced eyes there during clean up. Restoration 1 – Greater Charlotte fire damage repair technicians are not only able to restore your rooms, they are also able to identify hidden areas that might lead to more damage and repair costs.
Fire Damage Repair In Charlotte
Damaged Wood, Ceilings and Drywall
Fire damage is obvious on solid surfaces. However, material that isn’t visibly damaged might also have soot and smoke damage which require special cleaning and repair techniques. If you simply wipe the surfaces with a damp towel, you risk scratching, marring, stealing and causing more damage and repair costs.
If the fire department doused your flames, porous material such as wooden floors and furniture will soak up water extremely quickly. Damaged ceilings pose the risk of collapsing, causing even more damage to your already impacted home or business. Depending on the size of the fire and the amount of water used to extinguish it, there’s a chance that the drywall took most of the damage. Some pieces of the drywall can be salvaged by drying it out, patching, or replacing partial panels – consult with with our fire damage repair team for the best and most cost effective solution to your situation,
Caulk, Seals and Electrical
While smoke damage is visible on walls and ceilings, it can also permeate these surfaces and cause damage to a home’s structure/framing, wall studs, insulation and air ducts in your ventilation system. When soot and smoke particles become trapped in the HVAC system, computers and high tech equipment the smoke odor will linger. Smoke damage, corrosion and possibly compromised circuit boards could lead to additional problems with your electronics.
If water has been standing in your home or business for a while, the seals around appliances and objects such as bathtubs and toilets will be weakened. The electrical components in your home and the wiring behind your walls could have gotten damaged to the point that they pose their own fire risk. Your electrical items such as computers and televisions probably received damage as well from the fire, smoke, and water.
Avoid Mold After General Clean-up
After the bulk of ruined items have been removed, you need to clean and disinfect immediately to protect your home. Safer than bleach, we have some additional products specifically designed to clean after a fire.
Mold is a secondary problem; it eats away at building materials like drywall, floorboards, and wood, weakening your home’s structure in the process and worsening the damage. When you contract with our fire damage repair team, they will keep mold prevention top of mind. Every surface and cavity will be protected from future mold.
Fire destroys building materials and possessions. Water damage can cause additional structural damage. When the moisture isn’t tended to immediately due to inaccessibility, mold and mildew can form. You need to get the professionals involved right away. We provide certified emergency fire damage repair services for homes in Charlotte.
At Restoration 1, the fire damage repair team designs a plan for your home that ensures your property is 100% dry by using the best equipment in the industry. So call today!
“Our Restoration 1 Promise”
Our promise is that we will use the best materials and above code quality craftsmanship to restore your damaged property.
Restoration 1, in my experience, is a terrific company! An old dishwasher was, I thought, the cause of a flood of water on the kitchen floor, so I bought a new appliance. The culprit turned out to be a mouse who’d bitten a hole in the outflow tube! To repair the damage to the flooring underneath I was referred to a company who gave me a huge estimate (which they refused to reduce), so I looked online and, thank goodness, decided on Restoration 1. They came the next day, studied the situation, gave me a reasonable assessment saving me several hundred dollars, and began the drying and repair work, ending with much nicer flooring. They were professional, were on time, nice to deal with, and I highly recommend them.
- ASHLEYT M.
November 22 2018
Had a burst pipe in the attic that leaked into a couple bedrooms, the hallway and into part of the kitchen and living room. When I called Todd at Restoration 1 he answered the phone promptly, was very polite and professional, and answered all my questions. It was a Sunday and he said he’d be there in about 90min but made it in closer to an hour. He and a co-worker worked until nearly 10pm on Sun night to take care of the worst of the water. He came back daily for several days to some minor final clean up and to check the progress of the fans and dry out of our house. He was always very professional and very easy to work with. He contacted our insurance and dealt directly with them for the billing. The only downside is that they only do the cleaning/drying…not the repairs. However, if I had water damage in the future I would not hesitate to use them again.
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