Why Choose Us
We understand that after the smoke clears and the ashes have fallen, the damage is just beginning. Our professional restoration technicians are always time conscious. They know that damage increases and restoration costs escalate the longer neutralization, corrosion control and cleaning is delayed.
- We provide 24 hour emergency service starting with boarding up any necessary affected areas.
- We will bill your insurance company directly
- Residential & Commercial properties served
- Serving Sonoma, Marin, Napa & Lake Counties
After the Smoke Clears
Fire and smoke restoration experts can help you get your home and furnishings back to a “pre-loss” condition. To refurbish a smoke or fire damaged home and return it to its original condition, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends that you contact a professional who is certified in fire and smoke damage restoration. Property owners may be tempted to perform complete clean up on their own, but many times this can make conditions worse.
Our 4 Step Process
Cleaning up soot residue must be done as quickly as possible. During combustion soot residue is carried by humidity, volatile vapors and air currents to surfaces throughout a structure and deposited. This deposition process occurs repeatedly until combustion ends, with soot residue building up on surfaces layer-by-layer.
By the time restoration technicians arrive, the hardened, lacquer-like soot residue may be quite difficult to dissolve and remove.
In addition to the removal of residue, ridding your home of its smoky odor is necessary. We will:
- Remove the source of the odor, including unsalvageable debris that contributes to odor generation and recontamination of cleaned and deodorized areas.
- Containment to protect unaffected areas from demolition.
- Physical removal of odor causing residue through cleaning of salvageable surfaces and items. Recreate the conditions of odor penetration and apply an appropriate odor counterbalance. This is accomplished with direct application of deodorants, or by generating a deodorizing fog that seeks out and combines with the odor causing substances.
- Finally, seal salvageable surfaces that are inaccessible or slightly scorched – not only for aesthetic purposes, but primarily to encapsulate odor and prevent progressive recontamination.