Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
The first 48 hours after fire damage are the most important times to react to the recovery of the damaged structure and your personal content. An effective emergency response that quickly stabilizes the facility and ensures the recovery of as much of your property as possible. The acidic soot and smoke damage that is often produced when fires are extinguished accelerates the deterioration and corrosion of building components and vital assets. To compound the problem, fires are most frequently extinguished with dry chemicals or water. Plus, the toxic smoke odour left behind must be neutralized and deodorized.
What does fire damage restoration involve?
The fire damage restoration process includes mitigating damage, providing smoke damage cleanup and water restoration as quickly as possible after the damage first occurs. Aside from visible structural damage, contents inside the structure must be evaluated for recovery based on a number of factors.
Pillar’s fire restoration services can include:
- Emergency board-up
- Soot cleanup
- Film application
- Thermal deodorization
- and if needed, complete reconstruction.
Our team can also clean and treat HVAC systems to eliminate potentially harmful pollutants and remove the actual source of odours and other dangerous toxins that may circulate in your home.
Count on Pillar’s fire damage restoration services to answer your call.
reduce the amount of damage once the authorities declare the area safe
- Open all the windows and doors. The airflow will help push the smoke out of the rooms.
- Move all kids and pets out of the smoke-affected areas to prevent health risks. Smoke contains dangerous gases which could cause health problems.
- To prevent odors from settling in your house, open fridge and freezer doors (if unplagued) and pantry cabinets. Remove all the food.
- Make an inventory of your belongings. Document the damaged property and take plenty of pictures. You might need those for insurance records or fire investigations.
Do not try to clean anything by yourself. Do not use any electrical appliances. Call the restoration crew immediately. You might be unaware of toxic gases in your house, so only professionally equipped workers should handle any cleanup and reconstruction of your home.
How can I prevent or mitigate fire damage?
You can prevent fires by doing simple things such as cleaning the lint out of your drier or switching to fireless candles. Everyone should consider the fire risk in their homes and understand three key terms - prevention, mitigation, and restoration.
Fire mitigation defines the attempt to reduce or avoid loss of both life and property in case of fire. One way you could mitigate this disaster is by getting insurance which would help fund the proper restorations. When it comes to repairing fire-affected areas, it could only begin if the authorities declare the location safe. Smoke produced by fire or even the steps taken to put out the flame can cause more destruction than the blaze itself. This is why you need a team of experts to manage the fire-affected residence.
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I had water coming into my basement and had company after company investigating without finding the root cause. Finally I was connected with this company and immediately felt like someone actually cared about my house. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and took my concerns to heart. I really enjoyed working with them and had complete trust that they would take care of my house (and of course they did). They were always quick to answer my questions and make my situation a priority. They went above and beyond multiple times for my house and I could not recommend this company enough. I am so grateful for the time they spent repairing the issues. You will not regret working with Hany and his team 🙂
Overall the work they did was fantastic. Every time I go downstairs I am in awe. Bathroom looks great also. They even went to the trouble of matching the original paint colour, to perfection! Lastly, they became like family to me and I was sad to see them go, yesterday after they did several finishing touch's. They did nothing but give pride to the Pillar Restoration name.
I’d give a 100 star rating. I know, think it’s five? 💥💥💥💥💥 Not hard to enjoy their company. They all seemed to have special skill sets, but jumped into help the others when needed.Their “team “ work was obvious. Like I said they were like family, big brothers! I have some cards and will most definitely hand out!!
My house had a flood starting from my upstairs bathroom and had travelled down into the basement, right away I knew to call these guys because of recommendations I had been given and thank goodness I did. They moved quick, knew exactly what to do and started working right away. I’m happy that my house is finished just in time for the Christmas season and I couldn’t thank you guys enough!!
A great crew of guys on the job, their work was clean and professional. All'round happy with the quality and timeline of the large job at hand completed, and certainly pleased to have our home back with the help of Pillar restorations.
I’m very impressed with the response time after our flood in our basement. Hanye & Mathew were very professional and handled everything from the emergency work complete repairs in a timely professional manner. I would recommend this company to anyone that has a flood.
I called Pillar Restoration for a flood in my kitchen. I had water everywhere. They showed up with 30 min of my call! Removed water and treated my flooring. Saved me from replacing flooring on the whole first floor!!