Fire and smoke damage is very serious and can be emotionally taxing for all involved. Who can you trust to take care of you and your family? A good restoration company is vital. Let us discuss why Complete Detail is the answer for all Dayton, Ohio fire restoration needs.
What Does Fire/Smoke Restoration Involve?
- Emergency Contact
- Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
- Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
- Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
- Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
- Cleaning and Repair
About Complete Detail
Complete Detail is the Miami Valley’s Official Fire and Smoke Damage Service. Therefore, we are proud to assist home and business owners overcome disasters both large and small. Complete Detail has been proudly providing quality service to our community in Dayton, OH for over 15 years.
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Fire and Smoke Restoration Methods
Since smoke and soot can spread very fast through your property, Complete Detail will also work diligently to ensure valued possessions are restored. In addition, Complete Detail will do everything to comfort you while we make the process as smooth as possible. In the meantime, our fire and soot damage experts will work carefully with your insurance provider. Since issues can persist long into the future if not properly addressed, it is important to call someone who can help!
To be sure, we provide emergency assistance for commercial and residential properties effected by smoke damage. Smoke odor removal requires many different products, and equipment. For example, we use HEPA air filtration, Vapor-Tech deodorization machines, and thermal foggers. In addition, a fast drying sealer to remove odors is used. To be sure, much more is involved, but our smoke odor removal company will respond to any smoke odor in the Dayton, Ohio area.
About Our Fire and Smoke Damage Services in Dayton
First, we do an assessment of the fire damage to ensure minimal additional damage. We understand that there are ongoing risks after the fire has been put out. This means we can take the necessary measures immediately. After the initial assessment, we begin the restoration of your property. Call us anytime with questions at (937) 507-2927.
What Should you do After a Fire?
- Contact your insurance agent– Contact your insurance company right away and ask them what to do first.
- Take care of yourself and your family– Contact your local disaster relief service, they will help you find food, clothing, medicine and a place to stay. You have a big job ahead of you. Get plenty of rest, and ask for help. Do not try to do it all alone.
- Get Finances in order– Contact your landlord or mortgage lender. It is also important you get in touch with your credit card company to report credit cards that were lost in the fire. Save all of your receipts for any money you spend, these receipts may be needed later by the insurance company, and you will need them to prove losses claimed on your tax return.
The Complete Detail Difference
- Free Fire and Smoke Damage Estimates
- Licensed & Insured
- 24/7 Emergency Fire and Smoke Damage Availability
- Family Owned & Operated
- IICRC Certified & Insured
- We Work with Insurance
- Initial Response Under 60 Minutes
Does Insurance Cover Fire Damage and Restoration?
Most of the time, homeowners insurance will pay for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property due to a fire. Although fire coverage is usually included in policies, there are certain exclusions. Call your agent if you have further questions.
How Much Does Smoke and Fire Restoration Cost?
Each situation is different and one fire restoration project can differ greatly from another. Typical costs for clean-up after a fire can range anywhere from $3,000 and $26,000. Although, if you are only looking for smoke remediation the cost will be anywhere between $200 to $1,000. It all depends on the furniture, clothing and anything else that needs to be cleaned.
Important Fire Safety Reminders
- Do not try to turn on water, gas or any other utility unless otherwise directed by the fire department.
- Do not enter your damaged home or apartment unless the fire department says it is safe.
- It is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.
When is Something Considered Damaged by Smoke?
Smoke does so much more than stain walls and make your home smell bad. It contains acidic compounds that corrode metals and can etch glass. It can have serious effects you’re your physical health and damage your belongings. When is something considered damaged? In order to understand more fully how smoke effects a home and the damage it can cause, let’s consider an outline of the smoke damage process and what can happen if smoke damage isn’t taken care of properly and quickly
- In minutes, smoke will settle into soot. Soot will cause permanent discoloration of any porous material it lands on. Discoloration can also be made on materials like marble, alabaster and most plastics found in a household.
- Since soot is acidic, in hours it can start to corrode metal and tarnish appliances, electronics and many other belongings.
- Painted walls will become stained as well as clothing.
- Fiberglass bathroom fixtures will begin to yellow, along with many other appliances, such as washer, dryer or refrigerator.
- Grout lines between tile will also begin to stain (it’s also porous) and will eventually need to be replaced.
- Wooden furniture will most likely need to be refinished, as well as flooring.
- Any carpet in the home will be permanently yellow and smoke removal will be basically impossible in a few days.
- Silver is irreparably corroded and even glass, crystal, and china become etched.
Why is Smoke Dangerous?
If you expose yourself to smoke and soot you may experience irritation of the skin and eyes. It can also cause damage through inhalation or ingestion. Since airborne soot particles aren’t visible, you may be affected and not even know you’ve been in contact with it. Once soot enters your blood stream, it can cause several health problems. A few can be, respiratory issues, shortness of breath, bronchitis, asthma, or much worse. The affects can have even more long term and severe effects on infants and toddlers who are still developing their respiratory systems.
Smoke and soot not only smell bad and look terrible, but as we are seeing, can affect your health in a negative way. Therefore, it is so important to take care of smoke damage as soon as you possibly can. Don’t delay in calling a professional restoration company. Also, this is NOT something that should be cleaned up on your own and without the proper equipment, knowledge and experience.
Odor Caused by Smoke
After a fire, a homeowner is overwhelmed to say the least. As we have discussed, smoke and soot can damage property and belongings. Can anything be done to fix the smell?
The good news is, there is a solution to smoke odor! Remember that the most important step is getting to the source of the smell and removing it. Below we will discuss just three deodorization techniques used to get your home smelling clean and fresh.
- Ozone Machines
- This method destroys bacteria molecules that produce the smoke odor. Ozone is made up of 3 oxygen atoms which allows itself to become attached to other molecules and change the actual structure of the molecules. We know, it sounds complicated, but the end result is the end to smoke odor!
- HEPA Filtration
- HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air, this system works at removing odors by filtering the air. Bad odor particles are filtered out to ensure clean air safe for breathing is all that is left behind.
- Thermal Fogging
- A thermal fogger rids air of odor by neutralizing all odor particles. This is most commonly used for after a fire to rid a home of smoke odors.
If interested in contacting us, call at (937) 507-2927. You may also wish to visit our Contact Us web page to make and appointment.