Fire and Smoke Damage
Of all the different types of damage a home or business can sustain, few are as devastating as fire damage. Fire damage costs home and business owners billions of dollars every year. A fire can totally destroy a property in minutes, and even a small fire can cause thousands of dollars in damage if not discovered quickly. Not only is fire devastating by itself, but it most often comes along with a host of other problems, most notably smoke and water damage, that can occur during the initial response. Fire can be a destructive, destabilizing force, and water as well as the smell and soot of smoke can permeate a whole house—not just the areas where the fire occurred. It is important to get a restoration team on the scene quickly, to determine the best course of action to prevent further damage from water and smoke. Water damage in particular worsens in direct proportion to how long it is allowed to sit untreated. Our service professionals are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have access to prompt, professional service when you need it most.
Nobody wants to live or work in an environment that has been contaminated by the odors associated with fire—not to mention the potentially harmful chemical compounds that could have been released into the air during the incident. We at Flood Pros of NY will never use harmful chemicals to mask one smell with another. We address the source of the problem to ensure a thorough cleaning and deodorization process that will leave your home or business in the same condition it had before the damage occurred—not merely deodorized, but odor free. The aftercare in many situations is just as, if not more, important than the initial response to the fire. Latent damage can occur in the precious hours following the immersion of your property. Water seeps, it spreads, and once it begins to stagnate it can cause a host of new hazards. Mold can be a particularly harmful and tenacious problem—it is far better to treat the site quickly to ensure that it does not get a foothold.
The longer you wait to call professional help, the longer the complete restoration of your property will take. Every hour that passes results in further damage and loss, not only to your property but to the valuable items inside. Fire damage restoration needs to begin as soon as the building is deemed safe to enter. It is important to note that this assessment can only be made by professionals, and at no point should you attempt to remediate the problem yourself. Our technicians are experienced in working in and around fire damaged homes, and possess the proper training and equipment necessary to properly stabilize a scene, clean up damage, and begin the process of repairing and restoring your property.
Firefighters use both water and foam in their efforts to extinguish a blaze, and those agents can combine with soot and ash that stains and seeps into everything it touches. Smoke odor and soot can cause problems long after the initial fire has been put out, leaving behind an oily residue that is very resistant to cleaning. In the minutes immediately following the fire, the residue from this acidic soot can cause the discoloration of plastics and other surfaces. It is difficult to remove from any even mildly porous surface, and certain materials like marble countertops can be permanently marred. In the hours that follow, that oily, acidic, sooty residue can cause permanent discoloration of fixtures and unprotected metals, as well as carpeting, furniture, and appliances. Mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, further complicating the clean up process, and delaying your return to the normal routine.
While odors may generate from different sources such as soot, mold, or water damage, the basics of deodorization remain the same. Flood Pros of NY uses state of the art equipment to identify the odor’s source before decontamination and/or removal of all affected materials. We pride ourselves in the full and complete restoration of all environments affected by the fire, mold, and soot. Not only do we provide immediate post-care following the incident, but we will document every step of our restoration, and the after care that takes place in the days that follow. At Flood Pros of NY we can eliminate unpleasant odors using cleaning products that fight odors more efficiently than most ozone and carbon deodorization processes. In the case of water damage, we can eliminate the musty odor associated with mold and mildew as well as improve the air quality of the home.
No other company can offer the same level of professional water damage and other areas of restoration experience, and our team of experts is fully licensed and insured, as well as IICRC certified. We work directly with your insurance adjuster to reduce your out-of-pocket costs, no matter what the circumstances, ensuring you prompt and professional service. In many cases, the severity of the problem grows in direct proportion to how quickly an expert can respond, that’s why Flood Pros of NY offers same-day emergency service to lessen the long-term damage to your home or business.
Why Choose Us?
- Free Estimates
- Available 24/7
- 60 Minute Rapid Response
- Fully Licensed And Insured
- We Work With Your Insurance Company
Flood Pros of NY helped us put our home and our life back together after a house fire that ravaged most of our downstairs. They provided excellent service and quality work, even helping calm us down. We can’t thankful enough for everything they did.Mike H.